Home bred Snowshoe
Home bred Snowshoe
Sapphirestar Summer Days
Sapphirestar The Phantom
Champion Sapphirestar Eskimo Kisses
Champion Sapphirestar Jersey Girl
Champion Sapphirestar Cameo
Snowshoo Idris - 9 Merits and 2 BOB
Winnie (Ava) - 1 Merit, 3 Intermediate Certificates
GMC Liquorish - 3 BIS's, 3 BOV, 4
BOC, 2 IGMC Certificates, Judges
Jollity - Quad Merit, 5 BOB and 4 Challenge
Sapphirestar Frostbite -
3CC, 4 Intermediate Certificates,
BOB and Best in Show
Master Cat Gem (Sapphirestar Iced Gem) - 2
GMC, 3 Reserve GMC, 3
kitten class every time out
Sapphirestar Summer Days
- 3cc 3
- 2 x
BOB 1st kitten class and Best in Show kitten 3cc including Supreme
Winter (Sapphirestar Winter's Tale) - 2 x 1st kitten class, 2 x BOC and
Show Pedigree Pet
Champion Sapphirestar Eskimo Kisses - 3cc,
4 x BOB 3 x 1st kitten class
including 1st & BOB Supreme Cat Show 2015
Grand Champion Snowdust Elsa - 3 Gr
Ch certificates, 3 Res Gr Ch certificates, 3cc, 6 x BOB, BIS Snowshoe Adult SCS 2016
Yeti - 4 x BOB
and 2 x 1st
kitten class and 3cc
Champion Sapphirestar Cameo (Subject to GCCF confirmation) - 3 cc, 5 x BOB, 2 x 1st kitten class
Grand Master Cat Charlie (Sapphirestar Chaos) - 8 x BOC, 3 x MC, 3 x GMC, 3 x IGMC, Best in Show
Ped Pet kitten & 2 x Best in Show HHP
Champion Icedmocha Princess - 3cc 3 x BOB 2 x 1st kitten class including Supreme 2016
Champion Sapphirestar Hercules - 1st kitten class, 3 x CC's, 3Gr CH Certificate, 4 x BOB and Best in Show kitten SCS 2017
Sapphirestar Jersey Girl - 3cc, 5 x BOB, 2 x 1st kitten class, Best in Show Adult Snowshoe Cat Society Show 2018
Nova (Sapphirestar Nova Scotia) - 2 x kitten 1st, BOB
20.01.18 - Snowshoe Cat Society and Shorthaired Cat Society - Sports Connection, Coventry
- So good to catch up
with our Snowshoe friends. A very successful day out for our
Sapphirestar cats, worth putting up with the sleet and snow for. My
homebred boy Sapphirestar Hercules was made up to Grand Champion,
Charlie (Sapphirestar Chaos) was made up to Grand Master Cat and it was
a red card day for my homebred Sapphirestar Jersey, who won Best in
Show Adult and her first 2ccs.
Congratulations to the great Icegems Ruby for winning overall Best in Show.
28.10.17 - Supreme Cat Show - NEC Birmingham
- A different hall for the Supreme this year, I very much
enjoyed the new location and had a great day out. We took five cats,
three in competition - Snowshoe Adult Hercules who won his first
Grand Champion Certificate, kitten Snowshoe Jersey who won Best of
Breed Snowshoe kitten, colourpoint Snowshoe Charlie in the Pedigree Pet
section. Indy and Monty also came along to entertain the
public on the Snowshoe Cat Society's meet the cats stand. As expected
the cats were all superstars, the kittens slept solidly when they got
home as they had had such a busy day. The human's did too mind you!
2016 08.07.17 - Kensington Cat Club and Eastern Counties Cat Society - Wood Green Animal Centre
- Our first show in 5 months went rather well. We had a
brilliant day with Charlie (Sapphirestar Chaos) and
Hercules(Sapphirestar Hercules) at the Kensington Cat Club and Eastern Counties Cat
Society Show at Wood Green. Charlie won Best in Show Household Pet in
the Kensington Show! He was so laid back and took it all in his stride,
looking quiet at home in the winner's show pen. He took home two
enormous rosettes and lots of kisses from Isabel. We were all so proud
to see a Snowshoe in the best in Show pens, albeit a Snowshoe with no
snow. Charlie beat 39 other cats including Olympians.
