4TH HEIGHT JUMPING CUP GRAND FINAL 2016 – THE RESULTS
LIST OF FINALISTS FOR THE 4TH HEIGHT JUMPING CUP GRAND FINAL 2016
RESULTS OF HEATS
CLEVEDON 18 JULY 2015
Results of the Clevedon heat of the Cup, the first for the 2016 Grand Final. Congratulations to the qualifiers Laura Pye, Gemma Fisher, Jane Piggott and Les Turner. Many thanks to Clevedon for hosting the heat and to Judge Shirley Elkins for a great course.
AGILITY CLUB 27 JULY 2015
Congratulations to the qualifiers Mel Doyle, Ray Ellerton, Nicky Holden and Simon Peachey. Thank you to Agility Club for hosting the heat and to Judge Pete Richardson for a great fast, flowing course. Pete was Judging with broken ribs, so we wish him a speedy recovery! Thanks also to the hard working ring party, led by Andrea Russ.
Judge’s Report, by Pete Richardson
I would like to say how enjoyable it was to judge this class. The competitors were all keen and very sporting, and I had excellent support from my ring party, led by Andrea Russ.
My plan was to have a fast, flowing course with some handling, giving all grades a chance in this G1-7 qualifier. It was great to hear supporters cheering some peoples’ first clear rounds and applause in recognition of good rounds.
Very few dogs took poles, which may be significant due to the lower 550mm jump height, but also might be due in part to the flowing nature of the course. The turn out of the first tunnel was well managed over 7 and 8 to 9, and it was great to see handlers sprinting down to get a tight turn on 13. Here, it was as though some dogs, especially the higher grade ones, couldn’t believe there hadn’t been a back of jump yet so chose now to do one! There was no time for the handlers to relax, as the dogs flew into the tunnel, before having to choose how to collect and work 17,18 and the finish.
The most amusing moment for me was that there was a massive gap and lead out at the start, so an older gentleman with a stick obliviously “walked” in front of a dog on the startline – happily not causing a problem! I was most impressed by two things during this class – firstly the happy dogs and handler attitude, and secondly the performance of the youngest qualifying dog, Simon Peachey’s Mr Red, “speaking” his way round.
Thanks to the Agility Club for asking me to judge and congratulations to the four qualifiers Mel Doyle, Ray Ellerton, Nicky Holden and Simon Peachey.
1 Mel Doyle Devongem Dare to Stopper 22.784
2 Ray Ellerton Fly By Stealth 23.346
3 Nicky Holden Rosmarinus Smoke and Water 23.763
4 Simon Peachey Looky Looky Mr Red Hot Diesel 23.831
TENTERDEN/MAGIC 13 SEPTEMBER 2015
Congratulations to the qualifiers at the Tenterden/Magic heat of the Cup. Thank you to Judge Vanessa Layton for setting a great course and to T/M for hosting the heat. Photo courtesy of Katie Merry, L-R: David Cowderoy (3rd), Vanessa Layton, Emmy Figg (1st) and Judith Falkner (4th). Wow, so close for the first two places!
SUFFOLK FIVE RIVERS 26 SEPTEMBER 2015
Judge Heidi Totesaut gives us her thoughts
Suffolk Five Rivers was my last show of the season. I had been invited to judge the 4th Height Jumping Cup on the Saturday and really looked forward to it.
Designing the course took me a while as I wanted it to be flowing but not boring and, as it was Combined 1-7, achievable for all grades.
I was surprised at the large entry of 237 dogs and handlers, amongst them a great variety of different breeds which is always nice to see.
All dogs negotiated the 550mm height jumps very well and it was especially beneficial for those who measure just above Medium and some ABC dogs. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, some fantastic runs, lots of clear rounds and happy dogs and handlers.
Hopefully more show organizers will schedule heats for the 4th Height Jumping Cup in the future. Perhaps in time it can become a graded class with winners from each grade being represented in the final.
Well done to all competitors and many congratulations and good luck to those who qualified for the final, Denise Wilkinson, Eve Leach, Kate Sutton and Gill Thomas.
HARE ‘N HOUNDS 26 MARCH 2016
Results of the 4th Height Jumping Cup qualifying heat at Hare n Hounds show. Thank you to Judge Sue Parry for a great course and to Hare ‘n Hounds for hosting the heat. Congratulations to the top four, who all qualify for the Grand Finals at DogFest 25/26 June:
1st Christine Brown
2nd Kerry McCullough (also winner of Best Junior award)
3rd June Burrow
4th Jane Potter
Best ABC Joanne Harker
Best ABC Freddie Harker
WALLINGFORD 16TH APRIL 2016
Results of the 4th Height Jumping Cup, sponsored by DogFest, Wallingford heat. Congratulations to the top 4 qualifiers Daniel Gee, Belle Howlett, Rory Tidmarsh and Jill Matthews. Belle was also winner of the Best Junior award, sponsored by Tick Tock the 4th Height Dog. The winner of the Best ABC award, sponsored by the Lagotto Romagnolo Association, was Gemma Swann with her giant JRT Harry. Thank you to Wallingford DTC for hosting this heat and also putting on a Special 4th Height Agility class. Extra special thanks are due to Judge Iain Davey-Smith for a great course and for managing to keep the class going despite the snow. Well done to everyone that took part.
Iain Davey-Smith: Thanks for letting me judge the qualifier I really enjoyed it. I hope all enjoyed the courses and tried to make them fast and flowing. Everyone seemed to enjoy them and congrats to all. Sorry about the snow was not planned at all and caused a few problems but we overcame them. Thanks to my fabulous ring party who kept everything running along.
GOLDEN VALLEY 17TH APRIL 2016
4th Height Jumping Cup, sponsored by DogFest, results of the Golden Valley heat. Congratulations to the top 4 qualifiers Samantha Allbut with Braximum Impact, Judith Doble with Tumble’s Gaelic Charm, Emma Warneford with Kylan Magic and Sophie Macbeth with Stillmoore Stawberry Ice. The winner of the Best ABC award, sponsored by the Lagotto Romagnolo Association, was Angela Bendall with Sedgwick Weisstayzen. Thank you to Golden Valley for hosting the heat, and extra special thanks to Judge Richard Ascough and his ring party for providing a great course and enjoyable day for everyone. Great photo by Ifan Griffiths.
WOODSIDE 1ST MAY 2016
BLACKDOWN 8TH MAY 2016
DOG VEGAS 28 May 2016
Results of the final heat of the 4th Height Jumping Cup 2016, held at Dog Vegas at the end of May. Congratulations to the qualifiers and thank you very much Dog Vegas for hosting the heat.
1st Marie Cooke and Dovemere Wickenstone Chief
2nd Lesley Wilks and Catch a Dream AW(G)
3rd Jackie Bromwich and Moel Fern at Foxtwist AW(B)
4th Laura Sivell and Cefyn Kite AW(G)
We are looking forward to seeing them all in the Grand Final at DogFest on 25/26 June at Windsor Great Park 🙂 Come along and support them if you can, it should be a fantastic weekend!