A YOUNG dog-lover has won an inaugural trophy.
Cara Grime, 12, of Kelsall has become the first recipient of the Gail Storie Memorial Cup awarded by the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Great Britain.
Cara, a pupil at Abbeygate College in Saighton, showed her dog, Tobamorrey Aint No Angel, at the club’s annual championship show at Uttoxeter Racecourse.
She won the junior handling class for 12-16 year olds and was then awarded Best Junior Handler, judged by Anne Harding. She then went on to win the competition for Wheaten Junior Handler of the Year judged by Philippa Noble. This competition was for juniors who had won their classes at the Wheaten Championship Show, open shows and fun days throughout the year.
The cup is in memory of Gail Storie who was always very supportive of the Juniors and who sadly died just before Crufts in March this year.
Cara was presented with the new trophy by Gail’s father John Storie and will retain the cup until the next Championship Show in November 2009.
Cara also recently won Best of Breed and Best Junior Handler at the Liverpool Terrier Club Open Show held at Aughton near Ormskirk.
She owns a rescue dog from the Cheshire Dogs Home and trains with both her dogs at the West Cheshire Ringcraft Club which holds weekly classes at Elton Community Centre.