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Trip to Luige CAC show (Estonia)
& Ogre CAC show (Latvia)
Ogre showphotos by Inga
Juhnevica, other photos by me
Travelmates Klara &
Early summer 2012 I
was planning to have some shows in Baltic countries this summer.
I asked my very good friend to come with me and she agreed! In
Baltic countries they have own JUNIOR CAC for junior bitch and
dog and own CAC for the rest of bitch/dogclasses, so we decided
to go with junior Klara and my friend Pauliina's champion bitch
Tarujen Pamuzinda "Saga". I found out that there was
2 CAC shows in Luige (Estonia) and 2 CAC shows in Ogre (Latvia)
in the same weekend. We wanted variation and a chance to get CAC
from both countries so we decided to visit one day Estonian show
and the other day Latvian show. We choosed the shows by the judges
- saturday in Luige and sunday in Ogre...
We got the show schedule
few weeks before the show weekend and I was a bit dissapointed
realizing that we had judge change BOTH days! Well, we could not
do anything but try our luck and start the trip!
I had some problems
with my car and we thought that we couldn't go with it... We had
really good luck when my friend Päivi offered her car for
our use! I could not be more thankful!
We travelled to Tallinn
(Estonia) by early ferry and we had good time to reach to the
show groud of Luige CAC show. We also had good luck because there
was only three ridgeback. Saga, Klara and one junior male. Judge
was Mrs. Elena Kuleshova from Russia. Both of our girls got EXC
and the CACs. So Saga was BEST OF BREED and got EE CAC and she
is now EE CH! Klara was BB2, got nice critique and Estonian JUN
CAC. I was specially happy that the judge seem to know that we
have two different colorvariations in the breed. Some judges always
wants the darker eye or pigment for a livernose.
Klaras critique in Luige CAC show 7.7.2012, judge Elena Kuleshova:
"Good size. Elegant feminine head. Pigment & eyecolor
are according to body colour. Good anatomy and condition. Good
ridge in back. JUN EXC1, JUN CAC, BOB JUN, BB2, "
Luige show groud
Saga and Klara with their throphys after saturday's show
After the show we ate
dinner in shopping mall and then started driving to Tartu where
we stayed over the night in my friend's apartment. We were tired
and took the dogs for a tiny walk and ate something. We also checked
out some driving tips from Google Maps. And then we had to sleep...
We woke up early 6.30
and started driving around 7.30. Then the poor day started!!!
We drove abour 20-30 minutes wrong way from Tartu. And we were
bit in hurry and in few minutes police stopped us and kept us
30 f*!#()¤ minutes in their car. Then we were much in hurry!
We drove back to Tartu and started the driving again - this time
to the right direction. When we were 50km from show place, we
decided to call to a person who organized the show. We did let
them know that we should be there in just the right time when
the ring will start, but not even a minute earlier.
BUT After the phonecall
started long roadworks that took about 15-20 minutes more time
AND because of our poor map and driving instruction from Google
Maps we drove over one important crossing and had to ask help
form gas station. We had only 30 minutes time until the ring will
start... and we had about 30-40km left. That was very stressful
and dissapointing to think that we have been driving 4 hours and
we might not reach in the ring at all. But we were so close that
we decided to try!
When we found the sign
to Ogre we got a small hope in our minds. We quickly found the
show ground and Pauliina said me that "Look! There is ridgebacks
already in ring!"... I jumped up from car with Klara and
gave Klara for some latvian person to hold for a sec and saw that
the RRs in ring were males. I explained our situation for the
person in ring and the judge gave us 5 minutes time to get our
numbers and so on. So we run like crazy in the showplace and afted
getting the numbers I ran straight to the ring with Klara. I did
not have time to take her to pee or change my own clothes BUT
I managed to reach the ring!!!
Junior class was the biggest class
There was altogether
14 RR of which 10 bitches! 5 of them was in our junior class!
Klara was showing herself extremely nice and won the whole class!!!
You cannot even imagine the feeling when after this crazy day
we got EXC and the classwin and Latvian JUN CAC which we were
after! :-) Then there was one bitch in intermediate and one in
open class. Two bitches in champion class. It was time for Pauliina
and Saga to enter the ring... and they did great job, winning
the champion class with EXC! And then, best bitch ring! We already
had our JUN CAC, so I was not so nervous about the placement,
but Klara was showing herself so nice and we got the win again!
We were placed as BEST BITCH! Then I was nervous for Pauliina
and Saga - and THEY DID IT! Won 2nd best bitch placement and CAC!
So Saga is now also Latvian Champion! Superrrrr! One more time
to the ring with Klara and she got BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX! Best
of breed was champion male Enzo Vangari Malawi Nala from Latvia.
Best bitch class (not placed
Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex
What can I say? After
the crazy, hard, extraordinary day we were SO HAPPY to get the
results like that! Unbelievable!
... then it was time
for drive back to Tallinn which went nice regardless an another
small problem... we heard weird noise from our car! NOT POSSIBLE!
We stopped driving and were looking at the car. Luckily it was
"only" some plastic protection shield that was partly
broken. We continued our drive to Tallinn exhausted but happy
and then back to home Finland! :-)
I have to say BIG THANKS
for Pauliina and Saga for such a nice travel company! And huge
THANKS to Ammi who rented her apartment for us and for Päivi
who rented her car!!!
Some more photos scroll
Klara in a car
Our LADIES! :-) RIGHT Saga 7 years. She is sister to my Peppi!
:-) LEFT Klara
Funny house in Tartu
BOB and BOS of Ogre CAC show 8.7.2012 saying HELLO to each other
Me and Pauliina trying to read the critiques
Klara throphies after the trip! :-)