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|
|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,|
|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!!
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.