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Agility in The Americans

 

 

 

Contents

An American Tragedy
How the Agility community in The United States is surviving the tragic events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.  (14/09/01)
Agility in Guatemala & Central America
Agility arrived in Guatemala in 2001 from North and South America and just four years later they are hosting the 2005 FCI Copa de las Americas y El Caribe. Juan Leon-Wyss describes how the sport has grown.
As American as Apple Pie & A-frame
Tania Chadwick, an unabashed American agility enthusiast, surfed in from San Jose, California where she lives with her husband and two Golden Retrievers, Murphy and Marley, both of whom are competing in Agility. Here's how it works on the Other Side of the Pond.

Barbados Revisited
Kathrin Tasker returns to judge the island to judge their first agility show and fun day and while she is there she enjoys the sun, sea, sand and old friends. (20/03/02)
Brazil: Nuts about Agility
When Dan Wroblewski and Sam Gottlieb met, they formed a instant partnership - and a lasting friendship - based on one objective. The boys from Brazil were men with a mission - to bring Agility to Brazil. Sam takes up the story. (23/05/00)

Canadian-style Agility
The Agility Association of Canada (AAC) was founded in 1988 by Art Newman. At first, there were only a handful of people involved nationwide, but the numbers have increased apace and now there are about 900 members. The rules are probably similar to those in the UK - dogs have to go THROUGH tunnel and OVER jumps - but there are differences. Maureen Jennings and Lynda Yielding go into the nitty gritty of agility the Canadian way.
(23/01/02)
Canadian Clicker Camps 2003
When well-known Canadian agility handler and instructor asked Jo Sermon to teach at her summer camps, what could Jo say but yes. So Jo packed her bags and her clicker, kissed her dogs good-bye and off she went. (01/02/04)
El Agility in Columbia
Agility only started up in Colombia, South America in 1998. In the beginning they trained with broomsticks, bed railings, and any object that could be recycled from the trash. Now they send teams around the world.  (18/02/05)
The First Canadian National Championships
It's been a long time coming... two years in the planning, but they finally did it! Canada has finally put together a National Championship program. The Agility Association of Canada (AAC) held it's first ever National Championship at Spruce Meadows Equestrian Centre in Calgary Alberta on 1-2 September 2001. It included a Power & Speed course designed by our own Jo Rhodes. By all accounts, it was well worth the wait. Kim Collins explains how it worked. (23/01/02)
Going Home
Mary Ann Nester has lived in England for the last twenty-eight years and still says 'side-walk' instead of 'pavement.' It was time for her to go home and see the family. (26/04/00)
US & the Rest of the World
Anne A. Smith wrote this article for her club newsletter a few weeks ago, comparing the American Agility to the rest of the world. What do you think?

 

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