Monday, December 20, 2010

MADOC Agility Trial

Riley and I traveled to an agility trial in Alabama a week ago. She was wonderful again! Such a pleasure to run!
These are the two runs Riley and I ran clean. The first was a very tricky jumpers course. There was no where to relax with challenge after challenge. She earned first place and the final leg of her Excellent Jumpers title. The second run is a Standard course and we earned a second place.


Riley is now competing at the highest level of AKC agility (Excellent B) in both classes (Standard and Jumpers). This means we can start working on her agility championship. A Master Agility Championship (MACH) is earned by accumulating 750 MACH points and 20 double qualifying scores. A MACH point is awarded for each second under the stated course time that the dog completes the course in a qualifying fashion. A double qualifying score is running clean in Standard and Jumpers in the same day.Master Agility Championship Tally: 60 MACH points, 690 to go. Zero double qualifying scores, 20 to go.
Another bonus to the weekend is that Riley did very well at the hotel. In the past, she seems to be okay for the first night and then freaks out just outside the room. This has happened at every hotel we have stayed at and she does not improve during our stay once it happens. However, this time was a freak-free stay.

12 comments:

jcp said...

What a great run!... and freak free.. Congrats!

Malika said...

So how long does it take to earn a MACH? Congrats on the hotel stay and the clean runs!! Glad you are enjoying competing with Riley! Have a great Christmas!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Malika, the MACH is different for everyone. Just depends on the speed, accuracy, and trial frequency of each team. I'm just going to say that it would probably not be a reasonable expectation for us in 2011.

IHeartDogs said...

I enjoyed watching those runs! Riley rocks and I'm so glad the hotel went well.
Keep up the great work!

Sue said...

Well done. Fab run.

Glad the hotel stay went much better.

4-legged Wiums said...

WOW, you two are just amazing :) that is so cool to watch!

Muttsandaklutz said...

Whoa, that Jumpers course sure does look tough but you and Riley handled it beautifully. Wicked photo of her over the jump!

Hiking Hounds said...

Wow, those were great runs! Congratulations!

Aragon greyhounds said...

I see what you mean the Jumpers run-very tricky. You did a great job keeping her with you between the 14-15 jump(I think-video hard to see where she is always). However it is where you have two sets of 180 jumps.

Katie said...

She is such a joy to watch- so happy when she runs!

greytblackdog said...

Awesome all around - points and freaky-free stay. She looks FAB in that leopard print coat. Very fashion! Did you bring Seven to get her used to all the agility excitement?

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Seven was left home. I am still having a lot of problems crating her while training Riley or setting courses. She is a royal PITA! The environment will not be a problem for Seven... she is not going to notice it.