I met up with Philippa and John and their lovely Cockapoo, Bilbo - it was lovely to have some friendly faces there and Philippa was a great help with the girls!
As it was aimed at beginners the classes were Agility I (full course), Agility II (no weaves or see-saw), Jumping and Steeplechase. I had entered them for everything.
1st round was Agility I - I ran both girls NFC to so that we could avoid the seesaw!. Ruby did OK, but as we know, her contacts need some work, but it was good to see how focussed she was before any of the other rounds. Pepper had never done a sequence that had a full height dog walk or A-frame so I wasn't really sure how she would be, but as usual, she was just perfect! No worries on either contacts and did lovely 2o2o on both!!
Next was Agility II - Pepper was first - she was doing brilliantly until she got ahead of me and missed a jump, and when I called her she back jumped so had an immediate E!! All my fault - I felt dreadful! It wasn't much better in Ruby's round - I nearly went the wrong way and caused her to go over the wrong jump so another immediate E!
Round 3 - Steeplechase - Ruby was first and did a bit of freestyling, but when she did focus she did some good work. Pepper was just brilliant - she ran clear and was placed 3rd!
Final round - Jumping - in the beginners Jumping there were 6 weaves but the judge wasn't going to give faults - you could attempt the weaves as many times as you liked but you had to complete all 6 weaves to be counted as a clear round. Ruby went first - she missed the weaves twice but did it perfectly the 3rd time - I pushed her for the rest of the course and she flew! Clear! Then Pepper, who can't officially weave yet, so I was expecting to have to guide her through. As usual, she completely surprised me, I pointed at the weaves and she did all 6 without stopping, flew round the rest of the course so another clear! Ruby was placed 7th and Pepper 5th!
I am so delighted with both of them- they did me proud, but I'm still kicking myself for my poor handling!
3 more rosettes to add to the collection!