St. Lawrence, Open Trial
Judge: SALLY BERGH-ROOSE
I should like to thank the working trials section of this club for the invitation to judge their open trial. With Kath Barette as trials manager (also looking after a poorly husband) and the three competitors I had a really enjoyable time. At such a leisurely pace we had the time to do some work in the morning, all have lunch together and then some more work in the afternoon, before all going out together in the evening for dinner.
A special thank you must go to Wendy White, who picked me up from the airport, and with husband Chris made me feel most welcome in their home and even took me to Jersey Zoo, head quarters of The Gerald Durrell Conservation Trust, to see the work being done to save endangered species. I fell hopelessly for the Aye-Ayes and would love to have spent more time there.
A wonderful weekend, thank you all so much.
1st .N.Q. Wendy Wright PATOIS BERRUELLE (Ticket) B/C Handled by Carole Pearce
Wendy had to rush her older dog to the vet, so Carole stepped in. Lost very few marks until it came to the jumps! Considering that this was the first time Carole had handled the dog, and even forgot some of her usual commands Ticket did very well.
1st .N.Q. Wendy Wright PATOIS BERRUELLE (Ticket) B/C This time handled by Wendy
Super track and search, followed by a very good control round, unfortunately the jumps caused a problem again.
1st Wendy White FAIRLEA DAZ (Daz) B/C
A lovely track, with both articles on a difficult bit of land, I fell flat on my face twice while laying it! Daz also managed to get three articles from the square. A good sendaway ensured enough marks in the control section and only one second attempt needed on the jumps.
Qualified Open WD. Congratulations 165.5/ 200
2 Entered, unfortunately Wendy Wright had to with draw Karjon Karamba
1st. Carole Pearce SHALIMAR VELVET LADY (Haze) B/C 13 yrs
Haze does not look or act her age, although she decided the track was not "trackable" today, she soon livened up doing the search square and then went on to show us she could still do heelwork / retrieve / speak / recall / stay - before going for a run around the field with all the other dogs!