Saturday, 27 February 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
A Cabaret Night with HTM Team GB
Jenny Deakin, Carole Dodson, Michelle Dodson,
Penny Draper, Kath Hardman and Gina Pink,
and Mary Ray
Plus a very special Auction, “Bumper” Raffle &
Lucky Number Entry Ticket Draw.
Tuesday 27th April 2010
7pm to 10pm
The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
For information & ticket sales:
http://www.teamgbhtm.blogspot.com/ or Email HTMTeamGB@live.co.uk
Contact Kath Hardman 07759909101
Or Jenny Deakin 01608 682314
A NIGHT NOT TO BE MISSED!
Advance Tickets now on sale!
£10/adult £3/child, discounts on bulk purchases
On the night £15 Adults - £5 Child
Cheques made payable to HTM Team GB and send to Kath Hardman,
CFGB, PO BOX 7680, Alfreton, DE55 9BX with SAE please.
If you would like a poster to promote this night at your local clubs,
workplace or dog venues, please contact Jenny
for one to be sent via email
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Jenny is the Team Leader for Heelwork To Music for the Kennel Club’s Dog Activities area at Crufts, where the team displays twice a day in Hall 3 and interacts with members of the public on the stand. Tom has been part of Crufts Dog Activities Team for three years demonstrating to the public the sport of Heelwork to Music but this year Tom will have to share this time with the youngest and cheekiest “Deakin” dog – mini poodle Bobby!Shepwood Morning Sunrise FS N Ex, HTM I Ex (Tom) is a 6 year old Tri Border Collie who Jenny describes as “a show off, a gentleman and a brilliant companion”. Tom loves long walks with his friends, eating fish and cuddles in front of the fire! Jenny and Tom love Crufts and look forward to it every year!
Jenny says “When I received my letter of being selected to represent Great Britain and the sport of Heelwork to Music, I was dancing around the kitchen and couldn’t stop smiling all day! I look forward to representing the country and the sport to the best of my ability. Tom and I cannot wait!”
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Penny is a member of the Paws n Music Committee and the Newsletter Editor. She enjoys helping to run the shows, has taken and passed her "Requirements of a HTM Judge" exam and has judged at all levels throughout the country.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Kath and her dogs are proud to be members of The Top Lodge Dancing Dog Team – a group of three Advanced Handlers who travel the country demonstrating the sport of Heelwork To Music and Freestyle. She is also a founder member and Show Secretary of Canine Freestyle GB, a nationwide Heelwork To Music Kennel Club Registered Club who produce two highly successful and popular Heelwork To Music Competitions per year.
Kath is honoured to have been selected with Amber to represent Great Britain and will be competing enthusiastically for the GB Freestyle Team. Amber is also the named reserve dog for the Heelwork To Music Team.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Michelle is delighted to be able to compete at the World Championships with her Black and White Border Collie, Kamarda Doctor Foster FS A Ex. HTM I Ex., pet name Tamar. Tamar is a ten year old black and white Border Collie and a veteran of the sport. Tamar started out in Breed before deciding he wanted to do something more taxing to do where he could have the ring all to himself! For Tamar the more complicated the routine is, the better.
Having worked in Obedience and Heelwork To Music, Tamar and Michelle came third in the Crufts Freestyle Finals in both 2008 and 2009 and are looking forward to 2010. This will be Tamar’s last (but not least) year in competition having had a highly successful career so they are aiming to go out on a high. Tamar is a wise owl and has learnt hundreds of moves over the years which he will happily pull out of the bag for a piece of cheese!
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Carole jointly runs the Cotswold Dog Training School where she teaches puppies basic obedience through to advanced Obedience, Heelwork To Music and Paws n Music progress awards. She is a founding member of the Cotswold Heelwork To Music Demonstration team and of K9HTM.com. Carole is the Treasurer of the West of England Border Collie Club and the Chairperson of the Paws in Music Association, the first and largest Heelwork to Music Association in the UK.
Years of dedication and success in the sport culminated in having the honour of judging the Crufts Heelwork to Music and Freestyle Finals in 2009, including the International Freestyle Final and Young Kennel Club Finals.
Carole will be teaming up with Kinaway Doctor Watson HTM A Ex. FS A Ex. B Ex., pet name Clifton. Clifton is a six year old black and white Border Collie. Clifton is working in both the Advanced Heelwork to Music and Freestyle classes and ‘C’ in Obedience. He has competed in the Crufts Finals for Heelwork to Music twice now and has also previously won West of England Versatility Award two years running as well as West of England Best Obedience Dog Award. If he were human he would be a Victorian Gent, complete with smoking pipe!
All who meet him can see he is one of those "once in a lifetime" dogs so Carole is over the moon to have the opportunity to show him off to the World. Clifton is going to be competing in the Heelwork to Music Competition and is reserve for the Freestyle Team.
Monday, 8 February 2010
Gina was extremely excited to have been selected with Bailey to represent Great Britain and was even more honoured to have been selected as TeamGB’s Manager. Gina said “this is all very exciting and a great honour for Bailey and I. We will do our best to make Great Britain proud of us in Denmark”.
Monday, 1 February 2010
Through to the Crufts Freestyle Final are Michelle Dodson with Kamarda Doctor Foster HTM I Ex, FS A Ex who were placed 4th and Kath Hardman with Stillmoor Lady In Red HTM A Ex, FS I Ex who were placed 8th.
Team Member Gina Pink is one of the three judges for all three days of HTM and FS at Crufts.
Another Team Member, Jenny Deakin will be busy at Crufts as she is organising the Dog Activities Section for Heelwork To Music where Penny will also be demonstrating.