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Sanctioned Agility Trial

July 3-4, 2010

Shatford Park

New Lebanon, NY

(2 fully enclosed rings outside on grass)

Our judges will be Tami McClung and Maureen Sullivan


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July 1:  I just found out this afternoon that I have one less person helping with setup tomorrow, which leaves... only one person helping with setup!  I do pay well for this, as I know it's manual labor <g>, and lunch will be provided.  Anyone that's available (and feel free forward to anyone you know that might be interested), even if you're not entered in the USDAA trial this weekend, please email me.  I plan on starting to set up at Shatford Park at 11:30 Friday morning.  Everyone who comes to help will receive a $15 AgileDogs coupon for each hour worked!


The Trial Committee of AgileDogs Agility Training recognize exhibitors concerns about the new ruling allowing for 24" weave pole bases.  After much discussion this morning, it was decided that in all fairness to competitors and the short time between this ruling's effective date (today, July 1st, and the ruling was put up on the USDAA website on June 30th) and the actual USDAA AgileDogs Event, that we will be using the "old" style weave poles for this event.   We are currently using 21-1/2" bases. 
For future USDAA Events,  AgileDogs will be using the 24" weave poles.
We thank you for your understanding.
Debbie Wlodarski
Trial Committee Chairperson 


There are holes in the worker schedule both days; please see a chief ring steward any time you can help - thanks!

Saturday worker's Schedule               Sunday worker's Schedule


June 28, 2010

Hello, Exhibitors!

Thank you for entering the July 3 & 4, 2010
 USDAA Trial hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training.  This is your final entry confirmation. We have a total of 398 runs on Saturday and 356 runs on Sunday.   With your help things will run smoothly and our days will not be long.  We hope you will have fun this weekend.  To help make the weekend go smoothly, please help whenever possible! 

Some important notes:


PLEASE double check your entry information below carefully! Corrections and changes must be sent to kritters@bcn.net by noon, Wednesday June 30, 2010.  Corrections made after June 30th will be subject to a $5 change fee, no matter whose mistake it is. 

Shatford Park details:

1.       It is absolutely required that you pick up after your dog.  Failure to do so will result in being excused from the trial.

  1.   Bring your own chairs and shade.

3.       There is a creek and hiking trail in the area behind the park (entrance is in the back left corner past the little league field).

4.       Remember that ticks abound in this area, so be sure to check your dogs for ticks, especially if you walk them in the woods.

5.       Cars must be parked in designated areas, and may not be driven around the rings after the general briefing each day.

Trial Format: 

Two 100’ x 100’ 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:

Friday:              Check-in will be from 5-6 pm.   We will have measuring if one of the judges arrives by then.

Saturday:          Check-in and measuring will be from 7:00 – 7:45 am 

General / Judges’ briefing 7:45.

Sunday:            Check-in and measuring will be from 7:15 – 7: 30 am 

General / Judges’ briefing 7:30.


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 before the trial on www.agiledogs.net


The volunteer schedule will be posted on the AgileDogs website on Wednesday night 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 you didn't sign up to work and are interested in helping, we'd love to add you to our volunteer list!  Please contact Trisha Stall, trisha@agiledogs.net.  Also, if you're interested in helping out either with setup on Friday afternoon or takedown on Sunday afternoon, we'll be giving each person that helps us a special thank-you gift.  Contact Trisha if you can help out in this capacity.


·         Food Our food vendor will be Pork ‘n Jojos, providing breakfast and lunch.

·        Pet Massage:  Becky Therian, theanimaltouch.com, canine massage. 

·        DOG Clothing, toys, treats:  Louise Miller, doggiesdufflebag.com


Animal ER of the Berkshires 
(at the Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital)
1634 West Housatonic Street 
Pittsfield, Mass.


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

Saturday, July 3

Sunday, July 4

Sandy Ring

Tami McClung

PVP/Team Jumpers

PIII/Masters Snooker

PVP/Team Snooker

PIII/Masters Gamblers

PVP/Team Standard

Perf. Grand Prix/Grand Prix

PIII/Masters Standard


Crystal Ring

Maureen Sullivan

PII/Advanced Gamblers

PI/Starters Gamblers

PII/Advanced  Standard

PI/Starters  Standard

PII/Advanced Snooker

PI/Starters Snooker

Brace Game

Sandy Ring

Tami McClung

Team/PVP Gamblers  Advanced/PII Gamblers

Masters/PIII Gamblers

Starters/PI Standard

Masters/PIII Standard

Team/PVP Relay

Masters/PIII Pairs Relay

Masters/PIII Jumpers


Crystal Ring

Maureen Sullivan

Advanced/PII Pairs Relay  Starters/PI Pairs Relay 

Advanced/PII Standard

Starters/PI Gamblers

Advanced/PII Snooker

Starters/PI Snooker Advanced/PII Jumpers  Starters/PI Jumpers 












Directions to the Trial Site:

Shatford Park is located in New Lebanon; the street address is just north of 14755 Route 22.

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 town of New Lebanon. At the red blinking light take a right to stay on Route 22 North. **About a mile later, take a left just before the old Hess Gas Station (now boarded up) to stay on Route 22 North; go 3/4 mile, past New Lebanon Central School.  You’ll see the park on the left.  Go past the park and take a left after the New Lebanon Town Hall onto Old Post Road.  Go 0.2 miles to the park entrance on the left.

From the West: Take the New York State Thruway to exit 24, Albany. Stay on I-90 (this is a no-toll section) until exit 11E, which is Route 20 East.  Turn right onto 20 East, and follow it for approximately 17 miles; go straight through the blinking yellow light in New Lebanon.  Follow directions from ** above.

From the East: Take the Mass Turnpike to the New York State line, where it becomes the New York Thruway. Take the very first exit in New York, Exit B3 (Austerlitz/New Lebanon), and follow directions from * above.

From the North:  Take Route 22 South.  Go through the towns of Berlin and Stephentown.  1.8 miles after passing into Columbia County, take Old Post Road on the right (at the base of the hill).  Be careful, as the road comes up on you quickly.  Go 0.2 miles to the park entrance on the left. 

Contact information:

Trial Chairperson: Debbie Wlodarski, Debbie@agiledogs.net, 518-346-7988
Trial Secretary: Val Reiner
, Val@agiledogs.net  413-743-9354