Being Held At: Commitment to Excellence Dog & Handler - Alamorgordo
August 25 - 25, 2012
Closing Date: Friday, August 17, 2012
Secondary Closing Date: Friday, August 17, 2012
(For move up in level only)
Charles Huber - Las Cruces, NM
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Directions to the Site: From the North:
Coming from Alamogordo & Take Highway 54 (El Paso Highway) & the entrance to Broken Arrow subdivision where the agility field is located is on the right just past mile marker 58. Turn into Broken Arrow subdivision (It has a brick entryway and cattle guard). Turn left at the end of the road. #59 is at the end of the cul-de-sac on the right with the pipe entryway. The property is snake fenced, so please close the gate after you come in.
From the South:
Coming from El Paso & Take Highway 54 (El Paso Highway) & the entrance to Broken Arrow subdivision where the agility field is located is on the left past mile marker 57. Take the second left past Mile marker 57. (The first subdivision is Meadowlands. Go past Meadowlands.). Turn into Broken Arrow subdivision (It has a brick entryway and cattle guard). Turn left at the end of the road. #59 is at the end of the cul-de-sac on the right with the pipe entryway. The property is snake fenced, so please close the gate after you come in.
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Entries & Acceptance
Express & Overnight Entries
Entries sent by Fedex, Express Mail or other courier service will only be accepted if the waiver allowing delivery without signature is signed. The club will not be responsible for deliveries delayed if a signature is required.
No Entry For Exhibition Only
No entry "For Exhibition Only" shall be accepted, except as provided for in Chapter 10 when Intro Program classes are offered. See additional note for club policy regarding dogs that measure up.
General Rule on Eligibility
This event is sanctioned by the United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. ("USDAA").
This test is open to all persons with dogs being at least 18 months of age (14 months of age pursuant to Chapter 10 for Intro Program when offered), regardless of pedigree or absence thereof, who have a current registration with USDAA and whose owners and the dog's handler are currently in good standing with USDAA.
This event will be held under USDAA® Official Rules and Regulations, a copy of which may be viewed and printed online at www.usdaa.com.
Policy on Refusal of Entry
The Organizing Committee of an event may refuse the entry of any competitor or dog for just cause should the Committee view that participation by the competitor or dog could be prejudicial to the sport. However, in such case, the Committee must notify the competitor in writing upon receipt of entry, but in no case, more than three days following the event closing date for acceptance of entries. The burden of responsibility for the appropriateness of such action rests solely with the host group and its Organizing Committee.
NSF Check/Credit Card
Any check or credit card that is charged back by the bank or other financial institution may be assessed a service charge of up to $40 per incident at the discretion of the host group.
Returned checks or credit card returns do not constitute a valid entry. Amounts shall be paid within 30 day of postmarked notice of the returned payment if such date follows the event date. Any fees not received within 30 days of notice will result in cancellation of event results for all classes related to the entry for which payment was made. No reinstatement of results is possible, and all awards must be returned within 10 days of notification or the dog's registration may be suspended pending restitution.
Any unpaid fees or shortfalls must be paid prior to the start of the event, or entry is canceled without recourse.
There shall be NO REFUNDS for entries withdrawn after the closing date for acceptance of entries, for absentee, dismissal from the event as a result of disciplinary action, dismissal from a class, or for any other reason. Also, no entry fees will be refunded if the event cannot open or be completed by reason of riots, civil disturbances, acts of terrorism, fire, "act of God", public emergency, strike, or any other cause beyond the control of the host organization.
All dogs not jumping 26" in the Championship Program or 22" in the Performance Program must be measured unless they have a permanent USDAA or World Cynosport Dog Registration card or a temporary card with 3 signatures as required by the regulations, making the dog eligible for their jump height (prior to 3 years of age). When not enrolling electronically, please send a copy of one the following items to facilitate the check-in process:
photocopy of permanent dog registration card,
printout of the dog-information page from your USDAA® competitor web account, or
copy of your check-in letter from USDAA indicating your temporary card has been accepted by the USDAA office and your permanent registration card is in process.
Measuring Dogs Entered In Intro Program Classes
Dogs entered in the Intro Program classes that are under the age of 18 months SHALL NOT have measurements recorded should measuring be available at an event. ONLY an approved Advanced or Masters-level judge of record OR an Advanced or Masters-level judge hired for measuring purposes may measure an entered dog 18 months or older AND record that measurement on a temporary height card. A temporary height card sent to USDAA containing one or more of the required 3 measurement(s) prior to the age of 18 months will be returned so that the measurement process can be completed per regulations.
No leads, collars, food, toys or other aids or devices shall be permitted on the course at any time, except as provided for in Chapter 10 when Intro Program classes are offered, or in Chapter 8 when Junior Handler Program classes are offered.
