Stavros On a Sunny Day for GlowingHorizon "Summer"
Born: 9 February 2010
Red merle female
From humble beginnings when I started this life-changing hobby, to achieving a Best Veteran in Show under world-renowned judge, Martin Croeser, with my gorgeous girl and absolute rock star, Summer, it has been a fascinating journey. And what a privilege it was to be awarded BVIS by this judge!
Summer and I travelled a long and, at times, difficult road over the years, but it was most definitely worth it and I wouldn't change it for the world. I had actually retired Summer at the end of August 2017, but being in supreme condition and definitely not acting her age, I did some soul searching and decided to bring her back to compete and enjoy her time as a veteran.
Summer is moderate and very feminine, showing harmony of movement and charming attitude, with an intelligent expression that, to me, exemplifies an Aussie.
Summer has been excelling since March, this year, and the two of us are having so much fun at the moment. She adores the individual love and attention she receives from me and we both love travelling to shows, singing along our way and she barks at every stop.
Summer's achievements since re-entering the show ring as a veteran includes:
- BVIS (All-breeds)under Judge, Mr Martin Croeser
- 2 x RBVIS (FCI) under Judges, Ms J. Ovysanniko (Russia) and Mrs Carine
- 1 x RBVIS (All-breeds) under Mrs Michele Colborne
- 1 x RBVIS (Group Show) under Mrs Gael Morison
- 12 Veteran Group wins, Reserve Best of Breed awards and numerous CCs
She was graded excellent at all the FCI Shows entered, with fantastic critiques.
Thank you to all the International and National Judges who think so highly of my girl.
To her breeder, Jenni Gray (Stavros Australian Shepherds), thank you for my awesome Summer girl.
To my Summer, thank you. We are currently living a dream…on our own terms.
And this Best Veteran in Show win was undoubtedly the highlight to our year so far.