Sanctioned Agility Trial
October 31-November 1, 2009
New Lebanon, NY
FEO runs accepted!
(outdoors, 1 ring on grass, enclosed with fencing)
Our judges were Jeff Boyer and Eileen Keegan - THANKS!
Congratulations to the following teams!
Jill Nestor and Breezey C-ATCh
Michelle DeSantis and Gizmo (Michelle, is this right?), Extrordinaire title
Sheila Vara and Willie, Extrordinaire title
Julie Mihalcik and Piggy (16 years old!), FullHouse Championship
The following teams had a perfect weekend - congratulations!
Craig Chittenden and Flirt
Sheila Vara and Willie
Saturday, October 31
Sunday, November 1
October 23, 2009
Because this trial was unlimited, and we received a lot of entries, we
are going to run one class a day in a second ring, judged by Eileen
Keegan, so that we can finish before dark each day.
We will accommodate any conflicts between rings, so don’t worry,
you won’t miss a run! Walk
throughs in the
There are many newbies to agility attending this weekend’s trial, so if
this describes you, please don’t be shy about asking questions, and if
you’re a veteran to the game, please mentor the new folks as much as
possible, we were all there once! We hope you will all have fun this
weekend. To help make the weekend go smoothly, please volunteer to
help whenever possible (more on that below).
· Perfect weekend rosettes will be awarded to teams achieving Q’s in all 9 runs.
Two 100’ x 100’ fully enclosed rings will be used. Conflicts are inevitable, but we will make sure you never miss a run, so don't panic! Every conflict will be accommodated as long as you tell the gate stewards that you have a conflict. Electronic timing will be used in both rings.
Check-in, Measuring, and Starting Times:
available for set-up starting at 4:30 pm (if
you come earlier, we will ask for and
Saturday: Check-in and measuring will be from 7:15 – 7:45
General / Judges’ briefing 7:45, 1st dog on the line in Sandy Ring:
8:15 AM, 1st dog on the line in Crystal
Sunday: Check-in and
measuring will be from 6:45 – 7: 15
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.
TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE:
The following class, level, and height order is tentative, and subject to change if necessary.
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.
If you didn’t volunteer to work but would like to help out, please
After the completion of runs in both rings on Saturday, we will be having a dog costume parade (handlers are welcome to dress up, too!). Bob and Trisha (and perhaps Jeff also) will be awarding prizes at their discretion based on entrants in this parade.
During the trial, move-ups in Standard from
Saturday to Sunday 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. There will be
no move-ups in the Standard classes on Saturday.
Animal ER of the Berkshires (at the
From the South:
Take the New York State Thruway North to exit 21A, the "Berkshire Spur",
and get off at exit B3 (Austerlitz/New Lebanon). * Follow signs for
Route 22 North. Take Route 22 North for approximately 9 miles to the
From the West:
Take the New York State Thruway to exit 24,
From the East:
Take the Mass Turnpike to the
From the North:
Bob Domfort, Trial Chairperson Bob@agiledogs.net 518-237-7712
Marjorie Satll, Trial Secretary Marge@agiledogs.net 518-794-0168