Posted Date: December 4, 2015
RACE held their first trial in Atascadero, CA on November 27 to 29, 2015.
by Rachel Sanders
first USDAA trial is over. Our thanks to all who attended and worked so hard to
help make this trial run so smoothly.
dedicated the show to our friend and fellow agility competitor Sandy Ogg, who
passed away September 20, 2012. Sandy loved to introduce and encourage
new people to try agility. Her family attended and competed at the show. The Dog Agility Masters and Performance Versatility Pairs trophies were
provided by Specialty Pet Supply in Atascadero, California.
Dave Grubel, winners of DAM and PVP with Sandy Oggs family.
We had 25 Starters and PI competitors
entered at our trial. For some, it was their first trial and for others it was
their first USDAA trial. Because it was a one ring/one judge trial it was great
that we were all able to watch and support them as they stepped to the start
line and crossed the finish jump.
are some of the Starters/P1 competitors, who were first timers to USDAA.
Congratulations to you all.
and her dogs have been USDAA Cynosport finalists, in either Grand Prix,
Steeplechase or DAM, first in 1996 and then every year since 1999. Podium
placements include 1st place 12 inch Steeplechase and 1st place Grand Prix in
1999, 2002 and 2003. She was a member of the 2008 IFCS World Team with her
Border Collie Fable and has been the USDAA IFCS World Team coach since 2012.
In addition to competing with her own
dogs, she is the author of several DVDs, teaches agility to all levels of
handlers and dogs and is a popular camp and seminar presenter. She can be
reached through her website www.fastforwardagility.com