WINDMILL AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD'S
The wins and great moments that make all the hard work
Jan. 8, 2016-Jessica Hogue and Slyder (Zoom x Cricket). Agility/Canada. Jessica writes: First run of the day and Slyder earned a Gamblers Q which got him his ExG Bronze.
Jan. 9, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie
(Zoom x Cricket) USDAA-Prunedale, CA. Marci writes:Completely awesome
first day back at USDAA agility!1st in Standard, 1st in Gamblers,
Jan. 9, 2016-Jessica Hogue and Slyder (Zoom x Vegas). Jessica writes: Slyder earned Agility Association of Canada (AAC) his Expert Gamblers Bronze (ExG Bronze).
Jan 16-17, 2016-Nicole Watts and Dervish (Dare x Eiffel) and Jinn (Speck x Megan) USDAA Agility Santa Rosa, CA. Nicole writes: No video or pix, but lots of fun-- and wet and rain and mud and dirt-- at the Bay Team's USDAA trial this weekend. Dervish is still flying high but managed to hold every start line! (Cannot say the same for her contacts) Nailed every set of weaves-- whoohoo! She got a Q-3rd/44 dogs in Team Standard on Sat and a SuperQ 3rd place/ 31 dogs in Masters Snooker Sunday. Jinn got to run 3 times including with his best buddy Taiko in pairs and went 3/3 with some gorgeous flying runs in veterans (he loves 12 inches!). Naju got to meet lots of people and dogs, hung out like a trooper in her crate, and world team coach Nancy Gyes spent a few minutes admiring her and proclaimed her a special pup.
Jan 16-17, 2016-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella x Naishe) Sara writes: Joyo got his USDAA Advanced Agility Dog title (AAD) last weekend. Onward!
Jan 17, 2016-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket) Kristen writes: ASCA-Burnsville Mn. 1st leg Rally Novice (RN) with a score of 199/200 and a 1st place. Then ran over to the obedience ring and got our 3rd leg Novice Obedience (CD) with a score of 194.5 and a 2nd place. This finished our title for Novice obedience.
Jan. 23, 2016-Jessica Hogue and Slyder (Zoom x Vegas). Jessica writes: Earned RATS Canada his Instinct Barn Hunt title (IBAR)
Jan. 23-24, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie
(Zoom x Cricket) CPE- Elk Grove, CA. Marci writes: Super proud of our
Feb. 7, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie
(Zoom x Cricket)CPE-Elk Grove, CA. Marci writes:
Feb. 14, 2016-Kathy Kenny and Lily-Sweetheart Classic for Eastex Australian Shepherd Club in College Station, TX. Jim writes: Thank you ASCA Senior Breeder Judge Andrea Torres for the three point nod. And best of Winners. That is Lily's 3rd major and she now has 11 points.
Feb. 27,28, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie
(Zoom x Cricket) CPE agility, Elk Grove, CA. Marci writes: Dixie went
6/7 agility runs :) :
Feb. 27, 2016-Margarita Craig and Styx (Zoom x Cricket) ASCA Trial, France; Styx earned his CD and Rally Adv. titles
March 2, 2016-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket) Kristen writes: 2015 year end final standings in USASA (United States Australian Shepherd Club, the AKC parent club) are up. I had originally decided to show Copper only in Novice Rally in 2015 and then continue with the more advanced classes in 2016, but he performed beyond my expectations. Ultimately he worked so well that I put him into both the Advanced level and the Excellent level. He shined in every level. Barring any late corrections: Copper is in 2nd place in Rally Novice B and he’s in 1st Place in both Advanced A and Excellent A! That’s my Big Red!!
March 6, 2016-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket) Kristen writes: Copper and I spent our day at the UMASC Rally trial. He finished up his ASCA Novice Rally title today with two 1st place finishes. And the frosting on the cake is that all of his scores for this title were high enough (needed 3 scores of 195 or higher out of 200 points) to qualify him for the X title too. So he now has a RNX!
March 12, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie
(Zoom x Cricket)Marci writes: Dixie just earned an obedience title.
Her NCO-1 with compliments on her heeling and recall to front. She also
earned the following Qs in CPE agility.
March 12,-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket) Kristen writes: Cooper earned his 2nd AKC beginner novice leg.
