Another Nationals In the History Books

Posted on 08/10/10 10 Comments

We arrived home from the AAC Nationals at 2 AM this morning. My dogs ran wonderfully all weekend long, both of them. Between the 7 events (Steeplechase finals, 2 Standard, 2 Jumpers, 2 Gamblers) the two dogs won 5 of them. Feature won both Standards and 1 Gamblers, Encore won the other Gamblers and the Steeplechase finals.

The only fault all weekend for either dog was bars (and 1 refusal for Feature in Steeplechase finals). Considering I have been so pre-occupied with my new e-course I am very happy with both our performances and the results. Note to self though; more jump grids before Worlds!

Overall Feature ended up in 2nd place and Encore was 7th (both in the 26″ class). It came down to our last jumpers run for Missy Feachy and just as she did in round 1– the fastest time with 1 bar .  It wasn’t meant to be this year. Here is a video of Encore winning the finals in Steeplechase (in the 22″ class) on Saturday night. I will try to get up some of Feature’s runs tomorrow.

Today I am grateful to be home safe and sound and in time to gear up for Advances in Dog Training and Critical Elements camps which begin here on Thursday.


  1. Susan Anderson says:
    Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 11:56am

    What a Dance, Susan, beautiful run and so smooth, Wow is all I can say.


  2. Lisa Henshaw says:
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 2:39am

    Congratulations Susan, Encore and Feature,
    Great run; love the serps. How did Lynda go?


  3. Laura says:
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 7:32pm

    Pretty run, Susan! Congratulations to you and the girls!


  4. Dianne says:
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 6:19pm

    Wonderful, now I can’t wait to get back to homework with Fly.


  5. Laura says:
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 4:23pm

    Ditto to what Jonelle Wolf said – that was run was like watching a ballet performance! Well done Susan!


  6. Jan Warren says:
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 3:04pm

    I see excellent focus in both dog and handler DESPITE that cheering section. You and Encore made it look so very easy. And thanks for giving us at least SOME results from a national event. I’ve been keen to get results, but it is apparent that the aac nationals is an event for a secret society


  7. Helen King says:
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 2:03pm

    Spectacular Run Susan!!!


  8. Jonelle Wolf says:
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 1:49pm

    Susan, It is so awesome to watch well trained dogs and handlers run agility courses. That was beautiful! Congratulations.


  9. Shelley says:
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 1:48pm

    What a fab cheer squad!! Congratulations to you all. Inspiring to watch.


  10. Luna's Mom says:
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 12:19pm

    You had quite the cheering section on that run! Congratulations on another successful weekend. Loved how you hussled with a rear cross into the weaves the first time through and still managed to get ahead of her!


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