Monday, February 25, 2013
At 19 months of age Pirate (aka Stonepine Blue Eyed Buccaneer) had quite the outing at his very first ASCA agility trial. According to his owner and handler, Warren Teitelman, "Pirate Q'ed 8 times. Four firsts, three seconds, and a fourth place. He earned his Novice Gambler (GS-N), Novice Jumpers (JS-N) and Novice Standard (RS-N) titles,and he was Novice High in Trial. On his four standard runs, he had three first places and one second.
"One thing I am proud of is that there were three runs in which he ran past a jump he should have taken,and he Q'ed on all three. This speaks both to my handling ability, and being able to keep calm,as well as to his speed.
"And most important of all, he seemed to really enjoy himself, was not stressed, did not sniff, and never broke a start line stay."
Pirate also competed in the breed ring for the first time in the Open Blue class and earned a 2nd place among some tough competition under Breeder Judge Sue Holtz!