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Sanctioned Agility Trial

December 31, 2011 - January 2, 2012

High Goal Farm

Greenwich, NY

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

Our judge was John Raymond - THANKS for a great time!

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The Third Annual Heart of Sandy Award was selected by our esteemed judge John Raymond. 

He picked Mary Van De Carr and Charlie! Charlie Van De Carr

This team is so super.  Charlie is a Miniature Schnauzer. Mary is in her 80's, and runs courses with a wheeled walker. And she really can move around the course! The best thing is that Charlie, like Dozer before him, has learned to read the special signals Mary gives with her walker wheels and an additional special verbal command taught by Mary (to go to the other side of the walker). Charlie has come a long way in the year he's been trialing, and is currently in levels 4 and 5. It's a testament to Mary and her bond with all of her dogs (she is heavily into rescue, and many of her own dogs are rescues) that she's has success. The cheers went on for several minutes when it was announced.

Photo courtesy Canines in Action, Dottie Piroha

Major Award Winners!

Trisha Stall and Jart - CATE

Laura Tilbury and Spencer - C-ATCH2
Judy Raffone and Scotty - CS-ATCh3
Trisha Stall and Lucy - C-ATCh
Wendy Cerilli and Colt - C-ATCh
Keith St. John and Amaia - C-ATCh2
Julie Mihalcik and Bandit - C-ATCh
Joan Healey and Ginger - C-ATCh

Other big titles, in no particular order:

Kathleen Kalwa and Katie, Enthusiast Jumpers level 5 Champion
Cathy Reardon and Casey, Level 2 Strategy and overall level titles, Level 3 fun
Laura Tilbury and Spencer, Jumpers level 5 Champion
Hilda Kastanis and Misty, Jumpers level 5 Champion and Standard Level 4
Karen Witting and Pixel, Standard Level 3
Jennifer Antal and Bella, Standard Level 1
Tammy Adels and Killian, Standard Level 2
Carol Kennedy and Logan, Wildcard level 5 Champion
Becky Potter and Seamus, Level 2 fun and handler titles
Darcy Hutchinson and Hollye, Level 4 overall title
Darcy Hutchinson and Belle, Level 4 Standard
Julie Mihalcik and Conifer, Specialist level 4 handler
Julie Mihalcik and Bandit, Level 5 Snooker Champion
Carrie Yakush and Oklahoma, Level 5 Snooker Champion and level 5 Standard Champion
Joyce Witting and Tinker, Colors Level C Extrordinaire
Jim Brown and Lola Star, Level 2 handler
Deb Percenti and Trixie, Level 4 Standard
Barb Fribourg and Bella, Level 2 overall title
Lindsay Hill and Tess, Level 3 fun

Perfect Weekends (12 runs over all 3 days, 12 Q's)

Wendy Cerilli and Colt (Aussie)

Wendy Cerilli and Orso (Aussie)

Lisa Zassowski and Misha (Pembroke Corgi)

Laura Raymond and Liz (All American, and Sandy lookalike :-) )




December 23, 2011 - confirmation letters have gone out.

Hello, Exhibitors!

Thank you for entering the New Year’s 2011-2012 CPE Trial hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training.  This is your entry confirmation. We have a total of 160 dogs entered for 391 runs on Friday, 392 runs on Saturday and 385 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.

·         Third 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:

Friday:         There will be no check in or measuring on Friday night (1/30), but you may set up any time
                   during run throughs (4pm-7pm)

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.

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
Monday         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.

Saturday, December 31 (Small to Large dogs)

   Jumpers        Levels 1/2, 3/4/5/C
   Jackpot         Levels 1/2, 3, 4/5/C
   Standard       Levels 4/5/C, 3, 2, 1
   Wildcard       Levels 1/2, 3/4/5/C

Sunday, January 1 (Large to Small dogs)

   FullHouse      All Levels (will run in 2 groups; 16-24” and then 4-12”)
   Standard       Levels 4/5/C, 3, 2, 1
   Colors           Levels 1/2, 3/4/5/C
   Snooker        Levels 3/4/5/C, 1/2

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

   Wildcard       Levels 3/4/5/C, 1/2
   Jackpot        All Levels (will run in 2 groups: 16-24” and then 4-12”)
   Standard      Levels 1, 2/3, 4/5/C
   Jumpers       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 12/28.  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.


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 26th.  Any changes to entries made after that date will be subject to a $5 service change fee.


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.

Trisha Stall


Contact information:

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