Competition in all classes at Crewkerne End of Summer Horse, Pony and Companion Dog Show remained strong, despite frequent heavy showers that saw spectators running for cover under canvas. The annual event was organised by Jessica Dalwood and family members and supported by the Lions Club of Crewkerne. It took place on a new site this year, between Clapton and Drimpton by kind permission of Mr & Mrs L Broom and raised a total of £1,656.00 which will be shared between the Dialysis Unit at Dorchester Hospital and Rushton Dog Rescue.
The Horse and Pony Show included unaffiliated jumping, showing, gymkhana and dressage with the qualifying classes for Cricklands Winter League Finals taking place in the open show jumping under BS rules 70cm – 1m and all dressage classes. The results were as follows: Best Turned Out: Summer Hayes with Penny, Leading Rein: Maisie Wright with Uphill Anon and Summer Hayes with Penny, First Pony: Ruby Every with Norman, Riding Pony: Rachael Hetherington with Melly, Riding Horse: Laura Cozens with Bay of Lakeshore, Best Coloured: Davina Hardiman with Little Miss Sunshine (ridden), Nic Wilcox with JoJo (in hand), Best Veteran: Kathy Card with Otto, Working Hunter Pony: Davina Hardiman with Little Miss Sunshine, Working Hunter Open: Bex Perkins with Jake, Ridden Hunter under 15hh: Claire Mason with Smokey, Ridden Hunter Open: Bex Perkins with Jake, Mountain & Moorland (small): Jessica Hetherington with Bee, Mountain & Moorland (large): Robert Paget with Mr Chips, In Hand Mountain & Moorland: Sonja Jones with Annandale Foxy-Roxy.
Fancy dress: Abigail Forsey with Worzel, Pony Club Pony: Charlotte Passmore with Chloe, Family Pony: Charlotte Pitcher with Mr Coco Bean, Happy Hacker: Charlotte White with Blaidd Dafydd and Charlotte Hewlett with Maggie May, Prettiest Mare: Wilma Yemm with Karen, Most Handsome Gelding: Charlie Harvey with Champ, Leading Rein Show Jumping: Ellie Raymore with Secret, Mini SJ: Phoebe Crossman with Charlie, Junior SJ: Phoebe Crossman with Ginger Ninga, Novice SJ: Sophie Laycock with Freddy Star, 60cm SJ: Saisha Britton with Millie, 70cm SJ: Jane Kelock with Mac, 80cm SJ: Maria Walford with Harvey winner of the Turner Challenge Trophy, 90cm SJ: Maria Walford with Harvey winner of the Dick Brake Memorial Trophy and 1m SJ: Luke Hughes with Flynn winner of the Jazz Cup.
In the Companion Dog Show held under Kennel Club Regulations with Pedigree Classes, Any Variety and Novelty Classes with rosettes awarded to 6th place, the 1st placed winners were as follows; Puppy: Karen Plummer with Bobby, Junior: Julie Mullins with Harvey, Sporting: Sarah Whitehead with Cevis, Terriers: Rosie Bowditch with Peggy, Working: Brenda Woodman with Alfie, Toys,Utility,Pastoral: Anita Skinner with Teddy, Veteran: Karen Plummer with Olivia, Open: Serena Ballacchino-Rosewood with Isis, winner of the Best In Show trophy.
Most Handsome Dog: Trevor & Sharon Grant with Colbie, Prettiest Bitch: Lindsay Baldero with Dixie, Best Veteran: Anita Skinner with Minnie, Best Dog/Bitch of Dubious Parentage: Clare and Keira with Toto, Best Family Pet: charlie Harvey with Sage, Best Rescue/Rehomed: Anita Skinner with Calliway, Most Appealing Eyes: Karen Bingham with Dudley, Best Child Handler: Rosie Bowditch with Peggy, Happiest Dog: Megan with Millie, Dog Most Like Its Owner: Sally Greaves with Faith, Best Pair/Odd Couple: Sally Greaves with Faith, The Dog The Judge Would Like To Take Home: Nicola Cunningham with Mocha.
Jessica Dalwood would like to thank Crewkerne Lions Club who managed the catering, with plenty food and drink available for everyone, and provided marshals to direct the traffic. She would also like to say a special thanks to Les Broom for the loan of the field and to all the shows sponsors, competitors and spectators who turned up to support the event, despite the poor weather conditions.