October 21, 2017 IPO Trial Our Fall IPO Trial is in the books. 9 entries, 8 HOT, and a 100% pass rate. Great weather topped off the day. Our entries; 5-BH with 4 of the entries being first time BH handlers, 1-FPr2, 1-STP3 and 2-IPO1 entries. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our trial, those who chipped in the make the trial run seamlessly, our awesome judge Andrea Duggan and first time Trial Secretary Gabe Flook. Also special thanks to our helper Gary Johnson and track layer Robert Gager. Congratulations to the following competitors: April and Miles FPr2 (94) High Tracking Terry and Isis STP3 (93) Jim and Silas IPO1 (83,83,90) Dave and Arletta IPO1 (86,88,96) High Obedience, High Protection, High IPO1, High in Trial Andrew and Jade BH Teresa and Danger BH Jaclyn and Mozzarella BH Danielle and Benji BH Dusty and Qinky BH Sportsmanship Award Jim Griffin
March 20, 2016 IPO Trial Our Spring IPO trial was very successful. Well attended by spectators and competitors with 15 entries. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the club either with entries, spectating and to to the club members who make it all happen. Thank you to our distinguished Judge Nathaniel Roque for his fair and consistent judging and valued input and as always Chris Connell for his safe helper work. We welcomed Don Yelle for his first apprentice judging assignment. Tracking conditions were great for this time of year but it was a bit warmer than expected for obedience. Titles were awarded to the following:
BH - Chris and Devante BH - David and Silas BH - Norman and Jessie STP1 - Robin and Basa STP1 - Colleen and Bullet - High STP STP2 - Terry and Isis FRP1 - Teresa and Illy FPR3 - Robert and Rocky - High Tracking UPR1 - Teresa and Illy - High Obedience UPR3- April and Miles IPO2 - Erin and Fiona - High Protection, High IPO2, High in Trial Well done everyone!
October 24, 2015 IPO Trial ~ Judge Andrea Duggan Another IPO trial in the books for Western Horizons Working Dog Club. Thank you to all who helped make it possible and run smoothly and to our judge Andrea Duggan, track layer Robert Gager, helper Chris Connell and Trial Secretary Robin Thompson. Also a big thank you to the club members and volunteers for their assistance, competitors and spectators for their support. We had great weather and a large group of spectators and competitors. Here are the results:
BH - Dante and Kevin BH - Cordon and Yvonne BH - Xena and Joe Dutta BH - Schatzi and Liz BH - D'Aron and Louise FPr1 - April and Miles 84 FPr1 - April and Khaos 85 FPr1 - Erin and Major 93 FPr2 - Robert and Rocky 91 STP1 - Terry and Isis 94 IPO1 - Anne and Praetor 268 - High OB, PR, IPO1, HIT IPO1 - Erin and Fiona 262 - High Tracking IPO2 - Jim and Rock 238 - High IPO2 IPO2 - Kim and Mojo not passing IPO3 - Kris and Joxie no out
November 15, 2014 IPO Trial with Judge Robert Johantgen WHWDC had a great turnout of 9 competitors for our Fall IPO trial, our largest IPO entry and group of spectators to date. We were honored to have Robert Johantgen judge and enjoyed his professional manner and detailed explanations prior to the field exercises and helpful critiques. Thank you to everyone who chipped in to make our trial a success. Next trial March 2015 hope to see you there.9 Tracklayer Robert Gager, helpers Chris Connell and Robert Gager, Secretary Wilson P. BH - April and Keliani APr1 - Robert and Rocky ~ 91 APr3 - Terry and Isis ~ 87 IPO1 (4 entries) Kim and Mojo ~ 225 High IPO1 IPO2 (2 entries) Henry and Akela ~ 270 High Tracking, High Obedience, High Protection, High IPO2, High in Trial
March 1, 2014 IPO Trial with Judge Michael Caputo After torrential downpours the day prior we had near perfect conditions for our annual March trial. We were honored to have Michael Caputo judge and share his knowledge of the sport with our 7 competitors and spectators. 7 entries Tracklayer Chris Connell, helpers Chris Connell and Robert Gager, Secretary Robin T.
