Saturday, August 18, 2012

Santa Barbara Flyers USDAA Trial

Dottie needed 2 advanced standard legs, a pairs leg and a snooker leg to get out of advanced.  Even if she got all that, we'd still be in advanced for 1 more show due to the 3 judge rule.  Sadly, we didn't qualify much, so now the three judge rule isn't a concern for us.

We did Q in snooker the first day.  Here is the video.

I don't think we Qed in anything else on Saturday.  No gamble in gamblers, a bar in standard (video below) and actually we did Q in jumpers, but we didn't need a jumpers leg.  Still, it was nice to have some success.

We did Q in steeplechase, and went on to round 2, where we took second place and won $7.50.  Sweet!

The next day we did not Q in snooker due to a back jump, and the last bar came down in jumpers- my fault.  We were very close to passing a tricky Grand Prix, but at the last moment had a fault.  No Q in standard (darn!) due to a weave bobble that I didn't know we had until I watched the video and saw the judge call the fault.

As we were waiting for the last run of the day (gamblers) Dottie and I were waiting outside the ring since we were next dog in, and the dog a head of us ran out of the ring and pretty violently attacked Dottie!  A bystander was able to pull the border collie off, but we had to go to the emergency vet for stitches.  More about that in the next post.

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