The 63rd running of the Canadian Hound Show was hosted June 17, 2017 by the Toronto and North York Hunt at their kennels located in the rolling hills of Mulmur, Ontario. Six Canadian hunts participated including Montreal Hunt (QC), Ottawa Valley Hunt (ON), Beaver Meadows Foxhounds (ON), Toronto and North York Hunt (ON), Hamilton Hunt (ON) and Wellington Waterloo Hunt (ON).
TNYH Blue Ridge Wentworth impressed judges from three countries en route to the Grand Championship. He is pictured with Rosslyn Balding, judge Marty Wood, Andy Bite, joint Master, Toronto and North York Hunt, Mary Ewing, Carl Feairs, joint Master, Toronto and North York Hunt, Laurel Byrne, joint Master, Toronto and North York Hunt, judge Capt. Ian Farquhar, Michael Byrne, hunt president, and Teresa Robinson, whipper-in. Denya Massey photo.
The Canadian Hound Show has always maintained the tradition (initiated by founder, Major C.M. Kindersley, MFH, Eglinton Caledon Hunt) to secure an English and an American judge. This year the judges included Capt. Ian Faquhar, MFH, Duke of Beaufort’s (UK), C. Martin Wood, III, MFH, Live Oak Hounds (FL) and apprentice judge Mary Ewing, MFH, Arapahoe Hunt (CO) and MFHA District Representative for the Rocky Mountain District.
Despite weather forecast warnings of severe thunderstorms, the show was well attended. After the lunch break, the clouds did roll in and hard rain and lightening were moving through the area. It was decided that the Terrier classes would be held in the enclosed sunroom of the clubhouse. Pammie-Jane Farquhar made the best of a tight showing space, and ably judged the class in an intimate setting.
Enthusiastic entries, two- and four-legged, in the Junior Handlers Class. Denya Massey photo.
After the Terrier class was complete, the weather cleared up and the afternoon remained fresh and dry for the most part. Results of the Championship Classes and Pack Class are as follows:
Champion English Dog Hound: TNYH Blue Ridge Wentworth
Champion Crossbred Dog Hound: OVH Grumpy
Champion Terrier: OVH Glencairn Bonnie of Mulmur (owned and shown by Pamela Black)
Winner Young Handlers Class: William Lawson handling TNYH Gooseberry
Champion English Bitch: TNYH Foxtrot
Champion Crossbred Bitch: TNYH Delta
Champion Unentered Foxhound: OVH Grumpy
Grand Champion English Foxhound: TNYH Blue Ridge Wentworth
Grand Champion Crossbred Foxhound: OVH Grumpy
Grand Champion Foxhound: TNYH Blue Ridge Wentworth
Pack Class Winner: TNYH, Rosslyn Balding Showing, assisted by Teresa Robinson, Whipper-In
To view full results, please click here.