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Updated July 15//21.
  • Club Information

    EXECUTIVE:

    Chairman: Sandy Briggs, Powassan, Ont.
    Vice Chairman: Ann McFadden, Sunderland,Ont.
    Sec'y- Treasurer: Ivan Paul, RR 4, Powassan, Ont.,P0H 1Z0.

  • EPS Training Associates is a non-profit training and performance event club,
    devoted to dog training in a wide variety of fields
    and offering CKC approved events.

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    Water mark at a WC tests.

  • General Information for all

    EPS OFFICIAL PREMIUM LISTS

    All events held under the rules of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).
  • CKC Office: 400 - 200 Ronson Ave., Toronto, M9W 5Z9. 416-675-5511. email: information@ckc.ca
  • CKC Executive Director: Jeff Cornett, CKC Head office.
  • Northern Ontario Director: Richard Paquette, Azilda, Ont.
  • N.Ont Tracking Rep: Sandy Briggs, Powassan, Ont.

  • HQ for all events hosted by EPS Training Assoc is
    Wimberway Kennels & Farm, 808 Memorial Park Dr., RR 4, Powassan, Ontario, P0H1Z0.

    SEPT 25-26, 2021
    ALL PENDING CKC APPROVAL.
    2 Tracking tests, 4 rally trials.
    Sat, Sept 25: Tracking test - limited entry, priority given to TD/TDX.
    Judge: Laura McKay, Guelph, ON.
    Sat, Sept 25, afternoon: 2 rally trials. Limited entry. (max 5 hours judging.)
    Judsge for both trials: Susan des Cotes, Orangeville, On.
    Sun, Sept 26, Tracking Test - limited entry, Priority given tio UTDX and UTD
    Judge: Laura McKay, Guelph, ON.
    Sun, Sept 26, afternoon: 2 rally trials, limited entry, (max 5 hours judging.)
    Judge for both trials: Susan Bell, Puslinch, ON.

    ENTRIES FOR BOTH RALLY AND TRACKING TESTS OPEN ON AUG 30.
    Rally entries close when limit is reached or Sept 15 whichever comes first.
    Tracking entries close on Sept 15 at noon,
    and draws for entry will take place at 5pm, Wed, Sept 15.
    There will be workers draws.

    Entry forms to be posted soon, but any CKC entry form is acceptable.
    Cheques must be made to EPS TRAINING ASSOC.
    Only the first entry per dog per trial, accepted for the tracking tests.

    Entry fees: Tracking : TD & UTD: $85.00
    Tracking TDX & UTDX: $125.00.
    Rally: $30 per entry per dog per trial.
    Dogs entered in two classes in the same trial (rally) $50.
    Listing fee $10 per entry/class for any dog without a CKC number.
    Incomplete entries, or any without payment, will not be accepted.

    Mail entries to: Ivan Paul, RR 4, Powassan, ON., P0H1Z0, Please mark the envelope(s) "TRACKING" OR "RALLY".

    2021 RESULTS

    2 tracking tests, 4 rally trials., June 5-6. Saturday – cloudy, sunny, light breeze, few rolls of thunder in the distance, and showers.
    Sunday – sunny, few clouds, breeze with 30kph gusts. UNBEARABLY HOT, and humid.
    Tracking.
    Saturday, June 5,  8 TD, 2 TDX.  Judge: Jane Book
    .

    Passes earned by:
    TDX: Isengard’s Uptomischief, (Gryf), Belgian Sheepdog, Janet Brown,
    TD: Oakpoint’s Jagesif Auf, (Willa). Weimaraner, Greg & Nikki Newton.
    TD: Hank, mixed breed, David Bourlay.
    TD: Boru’s Surrealism, (Inslow),  Bloodhound, Marianne Laughlin.(handler: Diane DesRoches.)
    TD: Zoldmali Quicksilver, (Poppy), Maureen Lunney,
    TD: Boru’s The Night Watch, Marianne Loughlin, (handler: Diane Desroches).
    TD: Ch Nirockii’s Code Black, Rhodesian Ridgeback , Tina Andreatos.
    TD: Logan Haus Raider, mixed breed, Rina Andreatos

    Sunday, June 6, Urban Tracking. 2 UTDX, 5 UTD. Judge: Jane Book.
    No Passes.

    Rally trials. 2 trials each day.
      Judges: Sat: Guy Touchette.  Sunday: Susan des Cotes.
    Master:
    Redpine’s Stormin Blue Streak, Shetland Sheepdog. Dawn MacDonald:  96,NQ,97,NQ
    Redpine’s One for the Books, Shetland Sheepdog, Dawn MacDonald:  95,96,98,89.

