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Event Report: BARK-NH Halloween Trial

BARK had a fun USDAA agility weekend! By Lo Baker


BARK started the October 31-November 2 weekend off with a Halloween costume contest and it kept getting better. What a fun weekend! Thank you, judge Maureen Sullivan, for judging the contest as well as for some great courses. Thanks to everyone that got into the spirit and participated in the contest.

Maureen not only made Halloween cupcakes for Friday night, she also made a wonderful cake for the Starters/Advanced competitors on Sunday. Thank you, Maureen. That was so sweet of you!


Yummy! Photos courtesy of Maureen Sullivan.

I would like to thank the usual gang: Val Duff, Kathy Clement, Seth Dunn, Chris Frado, Mich Powers, Sue Paterson and Amanda Dionne. You guys are the best! I can't do it without any of you. I am blessed to have all of you in my life. 

I would also like to thank all the competitors. Maureen commented on how great the volunteers were all weekend. BARK trials would not be as much fun without all of you stepping up to plate to help the trial run so smoothly.

Congrats to the following teams:

Peggy O'Connell and Tesla...Standard Agility Master
Caroline McKinney and Malia...Performance Dog Champion, Jumpers Champion, Snooker Champion, Gamblers Champion, Standard Agility Champion and Relay Masters
Cindy Ratner and Zep...Standard Agility Master, Snooker Master, Jumper Master
Lauren Stein and Hailey McBean...Performance Master Agility Dog
Chris Frado and Snoop Dog..Jumpers Champion Silver-Vet
Barb Fribourg and Pre...Jumper Master
Carolyn Hess and Pink...Jumper Master
Sandy Dusenbury and Divot...Standard Agility Champion Bronze
Nancy Dashnaw and Chase...Performance Dog, Advanced Performance Jumper
Kathy Fardy and Tucker...Advanced Standard Agility, Advanced Agility Dog
Ashley Porter-Treat and Shine...Starters Gambler, Agility Dog
Kimberly Smith and Sadie...Starters Relay
Annie Reicken and Chico...Advanced Performance Jumper

Check out some of the awesome costumes from our photo contest:

Left to right, each row:

Salena LaFave-Saletnik with "bee" Pemi and "spider" Gem; Lori Kline's "coach" Aidan, "wide receiver" Missy, and "cheerleader" Gypsy.

"Beekeeper" Stacy Ux and "bee" Pistol; Cocker Fairy Godmothers 

Joanne, Luca, and Ujo, who came all the way from Canada; "construction worker" Ripp Paterson; "minion" Seth Dunn

The Wizard of Oz, Ratner style! Cindy Ratner with Kelso, Zep and Jonesy; "parrot" Push; "witches" Martha Francis and Blondie

"Witch" Sue Fergson and her "elf," Zeeva; Ring manager Chris Frado with "the McDonald's Gang," Bingo and Snoop Doggy

"Frog" Levi Dionne; Sue Paterson with "ram" Cheech and Border Collie Ping ("the herding family")


Hope to see you all in December!

Photos courtesy of Mich Powers unless otherwise indicated. 

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