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Heelwork to Music in the UK

Crufts 2015 
Judges 
Gina Pink
Ann DeRizzio
Claudia Moser
After a closely fought fantastic competition hosted by Rugby DTC on Saturday the 24th of January at the Kennel club building in Stoneleigh the top ten dogs in both heelwork to music and freestyle received their ticket to the main arena. Below are the order of events for the three days of competitions

Crufts 2015 Running Orders

Thursday 5 March 2015 Freestyle

1 Lesley Brocklehurst with Genabacab Speck of Light

2 Anne Shuker with Splish Splash

3 Pauline Goddard with Mist of Snowdon

4 Lucy Creek with Dialynne Making Waves

5 Christine Oxtoby with Legacy’s Eze Ezekiel

6 Jackie Roberts with Rosmak Marmite Soldier

7 Sue Betteridge with Glenalpine Katie

8 Kim Lyddon with Canen You Said What

9 Heather Smith with Moonlight Magic Dancer

10 Lucy Creek with Harriot Skiffle King

Friday 6 March 2015 Heelwork to Music

1 Annette Lowe with Kinaway Mystic Spires

2 Lucy Heath with Stillmoor Winter Sun

3 Lesley Neville with Brambledale Blue Dewy

4 Jackie Roberts with Rosmak Marmite Soldier

5 Julia Folland with Jones’ Girl

6 Michelle Dodson with Kinaway Doctor Kildare

7 Pamela Sullivan with Norden Lights Hawk

8 Heather Smith with Moonlight Magic Dancer

9 Lucy Creek with Harriot Skiffle King

10 Caroline Garrett with Wildsea Phoenix of Fire


Saturday 7 March 2015 International Freestyle


1 England – To Be Confirmed

2 Austria – Lukas Pratschker with Falco Out of the Dark

3 Switzerland – Marianne Rentsch with Beyaz del Tesoro D’Oro

4 Italy – Lucia Imbergerova with Desperado Od Suche Hory

5 Belguim – Herlinde Jans with Sharilin Kiki

6 Wales – Maggie Jarman with Broad Beach Lucy

7 Denmark – Emmy Marie Simonsen with DKFSCH Littlethorn Feet of Flames

8 France – Roger Buonocore with Cookies Du Domaine De Jolea

9 Scotland – Heather Smith with Moonlight Magic Dancer

10 Sweden – Jonna Smedberg with Lizzroys Zoya

11 The Netherlands – Grietje Wagenaar with Fjurdyhoeve Floyd

12 Norway – Marianne Ass with Memory of Sara Av Sea Perto

13 Czech Republic – Katerina Veinlichova with Beauty Angie ze Stokova

14 Slovakia – Monika Olsovska with Arsinoe z Rise Wa

Paws and Music Association Interregional competition 
takes place on 
Monday the 29th of August 2016
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http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/1024909/htm.pdf
Click the link for The Kennel club 's new Guide for Beginner handlers 
Description
Crufts 2017 Heelwork to Music finalist
Lucy Creek
Annette Lowe
Kay Laurence
Cathy Bates
Caroline Garrett
Sue Dooney 
Karen Sykes
Michelle Dodson
Kath Hardman
Jackie Roberts
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Crufts 2017 Freestyle finalist
Lucy Creek
Kim Lydon
Karen Sykes
Mary Ann Nestor
Annette Lowe
Anne Shuker
Lesley Neville
Isa Randell
Cathy Bates
Kay Laurence


press.office@thekennelclub.org.uk

Date: 25 July 2017


CHANGES TO KENNEL CLUB HEELWORK TO MUSIC REGULATIONS

The Kennel Club has recently approved a number of changes to the regulations

for heelwork to music, effective from 1st January 2018.

The following regulation changes have been made to offer starters an option

as to whether to progress on the basis of a combination of wins and points

or on points only, and to prevent inexperienced handlers in other classes

from progressing too quickly.

Regulation L(A)2. Official Categories

TO:

2. In the following definitions of classes all points must be gained in

official classes only. To count towards class progression or an excellent

qualification, a first place in starters or novice, or two first places in

intermediate must have been won with an overall score of at least 60% (18

marks)55% (16.5 marks).

(Deletions struck through. Insertions underlined.)