    Excellent B:
    Redpine’s Stormin Blue Streak, Shetland Sheepdog. Dawn MacDonald: 97,NQ,NQ, Abs.
    Redpine’s One for the Books, Shetland Sheepdog, Dawn MacDonald: 95,96,98,89.
    Ch Wimberway’s Border Queen Boudicea, Border Terrier, Lyne & Ian Trott. 75, 87.(not in first 2 trials)
    Otis, Mixed breed,  Joanne Groulx, NQ, 87, 73,NQ

    Excellent A
    Ch Oakpoint’s Knock on Wood, Weimaraner, Greg & Nikki Newton.74, 86, NQ, Abs

    Advanced B
    Ch Wimberway’s Border Queen Boudicea, Border Terrier, Lyne & Ian Trott. 96, 77   (not in first 2 trials)
    Ch Oakpoint’s Knock on Wood, Weimaraner, Greg & Nikki Newton. 91, 79, NQ, Abs
    Nadira D’Elsa, Newfoundland, Sam & Michelle Meandro, NQ, NQ, 100, Abs,

    Advanced A Xena, mixed breed, Hoanne Groulx, 83, NQ, Abs, Abs. (Got into a porcupine en routre to the trials!)
    Diamond Jewels My Litle Valentine, Soft Coated Wheaten terrier, Lorene Jones. NQ,76 . (not in first 2 trials)

    Intermediate Brimac’s Wimberway Wild Goose WC RN, Golden Ret. Ivan Paul, 82, 74, 83, Abs.

    Novice B Oakpoint’s Sagesie Auf, Weimaraner, Greg & Nikki Newton, 93, NQ, 91, 85.

    Novice A Takena vom Canisphere, German Shepherd, Treva Reed. 72,NQ, Abs, Abs
    Circus Ninja, mixed breed,  Shannon Leahy, 100   90  (not in first 2 trials)
    Diamond Jewels Stylish One, Soft Coated Wheaten, Loreene Jones, 89, 85  (not in first 2 trials)

    Our sincere thanks to the tracklayers: Dale Canning, Maurita Bedard, Carol Fletcher,Kim Oatway, Sandy Briggs. easpecially to Dale and Maurita who were out at 5.30am both days to lay X tracks, so they could be run early, and to our rally ring table stewards Janet Brown and Sheena McKeegan, and all those who pitched in to help with course changes.

    Covid restrictions were adhered to with (usually) only 2 oe 3 people close together, mostly people staying with the vehicles or own shade tents during the rally trials, and in or beside their cars watching the tracking. Thanks to everyone for their co-operation in this.

    2020 RESULTS

    2 Tracking tests and 4 rally trials.

    Saturday, 26th: Tracking test, Judge: Jane Book, Smithville, Ont.
    4 TD and 4 TDX entries. Passes earned by:
    TDX: High Caliber Northern Lights, TD, Labrador F., Gerald Glass, Worthington, ON.
    TD: Ajtop Wimberway Ben RI, Labrador. M, Sandy Briggs.

    Our thanks to the judges, and to the track,layers: Dale Canning, Maurita Bedard, Kim Oatway, & Sandy Briggs.

    Sunday, Sept 27. Tracking tests judge: Sandy Briggs, Powassan, ON.
    No passes.

    2 Rally trials each afternoon.
    Saturday 26th Sept: Judge: Marie Johanne Cloutier, Montreal, PQ.
    Sunday 27th Sept: Judge Susan Des Cotes, Orangeville, On.

    Our thanks to the judges, and ring crew: Lyne & Ian Trott, Treva Reed, Dawn MacDonald,& Sandy Briggs.

    Novice A:
    Perfections Granview Tobiah, M, German Shepherd, Treva Reed. NQ...80....79, moved up
    Novice B:
    Brimac's Wimberway Wild Goose WC, M, Golden Ret., Ivan Paul (agent Sandy Briggs) 83...83...92, moved up
    Intermediate:
    Xena, mixed breed F, Joanne Groulx. NQ...93...85...99.
    Perfections Granview Tobiah, M, German Shepherd, Treva Reed. Only in 4th trial. NQ.
    Brimac's Wimberway Wild Goose WD, M, Golden Ret., Ivan Paul (agent Sandy Briggs) Only in 4th trial: 76.
    Advanced A ,
    Ch Oakpoints Knock On Wood, Weimaraner, Greg & Nikki Newton. Only in Sunday trials, 87...100.
    CVK Jacked Up on Fireball, Labrador M, Gerald Glass (agent Christina Van Hardeveld. 78...94...98...-.
    Advanced B
    Otis, M, mixed breed, Joanne Groulx, NQ...77...NQ...97.
    Ch Traymar Terrydale HK Dance Woth Me,CD,TD,RE. Airedale F, Sheena McKeegan. 71...86...98...NQ.
    GCh,RCh Repine's One for the Books, Sheltie, M, Dawn MacDonald, S& Y Touchette. 98...97...99...100.
    Ch Wimberway's Bdr Queen Boudicea CD RAE, Border Terrier, Lyne and Ian Trott. (only in 3rd & 4th trials). 76...99.
    Ch Redpine's Stormin Blue Streak RM, TD, UTD., Sheltie, F, Dawn MacDonbald, S & Y Touchette. NQ...abs,..96...100.
    Master
    GCh,RCh Repine's One for the Books, Sheltie, M, Dawn MacDonald, S & Y Touchette. 94.5...96...NQ...89.
    Ch Redpine's Stormin Blue Streak RM, TD, UTD., Sheltie, F, Dawn MacDonald, S & Y Touchette. 81...83...NQ...90.