BH - Tina and Stormy UPr1 - Kim and Mojo AWD1 - Robert and Rocky, High Tracking (V), High Obedience, High Protection, High In Trial
November 16, 2013 WHWDC IPO Trial ~ Judge Nathaniel Roque. We enjoyed a beautiful Fall day for our annual November trial with USCA Judge Nathaniel Roque. We had 8 entries with 7 being HOT with 6 teams passing and a very large group of spectators. Congratulations to those who passed and and wishing future success to those who were so close. Thank you to everyone who chipped in to help in one way or another to make the trial run seamlessly. We are looking forward to our next trial March 1, 2014. Tracklayer Chris Connell, helpers Chris Connell and Robert Gager. Secretary Kim Ratliff BH - Jeanine and Bullet BH - April and Olesia BH - Tina and Eli FPr2 - Terry and Isis, High Tracking APR1 - Kim and Mojo, High Obedience, High Protection IPO3 - Robert and Rocky, High IPO3, High In Trial
March 16, 2013 WHWDC IPO Trial ~ Judge Craig Groh. A fine windy day for an IPO trial at our new location. In comparison to our March 2012 trial the wind was pale in comparison, at least it was warm and dry. We had a nicely organize trial with 7 entries, 6 being HOT with 5 entries passing. Tracking was a bit challenging with the wind and dry conditions but the wind kept the temperature down a bit. Thank you to everyone who made our trial a success. Tracklayer and helper Chris Connell, Secretary
BH - Tina and Zenyatta BH - Tina and War FPr2 - Marty and Ida IPO2 - Bob and Rocky IPO2 - Terry and Isis, High Tracking, High Obedience, High Protection, High in Trial.
November 2012 Terry and Isis - IPO1 title Terry ~ USCA Bronze and Silver Sports Medals
3.17.2012 WHWDC Trial with Andrea Duggan 10 entries Call it Murphy's Law or blame it on the Leprechauns but after 3 trials with decent weather our luck ran out today. The trial started with extreme winds, dodging vehicle size tumbleweeds on the way back from tracking, blowing dirt and sand, transitioned to blowing mud then wind and heavy rain mixed with sleet. We had 10 entries with 8 passing. 3-BH, 2-TR1, 2-OB1 1-OB2, 1-IPO1 and 1-IPO3. Even though the competitors had the choice of stopping the trial they chose to brave the elements and continue. I call that competitive spirit, some people call it plain crazy :-) Congratulations to those who achieved titles and for those who did not but put in a valiant effort.
Special thanks to Andrea Duggan for enduring the torture of the High Desert with an award winning attitude (wearing goggles during OB so she could see) and to club members as each and every one of them came out to help out. A high five to the competitors for being so flexible as we rearranged running orders. Also, a BIG thank you to Susan H for being first time trial secretary under such horrible conditions. Last but not least Anne Kent we salute your for hydroplaning your way to the trial to work Rocky. You guys ROCK! Helper Anne Kent, Secretary Susan H BH - Kim and Mojo BH - Susan and Kaya BH - Beverly and Freckles TR1 - Marty and Ida - High Tracking
TR1 - Terry and Isis OB1 - Terry and Isis - High Obedience OB2 - April and Miles IPO1 - Bob and Rocky - High Protection, High IPO1, High in Trial
November 12, 2011 Schutzhund Trial Our Fall trial with judge Ernest Hintz was blessed by great weather with 12 entries and 10 passing and a large crowd of spectators. Congratulations to all competitors and thank you to everyone who pitched in. Helper and track layer Bob Gager
BH - Wilson and Saber BH - April and Isis BH - Charlene andHennesy BH - Donnell and Sam WH - Bob and Rocky OB1 - April and Miles TR2 - Terry and Brittney - High Tracking SchH1 Jeanine/Trapper, Ann/Simone Anne/Icon - High OB, High Protection, High SchH1 and High in Trial
May 22, 2011 CGC Test Our May CGC test was successful with 14 entries and 11 passing. Those who did not pass were just a little too "happy" and will re-test in the near future. Congratulations to Susan S./Forest, Khan & Kaya, Susan H./Gunner, Ricardo/Karma, Ivan and Wilson/Saber and visitors; Frances/Checkers, Megan/Strut, Rival & Rookie, Maryanne/Chance.
March 12, 2011 WHWDC Trial with Judge Craig Groh 12 entries Helper and track layer Robert Gager
BH - Susan and Khan BH - April and Arianna BH - April and Miles TR2 - Chris C and Ruger 87 IP02 - Terry and Brittney 97/87/81, High Tracking, High Obedience, High Protection, High in Trial
November 13, 2010 WHWDC Inaugural Trial Our inaugural trial was a success with 9 entries and many spectators. We were blessed with great weather, competitors and many spectators. Judge: Ernest Hintz - Secretary: Susan Robert & Rocky - BH Robin & Basa - WH Terry & Isis - WH Terry & Brittney AWD1 (95,93,88), High Tracking, High Obedience, High Protection, High in Trial
September 2010 Denise Fenzi seminar brought in nearly 20 entries. Despite record heat everyone did great and Denise was marvelous.
February 2010 - Robert leveled up at the helper classification.