Regulation L(A)4. Official Classes

TO:

a. Starters. Neither the dog nor the handler must have gained 14

points or more including a win, nor have elected to progress on points (20

points or more) in official starters classes at Kennel Club licensed

Heelwork to Music competitions. Dogs or handlers must progress to novice

once 14 points or more including a win have been gained in starters classes

but may, at the handler’s discretion, elect to progress on 20 points without

a win. NB Handlers and dogs previously qualified out of starters are not

eligible for this class. are not eligible for this class if they have

previously gained 14 or more points in official starters classes with any

dog.

b. Novice. The dog or the handler must have gained 14 points or more

including a win, or have elected to progress on 20 points or more in

official starters classes at Kennel Club licensed Heelwork to Music

competitions. The dog must progress to intermediate once 16 points or more

including a win, or a total of 28 points or more have been gained in novice

classes.

c. Intermediate. The dog must have gained 16 points or more

including a win, or a total of 28 points or more in official novice classes

at Kennel Club licensed Heelwork to Music competitions. The dog must

progress to advanced once 20 points or more including at least one two first

places have been gained in intermediate classes.

d. Advanced. The dog must have gained 20 points or more including at

least one two first places in official intermediate classes at Kennel Club

licensed Heelwork to Music competitions.

(Deletions struck through. Insertions underlined.)

Regulation L(A)8. Excellent Qualifications

TO:

If a first place has been won at a particular level in starters or novice,

or two first places at intermediate or advanced, when the required level of

points have been gained, the dog will also be awarded an excellent

qualification and can use the title "Ex" after its class title, such as: HTM

St Ex.

(Deletions struck through. Insertions underlined.)

ENDS

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25th July 2017
HEELWORK TO MUSIC TEAM GB WINS HISTORIC DOUBLE AT OPEN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The members of Heelwork to Music Team GB flew the flag for their country with great effect when they came first in both team competitions at the Open European Championships in Belgium over the weekend of 25 – 27 August.

Team manager Kath Hardman said: “This is an unprecedented achievement in the history of Open European Championships for Great Britain as Heelwork to Music Team GB not only won the Heelwork To Music Championship for a second time, but also the Freestyle Championship for the first time, to complete a first ever double for the team.”

As well as coming first in both team competitions, all four members of the heelwork to music team were placed in the top 12 out of 51 competitors, from 14 countries across Europe. Lucy Creek from Warwickshire with Skiffle (Border Collie) finished in 3rd place, Caroline Garrett from West Sussex with Fawkes (Border Collie) in 7th, Kath Hardman from Derbyshire with Denby (Border Collie) in 8th place and Karen Sykes also from Derbyshire with Midge (Working Sheepdog) in 12th place. Heelwork to Music reserve, Lucy Heath from Lincolnshire with Indie (Border Collie), was able to present her routine as a demonstration during a break at the event.

In the Freestyle Championship there were 54 competitors from 17 countries. Lucy Creek and Skiffle finished in 2nd place, Kim Lyddon from Cheshire with Tyler (Border Collie) in 9th place, Karen Sykes and Midge in 16th place. The final member of the team was Kath Hardman with Denby and the reserve was Lucy Creek with her Beagle, Teasel.

Kath commented: “I knew the selected team would be strong and I am extremely proud of the results in the team events and also in the individual performances. Lucy Creek and Skiffle achieved a fabulous second place in freestyle and a third place in heelwork and should be congratulated for contributing such high scores to the team results.

“The team worked well together fully supporting each team member. Our grateful thanks go to the heelwork to music community back home along with the team’s travelling supporters for their enthusiasm, fundraising and support. Our success would not have been possible without the financial support of our major sponsors, CSJ Foods, the Company of Animals, the Puppy School, Canine Freestyle GB and Dog World.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “These are tremendous results for Heelwork to Music Team GB. To win one of the categories was wonderful, but to win in both fields surpassed everyone’s expectations. This just goes to prove what training, skill and dedication can achieve. The Kennel Club sends its very warmest congratulations to the entire team. Well done, everyone.”

Plans are being made to enter a team into the World Heelwork to Music and Freestyle Championships in the Netherlands from 9 – 12 August 2018 and the Open European Heelwork to Music and Freestyle Championships in Switzerland from 12 – 14 October 2018. Applications are therefore invited from competitors wishing to be considered for Heelwork to Music Team GB. Handlers wishing to be considered should request an application form by email from htm@thekennelclub.org.uk or telephone 01296 318540. The deadline is Friday 13 October 2017.

For further information on Heelwork to Music Team GB, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/heelwork-to-music/heelwork-to-music-team-gb/

ENDS


September 2017



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