Tuesday, 29 June 2010


This weekend was the trials for the worlds.

Over the course of the four runs I had 2 x 4th places, a 5r and then I pushed Scott a bit too hard at in the final run, and we got ‘Ed’.

All of Scott’s runs were great and the two little mistakes cost us, as well as the somewhat dubious scoring system that was used at the events, where clear rounds did not score points, and 5f did... a little confusing indeed. Our selection day has always been run this way, with 4 runs over 1 day.

Congratulations to all the team members who qualified, it is a very strong team going in all three height categories. Well done.

Next weekend is Tuffley show.


Friday, 25 June 2010

Agility for Britain Show

This weekend I am at the agility for Britain show at Daventry, where it is the qualification event for the British Team to take part in the world championships.

The event is Sunday, and also now clashes with the England match. Saturday is just normal classes.



Thursday, 17 June 2010

Tallinn (Estonia) Pictures

Just a selection of pictures I took from the show, training and around Tallinn, which is a lovely City. I would very much like to return one day!
Right now.. I am in Bergen, Norway. I have started the second half of my 'Europe' week and completed the 6 seperate flight of the last 7 days this evening. Tomorrow will be spend relaxing and watching England!!!
Saturday & Sunday I am judging at the agility show here in Bergen.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Day 3 & 4 Training in Tallinn


The last two days have been spent training at one of the agility clubs in Tallinn. It has been really good and the venue is sited on a railway industrial estate! Its very secure though.

I have been taking some pictures with my camera, and will load them up when I am back.

I fly back to England tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10.30am which means a very early start tomorrow from Tallinn (via Munich).

Now I am looking forward to being in Bergen next weekend.

A big thank you to everyone who made my stay in Estonia so much fun!


Sunday, 13 June 2010

Day 2

Today was the second day of judging, and I decided not to wear my suit due to the rain! It did dry up a bit later though.

This afternoon has been great. I was taken to a Viking restaurant where we acutely went fishing and caught a wild salmon, which we the ate after it was cooked by the chef. It tasted amazing.

Last night I watched England v USA in Estonian, and tomorrow I start the first of two days training, which I think will be good as I have some good idea's about what we can work on.


Saturday, 12 June 2010

Estonia Saturday: Day 1

Today I judged the first day of the show. We had classes 1,2 & 3 in Agility and in Jumping. By my normal experiences in England, the show was very small, but the atmosphere was really good, and the handlers did well on the courses which I set them.

Here is a link the club I am at: http://www.akoer.ee/

We did have a bit of rain today and I only managed to judge in my suit for the last hour or so. Now I am back at my flat, and I may well go out later to watch the football at one of the local bars.

Tomorrow is judging again.



Friday, 11 June 2010

Arrived Safe


Just an update that I have arrived here in Tallin all okay. It seems lovely so far and I have a great appartment here in the middle of the town!

Both flights were bumpy today, to do with the changing wind was what we kept getting told!!

Looking forward to the weekend.


Flying to Estonia


Its Friday 11th June, the first day of the World Cup! Today is also important as I am flying to Estonia for a weekend of Judging and training. I am judging all the classes over Saturday & Sunday, and then on Monday and Tuesday doing some training sessions.

We have made arrangements to try and watch the England v USA match tomorrow evening, with Estonia being +2 hours ahead of England (UK) I will be finished nice and early ready to watch the match.

I am looking forward to seeing what agility is like in Estonia, and how they do things. It should be a fun experience.

I should arrive by 5pm local time on Friday evening.



Monday, 7 June 2010

Hinkley show


Hinckley show was pretty good, although again silly mistakes let us down at times! I really enjoyed the weekend as the weather was great (maybe even too hot at times) and the dogs were going back and forth under the water tap on quite a few occasions.

My best result of the weekend was making the large Championship final with Scott (his first final) and until a run by midway in the course, he was having a super run. I was a bit gutted I let him drift by the jump after the wall, as if I had checked him in and then moved off we would have been okay. However two other dogs who are two of the best dogs in agility did the same mistake, so I felt a bit better once they had the same problem!

The Crufts singles course, Jack got 19th place, and Scott knocked the 4th jump down which was annoying but then went into training mode. The same thing happened in the Olympia course, where Scott had a great weave entry out of a close flat tunnel, but then knocked the very next jump down (jump 7) so again we ended up in training mode.

I am now heading away from Friday for the next week. Firstly I am heading to Estonia and then Norway. I am doing a mixture of training and judging, although I am a little gutted to be missing Thames show, not just the show but England’s first game against the USA on the big screen. Thames is always a good show for social!

My next UK show is the Agility For Briton show at the end of June, which is also the selection day for the World Championship GB team.

I will try and update when I am abroad about what I am up to.