meG - Ontario Fall Triple Crown win at Indian River SDT
September 29, 2018
In addition to placing 3rd and 4th at Swaledale, meG wins her first USBCHA Open trial in a runoff at Indian River, with a score of 90/100.
meG places 3rd at Shepherd's Crook Labour Day Trial
September 01, 2018
meG ran extremely well at Shepherd's Crook, on a big 110 point course with marked shed and single - even with time being called on the single, she earned a high score - enough for 3rd place.
Fen - Ontario Triple Crown 2018
September 29, 2018
Fen, aged 10.5 ran well at the Ontario Triple Crown series on big courses. She earned herself 2 top 10 placements: 8th at Swaledale and 9th at Indian River.
Lancaster Fair Open Points Trial
August 30, 2018
A fun course in a tight area with light sheep! meG earned a 2nd place and Fen 8th.
Fen wins Spring Valley SDT in Strafford VT
July 29, 2018
Fen wins again - same trial, same day as last year! In addition, she placed 10th in the first trial.
UKI Atlantic Spring Cup
June 03, 2018
meG ran some of the toughest courses we have ever encountered (Tamas Traj of Hungary was judging). Even with so little training and competing, we were successful in tough competition! She earned the gold medal in both Biathlon and Games and the Silver medal in Speedstakes. Because she was in season, Bean stepped in for podium photos.
Run and Chase Agility UKI trial, VT
May 13, 2018
meG and Gem competed at Cloverfield Farms again in May. Gem won Beginner Speedstakes, Masters Series Jumping and Novice Agility. meG won Masters Series Agility & Jumping and Beginner Speedstakes.
April 20, 2019
This little gal has joined the Creekside gang! A daughter of Dave Young's talented Pic and Lori Cunningham's amazing Matt, we are looking forward to our journey. Who knows where she will take us!
Follow the Leda UKI Agility
March 10, 2018
Gem and meG ran for the first time at this venue in NY. meG earned a Q and 2nd place in Masters Agility, Q and 1st in Agility and also in Jumping. Gem earned Q's in Speedstakes, Jumping and Gamblers.
Run and Chase Agility UKI trial, VT
March 18, 2018
meG and Gem competed at Cloverfield Farms on a cold March day. Gem won Masters Series Jumping and Novice Agility. meG won Masters Series Agility & Jumping (and a Bye to the US Open), Beginner Agility and Speedstakes.
Creekside Gem earns Masters Bye at Sun Coast Agility UKI trial
January 20, 2018
Gem vacationed in Florida and played at Kris and Chris' Sun Coast Agility UKI trial in Naples. She earned clear rounds in Agility and Gamblers, Snooker and Jumping and also earned a Masters Series Bye! After that she got to take meG's spot in the Jenny Damm seminars (as meG was still recovering from injury due to altercation with our ram in October) and she had fun! Click on the photo at left to watch a video.
Creekside Tap: Jan. 4, 2004 - Dec. 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
We celebrate the life of Creekside Tap, a sweet and amazing girl. Gone to the Bridge just shy of her 14th birthday, sound and active until her last day. We see her in our current dogs; her kids Gem, Fen and Mirk and grand-daughter meG - especially meG - and know she will never be far from our side.
Creekside meG at Ontario Fall Triple Crown Series
October 09, 2017
meG runs well again at Shepherd's Crook, this time a month later at the Fall Triple Crown series, where she places 5th with a score of 89 in Open 2. At Swaledale, she places 6th with a score of 85 (50+ dogs ran in each trial).
Creekside meG earns 9th place at the Shepherd's Crook Labour Day Trial in Woodville, ON
September 02, 2017
meG earned a score of 89, beating her Auntie Fen (who scored 80) and earning her 9th place in a field of about 60 dogs.
meG's first ever GP Bye!
September 23, 2017
meG competed on the Saturday of Data Driven Agility's fall USDAA trial and won Pairs, Standard and Performance GP, all with Q's and her first ever Regional Bye! (And she nailed 100% of her running dogwalks!)
meG makes it to round 2 of CBCA Nursery Chanpionship
August 07, 2017
Creekside meG had a good experience running her first time at Kingston Sheepdog Trials / CBCA Championships, making it through to the final round of the Nursery Championship. She also ran in Mirk's slots in the Open class, and got the sheep around both rounds, even bringing them back over "heartbreak hill"! Lots to work on before next year's trial, but the sheep did not beat her and she came off the field happy and confident after each run.
