LOWDOWN Winter 2014

Fun Day

Tony Roberts

CLUB FUN DAY 2014 Crowhurst Village Hall Surrey. 18 August 2014

When the committee arrived early in the day to set out the village hall field for our races and games it was debatable whether these would be held out of doors at all. The grey skies held the threat of rain. However, optimistic as always, we decided to press ahead and risk the possible downpours.

The ring and seating were set out, and indoors, tables were filled with the buffet which, for the most part, had been supplied by Middle Farm, Firle. Very appetising the spread looked too. Members and hounds arrived at the appointed time together with some new faces who had discovered our website. Jill did stirling work at the entrance table, meeting and greeting.

Our guest judge, Ms Jeanie Thompson (whippets), arrived, eager once again to cast her eyes over a rather different breed to her own. Chairman Brian, now totally familiar with the club’s PA - the loudspeaker system, not anything more animated - welcomed the gathering and formally opened proceedings.

Chris, ably assisted by Sue, organised the various races and games. Both hounds and owners threw themselves into the competitions with much enthusiasm - sausages were caught (by some), and recalls were ‘requested’ and duly considered by the hounds.

All this activity led to healthy appetites and Brian’s announcement that lunch was now available was good news. After lunch, Jeanie assisted by Jean took to the ring and began the fun classes. Well done to everyone who took part.

We had been very lucky with the weather conditions which did little to dampen this annual summer event which is always greatly looked forward to. This is a lovely opportunity for members who live a little too far away to attend our regular walks to come and spent a friendly day in the company of our favourite breed and likeminded owners.

CLUB FUN DAY 2014 Crowhurst Village Hall Surrey. 18 August 2014

When the committee arrived early in the day to set out the village hall field for our races and games it was debatable whether these would be held out of doors at all. The grey skies held the threat of rain. However, optimistic as always, we decided to press ahead and risk the possible downpours.

The ring and seating were set out, and indoors, tables were filled with the buffet which, for the most part, had been supplied by Middle Farm, Firle. Very appetising the spread looked too. Members and hounds arrived at the appointed time together with some new faces who had discovered our website. Jill did stirling work at the entrance table, meeting and greeting.

Our guest judge, Ms Jeanie Thompson (whippets), arrived, eager once again to cast her eyes over a rather different breed to her own. Chairman Brian, now totally familiar with the club’s PA - the loudspeaker system, not anything more animated - welcomed the gathering and formally opened proceedings.

Chris, ably assisted by Sue, organised the various races and games. Both hounds and owners threw themselves into the competitions with much enthusiasm - sausages were caught (by some), and recalls were ‘requested’ and duly considered by the hounds.

All this activity led to healthy appetites and Brian’s announcement that lunch was now available was good news. After lunch, Jeanie assisted by Jean took to the ring and began the fun classes. Well done to everyone who took part.

We had been very lucky with the weather conditions which did little to dampen this annual summer event which is always greatly looked forward to. This is a lovely opportunity for members who live a little too far away to attend our regular walks to come and spent a friendly day in the company of our favourite breed and likeminded owners.

Best Veteran (over seven years)
Krishna Cooper

Best Puppy (under one year)
Henry Owen

Most Handsome Dog
Monty Lower

Prettiest Bitch
Speckles Sinclair

Hound in Best Condition
Murray Feest

Hound with Waggiest Tail
Dill Harris

Best Rescue Hound
Lionel Owen

Best in Match
Murray Feest

Basset Hound Fancy Dress
Elsie Monks

first published in LOWDOWN

guest editor Thea King