Cavaliers of Southern New England held our 5th annual all-breed Obedience and Rally trials on September 9-10, 2023.

We had our largest entry ever!
80 Obedience entries on Saturday
28 in the Novice only Obedience trial on Sunday
114 Rally entries!

High in Trial on Saturday went to Laurie Strimavicius and her Labrador Retriever, Southpaw’s It’s All About M.E. UDX2 OM3 RE CGCU TKN with a score of 199 out of Open B.  High Combined went to Chris McCluer and her Golden Retriever, Sunka Luta Lakota CDX SH AX AXJ with a combined score of 393 out of 400.  Winner of the NQ raffle was Bernadette Bove.

High in Trial on Sunday at the Novice only trial was Jane Tully and her Boxer, Olympic’s Kinsale BN with a score of 198.

In Rally, High Triple Q and High Combined was Lena Kalita and her Belgian Tervuren, AGCH MACH6 RACH PACH Revelry’s Knightly News of Sandy Dunes UDX OM1 RAE2 RM MXS2 PDS MFS TQX T2B5 CGC TKI with a perfect combined score of 300 and 200.  Winner of the NQ raffle was Diane Kurkjian.

Thanks to our Trial Chair, Cheryl Mandeville; her Assistant Chair, Carole Rapoport; our Trophy Chair, Jana Rychlik, and our Hospitality Chair, Peggy Kenney. Special thanks to Cheryl’s team of great volunteers:
Gayle Abrams, Rick Alexander, Sheila Bennett, Peggy Clark, Joan Curtiss, Joan Geoghegan, Julie Kenney, Tracie Laliberte, Gail Lefferts, Justine Marsh, Anne O’Reilly, Erin Seymour, Sara Viszmeg, Sherry Worden, and Esther Zimmerman!

Trials can’t happen without volunteers, and good volunteers make great trials!  We received many compliments over the weekend on how well the trial was run and that is because of all of our volunteers!