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Sanctioned Agility Trial

January 1-3, 2010

High Goal Farm

Greenwich, NY

FEO runs accepted!

(indoors, 1 ring on mats)

Our judge was Nancy May - THANKS!!

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Congratulations to the following new title winners!

Linda Armstrong and Kody, C-ATCh
Chris Schultz and Foxy Lady, C-ATCh
Chris Schultz and meME, C-ATCh
Bob Domfort and Arthur, C-ATCh
Jaime Gustafson and Reilly, C-ATCh
Lois Hammond and Bailey, CS-ATCh)

Ditz, 10,000 Lifetime Points Award

Donna Legg and MacGyver, Level 2 Fun, Handler and Standard - and Level 1 Overall
Mary Hofelich and Quint, Levels 3 Fun
Julie Mihalcik-Eno and Bandit, Level 3 Strategy - and Level 3 Overall
           Level 4 Handlers
Nancy Whittemore and Molly, Level 3 Strategy - and Level 3 Overall
Flicka, Level 1 Standard - and Level 1 Overall
Joan Pivorun-Wehrle and Dreamer, Level 4 Handler
Mary Van De Carr and Dozer, Level 4 Handler
Dottie Piroha and Liesl, Level 1 Standard and Strategy
Joyce Witting and Glory, Level 4 Fun
Hilda Kistanis and Chevy, Level 2 Handler
Cassi Isachen and Thunder, Level 4 Handler
Lisa Zassowski and Foomin, Level 5 Enthusiast Standard Championship
Louise Cacchio and Tony, Level 2 Standard
Carrie Griffen-Yakush and Nebraska, Level Standard and Strategy - and Level 3 Overall
Mary Van De Carr and Furbie, Level 1 Handler
Gaye Mastrianni and Shelby, Level 1 Fun - and Level 1 Overall
Diane Lynch and Roxie, Level 1 Fun
                                   Level 2 Handler
Garrett O'Dell and Pogo (run by Louise Cacchio), Level 2 Fun
                                                                         Level 2 Snooker
Melanie Mason and McGee, Level 4 Standard
Mariday Geyer and Crosley, Level 1 Fun - and Level 1 Overall
Roxie, Level 1 Strategy - and Level 1 Overall
Louise Cacchio and Cow, Level 2 Snooker
Trisha Flanagan and Sailor, Level 5 Snooker Championship
Corliss Goold and Meanta, Level 3 Fun
Jodi Pangman and Raini, Level 4 Strategy - and Level 4 Overall
Carrie Griffen-Yakush and Ladybug, Level 5 Standard Championship
Linda Breuning and Sparky, Level 5 Specialist Jackpot Championship
Rhonda Hermance and Trill, Level 1 Strategy - and Level 1 Overall
Tessie, Level 1 Strategy
Jim Brown and Mia May, Level 3 Handler
Debra Percenti and Ella, Level 3 Standard
Ella and Elizabeth Nace and Belle, Level 1 Standard
Amy Hershberger and Caper, Level 4 Handler
Barb Fribourg and Smudge, Level 5 Wildcard Championship
Lisa Zassowski and Misha, Level 5 Wildcard Championship
Jeff Boyer and Sizzle, Level 4 Handler - and Level 4 Overall


In addition, we gave away the first annual Heart of Sandy award. This award was created in honor of my Sandy whose last trial was New Year's CPE 2007-2008, and who passed away April 11, 2008. It was to be given to the dog who gives his/her all when out on course and who exemplifies the heart and spirit of agility.
Well, we had 2 winners - both of whom were competing as specialist (which Sandy did in her last Baileyyear competing in CPE), and were enjoying their last trial before retiring from agility. How fitting, how perfect. The winners were Lois Hammond and Bailey, and Debbie Wlodarski and Sampson. Congratulations to them both!



The following teams had a perfect weekend - congratulations!

Wendy Cerilli and Slinger
Wendy Cerilli and Colt
Wendy Cerilli and Breyer
Wendy Cerilli and Orso
Lisa Zassowski and Foomin


For those of you interested in Chris Schultz's recipes from the yummy food she provided later in the day each day, here they are!

Foxy Lady's Jalapeno Popper Dip

Makes enough for a large party.


