Monday, 1 August 2011

Agility Club Show

We only went to the Agility Club show on saturday as we had entered champ and teams each. Brax was an absolute superstar and went clear in both champ rounds and again in the final to finish 4th. The sun was out so the solar powered sheltie was happy :D Little Brooke really enjoyed going to another agility party and meeting lots of shelties! She is now 19 weeks old and just a bit under 12" so has now overtaken Brax in height (just!). I'll try and post some Brooke pictures later in the week.

Brodie didn't fair quite so well as he didn't quite get his weave entry in the jumping and even looking at the video I can't why he went wrong but I'm assuming I was in slightly the wrong place. There were only 7 people that didn't get E'd in the medium jumping so I'm pleased that we got round the rest of it! In the Agility round there was a jump that they had to take the back of right next to the dog walk and I knew I'd have issues! I had managed to pull him off and round at Hinckley but I just wasn't there this time and we got E'd. Amanda had set lovely courses that we really enjoyed running and Brodie and I had fun! I'm not going to post all the videos as they are on my YouTube page but here is Brax in the champ final.

We also did the team events and having done the champ agility I ran over and did teams straight off. Our ESSC medium team ran well and only one dog has done team events before so the other three coped well. Brodie had a very uncharacteristic run past a jump but I think he'd done the Aframe faster than I expected (normally if I rear cross it he is a bit slower) and I just wasn't there. Suppose I'm going to have to take up sprint training!! They ran well as a team and fingers crossed we can all get to the shows next year. Well done team mates! (Brax ran in the small ESSC team and the video for this is on Lians blog)

I was gutted that I couldn't stay into the evening and watch all my friends in the Starters Challenge Finals and be there to support them as I know how nerve wracking it is! I was over the moon when I received a text saying that Paul and Chester the beagle had WON THE MEDIUM FINAL!!! I'm still so excited!! Paul and Maria really deserve it as they put a lot of work into training Chester and he is enjoying his agility so much. He is also enjoying showing people how amazing Beagles can be at agility :D I have pinched a video to put on here and I defy anyone watching not to smile as Chester howls on the A frame - its his party piece!!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely when we are all running in summer clothes :) Yip, pocket rocket is solar charged LOL! The blue merlies are gorgeous :) as is handsome Brodie! The Beagle was hilarious, you tube hit there!