DcH Aalborg - Kurt Jensen Jumpers - Video

17 May 2012Steve Schwarz

Meeker and I traveled to Aalborg, Denmark to run a Jumpers course with an interesting layout. Well maybe we didn’t actually go to Aalborg, but we set up and ran Kurt Jensen’s Grade 3 Jumpers course from a recent trial in Aalborg:

Click Image for Original Course

Course Image

I was drawn to this course by it’s use of an Octagon of jumps Small Space Octagon Handling DrillsOctagon Serpentine/Threadle Handling Drills in it’s center. I’ve used the Octagon in the past for teaching/practicing Threadles Mary Ellen Barry on Threadle HandlingThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesThreadle SequenceSingle Sided Threadle HandlingTraditional Threadle Handling and Serpentines Serpentine SequenceSerpentine Handling Techniques and it can be used like a Box Box/Hobday Box/Jump Box/Jump SquareJump Box DrillsDo It Yourself Box Jump SequencesDouble Box SequencesDouble Box Sequence GeneratorJump Box Drill GeneratorNew Jump Box Sequence GeneratorStar Box Sequence GeneratorStar Box SequencesThe Jump Box in Course Design or Double Box for practicing other skills.

BTW: I found the course on a new, at least to me, agility course website: AgilityCourses.dk. AgilityCourses.dk has many European competition and practice courses. I like the search feature they provide. I’ve added it to my list of European agility course sites.

The course ran much more smoothly than it looks on paper. I cut one jump off the opening and used my A Frame in place of the weaves (since it was in that location already) but those didn’t change the fundamental challenges.

Here’s video showing Meeker and me running this course with some handling alternative and some bloopers. Flyer and I also tried it at the end of the day, I forgot the course but he went with me. Flyer and I didn’t do too bad a job, we hadn’t done anything like agility in almost a month - that’s another story for another day.

This is a good one to try and when you are done you can play around making up other courses using the Octagon!

Here are some challenging sequences based on the center of this course:

If you enjoyed this article won't you please: Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com Thanks!

Related Articles: