American junior wins at stormy Bath


I’m sure Bath show was a poignant day for Pem people, coming as it did a few days after Stuart Magness’ funeral. Stuart had long been an official of the show and worked tirelessly for the society.

Sunday was the worst of the four days weather-wise with the fierce storm passing through. Thankfully, gone are the days when the headlines for the show introductions were all too often ‘Mudbath’; the society has invested an enormous amount of long-term effort and expense in improving the drainage to both the showground and car park, and both now bounce back quickly after any of the deluges which so often hit this particular bank holiday weekend.

Our judge was Dave Jones (Shavals) and he found a new CC winner for his BOB in Linda Roberts and Beckie Williams’ 15-month-old tricolour US import, Coventry Sky Full Of Stars. She was bred by the team of Bill Shelton, Steve Leyerly, Beckie Williams and Deborah Salow and is by Am Ch Martindale Black Bart ex Am Ch Coventry Born This Way.

She is the first UK CC winner bred by this highly successful Californian kennel though they are of course closely associated with the AI litter bred by Chris and Nicki Blance by Am Ch Ninacorte Chicago Hope ex Coventry Dancing With The Stars for Penliath, one of whom, Penliath Spanner In The Worx (one CC), took the RDCC today for Chris, Nicki, Bill and Steve.

DCC, his eighth, went to Lorraine Weedall and Nicola Bogue’s Ch Bronabay Cannonball (Ch Pemcader Belroyd Zeus ex Ch Bronabay Cherish The Moment) while reserve in bitches was Barry and Sue Coulson’s Ch Woodhenge Star Xtravaganza (Ch/Ir Ch Craigycor Lightning Bolt ex Ch Woodhenge Star Maiden).

BP was Teresa Maddox’s Salvenik Summer Rosebud (Redfordhill Magic Moments to Salvenik ex Ch Bertley Summer Rose with Salvenik) and BV Carole Turner’s tri Cottonfields Black Eye’d Pea (Ir/Rus/Est Ch Craigycor Elfwish Mib ex Brynlluan Midnight Glow over Cottonfields).

Best beginner was Kim Warner’s tri Meitza Erik The King (Ch Pemcader Thunderball ex Meitza Goldust) and I’m sure there was great excitement when he went on to win the pastoral beginner group under Jean Lawless. This groups are a very welcome innovation, giving a super chance for newer exhibitors to experience a taste of the big ring.

Oliver Lawrence was third in the Junior Handling Association 12-16 class under Paul Lawless.

The League’s East Anglian Sub-Section summer party is on Sunday June 24 at 1pm at the Village Hall, Church Road, Stanningfield, Suffolk IP29 4RE.

There will be lunch, a quiz, a raffle along with fun and games for your dog including a fancy dress competition, plus a Corgi fun show. More details from Joanna Hayward.

SIMON PARSONS

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