Will seven be your lucky number...
makers of high quality dog and puppy food for seven generations, is sponsoring
the Skinner's Sevens Steeplechase Pairs competition for the second year.
Based on the number seven for fairly obvious reasons, there will be seven heats with
opportunities for the top seven pairs in each heat to be invited to the
Skinner's Sevens Grand Final in August 2013. The competition is for pairs
of Large dogs Grades 3-7 Combined, using a steeplechase-style course with a
baton change between handlers. The class must be judged using the current Kennel
Club rules. The course will be made up of a minimum of 17 jumps and tunnels, but
no weaves, and it must contain at least one rising spread set at maximum size.
Judge's Report by Dave Deaville
Chatsworth Country Fair
Set in the splendid and bustling atmosphere of the Country Fair
at Chatsworth, it was a privilege to be invited to judge this yearís Skinnerís
Sevens Final. It offered an opportunity to showcase the best of Agility to a
wider audience. With this in mind, I set a course that was flowing and which
gave the dogs a chance to show off their full speed.
Congratulations to Emma and Pete on their well deserved win.
Possibly the most unfortunate finalist this year was Miranda
Bladen who, due to her partner's withdrawal, did at least get to run the final
course, posting a fluent clear as the white dog.
The very first pair of Eve Price and Sarah Williams set the final
alight with an excellent double clear in a time under 50 seconds, which gave all
the other finalists a challenging target to aim for.
Pam Cashmore and Katie Melville came very close with a double clear
and the pair of Georgina Baker & Lisa Adamson was a real threat until a late
rolled pole ended their chances.
Some of the
pairs had travelled from across the country to take their places at the Final and double clears
for both Debbie and Emmy Figg from Kent finishing 4th and Linda Thomas and
Hilary Warren from Pembrokeshire finishing 5th, made their journeys worthwhile
by taking home some of the £777 Skinnerís Sevens prize money on offer, although
neither pair could beat the early pacesetters.
drawn 13th was anything but unlucky for Lincolnshireís Pete Wells with Meisterwerk Jo Soap followed by Emma Quincey with Bushy Boy of Bards, giving a
determined blast and a superb double clear again, which earned them the lead.
this point, the remaining pairs realised they had to go for broke which resulted
in a few errors until only one pair, Jackie & Kev Kenny, remained.
Unfortunately for Kev a single brick fell from the wall to mar what was the
quickest time posted in the final. So close yet so far yet again.
thanks go to Will Delamore and Skinnerís Pet Food for sponsoring such a great
results of the Final are as follows:-
Wells with Meisterwerk Jo Soap & Emma Quincey with Bushy Boy of Bards
Sarah Wiliams with The Stigs All White & Eve Price with Eve's Golden Bear
Katie Melville with They Think it's All Nova & Pam Cashmore with Foxtwist
Sheís My Gem
Debbie Figg with Oobs Doob Scoobs & Emmy Figg with Emmy's Willo the Wisp
Hilary Warren with Elthea Endless Rocket & Linda Thomas with Elthea Great
Jackie Jenny with Cories Kinder Surprise & Kev Kenny with The Bone Collector
Georgina Baker with Dreamchart Red Alert & Lisa Adamson with Redanmuir Shoch
Pembrokeshire By The Pond
to 15 August 2013
Gentleman's Day at Pembrokeshire by The Pond hosted the last
Skinner' Sevens qualifier for 2013. With the Chatsworth Final, there was soon
stiff competition from both Welsh and English Partnerships to gain one of the
last seven places for the Final. Eventually last yearís finalists, Jackie and Kev Kenny, with dogs Cories Kinder Surprise and The Bone Collector To, succeeded
and took the top spot.
Finishing the first day of Wales's largest Agility show
Pembrokeshire by the Pond, judge Darren Stokes set a challenging course to give
us the top seven pairs. The Final at Chatsworth Country Fair will offer the 49
qualifying pairs a chance to win a share of the biggest prize fund of £777
Pet Food together with Final judge Dave Deaville and show officials wish
everyone good luck at this yearís Skinnerís Sevens Final.
Kenny with Cories Kinder Surprise & Kev Kenny with The Bone Collector To
Jones with Canen Smarti with Attitude & Joan Gilbert with Two Chips Bob
Health with Gwyneth Winnigogo & Sue Shaw with Something of a Lad
Cross with Nightmare on Leo Street & Becky Leighton with Runaway Flynn
Jennifer Newton with Tancoombe Ponty Pandy & Jackie Tracers-Spencer with
Warren with Elthea Endless Rocket & Linda Thomas with Elthea Great Sensibility
Lorraine Rule with Showgirl Sensation & Linda Griffiths with Lindaís
Rugby Championship & Premier Agility Show
& 14 July 2013
penultimate Skinnerís Sevens attracted over 100 pairs attempting to qualify for
the August final. Judge Mike Haines, one of last yearís finalists, set a quick
and testing course which saw Lorna and Dennis take the top spot.
up for grabs at the final we hope that all the qualifiers will be making their
way to Chatsworth Country Fair. Skinnerís Sevens last 2013 qualifier is at
Pembrokeshire By The Pond in three weeks time.
