Barrow started on Friday at 10am (what a nice time for a show to start!), there had been very heavy rain over the Thursday night but the ground at the showground had held up well.
Friday - there were some really nice courses today - not easy peasy or anything just that all the ones I ran in seemed about right for the level - Cadbury got 3rd in Medium 1-4 Combined Jumping, and 7th in Medium Combined 1-7 Jumping. Fleet got 7th in 4-5 Agility and Josie got 4th in 1-4 Combined Collie Jumping.
Saturday - today it was raining on and off , Cadbury got 5th in a speedy 1-3 Graded Jumping and 8th in 1-7 Combined Agility (Judge Peter Elms - he likes poodles!), Josie was 2nd in 3-4 Graded Jumping, little Jaf bless him does not normally have to run in the rain but he was in pairs with a nice brown poodle called Lucy and he did a nice run and they came 6th.
Sunday - I did most of my runs in the morning and Cadbury came 2nd in Medium 1-4 Graded Agility, Rip came 1st in Veteran Jumping and Foggy came 4th. JaiJai came 1st in Combined 1-4 dogs (out of an entry of 251 dogs and yippee he kept all the plastic poles up!), Josie came 6th and 7th in Jumpings (a theme here her contacts are very naughty!).
At Lunchtime the rain started very heavily and did not stop - mid afternoon I decided to pack the caravan away and not do my last runs as the rain got heavier and the ground could just not drain away quick enough. Sadly they then announced a lady who went off to hospital in the morning had died and the rest of the show was cancelled.
So apart from the sad ending we really enjoyed our week in the Lake District it was lovely to have some agility and some time to explore and Roger and I were really pleased with our dogs who all worked really well.
This is a photo of the view from the showground
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