·      4 (8 ounce) packages fat free cream cheese
1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chilies, drained  (Found in Mexican section)
1 jar pickled jalapeño pepper slices  (Found in Mexican section)
Garlic Powder
1 large container (about 4 cups) grated parmesan cheese (if desired, use part Mexican three cheese or Monterey jack)
Bread Crumbs
Tortilla Chips

In large bowl, soften the cream cheese
Mix in mayonnaise
Drain the canned green chilies, saving the juices and mix in 2 cans
Drain the jar of jalapeno peppers, saving the juices.
Mince half the jalapeño peppers and mix in.
Add garlic powder, cayenne pepper, more chilies, jalapeños and juices as desired until you get the taste and desired level of spiciness

Preheat oven to 350

Lightly grease a large (at least 13 x 9) baking pan and sprinkle with bread crumbs
Drop spoonfuls of mixture into pan.  Using a rubber spatula, gently spread until even.
Spread the cheese over the top
Add another thin layer of breadcrumbs

Bake 30 minutes or until cheese is brown. (Times will vary depending on what cheese you use, so keep an eye on it!)
If desired, broil for a few minutes to really get the cheeses bubbling.
For parties, slice into squares and carefully move to slow cooker.

Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, even veggies.

meME's Slow Cooker Stroganoff


This recipe will FILL a large slow cooker

·      3 pounds hamburger (85% fat)
2 large onions, chopped
1 large package sliced mushrooms (if desired)
5 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 containers sour cream
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup Red Wine
Garlic Powder
Onion Salt
2 bags egg noodles, cooked al dente


In the largest frying pan you can find… 

Add the olive oil.  Cook the onion and mushrooms (if using) until tender.  Remove onions to slow cooker. 

In frying pan, brown the hamburger.  Add red wine.  Reduce heat and let simmer to cook off alcohol.  Pour off fat. Lightly season with spices to taste and add to slow cooker.  

In slow cooker, stir 4 cans of soup into hamburger mixture.  Heat on high until bubbling.  Reduce to low. 

Gradually stir in sour cream, checking seasonings frequently. (You may not want to use all the sour cream.)  

When satisfied, if desired, gently fold in the noodles.  Or, keep mixture separate and serve on top of noodles.


Wing Man's Liver Brownies for Dogs


·      4 Eggs
1 containers chicken livers (12 oz)
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ tablespoon parsley
1 cups cornmeal


Preheat oven to 375 

In food processor or powerful blender, add the eggs, livers, garlic powder and parsley. (Be sure to crush the parsley in your hand before dropping it in.  That helps kill the smell!) 

Blend until smooth.  Gradually mix in the cornmeal. 

Lightly grease a 9” pan and pour mixture in. 

Bake 35 - 40 minutes.  Let cool.  Cut into small squares and thaw as needed. 

For a special occasion, frost with chicken baby food and decorate with dog cookies, greenie sprinkles, etc… 

December 26, 2009 - Confirmations have gone out.

Hello, Exhibitors!

Thank you for entering the New Year’s 2009-2010 CPE Trial hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training.  This is your entry confirmation. We have a total of 159 dogs entered for 400 runs on Friday, 406 runs on Saturday and 413 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.

·         1st Annual “Heart of Sandy” Award.  The judge will give this award to the dog who clearly enjoys the game and gives his/her all when out there on the 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 Thursdsay night (12/31) 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 – 7:45
General / Judges’ briefing 7:45, 1st dog on the line at 8:00 AM

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 at 7:30 AM

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, January 1 (Small to Large dogs)

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

Saturday, January 2 (Large to Small dogs)

   Colors       Levels 1/2, 3/4/5/C
   Standard   Levels 1, 2, 3, 4/5/C
   FullHouse  Levels 1/2/3, 4/5/C
   Snooker    Levels 1/2, 3/4/5/C

 Sunday, January 3 (16”, 20”, 24”, 4”, 8”, 12”)

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


There will be no food vendor at this trial, but we’ll be getting subs on Friday and Sunday, and pizza on Saturday, for volunteers.  If you’re not volunteering (that’s not many of you, I’m sure!) and want lunch, you can pay $5 and participate, but I recommend simply volunteering J


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 28th.  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   518-331-7814
Marjorie Satll, Trial Secretary  Marge@agiledogs.net  518-794-0168