Monday, 5 October 2015

Obedience Trials 2015

Jackie Boyd & Vizla "Couper", June Kerr & Labrador "Ziva" High in Trial winners from Saturday.  P
hoto by Beth Hilborn

Forbidden Plateau Obedience & Tracking Club held its annual CKC Obedience Trials competition on September 26 & 27 at Union Bay Hall.  The Judges were Karen Graham Banman of Moosejaw Saskatchewan, and Eva O’Keefe of Edmonton Alberta. Competitors came from Victoria area, Nanaimo, the Comox Valley, and the Central Cariboo area.

On September 26, under Judge Eva O’Keefe, Trial 1 was won by Jackie Boyd of Courtenay out of the Open B class, with her Vizsla “Couper”. 2nd in Trial went to Lori Yarrow of Courtenay and her Sheltie mix, “Frida” out of the Novice B class.

Trial 2 on September 26, under Judge Karen Graham Banman was won by June Kerr of Courtenay out of the Novice A class with her Labrador Retriever “Ziva”. 2nd in Trial went to Jo Anne Sukut and her Papillon “Ryder” out of the Novice B class.

On September 27, under Judge Karen Graham Banman, Trial 3 was won by Blair Kilgour of Saanichton and his Vizsla “Ziva” out of the Open B class. 2nd in Trial went to Angela Gilbert of Courtenay and her American Staffordshire Terrier “Chianti” out of the Novice B class.

Trial 4 on September 27, under Judge Eva O’Keefe, was won again by Blair Kilgour of Saanichton, with his Vizla “Ziva” out of the Utility class, and 2nd in Trial went to June Kerr of Courtenay and her Labrador Retriever, also called “Ziva” out of the Novice A class.

Our FPO&TC member High in Trial winners Jackie Boyd and June Kerr both require the use of walkers, and these handlers did a fantastic job of demonstrating that precision Obedience can be done well by a handler facing physical challenges. June and Jackie are an inspiration to their fellow competitors.

Other members of FPO&TC were successful too, with 5 teams completing their Companion Dog Titles, and 3 teams earning their first scores toward Companion Dog Excellent Titles. The Club can is proud of its members earning 2 High in Trials, 4 2nd in Trials, and several High in Class Rosettes.

Novice A & B qualifiers from Trial 1 of Saturday September 26 , all FPO&TC members.
Left to right Sue Sorensen, Jo Anne Sukut, June Kerr, Judge Eva O'Keefe, Lori Yarrow, Aldean Riddy
Photo by Beth Hilborn

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