The Wild Rose Stock Dog Trial is a new trial hosted by Don Grant and Randy Dye. The trial runs on a nice big hill with a private camp ground behind for the handlers.
Day one I decided to get as much bang for my buck by managing to get not one, but two reruns - one each with both Kate and Hope.
As luck would have it, in each case, hindsight being 20/20 and all, I'd have rather had the first set. Having said that, Hope did give the crowd a good show holding on to his second set. Too bad they don't give out points for heart.
We were a little luckier day two. We were running to a standard and Hope and I got called off at the pen after a good run. I was pleased with him.
Kate also had a good run and finished the day in second, behind some guy named Scott Glen. I hear he's good.
These pictures? All of Kate showing that she is more than a pretty face. All taken by Kristi Oikawa. I love them - Thanks Kristi!
A huge Thank You to Don, Randy, Jocelyn, and everyone else who made the Wild Rose trial a success this year. I really appreciate the amount of effort it took and am looking forward to next year's trial.