IRISH RETRIEVER RESCUE REUNION 2009

A MESSAGE FROM SANDIE

I would like to thank everyone for their participation at this year's Reunion and I hope a great day was had by all.

Although the attendance was down this year which is to be expected due to the economic climate, we still had a good day and managed to do some serious (much needed) fund raising. This was helped by our Auctioneer for the day, Annmarie, who was absolutely callous in taking money off people – making everyone dig deeper into their pockets. Thanks for doing such a great job and making everyone laugh with your Irish Jig.g.  

For some reason or another 2009 wasn't nearly as busy for rescue as other years and hopefully things are improving across the board. Even Andy & Val had a long period where they didn't have a foster dog this year and that's a first and I had periods where I only had my own eight dogs to look after. Let's hope the trend continues and that the message “A dog is for life” is getting through to people.  

I would like to thank all IRR volunteers, no matter what it is you do for us, transport, foster, behaviourist, web-site, sitting at a computer searching through websites for Golden Retrievers or simply just trying to pull it all together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart – you're fantastic.  

One person who deserves a special mention and a very big THANK YOU, is the lady who organises our reunion every year – PAULINE without whom it just wouldn't happen. Although Pauline has a team of helpers, not least of all her husband Steve who works like a trojan leading up to the event and on the day, she is the mastermind who does such a fantastic job at pulling the whole thing together. Thank you so much Pauline, you're really really special and we love you.  

For me, the whole day is about seeing some of the dogs who I've rescued. As you may appreciate, because they sometimes go through my home on a conveyor belt so to speak, I don't remember them all but some stand out and are very special in my heart. One of them is Perry who was carried into my garden on a blanket so traumatised that he couldn't stand up. I drove him over to the UK along with Darcy and Jim. Perry went to live with a lovely lady, Vanessa who has worked miracles with him although he does sometimes revert to RSPCA mode as Vanessa calls it. It was so very very special to me that Perry was at our Reunion this year even if he was in RSPCA mode, at least he walked around on his own four legs which is testament to the work Vanessa has done. It was lovely to see him after all these years.  

It's the likes of Perry who make it all so worthwhile.  

Finally, a huge thank you to everyone for my beautiful cross-stitched picture of Shannon. That's very very special to me as, not only is Shannon very special in my heart, but also because it was painstakingly hand made by Ron Adams and took him six weeks to complete. I have to say, it's THE most precious gift I've ever received. It now has pride of place in my hall, so it's the first thing I see when I open my hall door. Thank you so much – I love it.  

I look forward to seeing you all again next year and bring a friend or two!!!  

Love

Sandie

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A MESSAGE FROM PAULINE

On 12th September, we again held our Annual Reunion at Bury View Farm & Camping Site where we were given a warm welcome by Jim and Sallie Bowden.

The weather, unbelievably, was extremely kind to us for the 5th time in succession and everyone ended up with very rosy cheeks. Sadly, attendance was well down this year, with some people on holiday, others working and, unfortunately, one or two have not been very well or have suffered personal losses. We send our best wishes to Pea, Sally and Brenda and hope you all recover quickly and to Joy and Christine, we are thinking of you. We decided it is possible that quite a few people, with longer distances to travel, may have decided against coming this year due to the credit crunch and the price of petrol but, hopefully, we will see you all again next year and hope that all who came had a very happy and enjoyable day.

Our biggest regret is that we don’t have enough time to talk to adopters, fosterers, sponsors etc and so many apologies to anyone who didn’t get a chance to speak to any of us properly. We are thinking next year that we will probably scale down the number of classes to just  those for IRR dogs and then run a separate show, open to all competitors, as a fund-raiser, at a different time of the year which should give us a lot more free time. We also plan to run our Photographic Competition at a slightly different time, with pictures still on display at the Reunion, but with prizes already gone out to all the winners which will save even more valuable time.

It was really great for people to see Molly and Monty in the flesh as, this year, Sandie came over by ferry from Ireland with Anne-Marie. She also brought dear Freddie, who is recovering from his op, then swapped him at Simon’s for her beloved Monty and she was able to bring two more of her own rescue dogs, Isabelle and Jessica too. Sandie, not being one to waste an opportunity, also brought over a lovely newly rescued boy, who is now in foster. Lorraine, of course, was also meeting and greeting as many adopters as she possibly could and, hopefully, having a much needed, relaxing time after a very difficult few months.

There are many people to thank for the success of the day and many apologies if I leave anyone out.

Firstly, in the planning stages, thanks go to Lynne Jones, Terry & Belinda McAvoy, Di James and Di Bowler and to Shelley Jennings. Also for all the artwork (posters, entry forms, prize cards, programs etc etc) Terry & Belinda are always there beavering away.

Many thanks to Amy, Anne-Marie, Katie, Mike and Nick for giving up your time to judge for us and for being so kind and friendly to all the competitors. Your stewards were also absolutely stars and we are very grateful to them.

Thanks also to Anne-Marie for doubling up as auctioneer, which you did brilliantly, and to Nick for giving us a wonderful talk with questions and answers on a holistic approach to treatment of our dogs.