Statement of Responsibility
Competitors alone are responsible for the behavior of their dogs, children or guests. A competitor whose dogs, children or guests create unnecessary disturbances or repeatedly engage in unsafe or disruptive behavior may, at the discretion of the Event Organizing Committee, be asked to leave the test site.
Policy on Fault Limits
In the event of a larger entry, fault limits may be set at the discretion of the Organizing Committee and/or Judge without pre-event notice.
Confirmations will be sent via email using the secretary's address. If you have a spam blocker on your email account, please configure it to allow email from the secretary's address since confirmations will be sent from this account.
The Intro Program is designed to help new competitors measure their progress in training and to acclimate to the fundamental elements in dog agility competition. Competitors with dogs that are at least fourteen (14) months of age and have not earned a title in the Championship, Performance or Veterans programs are eligible unless entered in the same class on the same day at the event in the Championship, Performance or Veterans programs when Intro Classes are offered at a regular event.
Obstacle standards shall be the same as in the Starters Class with exceptions noted in Chapter 10 of the regulations. Six (6) jump heights may be offered: 4", 8", 12" & 16" with the A-frame set at approximately 5'0" and 22" & 26" with the A-frame set at approximately 5'6".
Performance standards for the Intro Program Classes are the same as in the Starters level except as modified by special rules for each class as detailed in Chapter 10. Qualifications earned are accumulated toward title certification in each class - Standard, Jumpers, Gamblers and Snooker - and overall for a versatility title.
A competitor who is otherwise not eligible under the regulations for entry to the Intro Program for titling purposes may enter the Intro Classes for exhibition only ("FEO") at the clubs option, provided they are not also entered in the same class type in another program (i.e., Championship, Performance or Veterans). An FEO round is ineligible for qualification, prizes and awards. Non-audible toys held in hand may be utilized in an FEO round.
The FEO competitor may opt to run the course utilizing regulation A-frame heights as provided in Chapter 10 of the regulations for the Intro Program, or alternatively the competitor may elect at time of entry to utilize an A-frame set at 104° (app. 5’6") if jumping 4", 8", 12" or 16", or an A-frame set at 98° (app. 5’11") if jumping 22" or 26".
See entry form for details regarding jump / A-frame heights offered and FEO availability.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO FEO ENTRIES FOR THIS EVENT
RESERVED overnight RV Parking is available at the trial site for self-contained RV's FOR SATURDAY NIGHT. Please contact Betsy Huber, Trial Secretary for information and to make a reservation (email: email@example.com; phone: 575-522-8485). The closest "Pet Friendly" RV Park is Alamogordo Roadrunner Campground, 412 24th Street, Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Phone: 575-437-3003).
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Media Release & Rights of Privacy Waiver
Media Rights Release
I HEREBY GRANT TO USDAA and its affiliated companies, representatives, agents and assigns, all rights and permission to use or appropriate his/her and their dog's name, biography, likeness, photograph, voice, performing persona, or other indicia of identity for broadcast, telecast, cablecast, transmission or distribution in any format or media known now or in the future.
Waiver of Rights to Privacy, Publicity & Personality
FURTHER, I HEREBY RELEASE United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. and its affiliates, representatives, agents and assigns from any claim or cause of action for invasion of the rights of privacy, right of publicity, right of personality, or any similar right.
IN CONSIDERATION OF the acceptance of this entry and the opportunity to participate and/or to be judged in the event on the dates to which this entry form applies (the "Event"),I AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS each of the parties listed below (including each of their members, officers, directors, agents and employees), hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Event Organizers", from any claim for loss or injury that may be alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly to any person or thing by the act of myself or the dog listed on the entry form while in or upon the event premises or grounds or near any entrance thereto -
The Event's Organizing Committee
The Event Organizer, being the USDAA Affiliated Group (or Groups) hosting or otherwise responsible for conduct of the event
United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. ("USDAA"), World Cynosport Limited and affiliated companies
Property Owners of the premises upon which the event is held
I FURTHER AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS the Event Organizers from any claim for loss or injury of the dog listed on my entry form for the Event as a result of disappearance, theft, death or other act, whether such loss or injury is caused or alleged to be caused for any reason, including negligence.I ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS REFERENCED IN THIS "GENERAL AGREEMENT", INCLUDING LEGAL FEES.
1.2 - Acknowledgment & Acceptance of Regulations
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND USDAA® Official Rules and Regulations and rules for competition (e.g., tournament rules) that relate to the Event, whether incorporated in this General Agreement by reference or as stipulated herein for the Event to which this entry form pertains.
I ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY any and all rulings of the Organizing Committee (and its members), the Event's Disciplinary Action Committee and/or USDAA relative to matters related to the Event.
1.3 - Acknowledgment & Representation of Accuracy
I ACKNOWLEDGE, REPRESENT AND WARRANT that the information supplied by me in the entry form is correct and complete. If any portion of this information is found to be invalid or insufficient to establish the validity of my entry, such finding shall render my entry invalid in its entirety, for which there shall be no refund of fees paid or other recourse against the Event Organizers. Any acceptance of additional information or corrections to information after the closing date shall be at the sole discretion of the Event secretary.
