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2017 Championships => General Championships Discussion => Topic started by: papillonlover123 on February 11, 2017, 04:21:54 PM

Title: Stalls and Crating
Post by: papillonlover123 on February 11, 2017, 04:21:54 PM
Hello,

What is the difference between stalls and crating? What are they used for, it when the dog isn't running the course?

Thanks
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Vicki Storrs on February 11, 2017, 05:59:53 PM
Days are long at Champs. Starting usually at 7 a.m. with announcements and walk thrus (so you get there earlier than that to get your dog settled) and you could be running or volunteering until 9 or 10 p.m. (or later, sometimes, I've heard tell).  If you have an RV you can go "home" and relax during your down times, but the rest of us and our dogs are there for the whole time.  Dogs are Not allowed in the arena's grandstand, so they spend a lot of time wherever you are "set up."  You will be doing other things--in the arena for announcements, walk thrus, watching runs, volunteering, shopping, so the dogs need someplace to hang out and, hopefully relax.  Some venues don't have big open spaces, like is often available for a regular trial for crating, but DO have stalls.  So you can rent a stall for the week (or share with a friend) and set it up for you and your dog's comfort.  The options on how you use them vary and if you chose to decorate--I'm not the only one I've seen with a folding recliner for naps!!  Some dogs may relax a little better closed off in their "space" so the stalls work great for that. Just whatever arrangement is most comfortable for your team.  However Chris said apparently this venue Does have a big open space if you want to use it instead for "normal" crating at no charge.  You could do a set up with crate/expen whatever you use at a typical trial. It Would make decorating more difficult, though certainly not impossible!
Does that help?
Vicki
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: papillonlover123 on February 11, 2017, 06:22:06 PM
Yes,thank you so much!
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: papillonlover123 on February 11, 2017, 06:26:47 PM
Another question on stalls...do most people decorate the stalls and what's is the deal with decoding them? And do people just use cute dog stuff to decorate the stalls?
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Linda W. Anderson on February 11, 2017, 07:04:35 PM
Another question on stalls...do most people decorate the stalls and what's is the deal with decoding them? And do people just use cute dog stuff to decorate the stalls?
Purple, purple, purple!!  Some people have a theme.  There have been decorating contests.  don't know it that will happen this year.
Linda
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: danforth on February 11, 2017, 07:46:58 PM
I just watched Chris's video.   I am wondering when we can set up in either stall or crating area.

Isabel

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Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Chris Nelson on February 11, 2017, 10:14:30 PM
I just watched Chris's video.   I am wondering when we can set up in either stall or crating area.

Isabel

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Either later afternoon on Monday or early Tuesday depending on what the site allows us to do.

I'm hoping for later on Monday if things go well.

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Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Jane M. on February 12, 2017, 11:30:44 AM
Chris,
I watched the video and couldn't see where general parking is going to be. 
Thanks
Jane
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Chris Nelson on February 12, 2017, 11:36:22 AM
Chris,
I watched the video and couldn't see where general parking is going to be. 
Thanks
Jane

The majority of the competitors should be able to park on either side of the Stall Barns.   That should give ample enough room.
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Foomin Z on February 13, 2017, 04:37:40 PM
I would appreciate a more specific answer regarding non-RV parking areas. Looking at the fuzzy map, I think it is going to be difficult to fit all non-campers by the stall rental area. Or, at least there is going to be a lot of competition to park next to one's own rented stall.
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Chris Nelson on February 13, 2017, 08:36:11 PM
I would appreciate a more specific answer regarding non-RV parking areas. Looking at the fuzzy map, I think it is going to be difficult to fit all non-campers by the stall rental area. Or, at least there is going to be a lot of competition to park next to one's own rented stall.

In the area next to the stalls there will be parking for roughly 50 cars.   Considering this last year we had around 80 RV's, that will be MORE than enough room for our competitors that are coming in by car.
I prefer not to give concrete answers until I see things with my own eyes.   Once I am able to fly out and inspect the facilities for these specifics I can be more concrete.   But I can guarantee that having enough room for parking will definitely not be an issue :)
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Foomin Z on February 14, 2017, 02:42:27 PM
I would appreciate a more specific answer regarding non-RV parking areas. Looking at the fuzzy map, I think it is going to be difficult to fit all non-campers by the stall rental area. Or, at least there is going to be a lot of competition to park next to one's own rented stall.

In the area next to the stalls there will be parking for roughly 50 cars.   Considering this last year we had around 80 RV's, that will be MORE than enough room for our competitors that are coming in by car.
I prefer not to give concrete answers until I see things with my own eyes.   Once I am able to fly out and inspect the facilities for these specifics I can be more concrete.   But I can guarantee that having enough room for parking will definitely not be an issue :)

OK, I didn't realize less than 50 people drove to champs without an RV.
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Chris Nelson on February 14, 2017, 07:37:44 PM
I would appreciate a more specific answer regarding non-RV parking areas. Looking at the fuzzy map, I think it is going to be difficult to fit all non-campers by the stall rental area. Or, at least there is going to be a lot of competition to park next to one's own rented stall.

