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Kylie got her 2nd Open Chances Q at this trial - with the smoothest chances run I've ever had. Predictably I complained about the difficulty and got frustrated by a lack of progress, then made it. It's not just Chances, either. I've suddenly got her reliable layering, her driving away from me and no curving in toward me even when I'm quite far behind or at lateral distance from her - not just distance but quite a lot of distance - even at the end of a course where I typically have problems. We're losing some consistency to it and suddenly more technical and tighter NADAC courses (yes, really, I don't have video but it's now a thing and they're hard), but I don't particularly care.

 

I might be jinxing myself but I THINK we're going to be able to have at least some success in elite chances.

 

I never thought I'd see the day.

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Admittedly not the hardest ever chances course, but 2 versatility awards in a year with my rather limited trial schedule? And a smooth run? I'll take it!

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and yesterday's elite jumpers run, which I am actually extremely happy with.

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Very nice run on the jumpers course! And the chances course was smooth, although I have never run one of those, so am not sure what to look for!

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Very nice run on the jumpers course! And the chances course was smooth, although I have never run one of those, so am not sure what to look for!

 

Thank you!

 

The angle on that Chances Run is terrible, but there's a line I can't cross right in front of the closest (to the camera) jumps, all the way across. So basically the second tunnel, discrimination and one jump after the dog walk are 'out there' (Distance for Open is minimum 15 feet. Elite is 20. Novice was 10.) I used to have pretty major problems getting 'stuck' on the line and the whole thing turning into a jerky mess. I've gotten better about that!

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Not going this year - it's just too far, and would make the trip too long. They'll be back east next year though. So next year, the goal is qualify and GO.

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Oh, maybe I should look into more NADAC trials to see what we can do before next year. Where in 2019?

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Oh, maybe I should look into more NADAC trials to see what we can do before next year. Where in 2019?

 

They haven't announced the specific location just yet, but should at the very start of the year. All I know for sure is that's east again - apparently they alternate years. I'll let you know as soon as they do?

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Sounds good!

 

Right now looks like a toss up between KY and TN (I don't remember the specific site in TN right now, but the KY one is Lexington).

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