|June- photo by Diane Pagel|
|June re-doing the shed - photo by Diane Pagel|
|June and Scott at the pen - photo by Diane Pagel|
Donnie ran well today but drew a rogue ewe. She really didn't want to play well with the others and kept trying to go off on her own, eventually leading the others with her. On the fetch, the sheep had been pulling to the same side, for every run, both days. This ewe, decided to make a switch and skipped over to the other side making all the sheep miss the panels. Donnie got them back under control but had more problems with her on the third leg of the drive. When she took off away from the other sheep, it got messy and Don found himself holding her with the other 3 sheep behind him. He had to turn back to pick them up and then finished his drive, shed and pen. His final score was a 78 and he was also in a three way tie, this time for 4th place.
Lavon Calzacorta and his Tess handled the sheep properly and won the day with an 85, with Patrick Shannahan doing well again, this time with Riggs, and getting a second place. Another run worth watching was Norm Close and Blaze, who had a 73 with no pen.
The good news is that Scott was pleased with both of his dogs. They both need to review when a grip is needed and when it is not but other than that, they performed well and it paid off with June winning the overall on her first open trial and Don winning the second overall!
Heppner Open Day 2
1. Lavon Calzacorta and Tess 85
2. Patrick Shannahan and Riggs 82
3. Francis Chai and Chime 83
4./5./6. Diane Deal and Zorro 78
Jo Ferguson and Gage 78
Scott Glen and Don 78
7. Jim Cooper and Sweep 76
8./9./10. Ruben Cardenas and Vangie 75
Karen Child and Jim 75
Scott Glen and June 75
Overall Champion: Scott Glen and June
Reserve Champion: Scott Glen and Don