2020 Spring Hunt Test Updates

Friday, April 17, 2020 9:15 AM | Lily Lo (Administrator)

Hello, APLA members,

We sincerely hope you and your family are staying healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic.  While many of us are eager to run our dogs in hunt tests and return to a semblance of normalcy, the Board's primary concern is for the safety of our members and the communities that host our tests.  Our Board of Directors met this evening to review the most recent epidemiological data and COVID-19 disease forecasts from local health departments in the areas where our spring hunt tests are being held.  We have also spoken with the local Hunt Test Chairs to get their input.  As a result of these discussions, the Board has decided the following:

  • The Nebraska test scheduled for May 16 will be CANCELLED and will not be rescheduled.
  • The South Dakota test scheduled for May 22 will be CANCELLED and possibly RESCHEDULED for a later date.
  • The Colorado test on April 24 that was cancelled will be possibly RESCHEDULED for a later date.
  • The Oklahoma on April 25 that was cancelled will not be rescheduled.
  • The Missouri test on May 2 that was cancelled will be possibly RESCHEDULED for a late date.
  • Decisions on the Minnesota and Michigan tests scheduled for June 6 will be made at our next Board meeting on May 13, 2020.

The 2020 Triple Crown Invitational

The inaugural Triple Crown Invitational that was to be held over Labor Day weekend will be postponed until Labor Day 2021, due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19 and the fact that most of our spring tests are being cancelled or postponed.  

To qualify for the 2021 Triple Crown Invitational, dogs must have earned three (3) qualifying Master passes between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021 and be a 4XGMPR by test day 2021.

Dogs who have already met the requirements to qualify for the 2020 Triple Crown Invitational will be automatically qualified for 2021.  This includes dogs who earn the necessary qualifying passes this spring and thus would have qualified for the 2020 Triple Crown Invitational.

Thank you for your understanding during these difficult and trying times.  Please stay safe and well.

APLA Board of Directors:

Dale Merritt (President), Richard McCullough (Treasurer), Lily Lo, MD (Secretary)
Don Banducci Chris Garramone, Kim Krull, Tigh Leibel, Julie Moore, Ryan Ordway

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