Because I had to work Saturday, I could only enter 1 day of the WAG CPE trial. We left early Sunday morning, at 6am, to drive to Corvallis, OR, about an hour away. We arrived at 7am, grabbed some crate space, and set up for the day.
This weekend's judge was Barrett (Todd) Benson. Never having run under him before, I wasn't sure what to expect. What a nice guy, and super great courses is what we got. :)
Fullhouse, Level 5
Above is the map. We are in level 5, so we needed 25 points (jumps are 1pt, circles 3pts, contacts/weaves 5pts), AND we are required to have 3 jumps, 2 circles, and 1 contact/weave minimum.
Above is my plan for the course. Starting at the tire, into the tunnel, turn back to the A-frame, jump with a wrap back to the A-frame (again), then jump, dog walk, jump, tunnel, jump, tunnel, weaves. We would have enough points if we made it through #9, but it's always good to go for a little extra in Fullhouse. We made it through everything but the weaves, with the buzzer buzzing before we finished them, requiring us to go to the table. No problem though, we met all the requirements and ended up with 31 points and a Q.
Colors, Level 5
Standard, Level 5
I was really happy about this course. The plan was lead out for a front cross between 1/2, tight turn into #3 tunnel, around and over the teeter, into the tunnel with a sharp wrap on to the dog walk, over 10/11, with a rear cross between 11/12, and around to the weaves. This is where it all went to pieces. HP popped his weaves twice.....no idea why. He got them on the third try, but we had already NQ'd. :( We finished the course (he ran by the A-frame after a too strong call off, but we circled around and did it again). Darn, we could have used that Standard Q. Oh well.
Wildcard, Level 5
3/4 Q's for the day, not too shabby!