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Title: 2012 champs update
Post by: Sharon Nelson on August 05, 2012, 09:28:06 PM
Hi, everyone.
   On my way home (???) from Montana, I went by the Championships site.  SWEET!!!!! 
   
    There is grass all around the arena building, along with HUGE grass fields less than 100 feet away!  While I was there they had a horse jumping event there with TWO huge outdoor grass arenas.  This is also their polo field.... it was beautiful!

    Parking is very close and the RV parking is right outside the door.

    The stall barn is only "covered", so there aren't any ends or sides to the building.... so any stall reservations will be for the four rows of "interior" rows of stalls.  There are six rows of stalls in each covered building, so Becky will not be assigning the outdoor rows, as they will be the coldest and it is possible for it to be "cold" in October in Utah.

     The stalls are solid on three sides and the front side is solid for about two feet and then the rest of the front is rows of "bars".... so if you want to keep them a bit warmer, you might want to bring a blanket to cover the front of the stalls if you reserve a stall. 

     The RV parking is very close and runs for 300' feet as the "first" row..... so no one will be very far away.  The exhibitors parking is also very close..... 

     Tons of great vendor booth areas inside the main building and great setups for the videographers and the judges!

     The arena is beautifully set up and easy for everyone to have a prime viewing spot!  Great walls to hang purple upon!

    I was very happy to view the facility and can't wait to get back!!

Sharon
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Jeanne Allen on August 05, 2012, 10:11:53 PM
Those stalls sound like the ones we used at Castle Rock back in 2004.  Will make sure I pack extra blankets for the fur kids!
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Yvette Cook on August 05, 2012, 10:23:12 PM
When will we be able to reserve stalls? Will we be able to be near others from our area as well?

Also, will there be a "Champs List" in the forum for us?

We are looking forward to attending our 2nd Champs!!!

Yvette, Riley & Roxie
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Sharon Nelson on August 05, 2012, 11:31:41 PM
When will we be able to reserve stalls? Will we be able to be near others from our area as well?

Also, will there be a "Champs List" in the forum for us?

We are looking forward to attending our 2nd Champs!!!

Yvette, Riley & Roxie

Yes, once I finish inputting the entries, we will start up the Champs list, send the confirmations and start taking stall reservations!!

Sharon
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Vargie on August 06, 2012, 07:21:14 AM
Do you know what the stall  dimensions are?
Vargie, Summer and Holly
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Sharon Nelson on August 06, 2012, 07:24:32 AM
The stalls are 10x10, made of metal.

Sharon
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: MoabDiane on August 06, 2012, 09:16:09 AM
I too recently re-visited the site (had been there eons ago, and wasn't sure I was remembering correctly!). 
Everything Sharon said is RIGHT ON!!  Lots and lots of grass, and the setup(buildings/parking/etc.)  is quite "compact" - which after several days will be lovely!

I'll have some route info (approaching South Jordan as well as from the Moab area) for the Champs list when it is up and running.

And we're anxious to be up and running too!  Can't wait!

diane
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Natasha Osborn on August 06, 2012, 11:52:21 AM
This is slightly off this topic but I am having difficulty finding the entry forms for the Pre-Champs funraiser.  I have looked under trials in Utah, Funraisers, Championships and on Click 2 run.  I can't find one anywhere...has it been posted and I am missing it?  The Champs site sounds awesome...very glad there will be lots of places to walk and run dogs   :)  Thanks for the update on what we can expect.
Natasha Osborn, MT
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Chris Nelson on August 06, 2012, 12:01:06 PM
The pre trial entry is listed with the world games entry.

So here: http://nadacforum.com/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=26 (http://nadacforum.com/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=26)
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: debrasweat on August 06, 2012, 12:24:34 PM
I am not sure I understand what the stalls are for? Also, won't the weather be in the 70's? Is it cold there the first week in October?


                                 Debra Sweat
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Yvette Cook on August 06, 2012, 01:08:38 PM
I am not sure I understand what the stalls are for?

Debra,
The stalls are for setting up your crates/dogs, chairs etc.

Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Salli Dulco on August 06, 2012, 01:58:20 PM
Hi Sharon,
I have a few questions regarding the stalls and reserving them.
#1 - You mentioned the stalls are made of metal. Is the flooring hard dirt or ??? Would you reccomend that we bring something to put on the stall floor before we put our crates inside?

#2 - When reserving a stall, if an agility club wants to "hang out" in one area together, should only 1 representative of the club make the reservation for enough stalls to accomodate those members and their crates?

#3 - Is there a fee to reserve a stall? If so, how much?

Thank you,
Salli Dulco

Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Becky Woodruff on August 06, 2012, 02:07:12 PM
I am not sure I understand what the stalls are for? Also, won't the weather be in the 70's? Is it cold there the first week in October?


                                 Debra Sweat
Hi Debra,
We used stalls last year in Springfield and they worked out well.  We had a "decorate your stall" competition, which was great fun!!!    Lots of creativity among our exhibitors.

The stalls in Utah are just outside the main arena, very close.  As we did last year, we'll do our best to crate, ummmm  I mean stall folks with friends.  But that won't happen until the Championship list is up and running....

