Monday, August 28, 2017

The Weekend Report: PACH2 Try #1

Sunday was our first try at earning our final QQ , #20,  for our PACH2 title (Preferred Agility Championship, second time). Obviously by saying "try", I've kind of given away the results!

The day actually started with a Premier Jumpers course. We had a nice run but unfortunately Jimmy knocked down the #2 jump, which was one he had to jump from the back side. I cheered him on the rest of the way and we had a very nice speedy run.

The map......

Next it went right into the regular Jumpers. Here are the maps, the JWW being on the left.

It was a bit tricky with a few spots where things could go wrong. Fortunately we made it through cleanly! So now we had the first half of QQ#20.  Jimmy earned a 3rd place ribbon for his efforts. I was being extra careful and didn't push Jimmy for speed or tight angles going over the jumps. Here is the video......

This trial ran all the Masters level dogs first so we didn't have to wait too long before it was our turn for Standard. (Map above on the right) Again, the course was a bit tricky, and my biggest concern was the #13 tunnel to the #14 jump, to the #15 table and then back over the #16 jump. That jump bar at #16 was a tough angle coming from the table and I was worried Jimmy might knock it. We made it all the way through those obstacles cleanly only to have Jimmy run right past #17! I don't know if my body was blocking his view, or perhaps the jump blended into the wall and he just didn't see it, but, alas, we were disqualified. And so close to the end.....Here is the video...

Now I always get way more nervous when there is a big title on the line and that doesn't help to get good results. Jimmy's breeder Anne and her husband had come to watch and I SO wanted to be successful. Oh, well, we will just have to play another day! But it won't be for a while. My next trial isn't until mid-October! You all get a break from these Weekend Reports.

Tracking Jimmy's PACH 2 progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Sunday 5/1/2016
Masters JWW legs: 65...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15 MJPS Title
Masters STD legs: 59...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 04/30/17 MXPS Title
Double Q's: 19 (out of 20 needed)
PACH Points: Way more than we need! I have lost count!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure Jimmy's breeder enjoyed watching him anyway. And as you said there is always October!


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