Midwest Borzoi Club picnic, conformation match, lure coursing

September 26, 2021      Stoney Run Park, Hebron, Indiana

Weather was ideal for the second annual MBC picnic. There was good turnout of MBC members for this event held at a county park in northwestern Indiana. There was an estimated 20 non-MBC members who attended. It was good to see so many new young people with their borzoi, interested in trying conformation showing and lure coursing. The day started with picking up the firework debris off the coursing field, so none of the dogs would get hurt. Thank you to all the people who helped. We then held a coursing practice, followed by 15 entries for the AKC Junior Courser test and Qualified Courser test. The test judge was Denise Scanlan, lure operator Anne Midgarden, test secretary Amy Sikula, with Nancy Reimer, Adrienne Hopple, Diana Darling and Kristen Suhrenbrock helping as huntmaster and assisting the new people with how to put on a slip collar and release their dog.

Pictured left is Ava and pictured right is Kepler

Dogs who passed their QC test were "Ava", Runtuff Tickle Me Pink. owner Adrienne Hopple, "Dallas", Satara Aria Stars Over Texas, owner Julie & Nick Little and Jamie Bobrowski, "Flynn", Windrift Take It to the Limit, owner Jon & Nancy Reimer, "Kepler", Teine Highgarden Global Warming, owner Anne Midgarden and "Vettel", Starswift Pride of His Legacy, owner Julie & Nick Little. Dogs who passed their JC test were "Cricket", Runtuff Drunken Turtle Pie, owner Hannah DeRezza, "Luna", Fulltilt Rosehill Stupefy, owner Angela Campbell, "Piper", Windrift Young at Heart, owner Jon & Nancy Reimer, "Pushkin", Windrift Your Shadow Hunter, owners Liz Barnett & Rob Walsh, "Razzle", Runtuff Razzleberry Pie, owner K. Phillips, and "Syren", Runtuff Pumpkin Pie, owner Allison Flynn.

Pictured left is Cricket, and pictured right is Razzle.

Pictured left is Syren, and pictured right is Piper.

Coursing photos by Kristen Suhrenbrock

The conformation match had 13 entries for judge Jamie Bobrowski. Frank Zajac was the ring steward. Best In Match from the 9-13 month class was Syren (Runtuff Pumpkin Pie) owned by Allison Flynn, breeders Kristen Suhrenbrock, Leonore Abordo & Josie Haumont, sire: GCH Oxota Avalon Halberd CGC SC LCM, dam: GCH DC Runtuff Riverrun Wild Black Betty SC. First placements in the other classes were Puppy 5-9 month class: Mensah (Kirov Teine All Systems Red) owner Anne Midgarden, 18-24 month class: Lady, owner Kristina Knoski and Adult class: Bayla (FC Starswift Teine Fv Vixen RN RA JC MC FCH) owner Adrienne Hopple.

Our BCOA regional 6 governor, Kim Janek gave a talk on joining BCOA and MBC. A pot-luck picnic lunch was enjoyed by the people and there were treats for the dogs. Thanks to the people who picked up the equipment on the field and cleaned up the picnic area.

Picnic photo by Amy Sikula