OPEN SINGLE BREED SHOW
(Held under Kennel Club Limited Rules & Show Regulations)
at The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, NP16 5HJ
on SUNDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2019
Judge: Mrs Julie Frost (Bushwacker)
Special Awards Classes : Ms Victoria Ellis (Shannara)
ENTRIES CLOSE: 10th January 2019 (Postmark)
NOTE: You can now enter online
Online entries accepted up until midnight 17th January 2019
All entries and fees to the Secretary
Mrs. S. Evans, 22 Twyncarn Road, Pontywaun, Crosskeys, Caerphilly. NP11 7DU
Tel: 01495 271966 • Mobile: 07810 457223
** FREE CAR PARK ** REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE ** NO ADMISSION CHARGE **
** EXPERIENCE A TRUE WELSH WELCOME **
Show Opens 9.30 a.m. • Judging commences 10.30 a.m.
NOTE TO ALL COMPETITORS - there is no entry to the hall before 9.30am, to allow the organisers to safely set up all facilities ready for a successful day.
Show closes half an hour after all judging has been completed
GO TO OUR GALLERIES MENU TO SEE THE PHOTOS FROM OUR LAST OPEN SHOW
Even if you are not showing your dog why not come along to support the competitors. There's always refreshments available. It's a great opportunity to meet up with club members and see a multitude of Welsh Springers in one place. As we are located in Chepstow it's a great setting-off place to go and explore the beautiful Wye Valley - there's the famous Chepstow Castle and the wonderful Tintern Abbey is just 5 miles away. Why not arrange a dog walk with friends and family and drop in to see us at lunchtime or later on to see the awards of the day's champions.
There's always a warm welcome at our shows and it's the ideal place if you want to learn more about the breed - we look forward to seeing you there.
DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE
(These directions are also printed in the schedule)
Join M4 (West bound)
From M5 & M4 (England)
Join M48 – Old Severn Bridge – Cross Bridge (Toll to pay)
From M50 & M4 (Wales)
After Magor Services (Junction 23a) take Junction 23 which is a slight left onto M48
At Junction 2 take the A466 exit to A48/Chepstow/Cas Gwent – Go 0.3 miles
At the roundabout take the first exit onto Wye Valley Link Road/A466 – Go 1.1 miles
At the roundabout take third exit onto Newport Rd/A48 – Go 0.8 miles
Turn left onto Route 42 (signposted Town Centre) – Go 0.3 miles
Turn left onto St Ann St – Go 0.1 miles
Slight right onto Lower Church Street – Go 390 ft.
The Old Drill hall car park is on the right opposite a large red brick Georgian style building
Miss Julie Frost (Bushwacker)
Thank you for you asking me to judge the February 2019 Open Show for the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of South Wales.
Growing up we always had a houseful of gundogs, terriers and collie types, including a Golden Retriever, Irish Setter and a Deerhound along with various rescue dogs my mother took in over the years.
In the 80s my sister began showing and breeding Basenjis and registered the family affix after a dog in her first Basenji’s pedigree – Killer the Bushwacker of Albion!
In the 90s I began exhibiting Vizslas and Hamiltonstovare and in 2004 I bought my first Welsh Springer Spaniel, after admiring them for several years at shows. Jig went on to become Show Champion Highclare Scrabble of Bushwacker. Although she did very well in the show ring – winning Best in Show at the WSS Club Championship Show and a reserve CC at Crufts - she was also a fantastic mother and produced an Australian Supreme Champion, two UK Show Champions including a championship group winner and a field trial winner. She now has champion grandchildren and great grandchildren, including this year’s Best of Breed at Crufts and both Sydney Royal and Melbourne Royal winners.
In 2005 we owned our first Bracco Italiano and we find the two breeds live very well together, complementing each other in terms of temperament and energy levels. It’s never a dull moment at our house!
I started judging in 2008 and on the B list for all 3 breeds I am connected with. I would like to thank the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of South Wales for the honour of inviting me to judge at their open show and I am looking forward to the opportunity of judging our very special breed.