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2018 Fall Classes

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Information coming soon for fall 2018 classes.  Stay tuned.

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Congrats on achieving your ATChC

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in News | 0 comments

A big day Saturday October 17 at the SAA trial in Aberdeen. We had two great teams achieve their Agility Trial Champion of Canada title, commonly referred to ATChC.   Thanks to judge Cindy Swiney on some great courses. The day started out with Denise and Maddie  getting a qualifying round in Masters Gamble to give them ATChC.   A little bit later in the day Joan and Cinder achieved a qualifying round in Maters Snooker to give them their ATChC. Way to go!!

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2014 Award Recipients

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Jan Gray Spirit Award Jan Gray was a club member who died in 1998 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was an enthusiastic member with a great sense of humour who put many behind the scene hours into club activities. She loved nothing more than spending quality time with her dog, Bandit. This award is presented to a member of our club who demonstrates a love of animals, enthusiasm for and enjoyment of the sport of agility and a willingness to participate in the activities of the club. This member consistently teaches classes and is very respected by the students. She also has taught many classes, trained her own dogs, participated in many club activities as well as mentored many members and students. Her calm, supportive manner while teaching relaxes the students and encourages them to connect with their dogs in a positive way. When working with her own dogs, she uses the same kind, calm manner and the results are smooth, pretty runs and happy dogs. The recipient of this year’s award has diligently and accurately kept our club’s books balanced for many years. She processes fees and makes sense out of funds and notes given to her without a complaint. Her wealth of knowledge about the club’s history and current concerns have been a great help to those of us who hold or have held committee positions. If you want a well thought out and/or compassionate solution to a problem, just ask Susan. When things become challenging, the comment you are most apt to hear is Susan’s calm “oh well!” In addition, Susan attends almost all meetings, sets up equipment, shows up for work bees and is always asking if she can do this or that to help, and all this with her awesome, quiet sense of humor close at hand. Thank you Susan Gossen for being an integral backbone of SAA. You are very much appreciated as a member of this club. We’ve Come a Long Way Baby Award This award is presented to a handler-dog team that has worked hard together and made progress in the sport of agility. The recipient of this award is a member who has demonstrated the patience, diligence and commitment needed to improve in agility. The team receiving this year’s award have worked together, on and off the agility field, and have gained confidence and skill. Starting to train with a new agility dog can provide unique challenges. Anyone who has done it can relate. You are starting back at square one. You are not just training the dog but also yourself. As a team, you are learning to read each other’s movements and cues, adapting to changes in handling and speed. One dog may have been boisterous, vocal and confidently running ahead, but the new dog may be quietly watching and reacting to the smallest twitch of your arm or shoulders. You have to remind yourself that the new dog doesn’t have the same experience and confidence. And...

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2015 Trial Dates for SAA – Mark your calendars

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Upcoming trial dates for 2014. May 1-3, 2015 Rockin’ Ready for Regionals Trial, AAC Sanctioned Aberdeen Equestrian Sports Centre, Aberdeen SK Judges Sherry Taylor & Susan McIntrye Fri evening: (2) Steeplechase Saturday: Gamblers, Standard, Jumpers (All levels, One round each) Sunday: Gamblers, Standard, jumpers (All levels, One round each) June 20-21, 2015 Summer Solstice Trial, AAC Sanctioned Aberdeen Equestrian Sports Centre, Aberdeen SK Judges Pierre Lalonde & Laurie Keith Saturday: (4) Rounds Standard (all levels) Sunday: (2) rounds Gamblers, (2) rounds Jumpers (All levels) October 17-18, 2015 AAC Sanctioned Trial Aberdeen Equestrian Sports Centre, Aberdeen SK Judges & classes...

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October Trial happens Oct 18th and 19th!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Our Fall trial takes place this weekend.   Important pre-trial information can be found on the events page.    Here are a few highlights. Pre trial information for SAA’s Jump & Run October 18 & 19, 2014 Trial – Aberdeen Equestrian Sports Centre Friday, October 17 ·    Ring set up 4 to 6 p.m. ·    Benching set up 6 to 7 p.m. (or earlier, if ring set up is finished, there will be no benching until set up is complete) Saturday, October 18 ·    7:00 a.m. Barn doors open for benching set-up & check-in ·    7:45 a.m. Judge available for measurement ·    8:15 a.m. General briefing followed by walk through Masters Standard 1 ·    8:30 a.m. First dog on the line Sunday, October 19 ·    7:30 a.m. Barn doors open for benching set-up & check-in ·    7:45 a.m. Judge available for measurement ·    8:15 a.m. General briefing followed by walk through Starters Snooker 1 ·    8:30 a.m. First dog on the...

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Time to think about fall classes!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in News | 0 comments

We will be holding agility classes in the fall.   We will be offering several levels of classes including beginner!  Classes run Tuesday evenings beginning late September or early October.  Now is the time to let us know if you are interested in attending.  You can contact us by email at saaagility@gmail.com to get additional information and get your name on the list for classes.   Our classes sizes are limited so get your name in...

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Watrous Fun Run

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in News | 0 comments

SAA is happy to announce that we will be back to doing an agility demonstrations at Watrous Fun Run again this year. The date is Saturday July 26, 2014.  It is great fun for the whole family. We look forward to seeing you there. The demos will take place at 11am and 1:30pm....

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The June 2014 Trial is done

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in News | 0 comments

We had our annual June trial on the weekend.   There were great courses from our judges, Nicki and Susan, and some great runs from dog and handler teams.  With all the rain this weekend, we were all very happy that the competition was held indoors. This weekend, we said good bye to an agility friend, Megan Maclean.  She attended her first agility trial in Saskatchewan, 4 years ago, at the SAA June trial.  Megan now leaving SK and moving back east.   Megan is a wonderful character whose presence at our trials will be missed, although the rest of us may stand a chance at the raffle table again.   We presented Megan with a SAA sweatshirt and card signed by those that attended the trial. Thanks to all those that came out to participate, volunteer and watch the fun.  The results can be found here....

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SAA at the 2014 SK/MB/NU Regionals

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in News | 0 comments

AAC Regionals for SK/MB/NU was held May 3-4, 2014 in Moose  Jaw, SK.   Special thanks to  FurEver Fun Dog Sports and Standsure Agility for hosting! Saskatchewan Agility Association sponsors the Top Regular Dog award.  We would like to congratulate Sharon Weekes and Wager with- 584.54 points. We would like to congratulate the SAA members that competed in regionals this year.  This year 6 members and 8 dogs from the club competed. Members who received special awards at regionals: Angela Koop and Jake received the “Just Squeaked By”  award Sponsored by Agility in Manitoba. Susan McIntyre received the “Sportsmanship” award  sponsored by Mut Hut...

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