- 05.12.2010 NESS Championship
show, the penultimate championship show of the year with
just LKA next week saw baby Mariglen Beautiful Dawn
having to fly the flag for Mariglen HQ. Sunshine at
just six months and a week won 2nd in a well filled Minor puppy
class. Planned travelling companion veteran Tixi Field
had to pull out at the last minute due to a tummy upset have eaten
something she really shouldn't have the morning before (you don't
want to know what!). Snowdrift and Tereza Watkins
and Ice Crystal and Linda Lawson won
their respective yearling classes
and Sunshine's litter brother Dancing Brave (Eion - I
am told prounounced Owen) was also second in his class. Litter
sister Goldikova (wish I had kept that name for my own
o/b) Lola was fourth in her class
- 28.11.2010 Six of Frankie's puppies made
their debut at Midland English Setter
Society today. All got a place but Fever
took the top spot and won BPIS. Sunshine
was second in minor puppy class. Also doing well were Tereza
Watkins' Snowdrift, they were
RBIS and litter sister Mel Sharples Crystal
Gayle was second in her class. Tixie Field
won veteran bitch.
- 21.11.2010 At the Southern English Setter
Society ch show, judges: dogs Valerie Foss and
bitches Val Watkin, our Tixi Field (Sh Ch Fenston
Arabella at Mariglen) won Best Veteran
in Show, Chris Sayers with Blue
Flame won RBIS next to
his 6th CC and
Tereza Watkins and Snowdrift won
Stella was third in open bitch and Ice Crystal
won yearling bitch. Gayle was fourth in Grad.
28.10.2010 Tixi Field continued her
winning ways today. She won third place
in a well supported and sponsored veteran
stakes at Midland Counties
championship show. We ate the "winnings" later in the day.
Tereza and Snowdrift won yearling dog
- 17.10.2010 We travelled north of the border today to
English Setter Society of Scotland
championship show. Judge of the bitches was Peter
Halstead (Hammoon). Our Tixi Field (Sh Ch Fenston Arabella
At Mariglen) delighted us by winning
veteran bitch and showed her
granddaughter a clean pair of heels by winning the
bitch challenge certificate and
ended the day by winning RBIS. Not
bad for an eight and a half year old! The reserve challenge went to
Brian and Margarets' Fin (Sh Ch Swannery Finlandia)
Tixi's grand daughter and travelling companion of the day. Keeping
it in the family, our Stella was second in open bitch
- 26.09.2010 At the English Setter
Society of Wales open show,
judged by Simon Pitts, our Tixi Field (Sh Ch Fenston
Arabella at Mariglen) won Veteran
bitch and went on to win BIS. Stella
won open bitch, the
open stakes, and was
RBB. Gayle won the
yearling stakes judged by Cath
Carter and also won yearling
and graduate. Well done Mel
- 19.09.2010 Darlington
at the the lovely Newby Hall and Valerie had the edge
on sister Gayle today and won yearling bitch, with
Gayle coming second. Stella won second open
bitch. Valerie had a lovely day as she also won the
day's beginner stakes and third in the yearling stakes.
- 12.09.2010 We didn't get to
Richmond, however Chris Sayers with Blue
Flame won a third RCC to
add to his 5CCs and Mel Sharples had a respectable
VHC in a well filled post grad class
with Crystal Gayle. I stayed home and mowed the lawn!
- 05.08.10 Birmingham City
was judged today by Elwyn Evans. Delta and
Chris Sayers won open dog and our Stella was third
in limit bitch.
Today I had to make the heartbreaking decision to have Gamble
(Sh Ch Wistaston School Breeze at Elswood) put to sleep.
He had been poorly for about three weeks, but went down hill rapidly
over the past few days. He was bred in June 1998 by Glenis
Williams. Owned in partnership with Valerie Foss and
carrying her affix, Gamble won 18CCs a group 2 and
group 4 and was RBIS at the Setter & Pointer Championship Show. He
had enjoyed a long and happy retirement, with many hours during his
old age stretched out on the settee in my lounge. This photo was
taken at Paignton Championship Show in 2002 where he won BOB and
Gundog Group 2.
- 28.08.10 Many congratulations to Linda Lawson
with Valerie (Mariglen Ice Crystal) on winning their
first RCC at SKC2. Judge was
Morag Jarvis (Merrysett) Well Linda "No pain, no gain". The
rather exhuberant Valerie had knocked her over a few days earlier
rendering Linda unconscious for a very short while.
- 22.08.10 Today Linda and I went to
Welsh Kennel Ch Sh with Lego
and Stella. Chris Atkinson judged and awarded
DCC and BOB to Lego
and RBCC to Stella.
- Unveilled - Frankie's little girls aged three
months. The orange belton is Mariglen Beautiful Dawn - "Sunshine"
and the blue belton and tan is Mariglen Nina Fever - "Fever".
Sunshine managed to stand for a couple of minutes, but Fever
- 15.08.10 Lego won
BOB and was
shortlisted in the group at
Bournemouth championship show
today. Breed judge was Maggie McCabe (Rachdale) and group
judge Clive Davis (Sundeala). Disappointingly we no longer
have CCs at this show.
