Sunday, January 25, 2009

Out of Novice

At the Williamsport trial this weekend, Cosi and I managed to finally get out of Novice! Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's shameful to be in Novice. It's just painful! It's always the last class of the day, and by then I'm ready to head for home, especially on a Sunday.

We needed one more leg in Novice jumpers with weaves. We had a nicely flowing course by a newbie judge. He set the standard course time at 39 seconds for 109 yards. Cosi and I finished it with a clean run and a time of 17.8. The boy was flying!

Sorry I don't have video. My friend who was to accompany me was too ill with a cold to come. I didn't want her at a cold, drafty trial when she needed to stay warm. With the temps in the teens, I was glad she stayed home.

Now on to the Open class and working on trying to keep it together for more than 15 obstacles.


Kathleen Stoltzfus said...


Sheltie Owner said...

It was an awesome run. What a thrill!

Wish you could have seen it...

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Congratulations! We're going to find out how awful it is to wait around for the novice class starting in a few weeks at our first trial. Hopefully it won't take us long to get out of it either!