Nari and I packed up the car and headed to Murfreesboro, TN a couple of weeks ago. It was a 3 day trial run by Happy Dog Ranch - love their trials. We entered in all 3 tournaments. We didn't put together a team before hand but we totally lucked out and had an amazing draw team - a super fast BC named Shine and super fast sheltie named Stuff - both had amazing handlers. We ended up getting Qs in all three tournaments and our DAM team even took 1st place!! And you know what you get for first place - a shiny gold agility medal - it even has agility equipment on it:
And 5 seconds after I took this picture, I turned around and Nari was rolling around the mud while wearing her medal.
I was also proud that we qualified in Grand Prix because the only other team that qualified in our height group was Cheer and Jean! Oh - and we finished our first Masters title - Nari is now a Tournament Master!
Here are a couple of Nari's tournament Q runs:
Another highlight of the trial was we got to run the Masters Relay with Jean and Cheer - 1st place and Q:
We were also so close to getting a SuperQ in Snooker. We got a lot of practice on threadles in this run:
And here are a couple of other runs from the trial:
I also learned that my shoes are pretty crappy - I was sliding around a lot so I'm on the lookout for some shoes that will grip better in dirt arenas!
We had a blast at that trial. I love all of the people who trial in our area - they have been so nice to us.