Sunday, 5 August 2007

Burridge 2007

Well, it wasn't Burridge as we know it but it was a lovely show all the same. Still the one ring but in a very different setting. We were very lucky to get really good parking where we could watch the ring from our cars so our dogs had company all day long! It isn't the same as being at the seaside but it was very enjoyable and I would go again despite the running surface being a little bit lumpy and bumpy to say the least!

On the Friday I failed to qualify Niamh in the novice Olympia class. The course was very tough and I made one handling error which caused Niamh to run at the dog walk instead of the seesaw, we managed to retrieve the situation but it cost us too much time and we ended up in 10th place. Without the error and looking at the finishing times, she would easily have qualified. Very disappointing but not the end of the world.

On Saturday she was a very good girl getting three out of three rounds clear; unfortunately our pairs partner was E'd and our team collected a few faults but in our grade 5 jumping we came 1st - Niamh worked brilliantly in all three rounds. Here are some photos of Niamh with her prize and of the show in general. You can't see Niamh's trophy as it's one of those glass curves but you can see the little red Burridge ribbon which is stuck on to the trophy - it looks like a funny little blob floating on the grass!

The Naughty Niamh showing off her first place rosette for G5 jumping at Burridge 2007

Our little camp by the ringside: Al, Abbey, Sara & Leah

Al, Abbey, Jay & Sara

Tracey, Al, Abbey, Sara & Karen

Our view of the ring

..... and finally

Treamer in his normal dog show pose! I think Mandy was about to take another photo to capture this lovely moment!!!!


  1. Well done to the Not So Naughty Niamh on her 1st place in G5 Jumping! She looks very cute on the photo!!

  2. Great Weekend very relaxing with good company , well done with NSNN on your win kx

  3. Yea! Gratz NSNN & Nancy.
    Looking forward to seeing you soon