Sanctioned Agility Trial
August 10-11, 2013
Sugar Bush Farm
(outside in 2 enclosed rings)
Our judges will be Mike Conroy and Eileen Keegan
August 4, 2013
Hello, Everyone! Thank you for entering the August 10-11, 2013 CPE trial hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training, the 8th Annual “Crystal’s Spirit Award” Trial. This is your entry confirmation. Your individual entry confirmation will be coming in a separate email. Please be sure to look at it closely and let me know of any errors or move ups. We have 426 runs on Saturday and 491 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. We will be utilizing a second ring for some classes to minimize down time, and Eileen Keegan will be judging one class each day (see schedule below). 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 and for any changes to the schedule.
Perfect weekend rosettes will be awarded to teams achieving Q’s in all 10 runs.
EIGHTH 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.
Check-in, Measuring, and Starting Times:
measuring, will be from 7:00 – 7:30
Measuring: See the website (www.agiledogs.net) for the list of dogs who will need to get measured at this trial.
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
TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE:
The following class, level, and height order is tentative, and subject to change if necessary.
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.
The volunteer schedule will be posted on the AgileDogs website by Thursday. Thanks to all who volunteered! If you want to volunteer or have questions, please email Lisa Norris, firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
We are pleased to have Cam’s Kitchen on board as our food vendor at this trial! They will be offering breakfast and lunch all weekend. Volunteers will get lunch tickets good at the food vendor.
MOVE-UPS - CLOSING DATE:
During the trial, move-ups in Standard, Jackpot, and
Snooker 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.
RULES: CPE has initiated new rules effective February 1, 2013; review the CPE website for details (www.k9cpe.com).
Animal ER of the Berkshires (at the Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital)
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
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
From the North:
Directions from the 22/43
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 grey house
with a small satellite dish. The road right next to that house is
Bob Domfort, Trial Chairperson Bob@agiledogs.net 518-237-7712
Marge Stall, Trial Secretary Trials@agiledogs.net 518-331-7814