Posted Date: October 29, 2015
We are proud to induct Mr. Rafael Quinones into the Hall of Fame with a Meritorious Service Award.
raised in Puerto Rico, Rafael Quinones has been involved with USDAA agility for
over fifteen years. He is the founder of the Puerto Rico Agility Team or PRAT.
PRAT is the only active agility group currently in Puerto Rico.
back to the sport, Rafael is also a Masters level judge, a Supervising
Judge and a Certified Measuring Judge. He has traveled all over the U.S. as
both a competitor and judge. He continues to promote agility specifically to
other Spanish speaking countries by giving seminars and judging clinics. He has help those in Spain, Mexico, Chile, the Bahamas, Venezuela and the
Dominican Republic, to name just a few.
competitor, Rafael has proven he can compete against the best in the world.
He is the first and only person from Puerto Rico to advance to the Finals in
both the Grand Prix and Steeplechase tournaments with the same dog. He was also the first
person in Puerto Rico to achieve USDAA's coveted Agility Dog Champion title. This is a huge
accomplishment considering the limited event opportunities on the island.
favorite quote from Mario Andretti sums up his love of agility and his
generosity to promote the sport whenever he can: "If everything seems under
control, youre not going fast enough."
than fifteen years of dedication in supporting USDAA and promoting the USDAA brand of dog agility to
other countries, we are proud to induct Mr. Rafael Quinones into the Hall of Fame with a Meritorious Service Award.