Saturday, 27 December 2008

Livingston at Bathgate Sports Centre

Today we got the chance to try mums christmas present, a sat nav! Even with the sat nav she still missed the turn-off for the a9 before aviemore!!! It was livingston at Bathgate.

I was first in the ring with Bramble(Lakeland Terrier) and got a 3rd. I also got Best Veteran Terrier with Bramble.

Then I was in with Tilly and got 2nd.
Mum and Nannie were in NSC terrier graduate, Poppy was 2nd and Rowan 4th.

Jodie was there and was 3rd then 1st in Molly's breed classes.

Becky was there too showing Sunny and although not placed did really well in the breed class.

Then it was Junior handling.
I was 3rd with Bramble in the 6-11

Jodie won her class and then was BJH.

Becky was 2nd to Jodie with Meeve this was a really hard class and both did extremly well with Jodi qualifing for the SKC finals

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas

Check out this video we got off The EFG site.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Ceilidh goes Gold

Last night was the Good Citizens test night at our local club "Spey Valley Dog Training Club"
There was 100% pass rate for the Bronze and a really high pass rate for Silver and Gold. We are very pleased to be able to say that Ceilidh passed her Gold test. I would like to thank Sue for being photographer.

Monday, 8 December 2008

New Champion

Ch Jeonty Hasaceilidh with Karensbrae Sh Cm (subject to kennel club confirmation)

Ceilidh was rewarded her 3rd CC from Allan Stephenson.

This is the first Champion in the Karensbrae kennel. Also the first Glen of Imaal Champion in Scotland!!! It was definitely worth the 18 hour return journey. Ceilidh was also given the best opposite sex award with her brother Buster going Best in Show. We were lucky to be able to take the train down to Stirling and travel down to Sheffield with Roberta and her puppy Findlay.

Ch Jeonty Wannabe Buster

Sunday was the Glen of Imaal Association Champion show, we are very pleased to send our congratulatons Buster and Jean.

(subject to kennel club conformation). This adds to his impressive list of international Ch status.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Grunge Fairies

Spey Valley Dog training christmas party.

Caitlin and Ceilidh went along as the grunge fairies!!!

They got 3rd place.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Snow Dogs

Todays walk was fun!!

Caitlin Almost fell head first into a puddle but dad was not quick enough with the camera.

Molly came along sporting her weatherbeta coat. Fergus was trying to get his ears to look like Jana but the picture is too dark to make out.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

The Turnout

Glenn Here!Mum Is currently sitting i'm listening to music while uploading photo's...But back to the post!

The turnout was phenominal,about 62 Young People.Split into three groups for all of the disciplines,we all got into group photo's.Above in the centre are all 3 groups.See if you Can spot Me,Caitlin Forbes,Caitlin Leiper, Erin Logie And Jodie Buchannan!

All The Work Of Glenn Forbes, Loving son to Mum, Karen Forbes.

SKC Junior Training Seminar

Today was the first seminar for juniors that the SKC has held for a long time. Both Caitlin and Glenn got up at 5am to pack the car and leave. Jodie had a slightly more adventurous journey due to the lack of petrol(although they did not run out). The temperature was -4.5 when we left Garmouth a went below -11 on the way down. The venue was freezing(And The Portaloo's Were Frozen Solid!!) but there was a fantastic turnout about 60 young handlers of all stages for Handling, obedience and agility. All participants got the chance to try all. The SKC hope to be able to have a team that can take part in triathlon eventually. Caitlin, Jodie and Glenn had fun in all the disciplines.

7.30 on the A9 this morning. Are we mad or what!!!

Can you spot the stag?

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Snow !!!

Glenn, Molly and Ceilidh decided at 8 am to have fun in the snow!!

Saturday, 22 November 2008


Unfortunately we didnt manage to get down to land o burns dogshow because of the weather. Fergus has just come in out of the cold, we are 5 minutes away from the coast heres how he came in.. A few bits of snow on his face.
( Fergus says.. I think it is snowing mum!!)

Caitlin and Glenn xx

Friday, 31 October 2008

Dogs out in the field.

Ceilidh enjoying the freedom!!!

Fergus and Ceilidh

Fergus attempts to keep up!!!!


We may be old but can still manage a run!!!

Banff, Moray and Nairn

On Saturday we went along to our local show 15 minutes away. Caitlin helped by handling Rowan and Fergus. Although Fergus was not placed in Veteran he was 3rd to Ceilidh in the NSC terrier open. Rowan was 4th and Poppy was 2nd in NSC terrier Post Graduate. Glenn was asked to handle Pheobe in the Post Graduate class and did really well to get a 4th. In the Westie open class Glenn and Tilly got 2nd to the Best in Show winner. Caitlin handled Leo (Lhasa Apso) to 3rd place. Bella (black Lab) to 2nd place. Caitlin borrowed Leo for the Junior handling as got a well deserved 4th place from a large class.

After a long and very busy day Glenn got the chance to compete on his own merits. He won the 6-11 years junior handler. Ria did very well and was place 2nd. Well done both of you!!!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Here comes trouble!!! XD

A couple of days after Caitlin sold Crunchie she bought Honey. Honey is a 4 year old New Forest mare. She was not backed so the work began. Caitlin has now sat on Honey's back with tack. ( At last!!) sorry about the colour clash!!!


Caitlin got Crunchie 3 years ago. Her successes with him have been in showjumping, x-country and excelling in dressage. After a very successful summer Crunchie went to new owners not too far away. Their best win was Supreme Working Hunter Champion at Strathisla summer show 2008.

Poppy finishes her puppy year on a high

Oneva Erica with Karensbrae (Poppy)

Best Terrier Puppy Bonn Accord July 2008
Best Terrier Puppy Turriff August 2008
Best Puppy in Show Lochaber and District October 2008
Best Puppy in Match October 2008

Monday, 20 October 2008

Junior Handlers

Glenn has started his handling career with some success. 2nd at Perth, 1st at Arbroath both time having a shot of Bramble a Lakeland terrier. At our club match he won Best Junior Handler pushing Caitlin into 2nd place.

Caitlin has been enjoying her showing career with her best win being Scottish Junior Handler of the Year 2007. As Tilly was in season she had to take along her 8 month old puppy Kia.

Meet the Dogs

Rowan, Inka and Poppy

Rowan and Poppy have been the lastest arrivals. They arrived just before christmas 2007 in time for the snow. Bred by Doreen Newman-Bright. Mum has Rowan and Inka in her name and I have had the joy of owning and handling Poppy (it has been different!!!!)

Kia, Inka and Tilly.

Kia and Tilly are daughter and mother and are shown by Caitlin, both are home bred. Inka came to the kennel 2005 from Sally Brown.

Jeonty Hasaceilidh with Karensbrae Sh CM (Ceilidh)

Ceilidh came from Jean Rodgers in 2003, she is the first glen to get her show certificate of merit and has 2 CC's with her litter brother Buster also sitting on 2 CC's, her other litter brother Tommy gained his 3rd ticket at Wales.

Bronydon Barney Mac of Karensbrae (Fergus)

Fergus came along in 2001 from Mike and Von Brown, he has done well in the ring and is a pleasure to have in the house. Fergus is very much our clown.

Romainville Blue Velvet (Molly)

Molly came to me from Kathy George in 1996, we have had a lot of fun together in the ring and very occasionally still honours as with her presence at shows.