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View Poll Results: Stay home and compete in big trial or travel to a small trial.

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  • Stay home and run local big trial

    28 73.68%
  • Travel 500 miles to a smaller trial.

    10 26.32%
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Thread: Drive 15 minutes to big trial or 500 miles to small trial ?

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    Senior Member Steve Amrein's Avatar
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    Default Drive 15 minutes to big trial or 500 miles to small trial ?

    Looking @ EE I have some options so the question is would you rather stay in you own bed and run in a large trial ? Or travel 500 or so miles to a different trial with maybe 1/2 the enties ? The open is a limited but my dog is qualified to run. I did also say I would help marshall the AM.
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    It's much less expensive to stay home to go out in the first series than to drive 500 miles to not get called back.
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    All QAA dogs are not equal, as entrants, that is...just because it's a limited, doesn't mean all of the QAA dogs are ready for the Open.

    All things considered, I'd have to see a pretty weak field and know the grounds and the judges before I'd do a 1000 mile round trip for two stakes, assuming you'd run both the Am and Open.

    If your dog is ready to win, you might feel better about your chances against a field half the size. That said, you'll be one tired puppy on Monday.....

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    Default Re: Drive 15 minutes to big trial or 500 miles to small tria

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Amrein
    travel 500 or so miles to a different trial with maybe 1/2 the enties ? The open is a limited but my dog is qualified to run. I did also say I would help marshall the AM.
    Steve,

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    Steve,
    I watched your dog run at Bruce's in July. Take the trip.
    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Halstead
    It's much less expensive to stay home to go out in the first series than to drive 500 miles to not get called back.
    AMEN! Used to have a trial in my backyard about 10 minutes away. Ran it for years never did much of anything at it. The short drive home felt good!!!
    Earl Dillow

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