Trial Closing Next Week for Sept 23-24, 2017 at Gamber

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Fly and Karen Stinnett

Entries close next week for the September 23-24, 2017 Mid-Atlantic MADness USDAA trial. You can find the premium on-line at the following URL:

http://www.usdaa.com/entryforms/MD0292107658.pdf

Our judges are Emily Klarman (Masters) and Ashley Anderson (Starters/Advanced)

This trial is once again offered in a country setting outdoors at the pleasant and relaxing Gamber Fire Company Fairgrounds in Gamber, MD. This site offers real bathrooms, and plenty of room to run your dog when you’re not in the ring as well as parking for cars, tent campers, and RV’ers.

Note: this is one of the three remaining OUTDOOR USDAA trials in this area and it occurs at a GREAT time of year at a very friendly RV site with electric hookups available.

Entry fees for the titling classes are the typical low cost of $14 per titling class. This trial also features a 2018 Grand Prix qualifiers, double games for Masters Gamblers and Snooker, and double games for Starters/Advanced.

As with all USDAA trials, entries are unlimited, as long as the entry is received by the closing date of September 4, 2017.

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Premium is Available for April 1-2, 2017 Trial


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A new spring is arriving soon with USDAA’s new jump heights in place. Come try them out! Not sure what they are? See the news release located at:

http://www.usdaa.com/article.cfm?newsID=3387

To enter, see the premium for the April 1-2, 2017 Mid-Atlantic MADness USDAA trial at the following URL:

http://www.usdaa.com/entryforms/MD0292107202.pdf

Our judges are Mica Tyler (Starters thru Masters) and Lynn Sigman (supervising). All levels are offered each day plus a Grand Prix on Saturday and a Masters Challenge Jumpers class on Sunday.

This trial is held in one ring at the Oriole Dog Training Club building in Halethorpe. This site offers plenty of parking and an excellent climate controlled Sprinturf sportsfield.

Entry fees for the titling classes are the typical low cost of $14 per titling class and $22 for the Grand Prix 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 22, 2017.

January 2017 ‘New Year’s Trial’ Premium is Available

MADnessPinThe premium for the January 7-8, 2017 Mid-Atlantic MADness USDAA trial is now available on-line at the following URL:

http://www.usdaa.com/entryforms/MD0292107202.pdf

This trial is held in one ring on Sprinturf at the Oriole Dog Training Club building in Halethorpe and our judge is Ryan Arnold. This is our annual laid-back tournament-only trial with all four of the tournaments spread out over 2 days:

Sat: Grand Prix/PGP, 3 Team/PVP classes (Gamblers, Standard, and Jumpers), and Masters Challenge Biathlon Standard

Sun: Masters Challenge Biathlon Jumpers, 2 Team/PVP classes (Snooker and Relay), followed by Rounds 1 & 2 of Steeplechase/PSJ

Jump heights at this trial will be the new jump heights as announced in the news release located at:

http://www.usdaa.com/article.cfm?newsID=3387

If you are forming a team, please note that the following will apply:

A Championship team is comprised of three handlers and three dogs from no more than two Championship divisions (small (10″), medium (14″/16″), large (20″/22″), extra-large (24″). A Performance pair is comprised of two handlers and two dogs from any Performance height.

In addition to the usual fun prizes for the first place teams, special prizes are also awarded to the High-Scoring Rookie teams in the DAM and PVP tournament (a ‘rookie’ team is defined as any team containing at least one dog who is showing in Starters or P1 Standard).

If you’re not sure how to form a team for this event, check out the Agility Team Finder page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/agilityteams/

Or… you can enter as a draw and you will be placed on a team. Note when entering draw that it is often helpful to include a note about what kind of teammates you are looking for. For example, you might want teammates who will be trying to get a Q or even a placement, or you might prefer to be placed on a team with other dogs looking for more experience competing.

Entries are unlimited.

Results and Courses from Jan 2-3, 2016 Trial

A moment from the Three Dog Relay with the team of "Sing Like a Disney Princess" on course. Terry Herman with PWD Dory completes the first leg of the course and races to handoff the baton to teammate Lynn Sigman.  Lynn has lead out from her Swedish Vallhund Ringo Phire while third teammate Patty Warren waits out of the way with Border Collie Gypsy to run the final leg.

A moment from the Three Dog Relay with the team of “Sing Like a Disney Princess” on course. Terry Herman with PWD Dory completes the first leg of the course and races to hand off the baton to teammate Lynn Sigman. Lynn has led out from her Swedish Vallhund Ringo Phire while third teammate Patty Warren waits out of the way with Border Collie Gypsy to run the final leg.

Thanks go out to judge Tami McClung for her fun and challenging courses and to all the exhibitors that supported this trial in our new location at the Oriole Dog Training Club building.

Full results are now available for the individual classes on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the combined Team/Biathlon Results and Tami’s courses.

January 2016 ‘New Year’s Trial’ Premium is Available

The premium for the January 2-3, 2016 Mid-Atlantic MADness USDAA trial is now available on-line at the following URL:

http://usdaa.com/entryforms/MD0292106900.pdf

This trial is held in one ring on Sprinturf at the Oriole Dog Training Club building in Halethorpe and our judge is Tami McClung.  This is our annual laid-back tournament-only trial with all four of the tournaments spread out over 2 days:

Sat: Grand Prix/PGP, 3 Team/PVP classes (Gamblers, Standard, and Jumpers)
and Masters Challenge Biathlon Standard

Sun: Masters Challenge Biathlon Jumpers, 2 Team/PVP classes (Snooker and Relay), followed
by Rounds 1 & 2 of Steeplechase/PSJ

In addition to the usual fun prizes for the first place teams, special prizes are also awarded to the High-Scoring Rookie teams in the DAM and PVP tournament (a ‘rookie’ team is defined as any team containing at least one dog who is showing in Starters or P1 Standard).

If you’re not sure how to form a team for this event, check out the Agility Team Finder page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/agilityteams/

Or… you can enter as a draw and you will be placed on a team.  Note when entering draw that it is often helpful to include a note about what kind of teammates you are looking for.  For example, you might want teammates who will be trying to get a Q or even a placement, or you might prefer to be placed on a team with other dogs looking for more experience competing.

Entries are unlimited.