What: AAC Agility Trial
When: Saturday, July 9th, 2022 (Sarah Hughes Details Dog Training trial: Sunday, July 10th, 2022)
Where: Lower Bowl (outdoor ring), Tepla Farms, London, ON
Judge: Christine Mandy from Kingston, Ontario
🐾 Saturday Classes:
● Master Snooker (2)
● Master Jumpers (1)
● Advanced Jumpers (1)
● Advanced Snooker (2)
● Starter Snooker (2)
● Starter Jumpers (1)
I am grateful for the opportunity to join the MAC team and competitors in their journey to find the light at the end of the tunnel this July. It is an honour and a privilege to be invited back again to judge.
For those of you who don’t know me… My agility journey began in 2001 with my first Chesapeake Bay Retriever (CBR), Chance. Since then, I have trained and competed with seven CBRs and three All Canadians. For those wondering why Chessies, it is a breed that captured my heart 22 years ago with their strong loyalty and desire to learn mingled with their head strong disposition. And my love for my beautiful and deserving All Canadians has grown out of my passion for dogs less fortunate than our own. As a judge, training and competing with dogs with drive, dogs that leave me to go visit ring crew and dogs that need me to be their cheerleader has given me a true appreciation for the many diverse teams that support the AAC and step up to the line.
In 2004, I co-founded my own agility club, The Agility Connection (TAC), in Kingston, ON. My judging experience began by designing and judging courses for TAC’s fun match trials. I officially became an AAC Starters/Advanced Judge in July 2010 and a Masters Judge in November 2014. Since then, it has been my good fortune to judge AAC trials from coast to coast, including the 2016 Nationals in Montreal and the 2018, 2019 & 2022 BC Yukon Regionals. Judging has been very good to me; I have been to places I would have never been and met some of the most amazing people/teams I would not have otherwise met. It is, in part, for this reason that I have been the AAC Vice-President since April 2018 and sit on the National Steering Committee. In addition, I have been the AAC Board Liaison for the National Team Management Committee since June 2018 and have had the privilege of volunteering my time to judge National Team Tryouts at the 2018 and 2019 AAC National Events.
I currently share my heart and home with Fayth, Zoom, Worthy and Mabel the Cat. May you all keep your eye on the real prize, i.e. enjoying every moment of your trialing experience with your beloved partners and fellow competitors.