06-27-09 - Sparta passes her OFA cardiac exam : )  

06-06-09 - Sparta is a new champion!!! She finished with style, going Winners Bitch & Best of Winners for a 4 point major at a RRCUS supported show!!!! Thank you for the awesome handling Mary Lynne & thank you to judge Skip Herendeen for putting up Sparta. He had nothing but nice words to say about miss Sparta Mae : ) Woohoo!!

 05-30-09 -
Sparta takes Winners Bitch & Best Opposite today for another 2 points! Thank you Mary Lynn Elliott for the beautiful handling of Miss Sparta and thank you judge Mrs.Julie Holm for the win : ) 13 points to date. Sparta also passed her CERF eye exam with flying colors.

05-02-09 - Sparta won Best Adult in the B match held today by CRRC!! Yay Sparta : )) Thank you Dr.Laurie Stargell for the win and judging that day! 

04-11-09 - Sparta wins her 3rd major!! She was Best of Winners & Best Opposite : ) Thank you to Mary Lynne Elliott and Susan Ralston for showing Sparta and thank you to judge Miss.Ann Schwartz! Sparta now has 11 points. 

02-14-09- Sparta gets her 2nd major today at the big Denver show!! Thank you Mary Lynne Elliott for the beautiful handling of Sparta! Thank you Judge Steven Gladstone.

09-22-08 - Sparta wins 4th place in Sweepstakes at the National Specialty in Gettysburg,PA for her age group...thank you Mary Lynne Elliott for the nice job out there in the ring!!

08-30-08 -
Sparta wins Best Puppy & Group 3 in Cheyenne,WYO. Great job little Sparta! Yes, even I showed her : )) 

08-16-08 - Sparta wins a 5 POINT MAJOR at our RRCUS supported show in Greeley!! There was an entry of 61 ridgebacks. Sparta won winners bitch & best of winners!!! This is truely an amazing win for any dog. She just turned 11 months old. Thank you to Sue Jahn for showing her on this great day! Thank you Mrs. Nykiel for honoring such a correct puppy.  

Sparta aka Strasridge's Valour of Regiment wins BEST PUPPY IN SWEEPSTAKES at the RRCUS sponsored show in Colorado Springs on 6-7-08!!! With a very large entry, this is an awesome win! She looked and moved beautifully right long with Mary Lynne Elliott who was showing her. Thank you to judge Mrs. Cindy Scott.