Chase has been herding since the fall of 2010 – shortly before he turned 3 years old. Susan Long started him and piloted him to his HT, PT, HSAs, HIAs and his HXAs, which he completed at the 2012 CWCCA National Specialty in Sandusky, Ohio.
Chase came home to New Mexico and Ellen Gerwin took on his training and trialing when I decided he should try for his Herding Championship (HC). Earning an HC would give him the Dual Champion (DC) title. Fewer than 10 Cardigans have a DC so it would be a great honor. Ellen helped Chase earn his HSAd title.
This blog block chronicles their HC effort:
Chase earned his first Championship points at the All-Corgi trials in Southern California in mid-April, 2014 with a major win from an Advanced class (required for a Championship), and a placement. That gave him 5 points and a BIG requirement out of the way. At the same trials a year later, Chase earned another Advanced win for his required win over competition, and he added 3 more points. He is now at 8 points – just 7 more to go. This is where you may check his progress!