We had the Canine Fundraiser Double Header Agility & Jumping trials and aside from being a little windy, the weather was very kind to us: warm sunny day and dry grounds. I trialled Chilli in her novice classes and Ticket in the usual standard and open classes.
Chilli only needed one more Q in Novice Jumping to gain her Jumping Dog Title (JD) and she complimented us with two clear rounds just to make sure. Now sporting her new title ... Ch Vanrusselhof On Fire JD (pic’s by Tim Abidin)
Ticket also did some great work ... she Qualified in 2nd Place in Open Jumping and won Excellent Jumping. That takes her Q’s towards her JDX to 4 – she only needs one more pass in Excellent Jumping and she will be in Masters! Can you believe that? I can’t! A while back I never even thought that I’d be able to take this little girl any further than Novice!
Ticket worked beautifully for me – keeping most of her bars up and trying very hard to do the right thing! She seems to be moving better over and around the jumps, using her rear end more and maybe a little more conscious of keeping the bars up. Our weaves and contacts were a little sloppy, she was releasing her self (well actually, she wasn’t even stopping) on the contacts all day … but something’s gotta give seeing we’ve been focusing only on jumping over the last few weeks. So weaves and contacts are back on the training agenda, starting tonight.
Anyway, I am thrilled with her progress … with only two and a half weeks till the Nationals!