Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nari's first Masters title!

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. 


  1. Congratulations on the Masters title!! I love reading your blog - your dogs are absolutely adorable! :)

  2. Clean Run sells plenty of shoes made for running outdoors or in dirt. I used to have a pair of Agile Gear shoes that I loved, but they finally bit the dust after three years. I replaced them with a pair of Asics trail runners that I bought locally. Trail runners are great for running on natural surfaces -- grippy, but not too grippy. I actually had to be careful in my Agile Gear shoes -- The "cleats" on those were so big that I had to be careful not to turn my knee on front crosses.

  3. YAAAY! Congrats, Nari and Steffi!!! :D

    Faraday is proud. ;)

  4. Thank you so much Sophie and Jess :)

    Karissa -thanks, I just ordered a pair of trial runners! The shoes I had been using essentially had no tread left and I got so fed up with them last weekend during our mud trial. I've also seen people use those Vibram five finger shoes but those seem pretty weird to me.

  5. Yeah, they are catching on in this area and they look creepy. I couldn't try them if I wanted to -- My toes are too long. :o)


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