2018 Obedience and Rally Trials
had two days of Obedience and Rally at Thorson's Arena in
Hill, CA on November 17/18.
They were held in conjunction with PASA
Highlights of the weekend
Our November 17 Rally trials & November 18 Obedience trials were
small but had some really nice results! The smoke that blanketed most
of Northern California seemed to be absent in Morgan Hill, which was
nice. Our judge for all 4 trials was Betty Fisher. Way too many people
to count jumped in to help ring steward & set up the rings both
days,including Lora Cox,Nannette Franceschini, Rick Anderson &
others who I am sure I forgot. Many hands made light work, and I am
sincerely grateful for each & every person who lent a hand with even
1 or 2 runs.
Saturday’s AM Rally trial’s HIT and
High Scoring Aussie went to Rick Anderson & Calvin, with a perfect
200. Rick’s Kate, in the Advanced class also scored a perfect 200. High
Combined went to Katie Van De Sandt and her Aussie Cider with scores
of 178 & 197. High scoring Other Breed went to Katrina Parkinson
& he Border Collie Fawkes.
trial was almost a replay of the AM. Rick & Calvin once again won
HIT, this time coming out on top in a 3 way runoff with Katie &
Cider, and his girl Kate! It was truly enjoyable to watch these
excellent teams compete & cheer each other on. High Combined went
to Katie & Cider with scores of 194 & 198, making them the
winner of our Rally Double High Combined award. Katrina Parkinson &
Fawkes once again won High Scoring Other Breed.
Betty Fisher with Rick Anderson and Calvin HIT Rally
Judge Betty Fisher with High
Combined Katie Van De Sandt and Cider
AM & PM winner,
Sundays Obedience trials again gave us the
opportunity to watch some wonderful teams participating in their chosen
sport. It was nice to see both brand new dogs in Beginner Novice &
those who have reached the higher classes of Utility & ODX. HIT in
the AM trial went to Nannette Franceschini & her dog Hope with a
perfect 200 in the Novice B class! There were no High Combined
qualifiers or High Scoring Other Breed in the AM trial.
PM trial again ended with a 3 way tie for High In Trial, between
Nannette Franceschini’s Faith from Open B CDX, Paddy Warner’s Kippy from the Utility
A class, and JoAnne Greiger’s Micah from the Open CDX - A class, all of
who had scores of 199. Our judge said it was so close even in the run
off, but Nannette & Faith won in the end. Faith was also our High
Combined dog from the PM trial, and High Scoring Aussie.
Judge Betty Fisher with Nannette Franceschini & HIT, High Combined PM and High Scoring Aussie Faith
Judge Betty Fisher with JoAnne Greiger & Micah
I hope to see many of these teams back for our February trials!