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Sanctioned Agility Trial

August 14-15, 2010

Sugar Bush Farm

Stephentown, NY

(outdoors, 2 ring on grass, enclosed with fencing)

Our judges were Lesa McCann-Layman and Bobbie Kurivial - THANKS!

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The Crystal's Spirit Award winner for 2010 was:

Shanon Waddingham and Siddartha ("Sidd")


Pictures Courtesy Canines In Action

to the following new title winners!

Cassi Isachsen and Thunder, CT-ATCh
Lois Platt and O'My, C-ATCh
Melissa Ferbuson and Logan, C-ATCh 2
Keith St. John and Amaia, Level 5 Champion Standard title
Cassi Isachsen and Thunder, Level 5 Champion Enthusiast Standard title
Seroe Michaud and Oreo, Level 5 Champion Standard title

Linda Patenaude and Suzy, Level 5 Champion Jackpot title

Laurie Kurtzman and Logan, Level 2 overall title
Carol Bolduc and Zeal, Level 4 overall title
Lisa Murphy and Yahnah, Level 1 Handler title
Craig Chittenden and Flirt, Level 4 Strategy and Level 4 overall titles
Blake Rivas and Scooter, Level 1 Fun and Handler titles
Dottie Piroha and Liesl, Level 2 Handler title
Keith St. John and Urtzi, Level 2 Fun title
Lois Platt and Rayna, Level 3 Standard title
Lois Platt and Journey, Level 2 Fun title
Deb Percenti and Trixie, Level 3 Handler and Fun titles, Level 2 Standard title
Leslie Haller and Soleil, Level 2 overall title
Joyce Stephenson and Circe, Level 1 Standard, Strategy and Handler titles
Gaye Mastrianni and Shelby, Level 2 Fun and Level 3 Handler titles
Lisa Norris and Pistol, Level 2 Standard and overall titles
Lisa Murphy and Bo, Level 3 Standard title
Matt Learell and Zoe, Level 1 Strategy and overall titles
Leslie Haller and Soleil, Level 2 Standard title
Dawn Sroczynski and Zippity, Level 1 Standard, Handler, and overall titles
Sandy Herr and Tide, Level 3 Standard and overall titles
Carol Ann Carlo and Tonka, Level 4 Handler and Fun titles

The following teams had a perfect weekend (10 runs, 10 Q's)- congratulations!

Lois Platt and Rayna
Dawn Sroczynski and Zippity



August 9, 2010

Hello, Exhibitors!

Thank you for entering the August 14 and 15, 2010, CPE trial hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training.  This is your entry confirmation. Your entry confirmation will come in a separate email shortly.  Please to be sure to look at it closely and let me know of any errors or move ups.  We have 127 dogs entered for 524 runs on Saturday and 434 runs on Sunday. 

This trial is nearly full to capacity!  We are going to do our best to move the trial along efficiently while making sure everyone has a safe and successful run and gets their time in the ring.  Walk throughs will be timed at 8 minutes all weekend long.  We will be counting on our volunteers (thank you so, so much!) to help make the weekend go smoothly.  Please listen to both the general briefing in the morning and the judge’s class briefings for ways we can make the trial run more efficiently.


Perfect weekend rosettes will be awarded to teams achieving Q’s in all 10 runs.

In addition we will be giving out the firth annual Crystal's Spirit award.  This award is given in memory of Crystal, Trisha’s first agility dog and her inspiration for starting AgileDogs Agility Training. The judges will give this award to a dog/handler team that aren't necessarily the fastest or get the most Q’s, but that has the most fun and the handler gets the most out of the dog - you know, like Crystal was in her day.  

Run Throughs Friday Afternoon:

We will have run throughs on a CPE standard course, 2 levels nested, $5 for the first run, $3 for each additional run of the same dog; each dog will get 2 minutes in the ring.  Toys and treats may be used, but please no crumbly treats (else we'll have to clean up the ring in the dark before the trial the next day!).  Dogs should be comfortable on equipment; no other pre-requisites to come and play! No pre-registration required.


Walk throughs will begin at 4 pm, first dog on the line at 4:30.  We'll rotate through jump heights and have subsequent walk throughs.  Run throughs will end at or around 7 PM.


If you'd like to volunteer to help with run throughs, please contact Trisha at trisha@agiledogs.net.  Volunteers will get 2 free runs in the run throughs for helping out.  Jobs include taking money, facilitating the running order, setting bars, and running leashes.  Volunteers must help for at least 90 minutes to get their free runs.  Thank you!

Check-in, Measuring, and Starting Times:

Friday:              Check-in, measuring, and setup on Friday night (6/18) from 6:00-7:30 PM.

Saturday:          Check-in and measuring will be from 7:00 – 7:30
                        General / Judges’ briefing 7:30

Sunday             Check-in and measuring will be from 7:00 – 7: 15
                        General / Judges’ briefing 7:15

: See the website (www.agiledogs.net) for the list of dogs who will need to get measured at this trial.


The following class, level, and height order is tentative, and subject to change if necessary.

