My friend Holly came to my house at 7am where we both piled stuff into my car and I drove the hour journey to the hall. Once we arrived, we set up all the tables, raffle prizes, and Holly even had a stall to raise awareness for hedgehogs; because of the mild winter we have so far had and with the tremendous amounts of flooding, they are really struggling as a species this year!
|The raffle all set up - many thanks to everyone that donated!|
We started off the morning with the CTF section spread out over three rings. I was expecting this to take all morning, with OF, CM and AS to be run in the afternoon alongside each other. As it turned out, people actually preferred showing one section of models at a time, so we continued the theme throughout the day.
|CollectA Suffolk Punch|
|The Valegro Class!|
|Another PS Palouse|
|Probably my favourite of the three!|
Meanwhile... There was a white cat that came into our show hall randomly, and really wanted attention and lots of fuss! Unfortunately, because of the risk, we had to put him back outside... He even brought us a dead Blue Tit as a gift! As time went on, we saw him meowing by the doors, the front door and the emergency exit door by the kitchen. He looked so sorry for himself!
Anyway, back to the show! The CM classes followed the OF classes.
The Indy above ended up winning the show. He is owned by Nicki, and apparently was flown over from the USA where he has been proxy shown for a while. I guess it was time for him to try out a different turf!
So, I have been saying this a great deal, but THANK YOU to EVERYONE who either attended, donated to the raffle, who judged, and who helped me in general on the day. It wouldn't have gone as well as it did without every single one of you!