1.4 - Representation of Ownership or Agency
I HEREBY REPRESENT AND WARRANT that I am the owner of the dog listed hereon, or that I have full authority from the dog's owner as their agent to enter the dog in competition and to assume their responsibilities for the care, custody and control of the dog for entry to the Event, and
I AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS the Event Organizers listed in paragraph 1.1
from any liability or claims, including legal fees, related to such ownership or agency status.
1.5 - Media Release, Grants & Waivers of Rights to Broadcast & Promote
COMPETITOR HEREBY GRANTS TO USDAA and its affiliated companies, representatives, agents and assigns, all rights and permission to use or appropriate his/her and their dog's name, biography, likeness, photograph, voice, performing persona, or other indicia of identity for broadcast, telecast, cablecast, transmission or distribution in any format or media known now or in the future.
1.6 - Waiver of Rights to Privacy, Publicity & Personality
FURTHER, COMPETITOR HEREBY RELEASES United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. and its affiliates, representatives, agents and assigns from any claim or cause of action for invasion of the rights of privacy, right of publicity, right of personality, or any similar right.
1.7 - Signature/Electronic Submission Execution
THROUGH MY PHYSICAL SIGNATURE ON THE PAPER ENTRY FORM, OR THROUGH MY SUBMISSION OF AN ELECTRONIC ENTRY TO THE EVENT, I ACKNOWLEDGE, ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ABIDE by the provisions of this General Agreement, and all policies, rules, regulations and conditions of entry to the Event
FURTHER, IF ENTRY IS FOR A MINOR, THROUGH MY PHYSICAL SIGNATURE ON THE PAPER ENTRY FORM, OR THROUGH MY SUBMISSION OF AN ELECTRONIC ENTRY TO THE EVENT, I REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT I AM THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF THE COMPETITOR/HANDLER entered in the Event, and I ACKNOWLEDGE that I have reviewed all provisions of this General Agreement, policies, rules, regulations, and conditions of entry to the Event with the Minor and I SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND COMPLIANCE WITH ALL RULES, REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND PROVISIONS FOR THE EVENT, AND ASSUME FULL LIABILITY FOR MINOR'S ACTIONS AND ACTIONS OF THEIR DOG.
USDAA® Official Intro Program Entry Form - Commitment to Excellence
- Alamogordo, NM
August 25 -
- Closing Date: Friday, August 17, 2012
Return to: Betsy Huber, 12505 Canyon Vista Road
Las Cruces, NM 88011 - Make check payable to:
Mary E. Huber, Trial Secretary
Dog and Handler Information
Dog's Call Name:
Class Entry Information
Intro: 4" 8" 12" 16" 22" 26"
Saturday. Aug 25, 2012
Dog Registration (if not previously registered) - ATTACH SEPARATE FORM or Register Online
Discount (see footnote below for terms, if any discount is offered)
Add my voluntary contribution of $1.00 or more to support USA participation in IFCS events.
4-Run Package and USDAA Registration Discounts
4-Run Package Discount: Enter all four runs and your Total Entry Fee will be $35.00.
USDAA Registration Discount: If your dog is not already registered with USDAA and you enter all four runs, Commitment to Excellence Dog & Handler will pay 50% of the $20. USDAA Registration Fee if your completed registration form is sent with your entry. TAKE THE $10. DISCOUNT FROM YOUR ENTRY FEES (i.e., attach a 2nd check made out to USDAA for $20. for your USDAA Registration).
GENERAL AGREEMENT ACCEPTANCE: Through my signature, I declare that I have read USDAA Official Rules & Regulations and the General Agreement and Test Schedule provisions set forth for entry to this event, and I acknowledge that I understand and agree to abide by all such rules, regulations, policies and provisions stipulated therein, including any provisions incorporated by reference.
Signature:__________________________________________________________ Date:__________________ Signature of Parent or
Legal Guardian, if a Minor:_____________________________________________ Date:__________________
USDAA® Official Dog and Junior Handler Registration form
DOG REGISTRATION - $25.00
FOR USDAA USE ONLY
JUNIOR HANDLER REGISTRATION - $25.00
Dogs must be registered with USDAA in order to compete in USDAA sanctioned events. A registration card
and number with a "U" prefix will be issued to facilitate entry at USDAA events and tracking of show
results in the regular classes.
Junior handlers (those 18 years of age and younger) and their dogs must be separately registered for
participation in the USDAA's Junior Handler Program (UJHP). A registration number with a "J" prefix
will be assigned for use in entering UJHP events. A dog competing in both programs (regular classes
and UJHP) must be registered separately for each program, for which the total fee is $50.00. Register online at www.usdaa.com and save more than 10%.
You must complete ALL information for a valid registration: