Montgomery Agility 2004 Results

5th Annual Montgomery 2004 All Terrier Agility Cluster
What a Kerry showcase this year proved to be, a truly suitable celebration of the Kerry’s versatility and potential!!

This year there were 14 Kerries entered in Agility (a 56% increase over 2003) – 7 in Excellent B, 1 in Excellent A, 5 in Novice B, and 1 in Novice Preferred. The 20” Excellent B class was dominated by the Kerries! The teams came from all over the continent, from Washington State to Vermont, from Florida to Ontario, Canada.

The entry included 1 MACH Kerry and 4 MX & MXJ Kerries. There were 3 breed Champions and 5 Obedience titlists, ranging from CD to UD.

Four (4) new titles were earned over the 3 days:
Eric Shannon’s Lookout Shannon’s Bailey Boo CDX AX MXJ finished his MX title.
Evelyn Gansfuss’ Tantara’s Cosmic Phoenix UD earned her NA and NAJ titles.
Lisa Frankland’s CH Casey’s Rae of Sunshine earned her NA and finished her CD at the concurrent All Terrier Obedience trial!

Two Kerries earned double Q’s (clean runs in Exc. B Standard AND Jumpers with Weaves on the same day):
Janet Beeby’s “Gabby” – MACH Keriland’s Talk About Town
“Bailey” – Lookout Shannon’s Bailey Boo CDX AX MXJ

The High Scoring Kerry of the cluster:
Bryan Kincaid’s “Daisy” – CH Kerigolf Flower Power MX MXJ with 300 points and a total of 15.49 seconds under Standard Course Time (SCT).

Individual Day Winners:

Wednesday
Lisa Frankland’s “Katie Rae” – CH Casey’s Rae of Sunshine – with 100 points and 26.47 seconds under SCT.

Thursday
Janet Beeby’s “Gabby” – MACH Keriland’s Talk About Town – with 200 points and 11.9 seconds under SCT.

Friday
Eric Shannon’s “Bailey” – Lookout Shannon’s Bailey Boo CDX AX MXJ – with 200 points and 5.8 seconds under SCT.

One thing is certain – we all had a great time, regardless of our degree of success. The weather was good, the fellowship was better, and the Kerries were great.

Too bad that there weren’t more spectators to see what great all-around dogs the Kerries are. There they were, running off lead, many without collars, working their hearts out, delighted to work with their special people and giving them their full attention. Some mistakes were made – usually by the handlers. But our Kerries did not criticize us for our mistakes – they just tried harder.

I highly recommend to those of you who want to make your Montgomery experience more complete, come and join us next year as spectators or participants. In either case, I guarantee that you will have a great time!

Eve Fishell

View pictures of the events.

The 2004 Kerry Team

Sandra Thorpe
Mackenzie’s Finnigan OA OAJ
Finnigan
Excellent A

Eric Shannon
Lookout Shannon’s Bailey Boo CDX AX MXJ
Bailey
Excellent B

Denise Aitchison
Runkerry’s Saucy Brighid AX AXJ
Brighid
Excellent B

Bryan Kincaid
CH Kerigolf Flower Power MX MXJ
Daisy
Excellent B

Brenda Vogel
Blue Bay’s Wind Dancer MX MXJ
Dancer
Excellent B

Janet Beeby
MACH Keriland’s Talk About Town
Gabby
Excellent B

Eve Fishell
CH Tantara’s High Tide CD AX AXJ
Tide
Excellent B

Eve Fishell
Tantara’s Honky Tonk Girl CDX MX MXJ
Tonka
Excellent B

Brenda Vogel
Blue Bay’s Hurricane Warning OA AXJ
Bates
Excellent B & A

Joy Ellwanger
Rockwell’s The Right Stuff
Alley
Novice B

Lisa Frankland
CH Casey’s Rae Of Sunshine
Katie Rae
Novice B

Vivian Castelli
Paxon’s Misty Must Be Magic
Misty
Novice B( Absent)

Evelyn Gansfuss
Tantara’s Cosmic Phoenix UD
Phoenix
Novice B

Sharon Burnett
Keristar’s To The Moon
Rocket
Novice B

Final Standing
Editor’s Note: Only the top four scores have been listed in this article. Congratulations to all the exhibitors and the progress they have made with their Kerries.

Handler: Bryan Kincaid
Name: CH Kerigolf Flower Power MX MXJ
Daisy
Cumulative Score:300
SCT: 15.49
Overall Placement: 1

Handler: Denise Aitchison
Name: Runkerry’s Saucy Brighid AX AXJ
Brighid
Cumulative Score: 200
SCT: 22.29
Overall Placement: 2

Handler: Janet Beeby
Name: MACH Keriland’s Talk About Town
Gabby
Cumulative Score: 200
SCT: 11.9
Overall Placement: 3

Handler: Eve Fishell
Name: Tantara’s Honky Tonk Girl CDX MX MXJ
Tonka
Cumulative Score: 200
SCT: 8.55
Overall Placement: 4

Last Updated: 10/11/2004, 10:30 am