Everyone really enjoyed being entertained by Helen with her IRR dog, Drake, and then more experienced Bernese Mountain Dog, Teal, showing their clever Heelwork to Music routines. Between the two performances, Lynne and Lola and Belinda with Connie (Drake’s mum) demonstrated a few of the more basic clicker moves from which such routines can be built up. Keeping it totally in the family, Connie’s son and Drake’s brother, Brian, then showed us, with Sandra, all his skill at agility as did the inimitable and much loved Stevie with simplified jumps, of course. We all find it totally awesome that a totally blind dog can so trust his handler that he will go round an agility course with ease so well done to Alison for all the hard work she has put in and for her total devotion to our Stevie.

Lynne did her Teddy Bear’s Picnic again (with help from Liz and Margaret) and she also helped Shelley (with Nicky & Jill) doing all the entries whilst Terry & Belinda were in charge of the Photo Comp aswell as running their merchandise stall with the help of Isabella and John.  Di J and Di B did a brilliant job as photographers ably assisted by Nigel, who also doubled up as Book and CD seller with Cindy.  Thankyou to Denise Fry for keeping an eye on me, bossing me about and pointing me in the right direction every time I lost something.

Jackie worked hard on the Sponsor Dog stall again helped by Sally whilst Ron was in charge of selling programs and handing out the goodie bags containing leaflets from our sponsors, food samples etc. Once again, apart from finding us so many generous sponsors, Wendy manned her gift stall and tombola all day helped by her daughter, Sue. The White Elephant Stall was, again, manned by Mary and Sal. Thankyou all very much.

Jane White, apart from putting together a wonderful goodie basket to raffle, doubled up as Microchipper (with Jan and Lorraine) and, with Malcolm, was also Pet Shop salesperson whilst Andy acted as minder to Sandie’s dogs for her so she could mingle and re-acquaint herself with many of the dogs she has rescued in Ireland. Gemma did the other part of the Pet Shop and Phil and Denise ran our Bottle Stall for us. Sandra ran the CHC stall and Pam was in charge of the Healing Tent assisted by Geraldine.

Once again Anne & Alan provided us with poles and rope for the rings which were put up, together with gazebos and tents by my husband, Steve, and by Mick who is recovering from illness. Many thanks to Owen and others for lending a hand with all this too, as well as setting up the Agility and Fun and Games for us. On the day Owen then manned the Agility for us, ably assisted by Sandra whilst the Fun and Games was, this year, run by Steve (Grist) and Simon. Tony put up all the signs and blew up millions of orange, white and green balloons. So “thankyou” to you all.

Thankyou to Pauline (not the bossy one) who brought her food stall and kept everyone well fed and to the other people who ran their stalls at our show which gave people other interesting things to look at ie Serenity, Gilly’s Gems and Angie’s cards.

Thankyou to Sandra for doing the CHC tombola and “Guess the Name of the Elephant” whilst my Mum did “Guess the Twin Teddies’ Name”.  Esmeralda (the elephant) and Mac and Mabel (the twins) have now been successfully rehomed to Jan Barry and Hazel Payne. The lucky program was no: 27 and the delighted recipient of the beautiful Turtle Mat was Lynne.

Everyone lent a hand with clearing up and special thanks go to Anne and Trevor Tuck who, as our most experienced campers, were able to take charge of operations on Sunday and cut down on Steve’s work for him.

Everyone was delighted with all the wonderful prizes we had for our tombolas and raffles and as prizes for which we are indebted to our kind sponsors (as below).

Our eventual Best in Show winner, judged by Nick Thompson, was a very popular Ricky Granger who was adopted from us in 2005 by Julie. Ricky is no stranger to show success despite only having 3 legs and is a great character. Well done Ricky.

Irish Retriever Rescue Reunion 12 September 2009

Results of Obedience and Novelty Classes
Awards and Special Rosettes
Photographic Competition
Huge Thanks to our Kind Sponsors
Reunion 2009 Photo Gallery (opens in new window)
Parade of Rescue Dogs Write Ups (opens in new window)

Obedience Class Results

1. Obedience - IRR First Timers Judge: AMY HYDE (Reading)

Sponsored by Jackie & Ron Adams in memory of Dixielab, their very first, very special, foster girl.

CLASS 1

1st

No. 89

David Brown & POPPY (Golden Retriever)

2nd

No. 50

Joan Phillips & LOUIS (Labrador)

3rd

No. 116

Alyson Reaston & QUINN (Golden Retriever)

4th

No. 48

Anne Jones & JUMBLE (Retriever Cross)

5th

No. 87

Ceri Harlin & ISSY (Crossbreed)

6th

No. 78

Liz Perkin & MAX (Golden Retriever)

Happiest Worker in memory of Barney Jefferey

No. 116

QUINN REASTON. Just like Barney, a very happy dog who gives 110% to his mum, Aly

Darcy Cannon Award for a special dog who is the most useless at Obedience.

No. 86

CASEY FLYNN. Just like Darcy, a wonderful older Golden boy who has a mind of his own when it comes to formal obedience. He is adored by his mum Gwen.

2. Newbies on the Block Judge: MIKE STRAWBRIDGE

Sponsored by Lucy Lockley who does try to be good ...........honestly!!!!!!!

Mike says "Some time ago I was asked by Lynne Jones if I would judge for IRR and I was very glad to accept. It is a beautiful site and we had a gorgeous sunny day. My steward and I enjoyed our day. I made the round as straight forward as possible so I think every one was happy with it and I hope you all enjoyed your day in the sun. Many thanks to my steward Wendy Delve. There were 26 competitors and these are the ones who took the prizes."  

