Fun and games at Cratfield dog show helps raise charity cash
PUBLISHED: 15:55 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:55 23 May 2017
Almost 100 dogs turned out for an annual show, which organisers have hailed as a success.
The popular annual Cratfield Dog show was held at the village hall.
Organisers said it was “very well supported,” with entries from far and wide competing for a range trophies and rosettes.
A spokesman for the organisers said: “There were 93 dogs competing in total and large classes making it very difficult for the judge Lorraine Ames to choose the prize winners.”
Eventually Boadacea Eva Wish Upon a Star was chosen as the Best In Show and Lotty Barbour presented the owner, Mrs Lovell, with the rosette and the Cratfield Cattery Perpetual Trophy.
Gymkhana games were well supported during the lunch break, both by the children and adults, as the dog antics and games made many people smile.
The fun classes in the afternoon saw the Best Cratfield Dog class very well supported by 19 local dogs.
After much deliberation the judge chose Georgia, handled by Suffolk author Natalie Meg Evans, as winner with Purdey, handled by Andy Barringer, in second. Georgia went on to become Reserve Best in Show, of the fun classes, with Duke taking the Best in Show, handled by Mrs Ling.
As always one of the most popular classes, the Prettiest Bitch, had 27 competitors and this was won by Sadie – another Cratfield dog – handled by Symone, with Betty handled by Lisa Gibson from Leiston in second.
The spokesman added: “With all the fantastic support of the show, £930 was raised for the Cratfield Village Hall and donations to Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund and Macmillan nurses.
“The village hall committee would like to thank all sponsors of the event and Mr Rick Haddingham, who generously allows us to use the field.
They added: “Particular thanks go to all the Cratfield cake makers and everyone who helps before and after the event.”
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