Saturday, August 14 (Heights 4” to 24”)

Sandy Ring – Lesa McCann-Layman

Standard Round 1: 45C, 3, 2, 1

Standard Round 2: 45C, 23, 1

Crystal Ring – Bobbie Kurivial

Jumpers 12, 345C

Wildcard 345C, 12

Jackpot 12, 3, 45C

Sunday, August 15 (Heights 24” to 4”)

Sandy Ring – Bobbie Kurivial

Standard Round 1: 1, 2, 3, 45C

Standard Round 2: 1,23, 45C

Crystal Ring – Lesa McCann-Layman

Colors 345C, 12

FullHouse 123, 45C

Snooker 345C, 12

There will be NO measuring of dogs AFTER the Judges Briefing begins each day – ALL DOGS WITHOUT A PERMANENT HEIGHT CARD MUST BE MEASURED before the Judges’ Briefing in order to show that day – THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.



Only a few copies of the run catalog will be available at the trial.  The catalog will be available for download and printing on Wednesday night at www.agiledogs.net


The volunteer schedule will be posted on the AgileDogs website by Wednesday.  Thanks to all who volunteered!

Please do not worry about conflicts between classes you’re working and classes you’re running in.  All workers will be accommodated.  You can move your dog within a class to make sure you have time to concentrate on having a successful run with your 4-footed partner.

If your job for a given class is timer, scribe, assistant scribe, or gate steward, please report to the chief ring steward when the briefing for the class begins, so you can prepare for your job and so the judge can brief you if needed – thanks!  If your job is anything not already mentioned, you can report any time before or during the walk through.


Pet Massage:  Becky Therian, www.theanimaltouch.com, canine massage (Chalupa recommends Becky quite highly).


We are pleased to have a food vendor at our trial!  It will be Pork n Jojo’s (a.k.a. Eric and Joanne Lapine), and they will be offering breakfast and lunch all weekend.  Volunteers will get lunch tickets good at the food vendor.  (Chalupa is fond of their breakfast sandwiches.)


During the trial, move-ups in Standard will be taken at the show, and must be submitted to the Show Secretary before the completion of the last class of the day.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

The deadline for contacting the secretary with move ups or corrections before the trial is the end of day on Tuesday, August 10th.  Any changes to entries made after that date will be subject to a $5 service change fee.

RULES:  CPE has initiated new rules effective February 1, 2007; review the CPE website for details (www.k9cpe.com).


Animal ER of the Berkshires (at the Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital)
1634 West Housatonic Street

, MA


760 East Road
, Stephentown, NY  12168

From the East: Take the Mass Pike to the end. Continue on I-90 to the next exit, B-3 in Canaan, NY. At the end of the ramp go right, 22 North. In New Lebanon, Route 20 and 22 run together for a short while. Make sure you stay on Route 22 by bearing left just before a boarded-up gas station on the left. Continue approximately 4 miles to the traffic light in Stephentown where Routes 22 and 43 intersect. Go straight to continue on 22 North. Follow Directions from the 22/43 Intersection below. 

From the West: Take I-90 East to Exit 11E - Route 20 East. Continue on Route 20 East until it joins Route 22 North. Follow Directions from the 22/43 Intersection below. 

Alternate directions from the west (takes less time, but has hilly and curvy sections just North of Stephentown): from the non-toll section of I-90 take exit 8, Route 43 Eastbound. Follow for approximately 8 miles to the intersection of routes 66 and 43 in Sand Lake. Turn right at the light to stay on Route 43. Follow for approximately 10 more miles through Stephentown to the light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 43. Turn left at the light onto Route 22.  Follow Directions from the 22/43 Intersection below. 

From the North: From Hoosick Falls you will take Route 22 South. Go through the town of Berlin.  Approximately 3 miles south of the Berlin Jr./Sr. High School on your left is Giles Road or County Route 33.  Take that road, it takes a sharp right at a horse farm (you’ll see tan buildings and split rail fencing on the right). You will go over a little bridge, you'll see farm buildings and straight ahead on the right you will see the training building - white domed roof with tan walls and windows. There is a driveway marked by two metal fence posts just before the building; follow that driveway to the ring and parking. 

Directions from the 22/43 Intersection: Heading North on Route 22, you'll go up a hill where 22 becomes 2 lanes. It goes back down to one lane after you get to the top of the hill and you will pass a mobile home park on your right. Just after that there is a brown house with a big satellite dish. The road right next to that house is Giles Road or County Route 33.  Take that road, it takes a sharp right at a horse farm (you’ll see tan buildings and split rail fencing on the right). You will go over a little bridge, you'll see farm buildings and straight ahead on the right you will see the training building - white domed roof with tan walls and windows. There is a driveway marked by two metal fence posts just before the building; follow that driveway to the ring and parking.

Contact information:

Trisha Stall, Trial Chairperson  trisha@agiledogs.net
Jeff Boyer
, Trial Secretary  jeff@agiledogs.net or 518-346-7988
Crispy Bacon Chalupa, Trial Vendor QC, chalupa@agiledogs.net