Two Los Alamos youth, Tazler Smith and Jennifer Necker participated in the English Setter Association of America National Dog Show Friday, Nov. 9 in Albuquerque. Smith, an Aspen Elementary School 6th grader, presents his dog, Arthur, during the best junior handler competition portion of the event.
Judge Susie Kerwin-Bush presents the Best Junior Handler award to Tazler Smith who advanced to the best junior competition by finishing in 1st place in the Open Junior Class for youth ages 9-12. ESAA President Janet Gray presented Smith with an engraved silver bowl. Courtesy photo
Jennifer Necker, an 8th grader at Los Alamos Middle School, moves her dog, Owen, in the best junior handler ring at the English Setter Association of America National dog show in Albuquerque Friday, Nov. 9. Courtesy photo
Jennifer Necker was awarded Best Junior Handler by judge Susie Kerwin-Bush. ESAA President Janet Gray presented Necker with an engraved silver bowl, the James Smith Haring Memorial Trophy and a $500 U.S. savings bond. Necker is the first junior handler to be awarded this honor twice by the English Setter Association of America. Necker was awarded best junior handler at the 2011 ESAA National in Wisconsin. Courtesy photo