Both boys won their classes and were
both awarded Best of Breed in both shows. Charlie went on to win
Best Pedigree Pet adult, Best Pedigree Pet and overall Best Household
Pet by the Kensington Cat Club.
Hercules had a good day at his first adult show, winning two
certificates and BOBs at only 9 months old. The big boy was very
relaxed and was very tolerating of being handled by 6 judges.
13.02.16 - The
Croydon and Southern Counties Show - Reading
good day for the young adults. Both Kimi and Elsa were awarded 2cc's by
their Judges. Good side class results too, I was very proud of them.
Kimi has taken after his showman Grandfather Idris and enjoyed the
show, watching the people come and go and eating like a horse (as
usual). Elsa was less keen to be at a show, but she took BOB over Kimi
in both shows. A reflection perhaps of Kimi's rather chunky frame - he
does look like he has spent the winter eating all the pies
(Snowdust Elsa) and
Kimi (Sapphirestar Eskimo Kisses)
12.12.15 - The
Colourpoint Cat Society Show - Bracknell
had a great day at a big double
show. The two kittens started their show career and their Great Grandma
Jollity ended hers. It was a day for celebration as Jollity won 2 cc's
and is now a Champion (subject to GCCF confirmation). The
took it all in their stride. Yeti beat his sister Ying-Yang to Best of
Breed, but both were very laid back. You know you are bringing up good
kittens when they are quite happy to have a photo session at their
first show at only just 4 months old. So proud of the little dudes!
24.10.15 - The
Supreme Cat Show - NEC
historic day for the Snowshoes -
Icegems Ruby was made Best
in Show Foreign Neuter at the Supreme Cat Show!! Ruby beat 17 cats of
other breeds to the title. Congratulations to her owner and Breeder
My homebred boy Kimi (Sapphirestar Eskimo Kisses) was awarded 1st in
his kitten class and Best of Breed. Our new girl Snowdust Elsa also won
1st in her kitten class and did my daughter proud in the YES class.
My baby boy Spook enjoyed meeting the public on the Snowshoe Cat
"meet the cats" stand. Only 6 months old and on his first outing, but
he was a very brave boy.
Sapphirestar Eskimo Kisses
11.07.15 - Eastern
Counties and Kensington Cat Club shows
a stressful start to the day (thanks Gem!) we had a really
good time at the joint show at Wood Green - our favourite venue as
there is so much to do. A successful start to Kimi's show career, he
won both his breed classes and was awarded BOB. He was laid back and
cuddly from start to finish and made us proud. Gem, on the other hand,
did a runner out of the conservatory window 5 minutes before we were
due to leave for the show. Calling for your show cat in the garden at
7am is never a good start to the day! He did make up for it however, by
winning his 2nd Grand and being given Reserve Grand in a class of 8.
28.02.15 - Coventry
Cat Club and Herts and Middlesex Cat Club Show
lovely day out with great company.
Phantom being awarded his 2nd and 3rd cc's and being made up to
Champion on his second outing and he's not even a year old yet.
Many thanks to his Judges. Smudge (Sapphirestar
came too and went home with 2 x 1st places and a 2nd. Smudge
bit bored, but he made the most of it chewing his pen number, rosettes
and finishing off his toy mouse.
Congratulations to Anne and Lily (Icegems Amethyst) who was also made
up to Champion today, to Charlie and Trini (Charliesgems Citrine) who
got her first cc and to Lyn and Honey who was awarded her cc. Karina
(Diamondice Aurora) had a good day and it was great to see Louie all
15.02.15 - The
Croyden Cat Club Show
our home bred young cats did us proud at their first show today.
Phantom was awarded his cc and Bob, Little Winter, just three months
had a red card day. She was placed 1st in all four of her classes, got
her BOB and then topped it by winning Best in Show Pedigree Pet. Both
took it all in their strides and we struggled to carry all Winter's
winnings back to the car! Such a generous and well run show, we don't
often win prize money.
Despite a lovely day my thoughts must go to those affected by
the horrific crash on the M40 this morning. We were on the M40
Southbound within 5 minutes of the accident and were delayed whilst the
Police accessed the scene, so upsetting to witness the horrific
Sapphirestar The Phantom
Not bad for a day's work!!