CLASS 2

1st

No. 66

Mags Horsfield & TARA (Sheltie)

2nd

No. 98

Ruth Allingham & AMBER (Min Pin)

3rd

No. 62

Janet Drew & TIA (Flatcoat)

4th

No. 104

Kay Jennings & WILLOW (Border Collie)

5th

No. 65

Mags Horsfield & BLUE (Sheltie)

6th

No. 71

Chris Taylor & STAR (GSD)

Happiest Worker

No. 106

Sally Pigott & HAYLEY (Golden Retriever)

3. Obedience - IRR Improvers Judge: AMY HYDE

Sponsored by Amy Hyde in memory of the inspirational Nugget, her very much loved forever foster boy

CLASS 3

1st

No. 50

Joan Phillips & LOUIS (Labrador)

2nd

No. 87

Diane Bowler & ISSY (Crossbreed)

3rd

No. 110

Steve Grist & CALLAN (Lab Cross)

4th

No. 116

Alyson Reaston & QUINN (Golden Retriever)

5th

No. 40

Jo McAveney & JASMINE (Retriever Cross)

6th

No. 19

Gemma Little & BAILEY (Retriever Cross)

Happiest Worker

No. 19

BAILEY LITTLE. Just like Barney, an extremely happy dog very clued into his mum, Gemma.

4. Obedience - Trotting Alongers Judge: Mike Strawbridge

Sponsored by Di & Rob Thompson for gentle Bella, just because she's Bella.

CLASS 4

1st

No. 34

Denise Fry & RUBY (GSD)

2nd

No. 66

Mags Horsfield & TARA (Sheltie)

3rd

No. 71

Chris Taylor & STAR (GSD)

4th

No. 62

Janet Drew & TIA (Flatcoat)

5th

No. 67

Mags Horsfield & SHADOW (Sheltie)

6th

No. 72

Chris Taylor & SADIE (GSD)

Happiest Worker

No. 98 N 98

Ruth Allingham & AMBER (Min Pin)

5. Obedience - Clever Dogs Judge: Mike Strawbridge

Sponsored by Caroline and Paul Wilkins in memory of beautiful Fuller

CLASS 5

1st

No. 66

Mags Horsfield & TARA (Sheltie)

2nd

No. 62 No. 2

Janet Drew & TIA (Flatcoat)

3rd

No. 65

Mags Horsfield & BLUE (Sheltie)

4th

No. 34

Denise Fry & RUBY (GSD)

5th

No. 64

Mags Horsfield & SOLO (Sheltie)

6th

No. 74

Helen Boyd & TEAL (BMD)

Happiest Worker

No. 62

Janet Drew & TIA (Flatcoat)

Novelty Class Results

JUDGE KATIE BRISTOW (Frome)

6. Best 5 or 6 Legs (open to all dogs and bitches)

Sponsored by Julie Granger for the inimitable and much loved Ricky 3 Legs

CLASS 6

1st

No. 5

Owen Hammond & HARLEY (Golden Retriever)

2nd

No. 41

Lynne Jones & LOLA (Golden Retriever)

3rd

No. 20

John Dymond & MILLIE (Retriever Cross)

4th

No. 84

Shelley Jennings & SAMMY (GSD Cross)

5thh

No. 83

Trevor Tuck & BELLA (Flatcoat)

6th

No. 87

Ceri Harlin & ISSY (Crossbreed)

7. Dog or Bitch with Best Trick (open to all dogs and bitches)

Sponsored by Helen Boyd for the very brave and inspirational Teal, very much still with us

CLASS 7

1st

No. 51

Jennie Watts & PERCY (Clumber)

2ndwe

No. 6

Owen Edwards & BRIAN (Retriever Cross)

3rd

No. 41

Lynne Jones & LOLA (Golden Retriever)

4th

No. 35

Anne Tuck & JASPER (Golden Retriever)

5th5th

No. 29

Di James & DAZZLE (Samoyed Cross) Di James & DAZZLE

6th

No. 28

Di James & PENNY (Golden Retriever)

8. Best Veteran Dog or Bitch (7-10 yrs) (open to all dogs and bitches)

Sponsored by Maria Cooper in memory of the very special Spangler www.spangler.co.uk

CLASS 8

1st

No. 74

Helen Body & TEAL (BMD)

2nd

No. 23

Belinda McAvoy & STELLA (Golden Retriever)

3rd

No. 44

Thomas Hyde & WILLOW (Collie Cross)

4th

No. 13

Tracey Reader-Hoer & CLEO (Golden Retriever)

5th

No. 55

Sandie Bissett & MOLLY (Golden Retriever)

6th

No. 9

Owen Edwards & HELGA (GSD Cross)

9. Best Veteran Dog or Bitch (10 yrs+) (open to all dogs and bitches)

Sponsored by Pauline Jefferey in memory of Freddie, her wonderful GSD, a soulmate and friend

CLASS 9

1st

No. 33

Phil Fry & BERYL (Labrador)

2nd

No. 53

Tony Elton & HOLLY (Labrador)

3rd

No. 49

Joan Phillips & SOPHIE (Crosbreed)

