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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Two Rivers Valley Funale

Today was the annual Two Rivers Valley Funale and we took a bunch of dogs down to compete in the kids one and two-dog races. After the Easter Egg hunt we experienced a short but heavy snow shower that was enough to get everyone wet and put a layer of white on the ground for a while but not much else. The community catered a delicious pot luck luncheon then the kids races kicked off.

All the kids displayed great skill, particularly round the corners, and some had no fear going super fast with enthusiastic dogs.

Timber (below left) was first up in the one-dog class with Scruggs and he did super well to come in third. He didn't stop smiling the whole way through. Good job buddy!

Jacob (below right) had Kodiak and Junior and they went FAST FAST FAST. Jacob did well to recover from a couple of tumbles and finished with a smile on his face which is most important. Well done Jacob!



Sammy (below left) was next with Spark and Junior. He hung on even when he lost his footing and dragged himself back up onto the sled to finish right way up. Nice work Sam!

Woody and Kodiak took Noah (below right), Sammy's neighbour, around the course and she showed us her excellent sled riding skills around the bends!



The prize giving was good fun with Aliy and Allen on deck to give out prizes. Everyone was awarded something, from the red lantern to the place-getters. Aliy even performed special medal ceremony songs for medal winners.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time to help. It looked like much fun as had by all.

14 comments:

Carrie Hopkins, Windsor, CT said...

That looks like so much fun! What a great funale to the season! Well done kids and pups! I can't tell who is having more fun, kids or dogs.

Anonymous said...

Next gen SPK gettin' trained up! Way to go. What a great ending to a fabulous season. Thanks for the wonderful coverage.

Nessmuk said...

The local Two River Funale is always a sign that the season is truly over! Looks like everyone had FUN and thats what its all about!

Anonymous said...

Go Woody!!! Sign up Noah for honourary musher enrollment (the guys are already in the fold)!!!

No small feat to handle the other 4-legged team members, fresh off the Iditarod and/or Yukon Quest (1000 or 300)around sharp corners!!!

What a lovely event - did Aliy sing "They'll be comin' round the mountain when they come" - which has a few stanzas ("They'll be driving six white horses when they come..." for one)and perhaps a new one "They'll be mushing sixteen doggies when they come..."

Thanks again for sharing, fonly,

Margaret, also from CT

Marilyn cozzens said...

What fun for kids and dogs. And kudos to the prize givers. Did you capture Aliy's singing on video? I know the dogs have heard Aliy's singing, isn't it time for the rest of us??? Love you bunches Aliy.

Barb, CO said...

What a great way to grow up, with these kinds of competitions right in your back yard. I love that the powerful SPK dogs are pulling for kids and that everyone has a chance to win a prize. Congratulations to all involved.

Dawn E said...

What fun! Been watching Two Rivers posts on FB. How awesome for Aliy & Allen to see the young-uns in action and have a great day of fun.

A-town's Becky said...

Awesome job kids and dogs!
Thanks for sharing with us.
:-)
Happy Easter.
:-)

Holly Freeman said...

Now this is a great way to spend Easter Weekend! Building up the next generation; pretty special!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like so much fun. Great job kiddos and pups! Happy Easter!
~Meredith

Gaye Morgan-Walton said...

A great wrap-up for the season and looks like the future is in good hands! Can't beat kids and dogs having fun.

Heidi Phillips said...

Looks like lots of fun was had by all and maybe a small training session for future SPK dogs and mushers??!!

Congrats to all human and K-9 participants!!

Please pass on some lovin and a big ole body rub to Woody for me.

Heidi

Sheila said...

Looks like a great run! Love the pictures, thanks for the post! Happy Easter:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting Chena's card from Nome, received today in CT - we are very grateful she got the chance to run on the Black Team under Quito's fabulous leadership care!!!

SP Kennel is the best organization ANYWHERE.

Most sincerely,

Margaret