We have done no training for several weeks over the Christmas period so I wasn't sure what to expect, and as usual had some very mixed results!
Our first runs were the Graded Agility for all grades 1-7.
Ruby was first - we're so close to getting the elusive win to take us to Grade 4. She did a beautiful dog walk, got her weave entry first time, but sadly picked up 5 faults on the A-Frame contact and then ran round a jump towards the end for a further 5 faults. Despite all of this she picked up 1st place for Grade 3 but haven't won into Grade 4 as the run wasn't clear!
Pepper did a lovely run with a good wait, and a good Dog Walk contact, but she released herself on the A-Frame and was then at the wrong angle for the jump/tunnel that followed. My fault for choosing a strange way of handling the section to avoid the wrong end of tunnel that I thought would be a problem. She didn't pick up a faults so received a Clear Round, but this would have slowed us down.
Next was the Jumping - this was a Special Class for Combined 1-7 - the course had 2 wrong end of tunnels!
Pepper was first this time, and I decided to run it how I believed it should be run rather than accommodate Pepper's issue with the wrong end of tunnel! She did them better than she has for a while, but alas, she knocked a pole down so we had 5 faults.
Ruby did a lovely run, but I lost her on the first wrong end of tunnel and therefore were E'd for taking the wrong course. She did pick up her weave entry again though, so really happy that she seems to have overcome this.
Finally we had Steeplechase:
Ruby was first in the Combined 1-3 - she did a cracking run and was delighted to find that she won her class!
Pepper was running beautifully in the Combined 4-7 Class, but she missed a simple tunnel entry to pick up 5 faults!
Here are the viideos of all of their runs and a picture of them with their rosettes: