A bit of hail can’t stop the dog show

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Weekend Fun -

The Sha­dox­hurst dog show with more than 20 “fun and se­ri­ous” classes was a re­sound­ing suc­cess - de­spite Satur­day’s hail show­ers.

The vil­lage’s Green Farm Fields was packed with peo­ple as the fun, or­gan­ised by the 1st Baden-Pow­ell Scout Group, got un­der way at 10.30am.

The vil­lage fete, in its fifth year, in­cluded the dog show, stalls, horse and cart rides, a gi­ant in­flat­able slide and craft ac­tiv­i­ties.

One im­por­tant guest did ar­rive – as well as Ash­ford mayor Cllr Ge­orge Koowa­ree. It was a llama, which tried its luck at some of the dog agility cour­ses.

Or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee chair­man Roland Cooper said: “We are Scouts, we carry on re­gard­less. It was a good year, but it wasn’t our best, but we have done ever so well given the storms and so much rain in the week.”

He thanked the com­mu­ni­ty­based busi­nesses for their sup­port on the day and in the run-up to the event.

Ma­chin­ery and ma­te­ri­als had been do­nated after the heavy rain­fall made the field very wet and muddy.

“Ev­ery­one has ral­lied around and it has been ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic,” he added. Scouts Chloe Daniels and Char­lotte Croucher in bal­loon hats Pic­tures: Paul Amos

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Tof­fee wrapped up nice and dry as Si­enna Far­rance and Shan­non Beaney get ready to show her

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Aisha Allen, five, and mum Becci Robin­son meet shire horses Al­fie and Arthur

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Leo gets a brush, ready for judg­ing, from owner Jenny Houghton

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A first for Chris Rogers and dog Basil in the Best Res­cue class

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