4th

No. 52

Lorraine Cannon & SAM (Golden Retriever)

5th

No. 1

Craig Norman & DANNY (Golden Retriever)

6th

No. 80

Sandra Gatward & KIERA (Golden Retriever)

10 A. Irish Eyes are Smiling (Irish IRR dogs and bitches only)

IRISH JUDGE...........ANNMARIE WOLOHAN

Sponsored by Sandie Bissett in memory of her beautiful Shannon whose eyes were the mirrors of her soul

CLASS 10 A

1st

No. 60

Anita Leggett & TOBY (Golden Retriever)

2nd

No. 61

Richard Warr & BUSTER (Labrador)

3rd

No. 14

Alison Phipps & STEVIE (Golden Retriever)

4th

No. 48

Anne Jones & JUMBLE (Retriever Cross))

5th

No. 70

Ian Lacey & SAMMY (GSD Cross)

6th

No. 45

Amy Hyde & DANCER (Retriever Cross)

10 B. Irish Eyes are Smiling (IRR dogs and bitches only) ...judged by KATIE

Sponsored by Lucy Lockley, a very happy Labrador

CLASS 10 B

1st

No. 69

Hayley Beardshall & BIANCA (Retriever Cross)

2nd

No. 36

Anne Tuck & DAISY (Golden Retriever)

3rd

No. 24

Barbara Henshaw & HEIDI (Golden Retriever)

4th

No. 41

Lynne Jones & LOLA (Golden Retriever)

5th

No. 22

Terry McAvoy & ABIGAIL (Golden Retriever)

6th

No. 23

Terry McAvoy & STELLA (Golden Retriever)

11. Best IRR Brace (IRR pairs of dogs and/or bitches only)...judged by ANNMARIE & KATIE

Sponsored by Julie Granger for her very special pair, Ricky & Megan

CLASS 11

1st

No. 24

HEIDI Henshaw and ABIGAIL McAvoy (GR sisters)

2nd

No. 21

MILLIE & STELLA McAvoy (GR Cross and GR)

3rd

No. 41

LOLA Jones & CONNIE McAvoy (GRs)

4th

No. 60

TOBY Leggett and DAISY Tuck (GRs)

5th

No. 56

MOLLY & MONTY Bissett (GRs)

6th

No. 6

BRIAN Hammond & DRAKE Boyd (GR X brothers)

12. IRR Best Condition Bitch.....judged by KATIE

Sponsored by Debbie Mallett in memory of her very special lady, Belle who touched everyone's hearts

CLASS 12

1st

No. 88

Val Dagger & ELLIE (GSD)

2nd

No. 87

Diane Bowler & ISSY (Crossbreed)

3rd

No. 40

Jo McAveney & JASMINE (Golden Retriever Cross)

4th

No. 21

Belinda McAvoy & CONNIE (Golden Retriever)

5th

No. 24

Barbara Henshaw & HEIDI (Golden Retriever)

6th

No. 36

Anne Tuck & DAISY (Golden Retriever)

13. IRR Best Condition Dog ....judged by KATIE

Sponsored by Maria Cooper in memory of the very special Spangler www.spangler.co.uk

CLASS 13

1st

No. 14

Alison Phipps & STEVIE (Golden Retriever)

2nd

No. 61

Richard Warr & BUSTER (Labrador)

3rd

No. 70

Ian Lacey & SAMMY (GSD Cross)

4th

No. 12

Tracey Reader-Hoer & DIGBY (Golden Retriever)

5th

No. 48

Anne Jones & JUMBLE (Golden Retriever Cross)

6th

No. 60

Anita Leggett & TOBY (Golden Retriever)

SOBENKEL AWARDS............judged by ANNE-MARIE

Sponsored by Sandie Bissett dedicated to all the dogs she has been fortunate enough to share her life with, past and present, not least of all Sophie, Ben and Kelly. Each and every one a character of giant proportions.

SOBENKEL AWARDS

1st

No. 61

Richard Warr & BUSTER (Labrador)

2nd

No. 14

Alison Phipps & STEVIE (Golden Retriever)

VHC

No. 33

Phil Fry & Beryl (Labrador)

HC

No. 87

Diane Bowler & ISSY (Crossbreed)

C

No. 40

Jo McAveney & JASMINE (Golden Retriever Cross)

C

C

C

No. 52

No. 70

No. 21

Lorraine Cannon & Sam (Golden Retriever)

Ian Lacey & SAMMY (GSD Cross)

Belinda McAvoy & Connie (Golden Retriever)

14. Best Fancy Dress (open to all dogs and bitches)

Sponsored by Maria Cooper in memory of the very special Spangler www.spangler.co.uk

CLASS 14

1st

No. 87

Diane Bowler & ISSY (Crossbreed)

2nd

No. 16

Kirston Rae & LILLIE (Whippet Cross)

3rd

No. 51

Jenny Watts & PERCY (Clumber)

4th

No. 35

Anne Tuck & JASPER (Golden Retriever)

5th

No. 17

Kirston Rae & LOLA (Great Dane Cross)

6th

No. 2

Nigel Lockley with GIZMO & LUCY (Cross & Lab)

15. Dog or Bitch with the Most Appealing Eyes (open to all dogs and bitches)

Sponsored by Di & Rob Thompson in memory or darling little Cassie whose days with us were too few

