Thanks again to EVERYONE that came to the Circle L Arena to celebrate the life of Lark. I don’t think I had ever been so nervous to put on a trial…. Wondering if I remembered everything, was I going to do things the way Lark would have wanted them done, was I going to meet the expectations of the awesome GotDog? exhibitors…..
My nerves were over ridden by so much joy as well as sadness throughout the weekend. Both of Larks dogs that were trialing were there and ran their little hearts out for her. Pamela and Niners did great as well as Derby running with me…. It was such an honor to let her play once again….
We had a GREAT BBQ Saturday evening with lots of laughs. Lark loved BBQs.
Our raffle and donatoins that came in raised over $1260 for Larks Memorial Fund!
Jean McCreight sponsored the “Lark Pollari Memorial Highest Scoring Rescue Dog” and our recipient was Rachelle Jensen and Tikvah. The list of rescues running was a complete page….. Lark loved rescue dogs and I am sure she would have loved reading that long list that were participating in her trial.
At GotDog? we do what we call “GotDog? Trial Stars” (HIT) here is our winners:
Intro – Annie and Brandy Morris
Intro Vet – Truk’n and Billie Rosen
Novice – Chili and Jeannie Biggers
Novice Vet – Zephyr and Judy Strom
Open – George and Lisa Pertzborn
Open Vet – Kiko and Mike Eggum
Elite – Tikvah and Rachelle Jensen
Elite Vet – Klev’r and Billie Rosen
Judge Janine McGee
What a great group of teams.
We also had LOTS of NATChes earned:
Brady Blue and Carol Scranton V-NATCh 8 and NATCh 9
Cooper and Callie Cromwell NATCh 1
Kestrel and Craig Coonrad V-NATCh 1 and NATCh 3
Miseau and Rachelle Jensen V-NATCh 8
Awesome job to you all!!!
And here is the list of BRAGS:
Timbre Kaiser Elite Reg Title
Truk’n Rosen Intro Reg Title
Julie Van Siclen Nov Chances and Open Weavers
Zephr Strom Nov TNG, Novice Weavers
Sissy Caldwell O Open Chances
Jade Morgan Open Chances, Elite Weavers, Elite Jumpers
Izzie Lang O Elite Weavers
Flurry Randall 5,000 lifetime points
Giggs Ballard Elite Weavers
Annie Morris TNG Novice, Intro weavers, Intro Jumpers
Deizel Anderson Open Chances
Dozer Purcell Intro 1st Q ever!
George Pertzborn O Open Reg
Kiko Eggum Novice All Around
Athena Graves S Nov Chances, Nov Triple Superior
Leisl Francis Nov Jumpers
Alice Pertzborn O Nov Jumpers, Nov Regular
Luz Wichers O Nov Jumpers
Cabo Feisthamel Q in Nov tunnelers after several years off
Granite Nelmark 1st Q EVER
Cinna Leach Open Jumpers
Lady Van Siclen first elite Chances Q
Brady Dillard Open Jumpers
Ripley Kerans O Open Weavers
Chili Biggers Nov Reg and Nov Tunnelers
Gidget Lukenbill Intro S Reg
Dusty Phelan 1st bonus in jumpers
Amazing all you guys!!! Job well done I would say
Hug your friends, hug your dogs and I hope to see you all again next year for the 2nd Annual Lark Pollari Memorial Trial.
Well the weather didn’t help much for our out of towners to get to come play L Bummer… we will try to do a couple more of these this year… maybe the weather will cooperate better!!!
We did have some hardy people come to play and we actually had a really fun time! A big patio heater and a couple of big little buddies helped keep us smiling!
Here are our brags:
Spy Cromwell BA level 1 Title (first NADAC title)
Chili Biggers got her very first NADAC Q (got 2 in fact J )
Gidget Lukenbill Q’ed in both rounds level 1
Cooper Cromwell (Qper) Q’ed in both rounds level 1
Durango Young BA Level 2 Title
Saige Biggers BA Level 2 Title
Paisley Biggers BA Level 2 Title
Brina Kinney (first BA Q Bobbi and Brina got together) Level 2
Zeeta Murray Q’ed in both rounds Level 3
Thank you so much to our tester judges Billie Kerans and Anne Murray for withstanding the cold so we could all play with our dogs!!