Think PURPLE!!!
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: debrasweat on August 06, 2012, 03:14:14 PM
We did not need stalls in Gillette so I am confused? Does everyone have to reserve a stall?

                           Debra Sweat
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: MoabDiane on August 06, 2012, 03:44:50 PM
1) Early October is quite variable in Utah weather!  Yes, it might be in the 70s during the day. Even with that, it will likely be quite chilly in the mornings.  It *might* not be quite so warm!

2) Question on the stalls:  Is this the *only* crating, or just the more *private* crating area?

diane
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Kelly Wilson on August 06, 2012, 06:47:27 PM
How many stalls are available?  Will there be enough for those that don't have an RV to crate our dogs in?  The research I have found is the weather is in the 50's to 70's.
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Sharon Nelson on August 07, 2012, 10:57:50 AM
Stalls:

There is no "indoor" crating like in Gillette.... there is great parking for people's vehicles if you want to crate in your vehicle.  RV parking is very close if people keep their dogs in their RVs.  There are LOTS of 10x10 stalls, solid on three sides, rubber matted floors, roof over the top of the building, no sides on the building.

Weather:

It could be in the 70's during the day (not as likely as 60's).... early morning it could be high 30's to low 40's.  The "extremes" would be 70+ during the day and 20's during the night!!

The main arena is heated for when you are in the buillding.  The dogs are not allowed in the bleachers and cannot be crated in the building except for when a vendor has a dog with them while they work their vendor booth.  Dogs in any vendor booths must be quiet or they willl need to leave the vending area.  The vendor area and spectator/bleacher area is "raised" above the arena so you look down into the arena.

Sharon
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: ykozuki on August 07, 2012, 11:51:26 AM
Can you describe what kind of surface we can expect in the arena?  We went to the fund raiser site at Canby, OR sveral times, so can you compare that site with the Champ site? Hopefully, it is a bit less deeper than that.

Yoriko
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Diane Whitney on August 07, 2012, 12:12:25 PM
Suppose you're a handler with a bad knee that's acting up, and you're staying on the grounds in an RV . . . would you want to reserve a stall as well? Or would you do just as well to crate out of the RV?
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Mary Kapner on August 07, 2012, 06:37:34 PM
So if I understand this correctly, we will be running in the main building?
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: debrasweat on August 07, 2012, 08:53:03 PM
OK, so how do we ask for a stall and will it cost anything? Will the stall be big enough for 3 people and 4 dogs, 3 of which are small? How close are the stalls to the main arena as I am running 2 dogs at the same jump height? A lot of questions but I have never had to do a stall before-this will be an adventure for sure !!!!!!!!!!!! I guess I will have to think about decorations for my stall ???

                                 Debra Sweat
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Kelly Wilson on August 07, 2012, 09:37:18 PM
Are the stalls secured from the public or are they open to the public?  How far are the stalls from the arena where we will be competing?
Thank you for your patience this is my first Champs.

Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Sharon Nelson on August 08, 2012, 02:09:17 PM
Suppose you're a handler with a bad knee that's acting up, and you're staying on the grounds in an RV . . . would you want to reserve a stall as well? Or would you do just as well to crate out of the RV?

the distance from an RV to the arena or a stall to the arena is about the same... they are on different sides but both quite close!

Sharon
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: SpringCrew on August 08, 2012, 03:30:38 PM
To see the site click on the this link:
https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en (https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en)

In the search box type:
Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Event Center South Jordan Utah

Click on the search button (looks like a magnifying glass)

On the left side there should be a list, click on the first one.

On the right side is either a Map or Satellite icon, click if it says Satellite.

Click on the + to zoom in, use the mouse to center the picture by dragging.   

See attched file for the view you should be able to get.  You can actually zoom in even more. :)
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Becky Wolfe on August 08, 2012, 10:01:08 PM
I was wondering about the possibility of tent camping at the site.  Is this an option?  Would there be showers available?  Just trying to find some information out about the site.

Thanks.......
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Sharon Nelson on August 09, 2012, 11:31:48 AM
I was wondering about the possibility of tent camping at the site.  Is this an option?  Would there be showers available?  Just trying to find some information out about the site.

Thanks.......

There is no tent camping at the site.  There are RV parks that have been posted that have tent camping.

Sharon
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Dog agility crazy on August 10, 2012, 07:23:00 AM
how do you reserve a stall? i've never gone before and would like to reserve 1. thanks michelle
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Mary Grabau 3 Pines on August 10, 2012, 06:11:49 PM
This is great news for the judges and videographer Sharon!  And everyone else too!!!   We are so looking forward to this years Championships!!!  Your description of this venue was very informative and very welcomed!  Thanks so much!!    :)

Mary Grabau
Three Pines Productions
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Sharon Nelson on August 10, 2012, 07:09:05 PM
how do you reserve a stall? i've never gone before and would like to reserve 1. thanks michelle

Once entries close, we will start taking stalls reservations and see how many we need!

See you there and good luck!!

Sharon
Title: Re: 2012 champs update
Post by: Jeanne Allen on August 10, 2012, 09:33:22 PM
I know that there is the option to crate out of ones car.  Do you know at this time which end of the arena will be the entrance for the ring?  And what is it like to get around once you are in the building?  Sorry for the questions, but trying to make up my mind.