Monday, August 25, 2008

Sage qualifies for USDAA Nationals!!!!

Both dogs did very well at FRAC's USDAA trial this past weekend. The big news is Sage earned that last Steeplechase Q to finish qualifying for the 2008 USDAA nationals! She had a blazing fast Grand Prix run (clean) and earned a 4th place. She also earned two Masters Jumpers Q's (6th and 7th place) and a Master's pairs Q with Judy and Sisu.

Summit qualified in Steeplechase on Friday and in round two on Sunday had a blazing fast run earning 4th place in the finals (with a dropped bar)! I only entered him in Steeplechase for fun and so that he would get to have a run on Friday (which was Master's classes only). He had a beautiful smooth Advanced Jumpers run but dropped one bar. He qualified in Advanced Standard with a nice run and 2nd place and was one point short of qualifying in Snooker.

Judy and I camped at the site which the dogs' loved since they could run around and play in the evenings.

The other big news is that Sisu earned her MAD!!!! She needed one last Masters Standard leg and got it with a typical fast and furious run Sisu-style on Sunday. Judy was so happy that she accidentally threw Sisu's special toy up on the roof of the arena. Luckily, a very nice cowboy who worked at the fairgrounds was kind enough to put an extension ladder on the bed of his pickup truck and climb up to the roof to retrieve Sisu's big red ball.

It was a very fun weekend and FRAC put on an excellent trial with the best worker lunches I have ever had.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Summit earns his OA title!

Summit had two very nice Open Standard runs this past weekend at the MHGRC trial with a score of 95 and 100 and a 1st and 2nd place earning his Open Agility title. He also qualified in Ex. A FAST with a second place.

His 3/4 brother, Bode, was at the trial and Jen got a cute picture of the two siblings. Bode is 9 weeks old.

Sage had some nice runs also. No QQ's but her Q rate was about 50 %. I did end up scratching her from two FAST runs as it was just too hot and I had ring conflicts. It was a very nice trial even with the record-breaking HOT temperatures.