The DALLY RALLY held in Wales on 31st August was a great success with eight dogs (and their handlers!) gaining instinct certificates. Congratulations to: Linda David and Merlyn; Lynnie Porter and Blizzard; Lester Dagge and Buttons; Giselle and Tim Lockett and Cuba and Domino; Sue Beaman and Ellie; Zoe Gilmore and Rosabelle … for gaining their Carriage Dog Certificates
And to the Lockett’s Louis handled by Fay Moffat-Roberts for gaining his Road Dog certificate. Fay has written a story about her experience so far in taking on the training and handling of someone else’s dog. You can read Fay and Louis’ story here.
Coach hits the town – September 2013
Miranda Purves of Kent owns and handles Splash, this year’s Carriage Dog Champion. Miranda also owns a restored Victorian Park Drag coach. With horses provided and driven by UK four in hand driving trials competitor Georgina Frith, Miranda’s coach hit the town in the last weekend of September. Miranda writes:
“We took the coach out on Sunday and gave Splash a “go” with it in the field first. I think she thought the coach was rather an odd shape, but she did follow it, but with multiple sniffs along the way. The coach was then driven through the garden up to the house when Splash following it of her own accord! She waited outside the house with the coach awaiting its passengers. The coach was then driven six miles via the lanes to a pub for lunch, then back again. It was all great fun, if not for those cars which were stuck behind it on the narrow lanes!”
But definitely for the Dalmatian lovers who appreciated a little bit of history re-made!