Last Sunday it was the turn of Richmond Championship Show. When arriving at the showground, we thought we were lost, as we were being sent to the marque with the Pastoral dogs, where normally we are with the other hound breeds. All was resolved when we saw the German Shepherds were in the ring before us as planned in the Richmond schedule then after a small stake class we were in. As it happened, it was lucky ring 7, as the Saluki BOB won the Hound Group with the BOB German Shephard winning the Pastoral Group then on to BIS. Lucky ring 7
Judging Salukis was hound specialist from Ireland, Marion Finney. DCC, BOB went to Linda Aldous & Jeannette Glaister’s Ch Jay JP Sea Bird El Panjsher JW (IMP) who later won the Hound Group under Di Cook. RDCC went to Cathy Harding & Naomi Cowley’s Ch Classicus Odysseus. For the third week in a row, the BCC, became a champion, namely Denise Garratt & Sharon Oakey’s Caryna Esperanza. She was born on 17 February 2019 and her breeders are her exhibitors. Her sire is Caryna Eris and her dam Ch Caryna Neferti JW. RBCC went to Natasha Hamilton’s Lux Ch Int Ch Alishamar Roxane (IMP BEL) JW. Best Puppy was Freya Wickstead and Mark Cannon’s Caryna Stephano To Abayomi. Best Veteran went to Denise Garratt & Sharon Oakey’s Ch Caryna Neferti JW Sh CM who went on to win Veteran Hound Group 4. Best Special Beginner went to Annette Schafer’s Tin Soldier.
Well done all!!
A reminder that schedules for the 2023 SGHC Centennial Championship Show are on-line at www.fossedata.co.uk. There are 23 classes for judge Cecilia Anderson to assess. This Year for the first time there will be a Special Open Racing/Lure Coursing Class (Mixed Classes after BIS) This is for Salukis who have participated at licensed lure coursing events and attained at least one license qualification trial run.
Some other attractions are the ‘stands’ that will be there on the day including Barley Leads with a stall of beautiful handcrafted leatherwork. Saluki Welfare will have a stall, The Saluki Magazine will be there, Denise Rogers will have a stall present with Gingerberry Jewellery and house collars available and JOS pets will have a stall present with bedding and disinfectants for sale. The Club will have their stand of special Centennial t-shirts, hoodies and mugs for sale. The Club will also host their tradition raffle items. This year we are privileged to have some items donated by the Cooke family in memory of Phyllida. During lunch there will be a Parade of Rescue Salukis which will take a lap around the ring. Eliza Jade Catering will have food available throughout the day and exhibitors can collect free tea and coffee courtesy of the SGHC throughout the day.
Not forgetting that all class winners will receive a special Centennial ‘mug’.
A few judges have been posted for 2024. Southern Counties will be judged by Dr Ron James, Boston, which appears to have replaced East of England is Clair Boggia and LKA will be Mary Sanders Parker.
The SGHC has just posted that they are hoping to get a calendar together for next year, if you would like to submit some pictures of your lovely hounds please send to the secretary, providing we get enough before the October show, we will print & organise for you to vote on the ones you like, We’ll then try to get it printed asap, thank you for your patience