Margo Celebrates being a Show Champion

 Margo BIS ISBS 230324 Waddell

What a fantastic day for Bardonhill at the
Irish Setter Club of Scotland’s Championship and Open Shows
on 13 April. 2024

Firstly, in the Championship Show, judged by Julie Wilkins
where Paula and Phil Lucas’s Rowan, aged 9 years old. 
Sh.Ch. Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW
was 1st in his Veteran Class then went on to be awarded the
Challenge Certificate a followed by
Best Opposite Sex and Best Veteran in Show.
Huge Congratulations.
Becky Box’s Barney,
Bardonhill It’s Now or Never for Fernstart
was 1st Minor Puppy in his class followed by Best Dog Puppy in Show.
Linzie Richardson had another good day with her boy, McIntosh,
Bardonhill McIntosh Red at Montgreenan.
winning his Junior Class 
Moving on to the Open show, under judge Kerry Chorley,
Susan and Paul Davison had success winning 1st Puppy with Morris,
Bardonhill Love Me Tender
  and also with Amos,
Bardonhill Million Reasons
who was 1st in his Undegraduate Class.
Congratulations to you all and all the other owners placed and sincere thanks to both judges.
Meanwhile, Margo, our newest Show Champion
Sh.Ch.Bardonhill Love of My Life
was celebrating and partying hard with a wonderful cake baked by
Cheryl Stevenson and organised by Diane Bridgwater.
All of the cake was gone by the end of the afternoon and was very well received.
Thank you both. As you can see in the photo taken by Diane, Margo was enjoying all the attention.

These two shows were superbly organised and the Committee deserve
Huge Congratulations and Thanks from us all for their hard work on the day and for the
special prizes, gifts and raffle prizes too. It was all very much appreciated. 



Sh.Ch. Bardonhill Love of My Life

 Margo BIS ISBS 230324 Waddell

So proud that Margo gained her 3rd Challenge Certificate, followed by Best in Show
at the Irish Setter Breeders Club Championship Show on 23 March 2024,

Sincere thanks to the judges   Angela Roberts and Anne Dowthwaite for a truly wonderful day.

Margo’s other two Challenge Certificates were awarded by
Carole Bailey at Richmond 2022 and
Diane Cardwell at National Gundog 2023,
She also gained three Reserve CC’s along the way.

Andon ISBC 230324 6mths Waddell
Bardonhill Return to Sender
Anton made his show debut in Minor Puppy and was 1st in his class,
His sister, Bardonhill Marie’s The Name, Priscilla was 2nd Minor Puppy.
Not forgetting our Veteran Girl,
Sh.Ch. Bardonhill Guilty Pleasure
was 1st in her Vintage class at 11 ½ years of age and thoroughly enjoyed her day out .

Afterwards, Seven of the babies from our Elvis litter met up at the show for a photo shoot:
ISBC 230324 7 Puppies Easter
L to R they are:
Bardonhill Return to Sender with Elaine Gratton
Bardonhill It's Now or Never For Fernstart with Becky Box
Bardonhill Marie's The Name with Marita Bott
Bardonhill Little Darlin' with Jan Carter
Bardonhill Little Sister with Andrea Sansom
Bardonhill That's All Right at Delsanto with Chris Sheldon
Bardonhill Love Me Tender with Paul and Susan Davison

Congratulations to all the other Bardonhills’ who were highly placed too, so thrilled for you all.
Finally, the Flowers, Cards and Messages of Congratulation were very much appreciated, thank you all.
We will never, ever, forget a day like that - it was one of the most amazing ever.
Marita and Ian
Photo: Colin Waddell & Ian Newsham


A great day at Midlands Irish Setter Society  Open Show for  Bardonhill:

Bardonhill Love of My Life (Margo) was 1st Limit Bitch and
Bardonhill  A Million Ways 1st Yearling and Novice Dog (Teddy is owned by Chris Sheldon). 
Thanks to judge Chris Jennings-Sharman for a lovely day ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

A Second Challenge Certificate for Howard, followed by Best of Breed
Margo Driffield 2022Gabrielle Sloane 
Bardonhill You Don't Fool Me
Owned by Susan  and Paul Davison
A fantastic day for Bardonhill Irish Setters at 
Three Counties Championship Show 11 June 2023,
where Howard was awarded his second Challenge Certificate,
followed by Best of Breed
Sincere thanks to judge  Mrs Chris Butler (Rubymoon)
for a truly memorable day - we are so thrilled for his owners.   Congratulations
Photo kindly supplied by  Gabrielle Sloane - Many thanks

