Heelwork To Music Team GB 2011 arrived home very happy.

HTM Team GB WON GOLD in the HTM Open European Championship with Karen Sykes and Fly winning GOLD in the Individual HTM Open Championship. All the Team's dogs made the Top Ten - a credit to them all. Angus placed 5th and Amber in 10th.

In the Freestyle - HTM Team GB were placed 4th - with Lesley and Angus being placed 4th in the Individual Championship and Spice in 7th place.

The Team did very well raising funds in the very short space of time available and would once again like to thank EVERYONE who contributed and supported the team.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Gina Pink and Daraydala Piccolo HTM I Ex (Bailey)

Gina Pink has been competing in Heelwork To Music since 1997. She is a Member of the Kennel Club; sits on the KC HTM Working Party and represents Heelwork To Music on the KC Activities Sub-Committee; she is also a KC Accredited Trainer in Heelwork To Music and has organised the Heelwork To Music Final competitions at Crufts since 2006. Gina will be judging the HTM Finals, the International and YKC Finals at DFS Crufts this year but in 2007 she won the Crufts HTM class with her working sheepdog, Tapper. Gina takes regular classes in Heelwork To Music in the south-east of England and has also taught the sport in Ireland, Denmark and Canada. Gina was also a trainer on the “Underdog Show” and “Richard and Judy”. She promotes the sport by being a member and Vice-Chairman of the Paws N Music Association for whom she is also their Show Manager for their three annual shows. Gina and her seven dogs have demonstrated regularly at Crufts in the YKC and Dog Activities rings. She has also demonstrated Heelwork To Music on various television shows such as the “Underdog Show”, BBC "Morning News" and "The Apprentice", as well as at numerous charity events across the south-east. Gina will be competing at the Inaugural FCI 2010 Heelwork To Music and Freestyle World Championships in Denmark with Bailey, a German Spitz (Mittel). Bailey was initially fostered by Gina and her husband, Gary, when he was just turning a year old. Within a week, Bailey found his way into Gina’s heart and has lived in the "Pink" household ever since. Bailey is a very loyal and loving dog and is a great ambassador for his breed, promoting not only his good looks but also the working side of the Spitz. His favourite past-times are chasing the collies and Bonio -time! Bailey is currently the only German Spitz to have qualified to work in the Advanced Heelwork To Music class in the United Kingdom.

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”.


  1. I work my mittels in Obedience in Australia, one of only a handful of people who actually trial their GS. These dogs are spectacular workers and I wish you all the luck in the world with your heel work to music ans congratulations on your progress !!! To represent your country is a wonderful achievement.

    Merrifox German Spitz

  2. Good luck Gina & Bailey, enjoy it!!!!!!!!!!