2012 Showing Championship RESULTS
Stonelands Autumn show took place on the 9th December, later than previously scheduled due to wet weather and water logged land, and was this time held at Coombe Park equestrian centre near Totnes in South Devon.
The day started with the Stonelands Bull X Lurcher Championship 2012 where dogs had qualified at numerous local shows during the year, Judge for this championship was Mr Mark Sherwood who had 14 quality dogs to choose his final 6 from with the results being; Stonelands 2012 Champion was Tilly owned by Denise Southcott, Reserve Champion, Spook owned by Robert Mortimore, 3rd Broc owned by Barry Dann, 4th Croc owned by Ken Danes, 5th Cash owned by Barry Dann and 6th place going to Jena owned by Phil Hughes.
Next on the schedule was the Stonelands Working Lurcher Championship 2012, this was judged by two local working lurcher men, Mr Chris Hill and Mr Rod Lucas, judging for this championship was done on a points total made up again with the top 6 dogs taking 1st to 6th place, dogs were judged on condition, muscle tone, feet, bite, movement and conformation being marked out of 10. Once both judges had seen all dogs independently they moved onto the ‘off the lead obedience test’ which consisted of walking to heal, wait and recall and jumping an obstacle. All 9 categories were then totalled up with the final 6 dogs being called back into the ring with results being; Stonelands Working Lurcher Champion 2012 was Kea owned by Kevin Mumford, Reserve Champion Rufus owned by Jackie Cullum, 3rd Finn owned by Charlotte Whatmore, 4th Patch owned by Maike Bdr, 5th Sly owned by Danni Humphreys and 6th place Sky owned by Helen Knowles.
Congratulations to all qualifying dogs in both championships.
Open showing in all 4 rings was to then take place but not before Kevin and Debbie Mumford had announced the Lure Crazy Summer Events Champion and
Reserve for 2012, this year a points system has been run on all working field events (Simulated Coursing, Hurdles and Working Sprints) with the top 4 dogs
have been awarded points, after a very successful although wet year Champion status went to Tish Curran’s Rio (64 points) with Kevin’s Kea taking reserve (41
points), Kevin and Debbie would like to thank sponsors Burns, Render Dry and Stonelands.
I would like to thank Kevin, Debbie and helpers for their efforts over the last 12 months, without people like them running our field events im sure our shows would not be as successful as they are.
So back to open showing and with whippets once again being on the bill and some 15 classes taking place it was the job of Louise Tope to judge who awarded puppy
champion to Amber Pascoe’s Wren with Tish Currans Toffee in reserve, Senior champion was Gracie owned by Sammie Hunt and Jo Jones’ Poppy taking reserve.
Terrier classes were judged by Nick Cornes of the Tiverton Fox Hounds who awarded Sam Pearce’s Trouble champion with Tracey Toman’s Kev in reserve, senior champion was Andy Brewers’ Bertie with Barry Dann’s Alfie taking reserve.
Lurcher were judged by Mark Sherwood who awarded Darren Bythell’s Lexi as puppy champion with Jane Wood’s Spottidog taking reserve, Adult champion
was then awarded to Lisa Rules Libby (shown by Rob Ley) with Debbie Mumfords Mace taking reserve champion.
I would like to thank the shows sponsors CSJ Feeds, Dorwest Herbs and Tucker EMS Ltd for your generous support.