The Hovawart Club of Great Britain
Tia Trophy explained

Tia Trophy explained

The Tia Trophy is awarded to recognise achievement outside the show ring. We have always felt that, although there are a lot of cups and trophies in the club for wins at the club show, very little recognition is afforded to those hovawarts that achieve in any other areas of life, and as the breed prides itself on its versatility and aptitude in every field of activity, we instituted the Tia Trophy, awarded annually to the hovawart that in the committees opinion, has made an outstanding contribution to showing the breed in its best light. It is named for its first recipient, "Tia", who reached the heights in Obedience competition, but you will see by the citations that the winners have many and varied achievements.

Year

Dog

Owner

Awarded for:

2000

Tia

Maggie Spencer

Obedience

2001

Jez

Penny Miles

Confidence through agility

2003

Sky

Sue Scully

Working trials

2004

Rosita

Alison & Peter Binns

P.A.T. dog

2005

Nettle

Elinor Anderson

Obedience

2006

Jacob

Julia Christopherson

All about dogs

2008

Orchid

Elaine Betts

Working trials

2009

Venka

James Dunn

Search & rescue

2010

Thunder

Laura Wright

Blood donation

2011

Merlot

Paula Foakes

Obedience

2012

Sky

Stuart Kenny

Search and rescue

2013

Robin

Ellen Gutjahr

Fundraising SSPCA

2014

Torin

Lynne White

Rally

2015 Nettle Ann Marriott Discover Dogs
2016 Lexi Janice Robinson All-round achievement
2017 Abbie Mark Harrison Search and Rescue

Nominations to the AGM for consideration by the committee are always welcome.