Rat Games Trials May 8-10, 2020 At Yellowstone Dog Sports, Roberts, MT

Dog Sports America will be hosting a 3 day Rat Games Trials at Yellowstone Dog Sports in Roberts, MT on May 8-10, 2020.  Pre-entries are open now and close April 27, 2020. After April 27, 2020, all entries are Late/Day-of-Show. Online entry is available below.

Games offered are:

Friday Saturday Sunday
Courses

Mad Hatter
Distance
Tunnels
Me First

Courses

Speed
Heads Or Tails
Bet The Farm
Pairs

Courses

Mad Hatter
Distance
Tunnels
Me First

Doors will open at approximately 8:00AM each day.  Briefings will be at 9:00.  The first game to begin immediately after the briefing.

Entries

All games and courses are $20/run for pre-entry.  Late/Day of show rates are $25/run if space is available.

Officials

Our judge will be John Fisher of Reno, NV (RGJ-001).  The club reserves the right to add/allocate judges to classes to improve the efficiency of the trial day.

Our Trial Secretary will be Lindy Phillips from Longmont, CO.

Our Trial Chair will be John Fisher from Reno, NV. He can be reached at john@dogsportsamerica.com or (775)600-2912.

Ribbons and Awards

All qualifying runs receive a green qualifying run ribbon.

New titles will receive a title ribbon.

Blind

The blind will be 10’x20’ with ring gate dividers.  Blinds will be a maximum of 5 dogs.

Notice to Exhibitors

I. It is expressly understood that exhibitors alone are responsible for the behavior of their dogs, children and/or guests. Any exhibitor whose dogs, children, and/or guests repeatedly engage in unsafe or disruptive behavior may, at the discretion of DSA, be asked to leave the trial site. In such case, no refund on any entry will be made.

II. Venue

a. The trial will be held outdoors.

b. This event is being held in conjunction with NADAC agility and UpDog Challenge disc dog.

III. Entries

a. Withdrawal of entry before the closing date will receive a refund less a 10% processing fee. No refunds will be made for withdrawal after the closing date. Entry fees will not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, excused, or barred from competition by action of the Hearing Committee.

b. All entries must be accompanied by entry fees to be valid. A returned check does not constitute a valid entry. There will be a $50 fee for all returned checks.

c. Exhibitors are responsible for complete, accurate, and legible information on their entry forms.

d. Every attempt will be made to hold this event as scheduled. In the event of an “Act of God” such as fire, flood, etc., an event may be canceled. We will make every attempt to contact entrants and inform them of the cancellation. We will return all or part of the entry fees at our discretion.

IV. Dogs

a. All dogs must be on leash and under control while on trial grounds except while showing. FLEXI LEASHES ARE NOT PERMITTED at the show site. Electric collars ARE NOT PERMITTED at the show site.

b. Bitches in season are able to compete in Rat Games. They will be run at the end of each class. Bitches in season must wear pants. If bringing a bitch in season, please inform the trial secretary prior to the trial, and inform all exhibitors at the judge’s briefing. A separate potty area will be provided. No refunds will be issued for a BIS.

c. Disruptive dogs will have to be crated separately.

V. People

a. Please pick up after your dog and dispose of waste in appropriate containers. Please clean up after yourself.

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