Show Report Show: Kerkwijk Date: 18/03/2017 Class: Class B & Class C Judge: Pat Wilson
18th March 2017
It has been a while since I
experienced the Dutch hospitality of Rick and Jon van Veeren (my very grateful
thanks) and I was not disappointed. I
was honoured to be asked again to judge for Rick, along with Jackie, an appointment which was
much enjoyed. I thought the overall
standard had dropped but I was delighted with my two winners in the “B” and “C”
classes which I judged although the weekend did not start well – having left
home shortly after 9.25 a.m. we had 5 ½ hours delay at Newcastle Airport when
the plane was fully loaded, reversed out of its parking space to hear the
Captain’s words “we have a slight problem” which resulted in KLM sending an
urgent request to Amsterdam for spare parts and a technician! At least we were
still on the ground. Really puts the
wind up you and resulted in a very late arrival in Holland. However the day itself at Martin and Esther
Brouwer’s Dog Center was brilliant – what a venue – I have been there before
and it really is amazing – I wanted to bring the lot (10 halls!) back
home. A warm welcome from everyone there
and it was lovely to meet old friends (even Family Kooyman including Sven had
travelled up to see us – ace!!)
The ‘C’ class was run first and my
steward Peter van de Velde picked up the course at 9.15 a.m. and was word
perfect by 9.30. All handlers had worked
by 12 and we then had scent and stays followed by a lunch break. “B” followed with another steward in the
shape of Isabella van Damme – thank you so much both of you and also to
Isabella’s Mum Jutta who managed the scoreboard with utmost efficiency for me
all day – you help was much appreciated along with that of the decoy and stay
stewards whose names I do not appear to have – sorry!
To the results:
1st Christine Pestka and DUMF AND
GALWY JEFFERSON B/C. This was
a most worthy winner and could hold their own here with just minimal
tidying. Attentive, accurate and well
motivated – Christine handled her boy so carefully and they a made a most
pleasing partnership. A pleasure to
award you the first place – very well done.
2nd Greet Vink and KYRILL van BERLARE Wk.Sh. I have seen Kyrill work better than this and
a very naughty sendaway today – I hope you can sort the problem Greet – the
rest of his work was up to standard.
3rd Angela Kroon and ABSOLUTE GROOVY Wk.Sh. I love this dog
but he had removed his hearing aid in DC which was oh so costly. I know he is capable of much better so
another day Angela ......!
4th Greet Vink again with
her second string CANDLEWIND TWOSPOTS
B/C. Beryl’s HW needs a lot of attention
but the sets were excellent – the second best of the day so you know what to
work on Greet – well done and see you in the Summer!
5th Rick van Veeren and DELTAMADOG DRAGON ATTACK B/C. It’s all there Rick but you must sort
yourself out! A lovely willing little
worker – Dragon needs you to get your act together!
6th Marian de Jong BORDERS FOR JOY IT’S ME CHARLEY
B/C. Very expensive HW but reasonable
sets from Charley. Well handled but
possibly needs more experience in this class.
The team of the class for me today
was Karin Stegmeijer and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS McCAY and he was just that –
losing 6 ¼ but fell foul of the scent exercise – commiserations.
1st Trudy Groenenboom and
CARISHILL BANQUE G/Retriever. Strikes is a lovely active Goldie with stacks
of attitude. Just needs a little more
attention to detail to complete a most pleasing picture. Well done.
2nd Tiny Bouchant and RAZZLE DAZZLE B/C. A lovely looking
chocolate/white collie which definitely needs work in the HW department. Excellent set exercises which ensured your
place in this class. Well done.
3rd Rineke Smit and ROBBERDEBOBSKI ASCENSIONDAY PRESENT
–Wk.Sh. One of the best scents in the
class guaranteed this place – I would like to see Robbie giving you a little
more but you tried hard with him.
4th Ton van Santen and CLAN OF STORK’S JAGUAR – Beardie. I got the impression that Troy was new to
this class as he lacked a little confidence but I really liked him. Good luck!
5th Sandra Pierson and GOWAH OF WENDEVICK HOME B/C. Well, at least you finished all exercises
with Gowah but he wasn’t impressed by the Heelwork was he? Well done.
These were the only dogs to complete
all exercises hence only 5 places.