|January 2009||Getting the coursing licence|
|26. 4. 2009||750m||Place 1/6, CACIL, Hünstetten/D|
|9. 5. 2009||850m||Place 2/9 Bi., CACIL, Spitzerberg/A|
|June 2009||Nominated for the Coursing EM in CZ|
|25. 7. 2009||850m||Place 3/15 Bi., res.CACIL, Coursing EM 2009, Mariánské Lázne/CZ|
|25. 10. 2009||800m||Place 2/4Bi., Spitzerberg/A|
|8. 5. 2010||840m||Place 1/3Bi., Slavětín u Slavonic/CZ|
|22. 5. 2010||850m||Place 1/4, CCLA, Spitzerberg/A|
|30. 5. 2010||Workingclasscertification|
|13. 6. 2010||950m||Place 1/10, CACIL, CACT, Czech Coursingmaster 2010,
requirements fullfilled for intern. coursingchampion, Kralupy CZ
|23. 7. 2010||700m||Place 5/9Bi., Coursing EM 2010, Chardonnay/F|
|2. 10. 2010||850m||Place 2/8, rCACT, Kralupy/CZ|
|15. 1. 2011||750m snow||Place 1/9, CACIL, Best of the day, Silvretta Snow Coursing, Galtür/AT|
|17. 2. 2011||Intern. Coursing Champion confirmed|
|29. 5. 2011||600m||Place 6/10, Györ/HU|
|12. 6. 2011||950m||Place 2/14 rCACT, Kralupy/CZ|
|16. 7. 2011||1.200m||Place 4/17Bi, Coursing EM 2011, Oirschot/NL|
|28. 8. 2011||650m||Place 8/11, Litomysl/CZ|
|18. 9. 2011||550m||Place 1/2, Galtür/AT|
|13. 11. 2011||700m||Place 3/5, Kozlov/CZ|
|26. 8. 2012||750m||Place 2/6, resCACIL, resCACT, Litomysl/CZ|
|15. 9. 2012||700m||Place 5/6, CCLA, Galtür/AT|
|23. 9. 2012||750m||Place 3/3, St. Aegyd/AT|
|13. 10. 2012||700m||Place 3/4, Pichl/AT - Lilly was attacked in first run and injured
by crashing against stones in start area in second run. Definitly our worst coursing ever …
|10. 11. 2012||750m||Place 4/6, Koszlov/CZ|
|12. 1. 2013||Galtür/AT - Canceled because of health problems|
Looking back on the season 2012:
Because of breeding plans our first event in 2012 was the coursing in Litomysl/CZ. We had to cancel our entry for Coursing EM in Hungary because Lilly started her season earlier than expected.
We enjoyed Litomysl because of the nice atmosphere. As expected the parcours makes Lilly thinking too much so we didn't expect good results. resCACIL and resCACT was really surprising for us.
In September we had a great coursing in Galtür/AT with our club. This time judging was surprising to us, the judge from CZ saw Lilly worse than nearly 9 years old bitch from germany … Anyway we enjoyed the event a lot. Points are for humans.
FCW coursing in St. Aegyd was with nice and unknown area and we where not surprised about judging anymore. The attack at the next FCW coursing in Pichl was surpriseing again at least for us. Everyone else knew that the bitch running with Lilly wasn't proper. I can write that this was our worst coursing ever, Lilly was hurt and we are not interested in further competitions in this club.
Back in CZ we enjoyed a really nice coursing in Kozlov! The weather was windy and cold but the atmosphere was great. Lilly blundered the first run because of thinking too much. Judges helped her with exactly 100 points to join the second run. Thanks for it! Less points would have been fair, too. Second run was phantastic again and so Lilly managed place 4/6. Great result for oldest Irish Wolfhound in the field and blowing first run …
=> Here you can find some videos from coursings in 2012.
Looking back on the season 2011:
2010 we learned that advised high lights of season don't have to be real high lights. EM in Oirschot was on our agenda but we didn't expect anything. With the age of 4 years Lilly doesn't fit into the winner pattern of most judges so we where looking for seeing some friends we just see on such big events and we hoped for better parcours than in France. We where pleasantly surprised! Especially the second run was one of the best runs from Lilly ever!