Lorna Goodban with Syaluacam
Meg & Dennis Macauley with Syaluacam Tag
Emma Quincey with Bushy Boy
of Bards & Pete Wells with Meisterwerk Jo Soap
Lisa Adamson with Redanmuir
Shock Tactics at Borderstorm & Georgina Baker with Dreamchart Red Alert
Michelle Griffiths with Minka
Phoenix Jazz AW(G) & Gill Raddings with Minka Prospect Cash AW(S)
Sue Baker with Adventurous
Apple & Georgina Baker with Crazy Crumble
Shirley Wells with Waggerland
Jodie & Catherine O'Rourke with Meisterwerk Smiler
Moira Bowden with Dot Dot
Dash & Sally Walker with Tan Bellina
Wellingborough DTC Open Agility Show
6 & 7 July 2013
A podium finish was in store for Skinner's
Sevens winners at Wellingborough. In weather really too hot to work dogs, the
partnerships were regularly ' hosed down' to keep everyone cool and 'walking
tents' provided much welcomed shade to the collect queues!
We'd like to give a special mention to Lesley Wilkes who, struggling to gain
fitness after damaging a knee bone, was delighted that her dog completed the
course without mishap, although partner Hayley Bray's dog took the first pole
out, spoiling their chances of qualifying for the final for that chance of
winning some of the £777 of prize money. To add insult to injury, the round was
several seconds faster than the eventual winners.
Anyway, Wendy Clay's course
found favour with those below and Skinner's Sevens moves on to Heat 6 at Rugby's
The results are as follows:
Figg with Oobs Doob Scoobs & Emmy Figg with Emmy's Willo the Wisp
Turner with Minka Prairie Vixen (AW(S)) & Kim Smith with Deeann Follow my
Bowden with Dot Dot Dash & Sally Walker with Tan Bellina
Jones with Logins Lad & Malcolm Jones with Dualling Banjo
Boden with Mad Max Mischief Maker & Debbie Coles with Mollsy Moppet
Arnett with Fernhaven Eternal Flame & Teri Wightman with Morgan's Red Hope
James with Jane's Scatty Matty & Vickie Boswell with Digby's Dodgy Dealings (AW(G))
Tweedbank Open Agility Show
22 & 23 June
Sevens Scottish hosts Tweedbank found some really good weather for this year's
heat after last year's cancellation. Judge Alastair Baillie set a great course
and even an Agility Champion managed to secure a chance to share some of the
£777 prize money at the Chatsworth final. Some great names for dogs north of the
Congratulations to all
seven pairs who qualify for the final on Saturday, 31 August 2013.
The results are as follows:
Laura Short with
Redanmuir Take a Chance on Me &
Alan Short with Give it Some Juice Irn Bruce
Donna Kerse with TriíníFly Crackerjack & Karis Leckie with
TriíníFly Extri Cool
June Swan with Special Rainbows Dream & Marion Alexander with
Take the World by Storm
Peter Dall with Gee Hits
the Spot & Marion Mackie with Pause at Midnight
Lynn Lawrie with Maddieness in Lindilin & Brian
McDougall with Aero Sol Can
Tricia Elms with Jaffís Ma Easterdale Lad & Peter Elms with
Ag.Ch. Josh Ma Lad
Malcolm McCallie with Astra Mac &
Marylyn Melbourne with
Bonnie Bobby Dazzler
North Derbyshire Agility Festival
7 to 9 June 2013
half way through the year and Skinner's Sevens has already found 21 partnerships
all whom have a chance to share the £777 Final Prize Money.
Congratulations go to Sue Taylor and Miranda Bladen who took the
prize money and the top spot at North Derbyshire Premier Show, qualifying
for the Grand Final at Chatsworth Country Fair on Saturday, 31
August. Joe Upsall's course found favour with those noted below and Skinner's
Sevens now moves north of the border to the Tweedbank June show for Heat 4.
Congratulations to all
seven pairs who qualified for the final.
The results are as follows:-
Sue Taylor with Lie Low Lilly &
Miranda Bladen with Canen Luna
Pam Cashmore with Foxtwist She's My Gem &
Katie Melville with They Think Its All Nova
Nikki Collins with Hotshots Little Dweet &
Emma Bralsby with Red Hot Totally Taboo
Neil Wallter with Caystal Dream &
Lynn Cotton with Diamond Bill
Debbie Brentnall with Anston Wild Star &
Gary Beamish with Kickay Candle
Rachel Hathaway with Betsy Boo &
Debbie Brentnall with Levliann Northern Star
Sue Smith with Westcliff if Only &
Nikki Collins with Hotshot's Little Angel
Severnside DAC Open Agility Show
6 May 2013
Sevens had some glorious weather at the
Somerset Show for the second chance to qualify
Grand Final at Chatsworth Country Fair on Saturday, 31 August. Paul Peytonís
course found favour with those noted here all seeking a share of £777 prize
Skinnerís Sevens moves northwards to Osmaston early next month and then
onto Tweedbank for Heat 4 of Skinner's Sevens 2013. Have you entered yet ?
