British Sighthound Field Association


March 26th 2017

We had a big entry for our first meeting of the 2017 season. Fortunately, numbers for trials were reasonable so, although it was a long day, it was manageable. Graham reports that there were plenty of helpers in the morning, who mainly helped with the fencing, an essential task as no runs can take place before it is completed. Thank you to everyone who turned out :-)

All the equipment was in good shape and the lure ran very smoothly which is always a concern after the winter break. Again, various projects and refurbishments have been made over the break.

We had 4 dogs in our first Puppy Class (Class 0) who ran a shorter course than the other classes.

It was great to see everyone and I loved the friendly atmosphere, again I had good few comments on this. A few very promising newcomers trialled who I look forward to seeing join the competition runs this year.

Judges: Hannah Bishop and Sue Meecham who both did a great job. This meeting was the first where judges will run their own dogs and the other judge will score. The second score will be extrapolated from this one score.

Lure Drivers: Chris Cloke and Diana Webber split the task between them and did a skillful job of keeping the dogs interested (where possible!).

Course Distance: 550 yards.

Course Layout:

Course Layout, March 2017

Ground Conditions: A little soft. The field had been well looked after over the winter and the grass was in great condition, thanks to the Farm Manager. Heavy rain during the week prevented the grass from been cut just before the meeting but it was not a problem.

Weather: Fabulous! Could not have been better, we basked in gorgeous sunshine all day, with very little wind. A few members even reported sunburn!

A total of 87 dogs were entered, with none absent on the day which must be a first.

Trials: Ten dogs for the morning trials and five in the afternoon.

Best Of Breed:

Saluki: Zeyna

Silken Windhound: Kumbaya Ceekin Aurelia

Whippet: Ameesha Midget Gem
Whippet Veteran:  Winterfell Tinker's Pride

Mixed Group: Angus (Deerhound)

Best In Field: Zeyna

Judges Choice, Hannah Bishop: Ayoubkhan Nightshade for completing the course on both runs!

Judges Choice, Sue Meecham: Moonlake My Way who's running-mate interfered with them twice meaning the course was restarted 3 times but still put in a great run every time.

Full Results are shown in the table below:

