Spring Trials - May 11 & 12, 2019

Rhodesian Ridgebacks show up for CKC coursing photo courtesy of Siri Thompson

Rhodesian Ridgebacks show up for CKC coursing
photo courtesy of Siri Thompson

So Many People to Thank

Huge thanks to Lisa Miceli and Eva Hunter - thank you both for your tireless work ensuring the Gazehound Ontario events run smoothly and are successful!

Thanks to Casey and Victor Nesbitt for allowing the trials to be held on their field and for being such a gracious hosts.

Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who show up and make the trials such a success.
Lure Operators : Jason Wilson, Jake Simunovic and Gordon Cheung
Huntmasters: Heather Dansereau, Helen Ferguson, Lisa Miceli and Siri Thompson
Field Clerks: Celeste Atkinson, Victoria Ellery, Marnie Pollock-Smith and Siri Thompson
Paddock: Mike Maybee
Trophies: generously donated by Lori Siddons and Gordon Cheung. BIF trophy by Branka Bradic.

And our trials could not run without the judges. Judges for the weekend were Jocelyne Gagne, David Snider and Eva Hunter (Saturday) and Moyra Hamilton, David Snider and Eva Hunter (Sunday). Thanks guys!

Highlights Of The Weekend

Ridgebacks came out in force! On Saturday there were 2 ridgebacks in open stakes and 4 in singles. At the end of the event, 3 ridgebacks certified and Sunday there were 5 ridgebacks running in open stakes.

The first ever Ridgebacks running for Best Of Breed in Canada in CKC lure coursing events were Jesse and Pippin and the winner was….JESSE!

Jesse, the first Ridgeback Best Of Breed in CKC lure coursing in Canada!   photo courtesy of Siri Thompson

Jesse, the first Ridgeback Best Of Breed in CKC lure coursing in Canada!
photo courtesy of Siri Thompson

Best In Field

Justus the Saluki won Best in Field after a tie breaking run off with the whippet Brag. It was hard to call a winner! The Best in Field run consisted of Patience (Irish Wolfhound), Jesse and Pippin (Rhodesian Ridgebacks), Justus (Saluki) and Brag (Whippet).

Justus, Best of Breed and Best in Field photo courtesy of Clint Ellery

Justus, Best of Breed and Best in Field
photo courtesy of Clint Ellery

Dini Westman brought Iggy puppies out for a look at the lure. They had a blast running at the bags, which were bigger than they were. We are looking forward to seeing them competing in the future!

Italian Greyhound puppies running in practice photo courtesy of Clint Ellery

Italian Greyhound puppies running in practice
photo courtesy of Clint Ellery

Shianna Fairley came out to Gazehound Ontario’s all breed practice with her three Australian Shepherds. After one run each, where they ran separately, Shianna had all three run together. It was so much fun to see them out there having a good time chasing the lure. GO holds all breed practice after our field trials both Saturdays and Sundays.

Australian Shepherds lure coursing!
Video courtesy of Shianna Fairley

AND THE RESULTS ARE…

Saturday

Saluki Open (1): First place and Best of Breed: Justus
Saluki Vet (2): First place: Saffy, Second place: Farid

Whippet Open (8): First place and Best of Breed: Xiara, Second place: Duck, Third place: Vintage, Fourth place: Justice and NBQ: Cheers

Xiara, first place and Best of Breed Saturday photo courtesy of Clint Ellery

Xiara, first place and Best of Breed Saturday
photo courtesy of Clint Ellery

Ibizan Hound Vet (1): First place and Best of Breed: Retro

Irish Wolfhound Open(4): First place and Best of Breed: Javelina, Second place: Patience

Javelina, first place and Best of Breed Saturday photo courtesy of Clint Ellery

Javelina, first place and Best of Breed Saturday
photo courtesy of Clint Ellery

Rhodesian Ridgeback Open (2): First place and Best of Breed: Jesse, Second place: Pippin

photo courtesy of Clint Ellery

photo courtesy of Clint Ellery

Singles (14): First place: Ooh La La (whippet), Second place: Peddle (whippet), Third place: Jungle (whippet), Fourth place: Versace (Afghan), NBQ: Gemma (Ridgeback)

Sunday

Brag first place and Best of Breed Sunday poses with her ribbon and trophy. Trophies were generously donated by Lori Siddons and Gordon Cheung.  (photo courtesy of Helen Ferguson)

Brag first place and Best of Breed Sunday poses with her ribbon and trophy. Trophies were generously donated by Lori Siddons and Gordon Cheung. (photo courtesy of Helen Ferguson)

Irish Wolfhound Open(2): First place and Best of Breed: Patience, Second place: Javelina

Rhodesian Ridgeback Open (5): First place and Best of Breed: Pippin, Second place: Jesse, Third place: Gemma, Fourth place: Major, NBQ: Riot

Saluki Open (1): First place and Best of Breed: Justus

Whippet Open (8): First place and Best of Breed: Brag, Second place: Justice, Third place: Cheers, Fourth place: Xiara and NBQ: Fleet

Singles (2): First place: Jungle (whippet) and Scaramouche (ibizan hound)

Scaramouche, tied for first place in Singles Sunday photo courtesy of Kristine Benjamin

Scaramouche, tied for first place in Singles Sunday
photo courtesy of Kristine Benjamin