The results are as follows:-
Hutton with Brecks Secret Weapon &
Vicky Hutton with Bekkis Run Free
Pauline Jackson with
Trivial Pursuit &
Sue Roberts with Anmeetue River of Dreams
Fran Newman with
Canburne Pelita AWS &
Pearl Dormann with Harsett Tamar
Nicola Dew with Brueway Cruise Control &
Bob Kempster with Lenny Three Socks
Sandy Thompson with Gunran Zephyr &
Katherine Harding with Rhia Wonwell Wanderer
Lyn Tucker with Mister Woody Two Shoes &
Kathy Williams with Running with the Tide
Alison Catterall with Ruby Jump for Joy
Gordon with Roclaire Delice Fleuri
Wallingford DTC Open Agility Show
20 & 21 April 2013
The first heat of the
2013 Skinnerís Sevens attracted over 100 partnerships to Wallingfordís weekend
hoping to book their place at this yearís Grand Final. Judge Tina Stocktonís
double tunnels seemed to cause a disaster or two.
goes to all our finalists who will be invited to attend this yearís final on
Saturday, 31 August at Chatsworth Country Fair.
Who will win a share of
£777 Prize Money?
The results are as follows:-
Lydia Smith with Rujaff Red Hot Chilli &
lan Smith with Detania Red E Sted E Go
Sarah Woolley with Astra Cruze &
Dan Millwood with Astra Thai
Lorna Peachey with Fueled for Life by Diesel &
Simon Peachey with Rosmarinus Rum Twister
Sue Rolfe with Tamerrye Take That &
Will Rolfe with Ag.Ch. Nedlo Black Magic
Helen Cook with Savath Neo's the One &
Jeff Holloway with Touchango to Boldy Go
Sarah Williams with The Stig's All White &
Evelyn Price with Eve's Golden Bear
Sandra Southernwood with Brentmoor Loon &
Nikki Turner with Brentmoor Jynx
year Britainís premier country fair at Chatsworth will host the Skinnerís Sevens
Grand Final on Saturday, 31 August 2013. Chatsworth Country Fair regularly
attracts over 100,00 people and the Agility ring is in a prime spot for the
viewing public. This is bound to add to the tension along with the high stakes
of winning some of the £777 of prize money on offer at the final, all under the
watchful eye of soon to be Championship Agility Judge Dave Deauville.
The magnificent seven
heats will take place at the following shows:
Wallingford DTC Show
North Somerset Show, Wraxall, North Somerset
North Derbyshire DTC
Wellingborough DTC Show
Rugby DTC Championship Show
Pembrokeshire by The Pond
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SW Wales
Country Fair - Grand Final
The Skinnerís Sevens 2013 Rules
must be judged using current Kennel Club rules and a course laid with a baton
change between handlers.
Title - Skinnerís Sevens Steeplechase Pairs Large Grades 3 Ė7 Combined
Style - Spectator attractive steeplechase course with jumps and tunnels (no
weaves or contact equipment) and must contain at least one
Skinnerís Spread (a rising spread set at maximum size). The course must
contain maximum/minimum 17 obstacles and a hand to hand baton change behind
the line. Mishandling the baton change incurs a 200 points penalty.
Qualifiers - Each host venue provides seven winning pairs to take to the
final. 1st Ė7th places. Only the first seven pairs will qualify. No reserves
Entry Conditions - Two dogs and two handlers enter the competition and take
part as a competitive partnership. No changes are possible once entry to each
heat closes or to the pairs that qualify.
can qualify any number of dogs for the final that will run in draw order.
partnership (two dogs and two handlers) qualify so should one dog or handler
of the pair be unable to take part in the final the pair cannot compete.
that qualify at each heat will be invited to the final.
Skinners Sevens, 2 Medley Grove, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 2GA.
Tel: 01926 315335, Email:
New Venue for 2013!
The 2nd year of the
exciting Skinnerís Sevens competition will hold its Grand Final during
Chatsworth Country Fair. Details of the seven nationwide heats will be released
soon so donít miss out on your slice of over £1,000 of prize money.
Chatsworth is one of the
countryís premier outdoor events and the final will be held on Saturday, 31
Will Delamore - Skinnerís
Sales & Marketing Director commented: ' This is a great
opportunity to showcase the Skinnerís Winners to the thousands that attend the
great event that is Chatsworth Country Fair'.
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Skinnerís have produced a field and trial range of premium complete dog foods
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Will you be a Skinnerís
Winner in 2013!