Venue: Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, NorthYorkshire HG4 1UG
Judge: Mr M. Hollingsbee (Otterwood)
Entries: 137 making 139
I would like to thank my stewards Lesley and Peter Armstrong-Rodgers for the excellent way they controlled the ring in a peaceful and confident way ensuring a good natured atmosphere to reign.
The exhibitors also deserve thanks for entering and accepting my decisions in a sporting way and spectators applauding each class in turn.
The quality of the majority of the exhibits was good but some of them had suspect front movement which seems to be common in certain Borders.
Best Of Breed: TG4, Brumberhill Backatcha
RDCC: Howthwaite in Voice
BCC: CH Ravenside Calima
Best Puppy: TPG2, Yorkpiece Fiery Lucifer
Best Veteran: CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
10 years old grizzle in excellent condition, correct front construction, good tail set, excellent front and rear movement, a worthy winner.
2nd - Port/INT CH Kersfell Chorister (Mrs M Sneddon)
7 year old grizzle, very nice shaped head, movement OK but not as good as one. Lovely condition with a nice coat and pelt.
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Yorkpiece Fiery Lucifer (Mrs J L Lee)
8 month old blue and tan of top quality, excellent movement front and rear, a little frisky on the table but found out afterwards that it was his first show. Excellent movement both front and rear, correct harsh coat and pliable pelt. Best Puppy in Breed. Pleased to see that he was placed 2nd in a very strong Terrier Puppy Group
2nd - Lairehope Starman (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
7 month old grizzle, nice movement front and rear, balanced profile with a pleasant expression
3rd - Oakyard Outspoken (Mr J Parry)
Res - Whittonglebe Kaiser (Mr G R Sugars)
VHC - Skyeisla Blue Reflection (Mr D Haugh)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Chorbeck Move To The Music (Mrs H Haughton)
11 month old grizzle, straight rear movement but a little loose in front, nice front construction, harsh coat and pliable pelt, level topline
2nd - Brankell Big Break For Grindelvald (Mrs M Bailey)
11 month old grizzle, correct movement front and rear, front construction a little upright, moved well, good coat and pelt.
3rd - Achouffe McKay's Fable (Mrs S McKay)
Res - Bonosue Mr Bojangles (Mr I A Hardman)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st - Brumberhill Backatcha (Mr S A Mcpherson)
13 month old grizzle of top quality, outstanding front construction, level top line leading to a lovely carrot shaped tail. He has an excellent harsh coat with thick undercoat. His movement front and rear was exceptional. Delighted to award him Dog Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed. Proud to hear that he was awarded Terrier Group 4 out of a group containing 23 Best of Breed winners.
2nd - Mcbrock Eclipse (Mr & Mrs J R Mann)
slightly younger dog of very good quality and unfortunate to meet the winner today. Balanced movement front and rear with well muscled rear legs. Good top line and an excellent coat and pelt.
3rd - Hartswelin Veritas With Oatberry (Mrs K Tuffin)
Res - Howthwaite Gentil Duke At Tilmoray (Mrs M Small)
VHC - Cedarhill Melt In The Mouth (Mrs C Dean)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Southash Blue Jasper (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Blue and Tan, nice front construction and strong rear, excellent profile, level top line leading to well set on tail, good coat and pelt, balanced mover both ways.
2nd - Northborders Marlon Brando JW (Miss J North)
grizzle, close decision between 1 and 2, excellent top line and rear assembly, good front with prominent fore chest, quality coat and thick pelt, moved well both ways
3rd - Glen Mara Oh Viedo At Kersfell (Mrs M Sneddon)
Res - Skyeisla Teton (Miss K Haugh)
VHC - Lairehope Bear Bejewelled (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 2
1st - Stowthorney Wicker Man JW (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
I have competed against this dog many times and I now realise why he does so well. Dark grizzle dog with a very good coat probably the best on show today, Excellent front and top line, moved well both ways, very nice attractive head.
2nd - Cashelrock Black Bush (Mr K H & Mrs D Moore)
grizzle, good all round construction, very nice coat and pliable pelt, moved well.
3rd - Fisherbloom All Eyez On Me (Mrs G Maskell)
Res - Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
VHC - Glen Mara Oh Viedo At Kersfell (Mrs M Sneddon)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere JW (Mr S Pollit)
grizzle dog with level top line, strong rear with good angulation, good in profile, well balanced, excellent coat and pelt, nice front construction.
