Events Diary

2017 Spring Garden Party

SUNDAY 14th MAY 2017

PRIORS MARSTON SPORTS CLUB BYFIELD ROAD, PRIORS MARSTON
WARWICKSHIRE, CV47 7RP

(Get Directions via Google Maps)

The Spring Garden Party 2017 will take place at Priors Marston Sports Club on Sunday May 14th. There will also be the relaxing Pre Party Party on Saturday evening and camping available at the site from Thursday lunchtime until Monday lunchtime. If you haven’t been to a Garden Party it should be on your ‘bucket list’ of things to do with your Bernese! Come along and meet friends old and new. All breeds of dogs are welcome. Learn about the breed and enjoy lots of fun for you and your dogs.

The Spring Garden Party is for every Bernese and their owners. Basically it is a huge Fun and Working Day combined when you can take part in, or simply enjoy watching, hundreds of Bernese involved in Carting, Decorated and Working, Agility, Obedience, Good Citizens, usually character Assessments and the Main Ring has lots of parades, demonstrations and Fun events as well the extremely popular Rescue and Golden Oldie parades where we get to hear the sometimes tear jerking stories of some of our dogs.

There will be lots of activities throughout the day including 3 carting classes:-

  • Decorated carts theme
  • Swiss theme
  • Best carting turnout

Party games for all including the ever popular Markies and spoon race, biscuit catching, novelty classes such as the Prettiest Bitch, Most Handsome Dog & Best Party Trick, Waggiest Tail and Best Smile! Bernese Mountain dog parades for the Golden Oldies, 7 years and over and Rescue dogs (Re-homed through breed club rescue).

Download Rescue & Golden Oldies Parade Form

All Rescued Bernese are invited to join the Parade including those re-homed through the BMDC of GB Rescue and those re-homed through any other rescue organisation.

You can melt at the sight of the puppies in the puppy parade – we are also showcasing a new parade this year— “Siblings Reunited” – where it would be great to see siblings reunited and also dogs from the same breeder, all getting to know each other and having fun.

For those of you who like to work your dogs there will be obedience and agility classes and a chance to show off the working roots of the Bernese in the working cart classes We will be running character assessments & KC Good Citizens Bronze, Silver & Gold awards.

The Berner shop will be there for you to spend all your pennies with a wonderful range of Bernese gifts, clothes and books etc.

THE KENNEL CLUB GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME-BRONZE & GOLD AWARDS

Bronze is available to enter on the day but if you wish to enter your dog for the Silver or Gold test you must pre-book and pay in advance. For details and entries please contact Mrs Sandra Gatward by the 10th May (Latest) 01202855097
Places will be offered to BMD’s first but there may be spaces available for other breeds if not fully subscribed, please ask to be placed on the reserve list

CHARACTER ASSESSMENTS

A maximum of 10 dogs can be assessed on the day therefore it is necessary to book in advance by contacting Sandra Gatward 01202 855097. Certificates and rosettes are awarded to all who pass and your dogs name will appear in the next club publication as proof of the result. Dogs must be over 12 months of age on the day.

DIRECTIONS TO PRIORS MARSTON FROM M40 NORTH/ SOUTH

EXIT AT JUNCTION 11 AND JOIN THE A361 (DAVENTRY), FOLLOW THIS ROAD FOR APPROX 9 MILES TILL YOU SEE SIGN FOR BODINGTON, PRIORS MARSTON. TURN LEFT (INTO “THE TWISTLE”) PRIORS MARSTON 4 MILES FOLLOW ROAD APROX 1 MILE TO CROSSROADS GO STRAIGHT AHEAD. AFTER APPROX 1 MILE FOLLOW ROAD TO LEFT AT “Y “JUNCTION, APPROX 1.5 MILES YOU WILL SEE SIGNS FOR PRIORS MARSTON AND 30 MPH, APPROX 100 YARD ON LEFT IS ENTRANCE TO SITE.

DIRECTIONS TO PRIORS MARSTON FROM M1 NORTH/ SOUTH

EXIT AT JUNCTION 16 ONTO A45 DAVENTRY/OXFORD FOLLOW TO ROUNDABOUT TURN LEFT FOLLOWING A45 COVENTRY/BANBURY APPROX 1⁄2 MILE TURN LEFT FOLLOWING SIGNS FOR BANBURY/M40 SOUTH A361. FOLLOW A361 INTO BYFIELD AT DOUBLE ROUNDABOUT GO STRAIGHT AHEAD AT FIRST AND TURN RIGHT AT SECOND (UPPER BODINGTON) PASS JOHN DEER SALES (TRACTORS,) AT CROSS ROADS TURN RIGHT. AFTER APPROX 1 MILE FOLLOW ROAD TO LEFT AT “Y” JUNCTION, APROX 1.5 MILES YOU WILL SEE SIGNS FOR PRIORS MARSTON AND 30 MPH, APROX 100 YARD ON LEFT IS ENTRANCE TO SITE.

OTHER ROADS TO THE SITE INVOLVE TIGHT CORNERS AND HUMP BACK BRIDGES !!!