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PAWS IN THE PARK 13-14 SEPTEMBER 2008, HOP FARM, PADDOCK WOOD, KENT

The ‘Dashing Dalmatians’ team displayed their talent for obedience and showmanship at Paws in the Park in Paddock wood Kent in September in front of huge crowds. The rare good weather made the event a spectacular success for the organisers and the Dalamtians were in the ring twice each day over the weekend. The obedience routines were followed by a display of carriage dogs. Anne Dickens and Anna Gambles’ Fenris and Freya worked with spotty pony Parker as usual. Gail Cotterill’s Skittle worked behind skewbald Jacko with Sue Stevens driving. And youngster Splash worked behind her owner Miranda Purves’ 4-wheeler pulled by Marmite and Addie. For more photos from 2008 Paws in the Park click here

To see video clips of the routines and the carriage dogs, click on these links – remember to ‘shift click’ for a new page Paws in the Park Routine 1 Routine 2 Routine 3 Routine 4 Lovely selection of still shots carefully edited together

Some of the Dashing Dalmatians and friends relaxing after their final display on Sunday.

HEREFORD CARRIAGE DRIVING GROUP SPRING SHOW – CARRIAGE DOG CLASS RESULTS

The cup for this class was kindly sponsored by John Dillon: Chartered Surveyors Estate Agents and Auctioneers of Hereford.

PLACEDOGDRIVERGROOMHORSE 
1stWoodyRay WilliamsAlison Burgess*Bess
2ndFenris and Freya (as a pair)Anne Dickens*Anna Gambles*Parker
3rdSpinAvril Pluck*Kath BucklandLouis
4thMr DarcyMaggie GallopRon Gallop*Jos
5thMerlotJane Friend*Alex FriendRosie
6thFonziPhilip HolderChris Cleland*Badger and Wayne
*Dog handlers
The carriage dog class at Hereford Driving Group Spring Show certainly drew in the crowds.

Lester Dagge, show organiser said afterwards: “If ever there was a show stopper, it had to be this. The ring sides were packed with spectators to see the six turnouts offer their magnificent displays. Even the judges in adjacent rings had a raw deal to keep their attention off the Dalmatians. Uncertain as to how the class would perform, Jane Friend (who helped devise the class) was delighted with the outcome, whilst Alison Burgess and her dog Woody working with a borrowed Norfolk cart with Ray Williams, showed effortlessly the skill of the working carriage dog!”

For more photos from the Hereford Show Carriage Dog Class click here

CARRIAGE DOG DISPLAY AT THE CARRIAGE DRIVING FAIR AT ARDINGLY, SUSSEX

David and Denise Taylor put on a Carriage Dog Display at the Carriage Driving Fair at the South of England Show Ground in in Ardingly in 2008.

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