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Barley and Sara have had a truely magic start to their partnership, something dreams are made of. Right from the word go, Barley, has been a model student and Sara’s dedication to get the best from her in both the show ring and the field paid off handsomely.
In July 2015, whilst still in a puppy, they started in style by winning Barley’s first CC, Best Puppy in Show and Best Opposite Sex in Show at the coveted GWP Club Championship Show under the very experienced judge, Frank Kane. She was only held back from winning Best in Show, by our own incredible legend, Timo.
The second CC followed in June 2016 at Blackpool, under another well respected judge, Penny Williams. The crowning glory, however, came at the next GWP Club Championship Show, in July 2016, when breed specialist Clare Sharp not only gave Barley and Sara their 3rd CC, but she also went on the claim top honours this time and take Best in Show.
Meanwhile Sara had been schooling Barley on her field craft, taking advice from anyone who would give it.
Sara and Barley clocked up 8 top 4 placings in 10 working tests and then Sara plunged headlong into the Field Trial circuit, hoping to get Barley the coveted Full Champion title at some point – a daunting challenge for someone who had never done a field trial before !!
Well the duo even took that in their stride, in only her first trial season, Sara and Barley took an excellent 4th place in a Novice Trial in December 2016, under experienced judges Simon Kirby and Eddie Kania – making the lovely Barley the 7th Kimmax Full Champion.
It is an incredible start, reminds me of my early years with my first GWP, Willow, who also gained her full Champion title many, many years ago with another complete FT novice – me !!
I am sure there is much more to come from this duo – honorary members of ‘Team Pia’. Go Barley ….