Perfect Trip

Well, we finally did it. We went to San Marcos for the ADOC AKC trial, and Trip went 4/4, getting Double Qs #18 and #19. She’s been very consistent then year, but not quite THAT consistent, and I’m thrilled we were finally able to put together that perfect weekend. She got 3 1sts and a 2nd, so she was definitely moving too.

Not to be outdone, Mardi went 3/4. Her one NQ was a JWW run Saturday, where I had her turned and looking at me, calling off an off-course tunnel, and when I turned away to run the line, she turned back and went in the tunnel. I think Mardi just wanted to remind me that she can keep me humble. Her runs weren’t the greatest this weekend–we really weren’t very connected, and had a lot of “oh S@#$” moments, but still held it together for some good times. She got a 1st in Standard, and 2 2nds on Sunday.

I think I’ve got Trip peaking at just the right time for Nationals. We’ve been working hard, and she has really been responding. I can’t wait to see what she does in Charlotte–I have high hopes for some fabulous runs.

Here are the girls’ runs from this weekend:

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