Mixed Group
Score Place Class Name Owner
Afghan Hound
70.5 RBOG 2 Ayoubkhan Nightshade Daw, G
66 4 Ayoubkhan Fleur de Mer Daw, G
0 4 Azmari Black Pearl Daw, G
65.5 3 Mournebrake Cookies 'n' Cream Parkinson, R
75 BOG 2 Angus Snell, D
0 2 Marvyn Funiss, E
67 3 Lizanthe Al Zafir Daw, G
Score Place Class Name Owner
78 BIF 1 Zeyna Crane, D & A
74.5 BIC 2 Summer Shay Jay Jay Snape, S
68.5 BIC 3 Charrioak Jabhat al Akrab Snape, S
72 BIC 4 Rana Shakespeare, K & S A
64 4 Soraya Snape, S
Silken Windhound
Score Place Class Name Owner
74 BOB 2 Kumbaya Ceekin Aurelia Peterson C & N
72 2 Kushbudar Chu Chulain Tringham, H
71 2 Kushbudhar The Hearts Cry Lewis, S
71 2 Kushbudar Cloudsong at Endevor Grist, G
70 2 Kushbudhar Countess Caithleen Tringham, H
67.5 2 Morgan Dell Tioga Tringham, H Lewis, S & Grist, G
67.5 2 Starborough Sweet Child Of Mine Peterson C & N
0 2 Solo’s K-C Classic Prank Peterson, C & N
72 BIC 3 Starborough Painter Crowe Peterson C & N
71.5 3 ISWS Ch. Allagante Winsome Riviera Tringham, H
70.5 3 Allagante Jubilee of Cairdean Shakespeare, K & S A
Score Place Class Name Owner
73.5 BIC 0 Dhamadhatu Saffron Moon Walker, J
71.5 0 Winterfellin Let Me Loose Layfield, S
69.5 0 Reflejando En Negra Severn, J
69.5 0 Dhamadhatu Babbling Brook Walker, J
74.5 BIC 1 Wheatroyd Midnight Chimes Cloke, J
72 1 Laguna Laylas Lancer at Lavebella Bell, G
72 1 Wheatroyd Monet Hutt, N & L
71.5 1 Laguna Lefren Lawen Newman & Moriarty, J & E
70.5 1 Laguna Lawns Luna Of Cairdean Shakespeare, K & S A
68.5 1 Nattah Venus' One Dream Severn, J
76.5 BOB 2 Amesha Midget Gem Bishop, H
75 2 Winterfellin Merry Mayhem Layfield, S
74.5 2 Laguna Laces Loki Parkinson, N
74 2 Lavebella Diamond Destiny Bell, G
73.5 2 Ameesha Pina Colada Walker, J
73.5 2 Winterfellin Gotta Dash Elliott, E
72 2 Nattah Kiss of Snow Norman, A
72 2 Nattah Mazarine Blue Edwards, L
71.5 2 Derohan Bronze Angel Osborne, C
71 2 Winterfellin Pipsqueak of Cairdean Shakespeare, K & S A
71 2 Maverick Dusky Moon Hill, P
71 2 Olympic Warrior Hill, P
71 2 Dark Wing Webber, D
70.5 2 Softouch Ever So Clever at Derohan Osborne, C
70.5 2 Ladygrove Dosey Doe Johnstone, E & D
70 2 Windfly Merry Monkey of Cairdean Shakespeare, K & S A
69.5 2 Ryemeadows Roo Bell, G
67.5 2 Nattah Sunbeam Norman, A
67.5 2 Bella Maria Severn, J
67.5 2 Tit For Tat Ryan, C
66 2 Whisterfield Easy Rider Among Silkdance JW Price, C
65 2 Moonlake My Way Robertson, G
62.5 2 Nattah Silver Lining Severn, J
62.5 2 Nattah Butterfly Kisses Severn, J
75.5 BIC 3 Simply the Best Strikes Bishop, H
74 3 Moonlake Mercedes Ryan, C
73 3 Will He Woo Bishop, H
72 3 Dashing Dexter Hill, P
72 3 Fee Fly Flo Bishop, H
71 3 Derohan Attraction Webber, D
71 3 Moonlake Mazda Robertson, G
70.5 3 Just A Dash Parkinson, N
70.5 3 Little Rosie Brown, G
70.5 3 Alroed Jewel in the Crown Audland, L
70 3 Nattah Elouise Moon Severn, J
70 3 Vensuter Wheal Chimes Cloke, J
69.5 3 Derohan Pour Moi JW Osborne, C
69.5 3 Derohan Viking Flagship Osborne, C
69.5 3 Harerunner Heaven Sent Johnstone, E & D
69.5 3 Nattah Knight Gawaine with Sandspring Saxby, K
69.5 3 Veruglas Simply Saffron Walker, J
69 3 Winterfellin Vanilla Sky Meecham, S
69 3 Loroli Lets Do It with Derohan Osborne, C
68 3 Elmanash Majestic Gold Among Silkdance JW Price, C
67 3 Rosemary in Blue at Nattah Severn, J
64.5 3 Deljorhea He's The One at Nattah Severn, J
74.5 BIC 4 Winterfell Tinkers Pride Layfield, S
73 4 Winterfellin Rosa Belle Layfield, S
72 4 Winterfell Hells Belle Layfield, S
72 4 Nipalong Minkie Moon Hales Mr D & Mrs L
67.5 4 Spyanfly Semi Precious at Alroed Audland, L
61.5 4 Whisterfield Jack Be Nimble Among Silkdance JW Price, C
0 4 Starstrike Simply Red Bishop, H
ABS 4 Deljorhea Dream Racer at Nattah Severn, J