Closing date for paper entries:- Sunday 3rd March 2024
Closing date for online entries:- (Midnight) Sunday 10th March 2024
Note:- This is an unbenched show
Join us for our 2024 Kate O`Callaghan Memorial Open Show on Saturday 23rd March 2024, and to be held at The Royal Kennel Club Building, East Hall, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ. We are sure you will enjoy your day with us.
We also have places for people wishing to steward experienced or not. This is now a requirement to move on up the JEP levels. If you are interested email the Chief Steward :- Dave Hemmings
Judge for this show is:-
Dogs & Bitches:- Mrs S Randle (Rionore)
I received my first Irish Setter, Cazzie, back in 1979 from an elderly lady who had to give up her Irish and Goldies due to health reasons. As everyone else in those days, I took her to an exemption show at the back of our house, was told to enter her and she duly won Best In Show. I was hooked. Then started my days of apprenticeship at the local Open Shows. In time, we bought a lovely Segantii bitch. Both she and Cazzie were bred from and our little kennel grew. Sadly my marriage broke down and I had to drift away from the dog showing but kept my dogs through my cross country and long-distance riding days. In 2000, my life was on a different track and so I came back to dog showing. I achieved a CC with my homebred bitch, Rionore Bewitching Thyme and a RCC with my Wickenberry Jack’s Lad at Rionore. I started judging at around the same time and have had the honour over the years to be hands on 450+ dogs at General Open Shows, Gundog Society Shows, Midland Irish Setter Club Open and Belfast Irish Setter Club Open Show all over the country. Forfarian Hidden Secret at Rionore gave me my 3rd Stud Book Number, allowing me after many years to be grandfathered onto the KC listings to give CCs. It is with great pleasure that I’ve accepted this appointment and look forward to the day.