Posted Date: January 1, 2013
A message from President Kenneth Tatsch.
2012 was remarkable year. We played host to the IFCS World Agility Championships, and we significantly increased the number of regional championships to 11 (and most were streamed live). We launched our monthly eNewsletter and also began introducing contests on Facebook (our photo contest is closing soon; be sure to log on to vote for your favorite).
We are also excited about our acquisition of the APDT Rally obedience program, which is slated to transition to USDAA's new sister company World Cynosport Rally Limited at the end of this year. Beginning at year-end USDAA competitors will be able to compete in Rally events, and Rally-registered competitors will be able to compete in USDAA dog agility events, all without additional registration fees. A Rally Advisory Board is in the process of being named, and we look forward to expansion of the Rally program and introducing a Rally championship tournament event to the Cynosport World Games in 2013.
We see an exciting year in store for 2013. As in 2012, there will again be 11 regional championships in the United States. The regional championships for the 2013 USDAA tournament season will get underway at the end of February in Arizona. Visit the USDAA events calendar to check out all of the dates.
As you may have heard, the 2013 Cynosport World Games will be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in the third week of October. We are on track to announce the 2014 location soon as we continue to plan ahead in our efforts to move the event around the country.
We are presently seeking team prospects to participate in the IFCS Agility Championship of Europe, which will be held in Gerona, Spain, the first week of April. Entries close February 1. We will also be co-hosting the IFCS Agility Championship of the Americas to be held in Ft. Worth, Texas, at the end of April. The Championship of the Americas entry form will be out soon, with a closing date in mid-March. Entry is unlimited, so there is an opportunity for many in the U.S. to participate.
We hope that 2012 has been a rewarding one for each of our supporters and competitors. Thank you for being a part of USDAA agility this year. We wish you all a happy holiday season and a very Happy New Year!