July 29, 2012

2012 county agility show

Yesterday was the county agility show. Of course Mya was entered in all the events offered she was eligible for, meaning we ran intermediate and jumpers 2. It was exciting this year because I wasn't the only one from my county!

Our first run was intermediate with a standard course time of 75 seconds. Mya had one off course to an aframe, but we still qualified and earned a blue and grand champion with a time of just over 40 seconds. Slow for mya, but I'd rather qualify at county and speed her up at state where we won't be the only competitor in our class ;)
The jumpers run was amazing! She was so focused and listened beautifully. Course time was 34 seconds, and mya had a clean run and time of 19 seconds! So proud of my little mutt!

We will be moving on to state in both jumpers and standard. Possible also moving on in rally, obedience, showmanship and four dog team depending on the next county show in a week. Yesterday was such an amazing day!

January 13, 2012

Show Update - long overdue

Well, we've had a busy year in 4-H! The state show was back in September. Long story short, it was a total blast!

We had two days of competition and had three activities a day.

On the first day we had agility, jumpers and four dog team.
Agility was amazing. Mya flew around the course and listened so well. We ended up with a time of 26.99 seconds and a pretty champion ribbon! The second place dog had a time of 27.01 seconds, so we just barely eeked it out.
Next was jumpers. Also amazing! We took home another champion ribbon and had a time of 17.09 seconds - way ahead of the other runs. Both agility and jumpers were clean runs of course!
That night we had four dog team. We were just a few points away from the blue ribbon cutoff, but we had a lot of fun!

The next day was obedience, rally and showmanship.
Obedience went really well and we got a blue ribbon!
Rally was disappointing. We were ready to go in the showmanship ring when they called for us in rally. We had to rush upstairs, change leashes and collars, and do a quick walk thru and go. This meant I had no warm up time with Mya so she was a distracted mess. We did end up with a blue, but on a normal day (if there is such a thing!) our average scores would have taken champion so it was still disappointing.
Showmanship made up for all of that however! Mya was a perfect angel! We not only got our first call back ever, we also took champion out of our huge class!

Overall it was a very successful and awesomely fun show!

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Sorry for the long time between posts. Good news is that I now have an iPod on which I can post blog updates like this one! So, get ready for a lot of fun and informative posts coming your way!