Thank you to everyone that came to play this past weekend. We lucked out and had great weather for travel both ways…. Which is lucky cause it sure hit today!!
Arlene Courtney was a blast as usual with some fun courses that definitely challenged most of us J
We had some GREAT junior handlers this weekend… some their first trial. They all were great, had such wonderful attitudes with their dogs (even if they pooped in the ring… several times… J ) and jumped in to help where ever they could, asking to learn and were easy to teach. Looking forward to seeing them all in coming trials!!
Friday we had a full schedule of classes followed by a WONDERFUL Black Friday Steak Dinner cooked and served right at the arena on a big loooong table with white tablecloths!! Over 30 people enjoyed a great dinner and conversation together.
Saturday and Sunday were also full days with great exhibitors filling the workers board completely. Thanks to all that helped out, hopefully the workers raffles each day and tickets to use as you wish help keep those smiles and cheerful attitudes coming!
It is so wonderful when you can be surrounded by such a great group of people that have the same love of a sport we can share with our four-legged kids. I sure do feel like the Montana (and surrounding states) NADAC family is alive and well again. It is so nice to have so much laughter and camaraderie amongst everyone!!
We have a LONG list of brags as well as our GotDog? Trial Stars and Super Star and Star awards that were presented on Sunday afternoon…..
The 2013 GotDog? Super Star was
Jackie Loeser and Risk who also completed their 6th V-NATCh… big congrats to them!
2013 GotDog? Star was
Anne Murray and Zeeta… what a great team they have become!!
2013 GotDog? Trial Stars as follows:
Novice – Marion Erp and Wyatt
Novice JH – Katrina Martin and Alli
Novice Vet – Billie Kerans and Ripley
Open – Crystal Young and Durango
Open Vet – Anne Murray and Zeeta
Elite – Carl Jelovich and Z
Elite Vet – Jackie Loeser and Risk
Congrats to all these wonderful teams!! Hope you enjoy the Trial Star Medals J
Here is our list of brags:
Scout and Linda Cummings NATCh!!!
George Pertzborn open regular
Durango Young S Novice weavers, O novice TNG, O open Chances
Wyatt Erp S Novice Chances, open jumpers, O Novice TNG
Lily Hayes S Novice Tunnelers
Adam Johnson 1st 1st place
Spy Cromwell 1st Q ever!
Shelby Dillard Novice weavers, open regular
Alli Martin 1st tunnelers Q, Novice regular
Milo Cromwell Elite Chances
Giggs Ballard Elite weavers, O open chances
Sunka Cummings open jumpers
Willings Cummings O Elite tunnelers
Tux McCreight S open jumpers, 1st Q in elite jumpers J
Brady Dillard Novice jumpers
Zeeta Murray S open weavers, elite TNG
Molly Corlett S novice regular
Ripley Kerans Open regular
Noot Ballard O open weavers
Journey Loeser Elite Chances J
Sissy Caldwell Novice O TNG J
Zorra Worthington TNG Q
Peaches Suter O TNG novice
Thanks again to everyone out there that supported the 2013 GotDog? Trials…. Looking forward to 2014!!!!
I will post pictures (once I find my camera….) to the website www.gotdogagility.com !!
Congrats to the following teams… here is the standings for the GotDog Top 15!!
What a RACE! This is not a runaway for sure J
Risk Loeser 300
Zeeta Murray 295
Flurry Randal 270
Cooper Cromwell 265
Brina Kinney 260
Tux McCreight 250
Durango Young 250
Niki Zahn 240
Brady Blue Scranton220
Paisley Biggers 220
Giggs Ballard 205
Saige Biggers 180
Journey Loeser 175
Stetson Andersen 170
Milo Cromwell 170