ARHUS (DK) November 30th - December 3rd 2009
SUCCESSFUL MATTAPONI’S ON SWISS DOG GAMES October 2009
FT ERSTEIN (F) September 26th 2009
CHARITY WT WIESBADEN (D) September 12./13. 2009
MUNICH - CUP 2009 August 30th
WORKING TEST S'CHANF (CH) August 15th 2009
CLA GAME FAIR BELVOIR CASTLE 2009 (GB)
TEAM EVENT "STORMY WEATHER"
D-ALLERSBERG
July 12th 2009
WORK & SHOW D-AICHACH
June 27./28. 2009
CH-BÜLACH MAY 29th COURSE WITH...
WT FOR VETERANS "FORST RUNDSHORN" D-BERKHOF
MAY 23th 2009
FT-WORKSHOP WITH PERTA SOONS (D)
May 1./2. 2009
WT AARAU (CH)
April 25th 2009
MOCK TRIAL RUPERT HILL TROPHY Danneberg (D)
April 18th 2009
HIMMELCUP CH-HETTENSCHWIL 14./15. March 2009
LONG DISTANCE RABBIT DRAG Glonn (D)
March 8th 2009
RETRIEVER SHOW HERRENBERG (D)
January 31th 2009
FAMILY RACE January 2009
SOME LITTLE EXERCISES ON A FROSTY DAY
January 2009
 
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Gallery 2009


ARHUS (DK) November 30. - December 03.2009
Mato was ready to be mated, thats why we went to Denmark


The home of Johnny and Judith Sorensen, the proud owners of the male Clive


The house is surrounded by wonderful country side


Mato enjoyed very much the beach at Arhus




SUCCESSFUL MATTAPONI’S ON SWISS DOG GAMES October 2009



Christina Thönen with Mato’s brother “Milo” and Daniel Graf with littermate “Mika”




FT ERSTEIN (F) September 26th 2009
Photos: D. Bratschi



Mato’s phenomenal victory; open class 1st exc. CACIT (Judge: P. Lammens)


The judges and the classified teams at intermediate as well as open classes.

 


CHARITY WT WIESBADEN (D) September 12./13. 2009


This event was organised by "VITA Assistenzhunde", a non profit organisation who trains dogs for handicapped adults and children. These dogs assist their owners in their daily routine and do Dummy work in their free time.
Well known judges such as R. Hill (GB),W. Haag (CH), Dr. R. Kaserer (A), L. and M. Stringer (GB) and H. Marcussen (D) supported the event as well as all participants.

Enjoy the pictures and if you want to know more about "VITA" see www.vita-assistenzhunde.de


It was a real pleasure for me and Kanda competing at the Charity Working Test. (Photo: Dr. G. Mittelbach)







(Photo: Dr. G. Mittelbach)


Dr. Robert Kaserer (A) and competitor (Photo: Dr. G. Mittelbach)




Werner Haag (CH) and competitor


(Photo: Dr. G. Mittelbach)


Malcolm Stringer (GB) and competitors



Henning Marcusson (D) and competitor


Rupert Hill (GB) and Stewart


(Photo: Dr. G. Mittelbach)


(Photo: Dr. G. Mittelbach)


This picture tells more than 1000 words! (Photo: Dr. G. Mittelbach)


It was an wonderful, unforgettable event and I am looking forward being part of it next year!
(Photo: Dr. G. Mittelbach)


MUNICH - CUP 2009 August 30th
Photos: Dr. G. Mittelbach



The wind-players bid welcome to everyone


The judges John Stubbs, Rupert Hill, Roger Touzer, Mark Bettinson, Phil Parkins (all GB)


Welcome and good luck!


Explanation of the task


Mato seems to be very concentrated


She takes off like a shot




Mind the Dummy!




As the whistle is still "alert", the task might continue...


Real stylish: The lady's of the organization team dressed up in traditional Bavarian peasant costumes


Souvenirs for all judges: Baverian specialities.

