This past weekend was an agility trial at my favorite location, the farm in Reva, Va. Saturday dawned wet and rainy which didn't bode well for a trial in a large barn. But as I made the long drive to the southwest, the rains tapered and then pretty much ended by the time I arrived. It remained a cloudy day but with a pleasant temperature. Walking around the grounds was very doable and I didn't even need the mud shoes I had brought. Sunday was a clear blue sky day, rather windy, but just gorgeous! After the nasty February/early March weather, it was a delight to be out in the mountainous countryside. Nothing has started to green up yet, but the sunlight was so uplifting and warm!
The judge for this trial is a Cardigan Corgi person who has been very successful with her Cardi. She's been to the big Invitational event several times. This was the first time I had run at a trial she was judging and I think it made me a bit more nervous. I wanted my Cardi boy to shine for her. And I think he did! We were successful in three out of four of our runs, with a first and a second place on Saturday (so, yes, a much needed double-Q!) and then on Sunday a first place on a tricky Jumpers run. Unfortunately, Jimmy's handler (moi!) botched the last run and pushed him to an off-course jump. Totally my fault and I felt so bad for robbing Jimmy of another double-Q!
Here is the tricky course from Sunday morning. It was the only video I got so I am glad it was a good one!
Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
Masters JWW legs: 12...MJP Title 01/25/15
Masters STD legs: 15...MXP Title!10/24/14
Double Q's: 8
PACH Points: 639
AKC Nationals 2016:
Double-Q's: 1 (out of 5 needed)
Points: 111 (out of 600 needed)....
Masters Legs: 5 (out of 20 needed)