The Barn Hunt Open Title was pretty much an open race this weekend. My clown sisters, Bailie and Madison, each wanted to achieve that next title first. You may remember back in March, Bailie earned her Novice Title first, but after that trial, both of them were in Open. Who got that title first?
They attended the Bales and Tales Summer Solstice Barn Hunt Trial this past weekend. Both of them had four chances to earn an Open Title.
After earning their Novice Titles in March and starting in Open, they ended that weekend with Bailie having one Open leg, and Madison two. A dog needs three legs for a title.
Saturday morning, Bailie started the day earning her second leg in Open. The pressure was on for Madison, but she was unable to get that third leg. Madison did an amazing job, but Mom decided to get in the mix and messed it up with the second rat. This put them each at two legs for the afternoon trials.
Bailie was up first again in the afternoon, but the day was very long, and motivation was totally lacking. She would not do much of anything in the ring, and wanted to go home. This left the door wide open for Madison to be the winner. Madison went in with the same determination she had before, and Mom let Madison do the work this time. Congratulations to Madison who earned her Barn Hunt Open Title first! She did a great job, also got second in her class, had a blast, and is the winner! Her name is now Ethos Intel Inside CGC TD RATO
Madison is now competing in Senior where she has to find four rats in three and a half minutes. She did great finding the rats in both her trials Sunday, but she only told Mom about one each time. More training is needed, but we are all proud of her earning the first Open title in the family, and she is not even two yet!