Just back from enjoyable SGHC Limited Show. As are most limited shows the entry was not great but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The show was well run with Elaine Stanmore busy in the kitchen dishing up coffee, teas, cakes and stuffed potatoes. Before judging there was two seconds of silence for two Club members whom have recently died, they are Susan Bounds and Betty Chanter. Our judge was Ms Maya Monk-Schenk. Best in Show went to our own Kasaque Salaama with the Reserve Best in Show to Caroline and John Owen’s Cayna Khepri. Best Veteran was Kasra Zeleka owned by Don and Pauline Everton. Many thanks to the sponsors Eden Holistic Pet Foods for their generous donation of food. We shall try the girls on it and see what they think.
After the Limited Show, was the SGHC’s AGM. Unfortunately Peter Yardley, who was planning to chair the meeting was unable to attend. In his absence Karen Fisher kindly took over the job with Carol Seymour acting as secretary. A big thank you to both for stepping up at the last moment. The Club has some new officers; Don Everton is still President, Karen Fisher is now Vice-President, Caroline McCormich Smith is Secretary and Diane Layton Smith is Treasurer. The Committee consists of Nicola Warner (Chairman), Linsay Harkett, Peter Yardley, Bernie Hetherington, Helena Haywood, Helen Williams, Diane Klein. There are still place available if anyone would like to join. The new Committee intends to put some of their new plans and ideas in the upcoming Newsletter, which will come out with the schedules for the Open Show. Judges elect are Elaine Stanmore, Championship Show 2020, Christopher Lewis, Open Show 2019, Limited Show 2019, Pip Buswell.
John Owen Hon Secretary of the Northern Saluki Club has sent the following: “It is with much regret and disappointment, and following considerable thought, that the committee have taken the really tough decision to cancel the Open Show, the Companion Show and associated activity on Sunday 22nd April 2018.
Unfortunately the level of interest that the committee had anticipated was not shared by the wider Saluki community. This seems to be a national trend for lots of shows.
Needless to say as a committee we were very saddened. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the people and members who were interested and keen to attend. We should also like to say a big thank you to all the committee who have been actively involved in organising the event.
All entry fees will be refunded. Wishing you all the very best from a rather deflated committee.”