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Sanctioned Agility Trial

June 25-26, 2011

Sugar Bush Farm

Stephentown, NY

(2 fully enclosed rings outside on grass)

Our judges will be Tom Kula and Greg Beck

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Saturday Worker's Schedule              Sunday Worker's Schedule


NOTE, Tuesday 9am: Val is having problems sending out final confirmations.  Please email her with move ups as soon as possible, and be patient if you don't receive your individual entry information until later today.

June 20, 2011

Hello, Exhibitors!

Thank you for entering the June 25-26, 2011 USDAA Trial hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training.  This is your entry confirmation. We have a total of 127 dogs entered for 443 runs on Saturday and 394 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. 

Please note: Please check your individual run information carefully.  You have until 6 pm on Tuesday, June 21st to email Val Reiner, kritters@bcn.net with your move ups and/or corrections.  Any changes made after that will incur a $5 charge per change.

Some important notes

Sugar Bush Farm 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.
Bring your own chairs and shade.
The Chittenden’s fenced in backyard area, including pond, will be available for swimming or playing during the trial, but please follow their rules for its use which will be announced in the general briefing in the morning.
Remember that ticks abound in this area, so be sure to check your dogs for ticks, especially if you walk them in the woods or edges of clearings.
5.                Cars must be parked in designated areas, and may not be driven around the rings after the general briefing each day.


If you have signed up to camp overnight at Sugar Bush Farm, make sure you contact Craig Chittenden, sugarbush761@aol.com, to let him know the size of your RV and if you’ll be using a generator or not.  If you’re staying in a tent or vehicle and indicated that on your form and have paid in full, you’re all set and do not need to contact him.  When you arrive, see Craig, who will escort you to your parking spot. 

Trial Format: 

Two 100’ x 100’ rings will be used.  Both rings will be fully enclosed with entry/exit gates.  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:          Site available for set-up starting at 4:00 pm

Saturday:       Check-in and measuring will be from 7:15 – 7:45 am 
                     General / Judges’ briefing 7:45, 1st dog on the line immediately after walkthroughs

Sunday:         Check-in and measuring will be from 7:30 – 7: 45 am 
                     General / Judges’ briefing 7:45, 1st dog on the line immediately after walk throughs


Only a few copies of the run catalog will be available at the trial.  The catalog will be available for download by Wednesday evening on www.agiledogs.net


The volunteer schedule will be posted on the AgileDogs website Wednesday evening.  Thanks to all who volunteered!

All volunteers will get our undying gratitude (because you know we can’t host trials without your help!), and will also get the following perks:

*       $4 in lunch tickets good at our food vendor

*       A $2 coupon redeemable at a future trial given for each class worked

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 Lisa Norris, jumpinbeandogs@hotmail.com, 518-330-4447.  Also, if you're interested in helping out either with setup on Friday afternoon/evening 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.

(if you’re interested in being a vendor please contact Trisha Stall)

  • FOOD: We are pleased to have Pork n Jojo’s, Eric and Joanne Lapine, as our food vendor!  They will be offering breakfast and lunch all weekend.  Volunteers will get lunch tickets good at the food vendor.
  • Photographer: Dottie Piroha, Canines in Action, will be on site both days to take both action and posed photos of our wonderful agility dogs!
  • canine massage: Becky Therian, www.theanimaltouch.com, will be on site both days to offer her wonderful services!

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, June 25
(low to high, performance followed by championship)

Sandy Ring

Tom Kula

Veterans/PIII/Masters Gamblers
PVP/Team Gamblers
Veterans/PIII/Masters Standard
PVP/Team Standard
Veterans/PIII/Masters Snooker
PVP/Team Jumpers


Crystal Ring

Greg Beck

PII/Advanced Gamblers
PI/Starters Gamblers
PII/Advanced Standard
PI/Starters Standard
PSP/Steeplechase Round 1
PII/Advanced Snooker
PI/Starters Snooker
Brace Game

Sunday, June 26
(high to low, championship followed by performance)

Sandy Ring

Tom Kula

Masters/PIII/Veterans Jumpers
Team/PVP Snooker
Masters/PIII/Veterans Gamblers
Masters/PIII/Veterans Standard
Team/PVP Relay
Masters/PIII Pairs Relay


Crystal Ring

Greg Beck

Starters/PI Standard
Advanced/PII Standard
Starters/PI Gamblers
Advanced/PII Gamblers
Starters/PI Pairs Relay
Advanced/PII Pairs Relay
Steeplechase/PSJ Finals
Starters/PI Jumpers
Advanced/PII Jumpers

Contact information:

Trial Chairperson: Trisha Stall, Trisha@agiledogs.net, 518-331-7814
Trial Secretary: Val Reiner
, Val@agiledogs.net  413-743-9354