Sunday, August 22, 2010

EID Classic '10 Day Two

We have had perfect dog trial weather. It never gets real hot except for during short periods. Yesterday had most people looking in the campers to see if they brought their long johns and today we have rain. Even with the cool weather the cheviots got grumpier and it certainly gave both Scott and I trouble. I had a very bitter pill to swallow when I watched my sheep being set. Four of my sheep set but the fifth one couldn't be brought out with the dog and had to be literally pushed out with the horse. They never got it with the other sheep and it stayed next to the horse's front legs. I told the judge I didn't want those sheep but it wasn't accepted and Hemp couldn't get under the horse on the lift so he left that sheep behind when the other four lifted and started down the field. There was nothing I could do but retire. I had several people ask why I didn't have a rerun but ultimately we have to abide by the judges decision and he didn't want to give a rerun.
I'm afraid after that I didn't really care about Lad's run. He didn't have a chance of getting in the double lift like Hemp did so I just did the run half heartedly and he got a 56.
Scott had to battle in both of his runs. Don drew a terrible sheep that kept running off on the drive away leg.

Don corralling a wayward ewe
The challenge was getting the dog to give ground enough to flank around her and bring her back and not cut her off. She was a little easier on the crossdrive but once she got to the shedding ring and pen she became trouble again.

Don and Scott at the pen
Don worked very hard and only once broke his cool and charged the ewe. The rest of the time he just kept bringing her back. To make things harder, the only time of the day it got warm was during that run. Their final score was an 80.
Maid drew an equally challenging ewe and it was almost the same run as Don. The bad ewe would not stay with the group but continuously kept charging off towards the exhaust or anywhere else that looked like an escape. If you know Maid, this is a perfect situation for her to lose her temper and grip but she didn't. She stayed in there although Scott said she would slow down but not stop. She worked hard enough that her score kept her in the double lift for today and Scott and her are due shortly to the post this morning.
In the pro novice, Sava had a repeat of the day before and didn't find her sheep. Kuro had some difficulties so Scott just trained on him and retired at the pen.

Kuro on the Pro Novice lift
Jr. did much better and had a very nice drive and ended up with a 67.
In the youth class, Bailey Musgrove and Sam prevailed again.

Bailey Musgrove and Sam wait for their run in the youth class
Bailey also took the overall prize. What a way to start your trialing career, Bailey! Way to go!

Bailey and Sam work to pen sheep
Open Two
1. George Stambulic and Kate 89
2. Nancy Stephens and Ike 87
3. Ian Zoerb and Freckles 87
4. Joanne Zoerb and Soot 86
5. Chris Jobe and Jill 86
6. Chris Jobe and Fly 83
7. Joanne Zoerb and Mick 82
8. Bev Lambert and Mirk 81
9. Milton Scott and Ben 81
10. Scott Glen and Don 80
Double Lift Running order
1. Chris Jobe and Jill
2. Scott Glen and Maid
3. Lee Lumb and Nan
4. Joanne Zoerb and Mik
5. Bev Lambert and Hemp
6. Norm Sommer and Lexi
7. Lee Lumb and Chica
8. Wendy Schmaltz and Fly
9. Bev Lambert and Mirk
10. Scott Glen and Don
11. George Stambulic and Kate
12. Joanne Zoerb and Soot

Pro Novice Two
1. Bev Lambert and Meg 79
2. Nancy Stephens and Tweed 76
3. Lee Lumb and Jeb 75
4. Chris Jobe and Fly 70
5. Penny Ohanjanian and Moss 68
6. Scott Glen and Sweep 67
7.George Stambulic and Bill 65
8. Bev Sommer and Jock 60
9. Holly Brunner and ? 59
10. Dave Smart and Pace 54

1 comment:

Camp said...

THAT is just not right. Gee Whiz if a handler is concerned enough to ask the course director or judge for a different packet of sheep and they decline and then it indeed turns out to be a terrible lift then you absolutely should have gotten a rerun. in my opinion you should not have had to take the sheep to start with. I admire you for speaking up about the bad sheep. so sorry.