The Kennel Club Show Border Collie Herding Test
held on 5th October 2019, hosted by Midlands Border Collie Club
The Midlands Border Collie Club recently hosted the Show Border Collie Herding Test in Leicestershire, courtesy of John Porter, who provided the land and the sheep. Our judges were Anne Jordan and Marion Turner. Club Chairman Bob Tunnicliff and Secretary Hilary Kerr attended the event, along with other club members; we were lucky enough to have Sue and Barrie James in attendance to provide us with photos of the day. Despite fears to the contrary the day proved to be dry.
We are pleased to say that of four candidates 2 passed... the others were unlucky but we hope they will try again to gain this award.
Passing the test were Penny Draper with Borderdance Dream Legacy from Kinaway and Rachel Spencer with Tobermory All About Banksy JW.
Rachel’s pass makes her the first candidate to pass the test twice – firstly with Ch Littlethorn Colt at Tobermory JW SBCHT and now with Tobermory All About Banksy JW. Due to changes in KC rules the SBCHT title is no longer awarded, but we know those who passed have it in spirit.
As a club we feel it is important to continue to provide the test, to show the working ability of this breed, although sadly there are not many who want to attempt the test.