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Sanctioned Agility Trial

October 17-18, 2008

Shatford Park

New Lebanon, NY

(2 fully enclosed rings outside on grass)

Our judges were Dave Seeger and Evelyn Robertson - THANKS!!

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The confirmations have gone out as of October 10, 2008!

Thank you for entering the AgileDogs October 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 Devora Locke dogdaze@nqncare.net. 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.

PLEASE double check your entry information carefully! Corrections and changes must be sent to kritters@bcn.net by Monday, October 13, 2008, 9pm. Corrections made after October 13th will be subject to a $5 change fee, no matter whose mistake it is.

There will be check in and setup on Friday night, from 5:00-6:00pm. 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 7:15-7:45, 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.

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.
2. Bring your own chairs and shade.
3. Remember that ticks abound in this area, so be sure to check your dogs for ticks, especially if you walk them in the woods.
4. Cars must be parked in designated areas, and may not be driven around the rings after the general briefing each day.
6. RV's may park on the site during the day, but no overnight camping is allowed at the park per state/town rules. If you need a place to camp, please email Trisha.


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 a few days 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!


Food: We will have Karolees Country Kitchen as our food vendor for this weekend! In addition to providing breakfast and lunch items, all volunteer workers will get lunch tickets.

Photographer: Canines In Action - Dottie Piroha - will be taking action agility shots both days. Her photos can be viewed online at www.piroha.com; click on the CIA link to see her photos!


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


Saturday, October 18 (Small to tall dogs)

Sandy Ring

Performance III Standard/Masters Standard, Performance I Standard/Starters Standard, Performance National Qualifier/Grand Prix Qualifier, Performance III Pairs/Masters Pairs, Performance II Snooker/Advanced Snooker, Performance III Snooker/Masters Snooker,

Crystal Ring

Performance II Standard/Advanced Standard, Performance II Gamblers/Advanced Gamblers, Performance I Gamblers/Starters Gamblers, Performance Speed Jumping/Steeplechase, Performance II Pairs/Advanced Pairs, Performance I Pairs/Starters Pairs, Performance I Snooker/Starters Snooker

Sunday, October 19 (Tall to small dogs)

Sandy Ring

Masters Snooker/Performance III Snooker, Advanced Standard/Performance II Standard, Masters Standard/Performance III Standard, Masters Gamblers/Performance III Gamblers, Steeplechase Finals/Performance Speed Jumping Finals, Masters Jumpers/Performance III Jumpers

Crystal Ring

Advanced Gamblers/Performance II Gamblers, Starters Gamblers/Performance I Gamblers, Starters Standard/Performance I Standard, Advanced Snooker/Performance II Snooker, Starters Snooker/Performance I Snooker, Starters Jumpers/Performance I Jumpers, Advanced Jumpers/Performance II Jumpers


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 Hess Gas Station 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:
Trisha Stall, Trial Chairperson  Trisha@agiledogs.net  518-794-0168
Val Reiner, Trial Secretary  Val@agiledogs.net  413-743-9354