Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Maddie's standard run
Panda's North American Challenge run and nationals qualifier
Panda's trigility run
Panda standard run
Maddie during her Gambler's run in DOCNA. We are allowed to start anywhere on course and take any numbers of obstacles before the horn sounds at that point we had to proceed to the gamble- the obstacles behind the orange line- and complete them to earn our points and Q. Maddie needed 15 points to qualify and the gamble. Each obstacle is assigned a point value. She earned 39 points, qualified and a 1st place ribbon.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, both girls were in trigility(a relay race with 3 dogs each running a different course) and ran their portion of the course clean and fast. Panda had a beautiful standard run and a Q. Maddie and Panda both participated in the North American Challenge which allows us to compete in the nationals if the dog Q's. Maddie had a beautiful run until I forgot to cue a turn and she went straight (like I told her to) and took an off course jump. Panda did well and did her first set of 12 weave poles in competition. She Q'd and took 3rd place. She will be competing in the Nationals in October.
In April, we are traveling to Payson for a day to give Maddie a chance to Q in the NAC so that she can go to the nationals. Hopefully, I will give clearer signals this time.
Both girls are close to their Merit award in DOCNA needing 10 standard Q's, 5 jumper Q's, 3 gamblers Q's, 3 trigility Q's and 3 snakes and ladders Q's.
I am so proud of them both. They worked great through the heat and the long trialing days showing enthusiasm. What else could I ask for?