Wonderful & Wet, in that order, summarizes this year’s trial for Saturday & Sunday respectively. Photographer Deedra Prigel was able to capture some of the wonderful on Saturday & you should check out her album of photos. Most dogs loved the weather on Sunday — the handlers perhaps not so much — but there were still titles to be earned. Congrats go to:
Chris Farrance & Whisky – Lifetime Achievement Award – Silver
Chelsea Singer & Crush- Advanced Standard Agility
Chelsea Singer & Gatsby – Starters Jumper
Courtney Holscher & Ella – Agility Dog
Cynthia Hornor & Truant – Advanced Snooker
Cynthia Hornor & Truant – Advanced Jumper
Dean Dessem & Sokoni – Advanced Snooker
Heather Kolesa & Ripley – Performance Standard Champion – Bronze
Heather Kolesa & Ripley – Performance Snooker Champion – Bronze
Julie Fitchett & Bear – Performance Dog
Full results and courses are now posted:
Trial documents for this year’s Mid-Atlantic Agility Showcase and USDAA Regional are starting to be posted on the following page:
Congratulations to all of the new title holders from this trial:
Kim Manuelides & Atari, Agility Dog
Kim Manuelides & Bonnie, Advanced Snooker
Denise Visco & Gidget, Master Performance Gambler
Denise Visco & Vu, Master Gambler
Denise Visco & Vu, Snooker Master
Becky Anderson & Nakoma, Master Gambler – Gold
Cindy Hill & Moxie, Advanced Gambler
Cindy Hill & Kahlua, Relay Champion – Bronze
Sandy Morris & Jack, Master Jumper – Platinum
Claire Schwartz & Pewter, Relay Champion – Bronze
Sally Zinkhan & Caly, Starters Performance Jumper
Sally Zinkhan & Caly, Starters Performance Gambler
Sally Zinkhan & Caly, Starters Performance Relay
Trish Dranchak & Boom, Snooker Champion – Silver
Pam Coblyn & Fenway, Advanced Performance Standard
Pam Coblyn & Fenway, Advanced Performance Agility Dog
Tracey Luggiero & Pixie, Starters Performance Jumper
Tracey Luggiero & Pixie, Starters Performance Standard
Tracey Luggiero & Pixie, Performance Agility Dog
Lisa Stevens & Jasper, Starters Standard
And – this year’s Easter Bonnet competition did not disappoint! Here’s a selection of the awards and exhibitors from that competition. (Categories were Easter, Maryland, and Sports).
For those of you coming to the trial on Sunday, Becky Anderson is again organizing an Easter bonnet competition. Demonstrate your creative agility and enter you or your dog’s bonnet in one of three different thematic categories: Easter, Maryland or favorite sports team.
To enter, see the premium for the March 31 – April 1-2, 2018 Mid-Atlantic MADness USDAA trial at the following URL:
Our judge is Susan Mottice from Bluffdate, UT. All levels are offered each day plus a Masters Challenge Biathlon class on Saturday and a Steeplechase on Sunday.
This trial is held in one ring at the Oriole Dog Training Club building in Halethorpe. This site offers plenty of parking, climate control, and a well maintained Sprinturf sportsfield.
Entry fees for the titling classes are the typical low cost of $14 per titling class and $28 for the two round Biathlon and $22 for the Steeplechase tournament class.
Never tried a USDAA trial before? Let the trial secretary know if you would like to have a mentor available at the trial. It’s a one-ring trial and we’ll have plenty of experienced exhibitors to give you a hand.
As with all USDAA trials, entries are unlimited, as long as the entry is received by the closing date of March 17, 2018.
All trial documents including the Confirmation, Estimated Schedule, and a draft Running Order for the Mid-Atlantic MADness New Year’s trial is now available for viewing/download at http://www.midatlanticmadness.com. See the menu items under the Trial Documents menu.