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The Romney Marsh and District Sheepdog Society


President: Les Ramsden
Dave Thompson
Liz Lauder
David Thompson

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Sunday, 7 April 2019

Romney Marsh spring news 2019

News from The Marsh


It is with great sadness that I report the unexpected death of Jamie Robertson. Jamie was a relatively newcomer to trialling, but proved himself a capable caring, well respected handler. He will be remembered for the empathy and insight he showed when training his dogs.

Hughie Cole also passed away recently. A long standing member and supporter of the society, his “larger than life” personality will be sadly missed as competitor, spectator and friend. Our thoughts are with Hazel and Family.

New Trophies

John Gascoigne “Silence is Golden” cup will be presented at the Kent Championship and The Don Fathers trophy for improvement, presented annually at the end of the season.

All England Nursery Trial

Philip Davies-Russell, Andy Jackman and Rob Hawke with Fiona Davies-Russell as reserve, represented the South. Despite their best efforts the team was unplaced. Windermere Sheepdog Society were victorious, with Emma Gray taking the best individual run award.

Winter Series 2018-19

The Winter Series was well attended and we saw some new faces.

·         Grace Gower and Cap won the Cradle aggregate award

·         Philip Davies Russell and Kirk won the Nursery aggregate award

·         Rob Moore and Cumhachdach Donk won the Novice aggregate award

The Doug Ovenden Novice Handler Cup was awarded to Karen Gearing.

The Puppy Cup was awarded to Mark Banham with Swift.

The Ron Willis Service to the Society award was awarded to Den Else.

The Young Handler Medal was awarded to Grace Gower.

AGM News

Dave and the Committee were returned to office, with the addition of Peter Gent.

Following discussions it was confirmed that Nursery dogs could run on an Open course without penalty, unless they gain an Open win or place. The rule banning professional retirements was abandoned.

Starter Classes to be run at Torry Hill (new field) and Riggs Hill.

Romney Marsh will be hosting the South-East Championship at Snargate, on Saturday 19th October 2019. Please make a note of points gained at Romney Marsh, Surrey, Sussex and Olantigh trials if you reside in these areas.

Good Luck for the 2019 season

Dave Thompson, Chairman

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