Originally Posted by Dobiewankanobi View Post
Well this weekend was a disaster of epic proportions. This is the third event held by HAHA (Houston Area Hound Association) where everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
Despite having purchased two generators/lure machines, there was line break after line break after line break before full generator shut down. They moved to the second generator Saturday afternoon only to still experience line break after line break. They went through 3 packs of the line before finally canceling for Saturday. Hottie got in 1 run.
Sunday didn't even happen. They canceled the event due to small knicks in the flywheels eating up the line. Because I suppose testing your brand new equipment prior to hosting a trial is too much to ask.
I DID bring the pups to coursing because it was just an awesome socialization opportunity. They were a big hit and met tons of people, handled the hysterical dogs like champs (Auntie Hottie included), got a chance to see lots of dog breeds they've never seen before, and exposed to so many sights and sounds. So it wasn't all a fail.
While at the HAHA trial, I got the premium for the two CAT's that the Afghan Hound Club of Austin (AHCoA) will be hosting the first weekend of March in Florence (just past Austin). We will definitely be there. That club rarely has any issues and everything runs smoothly.
That's just infuriating. At least it was good puppy socialization, I guess, so not at total loss.
Richter & Sypha
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