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Sanctioned Agility Trial

August 13-14, 2011

Sugar Bush Farm

Stephentown, NY

(outside in 2 enclosed rings)

Our judges were Pat Saito and Ray Wheeler - THANKS!

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The Crystal's Spirit Award winner for the 6th annual award was:

Jill Nestor and Hopper

   (picture courtesy Canines in Action)

Congratulations to the following new title winners!

Deb Percenti and Ella, Level 5 Champion Standard title
Craig Chittenden and Flirt, Level 5 Champion Standard title
Keith St. John and Amaia, Level 5 Champion Jumpers title

Pat Hughes and Pip, Level 4 overall title
Donna Legg and MacGyver, Level 3 Handler & Strategy titles, and overall level 3 title
Dottie Piroha and Liesl, Level 2 Strategy title and overall level 2 title
Jill Nestor and Hopper, Level 1 Standard, Fun and Strategy titles
Kathy Steffens and Jamie, Level 1 overall title
Kathy Steffens and Toby, Level 1 overall title
Kathy Steffens and Toby, Level 3 Fun title

The following teams had a perfect weekend (8 runs, 8 Q's)- congratulations!

Janet Lavoie and Aaron
Jill Nestor and Breezey
Barbara Webster and Tessie
Joan Healey and Ginger
John Green and Abbie
Pat Hughes and Pip




August 5, 2011

Hello, Everyone!  Thank you for entering the August 13-14, 2011 CPE trial hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training.  This is your entry confirmation. Your individual entry confirmation will come in a separate email shortly.  Please be sure to look at it closely and let me know of any errors or move ups.  We have 164 dogs entered for 470 runs on Saturday and 465 runs on Sunday. 

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 7 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 8 runs.

6th Annual Crystal’s Spirit Award – will be given 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.  In memory of Crystal, my first agility dog.  For the first time this year, we will be giving a special “Crystal” award to the winner.

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 may be used, but please no treats since we’ll be using the ring for the trial the whole weekend long.  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 from 5:30-6:30 PM.

Saturday:         Check-in and measuring will be from 7:15 – 7:45
                        General / Judges’ briefing 7:45

Sunday            Check-in and measuring will be from 7:15 – 7: 30
                        General / Judges’ briefing 7:45

Measuring: 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 13 (Heights 4” to 24”)

Sandy Ring – Ray Wheeler
Jackpot 12, 3, 45C
Standard 1, 2, 3, 45C

Crystal Ring – Pat Saito
Jumpers 345C, 12
Wildcard 345C, 12

Sunday, August 14 (Heights 24” to 4”)

Sandy Ring – Pat Saito
FullHouse all levels
Standard 45C, 3, 2, 1

Crystal Ring – Ray Wheeler
Snooker 12, 345C
Colors 12, 345C

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 Thursday.  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.


  • Penny J Wills Photography, www.pennyjwillsphotography.com
  • Rebecca Ames, Whole Body Improvement Center/Tasty Treat Tent, www.wholebodyimprovementcenter.com
  • Suzan Zeh, Suzy Q Embroidery; custom embroidery work, towels & trophies, dog motifs, cutsy dog motifs, AKC and APDT Rally and various agility motifs, plus heat transfers and rhinestone garments with dog/agility motifs.
  • Becky Therian, The Animal Touch; canine massage therapy; www.theanimaltouch.com
  • Jamie Yates-Lee, Heaven and Earth Energy; acupressure and massage for dogs and chair massage for people; www.heavenandearthenergy.com
  • NEBCR (New England Border Collie Rescue), www.nebcr.org


We are pleased to again have 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. 


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 Monday, August  8th.  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).


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DIRECTIONS TO SUGAR BUSH FARM - 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 the 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 to stay on route 43.  Go approximately 1/2 mile on Route 43; just past Dave's Mini Mart and Gas station on the left will be Provost Road on the right (it's a dirt road). A Dog's Best Friend is the first house on the right; go past the house to the training building and ring area.

 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 gray house with a small 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 rings and parking.

Contact information:
Trisha Stall, Trial Chairperson  Trisha@agiledogs.net   518-331-7814
Marge Stall, Trial Secretary  Marge@agiledogs.net  518-794-0168