Monday, October 21, 2013

The Weekend Report - An Official 75%!...And 82%!

This weekend was the very first AKC Agility trial given by a club called RACE (Reva Agility Club Enthusiasts). It was held at a horse farm near Culpeper, Va. The ring was an indoor dirt floor. The footing was wonderful and the building well lit. You never know with a horse barn what you will get. The building was on the small side so the courses were tight.

Jimmy and I had a very successful weekend. Saturday the courses were tricky but quite fun. Jimmy's breeder Anne drove up to watch and she also ran the video camera for me. She caught both runs but for some reason YouTube can't process the Jumpers run. I tried several times to no avail, so I only have one half of my Double-Q (yay!) to show you. Yes, indeed, we pulled off double-Q # 15 so now we are a full 75% of the way to our MACH! Five more double-Q's to go!

UPDATE! YouTube finally processed our Jumpers course so here it is:

Sunday was an incredibly gorgeous fall day! Clear blue skies, cool, crisp air and mountain views to die for! My new header was taken on the farm. Breathtaking, no? I have a few more photos to share later.

We came very close to a double-Q on Sunday as well. In our Jumpers run, we were nearly home free, when Jimmy lost his footing somehow, and crashed the second to last jump. He surprised even himself. The poor boy had quite a bewildered look. Standard went well, giving us 18 more points toward our AKC Nationals tally, a 3rd place finish and a new title as well, the Master Agility Bronze (MXB), which you earn when you have completed 25 Masters Standard runs successfully. No videos on Sunday though. This weekend gave us a total of 45 points. Two more weekends like this and we could have our Nat'ls' points!

AKC Nationals 2014
Double-Q's: 7 (out of 4 needed)
Points: 412 (out of 500 needed....88 to go! 82% of the needed points!
Masters Legs: 25 (out of 20 needed)

So, I've hooked this up to the Monday Mischief blog hop...Where does that come in? Well, I wore my LLBean muckers (shoes) to the trial since I figured between early morning dew, potential mud, horse poop, etc. I wouldn't want to wear my sneakers except for the actual runs. Unfortunately, I switched to my sneakers and forgot all about putting the muckers back in my bag/car. So my favorite dog walking shoes are sitting about 80 miles from home right now. Oops!


  1. Lovely run! with a cute ending.

  2. Love the new set up!

    Good job Jimmy! And you! Woot woot!

  3. Yay! Congratulations!!!
    I love that we got to see Jimmy's post-run celebration :)

  4. YAY!!! Way to go Jimmy!! The new header is an awesome picture.
    ~Rebecca & Teach

  5. Great job!! I love the photo in your header--beautiful!

  6. Well done but pity about the boots. Maybe someone collected them and you might get them back another time? Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Well done! Except for the shoes part... That's a bummer. You guys look great!

    LOVE the new header. Wish I was at that spot right now!

  8. Culpeper is such pretty country! Great job, Corgis! Boo on the muckers. :(

  9. Well done Jimmy! Anything for that ice cream treat right!

  10. SHE loves that Virginia country side (and will be enjoying it next week). Loves LL Bean too. They ship to Oz.

    Our computer wouldn't download the video this morning.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  11. Shame about your muckers but way to go Jimmy! What a great run :) So awesome to see him having a blast! Hope your next 5 Double Q's and everything else you need come smoothly.

  12. Congratulations what an athlete
    Urban hounds

  13. Great job! And love the new header.

  14. Wow, that was an incredible run. You and Jimmy work so well together!!!! It was a thing of beauty!

  15. Wow, Jimmy responds so well to you and it's almost like he can read your mind and what you want him to do next. Bravo! Congratulations on a job well done!

  16. Congratulations! You two are a fantastic team! I don't think I could memorize these courses. :-)

    Susan and Wrigs


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