We arrived on Thursday and were parked in the helpers camping area ( which is nice and near the rings) because Jennie was Judging and we were all helping on her ring. Unfortunately it was decided on the Friday morning by the organisers, because of the weather conditions to move the show over to the other side of Ardingly into the indoor arena and outside sand schools. As it transpired we were then miles away. We really didn't mind because at least the show was able to go ahead. I drove all mine and Andreas dogs in the Van up to be nearer the building each morning,unfortunately this meant I couldn't park next to my Caravan at night, because of the risk of getting stuck or churning up the already muddy grass. One good thing about it was we had an almost private camping and exercise area ( very peaceful !!)
Now back to my Dogs runs. Unfortunately I don't have any video as it was sooooo cold and we didn't really feel like geting frost bite whilst videoing, and sods law I did some of my best runs !!
On the Saturday :
- 2nd in the Easter connection class
- 4th in the Gd 4-7 jumping.
- 2nd in the Gd 4-5 Jumping , he led the class all morning and then was beaten near the end by 0-05 sec !!
- 5th in Gd 4-5 Jumping
- 12th Gd 4-5 Agility
Sunday was a fab day
- 2nd in the KC Novice Olympia qualifier
- 2nd in Gd 5 Jumping
- 5th in 1-7 Helter Skelter
- 10th in Grade 4 Jumping
- 15th in Grade 3/4 Jumping
The most frightening thing was when we went into his final class on Sunday ( Grade 5-6 agility)
He sat on the start line,shivering with excitement and frothing at the mouth, !! By the time the scrimer said in your own time, he was almost uncontrollable. I managed to get a 2 jump wait however, and then he set off like a missile . He did the first 3 jumps beautifully ,but didn't listen on the 4th and rather than turn right decided to take the jump straight in front.
I hope this isn't a sign of things to come now his confidence is souring.!!