Cantine Memorial Field

The Agility Trial will be on the field past the Kiwanis Ice Arena at Cantine Memorial Fields. For anyone using a GPS, the address is 6 Small World Ave. When you drive into Cantine Memorial Field, turn left on Pavilion St and continue past the ice rink. (Driving directions). The Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex is a 127-acre sports and recreation area.(See map)


MHKA events wouldn't happen without the aid of our dedicated, energetic volunteers. Whether setting up equipment for agility, providing information to attendees, helping out the judges, or any number of essential duties, MHKA volunteers are the best! If you'd like to know how you can help at a specific event, contact the show chairperson and let her/him know. The best way to enjoy the show is to be part of it! (And we'll feed you, too.)



Agility Trials

On April 29-30, 2017, Mid-Hudson Kennel Association will host its Spring Agility Trial at Cantine Field in Saugerties, New York. (See map here.)

Premium and entry information can be found on the AKC website. Admission is free for spectators. In addition to fast-paced excitement in the ring, vendors and food will be available, so come and root for your favorite agile canines!

The chairperson will be Hilda Kastanis, and show secretary Pawprint Trials.

Agility Trial Premium list

"Dog agility is a sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs must run off-leash with no food or toys as incentives. The handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles, except accidentally. Consequently, the handler's controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal...Courses are complicated enough that a dog could not complete them correctly without human direction. In competition, the handler must assess the course, decide on handling strategies, and direct the dog through the course, with precision and speed equally important." (Wikipedia)

General information about dog agility may be found on the AKC agility pages.

Visit our YouTube channel to see videos of previous agility trials!



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