Crufts 2023 

A fabulous day for Marigold

Bardonhill Woven in Gold
Marigold at Crufts 2023 Diervilla3

(Sire: Sh.Ch. Gwendariff I'm Comin Out JW - Dam: Bardonhill Ice Ice Icicle JW)

She was awarded 1st place in Graduate Bitch in a super entry

Sincere thanks to judge Chris Sheldon


Photo kindly supplied by Kasia Czapla


Cleo is awarded her Junior Warrant

We were thrilled when Cleo gained the final point for her Junior Warrant title.
at the Coventry Gundog Society Open Show on 3 December.
IMGL2122 PD Bardonhill Carry On Dick 002 isbc 2022 9mths oldPhoto: Gabrielle Sloane
Bardonhill Carry on Cleo JW
Thank you to he judge, Susan Edwards
and to all the other judges who placed her
making 2022 such a special year for us all 

A super Driffield Championship Show.  on 28 August 2022, for Bardonhill,
thanks to judge Lynda Fauvrelle.
Margo Driffield 2022Gabrielle Sloane
 Bardonhill Love Of My Life
Our own Margo added a 3rd Reserve Challenge Certificate to
her awards over the last six weeks after winning the Limit class.
Amos Driffield 2022 Paul Davison
Bardonhill Million Reasons,
Then it was Huge Congratulations to Amos
owned by Susan Davison, who was awarded Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Breed.
Photos kindly supplied by Paul Davison and Gabrielle Sloane

A  Superb result for Bardonhill at the Irish Setter Breeders Club Championship Show 
on 26 March 2022
IMGL2122 PD Bardonhill Carry On Dick 002 isbc 2022 9mths oldPhoto: Colin Waddell
Bardonhill Carry on Dick
Phillip was awarded Best Puppy Dog
Sincere thanks to judge Brian Ross
Bardonhill Woven in Gold
Marigold was awarded 2nd Yearling Bitch
1st Maiden Bitch
1st Novice Bitch
1st Undergraduate Bitch
With thanks to judge Jane Mugford
Bardonhill Don't Stop Me Now
Freddie is co-owned in partnership with Elaine Gratton
and was awarded
1st Post Graduate Dog
Thanks again to judge Brian Ross



Fabulous news from Becky Box at Richmond Championship Show on 11September......
Bailey was awarded her 3rd Challenge Certificate to become the latest Show Champion bred at Bardonhill

Sh.Ch. Bardonhill Afternoon D'Lite at Fernstart

Huge Congratulations to her owners Becky. Nick and Gracie xxx
30443311 10215245359665448 7960482717882122240 oSincere thanks to judge Mrs Linda King (Kirkavagh)
Bailey gained her 1st Challenge Certificate at Southern Counties in 2016 under judge Julie Wilkins (Margretwoods)
and her 2nd   at Scottish Kennel Club 2018 under judge Moira Launchbury (Morechale)
Bailey's sire is Lynwood Lark in The Dark JW and she was from Madge's (Bardonhill Days Are Diamond JW2nd litter
We are so proud to say that she is the third Show Champion produced  by Madge
From her first litter came
Sh.Ch. Bardonhill Please Don't Tease Quensha JW
(Sired by Lynwood Kiss Chase at Caervista)
Paige is owned by Richard Bott, Anthony Allen and Angela Morgan
 and from her third litter came
Sh.Ch. Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW
(Sired by Sh.Ch. Kerryfair Snowfox JW)
Rowan is owned by Paula and Phil Lucas


Our first show since Crufts 2020!
Jessamine 10mths BPIS ISAE 050621
We were delighted when Jessamine

Bardonhill Summer Song

was awarded Best Puppy in Show at the Irish Setter Association, England, Open Show.
It was her very first appearance, anywhere, which made it an even more special day for us.
Sincere thanks to judge: Kerry Chorley.
We were equally proud that, at both of the ISAE Shows,
Best Puppy in Show, Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy Bitch ......
all had Bardonhill Dams.

Photo kindly supplied by Gabrielle Sloane


Congratulations to Rowan,
Sh.Ch. Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW
owned by Paula and Phil Lucas
on his super win at Crufts 2020.
Rowan was awarded the Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate
rowan crufts 2020 kasia capla
Photo: Kasia Czapla