AKC Rally® Novice Virtual Pilot Program
The pilot program is designed to have a Rally Novice competitor set up a pre-designed AKC Rally® course in the safety of their own yard, record the performance and submit it to AKC. In turn, AKC will assign a pre-selected AKC Rally Judge to virtually review and score the team’s Rally performance. See the AKC website for more details.
We made a few of our PVSSC Speciality t-shirts available at the show. You can now order them through Sue Anne Howell using this form:
A Barn Hunt seminar will be held on Friday, October 9th. The seminar consists of 2-hour working sessions for $40/dog (club members). Our 10 AM topic will be indication issues, 12:30 PM will be new handlers or new dogs, and 3:00 PM will be handling skills for senior/master dogs. These will be taught by Elizabeth Staley. If you wish to have a seminar spot please email Michelle Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible with your desired topic. First come first served with a limit of 4-5 teams per slot.
The PVSSC barn hunt will be held at the Isle of Calais Healthy Outdoors, 19393 Spring Lake Drive Smithfield, VA on October 10 and 11. The chairperson is Melissa Dimeler and Secretary is Michelle Bell. Our judges will be Elizabeth Staley on Saturday and Heidi Connolly on Sunday. For information about how to register and rules for the IOC, see:
Please go to the COVID requirements link in the premium (http://www.barnhunt.com/covid-19.html). These arequirements are not spelled out because they are subject to change,. The BHA has requirements for participating in a trial during this time of COVID and these will be strictly adhered to. Anyone not following the requirements will be asked to leave the property and forfeit all entries. For example, at this time, cloth face coverings must be worn at all times outside of your vehicle, no face shields or masks with vents/gaskets are permitted for competitors.
Entries open September 1, but PVSSC club members who wish to enter should email Michelle Bell (email@example.com) ASAP to let her know how many dogs you are entering in which classes. This year we are reducing the classes offered to just one Crazy 8 run because the number of runs we can have in total are reduced due to the COVID changes.
Volunteers Needed. Anyone who is willing and able to volunteer please reach out to Melissa DImeler (firstname.lastname@example.org). We have several local experienced competitors who have already stated they are willing to help since we are not certain how many club members will wish to travel.
A Fast Cat even will be held in Walkersville, MD on October 31st and November 1st. The chairperson is Melissa Dimeler and the secretary is Ching Yao-Yu. More info TBD.
The Hunt Club Cluster will be held this year in Doswell at Meadow Event Park
13111 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA 23047. We will be having supported entries for the Warrenton Kennel Club on Saturday, Oct. 31 (see https://infodog.com/show/club_page.htm?ev=2020000402) and for the Old Dominion Kennel Club on Sunday, November 1 ( see https://infodog.com/show/club_page.htm?ev=2020003204). More details about the show site are available at the previous two links.
The PVSSC B/OB Sanctioned Match has been postponed until later this year per Match Chair Ila Schmeling. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.