Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New AXJ for Jam's Rockin' Agility Weekend

This past weekend was our first agility trial of the year and Jam made the most of it.  We traveled to Bloomsburg, PA to the Bloomsburg Agility Runner's Club first AKC Agility trial held at the Bloomburg  Fairgrounds in an indoor horse arena.  It was a small, relaxed one ring trial and we recognized some familiar faces from trials in our area and made some new friends from Western PA.  The judge Pam Sturz, designed flowing courses that were fast and fun.

On Friday, Jam earned her first MX or Masters Standard leg with 9 MACH points.  Saturday was her day to really shine, winning the Excellent Jumpers with Weaves class to finish her AXJ title with a 1st place! On Sunday, Jam again qualified in Masters Standard to earn her 2nd MX leg with 10 MACH points and 4th place!
I was pleased with how consistently Jam ran and got her weaves on most of our runs, something we've been working on. If not for handler error, Jam would have also qualified in Masters JWW.  She is very in tune and I called her too early to come to me and she missed a jump.  The only way to qualify in the Excellent and Masters classes it to have a clean run with no mistakes, refusals or wrong courses. We received many compliments and I appreciated the terrific feedback on our runs.

Trixie was also entered and had a harder time with the dusty indoor venue and came close to qualifying but we couldn't pull it together to Q.

And to end a great weekend with even more good news....Sky, Jam's littermate owned by Debbie Moody, qualified for her 2nd AXJ leg with a 1st place!!!  Congratulations to Debbie and Sky!

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