Date: November 11-12, 2023
Place: Green Oak Ranch. 1237 Green Oak Rd. Vista, CA 92081
Entries close: November 4, 2023 (we will continue taking entries until November 10)
Judge: Ashley Deacon (Pacifica, CA)
Rings: Two rings: 100×120, grass. The ring will be partially fenced. Ring entrance and exit will be open with no gates or chutes.Please keep your dogs away from the ring entrances unless you are about to run.
Classes: Master Series, Agility, Jumping, Speedstakes, Gamblers, Snooker, Veterans.
Food Reward Area will be available for some runs.
Please also read the paper premium for all details.
I have had a lifelong love of dogs, which started as a child in the North of England with the family pet, Patch, a Jack Russell Terrier. After finishing college I emigrated to the USA, where I have lived for the last 25+ years. In 2002, I decided the time was right to own a dog. After doing much research I settled on an obscure French herding breed, the Pyrenean Shepherd. Just before Thanksgiving 2002, Luka arrived on a Continental flight from Cleveland to San Francisco. This dog changed my life forever… Together Luka and I competed for 9+ years and during that time we won numerous national championships. In 2009, Luka and I helped the USA Medium dog team take a silver medal at the FCI World Championships in Dornbirn, Austria. In 2011, Luka celebrated her 9th birthday by winning the individual gold medal competing at the FCI World Championships in Liévin, France. Luka is no longer with us, but I have competed more recently with my 2nd pyrenean shepherd, Dash and currently have a young border collie, Neve, in training.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife, Stacey and two children. I have been coaching agility since 2010 and am a co-owner of Golden Gate Dog Sports in San Francisco. I have been judging UKI events for the last 5 years. I enjoy designing flowing courses that blend speed with handling challenges.