NAME OF SOCIETY. Working Trials Club of Ireland
VENUE. Annagh, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
DATE. 27th, 28th & 29th January 2017
STAKE JUDGED. C.D., U.D., W.D. & T.D. Stakes.
SQUARE STEWARD Friday & Sunday - Doug Tate, Saturday -Vicky Dixon
C&A STEWARDS Caroline Woods
TRACKLAYERS All Stakes - Caroline Woods
Many thanks to Working Trials Club of Ireland for the invitation to judge their January Trial and for the lovely gift. Thank you to Trials Manager Nigel Tate for the work prior to and during the trial, as well as opening his home up to us as the base. We all really appreciate what you do to keep the trial going, the hospitality shown to all makes it a super weekend.
To Trials Secretary/Asst. Trials Manager Caroline Woods, for the huge amount of work in the lead up to and during the trial, in particular as you were tracklayer for all (bar one) tracks, many thanks.
Also a huge thank you to Miriam and Marie, catering department, food was fantastic as always.
Thank you to my square stewards Dougie and Vicky, everything spot on as you would expect and as I mentioned above, to my tracklayer and C&A Steward for all stakes, Caroline, super job, thank you so much. The weather was quite mixed over the three days, Friday started wet but improved as the day went on, Saturday was a lovely sunny day and on Sunday it threw rain at us again. However, the ground was in super condition, lovely well grown grass so despite the weather the dogs turned out some brilliant tracks.
We had a few scratches so the three days were very relaxed, thank you all for entering and giving me the opportunity to watch your dogs work.
Lastly thank you to the farmers for the use of their land, without their help we would not have a sport.
C.D. STAKE: 3 Entries, 1 Ran No placings
Caroline Walsh & POLLY ROO WALSH didn’t attempt all exercises so no placing. When Polly decided to slow down a bit she did a good square, a bit distracted on the retrieve but such a happy enthusiastic girl, keep at it Caroline.
U.D. STAKE: 6 Entries, 6 Ran No placings
BEST TRACK – Marjorie Briggs & TRILITE UNIQUE (Weimeraner) 86½ + 20
Samantha Rawson & CARRY ON REGARDLESS, very nice track 84½ + 20, followed by a nice square. Jazz is not quite ready for the jumps yet so Samantha used the control round to do some training.
Miriam Lyons & KALIAZAR DANCER, another lovely track 84 + 20 from another promising youngster.
Roberta Bolster & EILENBURG KUKI, good track and square from Kay 81½ + 20 + 31, followed by a nice control round. Unfortunately just out on the jumps, Roberta decided not to attempt stays in the rain.
Angela Higgins & WAGGERLAND ALL SPICE, lovely track 86 + 10, lovely square and control exercises, unfortunately went out on the jumps so Angela also decided not to do stays in the rain.
Mary Rose Hickey & LAVRINCO HUCKLEBERRY FYN, started well on the track but had a bit of a hic up just before the first article. Well done on a nice square.
W.D. STAKE: 4 Entries, 1 Ran No placings
BEST TRACK – Miriam Lyons & Kaliyon Laoise
Lovely track and good square from Laoise 84 + 20 + 26, it was raining hard so Miriam decided not to attempt the C&A
T.D. STAKE: 2 Entries, 2 Ran.
1st Samantha Rawson & W.T. CH. RYANS DAUGHTER QEx 206½ pts. and BEST TRACK
Tr. 94 + 30 Sq. 35 Control 29 Ag. 18½
Well done Samantha & Sassy, a lovely confident track, very tidy in all sections resulting is a great overall mark and another well deserved win. Unfortunately, as there were only 2 entries, no green star awarded.
2nd Vicky Dixon & RUSTIX ALI QEx 183 ½ pts.
Tr. 92 + 20 Sq. 31½ Control 25 Ag. 15
A lovely track from Ali, just a bit distracted in the square to start off with but she then applied herself well. Control was a bit nail biting but I was delighted to be able to award this team their TDex, well done and good luck for the future.
JUDGE – Judith Owens Poole
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that such a considerable sum of money could have been raised. The team is very
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