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Sanctioned Agility Trial

December 31 2010 - January 2 2011

Another New Year's Celebration!!

High Goal Farm

Greenwich, NY

(indoors, 1 ring on mats, enclosed with ring gating)

Our judges were Eileen Keegan and Kim Malmer - THANKS!

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Crosley Geyer


The winner of the second annual
Heart of Sandy award, selected by judges
Eileen Keegan and Kim Malmer, is
Mariday Geyer and Crosley. 







Photo courtesy Canines in Action, Dottie Piroha

            Congratulations to the following new title winners!

Cassi Isachsen and Zeus, C-ATCh & Wildcard Champion with guest handler Jodi Pangman
Keith St. John and Amaia, C-ATCh
Missy Winsman and Meadow, C-ATCh and Standard Champion

Trisha Flanagan and Tessie, Level 5 Snooker Championship
Carrie Yakush and Caterpillar, Level 5 Jumpers Championship 
Carrie Yakush and Ladybug, Level 5 Wildcard Championship
Julie Mihalcik and Bandit, Level 5 Wildcard Championship
Bob Domfort and Maurice, Level 5 Wildcard Championship

Dottie Piroha and Liesl, Level 2 Standard title
Kara Grogan and Rebel, Level 4 Standard title
Julie Stauffer and Dixie, Level 3 Strategy and Level 4 Fun titles
Laurie Kurtzman and Logan, Level 3 Standard title and Level 3 completed
Julie Mihalcik and Bandit, Level 4 Strategy and level 4 completed!
Julie Mihalcik and Conifer, Level 4 Fun, Strategy and Handler titles
Karen Phillips and Lexi, Level 1 Standard, Handler and Fun titles
Donna Legg and MacGyver, Level 3 Fun title
Missy Winsman and Quinn, Level 4 Fun title
Carrie Yakush and Nebraska, Level 4 Handler and Fun titles
Deb Percenti and Trixie, Level 3 Strategy title
Sue Vitro and Hattie, Level 4 Fun title
Sue Vitro and Jack, Level 3 Strategy title
Chris Penna and Gunner, Level 1 Fun title
Gaye Mastrianni and Shelby, Level 3 Strategy title
John Green and Abbie, Level 3 Handler title
Susan Marsicano and Fern, Level 2 Handler and Fun titles
Susan Marsicano and Amelia, Level 2 Fun title
Keith St. John and Urtzi, Level 2 Handler and Level 3 Fun titles
Becky Potter and Seamus, Level 1 Fun and Handler Titles
Trisha Stall and Lucy, Level 3 Fun and Strategy Titles

The following teams had a perfect weekend (12 runs, 12 Q's)- congratulations!

Wendy Cerilli and Breyer (a.k.a. Slinger's little brother)
Melanie Mason and McGee
Harald Witting and Dolly
Harald Witting and Sienna
Julie Stauffer and Dixie



Confirmation letters have gone out: December 26, 2010

Hello, Exhibitors!

Thank you for entering the New Year’s 2010-2011 CPE Trial hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training.  This is your entry confirmation. We have a total of 187 dogs entered for 414 runs on Friday, 394 runs on Saturday and 412 runs on Sunday.  

This trial is 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 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.

Site Details:   

There are a few rules that we're asking people to follow so that we can use High Goal Farm for future trials.   The pond, barn, livestock, woods, and Cerilli house are off limits to anyone at the trial.  Anything else that is roped off is also off limits to anyone at the trial. There is a large field on the side of the agility building for exercising your dogs.   Dogs not in the warm up area or in the ring must be leashed at all times.   No smoking is allowed in the building.   No alcohol or drugs are allowed at the trial site.   Please clean up after yourself and your dog(s).  There will be garbage receptacles for dog waste, cigarette butts, and any other garbage.  Please bring water for your dogs.  Crating space is limited, so please conserve space by stacking crates if possible and by using only high occupancy x-pens.  Please be considerate of folks who will be crating their dogs in their vehicles by leaving the parking spaces adjacent to the building for them.  Thanks in advance for complying with the above requests.  In addition, please note that the building will be kept at approximately 58 degrees, so come prepared to dress in several light layers while in the building.


·         Perfect weekend rosettes will be awarded to teams achieving Q’s in all 12 runs.