CLASS 15

1st

No. 37

Trevor Tuck & BELLA (Flatcoat)

2nd

No. 79

Sandra Gatward & ISLA (Golden Retriever)

3rd

No. 101

Ralph Sephton & OSCAR (Saluki)

4th

No. 103

Clare Carter & BOO (Greyhound)

5th

No. 112

Ali Bostock & SIDNEY (Border Terrier)

6th

No. 54

Roy Jenkins & SASHA (Lab X Staffie)

16. Child Handling (aged 7 yrs to 14 yrs)

Sponsored by Maria Cooper in memory of the very special Spangler www.spangler.co.uk

CLASS 16

1st

No. 87

Ceri Harlin & ISSY (Crossbreed)

2nd

No. 40

Megan McEveney & JASMINE (Golden Retriever Cross)

3rd

No. 43

Josh Herring & PADDY (Golden Retriever)

4th

No. 1

Craig Norman & DANNY (Golden Retriever)

5th

No. 26

Jessica Tolhurst & GEORGE (Golden Retriever)

6th

No. 30

Libby Hartley & FLYNN (Retriever Cross)

17. Dog or Bitch with Shiniest Coat (open to all dogs and bitches)

Sponsored by Maria Cooper in memory of the very special Spangler www.spangler.co.uk

CLASS 17

1st

No.113

Sarah Williams & PATSY (Whippet Cross)

2nd

No. 67

Mags Horsfield & SHADOW (Sheltie)

3rd

No. 105

Sally Pigott & CINDERS (Labrador)

4th

No. 99

Ralph Sephton & JILLY (Greyhound)

5th

No. 63

Janet Drew & GYPSY (Flatcoat)

6th

No. 19

Gemma Little & BAILEY (Golden Retriever Cross)

18. Dog or Bitch Most Like Their Owner (open to all dogs and bitches)

Sponsored by Helen Boyd in memory of Ronnie, a creature of habit just like his Dad

CLASS 18

1st

No. 82

Lucy Cotsford & MAISIE (Cockapoo)

2nd

No. 30

Chris Hartley & FLYNN (Golden Retriever Cross)

3rd

No. 60

Anita Leggett & TOBY (Golden Retriever)

4th

No. 115

Julie Granger & MEGAN (Golden Retriever)

5th

No. 87

Diane Bowler & ISSY (Crossbreed)

6th

No. 70

Ian Lacey & SAMMY (GSD Cross)

19. Dog in Best Condition (- 5 yrs) (open to all dogs)

Sponsored by Caroline & Paul Wilkins in memory of beautiful Fuller

CLASS 19

1st

No. 118

Elly Hodges & TAYLOR (Golden X GSD)

2nd

No. 97

Ruth Allingham & FRITZ (Min Pin)

3rd

No. 76

Jane White & HARVEYJ(Golden Retriever)

4th

No. 26

Wendy Tolhurst & GEORGE (Golden Retriever)

5th

No. 42

Josh Herring & LEVI (Labrador)

6th

No. 64

Mags Horsfield & SOLO (Sheltie)

20. Bitch in Best Condition (- 5 yrs) (open to all bitches)

Sponsored by Caroline & Paul Wilkins in memory of beautiful Fuller

CLASS 20

1st

No. 63

Janet Drew & GYPSY (Flatcoat)

2nd

No. 16

Kirston Rae & LILLIE (Whippet Cross)

3rd

No. 94

Phil Taylor & DRAMA (Gordon Setter)

4th

No. 17

Kirston Rae & LOLA (Great Dane Cross)

5th

No. 27

Wendy Tolhurst & SHADOW (GSD)

6th

No. 91

Rosa Ellis & KELLY (Golden Retriever)

21. Dog or Bitch in Best Condition (5 yrs +) (open to all dogs and bitches)

Sponsored by Anna & Kevin Hamill in memory of Cassie, our first Golden

CLASS 21

1st

No. 114

Julie Granger & RICKY (Golden Retriever Cross)

2nd

No. 115

Julie Granger & MEGAN (Golden Retriever)

3rd

No. 62

Janet Drew & TIA (Flatcoat)

4th

No. 119

Megan McEveney & OSCAR (Cairn)

5th

No. 66

Mags Horsfield & TARA (Sheltie)

6th

No. 15

Alison Phipps & SAM (Golden Retriever)

22. Dog or Bitch with Waggiest Tail (open to all dogs and bitches)

Sponsored by Anna & Kevin Hamill and dedicated to our current love Lola Jane AKA Lolly whose tail never stops wagging

CLASS 22

1st

No. 7

Owen Edwards & CASEY (Springer Spaniel)

2nd

No. 33

Phil Fry & BERYL (Labrador)

3rd

No. 100

Ralph Sephton & SCOOTER (Terrier)

4th

No. 47

Anne Jones & FINN (Jack Russell Cross)

5th

No. 68

Mags Horsfield & SUNNY (Sheltie)

6th

No. 13

Tracey Reader-Hoer & CLEO (Golden Retriever)

23. Best Brace (open to all pairs of dogs and /or bitches)

Sponsored by Di & Rob Thompson in memory of our precious Golden boys, Perry and Sandy

