Tuesday, 24 June 2008

We're going to crufts. !

What a day. I must admit I did wonder was it worth the early start and long drive to Chippenham show but decided thankfully to give it a go.First run was the Crufts qualifer, everyone was moaning as the course was a handling one this I told Ryan was an advantage as he usually runs in grade 6/7 anyway and had got round much more difficult courses before. They were on form and apart from a little hiccup at the bottom of the Aframe which cost them some time did a lovely round.There was 17 in the class and only 3 clears ,2nd place secures Crufts and now I can breath again!!
After a long wait of SEVEN hours was the junior jumping another good round puts them in 3rd. No time to relax and straight into the 1 dog 2 handlers.Ryan started the first half puts Tippex in the tunnel and I collected him at the other end and finish. This was a fun class to watch although I was surprised at how many dogs got confused at the change of handler and lost a lot of time or even refused to go with the second handler.Tippex bless him slowed slightly but then took off and no we have never practised this before. What a little star. What a surprise when I went to check the score tent and saw we had come FIRST I was soooo proud to be part of this team.
Fantastic day 3 runs , 3 rosettes but only 1 trophy :( :( but hey we're GOING TO CRUFTS ...... YIPPEE

5 comments:

Karen said...

Fantastic news well done Ryan and Tippex :0) xxxx

Lian said...

WooHoo!! Well done Ryan!! You both were stars!! That's worth a long drive to Chippenham, Ann!

Hooch and troops said...

what a really hard agility course, well done Ryan for getting around it and qualifying for Crrrrrufts...

well done also for your first place i was trying to spot where Ryan had vanished too when Ann was running Tippex!!!

xx

ann said...

if you look carefully Sue you can just see him hide behind the tunnel!

I'm Helen said...

Hey well done you guys! What a result. Hxx