Sun 24th Mar 2019, Seavington

Level 1: Judge - Denise Pile

1st Jane Pritchard – Percy – 100
2nd Carla Aslett – Flynn – 100
3rd Kate Rapley – Rafiki – 100
4th Shelley Stubbington – Whirligig – 99.75
5th Anne Petitpierre – Gem – 99.75
6th Patricia Somerset – Tilly – 99.75
7th Alex Hutchby – Seren – 99.5
8th Sean Williams – Ziva – 99.5
9th Pat Poynter – Metz – 99.5
10th Tess Baber – Brodie – 80
11th Shaun Kenvyn – Halley – 79.75
12th Penny Varnes – Ludo – 79.75
13th Mary Hudd – Kaos – 79.5
14th Peggy Briscoe – Ben – 79.25
15th Gill Best – Pax – 75

Wow what a day, couldn’t have asked for better weather or a nicer bunch of competitors, thank you.

Big thanks to Denise Pile for accepting the invitation to judge, you did a fantastic job, put everyone at their ease and set very doable tests.

I’m sure many of you know that I am a bit of a ludite dinosaur when it comes to computers. I am reliant on others to do the technical stuff so I consider myself very fortunate to have Lynne and Neil Mitchell helping me to run trials, Lynne is a brilliant scribe, who I know I can rely on to operate the stop watch and be the judges right hand person. Neil is not only a very efficient runner but he is the computer wizard sorting out entries, doing the running orders, sending out the running orders and on the day dealing with the scoresheet, thank you both I could not do it without you.

Kay who had come along to cheer on Shelley and Jane, found herself roped in to help with the running, thank you.

Lynne also provided the white dog in the shape of Rowan who did an excellent job testing the hides, thank you Rowan.

I’ll leave the judge to mention the competitors individually, but I’d just like to say thank you for entering, bringing cake and biscuits and being a lovely group encouraging each other.

Well done everyone.

Pippa Bentham trials manager

I had a really good day thank you Pippa for asking me and thank you very much Lynne for scribing and Neal for shepherding everyone. The standard of the handlers was very high no one blamed their dogs for getting anything wrong and most of the dogs seemed to enjoy the work, some handlers were obviously nervous, Shaun you need to take deep breaths or a swig of whiskey!! some handlers needed to trust their dog a bit more and some needed to give the dog a little more time to be sure but that will all come in time and more practise. Everyone was very friendly and all those lovely cakes wow.

  T&C - A/FT&C - HT&C - TES - A/FES - HES - TVS - A/FVS - HVS - TB&L - A/FB&L - HB&L - TMarksTime
A/F = Alert FindH = HandlingT = Time (seconds)
Tables & ChairsExterior SearchVehicle SearchBoxes & LuggageTotals
Level 1A/FHTA/FHTA/FHTA/FHTMarksTime
1stJane Pritchard – Percy20572052820519205710061
2ndCarla Aslett – Flynn2052120514205282051610079
3rdKate Rapley – Rafiki20511205112053220559100113
4thShelley Stubbington – Whirligig2058204.75192055205999.7541
5thAnne Petitpierre – Gem204.75822052120592053899.75150
6thPatricia Somerset – Tilly2053120593204.75372052499.75185
7thAlex Hutchby – Seren204.7528204.7551205112051399.5103
8thSean Williams – Ziva20511204.7522204.75492054099.5122
9thPat Poynter – Metz204.7521204.7539205572053499.5151
10thTess Baber – Brodie205162051520521055780109
11thShaun Kenvyn – Halley052720510204.75402053979.75116
12thPenny Varnes – Ludo205502053704.75602056479.75211
13thMary Hudd – Kaos04.753520514204.75402051579.5104
14thPeggy Briscoe – Ben204.57120533204.7540052479.25168
15thGill Best – Pax2053620523001162052075195

Seavington Millenium Hall, Water Street, Seavington, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0QH

Start time: 9am
Entry Fees: £20 per dog. Capped at 15 entries. Only one dog per handler.
Contact: Mrs P Bentham 01761 241516
Download Entry Form to book a place.
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