Shayna Melinda Garrison
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FLYING HIGH! LEAPING FOR JOY!!!!
Shayna Garrison & MoonRise Global
NEWS FROM Amy!!!!
Shayna is the 2009 AKC Top Herding
Junior in the country!
She is also the #1 AKC junior handler in aussies, #1 AKC junior in Michigan, #2
in Ohio and #7 AKC overall (per
WAY TO GO, SHAYNA!!!
We are very proud of you. Thank you Auntie Ellen & Mom #2 (Vikki) for dragging
Shayna & Ringo to shows when I could not attend.
CONGRATULATIONS SHAYNA &
Logansport KC * March 14 * Judge
Mrs. Beverly R. Anderson
Shayna Garrison & Thornapple
Something to CROW about!
** STEEL VALLEY CLUSTER **
Canfield Fairgrounds * Canfield Ohio * August 1,
Shayna Garrison * BEST
Junior Handler !!!
54 Junior Handlers entered! *** Beaver County KC * August 1
Thank you Judge Mr. Richard Terella!
USASA Journal * Back Cover *
CH Kivalina's Redbud "Rosie"
Owned by Rick & Kathy Church * Portage Michigan
Handled to her Best Of Breed win by Miss Shayna Garrison!
July 5, 2009 *** BEST JUNIOR HANDLER *** Ann Arbor Kennel Club
Ch Thornapple Head Out OnThe Hiway! ***
Judge Mr. Ryan Lee Horvath
June 28, 2009 * Lima Kennel Club *
Best Junior Handler * Judge
June 27, 2009 * Dayton Kennel Club *
Best Junior Handler *** Judge Mrs. Faye Strauss
BEST JUNIOR HANDLER * Grand
Traverse Kennel Club
Shayna Garrison & Brandy
BEST JUNIOR HANDLER * Mt. Pleasant KC
BEST JUNIOR HANDLER *** Judge Eva
Grand Rapids Kennel Club * Saturday May 23, 2009
1st Place Open Intermediate Junior Handler * Judge Mr. Eugene Blake
Kalamazoo Kennel Club * Sunday May 24, 2009
Shayna Garrison & her best bud
Thornapple Tougher Shade Of Red
CONGRATULATIONS SHAYNA GARRISON!
USASA/HVASA Specialty 2008 ***
BEST JUNIOR HANDLER!
Judge Mrs. Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine
Shayna M. Garrison
**** BEST JUNIOR HANDLER **** Judge
Mrs. Charlotte M. McGowan
Marquette Kennel Club *** 2008
Marquette Kennel Club
**** August 30, 2008 *** BEST JUNIOR HANDLER ****
Judge Mr. Peter W. Bauer
2 BEST JUNIOR AWARDS ***
January 2008 *** Brooksville Cluster * Brooksville Florida
*** GOOD LUCK SHAYNA ***
THE 2007 AKC/EUKANUBA National INVITATIONAL Dog Show!
Long Beach, California ** December 1 & 2 2007
The AKC/Eukanuba National
Championship airs on Animal Planet & Discovery Channel on February 28, 2008.
Check your local listings for air times. For more information about
the AKC/Eukanuba National Dog Show,
Shayna & Shamba competing in Junior
Handling at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.
Congratulations, Shayna, on making the first cut!
From Ami Romanelli ---
posted these photos to the Aussie board and I thought
you would enjoy them. He took them as he was passing
by which he says accounts for the slight blur. Shayna
and Shamba looked good nonetheless!
HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!!
November - December 2007 USASA
Journal Back Cover ad featuring Miss Shayna Melinda Garrison!
12TH BIRTHDAY *** November 25th!
We love you!
THE ANNUAL * CANINE CHRONICLE *
Congratulations, Shayna! 1st Place Open Junior
2007 USASA National Specialty * April 2007
Qualified for Westminster with 10 First Place wins
**** 2007 Shayna
Shayna began her AKC
Junior Handling career at 9 years of age. She quickly acquired her
1st place wins from the Novice Junior Class, advancing her to the Open Junior
Class (where we find her competing today).
Shayna works hard
training, conditioning and grooming her dogs. She likes to challenge
herself by exhibiting various
Thornapple Aussies during Junior handling competitions. She feels it helps
her develop better handling skills and finds
both challenging and rewarding. To date, she has earned many Best Junior
awards with 6 different Junior Handling dogs.
In 2006, Shayna was ranked and awarded the #8 Herding Junior Handler award by
AKC. Way to go, Shayna!!! She has
been the top USASA Open Junior for 2 years in a row. Not only does Shayna
excel at showmanship, she is also very
successful academically, earning A's and B's in school! This does not go
unnoticed in the dog show world. By maintaining
a 3.0 grade point average or higher and earning a set number of junior handling
points, Shayna has continued to qualify
for The Eukanuba/AKC Invitational show and is a member of the USASA Optimum Club
(which offers scholarship funds).
She has qualified for Westminster each year and in fact was the 1st 9 year old
handling an Australian Shepherd to qualify!
