14 March 2012

Top Lodge at Crufts 2012

Crufts 2012 - and all Top Lodge were involved in the competitions. Kath had been invited to judge all three days of competition - the Freestyle (Thursday) the Heelwork To Music (Friday) the International Freestyle (Saturday) and the Young Kennel Club Classes (Saturday afternoon)
It seemed a long walk to reach the judge's tables in the Main Arena!
Lesley and Angus competed in the Freestyle Competition to their music "Elegance" from Hello Dolly.
A great routine which gave Lesley and Angus third place!!!   Well done both of you. 
All ten competitors with their lovely dogs, plus the judges for a photograph of a day to remember 
Karen with Fly competed in the Heelwork To Music Competition on Friday, performing to "Singing In The Rain" they completed a superb routine with bejewelled umbrella and jacket - all hand done!
 Well done Karen and Fly gaining 4th place
 What a great line up - all ten competitors with dogs - and a couple of judges! 
Crystal engraved trophies presented to the judges in appreciation of their hard work.
The Winner of the International Freestyle Competition Thierry Thomas and Ubac from France
At the benches for a well earned rest - Lesley with Angus and Hamish
The benches are a nice quiet area for both dogs and handlers.  Decorated with the Good Luck cards from family, friends and fellow competitors
 Karen met with Lada from The Czech Republic from her visit there with Kath a few years ago
Karen at the benches with Fly and Erin snuggled in their cages.  Lots of cards - it was Karen's birthday on the Friday so extra celebt-rations for her.

Another Crufts over - and the year starts all over again - looking for new music for new routines.

Thanks to everyone for supporting Top Lodge - especially Derbyshire County Cricket Club for allowing them to use the indoor facilities.

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