Starting off early Friday morning – got to the trial and saw one of my DAM teammates with her dog, walking him around obviously to check his limp. He was most definitely limping. She had to scratch him and we were without a 3rd. Luckily, we got matched up with a very talented dog/handler team! We had a pretty good day on Friday for DAM team, with nice runs for Hannah in Standard, a great run in Snooker for a Q, 1st place, an okay gamblers but didn’t get the joker because of a knocked bar, a really crappy jumpers were we E’d due to a Hannah back jump and a nice team relay. So our team finished above the line for another DAM Team Q. Yay!
Saturday I was only entered in Standard and Gamblers. Standard was a good run for our 5th Standard Q. I promised Hannah a long time ago that her 5th Standard Q would be the last time I would ever make her do a table, drop. So she is happy about that Q, as it was her 5th! Unfortunately, they were running Grand Prix before Gamblers and I knew there was no way they were going to run Gamblers by the time I needed to leave for my date with my daughter to go to the Ballet. So we had to scratch Gamblers. But the Ballet was fabulous, I am so glad I went. Just wonderful.
Sunday was Jumpers and Snooker. We got the jumpers for our 5th Master Jumpers Q! Yay for that! I might continue to enter USDAA jumpers, because Hannah doesn’t consider any part of that to be torture, as the “table, drop” is.
Then a loooong wait for Snooker. The judge was finally in a “hurry up” mode and the walk thru was really rushed. This is the sad part of the whole weekend. All my competition had left. All we had to do was beat one other team to get our Super Q. But I had a really poor picture of my plan in my head and didn’t feel confident going in. We made it thru the opening, but then had a refusal at 4 in the close, which was a close tunnel. Got to work on drive into tunnels. Crap. I cried, just a little. First time I remember crying in agility.