CLASS 23

1st

No. 97

Ruth Allingham with FRITZ & AMBER (min Pins)

2nd

No. 46

Shelley Jennings with FINN & WILLOW (Border Collies)

3rd

No. 120

Lynne Porter with DAISY & DUNCAN (Border Terriers)

4th

No. 68

Mags Horsfield with SUNNY & TARA (Shelties)

5th

No. 94

Phil Taylor with HAL and DRAMA (Gordon Setters)

6th

No. 19 & 40

Gemma Little with BAILEY and JASMINE (Retriever Crosses)

24. Dog the Judge Would Like to Take Home

Sponsored by Di & Rob Thompson for sweet little Josie, whose life has been saved by IRR and their wonderful helpers

CLASS 24

1st

No.49

Joan Phillips & SOPHIE (Crossbreed)

2nd

No. 106

Sally Pigott & HAYLEY (Golden Retriever)

3rd

No. 112

Ali Bostock & SIDNEY (Border Terrier)

4th

No. 82

Lucy Cotsford & MAISIE (Cockerpoo)

5th

No. 114

Julie Granger & RICKY (Retriever Cross)

6th

No. 89

David Brown & POPPY (Golden Retriever)

25. Dogs who haven't won a prize today

 Sponsored by Bob Warwick in memory of Jake, a little guy with a big heart, who was taken far too soon.

The judge decided all the dogs were lovely and so they all got a special rosette and prize.

 

CHILDREN were most welcome to enter both the obedience and novelty classes as long as they were used to handling their dogs and would be safe with them.

BEST IN SHOW was judged from Classes 8, 9, 12, 13, 19, 20 & 21 by NICK THOMPSON (HOLISTIC VET)

 BEST IN SHOW RICKY & JULIE GRANGER (114) winner of Class 21

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW FRITZ & RUTH ALLINGHAM (97) 2nd in Class 19

RUNNERS-UP TEAL and Helen Boyd (74) winner of Class 8

BERYL and Phil Fry (33) winner of Class 9

ISSY and Diane Bowler (87) 2nd in Class 12

STEVIE and Alison Phipps (14) winner of Class 13

GYPSY and Janet Drew (63) winner of Class 20

 

AWARDS AND SPECIAL ROSETTES

AWARDS

BEST IN SHOW CUP sponsored by Lynne Jones in memory of her beautiful champion BMD, Peggy Sue

Awarded to RICKY GRANGER

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW  sponsored by Lynne Jones in memory of her unforgettable BMD, Josh, whose life was way too short

Awarded to FRITZ ALLINGHAM

 

SOBENKEL AWARD (for Irish IRR dogs and bitches only) sponsored by Sandie Bissett dedicated to all the dogs she has been fortunate enough to share her life with, past and present, not least of all Sophie, Ben and Kelly. Each and every one a character of giant proportions.

Awarded to BUSTER WARR

THE SHANNON MEMORIAL AWARD sponsored by Sandie Bissett to be awarded to an Irish dog or bitch who has journeyed the longest distance after having a traumatised background, either physically or emotionally, when rescued by IRR.

Awarded to PERRY LEON

DARCY CANNON MEMORIAL AWARD sponsored by Lorraine Cannon for an otherwise perfect dog who is the most useless dog in obedience.  

Awarded to CASEY FLYNN

THE PUDSEY MEMORIAL AWARD sponsored by Denise and Phil Regula to be awarded to another brave dog who, like Pudsey, has had to battle against the odds with illness.gula to be awarded to another brave dog who, like Pudsey, has had to battle against the odds with illness.

Awarded to LUCY SMITH

THE PUDSEY MEMORIAL AWARD RUNNER UP  sponsored by Denise and Phil Regula to be awarded to yet another brave dog who, like Pudsey, has had to battle against the odds with illness.

Awarded to MOLLY BISSETT

BEST VETERAN CUP sponsored by Sally Tooke in memory of Jimmy, her beloved IRR forever foster dog

Awarded to BERYL FRY

HAPPIEST WORKER AWARDS sponsored by Pauline Jefferey in memory of Barney, a very special golden

Awarded to QUINN REASTON, HAYLEY PIGOTT, BAILEY LITTLE, AMBER ALLINGHAM & TIA DREW

FIRST PRIZE GOODIE BAGS were thoughtfully put together by Lorraine Cannon

PRIZE CARDS were sponsored, designed and printed by Terry & Belinda McAvoy

SPECIAL ROSETTES

BEST IN SHOW sponsored by Lynne Jones in memory of her beautiful champion BMD, Peggy Sue 

 

Awarded to RICKY GRANGER  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2005pros/ricky.html 

 

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW sponsored by Lynne Jones in memory of her unforgettable BMD, Josh, whose life was way too short 

 

Awarded to FRITZ ALLINGHAM

 

BEST VETERAN sponsored by Pam Morris in memory of Silver who, with love and TLC, defied all the odds and lived happily for 3 extra years. 

 

Awarded to  BERYL FRY  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2009pros/beryl.html

 

RESERVE BEST VETERAN sponsored by Sally Tooke in memory of Freddie, a much loved IRR foster dog, whose stay with them was, sadly, not long enough  

 

Awarded to TEAL BOYD 

 

THE SHANNON MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER sponsored by Sandie Bissett to be awarded to an Irish dog or bitch who has journeyed the longest distance after having a traumatised background, either physically or emotionally, when rescued by IRR. 

