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2019 Alberta Regional Agility Champion


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Last weekend Kenna and I competed at the Alberta/Northwest Territories Regional Agility Championships. This was my third time at a Regionals competition, but it was Kenna's first. I knew we likely wouldn't have any trouble qualifying for Nationals (requires 350 points), but we had an absolutely stellar weekend with 9 perfect runs. 3 of those were Steeplechase (not part of the Regionals competition, just for fun and money) and then Regionals consists of a Jumpers, Standard and Gamble run on both Saturday and Sunday. Check out my blog post if you want to know more about how points are awarded.

Long story short, Kenna won the Steeplechase final (and re-paid me for her entry fees! ;) ) and was also the overall Champion for the 24" Regular class. The most competitive class is the one below us, but all the larger border collies and the ones that need to up jump to Worlds competition height are in our class so it's certainly no small feat. The dog that came second is an absolutely amazing border collie... I would definitely put her as one of the very top dogs, she's been to worlds multiple times and medalled. We're off to Nationals in a month and a half and will be trying out for the World team as well, just for fun. :) 

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Kristie and the Apex Agility Greyhounds: Kili (ATChC AgMCh Lakilanni Where Eagles Fly RN IP MSCDC MTRDC ExS Bronze ExJ Bronze ) and Kenna (Lakilanni Kiss The Sky RN MADC MJDC AGDC AGEx AGExJ). Waiting at the Bridge: Retired racer Summit (Bbf Dropout) May 5, 2005-Jan 30, 2019

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:clap Incredible take-off around the 3:40 mark! (or 4:30 mark ... I'm old and it was over an hour ago that I watched that terrific video :lol )

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Yay Kenna!  :banana

 

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Well done to both of you. I am amazed how you remember all the different courses under the pressure.:offwall 

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Congratulations! Those first and last steeplechase runs were awesome to watch. And a few of those runs had some really tight turns for a greyhound!

I can't imagine handling that kind of pressure. I forget what we're doing in our courses in class and we're not under any pressure then. I blame my 41 yo brain. 😆

Anyway, well done. Thanks for sharing, those were fun to watch.

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WOW...just W O W !    :yay

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Way to go, Kenna!!  (And you!)  That was fantastic to watch!  I could watch her do the poles all day...

 

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SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  How wonderful!  She is so.focused. running those courses.  It's amazing that she thinks of all of that as fun and wants to do it over and over again.  Go Team Kenna!  Kick some more border collie butt!

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Congratulations! Fun to watch in awe of both of you.

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