2nd - Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony JW (Miss J Hughes)
strong grizzle, narrow front and moved with drive, very good coat, level top line, alert expression
3rd - Cedarhill Authorisation (Mrs J Alpe)
Res - Dandyhow Captain Morgan (Mrs K Irving)
VHC - Otterpaws Mountain High (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Howthwaite in Voice (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
a quality dog with a good length of body, excellent front and rear structure, moved with drive and straight front and rear, very good coat and pelt (Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate)
2nd - Lairehope Highland Chief Of Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
similar comments apply to this dog and it was difficult to separate them for quality/
3rd - CH Tythrop Timepiece (Mrs J L Lee)
Res - CH Bandicoot Doc Martin (Ms V L K Docwra)
VHC - Raleniro Second Time Around ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1st - Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro ShCM VW (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
almost 10 years old grizzle with a good Border Terrier profile, coat in excellent condition, moved well
2nd - Wings of Speed at Otterpaws (Miss Dixon)
7 year old blue and tan, good front and rear construction and with a level top line. Rather heavy in coat.
3rd - Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Blackmine Blue Pearl At Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
7 month old blue and tan, very good front and rear movement and went with drive, nice coat and pelt, attractive face.
2nd - Ravenside Caught By The Wind (Mr M Lowry)
7 month old grizzle, a nice looking puppy with a good coat. Moved fairly well but front movement very loose. Should tighten up with maturity and exercise
3rd - Whittonglebe Keira (Mr G & Mrs H Mckenzie)
Res - Lairehope Ocean Charm (M P & Mrs K Lothian)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
1st - Carrock Curiosity (Ms J Fawcett)
grizzle 12 months old on first day of the show, excellent top line and front construction, very good coat, moved well with drive around the ring.
2nd - Tojamatt Ann Brandreth (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
9 month old grizzle, correct tail set, strong body with good length, moved well.
3rd - Goldenmill Harvest Fantasy (Mr T & Mrs J Willmitt)
Res - Southash Kiss Me Kate (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
VHC - Otterpaws Red Red Wine (Mrs J M Dixon)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 2
What a quality class of Junior bitches. Any one of ten could have won this. Unfortunately there were not enough cards for all deserving dogs to get one.
1st - Foxfactor Fire Cracker (Mrs K D Stockley)
13 month old grizzle. Won this class on her superior movement. Very good front and rear end angulation which she used with drive to move round the ring. Excellent coat in peak of condition
2nd - Smalesmouth Cadence (Mrs J Roberts)
17 month old grizzle. Good movement with an excellent front, a little light on coat today. Nice profile with an attractive length of body.
3rd - Alcumlow Portobello Road (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Res - Bandicoot Avenger (Mrs V L K Docwra)
VHC - Reedbeck Kittyhawk Of Arunmere (Miss J Hughes)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st - Alcumlow Bloom (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
blue and tan, very good profile outline, balanced bitch, level top line, moved with confidence round the ring. Pleased to hear later that this win gave her a Junior Warrant (subject to KC confirmation).
2nd - Bardenfox Queen of the Road (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
grizzle with a level top line. Moved well with drive. Straight front and rear.
3rd - Irton Sovay (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Res - Mysulan Go Easy (Mrs S J Baxter)
VHC - Ola Des Brumes De Kalhan (Mr U Pérez de Lazarraga)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1st - Southash Hazel Honey (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
pale grizzle very good movement, excellent coat and pelt, level top line leading to well set on tail.
2nd - Stowthorney Clairvoyant (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
red, a little light on coat but a pleasing outline, moved very well.
3rd - Whittonglebe Hazy Mist (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie)
Res - Carrickfarm Macey (Mrs M Armstrong)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 4
1st - Gameway Love Of The Chase (Mrs P Clark)
grizzle good front movement, well groomed with trimmed feet, moved with drive
2nd - Bon Appetit By Tythrop (Mrs J L Lee)
grizzle bitch with a very nice typical Border bitch head, nicely placed ears, excllent front and rear movement
3rd - ` (Mrs P M Heeley)
Res - Ravenside Marsha At Jordith JW (Mrs L.M.I & Mr A.M. Jordan-Smith)
VHC - Normbar Estee Lauder (Mrs N Ellis)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Ravenside Calima (Mr M Lowry)
Excellent length of body, level top line, strong shoulders leading to narrow body and good tail set. Front and rear movement particularly good. Bitch Challenge Certificate
2nd - Remony Frosted Ivy JW ShCM (Mrs A Gregory)
Grizzle. Level top line, well groomed coat with a thick pelt, moved straight and true front and rear. Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate.
3rd - Mansergh Paint By Numbers (Miss A Roslin Williams)
Res - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter)
VHC - CH Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)