    Results from 2019 events


    TRACKING TESTS, Sept 28-29
    Judge: Laura McKay, Guelph, ON.
    Saturday passes:
    UTDX: Enchanting Pye Von Foxfield, German Shepherd, Suzanne Rossignol

    Sunday passes:
    UTD: Wimberway's Lively Rockford CDX RE TDX, Labrador, Carol Fletcher.
    UTD: Ambertrail's Lotus TDX, Golden Retriever, Suzanne Rossignol.

    RALLY TRIALS, SEPT 28-29.
    Trials 1 & 2, Saturday. Judge: Sheena McKeegan.
    Novice A:
    Perfections Grandview Tobiah, German Shepherd . - & 95.

    Novice B.
    Xena, mixed breed, Joanne Groulx. --- 94.

    Advanced B.
    Eden's Spitfire RN, Golden Retriever, Jamie Veraldi. 98 & 97.
    Ch Wimberway's Bdr Queen Boudicea CD RE, Border Terrier,Lyne & Ian Trott. 92 & 95

    Excellent B
    GCh Redpine's Stormin Blue Streak, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald & Roseanne MacQuarrie. 100, & 98

    Master
    GCh Redpine's Stormin Blue Streak, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald & Roseanne MacQuarrie. 97, & 86.

    Trials 3 & 4 , Sunday, Judge: Guy Touchette.
    Novice B
    Xena, mixed breed, Joanne Groulx, 86.

    Intermediate
    Ajtop Wimberway Ben RN, Labrador Retriever, Sandy Briggs, 90 & 86

    Advanced B
    Eden's Spitfire RN, Golden Retriever, Jamie Veraldi. 89 & 92.
    Ch Wimberway's Bdr Queen Boudicea CD RE, Border Terrier,Lyne & Ian Trott. 88 & 93
    Ch Traymar Terrydale HK Dance With Me, TD, RE, Airedale, Sheena McKeegan. 91

    Excellent B.
    GCh, TCh, AgMCh, MOTCh Redpinbe's One For the Books, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald, Shweryl & Yvon Touchette, 86
    GCh Redpine's Stormin Blue Streak, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald & Roseanne MacQuarrie. 96, & 89.
    Ch Traymar Terrydale HK Dance With Me, TD, RE, Airedale, Sheena McKeegan. 91

    Master
    GCh, TCh, AgMCh, MOTCh Redpine's One For the Books, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald, Shweryl & Yvon Touchette, 85
    GCh Redpine's Stormin Blue Streak, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald & Roseanne MacQuarrie. 87.5 & 95.

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    MEMBERS

  • Members are involved in a wide variety of dog related activities. They are willing to share their information, and help anyone who wants to get started in the same field.

  • Several members visit regularly with THERAPY DOGS in Seniors and Nursing homes, as well as visiting youth groups.

  • Members are involved in Tracking, Earthdog trials, Retriever field tests, and Rally and Obedience trials, as well as competing in conformation events.

  • In the future barn hunts and scent detection training/trials may be possible.

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  • Highlights

  • The club was formed in 1987, and although the membership has remained small, members keep in touch by email and phone.

  • EPS ran its first licensed obedience trials soon afterwards, and in 2002 increased the trials to 6 obedience trials - 2 in June and 4 in September.In 2005, they ran 5 trials in September.

  • EPS is currently the only club in the Near North that is running Working Certificate Tests, and Hunt tests, for Retrievers. Most years tests have been run in early June and again late in August. In 2006, several mid-week tests were run, but due to poor entries, the mid week trials haven't been done since.

  • In 2000, for the first time in the area, a Field trial Conformation show was held by a retriever club in conjunction with a trial. Standard Poodles, being eligible for the WC tests, were also able to compete in the show and the trials. With the inclusio of several other breeds being eligible for WC tests, a FT conformation show is not practicval an an all breed judge is required for a pssible dozen dog entry.

  • In 2004, the club ran its first licensed Tracking Test, and had 8 entries in the TD level, and 2 in the TDX level.
    In both 2005 and 2006, and most trials since, the Tracking test. entries filled the day the entries opened.
    When Urban tests were approved, the club started running Urban tests as well, and now run tests Spring and Fall each year.

  • We have a page for dogs owned in the area that have earned tracking titles can be accessed from the main Wimberway index or N.Ont Tracking dogs.

  • Members have earned many titles at the club's trials, and at other trials and events in Ontario.

  • The club did offer agility training for several years, and both AAC and CKC AQgility trials. When when interest dropped (along with entries), the club stopped running trials or offering training, although several experienced members still compete in same.

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