My Background

What Is





My Dogs





Put Me on Mailing List!





Sanctioned Agility Trial

July 5-6, 2008

Altamont Fairgrounds

Brandle Rd, Altamont NY

(2 fully enclosed rings outside on grass)

Our judge was Kim Donnell - THANKS!

Download the premium in Adobe format

Get Adobe for Free

Download the premium in Word format

Congratulations to:

Teri Cesarek and Shine - ADCH!

Laura Tilbury and Spencer - MAD!

Pam Green and Kia - MAD!


Saturday, July 5

Masters/PIII Std Advanced/PII Std Starters/PI Std
Masters/PIII Gamblers Advanced/PII Gamblers Starters/PI Gamblers
Masters Pairs Advanced Pairs Starters/PI Pairs
Team/PV Standard Team/PV Snooker Team/PV Jumpers
  Brace Game  

Sunday, July 6

Masters/PIII Std Advanced/PII Std Starters/PI Std
Masters/PIII Snooker Advanced/PII Snooker Starters/PI Snooker
Masters Jumpers Advanced Jumpers Starters/PI Jumpers
Team/PV Gamblers Team/PV Relay Team/PV Final Results


June 30, 2008 - Confirmations have gone out!

Thank you for entering the AgileDogs July 2008 USDAA trial!  Special thanks for those who have volunteered to help.  Trials could not happen without the wonderful folks who volunteer to work!  If you have not yet volunteered but would like to, we still have openings on the schedule.  Contact Trisha (Trisha@agiledogs.net or 518-794-0168).  Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the sport of agility and be close to the action!  We'll have a worker raffle each day plus lunch tickets and snacks for all volunteers. 


There will be check in and setup on Friday night, from 5:00-6:30pm.   On Saturday and Sunday the grounds will be open for setup starting at 6:45am.  Check in and measuring will be from 7-7:45 AM on Saturday, with judge's briefing at 7:45.  On Sunday, check in will be from 7:15-7:30, with judge's briefing at 7:30.  All dogs without a permanent height card must be measured before the first class of the day starts.


We will have 2 food vendors for the weekend!  On Saturday we’ll have Redemption Christian Academy on site all day, and on Sunday we’ll have The Calico Kitchen.  In addition to providing breakfast and lunch items, all volunteer workers will get lunch tickets.


Barry Rosen Photography will be taking action agility shots both days.  His photos can be viewed online at www.barryrosen.com 


Other vendors (visit them, they all have great items!) will be Bird Dawg Embroidery, Fluggles, and Unique Magnetic Jewelry.

There will be a special award presented to the Most Patriotic Pooch this weekend.  The dog, handler, and/or tent area that is best decorated for the 4th of July holiday weekend will receive a $30 gas card, donated by Chris Schultz and Trisha Stall. 


Because of the light entries for this trial, we have decided to change the running order a bit.  We will still have 2 rings, but will be using one judge, Kim Donnell.  So as not to slow the show down, one ring will be built for the next class while the other ring is running a class; then, when the other ring’s class is done, the judge will switch rings and that ring will run while the other is being built for the next class.  Sound confusing?  Well, maybe the way I explained it here it is, but trust me, it’ll all make sense at the show!  What this system will allow us to do is to efficiently run the trial, to have no conflicts for workers or exhibitors, to give everyone plenty of walk through time, and to let everyone watch and cheer on everyone else’s runs!


Running Order:

Saturday, July 5 (Small to Large dogs, Performance followed by Championship)

   Crystal Ring    PII/Advanced Standard 

   Sandy Ring     PIII/Masters Gamblers

   Crystal Ring    PI/Starters Standard

   Sandy Ring     Perf. Versatility/Team Standard

   Crystal Ring    PII/Advanced Pairs

   Sandy Ring     PIII/Masters Pairs

   Crystal Ring    PI/Starters Pairs

   Sandy Ring     PIII/Masters Standard

   Crystal Ring    PII/Advanced Gamblers

   Sandy Ring     Perf. Versatility/Team Snooker

   Crystal Ring    PI/Starters Gamblers

   Sandy Ring     Perf. Versatility/Team Jumpers

   Crystal Ring    Brace Game



Sunday, July 6 (Large to Small dogs, Championship followed by Performance)