·         Second Annual “Heart of Sandy” Award.  The judges will give this award to the dog who clearly enjoys the game and gives his/her all when out there on course.  It is in honor of Sandy, who gave her heart for me every time we went into the agility ring up until and including her last trial, which was New Year’s 2007-2008.

Check-in, Measuring, and Starting Times:

Thursday:      Check in, Measuring and Setup on Thursday night (12/30) from 5:00-6:30 PM. 

Also, from 4-8 pm Wendy Cerilli will be holding run throughs at the trial site, on a nested standard course.  The cost is $6 for the first run and $4 for each additional run with the same dog.  Even if you have not pre-registered, you can still participate in run throughs.  Contact Wendy Cerilli, agilitytraining@yahoo.com 518-692-8758, for more information.

Friday &:       
Building will be open for setup starting at 6:45am
Check-in and measuring will be from 7:00 – 7:30
General/Judges’ briefing 7:30, 1st dog on the line immediately following course walkthrough

Sunday:        Building will be open for setup starting at 6:45am
                    Check-in and measuring will be from 7:00 – 7: 15
General/Judges’ briefing 7:15, 1st dog on the line immediately following course walkthrough

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

Friday, December 31 (Small to Large dogs)

   Jumpers (Kim)       Levels 3/4/5/C, 1/2
   Wildcard (Kim)       Levels 3/4/5/C, 1/2
   Standard (Eileen)   Levels 4/5/C, 3, 2, 1
   Jackpot (Eileen)     Levels 4/5/C, 3, 1/2

 Saturday, January 1 (Large to Small dogs)

   Snooker (Eileen)   Levels 1/2, 3/4/5/C
   Colors (Eileen)      Levels 1/2, 3/4/5/C
   FullHouse (Kim)    Levels 1/2/3, 4/5/C
   Standard (Kim)     Levels 1, 2, 3, 4/5/C

 Sunday, January 2 (16”, 20”, 24”, 4”, 8”, 12”)

   Jackpot (Kim)        All Levels (will run in 2 groups: 16-24” and then 4-12”)
   Standard (Kim)      Levels 4/5/C, 2/3, 1
   Wildcard (Eileen)   Levels 3/4/5/C, 1/2
   Jumpers (Eileen)   Levels 3/4/5/C, 1/2


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


The volunteer schedule will be posted on the AgileDogs website by Wednesday 12/29.  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.


We are pleased to have Pork n Jojos, Eric and Joanne Lapine, as our food vendor!  They will be offering breakfast and lunch all weekend, and will be located outside at the “back” end of the building.  Volunteers will get lunch tickets good at the food vendor.


Yipee!!  Canines In Action, Dottie Piroha, will be taking action shots of your dogs on Friday and Sunday (on Saturday she’ll be running her own dogs).  Upon request she will also do special photo shoots.


During the trial, move-ups 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, December 27th.  Any changes to entries made after that date will be subject to a $5 service change fee.


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

Directions to the Trial Site:

From North or South (Saratoga Springs): take Exit 14 of I-87 (Northway) and follow the signs for Rte 29, east. Go 9 miles on Rte 29 to Schuylerville. Take a right at Cumberland Farms. Go 0.3 miles to the light and take a left at the light, following Rte 29. You will pass the Washington County Fairgrounds. 2.7 miles past the fairgrounds, take a right at the Battenkill Vet Clinic onto Rte 40, south. Go 0.3 miles. Take a left onto Bulson at the Elks Club. Go 0.4 miles. Take a right onto Hegeman's Bridge Road, Go 0.2 miles and take a left onto Louse Hill Road. Go 0.2 miles and turn right up the driveway to High Goal Farm.

From South or East, alternate route: Take Route 22 North through the towns of Petersburgh and Hoosick. In Cambridge, take a left onto Route 372 West, and follow for 10 miles. Take a left on Hill Street (this is the end of Route 372, it's at a traffic light); follow for 1.4 miles (it becomes Hegeman Bridge Road). Turn left onto Louse Hill Road, follow for 0.2 miles and turn right up the driveway to High Goal Farm.


Contact information:

Trisha Stall, Trial Chairperson  trisha@agiledogs.net or 518-331-7814
Marjorie Stall
, Trial Secretary  marge@agiledogs.net or 518-794-0168