16 July 2016

Top Lodge at Crich Fete

The Top Lodge Team were invited to Crich Fete where they gave a demonstration of Heelwork To Music.

26 June 2016

Karen Judges at the World Dog Show

HTM World Championships 2016
Moscow, Russia

Karen Sykes was privileged to be invited to judge the Heelwork To Music World Championships 2016 held in Moscow, Russia from 24th to 26th June 2016.  She was particularly honoured to be appointed Head Judge of the competition.

Fabulous trophies were available to the winners of the competitions. 

The Team Freestyle Championships were decided on Friday and the Team Heelwork to Music on Saturday.
The winners of both the division were the host country, Team Russia!

On Sunday the Individual Championships were decided.  The top 10 competitors in the 2 divisions danced again and their 2 scores were added together to give the final individual results.

The Freestyle World Champion is Yvonne Belin from Switzerland with her beautiful Border Collie Bitch, Jewel del Mulino Prudenza Brains ‘n Beauty.

 Yvonne and Alice

The Heelwork to Music World Champion is Polina Ilina and her magnificent Belgium Shepherd Malinois Liniya Gracii Ilim Yan.

  Polina and Ilim

Karen would like to thank the organisers of the World Dog Show 2016 for all their hard work and magnificent hospitality.

The full results of the World Championships can be found here  http://wds2016.dogdance.ru/?lang=en&page=results

25 June 2016

Lesley, Dewy and Tedi success

At the Strictly Canine HTM Competition on the last weekend in June, Lesley had a very busy and successful day.
 Lesley and Tedi placed second in his first Novice HTM Competition.
Then competing in his first Novice Freestyle Competition - Lesley and Tedi won the class! 

Not to be overshadowed by his younger brother - Dewy then won the Advanced Freestyle Competition! 
And to finish off Lesley's super results, she was placed second with Dewy in the Advanced HTM Competition.

What a great result!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Thank you Strictly for the photographs.

4 June 2016

Pink Ribbon 20 miles 2016

For the second year running,  Kath entered the Pink Ribbon 20 mile walk with fellow "dog Dancer" Nicci.  This year the walk set off in dry weather from Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.
After a 10 minute Aerobic Class - they were warmed up and ready to start with their canine walkers Amber, Denby and Nala.
At 9:00am the whistle blew for the start of the walk.  An hour later the 10 mile walkers would set off and another hour later the 5 mile walkers would leave the start line.
Amber Denby and Kath on their way!
The crowd of 20 mile walkers on their way through the grounds of Chatsworth starting with a steep incline to the Hunting Lodge and Emperor Lake, walking through Beeley Wood and some areas which are normally not available to the public.
Down into Beeley where they met with David their route supporter.
From Beeley across the fields and into Calton Lees - still within the grounds of the Chatsworth Estate.
And then a long trek to the Bakewell Agricultural Showground where the sun was shining brightly!
From the Showground the route took them through Bakewell and up another steep inline to Hassop and then to Bakewell Station. From the Station - yet another hill - this time 5 miles of uphill walking to Edensor and back towards the start!!   They finished at 5:00pm.
Checking in at the finish and they were given meal vouchers.  Throughout the walk refreshments were provided - water, fresh fruit, crisps, energy bars.
Done for another year!!!
Nice video here - spot me, Amber, Denby, David and Nicci

Thank you to everyone who supported Nicci and Kath who raised so far this year £989.00

31 May 2016