Sunday, April 29, 2012

2012 National Award of Merit winner!!!

Today I am both Proud and Honored to announce that Spirit was awarded the 3rd Award of Merit at our 2012 National Specialty in Huron, OH, under breeder judge Connie Brunkow!    It was a thrill to see our Dual Purpose girl be honored in such a way.  That same week, she placed 3rd and 2nd in the Special/Field Champion stakes at the AKC and ASFA lure coursing trials and was awarded the High Scoring Dual Champion Stake and High Scoring Bench Champion Stake both days as well.

I want to not only thank Connie for this recognition, but Spirit's breeders (Robin Horner, Donna Richards and Dora McDonald) for entrusting this special red girl to us.  Our goal from the moment that I decided to get my first show whippet was to strive for versatile whippets.   I wanted to succeed not only in the show ring but on the coursing field.   I still believe that you can be successful in multiple venues.... Spirit is our first step to prove it:
  • #1 Whippet/ #1 Sighthound 2009 and 2010 AKC Lure Coursing
  • 2010 AKC National Lure Coursing Field Champion
  • 2011 #1 Dual Champion AKC Lure Coursing / #3 Whippet
  • 2012 AWC National 3rd Award Of Mert Winner

Thank you to Mike for some of the great photos below!

We love this red girl...... Run on Spirit, Run On!!!!


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