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Heelwork to Music in the UK

CANINE PERFORMERS  – 19th  NOVEMBER 


REPORTS – 19 NOVEMBER AND 11 DECEMBER

CANINE PERFORMERS AT LONGFIELD, KENT – 19 NOVEMBER 2016

This is a new venue for a show and works very well, with enough space for the dog to work, and for audience to watch without impeding them. There is also a good exercise area to the rear. As usual, Louise and her team managed a relaxed and enjoyable show.

INTERMEDIATE DRESSAGE

Judges Jan Debnam and Louise Ince

Alison Wilde and Shemella Badgers Moon (Border Collie) performing to Rhapsoblue in D/Telstar by Simon Nichol. Score 20.55

A round with good dressage content using heel and free positions. The backwards and sideways moves were of good duration and demonstrated Badger’s ability to maintain his pace throughout.

SueMcAuliffe and Decoymans Piper Wilma (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) Score 19.45.

This is a lovely busy little dog. The props were well integrated into the choreography and used in an imaginative way to change between positions. Good use of walking and trot paces.

Jo Preston and Calandrella Ankti (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) performing to On the Road Again by Willie Nelson Score 19.25.

There was some very nice dressage within this round, with Ankti working at a brisk, stylish trot, but she was sadly lacking in focus at times which detracted from the overall quality of the performance. Next time!!

VEE’S CHRISTMAS SHOW AT - 11 DECEMBER 2016

This show is now a valued part of our Christmas celebrations, with a good atmosphere and opportunity to have some real fun with our dogs in the fun classes after the main competition.

INTERMEDIATE DRESSAGE

Judges Jan Debnam and Lesley Brocklehurst

Alison Wilde and Shemella Badgers Moon Performing to Rhapsoblue in D/Telstar by Simon Nichol. Score 19.45

Alone in the class but worthy of the win. The music suits the partnership and the choreography is interesting with a varied use of heelwork and free positions.

ADVANCED DRESSAGE

Judges Jan Debnam and Alison Wilde

Ester Kent and Gosport Riva (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) performing to “Counting Stars by One Republic. Score 22.8

This is a smart little dog and the choreography is excellent, varied and demonstrating the key skills that should be present in an advanced dressage round. Good use of space and the music suits the partnership.

Cathy Bates and Ruskath Lyrical Image (WSD) performing to Next to me by Emile Sande. Score 22.05

Some very interesting moves in this round which has evolved since I saw it last. The introduction of dressage weaves was a very welcome addition to the choreography and I would love to have seen a few more of them to demonstrate Sybil’s skill. The patterns are sometimes not fully completed.

Louise Ince and Decoymans Piper Edward (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) performing to Waves by Mr Probz. Score 21.25

A good varied round using the space to best advantage. Troy is a smart little dog with a business-like trot. The sideways and backwards sections were well presented and of sufficient duration to demonstrate Troy’s skills.

Lesley Brocklehurst and Genabacab Speck of Life (WSD) performing to Querer Alegrai by Cirque de Soliel. Score 20.2.

How we all enjoyed this round. Lesley’s choreography was, as usual, impeccable. But after 9 or so years in the ring being a total goody 4 paws, Alaska decided to celebrate her retirement with an outbreak of her own choreography. We all loved what she did with the Lilly which was supposed to be a target. Good on you Alaska – didn’t know you had it in you!!

Jan Debnam

Head Judge
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