- The picture of
Fin Ch Moon Magic Po Pengtsson is now added on
- 07.08.10 Blue Flame won his
5th CC at National Gundog, judge
Anne Lewis (Lewkins). Snowdrift won his class, his
first time in yearling. It was a day for the oldies. Gary (Sh
Ch Gemsett Dark Forces at Mariglen) won
veteran dog and Tixi Field
(Sh Ch Fenston Arabella at Mariglen) won
veteran bitch and best veteran in breed,
hard luck Gary. Both enjoyed their day out and Gary in particular
has been really full of himself since his outing.
- Mariglen Nina Valentina left for her new home in
Belgium this morning with Eddy and Linda. Lots of luck to
Tina in her new home which she will share with Dutch Ch
Swannery Magic Legend. She is one of Frankie's
- 02.08.10 Paignton Ch Sh.
Lego was third in open dog and Stella,
second Limit bitch. At least it didn't rain and we enjoyed tea and
scones on the way home with Mel Sharples and her dogs.
- 31.07.10 Lego repeated his success of two
years ago by winning BOB and Best in Show
at Mid Western Gundog Club.
- 25.07.10 Leeds Championship
show. The judge was Linda Cooper (Settrenda).
Today Lego won his seventh CC
on this his third outing in 2010. His number two son,
Snowdrift, won the RCC
to add to his previous CC and RCC. Stella won her
class, but decided it was too hot to make much of an effort in the
challenge. We are thrilled that Lego's daughter Finlandia
won her fourth CC and beat her
dad Lego for the BOB. She looked
lovely in the group, well done Margaret and Fin. Valerie
won third place in her class today.
- Frankie's babies continue to lead for their new
homes. This weekend two boys went to their new homes and have
settled well and true to form are eating well and enjoying their new
11.07.10 East Of England
Championship Show was cause for celebration as it saw our
Stella winning her third CC. Cheryl
Smith (Soberhill) judged and gave us our second new title holder
this year. Valerie continued on her winning run, she
won to Junior and Yearling and second in Graduate. Picture by Sarah Loakes.
- 04.07.10 Windsor Championship
show was another success for Mariglen. Winning his fourth
CC and beating his dad to the top spot was Chris Sayers and my
Sh Ch Mariglen Blue Flame. Delta had a
spring in his step and a bloom on his coat and showed his dad a
clean pair of heels. Lego won the open class and the
RCC. His daughter Ice Crystal continued on her winning
way by winning her class and also a good place with financial reward in
a stakes class. Snowdrift was second in his class
today. Stella also won a second place behind the CC and
left to right Sh Ch Mariglen Pengtsson's Legacy, and his two
sons, Mariglen Snowdrift 1CC, Sh Ch Mariglen Blue Flame for
- 27.06.10 A good day for Mariglen at
Blackpool Championship Show.
Judge Rod Green (Askann) awarded the
bitch CC to Linda's and my
Bondgate Evening Star Over Mariglen. This is Stella's
2nd CC so now fingers crossed for her third. Snowdrift
won his class as did his sister Ice Crystal, who
won the final points for her Junior Warrant
on the day. Well done Linda and Valerie. Their
sister, Gayle, was VHC
for her new owner Mel Sharples. Mel handled her really well
and they are getting together well as a team.
Frankie's babies are now five weeks old and doing
really well. Frankie is a wonderful mum and tends them carefully.
She chooses to sleep with them at night. They all snuggle around her
until six am, when they are ready for a drink of her milk and then
breakfast. They eat enormous amounts.
- 09.06.10 Today at Three
Counties Ch Sh. where the judge was Anne Green, (Askann)
Snowdrift continued on his winning run by being
awarded the RCC. Litter sister
Ice Crystal won her junior class and was second in the
well filled junior stakes. Well done Tereza and Linda
with Josh and Valerie.
- 09.06.10 Update on the new
babies. Frankie is a wonderful mum and
nursing her babies carefully. They are now two weeks old and their
eyes are open. There are three tri girls and three orange girls, two
tri dogs and two orange dogs.
- 07.06.10 Two days later Josh went on to win
Best Dog and Reserve Best In Show at ESA
open show and big brother Delta won
Reserve Best Dog. Congratulations
to Brian and Margaret with Finlandia for
winning BIS and well done Mel
Sharples with Mariglen Crystal Gayle. At their
first outing together they won junior and novice bitch. Judge was
Stewart Cummings from Northern Ireland.
- 05.06.10 Hot on the heels of his elder brother
Mariglen Snowdrift of Hayworth won his
first CC at Southern Counties Ch Sh.
Owned by Tereza Watkins and the late Isobel Hayden,
Josh is a son of Lego ex Princess Royal. Congratulations
to Tereza and Josh. So very sad that Isobel was not there to see
this win. Thanks to judge Jenny Miller (Feorlig) and also to
Sarah Loakes who handled Josh in the challenge.
