Pepper had 3 individual runs but we were also there to compete as part of the Positively Paws at Play Medium team in the Crufts qualifier.
Our first run was the Olympia Qualifier - Combined 3-7 - The course had an element of difficulty, but it was fair and I was looking forward to running it with Pepper. I was all going to plan until I did a really silly thing and caused her to come off the seesaw sideways to get 5 faults! All I had to do was take another pace forward and she would have run down to the bottom! So stupid!
Here is a video of the offending event:
This brings me on to the Team qualifier! The course was really nice, and we decided that Pepper and I would run first followed by Emma & Star, then Elaine and Vimes, and finally Sally and Taya. Here is a video of our run:
We came back at the end of the class to see if we had achieved a place to find that the team that there had been a timing fault for the team that were in the winning place with 4 clear rounds, and they were going to have to run again. The team rules mean that their re-run wasn't just for time, they would be judged for faults too! We watched with bated breath, and some questionable judging, but eventually they were deemed to ave 4 clear rounds, so we were eventually awarded the second place. So close, but good possibilities for the future as a team!