Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thumper's ASCA Nationals in West Bend, WI

Well another Nationals is ending. I was unable to go to ASCA nationals but Thumper hitched a ride with a friend (thanks Kristina!) to West Bend to rendezvous with Maria Neff for the week, where he was entered in all pre-shows and at National Specialty, in Best of Breed.
Thumper had a good week with Maria, making it through first cut of boys at the first preshow under judge Nikki Marenbach.
The next day under Stephanie Shope-McDaniel Thumper stayed in great company garnering a premier 10 ribbon. Stephanie's mother Ann Shope had awarded Thumper's mother Ribbon a nice Best of Breed ribbon at a local ASCA show a couple of years ago, so nice to have a continuum!
The third Preshow had Carol Ann Hartnagel as judge and once again Thumper was a Premier 10 winner.
The actual Nationals Best of Breed competition was today and Thumper did make first cut but did not advance today, under judge Carol Earnest.  The good news is, he is on the way home to me now!

thanks to Denise Ozyurek for both ringside shots

So a great week for his debut as a Special at an ASCA nationals and will plan for the coming year when he grows up a bit!  Pictures will follow but a couple of ringside shots will suffice for now.

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