Catterick Garrison 11-year-old places on first time at Crufts

Eryn Louise Williams at Crufts. Photo: Mhairi Williams.

A Catterick Garrison schoolgirl has returned from her first time at Crufts with a third and fourth place,

Risedale pupil Eryn Louise Williams has been exhibiting at dog shows for less than two years.

She is a member of Young Kennel Club (YKC).

In 201,6 Eryn was awarded first place in a YKC Crufts qualifying class, qualifying her for Crufts 2017.

On Saturday she handled her golden retriever Laci at the prestigious dog show for the first time.

The pair were awarded fourth place in their breed class and third place in the YKC Gundog six to 11-year-old handling class.

Mum Mhairi said: “I’m very proud of how far she has come and what she has achieved in the two years she has been showing.

“She had an amazing bond with our dog and they work amazingly well together.

“Eryn also handles other dogs at shows when called upon.”

Another owner enjoying success at Crufts was Risedale teaching assistant Yvonne Deighton who showed her Hungarian wirehaired vizslas, Lily and Flora.

Hungarian wirehaired vizslas, Lily and Flora.

Yvonne said “I had a fantastic day at Crufts this year. Lily won her limit class and Flora came third in the Junior class.

“All in all a long but thoroughly enjoyable day.”

Risedale principal Colin Scott commented, “It’s fantastic to see such talent and achievement from Risedale’s students and staff.

“I admire Eryn and Yvonne’s dedication and wish them both every success for their future endeavours.”