   Crystal Ring    Starters/PI Jumpers 

   Sandy Ring     Masters/PIII Jumpers

   Crystal Ring    Advanced/PII Jumpers

   Sandy Ring     Team/Perf. Versatility Gamblers

   Crystal Ring    Starters/PI Snooker

   Sandy Ring     Masters/PIII Standard

   Crystal Ring    Advanced/PII Snooker

   Sandy Ring     Team/Perf. Versatility Relay

   Crystal Ring    Starters/PI Standard *

   Sandy Ring     Masters/PIII Snooker *

   Crystal Ring    Advanced/PII Standard *


* NOTE: we may run Masters Snooker before Starters and Advanced Standard on Sunday if we need to facilitate the master’s ring to get the judge done so that she can make her flight out of Albany.  If that happens, another judge will step in to judge Advanced Standard and perhaps also Starters Standard.



Altamont Fairground is located on 129 Grand St, Altamont NY (we’ll be using Gate 3, which is NOT the main gate)


From Albany and points North—Take I-87 (Northway) south to the end which is Route 20.  Take a right (going west) on Route 20 through Guilderland (4 miles).  Turn left (West) on Route 146 at the light (at Stewarts Ice Cream Shop).  In about 5-1/2 miles, just AFTER the Altamont Fair sign on the left, take a left onto Brandle Road (look for an AgileDogs sign!).  In ½ mile will be the fairgrounds Gate 3 on the right.


From the West—Take 890 East to last exit (before Exit 25 of Thruway).  Take Route 146 West (Carmen Rd) to Route 20 (turn left).  Go east on Route 20 for ½ mile.  Turn right onto Route 146 West at the light (Stewarts Ice Cream Shop is on the corner) and follow for approximately 5-1/2 miles.  Take a left, just AFTER the Altamont Fair sign, at Brandle Road (look for an AgileDogs sign!).  In ½ mile will be the fairgrounds Gate 3 on the right.



·        Days Inn Albany SUNY, 1230 Western Ave, Albany, NY  (800) 804-6835; Rates: $76 single, $86 double; 25 minutes to show site

·        Days Inn Schenectady, 167 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY  (800) 804-6835; Rates: $79-99; 25 minutes to show site

·        Super 8 Motel, 3083 Carman Rd, Schenectady, NY  (518) 355-2190; Rates: $85 single; 20 minutes to show site

·        Best Western Sovereign Motel, 1228 Western Ave, Albany NY  (518) 489-2981; Rates: $93; 20 minutes to show site

·        Knight’s Inn Castleton on Hudson, 1666 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton on Hudson NY  (518) 477-2606; Rates: $65 single, $75 double; $20 pet fee per stay; 35 minutes to show site

·        Holiday Inn Express, 160 Holiday Way, Schoharie, NY  (518) 295-6088; Rates: $137 single; pet fee of $17 per night, only allowed in smoking rooms; 30 minutes to show site

·        Holiday Inn Express Airport, 946 New Loudon Rd US 9, Latham, NY  (518) 783-6161; Rates: $76; 30 minutes to site

·        Holiday Inn, 205 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY  (518) 458-7250; Rates: $120; pet fee of $35 per night, 2 dogs max per room; xx minutes to show site

·        Comfort Inn & Suites, 1606 Central Ave, Albany NY  (518) 869-5327; Rates: $120; 25 minutes to show site

·        Motel 6, 100 Watervliet Ave, Albany, NY  (518) 438-7447; Rates: $60; 30 minutes to show site

·        Microtel, 7 Rensselear Ave, Latham, NY  (518) 782-9161; Rates: $75-$80; 30 minutes to show site


Ø       Thompsons Lake State Park - East Berne, NY. (6 1/2 miles away) Off Route 157 outside Altamont. 140 sites. 800/456-2267. Local #: 518/872-1674. Reserve at least 7 days in advance but earlier is recommended. Pets allowed with 6-foot leash and proof of rabies inoculation. 2 vehicles allowed per site (fee for guests and additional vehicles).

Ø       Frosty Acres Campground Duanesburg, NY. (11 miles away).  Off of Route 7, on 1560 Skyline Drive.  (518) 864-5352.  www.frostyacrescampground.com .


Contact information:
Dottie Piroha, Trial Chairperson  Dottie@agiledogs.net  518-785-7389
Trisha Stall, Trial Secretary  Trisha@agiledogs.net  518-794-0168