August 7, 2011
This weekend, Tessa competed at the Carolina Dock Dogs event in Cherokee, NC - her second event so far. I entered her in two waves, one on Saturday, and one on Sunday. She got first place Junior Division (10' - 14'11") for her wave on Saturday (14'6"), and again on Sunday (13'10"). So that's two blue first place ribbons and a spot in the Junior finals.
The drawback of these events is the long waits in-between waves, waiting to be called up, waiting for practice, results, ribbons - and this was a hot day with highs in the upper 90s. But since we had made it to the finals we stuck around. Tessa ended up regressing a bit, jumping flat and not as far as I know she can, so we didn't end up with any of the prizes or trophies, but she did get a nice 4th place ribbon (the white one).
With 6 official jumps in the Junior Division (two events combined), Tessa also earned her regional Junior Title that day (actually, she only needed 5 official jumps to earn it). We can now concentrate on the Senior Division (15' - 19'11").