This year, Giggleswick’s “Royal International” Dog Show attracted an impressive 155 entrants across 18 classes with more canine friends coming along to spectate too. At times the arena on Top Pitch was so crowded with entrants, it seemed just like the M6 on a bank holiday - nose to tail!
The many and varied pooches, both short in leg and nose, and long in back and coat, strutted their stuff around the packed arena to show off their skills and lap up the attention. Sacha the Afghan Hound was the star of the show, taking the title of “Best Pure Breed” before being crowned the “Supreme Champion” at the end of the day.
Alongside the parading pooches on Top Pitch, the Clay Pigeon teams were getting their eye in at the shooting ground next to the Chapel. An enthusiastic group of sharp (and not so sharp!) shooters took aim at the spinning clays with varied success. The eventual champions were Graham and Imogen Crombie, who won the pairs shooting event.
After a week of unseasonably wet weather, nothing could have raised the spirits more than this fun and happy event, bringing together our parents, pupils, staff, Old Giggleswickians and the local community.
A big thank you to everyone helping at the event including OG President, Richard Warburton, who devised the event, Simon Thomas for his judging expertise and Jim Bellis for his excellent commentary and organisation. Thanks also to Mrs Crombie, Mrs Darch and the GSPA for the delicious bacon butties, Roger Ingham MBE for providing the ice creams, Susan Bellis and Jo-anne Brown for all their administrative and practical support, and Graham Crombie, Neil Wharton, Robert Lambert and Dr Nick Walker for their shooting expertise. Prizes were kindly sponsored by Field to Home of Settle and Settle Country Store.
Over £300 was raised on the day for the School’s 2019 Annual Fund.