Fen places 11th out of 175 in CBCA Championships/Kingston Sheepdog Trials Open 1
August 09, 2017
175 dogs ran on the tricky Waupoos Island sheep. Fen ran well and placed 11th in Open 1. Alas, in her 2nd go, the sheep gods sent us the draw from hell and while Fen worked like a trooper, tucking them in line and even catching the group from the woods when the lead ewe bolted towards the hole in the brush, her score was a few points short of Double Lift qualifying.
Gem and meG play at Quebec's first ever UKI Agility Trial
August 05, 2017
Gem and daughter meG trade their sheep for jumps and compete at Quebec's first ever UKI sanctioned agility trial. Both dogs had fun and ran well and Gem earned qualifying scores Agility , Jumpers and Gambler; meG in Jumpers.
Gem and meG play in USDAA Agility
July 29, 2017
meG and her mother Gem went to compete at Data Driven Agility's USDAA trial in Springfield, VT. It was meG's agility debut and she ran so well, winning Gamblers, Performance Grand Prix, Standard and Performance "Fancy" Standard on Saturday. She also earned a 3rd place and Q in Steeplechase (PSJ). On Sunday she won her Snooker & standard classes, placed 2nd in Steeplechase (PSJ) (beaten by her mom!), and was 2nd in "Fancy Jumpers", earning her 2nd in the Performance Biathlon Tournament. Mommy Gem ran only in the Tournament classes and was 2nd in "Fancy" standard (beaten by her daughter!), 1st in Steeplechase (PSJ) (both rounds) and 3rd in "Fancy" Jumpers, earning her a 3rd place overall (and a Q) in the Biathlon Tournament! As an added bonus, both dogs nailed 100% of their running dogwalks!
Creekside Just6 "Jus"- Jan. 4 2004 - July 23, 2017
February 23, 2017
We mourn the loss of Jus, gone to the Bridge at age 13.5. He had a wonderful last few days, enjoying his favorite things and people.. Jus and Val enjoyed a long and successful agility career, and Jus was a loyal and cherished companion until the end. Rest Well, sweet Jus.
Fen wins at Spring Valley Open Sheepdog Trial, Strafford, VT
July 23, 2017
This tricky, non-standard course tested many a dog, including both of mine who ran on Saturday! Sunday proved a better day, with meG earning a 75, which was good enough for 10th place and a point or two. But Fen saved the day, running late and breaking the current leading tie by 3 points, earning her very first USBCHA Open win with a score of 86!
Dancing Ewe Sheepdog Trials, Granville, NY (July 8-9)
July 08, 2017
The tricky field and insanely fit and wiley sheep outsmarted many dogs at this trial. Fen was 7th on Saturday, but both she and Mirk DQ'd on Sunday, having outrun trouble and then losing their sheep over the hill. Young meG to the rescue! She ran exceptionally well (and consistently!) both days earning scores of 86....4th on Saturday and 7th on Sunday. Her first Open placings at age 2...Just like her mommy Gem and Grandma Tap. I was very pleased with her. Plus she had a lot of fun!
Fetch Gate Sheepdog Trials, Cortland, NY (July 1-4)
July 01, 2017
meG made her debut into the Open class and ran respectively both days, finishing in the top third of the running. She had a god experience! On Tuesday July 4 she earned her 2nd Nursery leg for 2017 (winning the class).
Mirk placed 7th on Sunday in Open, with outwork trouble but good drive and close work.
Fen scraped into the points with 16th place on Sunday (There were 97 dogs)
June 30, 2017
Creekside Doc (2006 Pat x Glen) and Jimmy earned their P-ADCH at Sugarbush USDAA trial in NY. Doc is still playing the game at age 11!
Creekside Fen 7th at MA Sheep and Wool SDT
May 28, 2017
The lack of training is showing! But Fen and I got it together somewhat on Sunday and placed 7th.
Creekside Mirk 4th at MA Sheep and Wool SDT
May 27, 2017
Mirk ran decently on Saturday at Cummington, earning an 80 - good enough for 4th place.
Creekside meG at MA Sheep and Wool SDT
May 27, 2017
meG got her 1st Nursery leg for 2017 (winning the class), and ended up in a tie for 1st in Ranch - broken by a runoff (we were 2nd).
Creekside Mirk 4th at Cascade SDT
May 13, 2017
First trial of 2017! Mirk shook off his winter rust to finish 4th with an 85/100 in Saturday's Open class at Cascade Sheepdog Trial in NH. Unfortunately, a minor car incident (with a deer) on Sunday morning prevented us from running in the second trial.
Creekside Che Jan. 4 2004 - Feb. 14 2017
February 22, 2017
Che was diagnosed with Lymphoma in December 2016. On February 14, 2017, Cathy helped him cross over the Bridge. He was a sweet boy who gave everything 500% and will be missed terribly.