The Papillon (Butterfly Dog) Club Open Show held its Feb Open Show at St Mary’s Church Hall, in Solihull. It is a pleasant venue just the right size for the show with a stage at the far end of the hall. The venue has good hard standing parking facilities. There is a generous kitchen area with tasty food was on supply all day long. The committee had worked hard to make sure all was in order for exhibitors with Ellie Mordecai smiling face greeting you on arrival. The raffle table was fit to bulging with many prizes on offer. it must have certainly been a success story with the lovely Ann Summerfield who is President of the club, raffle tickets in hand, making sure everyone didn’t miss out on the opportunity of winning a prize.
Mr Richard Haynes (Eburacum) who shows his lovely Yorkshire Terriers was the judge for this show and he arrived looking smart and ready for the day ahead of him. All went smoothly along with the help of the stewards and it was no time at all before lunch was on hand.
During the lunch break Miss Rhianna Brooks judged the Junior Handling, Brace and Special Classes. She also went over the puppies for their first experience in the puppy walk, always an entertaining moment of any show. Rhianna looked very smart for her judging, and it only seems like yesterday she was herself was competing in the junior handling ring. She went over the dogs in a kind gentle manner and conducted herself in the ring with conviction. Rhianna’s Junior Handler winner for the day was sixteen year old Cerys Lewis. You did a great job, well done Rhianna.
So, all back from lunch and it was the bitches turn to take centre stage. Once again the stewards kept everything moving along nicely and it was no time at all before the principal winners were receiving their beautiful rosettes.
The principal winners were as follows; Jo Davidson- Poston and Karen Farrell had an extremely successful day taking BIS/BD with Tinklebury Super Sprout Spinillons JW shCM with Karen handling, RBIS/BB /BV Ch & Ir Ch, CRO VET CH, NL VET CH Spinillons Saffire JW shCM with Jo handling. BP went to Gill Geary with Taliesyn Black Walnut and RBP Sue Stanbury with Inixia Bella Bella (naf). Lastly BPH Jon & Sue Caton’s Lennox Vive Vanette at Henrix (imp). Congratulations to everyone, including the committee for putting on a well run show.
The following weekend the South of England Papillon Club held their First Open show of the year. For this show Elaine Stanmore (Altaya) had the task of judging the butterflies and moths and Michelle Osborne (Tykkydewas) judged the special classes and Junior Handling. Michelle’s best Junior Handler in Show was Isabella Cox.
Unfortunately no news and snippets of the actual show has come through at time of writing; however the principal winners were as follows; BIS Gregory’s Skyvana Reddy To Go to Tonkory, many congratulations also to Sophie Langdon the breeder. RBIS /BOS Miller’s Feorlig Smarty, BPIS Geary’s Taliesyn Black Walnut, RBPIS Hart’s Flutura’s Heaven Sent, congratulations to the breeder Michele Buss. BVIS Maskell’s Kazkell Velvet Dream JW, finally BPHIS Caton’s Lennox Vive Vanette at Henrix. Congratulations to all the principal and class winners. Crufts is not that far away now, next week I will be giving you details and information on the show. Until next week take care, have fun and most of all, enjoy our lovely hobby.