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Prizes galore as March Dog Training Club hands out trophies at annual party



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March Dog Training Club members enjoyed some seasonal fun at their annual fancy dress party and presentation evening.

Lauren Plant and Connor Akers with Pudding collect the endeavour trophy. (6297563)
Lauren Plant and Connor Akers with Pudding collect the endeavour trophy. (6297563)

The four-legged party-goers were dressed in an array of costumes ready for guest judges Katie Knight and Michaela Henson from Amical vets to choose the winning entries.

Ben Wallis and Poppy won the young handler award. (6297554)
Ben Wallis and Poppy won the young handler award. (6297554)

This year the prize went to Mary Higgins and her dog Shakti, whose seasonally appropriate reindeer outfit pipped other entries including those dressed as lions, Christmas crackers and puddings.

Caroline Brown and Monty pick up the attendance trophy. (6297542)
Caroline Brown and Monty pick up the attendance trophy. (6297542)

After the judging there were a couple of games and then on to the presentation of cheques of £400 each for Magpas and the East Anglian Air Ambulance, which was raised at the annual sponsored walk held in September.

Christine Kaye and Albe collect the top trophy of the evening. (6297544)
Christine Kaye and Albe collect the top trophy of the evening. (6297544)

The evening continued with more games, a buffet, raffle and the presentation of the trophies, which members compete for in December. The top trophy was won by Christine Kaye and her dog Albe with Jane Lake and Carly coming second. Other members to win recognition for their hard work were Julie Manchett, Claire Collins, Roger Kightly, Jane Perry, John Hire, Ben Wallis, Caroline Brown, Marion Giles, Lauren Plant and Connor Akers.

Christine Kaye and Willow pick up the novice trophy. (6297546)
Christine Kaye and Willow pick up the novice trophy. (6297546)

March Dog Training Club meets at the Community Centre in Station Road, March. Puppy socialising is at 6pm on Wednesday which puppies can join as soon as they have had their vaccinations and are cleared by the vet to go out.

Jane Lake and Carly collect the runners-up trophy. (6297548)
Jane Lake and Carly collect the runners-up trophy. (6297548)

The intake class runs from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on a Wednesday evening and having got through that successfully there are further classes on a Tuesday and Wednesday to progress on to. All are welcome and further details can be obtained from Janet on 01945 461058 or Maggie on 01354 657185.

Jane Perry and Rosie with their trophy. (6297550)
Jane Perry and Rosie with their trophy. (6297550)
John Hire and Roxy with a runners-up trophy. (6297552)
John Hire and Roxy with a runners-up trophy. (6297552)
Marion Giles and Kaylah won the bounce trophy. (6297556)
Marion Giles and Kaylah won the bounce trophy. (6297556)
Roger Kightly and Pearl were the novice runners-up. (6297561)
Roger Kightly and Pearl were the novice runners-up. (6297561)
Fancy dress costumes included lions. (6297568)
Fancy dress costumes included lions. (6297568)


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