Novice Olympia

Our Spring Competition Review

So Spring is over and we're all looking forward to the Summer shows!
It was a long and mostly wet Spring. Shows cancelled all over the country due to weather and poor ground conditions... all of which meant that we limited our diary down to the shows that held qualifiers or judging appointments. 

Easter UKA was (almost) a wash out due to the mud... but nice work from all dogs. Lucy & Baylee continued to proof their new running contacts with success, whilst Ollie & Thea achieved their first goal for the year and won the CSJ Grand Prix - qualifying for the Grand Finals 2018. 
Showing consistency in competition - specifically in those high pressure runs - Ollie & Thea went on to win the CSJ Grand Prix at LADS UKA a month later. 
At both Easter and GT May, Ollie ran in the Masters. Unfortunate mistakes in the agility rounds have stifled their success so far, but they demonstrated great skills in the Jumping rounds - just dropping a pole in each. 

Lucy & Baylee have perfected their running contacts. Both A-Frame and Dog Walk are consistent and super fast! So far, in competition this year, they have only missed two dog walks! Amazing for a pair that only began re-training contacts in February! They're still chasing that elusive UKA Clear Round to go Champ! 

May marked the start of our KC show season - a season that has begun with success for all!

Ollie & Thea qualified for the Novice Olympia Stakes Quarterfinals at Packington! This was the result they wanted most this year, and they achieved it first try! They also won the Adams Jumping qualifier the same day!

Lucy & Baylee followed that up a week later, putting in an amazing run in the Crufts ABC at Wye Valley - finishing 6th and gaining 5 points towards qualifying for the Semifinals at Discover Dogs. 

For Ollie, the Summer is now aimed towards preparing for KCI and chasing those UKA qualifiers. 
For Lucy, more ABC and Novice attempts are coming up and so they are training for more speed to accompany their accuracy is the focus.

Lucy & Ollie