Monday, July 30, 2012

Lompoc 2012 Part 2

The trip down to Lompoc always seems quicker than the return trip. This year several friends caravaned together. After several hours of driving Ca 101 we always stop at a rest area just outside of Paso Robles. A quick walk for the dogs and humans,  another few hours in the car and we arrived.

After checking into the hotel we all went over to our favorite Thai restaurant. It has become a tradition for all friends to meet and catch up on the preceeding year. Speculate on what tomorrow will bring, unwind from our long trip and share stories. This year we had friends from as far away as New Mexico and Washington. Then back to the hotel for a good night's sleep.

The next day July 27 was the Greyhound Club of America  National  Specialty judged by Mr Eric Leibes who has bred and shown greyhounds since the early 1980s. It was a large entry of 54 greyhounds.  It was a successful day for the Aragon family. Judging started off with Obedience under Mr Dorin Ladd. High In Trial was once again Darby aka GCH Aragon Aroi Silver Lining CD RE owned by Lisa Stine. He competed in the Novice B class and earned a 190.5.

The next competiton was Puppy Sweepstakes judged by Mr Bob Urban. Best in Sweeps was Aragon Helios Blue Spruce aka Bruce owned by Sheryl Bartel/Chris Mott. Best of Opposite  Sweeps was Aragon Northern Lights aka Breeze or Busy Legs owned by Helen Hamilton.

Then the Breed competition started and ultimately Best In Specialty was won by BISS GCH Aryal Aroi Stoney Ridge VCD2 RE AX AXJ SC aka Lyric

photo credit Audrey Hsai-Thank you Audrey for the picture!!!

Award of Merits/Select were also earned by Lyric kids GCH Aragon Black Ice VCD1 RE AX OAJ aka Echo, GCH Aragon Aroi Silver Lining CD RE aka Darby and Ch Aragon Silver Oak RN  aka Tanner.

Stay tuned for Part 3 of Lompoc 2012.


houndstooth said...

Congratulations! They all look fantastic!

Hiking Hounds said...

Lyric is beautiful, as usual! Congratulations! It sounds like it was a great day for everyone.

Stoutheartedhounds said...

Congrats again on the wins and successes of Team Aragon! Was great seeing you all, and I'm so sorry I couldn't stay for the rest of the weekend. Hopefully next year we can stay longer!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend:) Congratulations to Lyric and her successful family!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous photo, Mom!!!

Your daughter, Becca