Jessica writes: Just a little brag from Slyders Snooker run on Saturday - he tied 1st overall in points but was 3 seconds faster (so top dog in my books) and he beat border collies
March. 13, 2016-Kathy Kenny and Lily-ASCA conformation, The Heart of Texas show in Denton Texas. 4 point major under judge Pamela Nelson. This finished Lily's ASCA championship. Huge congrats to Kathy as this is her first ASCA Ch. All points were put on Lily by Kathy. WTG
March 19-20, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket)Marci writes: Just wanted to share that Dixie earned her NCO-2 obedience title recently. Now to work on her NCO-3
March 19-20, 2016-Anthea Young Miller and Smudge (Zoom x Vegas)(LEINS ONE KISS IS NEVER ENUF JS-N RS-N RN GS-N JS-0). Candada. Anthea writes: This weekend in ASCA Smudge earned: 2 Novice Gambler Q’s with 2 first place finishes. 1 Open Jumpers Q with a 3 rd place. 1 Elite Jumpers Q with a 3rd Place.
April 2-3, 2016-Linda Van Diijk and Indy (George x Dell) PASA/ASCA agility trial, Turlock, CA. Linda writes: Indy entered his first agility trial April 2,2016 in Turlock, Ca at the ASCA trial which was held by Peninsula Australian Shepherd Assoc. I’m so proud of my boy, he exceeded all my expectations! He made 2 qualifying runs, Novice Jumpers & Novice Gamblers coming in 1st in both classes. Then a 2nd in Gamblers & a 2nd in Jumpers. Not only did he have fun running in agility, he also had fun visiting with his “family” from Idaho. Thanks Gina for a great dog!
April 2, 2016-Sandra Magee and Paris (Dare x Eifffel). Delta trial Turlock, CA. Sandra writes: Paris and I haven't gone any rally training since May of last year so I was kind of crazy for putting her in the trial. But I just couldn't help myself when I got there. It wasn't until I started watching the trial I realized the class I entered her in was off leash. We've never done off leash work in an outdoor environment with all kinds of stuff going on around us. But you do know Paris is Perfect. Right? So for her first time out in Rally Advanced she earned both a Rally Advanced leg and a Rally Advanced X leg (that means she earned score of 195 or higher). Her scored was 199 with a First Place and the only dog qualifying in the class.
April 2-3, 2016-Rick Lowry and Joy (Zoom x Shiloh). Joy earned her WTCH at the Gardnerville NV trial.
April 2-3, 2016-Rick Lowry and Reddi(Zoom x Shiloh) Reddi earned his open stock titles (cattle,sheep and ducks) at the Grnderville, NV
April 9, 2016-Nicole Watts and Dervish (Dare x Eiffel). Nicole writes: Yesterday I took Dervish to a day of USDAA. We did 6 runs, I think, including the fancy standard and fancy jumpers (Master Challenge-- Biathlon, with more European style courses). I really worked her contacts, especially since on our first run of the day she missed her a-frame contact-- flew right over it. But I downed her and then continued, and she settled down. I front crossed most of her other contacts to remind her to stop. And she was awesome! She came away with a Q-4th Masters Gamblers, a Q-2nd and Super Q in Masters Snooker, and-- tadaa-- a Q-1st in Masters Jumpers AND a Q-1st in Masters Challenge Jumpers, and she took Q-2nd in the Biathlon (the combined scores of fancy standard and fancy jumpers). I was already really happy about the good work she did in the first 2 runs, but we have never got a 1st place in masters jumpers in USDAA, so to get the Q-1st in both these was really cool. On her first jumpers run she went at 6.75 yards per second... What a girlie.
April 9, 2016-Jessica Hogue and Slyder (Zoom x Vegas)Canada. Jessica writes: Slyder did amazing with 3 Masters Q's - Standard, Gamblers and....JUMPERS. That's right he only needs 1 jumpers now for his Atch..