 

Awarded to PERRY LEON  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2005pros/perry.html

 

 THE SHANNON MEMORIAL AWARD RUNNER UP sponsored by Sandie Bissett to be awarded to an Irish dog or bitch who has journeyed the longest distance after having a traumatised background, either physically or emotionally, when rescued by IRR.

Awarded to MILLIE BUTLER-SPICE  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2007pros/jordan.html

 

IRISH EYES AWARD WINNER sponsored by Sandie Bissett in memory of her beautiful Shannon whose eyes were the mirrors of her soul 

 

Awarded to  TOBY LEGGETT  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2007pros/toby.html

 

IRISH EYES AWARD RUNNER UP sponsored by Sandie Bissett in memory of her beautiful Shannon whose eyes were the mirrors of her soul  

 

Awarded to  BUSTER WARR    http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2008pros/buster.html

 

THE PUDSEY MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER sponsored by Denise and Phil Regula to be awarded to another brave dog who, like Pudsey, has had to battle against the odds with illness. 

 

Awarded to LUCY SMITH  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2009pros/lucy2.html  

 

THE PUDSEY MEMORIAL AWARD RUNNER UP sponsored by Denise and Phil Regula to be awarded to another brave dog who, like Pudsey, has had to battle against the odds with illness.

 

 Awarded to MOLLY BISSETT http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2008pros/molly.html

 

MOST IMPROVED IRR DOG sponsored by Bob Warwick in memory of Jake, a little guy with a big heart who was taken far too soon  

 

Awarded to LOUIS PHILLIPS http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2007pros/louis.html

 

MOST IMPROVED IRR BITCH sponsored by Debbie Mallett in memory of the wonderful Lady Isabelle who touched everyone's hearts 

 

Awarded to  NIKKI WICKENS   http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2007pros/nikki.html

 

SOBENKEL AWARD WINNER sponsored by Sandie Bissett dedicated to all the dogs she has been fortunate enough to share her life with, past and present, not least of all Sophie, Ben and Kelly. Each and every one a character of giant proportions. 

 

Awarded to  BUSTER WARR  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2008pros/buster.html

 

SOBENKEL AWARD RUNNER UP sponsored by Sandie Bissett dedicated to all the dogs she has been fortunate enough to share her life with, past and present, not least of all Sophie, Ben and Kelly. Each and every one a character of giant proportions.

 

Awarded to  STEVIE PHIPPS  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2007pros/chester.html


SOBENKEL VHC  

 

Awarded to  BERYL FRY http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2009pros/beryl.html    

 

 

SOBENKEL HC 

 

Awarded to  ISSY BOWLER   http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2008pros/issy.html  

 

 

SOBENKEL Commended  

 

Awarded to:   

SAM CANNON  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2008pros/oldsam.html  

JASMINE McAVENEY http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2007pros/jasmine.html

CONNIE McAVOY  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2007pros/maisie.html

SAMMY LACEY  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2005pros/sammy1.html  

 

DARCY CANNON MEMORIAL AWARD sponsored by Lorraine Cannon for an otherwise perfect dog who is the most useless dog in obedience.  

 

Awarded to CASEY FLYNN http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2006pros/casey.html

BEST IRR OBEDIENCE DOG sponsored by Amy Hyde in memory of the inspirational Nugget, her very much loved forever foster boy

 

Awarded to LOUIS PHILLIPS http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2007pros/louis.html

 

BEST IRR OBEDIENCE BITCH sponsored by Pauline Jefferey in memory of Honey, her very first golden girl who could be very good when she wasn't being cheeky!!!!!!  

 

Awarded to ISSY BOWLER  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2008pros/issy.html

 

HAPPIEST WORKER AWARDS sponsored by Pauline Jefferey in memory of Barney, a very special golden  

 

AAwarded to:

QUINN REASTON  http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2007pros/neilan.html  

HAYLEY PIGOTT http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2008pros/hayley.html

BAILEY LITTLE http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/2007pros/cedar.html

AMBER ALLINGHAM

TIA DREW 

All of us at at IRR would like to say a huge "thank you" to all of the rosette and award sponsors. The money we have saved on the rosettes alone will pay for us to transport 3 more deserving dogs over from Ireland.

Thankyou so much for your ongoing support of all we are trying to do.


HOLIDAY AUCTION

The winner of the Holiday Auction was Lorraine Cannon with a bid of £400.  Lorraine won a 2 week holiday in the cottage so kindly donated by Annmarie Wolohan.

