On paper the boys and I had a successful weekend. But I didn't come out of it feeling very successful. I'm sure that most of it was due to the fact that it was SO HOT. I made a point of drinking lots of fluids but I just couldn't seem to find energy at some points.
Apollo was only entered in what he needs for his silver ADCH. He got his Silver Gamblers title and a Q in relay. He only needs 3 more pairs legs until his silver ADCH and he will essentially be 'retired' from USDAA agility. I'll still enter him in a run or two each trial though so Polly will always feel like the special boy he is. He also won me $6 in Steeplechase. He finished third with a bar. Actually, he took down the whole jump. Poor guy.
Rampage showed some moments of brilliance this weekend but also moments of needing some more training (like staying in the weaves)! I was EXTREMELY happy with how he handled the 26" jumps. But I wasn't a fan of most of the starters courses. For Gamblers and Snooker I really just wanted to create a flowing course for him but the obstacle layout didn't allow for that. And I don't know why the judge had such a fetish with turning your dog to a tunnel underneath the dogwalk. He qualified in 2 pairs runs (we got very lucky with our pairs partners!) and jumpers, gamblers and snooker. BUT, we didn't qualify in any standard runs! On Saturday we were called on the a-frame and on Sunday the run was essentially a mess :). Oh! And Rampage qualified in his first ever GP run! Amazing! And Rampage was official declared the most beautiful dog at the trial by the Starters/Advanced gate steward. I couldn't help but agree :)
Icon qualified in everything this weekend. BUT! He missed 3 weave entries this weekend, which is not normal for him. And we had 2 bars, also not normal. One of them was the cause of our 8 point Team Snooker run. Doh! Luckily our team won anyway :). He did win GP, Std and Team Standard though. But missing all of those weave entries was odd.