- 29.05.10 Great news, following a specatular junior career
in 2009 where he won the junior class with the RCC at 3 Counties,
junior class at Peterborough and Welsh Kennel, Delta
went on to win his first CC with BOB at Richmond, CC at Gundog
Breeds of Scotland and now his
third CC at Bath Championship Show. Sh
Ch Mariglen Blue Flame for Christter is the 24th UK title
holder for this kennel. Congratulations to Chris Sayers
with whom Delta lives and many thanks to judge
Stuart Tait (Moordale). Not to be outdone Linda Lawson's
Mariglen Ice Crystal won junior and yearling bitch.
- 27.05.10 The patter of tiny feet -thirty two of them
arrived at Gemsett today. Vivienne (Walshaw Moon Dust,
a daughter of Po Pengtsson) whelped eight pups today, one male and
seven bitches. At the time of my writing, they are doing OK. Their
dad is Sh Ch Wansleydale Witchdoctor.
26.05.10 The patter of tiny feet - forty of them arrived at Mariglen
today. Frankie whelped ten pups today, four males and
six bitches, mother and babies doing really well. Their dad is
Sh Ch Sorbus Seabiscuit. This picture was taken half way
through their birth, with six pups born and four more to follow.
- 25.04.10 The icing on the cake following Frankie's
recent success at Crufts. Today she won BIS
at the English Setter Association Championship Show. The
one we all want to win. RBIS was the now titled Sh Ch Sorbus
Seabiscuit of Fishwick - hopefully Frankie is carrying his
babies, due end of May.
Also winning their classes - mid limit dog Mariglen Blue Flame
for Christter, junior and novice dog Mariglen
Snowdrift of Hayworth.
- 14.03.10 "Didn't she do well" - our Frankie,
Crufts 2010 Bitch CC, BOB and Gundog group
2, beaten only by the BIS winner. My grateful thanks for
all the help on the day, Linda Harris, Jaana Pöllänen and
Väkiparta. Special thanks to Michael for ferrying people around and
leaving the show early to feed the dogs left at home. We were also
delighted with our Gayle winning a third in puppy
bitch, especially as six months previously we thought she would lose
one of her front legs. Well done also to Tereza Watkins with her
foster child Mariglen Snowdrift, - Isabel Hayden's
Morris who won second in puppy dog. Blue Flame
was second in mid limit dog.
Linda Lawson's Mariglen Ice Crystal
"Valerie" has had a wonderful time over the past ten days
starting with NESS open show21st February…under
Dennis Mounsey, 1st in Junior, Yearling. Graduate, Special
Beginners….Winner of the Yearling Stakes under Margaret Henry, Best
Bitch and Best in Show. North Linc’s Dog Club Open Show 27th
February 2010 under Eunice King…1st in English Setter Junior,
1st ES Post Grad, and RBOB. Winner of the Junior Stakes. same judge.
Yorkshire Gundog Open Show 28th February 2010,
Margaret Attwood…1st English Setter Junior, Ist English Setter Post
Grad, Best of Breed. Winner of the Junior Gundog Stakes and last 5
for BIS from the full range of 32 breeds… judge Doreen Smillie.
- 31.01.10 Mariglen Ice Crystal finished her
puppy career in style by winning BP and puppy group 2 at Lichfield
open show and litter brother Mariglen Snow Drift who
is currently being "fostered" by Tereza Watkins as his mum
Hayden is poorly, went to Cardiff two day show. He won AV gundog
puppy, Gundog group 3, won the Gundog puppy group and eventually won
Reserve BP in show. Well done to Linda with Valerie and
Maurice. Now I am looking forward to their junior careers which I
hope will be as successful.
23.01.10 Mariglen Ice Crystal "Valerie", started the
year in the same vein as she finished 2009 by winning BPIB at
Manchester Championship show. She had two weeks earlier won BPIS at
Dukeries Gundog Club and RBPIS at Sherwood Foresters open shows.
Julie Murray with Harvencourt Loving Touch "Portia"
thrilled her owner and me by winning the bitch CC at Manchester. Portia
has only been to four shows in her whole life. She is a daughter of
Sh Ch Cumbersett Aira Force at Mariglen ex
Mariglen Touch The Sky (litter sister of Sh Ch
Mariglen Time To Shine). For anyone reading this who has a
long memory, Portia looks like a clone of her great
grandmother, the beautiful Sh Ch Cumbersett Aira.
Welcome to Mariglen 2010! The New Years starts with
conformation that Sh Ch Mariglen Francesca Fenston "Frankie"
is the top winning English Setter for 2009, which means Mariglen
girls have topped the breed for the past three consecutive year, (Flaming
Colours 2007 and Frankie 2008). Sh Ch
Mariglen Pentgsson’s Legacy JW "Lego" has for the second
year won the “Our Dogs” top sire award and this year gone one better
by winning the English Setter Association’s most coveted Elswood
Progeny Salver with over 1000 points gained through the year by his
winning progeny. Mariglen Ice Crystal has topped the
puppies for Linda Lawson with amongst her many wins five Best Puppy
in Breed at Championship shows through the latter part of the year.