News January & February 2013


Yorkshire Gundog Open Show

Sunday 24th February 2013, another great day for the Meadowdale kennel.

Jennie and Arthur (Meadowdale Alabama Slammer of Acregate SHCM) head off to Yorkshire Gundog Open Show.

Under breed specialist Helen Merry, Arthur is awarded 'Best of Breed'. ighted to hear that he went onto win - BEST IN SHOW

Well done Jennie and Arthur, on your super win, photo of Jennie and Arthur at the show to the right

Southern ESSS Club Championship Show

Saturday 23rd February 2013 - Well WHAT A DAY!

I head off to the Southern Championship Show with Banjo, Chaos and Jinx.

Banjo and Chaos were first up, both in the Limit Dog class. Banjo was being handled by Bev (thanks Bev) and I took in Chaos. Delighted when Chaos won the lovely class.

Then came time to challenge for the DCC, Thrilled when the judge awarded Chaos his first CC, Sh Ch Trimere Thriller was awarded the RDCC (photo on the right of Chaos and James)

Jinx was a respectable 3rd in Junior bitch also winning Maiden and Novice, so she is now qualified for Crufts next year!

Chaos was back in for the 'BEST IN SHOW' award against a beautiful bitch. The bitch won BIS and I was delighted to be awarded Reserve Best In Show!!!!
What a day - our Judge was Susan King (Parkcrest) A huge thank you to you.

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Isle of Ely Open Show

Saturday 2nd February, I head off again to Godmanchester, this time the show was 'Isle of Ely'.

Taking Chaos and Jinx, we had a long wait for our breed to be judged, finally getting in the ring at about 2pm!

Had a lovely day again, with Chaos winning 'Best of Breed' and going on to win Gundog Group 3.

JInx won 'Best Puppy' and again went onto win Puppy Gundog Group 2

So another super day, if damn cold!

City of Cambridge Open Show

The good news keeps coming in 2013....

Sunday 27th January 2013, I take Chaos and Jinx to City of Cambridge Open Show, held at Godmanchester.

Jinx did me proud winning the Junior class.

Chaos won the Open class

Chaos was declared 'Best of Breed', and Jinx declared Reserve Best of Breed and Best Puppy - way to go Jinx

So deligthed when Chaos won a strong Gundog Group. And Jinx was awarded Puppy Group 4. Our breed and group judge was mrs Christine Morgan

Then the long wait for BIS again! But well worth the wait, as Chaos was awared

2012 03 16 - chaos winning at Southern Champ Show

Delighted with the judges critique of Chaos at the 'City of Cambridge' Open Show:

GUNDOG GROUP G1 Eyeington's Meadowdale Chaos, a fine example of an ESS & typifying the Standard, this dog headed a very good group. He totally filled my eye when posed with his flowing lines & strong compact body displaying the slight raciness that sets the ESS apart from the rest of the spaniel family, his balance is apparent as he stands most comfortably to show off his many attributes, his head is very handsome with a beautiful almond shaped eye giving him such a gentle expression & reflecting his obvious friendly biddable nature, strong neck flows into well laid shoulders, his depth & spring of rib give him plenty of heart & lung room, well muscled loins add to his strength of body, broad moderate hindquarters, movement is totally reflective of his construction with an easy stride & precise footfall, displays his obvious type by swinging his forelegs straight forward from the shoulder, going away he shows a very clean pair of heels, turned out to absolute perfection & totally at one with his handler. I could not fault his performance. In the BIS ring he stormed his way to the top. BIS

Manchester Championship Show

Sunday 20th January 2013, a very cold and snowy day.

Delight that Sue and Rye (Meadowdale Riot is Madaza) brother to our Chaos, had a fabulous day, winning the RCC (photo right of Rye)

Going onto win the SB Stakes as well

Great day for you Sue

Really well done

Sorry we weren't there to cheer you on

2012 04 29 - Rye at WELKS

Essex Field Trial Society

On Monday 14th January Steve has a long way to travel to his one and only 'Field Trial' of the year. It must have taken all of 5 mins to get there!!!

Taking Della, It was a cold day, with snow on the way. Scenting for the dogs was not good.

Della performed well to be award a 'COM'