22.11.14 - The Supreme Cat Show 2014
Supreme 2014 was a great
success, the cats
coped well with a busy show and the ring judged format. Idris
star, revelling in the attention in "meet the cats", though the
valerian in his "plague rat" got the better of him by lunchtime and he
slept most of the afternoon. So proud of my laid back boy for taking it
in his stride.
George was awarded his first Grand Champion Certificate and Best of
Breed, his sister Dancer received her third CC and was made up to
Champion. Gem came third in a big Grand Master class of 6, he coped
well with the show format and now demands to sleep on nothing but silk.
Ellie was a star in the YES class, all credit to the judge
Gregory for getting a 14 year old to talk in front of a film crew.
Lovely to catch up with everyone, but not enough shopping was done!
20.09.14 - BOB and East Sussex Cat
points on tour today!! A great day for us at a boiling
hot and packed Bracknell Leisure Centre, Cairo was made up to Champion,
Dancer was awarded 2cc and BOB and George was awarded Reserve Grand
Champion in a class of 5 and BOB. A well run, organised show and a day
where all the plans came together, we will all sleep well tonight and
the cats were total stars! http://www.gccfcats.org/JudgeReports/14reports/bobcs14sparkin.html
12.07.14 - Eastern
we came, we saw and we left with a sun tan!! I love Wood
Green as a venue and we had a great day in super company. Add to that
the fact that both cats went home with certificates and that Sasha is
now a Champion and it was one of those (very rare) perfect days.
Congratulations to Charlie for Trinnie's first and Annie's
certificate and to Hazel for Logan's two Master Cat certificates.
17.05.14 - Suffolk
and Norfolk Cat
it was a hot one but very worth it, three cats and three
certificates. Gem won his first Grand Master Certificate in a tough
class of 4, he was awarded BOB too and did well in one of his side
classes too. Sasha got her second cc and was awarded BOB and Jolly got
her first cc and BOB, Jolly hasn't been shown since 2012 and prefered
to spend the day under her blanket.
26.04.14 - Bedford and Cambridge
fantastic day at the Bedford and Cambridge shows
at Wood Green. Both Summer and George were made up to Champion - an
amazing achievement as they are both only 9 months old and George made
Champion in three straight shows. Cairo was awarded his first cc and
Sasha was second in her breed class and third out of 8 in a side class.
Congratulations too to Hazel as our homebred kitten Logan (Sapphirestar
Lysander) won Best in Show Pedigree Pet!! So proud of Logan (Champion
Frostbite and Ava's kitten) only 8 months old, but he took it all in
his stride. Well done to Hazel for showing him in such
condition, he is a credit to you and fully deserved it, such a
beautiful boy and well done to the lovely Koda - two MC's at his first
06.04.14 - The Snowshoe Cat Society,
The Shorthaired Cat Society and the Midlands Counties Shows
an enjoyable day out and I do
so enjoy catching up with the lovely Snowshoe Cat Society people. A
fantastic day for the 4 cats we took - culminating in Ellie's homebred
kitten Diamondice Dancer having a red card day and then winning Best in
Show Kitten in the Snowshoe Cat Society Show, an award that her Father
Champion Sapphirestar Frostbite won at the 2013 Show. Congratulations
to Michael and Blade for winning Best in Show and to Anne Jones for
breeding the lovely Blade and winning Best in Show Adult with his Mum
Ruby (who she also bred). Thank you to Janet for being
as ever and meaning that Ellie got to see the kitten that she
delivered in the Best in Show pen and to Lynda for running a
organised show as ever.
George had a brilliant day being awarded 2 Championship Certificates in
his first adult show and getting 1st, 2 x 2nd and 3rd in his side
classes. Summer was awarded 1 cc and BOB and was placed 2 x
and 3rd in her side classes. The stunning Princess Sasha made
her breeder so proud by winning her first Championship Certificate a
week after she turned 9 months old! Sasha was a star, purring her head
off and being her usual cuddly self, taking her first show completely
in her stride. Reports for George, Dancer and Summer can be found here
15.03.14 - The Surrey and Sussex Cat
good day out in the sunshine at the Surrey and Sussex Cat
in Woking today. Gem is now a Master Cat as he was awarded his third
Master Cat Certificate. He was also placed in all his side
were very big classes of 6, 8 and 9 cats. George got his first and BOB
and Polar got her first 1st place rosette. Polar is lucky enough to
have a fairy Godmother and Godfather who gave her the most lovely
bed which she adores and travelled all the way home in. Thank you so
much for their kindness. Love a show that doesn't waste your
and lets you go as soon as Best in Show has been judged and clear roads
meant we were home in record time.
