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The Rookie Challenge - 3rd December 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 05:04 PM


Its that time of year again when The English Groomers Group encourage Groomers of all abilities to enter their first competition. 

This show is kindly sponsored by Colin Taylor

The Rookie Challenge is an intimate competition with a strictly limited number of competitors for each class, held in a very informal and friendly environment.

There is a maximum of 7 entries in each class. The competition will take place in the morning, this is followed by a  lunch provided by The English Groomers Group. The afternoon is dedicated to a thorough feedback/critique and workshop session with all of the judges present. 

Competitiors are encouraged to bring along a friend (free entry to the competition and seminar program). Paid spectators numbers are limited to 20 (not counting the friends of the competitors).

The Spectators tickets include Lunch and entry to the seminar program featuring Julie Harris, Colin Taylor and louisa Tandy.

 Where??? - Larkfield Village Hall

Church Farm

198 New Hythe Lane



ME20 6ST

When??? - 3rd Dec 2017

Doors open promptly at 9.30am

Competition commences at 10.30am

Seminars commence at 10.45am

Entries are limited to one dog, any breed or cross breed and any technique. 

Dogs under 15" will be given 2 hrs to complete.

Dogs over 15" and all Hand Stripped breeds will be given 2 1/2 hrs.

How much does it cost??

Competitors - £45 per entry (including lunch and entry and lunch for your friend)

Spectators - £45 including lunch and seminar program


Email: louisasgrooming@me.com


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  • You enter with 1 dog which can be any breed or cross breed using any technique or style.
  • You have 2 hours for dogs under 15 inches and 2.5 for those over 15 inches
  • Handstrips will also have 2.5 hours regardless of size.
  • You can trim nails, clean ears and trim under feet and the hygiene area (anal and genital areas) as part of your preparation before the competition.

Dogs need a minimum of 6 weeks growth.
The competition Class will be held in the morning starting at approx 10.30am 
Tickets are non-refundable and only transferrable to someone in the same category. Details may change without prior notice including seminars. You may be photographed and/or filmed during the competition and the pictures used in promotional material.. Please let someone know if you do not wish us to do so.

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