Canada Cup 2010. . . Com’on Up (or Down if That Works:))

Posted on 06/28/10 14 Comments

Well Canada Cup is rolling around again. Sadly entries are down again this year and it looks like this may be our last Canada Cup ever. Susan and Adrian Royakkers work so hard during the year to fundraise the prize money to host this awesome event, it has been frustrating that each year enteries are lower not higher. The closing date is supposed to be today but I appealed to Susan to leave it open so I could try and get some of you to join us at, possibly the last, Canada Cup event.

The venue is just beautiful. And like this past weekend trialling at Royackers, if the weather gets really miserable we move the trial into their gorgeous new indoor facility. So all of you fair weather trialers there is no excuse not to come!  Last year every exhibitor that entered won a prize . . . and the prizes are amazing.  One year I won a brand new tunnel, last year a full size tent! And that isn’t even the prize for placing or winning a class—that is all CASH-O-LA!

And if that doesn’t convince you to make the trip, let me tell you no up contacts are judged and your dog really has to sky rocket before you will be called for a fly off on the seesaw (as long as the board is horizontal at Canada Cup it is not considered a seesaw flyoff). Personally, I would still like my dogs to maintain the criteria I have taught them so you won’t see my dogs doing any flying double flips off the seesaw . . . but the option is there for those that may choose it!

All dogs jump in their measured jump height and in addition to the main Canada Cup event there is also a Snookers Challenge, a Jumpers Challenge, a Steeplechase Challenge to add to potential prize money your pocket.

Camping at this beautiful venue is absolutely free, but there are hotels near by and Toronto airport is not more than an hour a way for anyone wishing to fly in.  Check out my last year’s blog posts on Canada Cup for more details on all the fun, like the big ass monster pond with a seven thousand foot fountain in the middle of it (okay, maybe I am exaggerating just a wee bit on the size of the fountain:)).

Here are a few of my runs at the USDAA Trial for this past weekend that was hosted at Royackers Farms.  Just a beautiful place for a trial. I hope some how some of you can change your plans and try to join us July 16-18 for at least some of the events at Canada Cup. It really would be a shame for all of agility, not just that in Canada, to lose this amazing event.

Today I am grateful for Susan and Adrian for doing their best to keep competitive agility fun and attractive for all.


  1. Alix says:
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 11:01pm

    Having not had a regular dog in many years (until recently – but we are just starting our career now) – Canada Cup has not been an option for those of us who run their dogs in specials and veterans.

    I would gladly enter an event such as this but my competitive specials dog can’t unless he jumps 26″ and he has not ever jumped regulation height. His entire agility career has been spent in the specials class and soon we will go to the veterans class – HOW did Badger get to be a veteran anyways ?? Time flies.

    Canada Cup’s entries would likely go MUCH higher – if we all had a chance to play. No reason why a Special or Veterans dog should be denied the chance to take home the money.


  2. Janeel says:
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 3:01pm

    So glad I saw this!!
    Putting in my entries as we speak!! … Hopefully they’re still open…


  3. Kari says:
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10:22pm

    I wish we could go, sounds like fun. Unfortunately we are not yet ready to trial and one of my closes friends is getting married that weekend. I hope more folks sign up!


  4. Tracy Sklenar says:
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 3:40pm

    OK people, get your asses to the Canada Cup!!!!!!!!!! It is a beautiful facility (nicest I have ever seen and I have seen facilities around the world) and Adrian and Susan are the BEST!

    And, for added fun, it seems that Adrian is always up for a good bet. I think I still owe him $20 for handling the entire standard run while standing next to obstacle 3!!


  5. Trudie says:
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 7:13am

    Amazing! Such a beautiful place and beautiful indoor facility.
    What I would love to see posted is a plan of the runs.
    It would be a great exercise to evaluate how well I understand the Derrett system, to figure out how to handle it, and compare to how you did it.


  6. Carol P. says:
    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 6:17pm

    Man, do I love to watch your runs. So crisp, clean and efficient. Now, if I could only have your music list or sources, I’d really be in seventh heaven.


  7. Nora says:
    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 4:30pm

    Happened to visit your blog, and would have considered entering–unfortunately, the jump heights make this impossible. We run Performance in USDAA, not because my 16.5 inch dogs can’t jump 22″, but because I really feel that jumping them at that height would shorten their Agility careers.


  8. Karissa says:
    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 2:56pm

    I wish there was something like the Canada Cup a bit closer to where I live — Although I must say that those jump heights would keep me from attending. I choose not to jump my current dogs at those heights, they just aren’t built for it.


  9. Karin says:
    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 1:50pm

    Just amazing to watch!! 😀


  10. Helen KIng says:
    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 1:06pm

    GREAT RUNS!!! The girlz look awesome!


  11. MJ says:
    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 11:20am

    I now have a Veteran dog and a young one not quite ready mentally for a Canada Cup, so I won’t be going.
    I just hope it is still around when my young one is ready for it.


  12. wendy beard says:
    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 9:33am

    I’m excited to be making the 6.5 hr trip out to Royackers this year for the first time – but the week before the Canada Cup for the CKC fundraising trial.

    Entries seem to be down everywhere, in all venues, this year. Being sporadically employed myself, I have to carefully pick and choose which trials I enter.
    As my dog would only be eligible to run in the Veteran Jumpers on Saturday, no Canada Cup for me this year


  13. Sarah Mairs says:
    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 8:59am

    I am running someone else’s dog as mine need some fixing. I was really bummed that I wasn’t going to be competing!!!!!! But then the phone rang! SOOOOOOO excited about Canada Cup.


  14. Gemma Osmond says:
    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 7:25am

    Brilliant clips, as ever 🙂 Wish we could make the Canada Cup as it looks AMAZING, but just the little matter of the air fare and pet passport from the UK.. 🙂

    Have fun, and I hope you get a load more entries to make it worthwhile for it to be put on again next year. Would be sad to lose it, sounds like a great competition.


Post a Comment

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

slide one
slide two