March 20, 2016 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 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 & Kevin BH - Cordon & Yvonne BH - Xena & Joe Dutta BH - Schatzi & Liz BH - D'Aron & Louise
FPr1 - April & Miles 84 FPr1 - April & Khaos 85 FPr1 - Erin & Major 93 FPr2 - Robert & Rocky 91
STP1 - Terry & Isis 94
IPO1 - Anne & Praetor 268 - High OB, PR, IPO1, HIT IPO1 - Erin & Fiona 262 - High Tracking IPO2 - Jim & Rock 238 - High IPO2 IPO2 - Kim & Mojo not passing IPO3 - Kris & Joxie no out
November 15, 2014 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.
March 1, 2014 After torrential downpours the day prior we had near perfect condions for our annual March trial. We were honored to have Michael Caputo judge and share his knowlege of the sport with our 7 competitors and spectators.
November 16, 2013 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.
March 16, 2013 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.
March 17, 2012 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!
November 12, 2011 Schutzhund 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.
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.
March Trial is history with a nice group of dogs and handler and all HOT entries.
November 10, 2010 Our inaugural trial was a success with 9 entries and many spectators. We were blessed with great weather, competitors and many spectators.
September 2010 Denise Fenzi seminar brought in nearly 20 entries. Despite record heat everyone did great and Denise was marvelous.
2/25/10 USA - full member status
November 15, 2014 IPO Trial with Judge Robert Johantgen 9 entries 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 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
December 2013 welcome new members Sandra and Angelika and welcome back Wilson.
November 16, 2013 WHWDC IPO Trial ~ Judge Nathaniel Roque. 8 entries Tracklayer Chris Connell, helpers Chris Connell and Robert Gager. Secretary Kim R.
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. 7 entries 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.
March 2013 welcome new members: Ron Ratliff Tina Lamey
November 2012 Terry and Isis - IPO1 title Terry ~ USCA Bronze and Silver Sports Medals
Welcome new members: Lewis and Patricia Myra Lisa
3.17.2012 WHWDC Trial with Andrea Duggan 10 entries 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 with Judge Ernest Hintz 12 entries Helper and track layer Bob Gager BH - Wilson and Saber BH - April and Isis, Charlene/Hennesy, Donnell/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 - 14 entries with 11 passing. 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 9 entries 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
February 2010 - Robert leveled up at the helper classification.