Mato and me, we didn't win anything, but at least we passed the WT open class with the qualification "Good" :)

 


WORKING TEST S'CHANF (CH) August 15th 2009
Photos: Dr.G.Mittelbach



Beautyful Engadine!


The participants are checking the starting list


Mato's sister "Mika" competed very well!
From now on she is eligible to enter the Intermediate class. BRAVO!


The Open class began in the afternoon and the sun was burning...


...Nevertheless Mato worked well, not brilliant, but still we ended up with a "Good"


Unmistakable: Mato wants her tennis ball


Preparing for the water test at the river Inn


Queue up for the water test


Time of waiting: I am wondering which one was more difficult: the WT or the game of chess?

 


CLA GAME FAIR BELVOIR CASTLE 2009 (GB)
Photos were taken by my fan club: Res, Heidrun, Guy and Jérémie



Take off to the big event July 20th


Leaving the harbour of Zeebrugge


21st: The Bettinson's put the finishing touches to our team



Christine and Lara; me and Mato



Arriving at the Fair Grounds: Lull before the storm


Rear: Visitors camping parking lot; Front: Visitors car parking lot


A city under canvas: shops, restaurants, information centres, shooting arenas,
garden centres, children's activities, dog crèche, falconry and much, much more



The crowd arrives...


... We where in a good mood and...


... The first of three trial days began


We started with a walk-up, several markings for each dog


Christine's Golden Lara



We worked all out: marks and blinds either on land or in the water even running rabbits
and the judges always kept an eye on the steadiness




Steve's Lab Diesel



The judge G. Stephenson explains the exercise and...


... The dogs are fully concentrated


Mato



Diesel



Mato just loved to jump as well as...



...Diesel and...


...Lara



G.Stephenson looks quite critical but...


...a little smile on his face says that it was not bad at all



Christine and Lara, both are fully concentrated...


...also Steve and Diesel, instead...


...Mato has gone in a roundabout



Lovely sceneries on the water test (Belgium team)


The judge M. Newsham was quite pleased with Mato's work in the water



Together with the chief Stewart P. Wagland


Waiting for the distribution of prizes


What a lovely surprise: at the Euro Challenge we ended up 5th

July 25th and 26th Edgar Winter Trophy.
Unfortunately most of our photographers went shopping or went to the various arenas to see some events. Therfore there were not many pictures taken...
After the first day the Swiss team was in the 1st place and Mato was one of the 3 leading dogs, they all had 78pts. out of 80 and our team had a dream...


2nd day, 1st test: it began with a gorgeous water exercise including...


...living destructions


The dogs had to work a mark retrieve at the opposite side and a blind somewhere in the reed.
Mato earned an excellent marking score, but in the reed she almost failed...


The trial went on and Diesel and Lara worked real well; Mato however struggled once more and the dream of the victory blow away


Waiting for the final team score and...


...I still love my brown "wash-out"


HURRAH, we are on 3rd place! We can be very proud and very happy!


1st Netherlands, 2nd Austria, 3rd Switzerland


Bye bye Belvoir Castle, we'll carry on beautiful memories on you!



TEAM EVENT "STORMY WEATHER" D-ALLERSBERG July 12th
Photos: Dr. G. Mittelbach



A gorgeous country side was predistinated for this event



Lovely details!


Our Team: Roland Glaser and Pit, me and Mato, Christine Roth and Lara
We have had an absolutely wonderful day together!



The Stewart led us to the next task


The judge (in the middle) commanded a few seconds later: Leads off!


Preparing for the last exercise; but...


...Mato please, don't fall asleep before we get started!


Mato had not fallen asleep! Instead she had found the Blind :)



WORK & SHOW D-AICHACH June 27./28. 2009
Photos: Heidrun Keen




If you show several dogs it's useful having a cage



Mato, Brownie and Kanda are ready to be judged


Brownie Veteran Class. She earned the CAC




Kanda Champion Class. She also earned the CAC




Mato Working Class. She earned the Res.CAC



It's not a hoax! But I still don't make a change of front!



