THREE local women and their prize-winning dogs have been picked to compete in a European competition.
Karen Sykes, from Belper, Kath Hardman, from Morley, and Lesley Neville. from Riddings, will join the four-strong Team GB for the first Heelwork To Music Open European Championship, in Denmark in October. The fourth handler, Kathleen Stubbings, comes from Middlesex.
Kath said: “We only found out last weekend and we were over the moon! Now it’s up to us to get sponsorship. It’s just coincidence that we’re all from round here. It must be in the water - it’s not in the breeding, because I’m from Yorkshire!”