Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Update April 2011

 Update (its been a while!)

Well this month has been very busy, so busy infact I have got so behind with writing any updates and even my agility zone magazine articles, although I have got that done now!

I have been in Norway, Czech Republic, Sweden as well as TAG show and Lincoln shows. We also had the selection day for the Great Britain EO (European Open) team.

So on the results front:

I am going to Austria as part of team GB! Jack made 3 clears out of 4, and we qualified along with some other excellent handlers and dogs. It will be a exciting team that we are taking to the EO!

Scott had a jumping 1st at Lincoln, and a 5th in the EO class getting points for next years selection date!

At TAG, I managed another jumping win with Scott in 6and7Combined, and Jack managed a 2nd & 3rd in Agility grade 7 and Jumping grade 7.

From 21st April to the 24th April I was at Gasahoppet show in Malmo Sweden. I was judging at the show and designed/judged the Class 3 agility (Sat) and Jumping course (Sun).

Above Class 3 Jumping
Above Class 3 Ag
The courses proved to be quite trickey but fun, fast and tested some of the skills I like to see at the highest level of the sport.

I had a super time in Sweden with some great people, however I am looking forward to being at home for a bit now and running my dogs in the shows coming up!

I will upload a video soon, have some of Scott and Jacks rounds to upload!


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Back home!


I am back home after 2 days of judging and 2 days of seminars in the Czech Republic. It went really well but I am also pleased to be back and training my dogs ready for some shows here in the UK!


Above is a link to a video that was taken during the seminars, its also on my LGT Facebook wall (there is a hint to 'like' if you dont already!)

Lincoln show this weekend, and the EO selection day Saturday with Jack.



Thursday, 7 April 2011

Here in the Czech Republic


Today I flew from Birmingham to Prague (via Amsterdam) and drove for 3 hours to the South East region of the Czech Republic.

I am here until next Wednesday Judging at the weekend and then doing two seminar days on Monday & Tuesday. I was here last year and we had a great weekend, so it is nice to be back!

Will keep some updates posted here as I have the internet etc.



Monday, 4 April 2011

Leaving Norway (a day late!)


Yesterday was the second day of the show at Tonsberg, I judged the un-official classes yesterday. Lars Bang was judging the official classes.

I was due to fly from Torp (Oslo) to Liverpool at 17.10pm last night.. at 22.00pm I was just back at Birgittes house after hours in the airport with a cancelled flight. Lucky for Lars, his plane departed later that night amongst a host of delays and diversions because of the extream fog.

Number one for custormer service Ryanair gave me a seat on todays afternoon flight (15.45 Monday) but I was lucky, at least I had somewhere to stay the night, unlike most of the passengers, some of who I know slept there last night!

It has been a really good few days in Tonsberg and I enjoyed judging as well as the training earlier in the week.

Now I will hopefully arrive back in the UK tonight, and swiftly leave again Thursday for the Czech Republic!

Some pics from the lovely venue at the show!


Saturday, 2 April 2011

Norway Tonsberg Training & Judging


I am currently in Tonsberg Norway judging at the Tonsberg show. Today (Saturday) I judged class 1,2&3 Small & class 1,2&3 Medium aswell as a team event.

The later part of this week was spent in Tonsberg doing training seminars. Thursday it snowed all day, but I was outside doing seminars, not put off by the weather! I arrived Wednesday and am leaving back for home Sunday afternoon.

Tomorrow daytime I am judging again at the show. Tomorrow I have class 12&3 Ag & Jumping aswell as an Open Class, but it is unofficial classes for me to judge. Today I was judging the official classes.