April 10, 2016-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket) Kristen writes: Cooper earned his 3rd beginer novice leg for his BN title
April 16, 2016-Nikki (Naishe x Bella) TVASC, Payette, ID. Nikki was shown for the first time in conformation. Thank you breeder judge, Cheryl Padgett, for a 3pt major, BOW and BOB
April 16, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket)Marci writes: CPE agility, Elk Grove,CA- CPE -1st Jumpers over 6yps Q, 1st Colors, 4th Fullhouse
April 16-17, 2016-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella x Naishe) Sara writes: Home from an enjoyable weekend of ASCA agility at the fairgrounds in Woodland. Today was a super-good one for Joyo. He Q'd in all his classes (one "dirty" 5 pointer in his first Regular run, when the last bar came down), INCLUDING Gamblers. I guess that made it 4.5/5 on the day, which ain't shabby. Even so, I was surprised -- and delighted! -- to learn that he was runner-up HIT Elite! Aussome! I was so proud of both my guys :-)"
April 30, 2016-Nicole Watts and Dervish (Dare x Eiffel). Nicole writes: Dervish did some very good work on super challenging courses and eaked out a Steeplechase Q (even with having to re-do the broadjump-- the rest of her course was so fast that she still Qed even with that time lost) and another Biathlon Q on very tough courses.
May 1, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket)Marci writes: Dixie earned a Team PVP Q today(California). PVP is the performance version of a DAM team! Woot!!!
May 7-8, 2016 Anthea Young Miller and Smudge (Zoom x Vegas) Canada. Anthea writes: Smudge and I were at the ASC of BC trial this weekend and earned 3 Q's. 1 Open Gamblers with a first place and 2 Elite Jumpers. 1 for her Elite Jumpers title and the other was her first Q towards her ATCH. Love my blue eyed girl!
May 15, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie
(Zoom x Cricket)Marci writes: CPE agility, Elk Grove,CA
May 2016-Bev Hurst and Rowdy(George
x Dell) Canada. Bev writes: May 2016
Raven (Cricket x Zoom):
Crump (Cricket x Zoom)
CKC Agility 2016
May 21, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket)Marci writes: CPE agility, Elk Grove,CA-Fullhouse Q, Jackpot Q, Jumpers Q with a 6.90 yps run. She went 3/3 and only needs 4 more Qs to qualify for CPE nationals.
May 22, 2016-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket) Kristen writes: Cooper earned UMASC advanced rally X 1st and 2nd leg
May 27-28, 2016-Bev Hurst and Rowdy(George
x Dell) Canada. Bev writes: Rowdy earned his excellent title. With a
199 score and partnered Raven for her brace title. Raven earned brace
novice title 195 and then a versatility c 197 and excellent. 198. Good
day tired had dinner with friends and colleagues off for another day
of rally q CARO style. Judging a few classes red barn is a beautiful
facility run by super nice people
May 28, 2016-Susan Laursen and Finley (Hayden x Dare)ASCA agility, CA. Susan writes: Finley got his ATCH V on Saturday and Qed in all his regular runs.
May 28, 2016-Susan Laursen and Oliver (George x Dell) ASCA agility, CA. Susan writes: Oliver earned his final q for his Elite Regular Title.
May 29, 2016-Cathy and Lily (Eiffel x Dare) ASCA Rally/TX. Cathy writes: Well, in spite of a case of nerves as bad as I have ever experienced, Lily held it together for her ( and my ) first Master Rally leg.
May 28-29, 2016-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket) Kristen writes: AKC Rally ExB, AdvB (4th place in AdvB) Leg 2 RAE, 5/29-AKC Rally ExB (4th place), AdvB Leg 3 RAE
June 12, 2016-Ginger McMullen and Gemma (Zoom xBetter) AKC Agility. Ginger writes: Gemma got her NAJ on 6/12/16. All blazing fast over 6 yps and 3 first place finishes!
July 1-3, 2016-Gina Larson and Dani (George x Dell) ASCA stockdog trial/Payette, ID. Dani's first trial....she wins most promising started.
June 7, 2016-Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom X Cricket) AKC Rally ExB (2th place), AdvB (2nd place) Leg 4 RAE
Aug. 8, 2016-Nicole Watts and Jinn
(Speck x Megan) . Nicole writes: Mr Jinn Jinn, age 12 and a third years,
went 4/5 Qs and had such a good time. Here are 2 of his jumpers runs.
The first was on very wet ground, and he had to work really hard with
his wobbly hind end to keep those bars up.