Westminster was a show and experience Shayna will never forget. She
handled Flame (Thornapple Flirtin' With Fire) and did
an outstanding job, giving the "older" junior handlers some tough competition!
We can count on Shayna
to lend a helping hand at the dog shows. She is always ready to feed,
water, exercise (on her *cool*
new bike!) and groom the dogs. Shayna has taken a special interest in
helping professional handlers prep and groom their
exhibits and enjoys the opportunity to show different breeds. Shayna
especially loves to assist Joseph with his beautiful poodles,
grooming them and sometimes helping with handling. Thank you Amy Rodriquez
and Phil Booth for giving Shayna the opportunity
to learn about different breeds and showing her the ropes of being a
professional handler. You guys rock!! Shayna has also
enjoyed helping Mary Alderman with her whippets. Thanks, Mary!
Although Shayna keeps
herself busy by helping others, her heart and loyalty remains in the Australian
Shepherd breed ring.
You can find Shayna handling her own exhibits in the breed ring and is always
willing to lend a helping hand to our fellow breeders.
Shayna has pointed many Thornapple Aussies toward their AKC Championships.
She has also won Best Of Breed wins, Group Placements,
and AKC Best Puppy In Show and Best In Match wins!
Shayna is known for
always wearing her "Thornapple Smile!" The dog fancy has complimented her
many times for her beautiful smile,
great attitude, excellent showmanship and handling skills! We can also let
everyone in on a little secret ... Shayna is also a very
accomplished photographer. We credit Shayna for many of our beautiful
Shayna has been a
dedicated member of our Thornapple family from the moment she was born. In
her early years, you would find
Shayna being held by a family member or sitting ringside in her stroller
watching the show. She certainly was Thornapple's #1 fan!
From the moment she could grasp a leash, she was showing her doggies. As a
toddler, a collection of stuffed dogs of many breeds
traveled with Shayna to dog shows around the country. Shayna spent hours
grooming her "exhibits." The beginning of her show
career was the Tot Handling Class at an ASCA pre-show during the USASA National
Specialty in Denton, Texas, where she took
home beautiful rosettes and lots of wonderful prizes.
What more can we say?
Shayna definitely has "the dog show fever!" She is a great asset to our
breed and we are proud of her
accomplishments and for her wonderful attitude. Keep up the great work,
Shayna! You are our future! We LOVE YOU!!!!!
Jane Gottschalk pictured with her
special doggy, Nugent!
NOVEMBER 2007 *** Thank
you, Jane & Alex Gottschalk, for making dreams come true!
Because of your generous gift, Shayna is able to travel to California to
compete at the Invitational! We designate you VITs!!! VERY IMPORTANT
You are very special to us! xxxoo
Shayna & Shamba send BIG HUGS yours way! Love, Amy & Shayna & Ellen
GOOD LUCK SHAYNA .... AT
THE 2007 AKC/EUKANUBA INVITATIONAL!
Alex puts Nugent through his
Shayna with her Best In
Match winning Minature Poodle, Giselle *** September 2007
Back to Back Best Junior Handler Awards!
Kalamazoo Apple Blossom Cluster * June 2006
Shayna now has 10 wins to qualify her for the Westminster Kennel Club show!
And ... it's a HUGE brag for Miss Shayna M. Garrison!
Shayna received an official AKC certificate today
awarding her #8 Herding Group Junior Handler for 2006!
This is an amazing accomplishment for a 10 year old Junior Handler!
Mom & Dad, Auntie and Uncle, Cousins and all of the
Thornapples salute you, Miss Shayna!
Amy -- What a surprise to
receive the AKC certificate in the mail! Shayna was thrilled!!
We are so proud of her hard work, dedication and great sportsmanship ....
all accomplished from the Open Junior Class, at the tender age of 10!!!
I quickly glanced at the Best Junior web site and counted roughly 651 kids
who showed Herding dogs!!
AMAZING!! Way to go Shayna! Keep up the great work! We love
Mom & Dad and all your doggies that love you just as much!!!
Best Junior Handler * Mt. Pleasant Kennel
Club * June 2006
Best Junior Handler * Grand Traverse Kennel
Club * June 2006
FLASH! BEST JUNIOR
ON QUALIFYING FOR WESTMINSTER!
10 FIRST PLACE OPEN JUNIOR AWARDS FOR 2005!
ALL THESE WINS AT 9 YEARS OF AGE!
HOLLAND KENNEL CLUB * OCTOBER
JUDGE MRS. KATHERINE ANN SZOMORU
"She brought tears to my
eyes." .... Mrs. Szomoru after judging Shayna.
We are very proud of you, Shayna!
Love Mom, Dad & Austen & Auntie Ellen, Rachel & Chelsea
(and Uncle Tom, Aaron & Cyrus & Grandpa Jim too!)
Best Junior Handler * Ingham County KC * December
2005 * Judge Mr. Jon B. White
1st place Open Junior * Thank you Judge Thomas W. Carneal.
Shayna's Junior Handling debut! Novi, Michigan, January
1st weekend out, Shayna wins 2nd place, 1st place & 2nd place in the Novice
We are very proud of you, Shayna!
