The first class was our only qualifying run, a Graded Agility for all grades from 1-7. It was a lovely flowing course and Pepper did a great job after our Christmas break. We were clear, but having reviewed the video I can see that although she had stopped on the contact, she didn't get into the correct 2 on 2 off position, where her front paws should be on the ground. It's a good point for training - I need to get her to completely understand the correct position and make sure that she replicates it on all contact equipment.
Next was the Special Combined 1-7 Jumping which both Ruby and Pepper were taking part in. Based on our running orders I had to run Pepper first and we unfortunately picked up 5 faults due to poor handling on my part. The rest of it was lovely though and I was especially pleased with her weaves whereI ran past her while she was weaving and it didn't phase her at all! Ruby was next on this same course, but I chanced the way that I handled the section where Pepper had picked up the faults. This worked well for Ruby and she drove beautifully round the course, including a great weave entry and managed a clear round.
Finally we had the Steeplechase - we had a Combined 1-3 for Ruby and a Combined 4-7 for Pepper. Ruby started really well but decided to 'freestyle' a section of the course so we were eliminated. The 4-7 course for Pepper was quite tricky with lots of rear crosses, but she ran it beautifully. Unfortunately she was just out of the places - she would have been 4th but they only placed to 3rd - but the times were all really close.
Grade 5 Agility - 1st (her first win towards Grade 6)
Combined 4-7 Steeplechase - Clear
Combined 1-7 Jumping - 7th
Here are videos of all of their runs: