80th Anniversary Spring Club Open Show 2018
April 7th was the date of the Official Clubs Annual General Meeting, Presentation of the Clubs Annual Awards and the clubs Spring Open Show.
Our Judge Alan Carter was very pleased with his entry of 41 dogs making 48 entries. As is always the case not every dog made it to the show – the ones that didn’t make it sent their apologies to the Judge. Alan has already completed his critiques, thank you Alan for your speed, and these can be viewed here.
The show saw an unusual ‘littermates double’ in Best in Show with littermates Witchstone Minnehaha and Witchstone Standing Rock at Lasagesse taking Best Bitch and Best Dog respectively, as well as separate littermates Ch Witchstone Siouxsie Sioux and Ch Witchstone Not Apache on Me for Peopleton taking Res Best Bitch and Dog. All 4 dogs shared the same dam, BISS Gr Ch Rustic Lane Still Waters Run Deep.
A very presentable 37 members attended the AGM. The meeting was very positive and was completed in just under 1 hour. Those present will know that at the 11th hour our President, Audrey Ensor, was unable to attend and the Secretary apologised on her behalf but hopes to attend the next club show.
Our champions crowned in 2017
Making up a Champion is a very special achievement and should rightly be recognised. This year we had the time to do it right and recognise the achievements of our members.
Club Annual Awards
These were presented by Chairman Jan Fiers and Cup Steward Tim Harman and will be available to view soon.
This year we also wanted to honour the hard work and achievements of our members, outside of the show ring.
We were delighted to have Johnny Richardson (Reeberich) present the awards.
Special Award for dedication to Thumbprints – Graeme Dixon
Special Award for dedication to english-toy-terrier-club.co.uk – Holly Nowell & Sarah Crossling
Special Award for dedication to Discover Dogs – Kim & Ryan Ross
The Club’s Welfare Fund
Thank you to our generous members and their fundraising efforts recently.
Pledges were made for Johnny Richardson to reveal his latest design in his customised clothing. Johnny walked the catwalk in his usual manner to everyone’s delight. Johnny was hoping to raise £150 which would go into the Clubs Welfare Fund. We are pleased to announce that the event raised £173 for the club!
ONE HINDRED AND SEVENTY THREE POUNDS ????? That is an amazing amount. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who found they had longer arms and shorter pockets than they knew. That truly is a brilliant gesture by people.
It was an excellent day out in so many respects and a friendly atmosphere seemed to pervade the venue all day.
Lucinda and Jane Allsop donated Crufts tickets and their sale raised £40.
Maurice and Carrie Graham-Weall donated 2 dog buggies and these were auctioned off, raising yet another £60 for the welfare fund.
Jan Harman, our shop manager, debuted the club’s new breed stand and received very positive feedback from items purchased. She has sourced some excellent new and exclusive items that will be available to purchase soon via the website. In the meantime, please contact Jan direct if you’re interested.
Big thanks to Lisa Dixon who organised the raffle and raised £75 in club funds – thank you Lisa, your hard work is much appreciated.
Last but not least, we’d like to express our gratitude to Hazel Haffenden and her daughter Sammy for overseeing the catering. Lots of great feedback about the quality and presentation of the food served. You worked like troopers in that kitchen and didn’t even break a sweat, your efforts were appreciated by all.
Thank you to everyone involved in the show – whether it be organising or exhibiting. We’ll see you in July.
What our members had to say
It was a lovely, well thought out show with a great atmosphere. Thank you to all who helped it to be so enjoyable xx
Nessie Love (Cake Maker in Chief)
It was great to see 5 entries (4 present) in the Special Beginners class – love to see new exhibitors joining our hobby and enjoying showing off their ETTs.
Nick Gourley (Witchstone)
We were presented with Archie’s Champion rosette which the ETT Club kindly present to all dogs who have become champions during the last year. A lovely memento of a great year. Many thanks to the Committee for all their hard work and to the caterers for the excellent food.
Wendy Blatchford (Peopleton)
Love the little glass ornament I bought at the Club show, there’s some really nice merchandise available now.
Carolyn Inch (Edalene)