Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summit Rocked at the DAPPR USDAA Trial!

A beautiful park in the Black Forest, perfect weather, USDAA agility, seven Q's out of nine runs and NOT A SINGLE BAR!

Pretty darn perfect!

I am so thrilled with both my dog's performance and his jumping. Saturday morning we had Gamblers. I did not attempt the gamble as it is not something I would expect my dog to do (a redirect at distance) so we worked our contacts and then left when the gamble buzzer went off. Then he placed third with a very nice run in Standard, GP I fell at the very end and although we lost some time, we did end up with a Q and 4th place. Steeplechase I did not execute a forward send very well and Summit did not turn and took a wrong course jump. Then we won pairs relay that afternoon.

Sunday, Summit won Standard, Q'd in Snooker, won Jumpers, and then won the IHC Jumpers class. I was very happy we ran IHC clean with no faults (lot's of handlers had faults) and then was thrilled when I found out we won.

Soleil had fun helping me scribe run (it was a long distance from the rings to the score table under the pavillion). She got to run off leash with a group of her Sheltie friends. She also got to play fetch and tug and visit the wading pools. She is starting to really turn on when she sees a dog running in the ring. She knows the game now!

Here are a few videos from the weekend. Feel free to laugh at GP. I really do look like a fish flopping on the ground. All I can say is it is a good thing I have a rear cross on the flat!

Grand Prix - 4th place

Masters Standard - 3rd place

Masters Standard - 1st place

Masters Jumpers - 1st place. This was a tough course and quite a few NQ's

IHC Jumpers - 1st place. Such a fun course and I LOVE threadles and pushes to the backside of jumps.


Diana said...

Wow, you're fast. You even jump up fast. Congrats on your wonderful weekend!! Man, I want to handle like you. Thats my goal. Run confident and run it like you mean it. Thanks

Brittany said...

You guys are amazing! I love watching your runs! Congratulations on such a successful weekend.

Morganne said...

Thank you so much!

Kathy said...

When I saw your videos on youtube....I was in such guys just ROCK. WHat a gorgeous job you did all weekend, what a fantastic team, just beautiful ;-).. I hope one day we will be even half as amazing!