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Sanctioned Agility Trials

October 11-13, 2013 (titling plus tournament classes; Friday is Intro, Starters and Advanced)

Sugar Bush Farm

Stephentown, NY

(1 fully enclosed ring outside on grass)

Our judges will be Bob Domfort and Trisha Stall (10/11) and Shane McConnell (10/12-13)

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Worker's Schedule:          Friday              Saturday                 Sunday

We will be taking day of show entries for Friday, October 11 INTRO classes only, for $12 a run, from 8:30-9:15 am.  Standard, Gamblers, Jumpers and Snooker are offered.  Come join the fun and you can train in the ring!

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October 6, 2013

Hello, Exhibitors!

Thank you for entering the October 11-13, 2013 USDAA Trial hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training.  This is your entry confirmation.  With your help things will run smoothly and our days will not be long.  We hope you will have fun this weekend. 

Remember we’re taking day of show entries for Intro classes only for Friday’s trial.  Day of show entries are $12 a run; Standard, Jumpers, Gamblers and Snooker.  We will take entries from 8:30-9:15 am on Friday.

Please note: Please check your individual run information carefully.  You have until 6 pm on Tuesday, October 8th to email Trisha Stall trisha@agiledogs.net with your move ups and/or corrections.  Any changes made after that date will incur a $5 charge per change, no matter whose fault it was.

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.

3.           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.

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 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: 

One 100’ x 100’ ring will be used, and will be fully enclosed with entry/exit gates.  Electronic timing will be used.  

Please note that the second agility ring will not be available for practice or exercising your dog(s) during the duration of the trial.

Check-in, Measuring, and Starting Times:

Friday:           Site open at 8 am for setup
                     Check-in, measuring and day of show Intro entries will be from 8:30 – 9:15 am 
                     General / Judges’ briefing 9:15, 1st dog on the line immediately after walkthroughs

Saturday:       Check-in and measuring will be from 7:15 – 7:30 am 
                     General / Judges’ briefing 7:30, 1st dog on the line immediately after walkthroughs

Sunday:         Check-in and measuring will be from 7:15 – 7: 30 am 
                     General / Judges’ briefing 7:30, 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. 

We are pleased to have Pork and Jojo’s as our food vendor!  They will be offering breakfast and lunch all weekend.  Volunteers will get lunch tickets good at the food vendor.

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.

Friday, October 11
(Performance 8/12/16/22, Champ 12/16/22/26)

Jumpers: Starters, Advanced, Intro
Snooker: Advanced, Starters, Intro
Pairs: Starters, Advanced
Standard: Advanced, Starters, Intro
Gamblers: Starters, Intro, Advanced

Saturday, October 12
(Championship 26/22/16/12, Performance 12/8/16/22)

Gamblers: Masters, Advanced, Starters
Team/PVP Gamblers
Standard: Masters, Advanced, Starters
Team/PVP Standard
Pairs Relay: Masters, Advanced, Starters
Team/PVP Jumpers

Sunday, October 13
(Performance 8/12/16/22, Championship 22/26/16/12)

Jumpers: Masters, Advanced, Starters
PVP/Team Snooker
Standard: Masters, Advanced, Starters
PGP/Grand Prix
PVP/Team Relay
Snooker: Masters, Advanced, Starters














Sugar Bush Farm, 760 East Road, Stephentown, NY


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 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 on the right 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 a warehouse building 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 (Friday 10/11): Lisa Norris, jumpinbeandogs@hotmail.com, 518-330-4447
Trial Chairperson (Sat-Sun, 10/12-13): Bob Domfort, Bob@agiledogs.net, 518-237-7712
Trial Secretary: Trisha Stall
Trisha@agiledogs.net  518-331-7814