We had a busy weekend doing agility at Wallingford on the Saturday and Rally at Best Paw Forward on the Sunday. The girls were on fire at agility! Spark repeated a feat only done once before (doesn't bode well for champ!) and went clear in all three of her runs getting a 1st, 2nd and 3rd! Brooke bean won a jumping too 😊 Brodie was the last to run and was very over excited by the time we actually got to the ring...he went like a rocket but got a refusal!
Sparks jumping win
Brookes jumping win
On Sunday went off to Rally and the shelties had the best time! It was Bru's first competition and I had no idea what he was going to do but he was fantastic! He managed to score 199 (out of 210) and was just out of the placings. Brooke came 4th in her second Level 3 with an 'excellent' score of 195 and Brodie won Level 4 with score of 199! He now has three excellent scores so moves into Level 5 and has his RL4.Ex title after his name.
First champ show of the season and we had serious doubts about running when we turned up at the showground! Despite the show deciding the ground was fine when we got there is was pretty boggy in day parking and as we walked over to the champ ring our hearts sank as it was muddy where people had been walking the course. After watching a few people run and slip everywhere we decided football boots were the best option and actually it was ok with studs on. The dogs line was fine and I didn't see any of the dogs slip, only some that were very reluctant to run over the patch of mud by the tunnel! Spark and me got E'd because I totally lost connection with her and didn't work a jump but she did all the hard bits really well!! Brooke was amazing apart from forgetting how to weave, the rest was perfect! 😂
The agility course was lovely too, sadly I missed Brookes run as it clashed with Brodies steeplechase run. She was a good girly and only got marked 5f on the dw which meant she made it through to her first champ final! Spark ran lovely again and just one oopsie from me where I trusted her to take the dw a bit too much! Her contacts and weaves were great again tho, I quick released her seesaw and then tested her dog walk stop and she nailed it!
Brodie won the LHO steeplechase qualifier so he has a place in the finals in August! Not bad for an 11 year old, he loved all the tunnels!
Brookes champ finals run was so good (and nerve wracking to watch!) She had some faults but ran nicely and we know that homework is weave entries, tunnel commitment and dog walks! So lovely to see her running at all given the last couple of years, she is one special girly! Nice that a sheltie won the ticket and Brookes little brother Tye won the reserve :-D