AN EASTBOURNE teenager and her three-year-old Gordon Setter have walked away with a top prize at Crufts.
Willingdon School pupil Jemima Worrall and her dog Ted scooped first prize in the prestigious Young Kennel Club Gundog 12-16-year-old handling event at Birmingham’s NEC last weekend. Ted was among 21,500 healthy, happy dogs at dfs Crufts. He and his 15-year-old handler showed nerves of steel to beat off competition from a host of other canines.
Jemima, who lives in Huggetts Lane and attends Langney and District Ringcraft Club, was left beaming with pride at her and Ted’s performance on the 120th anniversary of the world-famous show.
Jemima said, “I was handling here last year and I finished second so to come back this year and win is brilliant.
“I was very nervous but we’ve been practising a lot so it all came together in the end really.
“I was really surprised to hear that Ted and I had won but it’s really nice and I’m really happy.”