Both Jim and Nell, as well as 3 daughters, were qualified to the French nationals this year. ^_^ Jim ran in the nationals for the 6th time, ran like a young man, made it to the finals and ended up 5th overall. We're very proud of our granddad! <3 Daughter Illyn was 4th in the nursery final.
We just got confirmation that our dogs managed a hat trick during our stay in Wales this year also. In the famously tricky trial in Abergwesyn, Skye won while mom and dad were 5th and 6th respectively (of 80+ dogs in Open class).
Of course, we don't talk about it at home, because dad is a bit upset that Skye outdid him... :-P
Jim and Nell will be going to two championships for France this year as well, having qualified for the Continental 2017 as well as the world trial. It will be Jim's 4th time to represent France in the European championship. Nell is team reserve so will also be going to Norway this August. Allez, la France!