22.02.14 - The Coventry and
great day out with lovely people at the Coventry and
Leicester Cat Club show. Gem and George did very well, two firsts and a
third each, Gem got his second Master Cat Certificate and George was
awarded Best of Breed. Congratulations to Charlene and Charliesgems
Anastase for her first homebred CC and to Hazel and Logan (Sapphirestar
Lysander) for doing so well at his first show. Lovely to see Lin and
Brian Jarrold there too.
18.01.14 - The Notts and Derby Cat
amazing day at the Notts and Derby Cat Club Show in
Leicestershire. I'm so proud that Frostbite became the GCCF's first
Champion Snowshoe, his Mum Alaska was awarded her first PC
daughter Lottie survived a whole day without her Mum (just)!
Congratulations to Anne Jones - the owner of Champion Icegems Ruby (the
first female GCCF Champion Snowshoe) and to Michael Wrigley - the owner
of the first GCCF Premier Snowshoe Icegems Blue Steele (Blade). A great
day out in great company, I'm so glad that Mollie Southall could be
here to witness what her hard work has finally
07.12.13 - The
Colourpoint Cat Show
fantastic start to 2013 -
my homebred Snowshoe boy
Sapphirestar Frostbite was made Best in Show Kitten - thank you to his
Judges for giving him a red card day on his first time out. 1st in all
four classes that he was entered in - a very good day.
got two Merits and came home with a sackful
of rosettes too. It was great to see so many Snowshoe people and their
lovely cats. The breed is in a very healthy place and I look
forward to the future.
23.11.13 - The
Supreme Cat Show 2013 - NEC
good day out for Frostbite, Summer and Gem today.
Frostbite got his 2nd CC and Gem was awarded his first Master Cat
certificate. Summer really loved a chance to show off to an audience -
no lack of confidence in this little one. Lovely to see
too, the first kitten my daughter Ellie bred, Diamondice
looking so well and taking a very busy show in her stride.
our three generations of boys did us proud!! Idris came out of
retirement to meet his public and had a really good day. He has matured
into a cat who really enjoys these busy shows with a lot going on and
he thoroughly enjoyed being handled on the table at judging. He was
however, beaten to second place in the adult class by his son
had a fantastic day out despite not really loving the format. It was
his first Supreme and he did not enjoy being shown off, he did win his
class and was awarded BOB out of four very good Snowshoe cats though,
gaining his first Championship Certificate.
(Diamondice Snow Prince) was also at his first Supreme and in fact at
his first ever show. He was in his element and loved meeting his
public, nearly being pocketed by the lovely Judge of Ellie's YES class.
George took home a first place rosette for his kitten class but was
beaten for Best of Breed by Kelly's very sweet little girl Snow
Idris at the Supreme
2013 with Judge Mrs Brooks
21.09.13 - BOB and
East Sussex Cat
really good day at an
extremely busy show. Frostbite and Teasel travelled really
and were very good boys. Frostbite was awarded two Intermediate
Certificates, thank you to his Judges he now has 4 IC's and qualifies
as an Intermediate Champion. Teasel enjoyed his day and did well in his
side classes, so both boys took home 4 lovely rosettes.
- The Snowshoe Cat Society Show and Shorthaired Cat Society Show
Kitten Assessment 14
weeks – 6 months: Mrs M Buckeridge
(83w) M 14/8/12 Four
months old. Seal Point Snowshoe. A very nice well
boy. Good gentle contours to head and broad wedge.
looking a little round and of pale blue colour. Good broad
head. Straight nose. Level bite and good
Moderately large ears with rounded tops following the wedge.
body length (well made tummy!). Well proportioned limbs, feet
tail. Medium short coat which is close lying with a slight
resilience. Good seal points colour to ears and
Perfect inverted “V” – white starting at
level. Paw pads mainly white with one coloured pad.
paws even white to the wrist. Back legs just below the
hock. The chin has colour on it although it should be white
according to the SOPs. Excellent colour contrast with the
body. Super temperament.
