Caitlin has been lucky to qualify for the Junior Handling semi-finals every year since she started handling. As it is so far to go we promised that she would be able to take part in the semi's when she was 16. This year we went down! Guilford on the saturday for the JHA semi- fiinal and on the Sunday Fort William for a local show in total 1300 miles.
Caitlin was given a fantastic 4th place at Richmond. Then at Fort William Solo was BOB and group 4. Inka BOB and group 2. A lot of miles travelled but we all had fun.
Caitlin had a good weekend although she missed her breed class with Solo she was placed VHC in YKC on the saturday. On the sunday she borrowed an Austrailan Shepherd Dog and won the YKC class. She also had a go at the YKC biathalon, Solo did really good heel work on the lead but decided that there could be lots more fun to be had outside the ring so spent most of his time out there. Caitlin was then given a shot of a Mittel for her handling section and won it!
Solo celebrated his 1st birthday on the 4th July. Caitlin took him along to Bon Accord show in Aberdeen on the 3rd July and was really pleased with him as he won BOB, Best Terrier also Best Terrier puppy. Not bad for his last day in puppy!
Dad, Caitlin and I were at Border Union Yesterday. Caitlin got VHC with solo in Puppy Dog and was shortlisted in a big junior handling class although not placed. I was handling poppy dog and was 2rd in AVNSC Terrier/hound/gundog post grad bitch, did not get anything in JH.
We have been to a few shows recently and both Caitlin and Glenn have enjoyed some success in their handling classes.Caley show in Edinburgh Caitlin was 1st in both her junior handling classes while Glenn had 2 2nds in his he now has to move up to Caitlin's class.
Solo has so far this year won 3 minor puppy classes, got a puppy group 1,2 and 4.
Bramble and Glenn were 2nd in Terrier veteran and 3rd in Junior handling with his friends Ria and Jasper winning his class and Kirsty and Ruby 4th also Chloe although not placed did really well as she had never taken place in the handling before.
Caitlin and Solo also had a very good day with 1st in Minor puppy and puppy group 2. Also in the handling class was very happy with her 2nd to Becky.
Ceilidh really enjoyed her day out with BOB and group 3.
Due to the ever ending severe weather we are not risking going to planned dog shows, Ceilidh above is enjoying the snow!!
We decided that we could clip the horses this is Francis with her owner Kate.
Caitlin with the probelm pony Honey!! What a joy she is turning out to be, stood like a pro to be clipped then off round the field with Caitlin to show her clip off!! Hopefully we will be dogshowing next weekend although we hope the weather will warm up a bit as it is the auction mart in Inverurie for the show.
Today we should have been at the first dogshow of the year. We are still having lots of snow and the road between us and Aviemore was not good yesterday so we thought we would not take the risk!! So Caitlin decided that we would all go out with the horses, I am on Saracen you can just see his ear!!