Spice, Amber and Denby
Kath Hardman and Amber,
Stillmoor Lady In Red HTM A Ex, FS I Ex,
The FCI HTM Individual World Champions, Denmark 2010
Kath and Spice
After winning Crufts Freestyle 2008
and then representing England
and winning the International Freestyle Competition at Crufts 2 days later
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Kath has been involved with Heelwork To Music
since it started in England in 1996. She was an avid spectator of the sport for 3 years whilst her career didn't allow time to compete, but once her husband David and Kath had sold the business she started training and competing in 1999. At that time she had two dogs, Tess (12 years) who was Kath's introduction to Dog Training and Ginnie (7 years) who was a very big challenge for her. From that first competition, Kath has successfully competed, judged and helped others train both Freestyle and Heelwork To Music.
Check out where Kath has been on the Top Lodge Dancing Dog Blog!
Kath and David's first dog Tess
11/08/87 ~ 12/03/02
Kath has competed successfully all over the British Isles and also in Denmark - especially in 2010 when she and her Border Collie Amber, won the first ever World Championship for Heelwork To Music and in 2012 she was invited to demonstrate the sport in Germany at DogLive. At the Euro Show in Ireland in 2009, Pet Expo in 2009 and 2010 and in Nantes 2010. She has helped people train their dogs in the UK, USA, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden, Holland,The Czech Republic, Russia, Japan, Australia and Israel. She has judged at Crufts in 2006, and in 2012 and is qualified to judge in Denmark and for a large group in the USA. She has judged the Nordic Championship in 2009 and the Open European Championship in 2012.
Kath is also a Member of the Kennel Club and one of six people on the Kennel Club Heelwork To Music Working Party and the sole representative of HTM on the Kennel Club Judges' Working Party.
Kath (to the left) judging in Denmark.
Kath has travelled from Cornwall to the Orkney Islands performing to the public. In 2006 she was invited to entertain the crowds at the Inaugral Northern Ireland International Horse Show in Belfast and she has been invited to entertain at Crufts every year since 2000 until competitions began there in 2005. She has been fortunate enough to compete in the top ten every year at Crufts except the two years when she judged there.
Kath and Spice performing in Belfast
Amber, Spice (back row!), Ginnie and Tipp
Tipp, Ginnie and Spice
ennel Club Competitions, Training Days, Heelwork