An unforgettable party - Return of the Airedale
With the typical english
sobriety, the great island celebrate the change of the century with the
Milenium show. People from all the world assisted to Bingley. The
meeting took place in the beautiful Hotel The Bankfield.
Friday was the first day in
which all the guests join together for the welcome. We received folder
with the information of the developenent of the activities in this
On saturday we had a walk
along the Aire River. Our spirit went back to 1800’s. A memorable travel
in the time tunnel, difficult to be forgotten. At 10.30 began the Inter
Club Supermatch Show, in a very nice tent place in the garden of the
hotel. The judge was Mrs.Diana Dossier from the USA. All the NATA member
clubs compete. 60 dogs. The best of the match was Beacytan Uptown Girl
handler by Sanna Rosell (for NATA), Best Puppy in Match was Tiberatta
Flame of Glory owner and handler by Ruth Bullard (for NATA). The most
prize winning club was The Midland Counties Airedale Terrier Club.
At 3 o´clock Pm the forum
took place. Mr Stig Ahlbert (sweden), speak about Sweden’s experience of
undocked Airedale Terriers. Mr.Ernet Sharpe (UK) about Handling and
presentation and Juha Smolander (Finland) Search and Rescue. At evening,
in the gala dinner we could hear a few words from Councillor Stanley
King, Lord Mayor of City of Bradford in whose province lies the
birthplace of the Airedale Terrier. A pleasant and amusing talk. We
usually think that these people with such an important position are
rather ceremonius but in this case, it was quite the opposite: a very
Then they gave the prize to
the Best Airedale of 1999, the “Emma” cup, given and hand over by the
owner of the Ginger Kennel from Italy Mrs Cuca Sommu-Picenardi. They
also hand over souvenirs of the Judges, secretaries and organizers. An
evening full of emotion and happiness.
A great day began; sunday 25
June. It was 8 o’clock and preparatives could be seen every where. At
9.30 the judgin began in charge of the famous judge Mrs Pamela Cross
Stern from England. I saw very nice dogs from the most famous kennel in
England. Dogs from Jokyl, Saredon, Stargus, Branded, Berrodale, Tintara,
Junaken, Shadlian, Jonvias, Bambusa, Matrasen, Beacytan, Nedella,
Jaideld, Glentops, Karudon, Doraemi, Cibrenin, Accedele, Florac and
surely some other I cannot remember.
The best Puppy of the show
was Brand & Rawlinsons Branded Just So, Reserve Best in Show, Best
bitch and CCs Swannacks Cirbrenin Bonaroba and the Best in Show and
best dog and CCs was Ch. Jokyl Just as Smart.
A party that we would never
forget. Our grandchildren and great grandchildren would be able to see
in the next Milenium show. We were the chosen this time. As Mrs.Renee
Moule (secretary of NATA) says”The next time is 2028”. With a weheel
chair or a walking stick I hope seeing you again, to celebrate together
the 100 years of the National Airedale Terrier Assosiation.
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