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2015 Agility Awards

2015 AGILITY SPRINGER OF THE YEAR
MACH9 CROWNROYAL'S MIGH-TEA ELF MXB3 MJC3 XF T2B2
Link
Owned by Tammy and Jim Sieburg

Photo by Barry Rosen

We would like to thank the ESSFTA for giving Link this honor. The past year has been a fun one for all three of us. Every time we step to the line, Link is ready to give us his best no matter what we ask of him. He loves to practice as much as he loves to trial. He doesn't mind redoing a sequence until his handlers gets it right . Agility is part of the joy Link finds in life. We want to thank Link's instructor, Dana Pike, for challenging us so Link is the best Brown Boy he can be. Thank you, also, to Link's breeders Mary Osbun, Laurie Green, Debbie Peck, and Jennifer Kettleson for being Link's biggest fans. We are grateful for the many friends that have been supportive of this journey we're taking with Link. He has surpassed any expectations that we had for him as a puppy. We are looking forward to where the Littlest Brown Boy will take us.


2015 EXCELLENT AGILITY SPRINGER
FAST TRACK'S BEDAZZLE ME AX MXJ MXF T2B
Dazzle
Owned by Judith Valloze

Photo by Furry Fotography

Dazzle is an amazing dog, who in his young life, has taught me so much. He is talented, energetic, biddable and loveable. There is NEVER a moment that his tail isn’t wagging back and forth. He is happy whatever he is doing! He loves to work and no matter what job there is to do, he is always up for the challenge. He is currently training in agility, tracking, obedience, rally and will start field work this summer. I feel blessed to have Dazzle in my life and am humbled that he received this award so early in his career. I thank Billie and Tim Edwards, Dazzle's breeders for the opportunity to work with such a fabulous dog and I also want to thank ESSFTA for offering this award which I am very honored to receive.


2015 OPEN AGILITY SPRINGER
POLESITTER'S WALK THIS WAY UD BN VER RE AX AXJ
Tyler
Owned by Emily Falterman and Michael Bockhorn

Photo by Emily Perez

When I first approached Mike Bockhorn about getting an English Springer, I told him I wanted a liver female. Instead, I fell in love with a little black male, and Tyler came bouncing into my life. With the help of Kim Berkley I was able to take this goofy puppy and turn him into a great agility dog. Tyler is my once in a lifetime boy and and I wouldn't trade him for anything. Every day he teaches me something new, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.


2015 NOVICE AGILITY SPRINGER
KESWICKE QUICK STUDY CD BN RA JH NA NAJ OAP NJP NF OFP CAA DJA
Trickett
Owned by Marilyn Burke and Laurin Howard

Photo by In Motion Photos

It has been fun to add distance to Trickett’s agility runs and he is so confident as he takes on the course. He earned his Novice titles with six perfect runs, all blues.

Aside from agility this year, Trickett enjoyed playing several other games. He earned his Junior Hunter and is already hupping on the flush and retrieving to hand. On the dock he has jumped over 14 feet and was invited to both the AKC and UKC Invitationals. He earned an invite to Eukanuba by going High in Trial ESS four times at the CESSCGA Specialty while earning his CD. He is nuts for lure coursing and earned his Excellent title - never knew a dog could run 600 yards at full speed and bark at the top of his lungs at the same time. Trickett is tracking and learning nosework as well. He also earned the ESSFTA Multi-Titlist Medallion this year with nine AKC titles across five venues.

Trickett’s a wonderful boy, following in his daddy Graham’s paw prints, as he is willing to learn, loves participating in various venues, and wants to please. He is a thinker, making training interesting. Show him how to do something and hope you did it right because he will come back the next day and show you what he thinks you want. He is always ready to play or train, but also enjoys a long snooze on the sofa. Trickett’s easy temperament makes him a pure joy at home.

Trickett is out of Multi-CH Keswicke Bird in the Hand, CDX BN TD RE SH MH (17) MHA AX AXJ OF VCD2 CGC, VS WDX Top 20, UKC - CH UCDX GSJCH URO3 UAGI UAGII UH USHR x Keswicke Kindred Spirits


2015 PREFERRED AGILITY SPRINGER OF THE YEAR
PACH NOBLE 'N ESQUIRE'S FOLLOW YOUR DREAM BN RAE OA NAJ MXP4 MXPB MJP6 MJPS PAX OF MFP T2BP
Darcie
Owned by  Donna Ewing and Windle Ewing

Photo by Great Dane Photos

Thank you ESSFTA for honoring Darcie with this award. Darcie has far exceeded anything we could have imagined. In 2011 she earned the ESSFTA Novice Agility Springer award, and now she is again being recognized. She follows in her sire’s footsteps, CH MACH2 Wedgwood's Follow The Leader MXB2 MJB2 OF “Simon”, who was honored to be selected ESSFTA 2004 Novice and Open Agility Springer of the Year.

Darcie is a joyful girl with a wonderful work ethic and spirit – always wanting to please and give her all. She is quite versatile, and she competes in several disciplines. She has earned titles in Rally and Obedience and she competes at the highest level in the new sport of Canine Nosework. She is always ready to play – always excited to go to the start line. Ready, set, GO! Bring it on - Darcie is ready – you can tell by her excited bark!

Darcie has had an incredible 2015. In addition to this award, Darcie earned her PACH, was the first Preferred Springer to be invited to and compete in the AKC Agility Invitational in Orlando, and she qualified for and will compete in the 2016 AKC Agility Nationals in Tulsa. What a journey she has had! We look forward to many more years competing with Darcie. She is a delight and we love every minute with her. We are the lucky ones! We are very proud of our Darcie girl.