Many readers will remember the wonderful partnership between Barry Bray and his lovely Bramble (Bramble Sweet Soul Lady), who enjoyed a long and very successful competitive career together in agility, Working Trials (where they got their CD) and Heelwork to Music ( in which they appeared at Crufts).
Now in her thirteenth year, Bramble is taking life a little easier and Barry is working with young Breeze (Brambledale Balmy Breeze). The new partners made their competitive debut in May at the Canine Freestyle GB Show at Markfield, where they took fourth place from 25 entries in the Novice Heelwork to Music with a delightful routine to the music of "Native New Yorker" by Odyssey.
Bramble is certainly a very hard act to follow but we are delighted that young Breeze ( just past her second birthday) is off to a promising start!
Many thanks to Ann Derizzio, who very kindly sent me these super photos of Barry and Breeze rehearsing their routine. Thanks too to Lesley Neville, who filmed the competition and sent me a video of Barry and Breeze in action. It is a joy to watch the rapport between them and I hope that the video will be on youtube soon.