Sanctioned Agility Trial
December 31, 2011 - January 2, 2012
High Goal Farm
Our judge was John Raymond - THANKS for a great time!
The Third Annual Heart of Sandy Award was selected by our esteemed judge John Raymond.
He picked Mary Van De Carr and Charlie!
This team is so super. Charlie is a Miniature Schnauzer. Mary is in her 80's, and runs courses with a wheeled walker. And she really can move around the course! The best thing is that Charlie, like Dozer before him, has learned to read the special signals Mary gives with her walker wheels and an additional special verbal command taught by Mary (to go to the other side of the walker). Charlie has come a long way in the year he's been trialing, and is currently in levels 4 and 5. It's a testament to Mary and her bond with all of her dogs (she is heavily into rescue, and many of her own dogs are rescues) that she's has success. The cheers went on for several minutes when it was announced.
Major Award Winners!
Trisha Stall and Jart - CATE
Laura Tilbury and Spencer - C-ATCH2
Other big titles, in no particular order:
Kathleen Kalwa and Katie, Enthusiast Jumpers level 5
Wendy Cerilli and Colt (Aussie)
Wendy Cerilli and Orso (Aussie)
Lisa Zassowski and Misha (Pembroke Corgi)
Laura Raymond and Liz (All American, and Sandy lookalike :-) )
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!
Saturday, December 31
Sunday, January 1
Monday, January 2
December 23, 2011 - confirmation letters have gone out.
This trial is full to capacity!
We are going to do our best to move the trial along efficiently while making
sure everyone has a safe and successful run and gets their time in the ring.
Walk throughs will be timed at 7 minutes all weekend long.
We will be counting on our volunteers (thank you so, so much!) to
help make the weekend go smoothly.
Please listen to both the general briefing in the morning and the
judge’s class briefings for ways we can make the trial run more efficiently.
There are a few rules that we're asking people to follow so that we can use High Goal Farm for future trials. The pond, barn, livestock, woods, and Cerilli house are off limits to anyone at the trial. Anything else that is roped off is also off limits to anyone at the trial. There is a large field on the side of the agility building for exercising your dogs. Dogs not in the warm up area or in the ring must be leashed at all times. No smoking is allowed in the building. No alcohol or drugs are allowed at the trial site. Please clean up after yourself and your dog(s). There will be garbage receptacles for dog waste, cigarette butts, and any other garbage. Please bring water for your dogs. Crating space is limited, so please conserve space by stacking crates if possible and by using only high occupancy x-pens. Please be considerate of folks who will be crating their dogs in their vehicles by leaving the parking spaces adjacent to the building for them. Thanks in advance for complying with the above requests. In addition, please note that the building will be kept at approximately 58 degrees, so come prepared to dress in several light layers while in the building.
· Perfect weekend rosettes will be awarded to teams achieving Q’s in all 12 runs.
Third Annual “Heart of
Check-in, Measuring, and Starting Times:
will be no check in or measuring on Friday night (1/30), but you may set up
Sunday &: Building
will be open for setup starting at 6:45am
TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE:
The following class, level, and height order is tentative, and subject to change if necessary.
Saturday, December 31 (Small to Large dogs)
Jumpers Levels 1/2, 3/4/5/C
Sunday, January 1 (Large to Small dogs)
FullHouse All Levels (will run in
2 groups; 16-24” and then 4-12”)
Monday, January 2 (16”, 20”, 24”, 4”, 8”, 12”)
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 by Wednesday 12/28. 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.
If your job for a given class is timer, scribe, assistant scribe, or gate steward, please report to the chief ring steward when the briefing for the class begins, so you can prepare for your job and so the judge can brief you if needed – thanks! If your job is anything not already mentioned, you can report any time before or during the walk through.
We are pleased to have Pork n Jojos, Eric and Joanne Lapine, as our food vendor! They will be offering breakfast and lunch all weekend, and will be located outside at the “back” end of the building. Volunteers will get lunch tickets good at the food vendor.
MOVE-UPS - CLOSING DATE:
During the trial, move-ups will be taken at the show, and must be submitted
to the Show Secretary before the completion of the last class of the day.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Directions to the Trial Site:
From North or South (Saratoga Springs): take Exit 14 of I-87 (Northway) and follow the signs for Rte 29, east. Go 9 miles on Rte 29 to Schuylerville. Take a right at Cumberland Farms. Go 0.3 miles to the light and take a left at the light, following Rte 29. You will pass the Washington County Fairgrounds. 2.7 miles past the fairgrounds, take a right at the Battenkill Vet Clinic onto Rte 40, south. Go 0.3 miles. Take a left onto Bulson at the Elks Club. Go 0.4 miles. Take a right onto Hegeman's Bridge Road, Go 0.2 miles and take a left onto Louse Hill Road. Go 0.2 miles and turn right up the driveway to High Goal Farm.
From South or East, alternate route: Take Route 22 North through the towns of Petersburgh and Hoosick. In Cambridge, take a left onto Route 372 West, and follow for 10 miles. Take a left on Hill Street (this is the end of Route 372, it's at a traffic light); follow for 1.4 miles (it becomes Hegeman Bridge Road). Turn left onto Louse Hill Road, follow for 0.2 miles and turn right up the driveway to High Goal Farm.