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Sanctioned Agility Trial

October 22-23, 2011

Sugar Bush Farm

Stephentown, NY

(2 fully enclosed rings outside on grass)

Our judges were Lynn Sigman and Chris Dyer - thanks!

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Results were emailed to all exhibitors - thanks for coming!

New Titles - Congratulations to all!!

Joyce Gauthier and Kaia - MAD
Chris Beck and  Tyson - PDCH
John Marcus and Eve - Relay Master, Standard Champion
Francine Segreti and Z28 - Gamblers Master
Abbie Tamber and Hoot - AD
Regina Landesburg and Meghan - MAD
Judy ZXelenewych and Windi - P3 Snooker
Kathy Clement and Psyche - P3 Snooker SILVER
Judy Schachte and Summit - MAD
Lisa Marcus and Gib - PMAD
Jim Jayko and G.T. - MAD

Kathy Chittenden and Bodie - Advanced Gamblers
Mary Hofelich and Quint - P2 Snooker
Bob Domfort and Arthur - Advanced Gamblers and Snooker
Mariday Geyer and Crosley - Advanced Standard
Barb Fribourg and Roo - Starters Gamblers and Snooker
Jeanine Dunn and Winnie - Starters Gamble
Devorah Sperber and Jake - P1 Gamblers
Kathy Clement and Wik - Starters Snooker
Arthur Selkin and Lynus - Advanced Standard

October 15, 2011

Hello, Exhibitors!

Thank you for entering the October 22-23, 2011 USDAA Trial hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training.  This is your entry confirmation. We have a total of 123 dogs entered for 430 runs on Saturday and 317 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 Monday, October 17th to email Trisha Stall trisha@agiledogs.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.
2.                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.
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!
  • The Whole Body Improvement Center (The Tasty Treat Tent)

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, October 22
(low to high, performance followed by championship)

Sandy Ring
Lynn Sigman

Veterans/PIII/Masters Gamblers
PIII/Masters Pairs
Veterans/PIII/Masters Standard
PII/Advanced Snooker
Veterans/PIII/Masters Snooker

Crystal Ring
Chris Dyer

PI/Starters Gamblers

PII/Advanced Gamblers
PI/Starters Pairs
PII/Advanced Pairs

PI/Starters Standard

PII/Advanced Standard
PSP/Steeplechase Round 1
PI/Starters Snooker
Tunnels Only Game

Sunday, October 23
(high to low, championship followed by performance)

Sandy Ring
Lynn Sigman

Masters/PIII/Veterans Snooker
Starters/PI Snooker
Masters/PIII/Veterans Standard
Grand Prix/PGP
Masters/PIII Jumpers


Crystal Ring
Chris Dyer

Advanced/PII Snooker

Steeplechase/PSJ Finals
Advanced/PII Standard

Starters/PI Standard
Advanced/PII Jumpers
Starters/PI Jumpers








Sugar Bush Farm, 760 East Road, Stephentown, NY  12168

From the East: Take the Mass Pike to the end. Continue on I-90 to the next exit, B-3 in Canaan, NY. At the end of the ramp go right, 22 North. In New Lebanon, Route 20 and 22 run together for a short while. Make sure you stay on Route 22 by bearing left just before the a boarded-up gas station on the left. Continue approximately 4 miles to the traffic light in Stephentown where Routes 22 and 43 intersect. Follow Directions from the 22/43 Intersection below. 

From the West: Take I-90 East to Exit 11E - Route 20 East. Continue on Route 20 East until it joins Route 22 North (straight through the yellow blinking light in New Lebanon. In New Lebanon, Route 20 and 22 run together for a short while. Make sure you stay on Route 22 by bearing left just before the a boarded-up gas station on the left. Continue approximately 4 miles to the traffic light in Stephentown where Routes 22 and 43 intersect. Follow Directions from the 22/43 Intersection below. 

From the North: From Hoosick Falls you will take Route 22 South. Go through the towns of Berlin and North Stephentown.  Follow to the intersection of routes 22 and 43 in Stephentown.  Follow Directions from the 22/43 Intersection below. 

Directions from the 22/43 Intersection: Heading North on Route 22, you'll go up a hill where 22 becomes 2 lanes. It goes back down to one lane after you get to the top of the hill and you will pass a mobile home park on your right. Just after that there is a gray house with a small satellite dish. The road right next to that house is Giles Road or County Route 33.  Take that road, it takes a sharp right at a horse farm (you’ll see tan buildings and split rail fencing on the right). You will go over a little bridge, you'll see farm buildings and straight ahead on the right you will see the training building - white domed roof with tan walls and windows. There is a driveway marked by two metal fence posts just before the building; follow that driveway to the rings and parking.

Contact information:

Trial Chairperson: Marge Stall, Marge@agiledogs.net, 518-794-0168
Trial Secretary: Trisha Stall
, Trisha@agiledogs.net  518-331-7814