So, after a bit of uncertainty, we managed to make it to the am trial this morning. We didn't pass (we got 71/100 and 80 is needed for a pass) but I'm so pleased with how we did. Firstly I'm so so so pleased that "crazy Ella" didn't show up and drag me round the ring, it was a combination of bits a pieces that we didn't do right that resulted in our low score. Our main issue was tightening on the lead. Ella's heel work was beautiful in our warm up but as soon as we got into the ring, her nose was wandering. I noticed a lot of others having the same trouble, which made me feel a little better One other station was marked down as incorrectly completed (the first station) . It was a halt (sit), drop, walk around dog. Due to my nerves, I rushed from the sit to the drop and it was marked down as if we did a moving drop. It was a great experience and I was relieved to see that our level of training didn't stand out as being significantly different to the others. We have a bit to work on but hopefully that will come with time and experience.