Thursday, June 7, 2012

Regionals 2012

Wow, what a weekend!!! Nikki and I were in medicine hat for regionals this past weekend. It was the 1st time either of us had attended and what an experiance it was. Nikki did really well considering she has been a little stiff and occasionally sore lately. Saturday she missed the main gamble only by the last jump. She had issues with her weave entry in standards and one knocked bar. Her jumpers was not so great with her running into the wrong end of the tunnel and missing the tire. We were a little bit of a gong show in that run. After saturday I was pretty conviced we were not going to qualify for nationals especially after our standard run where she knocked a bar again and missed her weave entry. BUT...... she ran her jumpers round clear and then shocked the crap out of me when she finshed her main gamble which quallified us for nationals. Both gamble runs were the best runs I have had all year. I'm so proud of her !!!! She really pulled it together for me at the end. Such a great dog!!! I'm pretty sure we will not be attending nationals this year. I would like her to be running a little better and to figure out how to fix her stiffness and soreness.  I cannot wait to start working hard again for next years regionals.!

It was a great experience even though stressful at times. Everyone was really on edge especially on sunday. I wouldn't have been able to pull through without Steve being there! He can always calm me down in stressful situations. I love that man so much!!!!!

I was also very awesome to see the Go Dog Go group this weekend! There were a few injurys this weekend which I was sad to see but some great victories as well. Congrats to all the Go Dog Go people! I also send a congrats to the edmonton people I know. Most of them quallified for nationals!!!

Not such bad pictures for a dog afraid of camera!!!!!
I will post my jumpers run as soon as I buy a new computer which should be in a few weeks. I will start posting more then too!!!!