CAT USDAA Trial -- October 21- 22, 2006 -- Madera, CA
What can I say about this trip??? The drive is AWFUL - whenever I see terrible, ugly courses at trials, from now on I am going to call them "Highway 99'ers." ICK.
That said, the trial itself was great! The venue was lovely, the show was well run and you could park right next to your set-up The only down side was that it got HOT.
Day 1 was Grand Prix, Pairs, Gamblers, Standard and Snooker. Cinder was her usual lovely self and Q'd in everything except Gamblers (which we need darnit!) She and Max Q’d in Masters Pairs which finished her Relay Championship. Yay! I only put Gale in limited classes at this trial to maintain our trend of "Gale happy and weaving at trials." It worked!!!! She was LOVELY in her pairs run with Mia and Starlet despite having to do the first VERY technical half of the course (the judge made us run it this way otherwise I was going to make Mia do it!) but she ran fast and clean and I was so proud of her - BEAUTIFUL weaves.
Mia did some serious training on Star in the ring which cost us the Q but way to hold to your criteria Mia! Next for Gale was Grand Prix (I am still trying to figure out why I entered in the Championship round...) and it was quite a technical course as well. You all know that Gale is on "contact rehab" so I figured this was just a run to seriously not care about.