August 20-21, 2016-Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom X Cricket)- AKC Novice B 1st Leg 3rd place. 8/21- AKC Novice B 2nd Leg 3rd place
Aug.23, 2016-Cathy and Lily (Eiffel x Dare) ASCA Rally/TX. Cathy writes: Lily has her RM title! And about 10 points towards her RTCH plus she now is about 1/2 way to her ATCH!
Aug. 28,2016-Deb Langley and Huey and Linda Van Dijk and Indy USDAA agility, Salinas, CA. Deb. writes: Linda Van Dijk with Indy and Deb Langley with Huey took 4th in starters pairs Saturday and 1st in starters pairs Sunday.
Aug. 27-28, 2016-Gina Larson and Nikki. ASC of MT. Lewistown, MT. Nikki competes in her first stockdog trial (cattle only) Places and completes her STD title
Sept. ASCA Nationals, Albany,OR
Nicole Watts and Jinn Jinn (age 12.5 years)- National Agility Trial: Q-1sts in both rounds of Elite Regular Ace Senior Division (his last time competing in Regular courses), Q-2nd Elite Jumpers R2, Ace Senior division and multiple Q-1sts in Elite Jumpers Ace Senior division for the pre-trials!
And, team Tilting at Windmills (Dervish & Nicole, Finley & Susan Laursen, Rocker & Pam Smith) won 5th place overall in the Team Tourney :-)
Gina Larson and Dani, 4th place in the stockdog class (thank you Susan Harris for showing her while I was trialing Do-I).
Gina Larson and Do-I. Placing 11th overall (just missed 10th by a couple of points) in stock finals-ducks.
Sept. 24-25, 2016-Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom X Cricket)-AKC Novice B 3rd Leg 3rd place (title-CD). 9/25-AKC Novice B Bonus Leg 3rd place
Oct. 8, 2016-Sally Josselyn and Pai
(Dare x Hayden) USDAA agility trial. Sally writes: Introducing LAA Platinum
Windmill's Uusi Paiva! She earned her 500th Q today on Lynn Sigman's
Master Gamblers course. For those unfamiliar with USDAA, that Lifetime
Achievement Award requires 50 qualifying scores in each of the five
Masters classes plus an additional 250 Qs on any combination of Masters
and Tournament classes. So proud of my girl. Many thanks to Gina/Monica
and Dare/Hayden for my LuppaLou
Oct. 16, 2016-Cathy and Lily (Eiffel x Dare) ASCA Rally/TX. Cathy writes: Lily picked up her REM and REX titles this weekend!
Oct. 23, 2016-Nicole Watts and Dervish (Dare x Eiffel). USDAA agility, Morgan Hill, CA. Nicole writes: Woohooo- there's a first time for everything! Dervish celebrated her one-year-being-a-mama anniversary with a Q-1st in USDAA Masters Standard this morning (first time she's managed that placement in this crazy talented group of masters 22" dogs!), and Q-2nd in Masters Jumpers yesterday just half a second behind the 1st place BC. Lots of great work from the girlie, including in biathlon where I seem to manage about 12-14 obstacles before losing my mind.
Oct. 23, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket)Marci writes: As of 10/23 Dixie is qualified for CPE Nationals in May. Also Dixie also earned two ASCA Rally Novice legs ( one a 3rd place) at the Delta ASCA show in the beginning of October.
Oct. 23, 2016-Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom X Cricket)-AKC Rally ExB (1st place), AdvB (1st place) Leg 5 RAE
Nov. 13, 2016-Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom X Cricket)-MASC ODX A 1st leg 1st place and 11/13- MASC ODX A 2nd leg 1st place.
Nov. 24, 2016-Ginger McMullen and Gemma (Zoom xBetter) AKC Agility. Gemma receives her OAJ title...all first places!!
Nov. 28, 2016-Susan Laursen and Finley (Hayden x Dare)ASCA agility, CA. Finley finishes his ATCH VI
Dec. 13, 2016- Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket)Marci writes: We earned another q in fullhouse and a 1st place jumpers
Dec. 18, 2016-Ginger McMullen and Gemma (Zoom xBetter) AKC Agility. Gemma earned her OA title with 2 first places and 1 2nd place.
AND THAT IS A WRAP FOR 2016