20 August 2014

Ludwigshafen/GER, Welsh Kennel Club/UK and Czestochowa/POL

Ludwigshafen is located in the area of the Rheinland-Pfalz/Germany and about 340 kilometres from Maaseik/B away. The Showground is in the Ebert-Park. De halls are not that large and therefore you have several rings in the Park. An excellent location, during beautiful weather, large parking possibility, by the way: for free, and normal prices in the gastronomy. This was the 3rd time that we have been showing here. In 2005 won our OES Girl “Ch. Creditcard aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” FCI Groep 1, under the, in the late Mrs. Elke Peper. Again in 2010 we where there, this time with “Ch.Himmlisch aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal“, who won FCI Group 1 under Mr. Korosz/HUN. This year, 2014, our “Aryakas Niki Elbe-Urstromtal” “only” became 2nd in Group 1. Winner of this Group was our Bearded Collie Bitch Firstprizebears Meryl Streep”. Judge for Group 1 was Mrs. Gesa Schicker/GER. We think this show is awesome! The journey to this area we always use for sight seeing, and to enjoy this beautiful landscape along the route. In 2010 we visited Heidelberg and this thime the journey took us to the Rhine-Mitteltal, along the route of the UNESCO World Heritage. To see this we stopped at the rest place, just before the Moseltal bridge and also to enjoy a cup of coffee and the one time view, in order to continue our journey via the highway until the Exit Boppard. From here we drove along the Rhine, via St. Goar to the Lorelei mountain, at the left side of the river. Later we took the ferry and crossed the river to Rüdesheim. Here you have to have a look at the Drosselgasse. Many Cruise ships where riding at anchor here along the beautiful park, also part of the UNESCO World Heritage. After this visit we drove to the Hotel in Ludwigshafen. The breakfast the next morning was the most perfect one I have ever seen. Unfortunately was the time before the Show too short to enjoy all of the valuables at the menu.

The Moseltal Bridge


At the ferry in the direction Rüdesheim,


the famous Drosselgasse


we had located our tent at an ideal spot on top of the hill, next to the Beardie Ring and overviewing the Bobtail Ring, located in the Valley. In the morning at 09.15 our Bobtail Bitch had to be judged. Around noon it was our Beardie’s turn. The judge for the OES was Mrs. Korosz-Papp from Hungary.


“Niki” won  the Open Class and became Best Bitch. Here standing against the winner of the Intermediate Class “Sealords Quality Time” of Pascale Kuijpers.Ludwigshafen-Callenge-for-best-bitch

Mrs. Korosz-Papp choose our Aryakas Niki Elbeurstromtal” and made her Best Of Breed. Best Male became Christina Westig with Happy Pandas Bobby Mc Gee”


Then we had to wait until 16.00 hrs, after which the judging of Group 1 started. Misses Gesa Schicker from Germany, judged the Group. Harry had to Show our OES Bitch, as we had won with both of our Breeds. He only had his free time clothing with him, as we had not expected to have to go into the Big Ring with both Breeds. Everything was good. “Prada” won the large Group and Harry became 2nd with Niki. These are very special moments. Ask yourself the question: How many times do you manage to occupy Places 1 and 2 in the Group? A wonderful ending of a perfect journey.


At the same time, in Wales/UK, in Built Welsh a Show was held this weekend. Mrs. Sutherland judged the OES without CC. Eve and Chris Jones had entered their “Lafite aus dem Elbe-Urstrromtal” in the Postgraduate Class. Which he won. The picture have kindly been send to us by Toni and Janett Steel.

Lafayette KC Welsh PGC

Chris Jones with Pebbles “Lafite aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal”

Lafayete 1st PGK Welsh KC

Her litter sister, “Ch. Lafayette aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal“, owned by Pavel and Dorota Bodzioch from Poland, won at the Show of Czestochowa/PL, which was also held during this weekend.