2015 Spring and Fall Agility Trials
In 2015, Mid-Hudson Kennel Association will host two agility trail events, one at Cantine Memorial Field in Saugerties in spring, April 25 & 26, (one ring only) and the other at High Goal Farm, Greenwich, NY, in fall, October 10 & 11. Premium list information may be found below, and will be updated as the trial dates approach. 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 the show secretary Pawprint Trials - http://www.pawprinttrials.com.
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.
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