In this blog we catch up with Buddies Yearling Stakes finalists of the Terrier class.
Karen Hurrion from Leeds won the bitch class with her Norfolk Terrier Villassa Country Belle. Belle is Karen’s fifth generation of Norfolk Terrier, both her mum and grandma are also Champions, so she has high hopes for Belle.
Karen was very pleased with her dogs as she also won another class that day. “We had a fantastic day at National Terrier, William won best puppy dog and Belle won the Buddies Yearling Stakes.”
Karen adds: “Wild horses couldn’t stop me attending the Yearling Stakes final, we can’t wait. I use Buddies’ insurance for all my puppies and we are very pleased with them.” As well as showing and breeding Karen also enjoys the sport of eventing and has a horse in training who she regularly gets out to support at fixtures around the country.
Winner of the dog class was Sue Brown-Cole’s wire fox terrier Travella The Super Trooper, AKA Spike. Spike was handled by world renowned judge and Sue’s husband, Bill Browne-Cole – also of Travella fame and a man described as a ‘dog man to the core who consistently produces exceptional quality dogs’.
Mr Browne-Cole said: “We had a lovely day. It was a great show and we were very pleased with Spike. We are looking forward to the final in February.” The judge for the terrier qualifiers was Mr K Bartlett, who attracted a great entry of 41 yearlings.
These two fabulous terriers will go forward with our other winners to represent their groups at the prestigious Buddies Yearling stakes final in February, where both will have the chance to win £500 and a fabulous commission by Jo van Kampen. There is also a wonderful runner up prize of £250.