9 August 2011

Gower Show 2011

Sue Thomas, Gower Show Secretary wrote to Top Lodge in November 2010 to see if the group was available for their annual show in August 2011.  Yes they were available so a firm booking was made.
Funniest face competition?

The team had never been to the Gower Peninsula but everyone they mentioned the venue to said it was a most beautiful part of Wales.   And how true this was! 
Steady up there!!!    A frisky exhibitor!
Yummy - cakes waiting to be judged

A display of bees

A Garmen

Barn Owl

Hello!!!!   A fabulous Alpaca

The weather could have been better - during the first display
it was pretty torrential but Karen and Kes made sure the show went on!!
Kath and Amber explaining the terms of Heelwork To Music
and in a little sunshine too

Karen and Fly performing Heelwork To Music to Hernando's Hideaway
And the sun kept shining -
Karen and Erin explaining some of the Freestyle moves

Yes - even when its been raining - the routine stays the same!!  
Very soggy grass!

One of Spice's favourite jumps - "body popping"

Erin is finding that Denby just keeps growing!!!

The heavy horses were well turned out and looked great in the glorious sunshine

The show is set in the grounds of Penrice Castle Park,
Reynoldston, Gower.
The Members and Officials Car Park - the event was huge

The visitors gather at the Main Ring whilst the approaching clouds get darker!!

Spotted the large Blonde lady centre?

Here she is again!

Ah!!!   She was part of the Police Dog Display!!!

The police handlers had sunny weather for their display of man work

A bit more "Man Work" as David holds Denby to greet the young ladies!

The top three Shire Horses - all these photos taken by Allan Brown - thanks Allan

Karen with Fly and Kath with Amber performing a pairs HTM Routine

Amber taking off!
Karen and Fly giving a lesson on Freestyle with the children

A very well behaved group all trying very hard to beat Fly into position

And Kath with Spice close the Top Lodge performances
with If I Only Had a Brain

Denby's first visit to the seaside!!  5 months old
Time to visit the seaside - what a glorious beach and totally dog friendly!!
A solitary house at the beach - as seen on "Torchwood"!

Karen gathering the pack in the sea

Fly and Erin chasing the waves

The pack of six dogs!

Amber chasing the photographer :-)

Karen's not one to miss a training opportunity!

Denby full of sea water!

Karen gathers most of the pack together

Lesley had been unable to travel on this trip due to a back injury.

Kes - always the last dog to leave the sea - she loves the beach and the waves

A bedraggled Spice
Thanks to Gower Show for inviting us to the show and thanks to our sponsors at the event - The Kings Head and THD (Gower) Limited.   We loved the show and the surrounding scenery was amazing.

1 comment:

Sue T said...

Thank you for coming to Gower and doing a fantastic display that everyone loved. Great to see the photo's and so glad you managed to get to have some fun on the beach. A really good weekend.