Mato's first appearance WT Open Class


Hopefully she finds the Dummy in the no-man's-land...


...great, she made it!


At the end of the day I was very pleased with her.
She ended up with the qualification "good", it's more than I expected!



CH-BÜLACH MAY 29th COURSE WITH...



... MARK and


JAMIE BETTINSON


Getting prepared



As Mato never ever (?) is running in, I had time taking some pictures


Jamie is the very image of his father


After an instructive day there was a brownie named Heidrun which surprised us with a delicious meal!



WT FOR VETERANS "FORST RUNDSHORN" D-BERKHOF MAY 23th 2009



The judges: Mrs. H. Rudolph / Mrs. C. Herzog


We are next to go


There is the Dummy...


...and there is Brownie



Poor veterans! It was extremely warm and rather tough grounds


Many thanks to the judges, they did a great job!
It wasn't Brownie's best day but nevertheless she passed with the qualification "good"


Next day we spent at Hamburg, and we went for a stroll at the shore of the Elbe...


...and Brownie had much fun finding a friend to play with, far better then any WT


FT-WORKSHOP WITH PERTA SOONS Germany May 1./2. 2009
Photos: Manuela Schneller



A nice group of Retriever's had the chance being part of the well organized Workshop


"The Gun" Petra Soons with her dogs


The grounds where just fantastic!



Of course Mato was the "one and only" Chessie



Nice retrieve out of a rather deep ditch

 


WT AARAU (CH) April 25th 2009
Photos: Sibylle Hampton



Finally, after a long day the judges could relax


Close attention... who are the winners?


And the winners are: Intermediate class 1° Roland Glaser with Pan 2° Angelo Zoccali with Black, 3° Myself with Mato


Together with the judges T. Parnell (GB) R. Berger (A) J. Drury (GB) G. Nevitt (GB)


MOCK TRIAL RUPERT HILL TROPHY Danneberg (D) April 18th 2009
Photos: S. Heissmann



Different kinds of horsepower brought the participants and their dogs to the grounds


The judges R. Hill, J Birkett, K. Sandercock, R. Wade (all GB)


The chief stewart Betty Schwieren (D)


Gorgeous country side


At this point Mato was still competitive, thereafter she failed – and she was not the only one, she was in good company…


It was damned cold…


… nevertheless nobody lost the good mood…


There was no reason loosing the sense of humour because the Trial was a great experience!


HIMMELCUP CH-HETTENSCHWIL 14./15. March 2009
Fotos: Doris Reck



The Judges Birgitta Staflund (S), Roger Philips (GB), Simon Hansell (GB)


As a reward Mato always gets her dearly loved tennis ball (at the end lacking 2points of exc.)


Not only on Saturday but also on Sunday at the team event she showed her will to please


Our team: Steve and Diesel, myself and Mato, Maya and Sari.
Even we haven't been one of the winning teams, we have had a great day!


Maya's Sari is a real lovely and eager Labrador!


Mato struggled herself thru the woods


LONG DISTANCE RABBIT DRAG Glonn (D) March 8th 2009
Fotos: Simone Heissmann



Anja presents judges and helpers...


... And they blew the hunting-horn like professional players


Towards to the wound-shot spot


Kanda followed the drag without any problem...


... And returned proudly with the game


After a gorgeous day: the happy participants
Mato also participated but she failed. Nevertheless, we try again next year!


RETRIEVER SHOW D-HERRENBERG January 31th 2009
Fotos: L.Filoglou & G.Bäuerle



Sweep for Mattaponi's!


The proud owners with the champs:
From left to right: Ahyoka (daughter of Wihakayda) CAC Junior Class, Wihakayda Res.CAC Working Class,
Wakanda CAC Ch.Class + BOB, Brownie CAC Vet. Class, Matoanka CAC Working Class


FAMILY RACE January 2009




Don't out-pace me, because I would like to be the winner

 


SOME LITTLE EXERCISES ON A FROSTY DAY January 2009




Kanda


Brownie


Mato

 

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