In the area next to the stalls there will be parking for roughly 50 cars.   Considering this last year we had around 80 RV's, that will be MORE than enough room for our competitors that are coming in by car.
I prefer not to give concrete answers until I see things with my own eyes.   Once I am able to fly out and inspect the facilities for these specifics I can be more concrete.   But I can guarantee that having enough room for parking will definitely not be an issue :)

OK, I didn't realize less than 50 people drove to champs without an RV.

Maybe not this year!  It's hard to say.  Like I said though parking will definitely not be an issue.   It's a very large facility and if they have enough room for 300 horse stalls and the truck and trailer parking to go with them I think we'll be okay with our dog folks :)
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: judy.whitbred on September 13, 2017, 02:38:26 PM
In the open crating area, we have an assigned spot, is there a chart that shows where that spot is located in relationship to all the other spots.  Maybe some kind of diagram.  Will they be marked for us when we arrive to set up.  I can't remember the dimensions of the crating spots.  Could you please let me know what it is.

I believe I saw you state that it would be alright for us to put up a tent in the open crating area.  Is that okay?

Thanks so much,
Judy Whitbred
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Chris Nelson on September 13, 2017, 11:05:30 PM
In the open crating area, we have an assigned spot, is there a chart that shows where that spot is located in relationship to all the other spots.  Maybe some kind of diagram.  Will they be marked for us when we arrive to set up.  I can't remember the dimensions of the crating spots.  Could you please let me know what it is.

I believe I saw you state that it would be alright for us to put up a tent in the open crating area.  Is that okay?

Thanks so much,
Judy Whitbred

We'll definitely have a map on site! 

All the spots will be marked off, with a piece of paper saying who is in which spot.  So it should be pretty easy :)

And yes tents are A-OK.

Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Lynn Broderick on September 17, 2017, 07:39:57 PM
Chris- is there a sign up for crate areas, and a map somewhere? I know I reserved some for our group, but now I can't find the map.

And- is the crate area full? Will we all be squashed in?

Lynn
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Lynn Broderick on September 18, 2017, 06:18:49 AM
and... is there electric in the crating areas?
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Carole & Pat Daggett on September 18, 2017, 07:58:02 AM
and... is there electric in the crating areas?

Lynn,

Can't find the message now, but Chris did say that there were outlets roughly 20' apart in the crating area.  Would be a good idea if everyone who might want to use electric bring a power strip with a long cord so that those in nearby spaces could share the outlets.

Carole Daggett
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: kbriefel on September 18, 2017, 03:21:29 PM
What is the surface of the floor in the stalls?  Is it dirt/straw/bedding or is it some hard, non-porous material?
Thanks,

Ken and Max
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: mephalon on September 18, 2017, 03:36:55 PM
I had asked that Ken and Chris said it was dirt.

Mary
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: kbriefel on September 18, 2017, 03:59:26 PM
Thanks Mary.  I saw something about the stall construction that was different.

Ken
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Chris Nelson on September 18, 2017, 06:03:27 PM
Couple clarifications here.
The power I mentioned was for the stall rentals.  There is power in the crating area,  but not nearly as much and not in a consistent spread around the area.

The crating area is completely full.  It shouldn't be cramped,  but it is full so there will be plenty of neighbors :)

Dirt floor in the crating area


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Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Sandy Langan on September 19, 2017, 08:26:39 PM
Is there a set time when we have to leave stall area on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night ? Just asking so if we wanted to stay after the pre trial and work on stall decorations. I know in Springfield they wanted to lock up the building and turn lights off and wanted us out. Since we won't be coming before 3 on Monday and plan on honoring you request, it would be nice to stay later in the day. Thanks Sandy
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Chris Nelson on September 19, 2017, 10:52:56 PM
They are pretty relaxed at the facility.   I don't think there will be any issues with staying late :)
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Linda W. Anderson on September 20, 2017, 06:44:29 AM
Could you please post a copy of the crating area map?
Thanks, Linda
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Marcy Matties on September 20, 2017, 11:08:45 AM
Could you please post a copy of the crating area map?
Thanks, Linda

I took a screenshot while watching the video  ;D
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Linda W. Anderson on September 20, 2017, 01:40:09 PM
Could you please post a copy of the crating area map?
Thanks, Linda

I took a screenshot while watching the video  ;D
Thanks!!
Linda
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: judy.whitbred on September 20, 2017, 03:00:10 PM
What are the diminsions on the crating spots and the group crating spots?  Sorry I couldn't seem to find it.

Judy Whitbred
Title: Re: Stalls and Crating
Post by: Chris Nelson on September 20, 2017, 03:00:52 PM
What are the diminsions on the crating spots and the group crating spots?  Sorry I couldn't seem to find it.

Judy Whitbred

Regular crating is 10x10 and group is 10x20