October CPE trial

CPE Agility Trial October 10 & 11, 2015

Roaring Brook Farm, Conway MA (See Getting There Tab above) 

JUDGE:
Paul Stusalitis, CT

 Worker Schedule Saturday-2

Saturday Catalog-3

Worker Schedule Sunday-2

Sunday Catalog-2

Hilltown Hounds Run Thrus             Confirmation Letter

Hilltown Hounds is pleased to announce that we will be holding Run-Thrus at the trial site on Friday afternoon from 3:30 – 5:30pm. Anyone who would like to run may come and register that afternoon. Pre-entry is not required, but if you think you will be there, please email me, Val Reiner kritters@bcn.net , so we know approximately how many will be running.

The cost is $5/run and we will have 2 Standard courses set. One will be more advanced and one less advanced and each team will get no more than 2 minutes in the ring. Toys will be allowed, but no food/treats. This will be a good time to get your dog used to running in the barn and we hope to see many of you there.

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Fall Agility Classes

Hilltown Hounds Agility Club – Fall 2015

Session 2

The following class series will be offered at Roaring Brook Farm in Conway, MA.                  5 Wednesday classes, 1hr 15 minutes each class. October 14, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18  Total: $110 

Note: no class October 21 

Schedule:

5:00pm Set-up

5:30-6:45 Mixed Advanced Beginner – Intermediate

7:00-8:15 Advanced-Competition

8:15-8:30 Equipment Break down

Instructor: Val Reiner

Sign-up instructions: 

  • Contact Sandra Leiser via email with all questions, and to hold your spot. sandraleiser@comcast.net  via email by Sunday October 4., 6:00pm.
  • Send payment directly to our treasurer by Wednesday October 7., 6:00pm – address given on email inquiry. 
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CPE trial October 2015

Announcing Hilltown Hounds sanctioned CPE Trial

October 10-11, 2015

Location: Roaring Brook Farm Conway, MA (see directions in Premium)

September 28 UPDATE:  We still have runs available for both Saturday and Sunday of our CPE trial. 

Please notify our Trial Secretary Val Reiner via email.  Please note that the trial is now at Roaring Brook Farm in Conway, Massachusetts.  We had to move due to damage to and replacement of the dome at our original site in Greenfield.  Runs will be indoors in a riding arena on dirt at this beautiful horse farm with spectacular views and plenty of places to take your dog for a nice long walk in between runs.  This is a great venue for new, young or dogs with issues as it is walled on 3 sides and fenced in the front of the ring. There will be a food vendor on site, plenty of workers’ food options, terrific workers’ raffle and tons of fun with our judge, Paul Stusalitus.  Hope you can join us.

PLEASE NOTE Aug 27 UPDATE: Since many people have heard that there might be a problem with the dome in Greenfield, we would like to put everyone’s mind at ease about the Hilltown Hounds trial scheduled for October 10th and 11th at Indoor Action Sports.  The dome is on schedule to be completed shortly before our trial date.  However, we have a contingency plan, which does not include an outdoor site.  We will be making a decision on September 14th whether the trial will run at the dome in Greenfield or at our contingency site and will pass that decision on to competitors on that date. Please be assured that any site change will still be within easy commuting distance (less than 20 miles) from the Greenfield area.

Facility: Indoor riding arena, enclosed, plenty of crating, and viewing areas.

Lodging: List of local lodging and off-site campgrounds, and hotels available in the premium. Limited on-site camping for self-contained units, no hookups, see info in premium.

HH Premium for CPE Oct 10- 11-2015

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SPRING 2015

Beginner Agility Class ~ 4 Weeks ~ Weds. 

April 29 – May 20

WHO: For Teams New to Agility

Dogs MUST be dog friendly and people friendly
Previous manners/obedience class preferred
All work will be on leash

WHAT: Beginner Agility (1 hour class)

Each team will become familiar with:
agility obstacles
handling & teamwork basics
positive training methods
Classes taught by Val Reiner

WHEN: Weds. April 29 – May 20,  2015  ~  5:30 – 7:00 p.m 

Arrive 5:30 pm to help with course set-up – instruction begins at 6:00 Dogs to safely remain in your car during equipment set up before class

WHERE: Roaring Brook Barn, see directions above in “getting there” tab.
(do not follow GPS or you will get lost)

HOW: 4 week session – $80.00 

In order to reserve your spot, make check payable to Hilltown Hounds Agility Club and mail to Sandra Leiser.

PLEASE CONTACT: Sandra Leiser at… sandraleiser@comcast.net or by phone at (413) 527-0704, to check class availability.  Then get your check in promptly to reserve your spot.  Make check payable to Hilltown Hounds Agility Club and mail to Sandra Leiser.

WHY: Agility is a fun way to train and bond with your dog! Learn positive training methods ! 

PRINT OUT/DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE:

Spring 2015 HH Beginner

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Agility TRY-IT event

Hilltown Hounds is holding an Agility Try-it event

Join us for a fun afternoon at Roaring Brook Farm in Conway, MA Team up with your dog having fun with dog agility!

Dog Agility Demo and “TRY-IT” 

This event will help fundraise for the Friends of the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter in Turners Falls, MA

Sunday April 19th @ 1pm 

Find it on facebook

Follow link and Print flyer here:

Team up with your dog!

Team up with your dog!

See “Getting There and Contact Info” tab above for directions to Roaring Brook Farm.

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