MALE: Mrs Chapman-Beer
1 & Merit: GEE’S SAPPHIRESTAR FROSTBITE (83w). Posing
pen, very relaxed. Good breadth to gently rounded top of head with
mobile ears of good shape and of alert set. Medium sized blue eyes of
walnut shape, set wide apart. Flattening to forehead developing, slight
contour to nose with level chin of medium depth. Good weight and feel
to body of medium size with proportionate legs and oval paws.
white V on face, brown coloured chin. White mittens to fronts paws with
white on back legs to below knees. Good shape to tail. Lovely gentle
nature to this lad, in fine condition. Lovely to handle, a sweet chap
and a nice kitten.
20/10/2012 - The Colourpoint, Rex Coated and Any Other Variety
Club show - a lovely
welcoming club show which we shall
definitely visit again. Well organised by friendly people, it was a
pleasure to attend.
Little Pimms had a very good day out and Saffy was a star too.
Congratulations to our friend Laura on Sparrow's BIS Pedigree Pet!!
1ST MERIT & BOB GEE’S ICEDMOCHA PIMMS (83aw) F
A sweet baby girl of only 3 months with a very loud purr!
broad wedge with slightly rounded contours. Good profile
chin, she was teething but the bite was OK. Rounded muzzle
high cheek bones. Medium ears, well-set with a broad base
rounded tips. Eyes of medium size, walnut-shaped, pale blue
expressive. Long well-grown body though lots of developing
to do. Legs to balance of medium bone & small oval
paws. Quite long tail, medium at the base and slightly
tapering. Kitteny coat of medium length and it needs to
develop. White inverted “V” on the face,
with white chest, underbody and limbs. Bluish grey points
developing with good colour to the ears and a dark tail.
A confident miss for one so young. A playful girl
her day out and I was happy to award the merit.
- Coventry and
Leicester Cat Club show
was awarded his
9th Merit and received his
2nd Best of Breed, however, he was rather distracted by the
gorgeous young Snowshoe girl in the pen next to him who was
only just into adult classes. Liquorish was awarded his first Grand
Master Cat Certificate and won Best of Colour and all of his side
classes - a red card day for Ellie and Liquorish - congratulations!! He
awarded Best in Show Household Pet Neuter, so is keeping the
Pedigree cats in both food and cat litter with his prize winnings.
- The Short Haired Cat Society and Snowshoe Cat Society Shows
very good day for us. Idris got his two Merits and won 6
of his 8 classes. He had a red card day with the Short haired Cat
Society where he was awarded Best of Breed - lovely comments too. Valdi
got her Merit and was placed first in 3 of her 4 classes. Tilly got a
first, second and third but was not very keen on being away from her
Mum for the first time in her life. Liquorish got two Master Cat
Certificates so is now a titled Master Cat. He was also awarded Best in
Household Pet in both shows.
Adult Male Assessment
– 2 entered - Mrs N Johnson
RAMSDEN’S ADECISH SNOWSHOO IDRIS
(83w), Seal Point, 15.03.10
A well balanced mature looking boy. His head forms a broad rounded
wedge, with good width between medium ears set correctly.
Pleasing width across cheeks, straight nose in profile with flat plane
above eyes. He has a well rounded muzzle of medium length, firm level
chin (showing a touch of acne) & correct bite.
Expressive pale blue walnut shaped eyes are set correctly. He
is firm & muscular with a fairly long body, rounded chest,
straight back with medium legs in proportion, ending in small oval
paws. Tail of balanced length tapers slightly to the tip. His coat is
moderately short & lies fairly close; it has a pleasing silky
feel. Pattern comprised of an inverted white “V” to
face, white throat & chest, white to all feet with well matched
mitts & boots. Darkish seal brown colouring to points
with some beige shading on the body. Well presented &
prepared, a well mannered & handsome boy.
Snowshoe Adult Assessment
Male - Mr S Parkin
1st BoB & MeritRamsden’s ADECISH SNOWSHOO IDRIS Seal
Mature well grown boy .Muscular medium body. Balanced legs
and paws. Tail thick at the base with a gentle taper to the tip.
Balances the body for length. Head shows a broad wedge with strong
cheek bones. Good profile, firm chin and a level bite. Medium
ears of good shape and set. Eyes walnut shaped, well set and with a
fair depth of colour. Coat short to medium in length dense with a
resilient texture. Preferred show pattern with even lines of
white on the legs, inverted V symmetrical on the face. Well
prepared for the show and handled very well.
Idris at the