Shayna handles Thornapple Straight Up in Novice Junior Handling.
Shayna won a large class of 8 Novice Juniors
at the Midland KC Shows May 14 under Mrs. Robert Thomas
This moves Shayna up to Open Junior Handling!
and next weekend out ... BEST JUNIOR HANDLER!!!!
Shayna take Best Junior Handler from the Open Novice Class
with a total entry of 33 Juniors at the Apple Blossom Cluster in Kalamazoo,
BEST JUNIOR HANDLER!
Judge Mrs. Linda Berberich * Pontiac KC * September 2005
Shayna took 2nd place on her first day in Open Juniors.
Midland KC Shows * May 15 * Mr. Robert Thomas
Shayna Garrison handles
to BEST PUPPY IN SHOW at the Toledo Kennel Club Show May 29, 2004!!
Another day at work for Shayna!!!!
We are very proud of you, Shayna!
Shayna & Lumidee each take their FIRST AKC points!
Winners Bitch * Valparaiso KC
Lumidee visits Shayna's class on PET DAY * June 2004!
Miss Lumidee and Shayna are busy breed ambassadors!
Shayna wins BEST IN MATCH!!!!! Ann
Arbor Kennel Club
Ann Arbor Kennel Club (entry 140) * July 5, 2003
Shayna is the youngest Thornapple to win Best In Match!
Thornapple Hearts On Fire!
Shayna Wins Book Club Award!
"My Dog Show" written and illustrated by Miss Shayna Melinda
Shayna gaiting Neela *
CH Thornapple Pillow Talk
(photo credit Pet Personalities)
Shayna celebrates her 9th birthday!
This is a milestone birthday as now Shayna can compete in AKC Junior Handling!
Wishing for big wins in AKC Junior Handling!
Shayna is a dedicated member of the Thornapple Gang! From the moment Shayna could grasp a
leash, she was "showing" her "doggies." As a toddler, a collection of stuffed dogs of many breeds
traveled with Shayna to dog shows all over the country. Shayna spent hours grooming her "exhibits."
The beginning of Shayna's show career, was the Tot Handling Class at an ASCA
PreShow at the USASA National Specialty in Denton, Texas
and the ASCA National Specialty in Greely, Colorado. Shayna's most recent
nationals was the ASCA National Specialty in West Bend Wisconsin. Shayna
showed Mattie in Sub Junior in 3 Pres Shows and the Nationals. Shayna
took home 4 beautiful rosettes and lots of wonderful prizes. Shayna also
won 1st place 2-4 blue merle puppy bitch at the ASCA PreShow with her puppy,
Thornapple I'll Never Leave. She placed at 2 other PreShows. Shayna has
worked very hard with "Lumidee" to train her for the show ring. Shayna
loves Miss Lumidee. They will make a formidable team! Summer 2003, Shayna achieved a first in her show career. Shayna won Best In Match at an
AKC sanctioned puppy match. Shayna and Deliah made a team that was hard to
ignore! The crowd cheered for them and the judge loved what he saw.
In May of 2004, another 1st for Shayna at the Toledo Kennel Club show, Shayna
won BEST PUPPY IN SHOW with Lumidee! What an exciting moment for all of us
Thornapples! The judge complimented Shayna's excellent showmanship and
great handling skill. Shayna may be a star but she is always ready to lend a helping hand at the dog
shows. We can always count on Shayna to exercise, feed and water the dogs.
Shayna still grooms her own exhibits AND helps groom her mom's entries. Shayna is the proud owner of a
beautiful schipperke bitch, CH Rivendal's Told Ya So. Shayna counts the days
until January 1, 2005 when (thanks to an AKC rule change), Shayna can now compete in
Junior Handling at the age of 9. On November 25, 2004, Shayna celebrated her 9th
birthday. The January Novi shows found Shayna in the Junior
Handling for the very first time! Shayna did a great job taking a 2nd, a
1st & and a 2nd against approximately 9 tough competitors. Chante and
Lumidee are Shayna's Junior Handling dogs. On May 14, 2005, Shayna won a large
class of 8 Novice Junior Handlers under Mr. Robert Thomas at the Midland KC show
to advance her to the Open Junior Handler class. Shayna hopes to qualify for the Westminster Kennel Club show and
the Eukanuba National Championship. Shayna also plans to compete for Pedigree points and
top USASA Junior Handler in her age group.
And last, but not least, Shayna plans to finish Lumidee's AKC championship,
making Lumidee her 1st AKC champion! Not many
people know this, but Shayna is also an excellent photographer. Shayna is
well known in Thornapple circles for her awesome breed photography! Shayna's proud parents are Shane and Amy Garrison, proud aunt
and cousins, Ellen Brandenburg, Rachel Brandenburg, and Chelsea Brandenburg.|
Shayna with Thornapple I'll Never Leave "Lumidee" in Marquette,
and taking a break with friends (below), after an afternoon fall puppy photo shoot at
Shayna on her way to her 2nd National Specialty!