The 2015 NW Gathering was hosted by Connie Debusschere at her beautiful farm in Sweet Home, Oregon. I only managed to get photos of a fraction of the participants -- there was a lot to do, beautiful scenery to enjoy, and many many friendly people & dogs to meet. Thank you Connie for organizing such a fun day!
Kris Hazelbaker's Mace
Annie Lang's Ashley (recognized as the first Versatility Champion at the event -- congratulations Annie and Ashley!!)
Barbara Sorg and her boy, Dash
Kris and Mace checking out obstacles on the barnyard agility course
Jennifer Kuehn's Pixie
Petra Burke and Poncho in the farm dog challenge...
Liz Palika's Bones
Mary, Annie and Petra with littermates Howie, Annie, and Poncho
Carla Green's Lucy
Melissa Van Loon's Dually
Melissa Duffy's River
Annie and Ashley on the farm dog challenge course
Carla Green's Whistle
Joan McClenny's Nelson
Toni Duralski and Gemma searching for eggs in the farm dog challenge
Matt Benton and Thorn searching for eggs
Thorn politely greeting a stranger/ customer on the course
Petra's Poncho reflecting on his day
Toni Duralski's puppy, Lark
Joan Oakes' Derri
Mace running the barnyard agility course...
Checking in with Kris...
And flashing a smile at the audience... showing the older boys still have what it takes! (Mace's 10th birthday is this week)
Annie's Ashley... ready for a nap!
Howie the Happy Hound... looking forward to next year!