I didn't really have any competitive goals this year for Zazu, he's so immature I just wanted to focus on getting him confident in the ring and sticking to his running contact criteria. Well he appears to have different goals to me! Irana and Leila joined me for a mammoth 7.5 hour drive up to Wyre champ show weekend before last, on the Saturday Zazu won his first rosette coming 8th in Combined 3-5 agility qualifier which I was really pleased with, on Sunday he did an amazing clear round in the Combined 1-3 agility and won it. I'm still in shock, my fluffy little bear did everything I asked of him and a bit extra. Last weekend we went to 'Paws on the levels' show which was raising money for those affected by the floods in Somerset. I very rarely do non KC shows but I thought this was such a good cause I would go along and support it. The show raised over £7000 and it was a really nice day, everyone was in a good mood and there was plenty of help on the rings. Zazu managed 3/4 clear rounds and won the Combined 1-3 agility, he also can 5th and 7th in the steeplechases. He seems to have grown up really quickly, I may have to set some more competitive goals with him now.
Here are a couple of his runs from last weekend :)
Flake continued being as consistent as she was last year gaining 8th,2nd,3rd and 1st at Wyre. She now has 3 G6 wins so just needs 1 more to go into G7. I used her agility class as a training round last weekend and took a toy in to reward her contacts. She got a 3rd in steeplechase and just a pole down in the jumping which is very unlike her but the rest of the round was really nice.
Here's her winning round from Wyre.
So Zazu has matured, Ty is acting like a crazy 2yo. At Wyre I managed to get him round the Champ courses with an unlucky 5f on each, this put him in 21st place when only 20 go through which is a bit frustrating but never mind. Last weekend he loved being able to open up on the steeplechase course and he came 2nd in it. I think he was expecting there to be a trap somewhere so wasn't qiute running full speed. He won his jumping class with a nice run and I used his agility as a training round to fix waits and contacts which he has been pushing a lot. Here's his steeplechase run.
I didn't take Holly to Wyre as it was indoors which she really struggles with, it doesn't seem fair to put her into such a difficult situation and then have to take her out of the ring because she gets things wrong. She did go last weekend though and although she didn't get any clear rounds she did get 3/4 waits. I took her out of the ring for the one she broke so was really pleased when she got the next 2 right.
I haven't entered Emmy for any shows yet, she's had some pain in her elbow on and off every time I have taken her to SMART so I don't really want to ask her to jump until that is sorted out.
Wispa is doing tiny bits of training when I get the chance, she can now do 3 low jumps in a straight line and 3 jumps on a curve, she won't be competing for at least a year yet so I'm in no rush.
My next show is Golden Valley, then the season really kicks off :)
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