Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bearded Collie Club of America - April 12-14th, 2013

A three day trial the second weekend of April in New England - there's a late start on the Friday - should be a piece of cake right? Yeah, don't bet on it. Serious ice storm moving east from Michigan, NY, Pennsylvania and coming at us with a delivery of mixed bag - ice, sleet, freezing rain, rain...blech. So we decide to leave very early, take it very slow as required and turn around/park as necessary.  It turned out to be not so bad - icy in places and my van arrived in NH completely covered in a layer of ice, but the road crews took good care of us. It sounds like the roads got WAY worse once we had already arrived - thankfully we missed the truly ugly traveling weather.

Two judges this weekend - and it seems like we got our Q's in pairs. If Teller Q'd, Kip did too. If Teller flunked, so did Kip - but for different reasons. The universe and karma? I'm happy - the boys are just getting better and better.

Friday JWW:
Teller - Q!


Kip - Q!



Friday Standard:
Teller - NQ


Kip - NQ


Saturday Standard:
Kip - Q!


Teller - Q!


Saturday JWW:
Kip - NQ
Pesky little bar on a phenomenal run. Wee man had the second fastest time in the class though!


Teller - Q!
A tidy little double-Q for Teller-Woo.



Sunday Standard:
Teller - NQ
A bar on the double and a table-fault. The table was likely a result of the bar, as Woo tries to 'fix' the run.


Kip - NQ
A front-crossed before the weaves, I thought I had his head, but he was looking so hard at the a-frame that when he finally turned he wasn't able to see his entry.


Sunday JWW:
Teller - Q!
With a scary moment when I almost took myself out. Glad we could save the run and entertain the crowd. Teller gets the good dog award for saving the day :-) Also, after I recovered from the near-falling I had to put in a front-cross. You'll hear "totally got-it!!" - also a crowd pleaser!


Kip - Q!
Kip beats his dad's time by a bit more than 2/10ths of a second. OK, not a lot and Teller was undoubtedly hampered by his handler wasting all that time not falling - but it was good enough for 4th place in the 24" masters class AND Kip's MXJ title.


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