 

MONIES COLLECTED FROM SHOW

Stalls (Gilly's Gems, Serenity,Angie's cards)........£30

Catering..............................................................£30

Guess money in jar.............................................£20.13p ....won by Malcolm Gough who redonated the jar of money

Guess elephant name.........................................£22 .....won by Jan Barry (name was ESMERALDA)

Guess Teddies names.........................................£44......won by Hazel Payne (names were MAC and MABEL)

Lucky programme................................................£80......won by Lynne Jones (no: 27)......prize TURTLE MAT

Basket of goodies raffle (donated by Jane).........£17

Entries and Agility................................................£347

CHC stall..............................................................£38

CHC tombola........................................................£26

Hope Brown Crystal dog tags..............................£59

White Elephant....................................................£49.59p

Auction.................................................................£180

Holiday ................................................................£400

Teddy Bears Picnic...............................................£210  (from other shows and at Reunion)

Bottle stall...........................................................£40

Books and CDs....................................................£52.14p

Nick Thompson talk..............................................£58

Microchipping.......................................................£15

Pet shops............................................................£65 + £52.48p + £100

Wendy's Gift shop...............................................£200

Healing Tent........................................................£20

Profit from merchandise sales up to Reunion......£221.05p

Profit from merchandise sales at Reunion...........£99.60p

New and renew Sponsor Dogs at Reunion.........£110.00p

Photo Comp........................................................£302

Raffle..................................................................£71

Donations...........................................................£12

PROFITS ............................................................£2970.99p

EXPENSES .........................................................£496.75p (for marquee and tables and chairs / toilets / field use / insurance). Cups, awards, prizes and rosettes were all donated by very kind people.

TOTAL PROFIT    £2474.24p

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

Click here to view the winners

 

HUGE THANKS TO OUR KIND SPONSORS

 

Burns Pet Nutrition.............................. Dog Food........................ http://www.burns-pet-nutrition.co.uk/

Gramma's....................... 5 Vouchers for Traditional Herbal Foods..............http://www.grammasintl.com/

Gramma's.......................................Necklaces............................................. http://www.grammasintl.com/

Hope Brown Crystals.........................3 sets of Crystals for Dogs....................... http://hopebrown.co.uk/

Multigerm Enterprises................. 6 Vouchers for Lactosym Probiotic Liq........ http://www.lactosym.com/

Royal Canin......................... Voucher for each Class Winner...................... http://www.royalcanin.co.uk/

Canine Concepts..................... Various Lovely Goodies..................... http://www.canineconcepts.co.uk/

Fish4Dogs........................ Food and Treats....................... http://www.fish4dogs.com/cms/default.aspx

Petmeds Various........................................ Lovely Goodies........................... http://www.petmeds.co.uk/

Petslovescruffs................... 2 large dog beds, leads & toys............... http://www.petslovescruffs.co.uk/

Dogs Today Magazine... 1 Year’s subscription to the magazine....http://www.dialadog.co.uk/index.php5

Your Dog Magazine.... 2 x 1 year’s subscription to the Magazine.... http://www.yourdog.co.uk/index.php

Dogs Monthly Magazine........1 year’s subscription to the Magazine........ http://www.dogsmonthly.co.uk/

Dorwest Herbs......................................... 6 Vouchers....................................... http://www.dorwest.com/

Company of Animals................ Various Lovely Goodies.................. http://www.companyofanimals.co.uk/

Petlifeonline.................. £25.00 voucher for Vet bed.............. http://www.petlifeonline.co.uk/Store/Dogs

Sinclair...................................... Various Lovely Goodies............................. http://www.sinclair-sahc.com/

Naturediet.......................... Dog Food.......................... http://www.naturediet.net/naturediet/index.html

JS Products..... Polo Shirt with Golden Retriever Motif...http://www.dogstickers.com/acatalog/index.html

Turtle Mats.................................................... Turtle Mat................................ http://www.turtlemat.co.uk/

Johnsons Veterinary.............................. Flea Products & Pens................. http://www.johnsons-vet.com/

Roof Box.............................. Dog Bowl, Bag & Car Window Lock...................... http://www.roofbox.co.uk/

Bronteglen................................... Selection of Bedding.............................. http://www.bronteglen.co.uk/

Pooch & Mutt.................Joint, Bone & Probiotic Supplements................. http://www.poochandmutt.com/

Doggie Solutions.................................. Dog Bed................................. http://www.doggiesolutions.co.uk/

Cosy Dog................................ Fleece Harness - Green.........................http://www.dog-harnesses.co.uk/

Barkers & Barkers........... Show Packs & Best In Show Goodie Bag......http://www.dogtraininginfo.co.uk/

Waggers..................................................... Dog Bed...................................... http://www.waggers.co.uk/

Kudos Pet Products................ Dog Bed................... http://www.kudospetproducts.co.uk/pet-beds.html

Youronlinepetshop......................... 2 bags & whistles.................... http://www.youronlinepetshop.co.uk/

GWF Nutrition..................................... Joint supplements for Dogs............. http://www.gwfnutrition.com/

Comfy Collars............................................ Comfy Collars......................... http://www.comfycollars.co.uk/

CSJ........................................................Dog Food & Treats..................................... http://www.csjk9.com/

Claws N Paws Pet Shop Sheringham................................................................................. Dog FURminator  

Di & Rob Thompson...................................................................................................... Sponsored a Gazebo

Nick, Ali, Emma, & Faith.............................................. Professional 25W Megaphone Public Address System

Diane Killington...............................................................................................................Handmade bags etc

Mary Rush........................................................................................... Many lovely raffle and tombola prizes

Sally Tooke................................................................................................................. Miscellaneous goodies

Lorraine Cannon........................................................... Toys for Prizes 2nd to 6th and for FUN and Games 

All at Irish Retriever Rescue would like to thank all the companies and very kind people who have been very generous to us, once again. We would also like to thank Wendy Waygood for all her hard work and gentle persuasion on our behalf.