I have been in the dog world for over 30 years, starting off with Irish Setters as a junior handler then English Setters around 15 years ago. In that time I have made up 7 UK Show Champions in English Setters 4 of which were my own these are -
I am qualified in animal care, kennel & cattery management and dog grooming with over 25 years experience as a dog groomer, and 15 years experience as a boarding kennel and cattery owner at Upperwood Boarding Kennels & Cattery.
Also a qualified and award winning dog photographer, I am the official photographer for The Kennel Club's working gundog tests and event's which include the HPR and the Cocker Spaniel Championships.
The Guild Of Photographers Awards
Based on the outskirts of the Peak District in Derbyshire, Redhara Setters are a small kennel of show bred English Setters which are owned by Rebecca Goutorbe.
My first English Setter and foundation bitch to the Redhara Kennel, was"Lucy" Sh Ch Upperwood Lucy Liu For Redhara. Lucy came along after I met my Husband Dom Goutorbe from the long established Upperwood Kennel
What an introduction to the breed Lucy was winning 3 CC's & 7 RCC's in her career.
"Lucy" Sh Ch Upperwood Lucy Liu For Redhara
Lucy had one litter of English Setter puppies to Sh Ch Richecca Colour Me Blue For Upperwood, from that litter three puppies were kept they were -
"Bobby" Sh Ch Redhara Bobby Dazzler JW who was to become Redhara's first Show Champion winning 9 CC's, 5 RCC's, 5 BOB's and Reserve Best In Show at Setter & Pointer in 2010.
"Pen" Redhara Penelope Pitstop who won a RCC
and "Dolly" Redhara Dolly Daydream who was mated to Sh Ch Upperwood Summer Escapade to produce "Crystal" Redhara Crystal Cracker JW.
Crystal's last litter to Sh Ch Wansleydale King Of Hearts at Bramstorm has produced "Billy & Gertie" Redhara Billy Whizz & Redhara Lady Gaga the latest editions to the Redhara Kennel
Also at Redhara there is "Princess Pixie" Sh Ch Upperwood Snowball For Redhara JW and "Travis" Sh Ch Dyrham Diversity At Redhara.
History and Irish Setters
Irish Setters have always been a part of my life in 1987 I started showing Irish Setters with my Mother, every weekend we would go to dog shows, and ring craft classes once a week. I would handle dogs in the breed and enter many Junior handling and KCJO classes (YKC nowdays).
The first, "first" I ever won at a dog show was at Dukeries Gundog Club the 12-16 year old junior handling class age 12. This was me qualified for the JHA Semi Finals at Richmond and I was bitten by the dog show bug.
JHA Semi Finals Richmond 1987/1991
I purchased my own Irish Setter in 1996, "Zoe" Wyndlee Scarlet O'Hara at Redhara from Mrs Pat Beard.
Zoe was never a big winner at shows but I did learn a lot from her and she gained her stud book number at The Midland Irish Setter Championship Show from Limit.
"Zoe" Wyndlee Scarlet O'Hara At Redhara
Zoe had two litters, her second litter to Grayrigge Ewan By Romarne JW produced "Red" Redhara In The Red, who won two Best Puppy in Breeds at Championship shows and gained his Junior Warrant.
"Red" Redhara In The Red JW
At present I have just one Irish Setter left which is "Tiffanie", Atron Tiffanie At Redhara who is 13 years old.