Medium & Small
Agility Comb 1-5
Sunday, 26th July 2015.
Small Combined 1-5 Agility
Sunday, 26th July 2015 may have arrived a little wet, but it
didn't dampen the enthusiasm of those taking part in the finals supported by
ShowOffs Rosettes. With Cheryl's rosettes adorning caravans and trophy cabinets
around the country, Dog Vegas welcomed them as a perfect partner to support the
Presiding Judge Steve Croxford commenced his first ShowOffs
class, the all female (handlers, that is) Dog Vegas Medium Combined 1-5
Agility. It was clear to see that the class was testing the handling skills of
the competitors. A good, even cross-section of finalists going clear,
collecting faults and facing the dreaded 'E'.
As as the vast majority of runs were coming in between 39 and 43
seconds, it was clear that the fantastic winning run from from Jill Barber with
Dreamarkis Fly Me to The Moon was rocket propelled, finishing in an incredible
33.8 seconds, almost 6 seconds ahead of a very respectable 2nd place time of
39.6 from Rachel Lount with Kateslot Image. Some 17 hundreds of a second
separated 2nd from 3rd place which went to Judita Preiss with Anadune Dark
The rest of the field
gave a great account of themselves in what was a fully attended fantastic final.
ShowOffs Small Combined 1-5 Agility
Judge Croxford's course was a worthy test of both man - yes, some made it to the
Finals - and woman! The course tested their ability to put their well rehearsed
winning dances into action. With fewer 'Es' it was clear that watching the
Mediums had highlighted a few traps.
The smalls produced more evenly spaced timings. Dog Vegass
regular Judge, Lorna Goodban provided a delicious display with Tweet Like
Choklat, securing the 1st place. Restoring male pride, 2nd place went to Terry
Wallbank with Billy Bob, whilst Hayley Tindall had a fantastic run coming in 3rd
with Tindall's Usselby Princess.
All in all another great Dog Vegas ShowOffs Rosettes Final,
providing a spectacle to watch and credit to all those who had competed in the
qualifiers nationally to reach the finals. Well done to everyone. Hopefully see
you all next year.