News July - December 2009

Midland ESS Championship Show

On Sunday 1st November 2009, myself with Harvey, Ash, Jazz and Fay, travel with our friend Lesley, and her 2 girls Isla and Eula to the Midland ESS Championship show. We arrive to pounding rain - lovely!

Today was Ash's (Woodspa Ash) first ever show and he was in Minor Puppy Dog, and delighted us by winning. Ash is in the photo to the right. Dad to Ash and Eula is Harvey

Harvey was a respectable 4th in Limit dog, Jazz did well and was 2nd in Puppy Bitch, and Fay was 3rd in Open Bitch

Lesley had a super day with Eula, winning Minor Puppy Bitch (she is the litter sister to Ash) and went onto win Reserve Best Puppy in show - Well done to them.


Midland Counties

Sunday 25th October, a trip to Stafford to go under gundog judge Tom Graham.

I took Harvey and Ginny. But first up was Arthur (Meadowdale Alabama Slammer at Acregate) he was the star today, by winning a super Junior class - Well done to Jenny and Arthur.

Harvey was 2nd in the biggest class of the day - Limit dog, and GInny was 3rd in Junior bitch.

So not a bad day in all


South Western ESS Open Show

I was delighted and honoured to judge the SWESS Open Show on the 18th October 2009.

It was a lovely show, and I had super dogs to judge.

Photo to the left shows BIS (left), RBIS (middle) & BPIS (right)

Thank you to the committee of the show and the exhibitors for making my judging so enjoyable

Gundog Of Wales

Wednesday 14th October, saw another early mid week show. This time taking Harvey, Ginny & Fay. It was a stunningly beautiful day, most unexpected for October.

Harvey was 2nd in a very strong Limit class, GInny was 3rd in Junior and Fay in the strongest class of bitches for a long time was 5th in Open Bitch - Our judge today was John Thirlwell (Ferndell)

Harvey was also 2nd in the Open Stakes

South Wales

Thursday 8th October, I head to Buith Wells in Wales for the South Wales Championship Show. Taking Harvey, Jazz and Flora.

Harvey won the Limit dog class and we were delighted to win the RCC

Jazz won the Puppy bitch class going onto win 'Best Puppy in Breed' - Then Gundog Puppy Group 3' - Photo right of the principle winners

Flora won a 3rd place in Open Bitch - Our judge today was Sue Aston (Tasa)

A link to see a page dedicated to Jazz



Well off we went again, Harvey and Ginny up north to Darlington. It was a beautiful day again.

Harvey won the Limit class and got down to the last 3 in the Challenge. Ginny won a 2nd place in Junior.

Eula (Woodspa Eucalyptus) who is Harvey's daughter, was at her very first show, and she won the Minor puppy bitch class - well done Lesley and Eula.

Jenny and Arthur (Meadowdale Alabama Slammer at Acregate) had a wonderful win in the Junior stakes winning on the day, and then has to challenge the other 2 day winners, and he was runner up - brilliant win for Jenny and Arthur.

Photo right is of Eula winning her class.


My birthday!

14th July was my birthday and as a present I was given a 1-2-1 session with a professional photographer - to help my photography skills!!!

Really enjoyed my day, even if I did get soaked! Here are some of the shots taken afterwards to put into practice what I had learnt. Still a long way to go, but hopefully getting there.

Quality is not as good as the originals, asthey have been very reduced to go onto the web.