First-time win for Borrowdale’s Gavin
Last updated at 20:10, Thursday, 18 August 2011
A Borrowdale man won this year’s local stakes at the Threlkeld Sheepdog Trials this week.
Gavin Fearon, 51, of Hollows Farm, won the local competition on Tuesday night with his eight-year-old Border Collie Roy.
Mr Fearon, a shepherd for 30 years, said: “It’s the first time I have won the competition so I am really pleased.”
Mr Fearon was closely followed by Joe Relph, of Borrowdale, who was second with Del. Phillip Hutton, of Setma Banning, was third with Nip.
The competition was followed by the main show on Wednesday which had high entries in the sheepdog trials, foxhound show and terrier classes.
The show has been running since the 1890s, and spectator Simon Webb-Jones, 36, of Main Street, Keswick, said: “I come every year with my family. It’s nice to see everyone out in force to support local events like this.”
Margery Mattinson, show secretary, said: “We like to keep it a very traditional show and we have had a high number of entries in all classes.”
Local stakes: Gavin Fearon and Roy. Second: Joe Relph and Del. Third: Phillip Hutton and Nip. Fourth: Joe Relph and Bet. Fifth: Larry Cowper and Eric. Sixth: Chris Todd and Kirk.
Blencathra Hunt Puppy Show. Entered dogs: Kennels with Snowden. Second: S Todhunter with Toddy. Third: D Todhunter-Robinson with Gauntlet. Fourth: C Weightman with Trimmer. Entered bitches: Kennels with Ruby. Second: Kennels with Scarlet. Third: S Ferrett with Music. Fourth: D Ewart with Melody. Unentered dogs: Kennels with Rebel. Second: B Leader with Ranter. Third: A Leader with Ringwood. Unentered bitches: A Neale with Ringlet. Second: Kennels with Remedy. Champion foxhound puppy: Kennels with Rebel. Reserve foxhound puppy: A Neale and Ringlet. Best walked unentered hound: A Leader with Ringwood. Best entered hound: Kennels with Snowden. Reserve entered hound: Kennels with Ruby. Best walked hound: C Simpson with Gracious.
Open Foxhounds. Group of four foxhounds: Eskdale and Ennerdale. Second: Cumberland. Best couple of foxhounds: Coniston. Second: Blencathra. Third: Ullswater. Entered dogs: J Harrison with Stormer. Second: Kennels of Melbreak with Glider. Third: D Elliot of Blencathra with Cruiser. Fourth: M Burton of Coniston with Briton.
First published at 19:22, Thursday, 18 August 2011
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