Past Championships discussions => 2019 Champs General Discussion => Topic started by: giddyup on March 12, 2019, 12:32:58 AM

Title: Looking Forward to it
Post by: giddyup on March 12, 2019, 12:32:58 AM
Yay!  Glad to see this thread started for 2019 Champs!  Love to read the discussions about it and live vicariously through other people that will actually qualify for and go to Champs!   ;D  Would love to go someday but chicken about the long drive.  And it's actually "close" to me this year.  (NY)  Good Luck to everyone!

Jill & Hopper & Tango
Title: Re: Looking Forward to it
Post by: cheyaut on March 18, 2019, 10:50:27 AM
I also love reading the discussions, even if I'm not going!

But you should totally try to go, it's so much fun! I've been to 3 so far. My dog isn't competitive enough in his group to make finals, and that doesn't bother me one bit, we go for the fun! My other dog actually placed in several rounds of pre elite last year, and that was really neat to me :)

Long drives are a pain, but it really is worth it. I even contemplated flying out this year just to watch (it's really too far for me to drive (I'm in Az, can't get the time off work) but it falls on the week I work (I work 7 on/7 off) and it's pretty difficult for me to get time off, so I save those favors for years I can compete ;) Hoping to go again next year. Takes me 2 days to drive to Wy, but it's worth it (and helps that my best friend lives half way, so I can stay with her on the way!).
Title: Re: Looking Forward to it
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 20, 2019, 07:46:09 AM
Also for this year we'll have the side ring, which is just a normal trial.      There aren't any entry requirements for that, so you can always come and run a few rounds to make the trip more worth your while :)