Beside the usual visits in CZ we managed it to enter both events from our club TWSV. The autumn event was "only" show run because there where only two Wolfhounds entered but Lilly didn't care about it and so did I.
As a preview to Coursing EM 2012 we visited one event in Hungary. It was a nice "family meeting" with some czech and one slovak Wolfhound. I think it was the first time that there where 10 coursing Irish Wolfhounds in Hungary and we enjoyed the meeting a lot.
Most important thing is that it was another season without any injury! Consequent training let her show endurance again and she is still competitive even with Wolfhounds just half as old as she is. Disaadvantage is that Lilly is too clever now for most judges. She "knows everything", thinks ahead and scans the parcours on our way to the start. It doesn't make any sense trying to give her another direction at the start. If she has decided to start backwards she will do it anyway without any regards to hindrances like photographers, assistants at the start or coursing partners. Her nickname at home is "Tank Girlie" and now she fits into this nick at the field, too.
As long as we expect her to have fun at coursings we will visit events free from any expectations about points or placements. We know that Lilly has her fans and she shows that an 4 years old Irish Wolfhound still can be competitive. We hope to keep her active in sport another 4 years.
Looking back on the season 2010:
Our second season was quite sucessful. Lilly won 4 from 6 competitions and in June in Kralupy/CZ she did her very best coursing in our mind. It is said that the Coursing EM has it's own spirit and in this year we found out what it means. It was the shortest distance Lilly had to manage. Even her first coursing in Germany had a longer distance and we all know that Irish Wolfhounds run only short distance in Germany … Anyway we had a nice weekend with meeting friends from other countries and with fine dishes.
The Tullamore Cup is one of our highlights every year and this event finished our season 2010. The show at the Tullamore Cup was Lilly's only show event that year. We entered her for the austrian club show but lilly was in season that time.
Looking back on the season 2009:
During the first season we consciously participated only in a few contests. The last epiphyseal cartilages close at age 2.5, and we didn’t want to risk any long-term consequences from overexertion.
Our goal was taking part in the European Championship and being in the top half of the participants. Coming in at third place was a lot more than we had expected and the absolute highlight of the year. The three other contests are not only remembered fondly but were very successful as well: Lilly always came in among the top three.
Apart from a cut in a paw pad which happened outside the contests three days after the EC Lilly remained unhurt during the whole season. We are looking forward to and hoping for six more sportive years with good contests.
|7. 12. 2008||IHA Wels (A)||Peter Mazura (A)||IC VG4|
|25. 1. 2009||CACIB Trencin (SK)||Erdös Laszlo (H)||IC EXC4|
|4. 4. 2009||IHA Wieselburg (A)||Vlastislav Vojtek (SK)||IC VG2|
|19. 9. 2009||Club Show (CZ)||Ms Dagmar Kenis Pordham (GB)||WC VG1|
|16. 10. 2010||Tullamore Cup (CZ)||Ms Rebecca Peek (GB)||WC EXC2|
|18. 6. 2011||Club Show (CZ)||Wieslawa Misterka-Kluska (PL)||WC EXC2|
|10. 9. 2011||Tullamore Cup (CZ)||Pernille Monberg (DK)||WC EXC2|
With the VG from the intermediate class in Wieselburg we've achieved what we need (right now): two at least VG from Austria for breeding, two at least VG from Austria for CCLA and one at least VG from two different countries for CACIL.
From now on we're only going to attend to shows where the judge seems to be interesting and which we think will be fun for us.
The club show in the Czech Republic in the fall of 2009 promised a nice atmosphere and a pro-show judge. Since we had the opportunity to register in the working class and wanted, first and foremost, to foster our Czech contacts, we did just that and were not disappointed.
2 year, very fit, active, would prefer to see bit more substance, very nice head, upright over the shoulder and front, proper bone for size, excellent feet, shows rather overdone topline with reach over the loan finishing over the croup, hindquater medium angulation, fit and active mover
A week later we visited the Tullamore Cup again, an IW-meeting which is being organized by Edita, Really Irish. On this weekend there was a show on Saturday and a Coursing on Sunday, both just for fun and in a relaxed atmosphere. What we particularly liked about it was how they work with the newbies and include the veterans. A weekend without official titles but lots of fun.