SNC DRAUGHT TESTS LEVELS BEGINNERS - 4
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October 2011 - East Hamsworthy Farm, Pancrasweek, Holsworthy, Devon
Test Managers: David Viney & Kay Burridge
"This is a series of firsts – first test for the SNC under the new draught regs., first time at this venue and the first time Dave and I have co-managed a draught test.
We would like to thank Roger & Di Vincent for allowing the SNC to hold this test on their wonderful farm and also for trusting us to run the event – hopefully we have met their expectations and not caused damage to their home and land.
We had 27 entries for this draught test, unfortunately not all could make it to the event, however we still managed a respectable 23 entries spread over the two days. Unfortunately not all passed, but hopefully all enjoyed the event, despite the mud.
On Sunday both the Level 4 entrants passed; the dogs and handlers appeared to enjoy the new off-lead obedience element once the initial nerves had settled. Saturday’s Beginners saw 3 novice dogs, & handlers, obtain their first pass, two with a junior handler one of which went on to achieve a pass in Level 1 on Sunday.
Both Dave and I would like to thank all our judges & stewards, without you, this event couldn't have gone on. Thanks also to SEWN for use of equipment and a special thank you to Bev Clarke who stepped in and took over the role of caterer – she obviously knows my catering/cooking skills are appalling and didn't want rampant food poisoning breaking out at the event.
Finally we want to thank all who made the long journey to Devon, we hope you enjoyed the draught test and look forward to seeing you all again at this venue next year."
Dave Viney & Kay Burridge