October 7, 2009
Thank you for
entering the October 17-18, 2009 USDAA Trial
hosted by AgileDogs Agility Training. This is your entry confirmation.
We have a total of
xx dogs entered
for xx runs
on Saturday and xx
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: your
individual run information will be coming in a separate email. You
have until 6 pm on Monday, October 12th to get me your move ups and/or
Some important notes:
Sugar Bush Farm details:
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.
it is late in the season, and the Chittendens currently have a lot of foster
dogs (looking for a Border Collie??
They’ve got ‘em), the pond and backyard will not be available for
trial participants for swimming or playing.
There will be a paddle pool and hose if the weather is warm enough to
warrant it’s use.
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.
OVERNIGHT / rv PARKING:
have signed up to camp overnight at Sugar Bush Farm, you need to contact me
as soon as possible to let me 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 me.
When you arrive, see Craig Chittenden, who will escort you to your
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:
available for set-up starting at 4:00 pm
Saturday: Check-in and measuring will be from 7:00 –
General / Judges’ briefing 7:45, 1st dog on the line in both Rings: 8:00 AM
and measuring will be from 7:30 – 7: 45 am
General / Judges’ briefing 7:45, 1st dog on the line in both Rings: 8:00 AM.
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
volunteer schedule will be posted on the AgileDogs website the week before
the trial. Thanks to all who volunteered!
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
Chances at winning
several great raffle prizes each day
A $1 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!
you didn't sign up to work and are interested in helping, we'd love to add
you to our volunteer list! Please contact Trisha Stall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-331-7814.
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)
Marlene and Frank Buchel will be providing their wonderful homemade food
for breakfast and lunch for this trial.
Piroha, Canines in Action,
will be on site all weekend taking pictures! Dottie’s website is www.piroha.com,
click on Canines in Action on the left to go to her photography page.
will be on site both days to offer her services!
1634 West Housatonic Street
Animal ER of the
(at the Pittsfield
class, level, and height order is tentative, and subject to change if
Saturday, October 17
(low to high, performance followed by championship)
Michelle Du Bois
Steeplechase/PSJ Rd 1
Tunnels Only Game
Sunday, October 18
(high to low, championship followed by performance)
Steeplechase/PSJ Rd 2
Michelle Du Bois
DIRECTIONS TO TEST
Sugar Bush Farm, 760 East Road,
(Note: these directions may be new to you; the bridge at the north end of
East road is still out from the August flooding/rain storm.
Make sure you read and follow these directions!)
From the East:
Take the Mass
Pike to the end. Continue on I-90 to the next exit, B-3 in
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. Turn right to Route 43 East (towards
Directions from the 22/43
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. Turn right to Route 43 East (towards Massachusetts). Follow
Directions from the 22/43
From the North:
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.
Turn left onto Route 43 East (towards Massachusetts).
Follow Directions from the
22/43 Intersection below.
Directions from the
Heading East on Route
43, go past the gas station and mini mart on the left, then in about 1/4
mile you’ll see County Route 33 (East Road) on your left.
Total distance from the 22/43 intersection is 0.8 miles.
Turn left onto County Route 33/East Road, and follow for
3.7 miles. Go past the sign
saying road is closed ahead (the farm is just before the road closure).
You'll see the house and fields and pond on the left, and immediately
after the house is the training building - white domed roof with tan walls
and windows. There is a driveway marked by two metal fence posts just after
the building; follow that driveway to the rings and parking.