UKI West Coast Open
The inaugural UKI West Coast Open will take place from the 29th September to 2nd October 2022 at Paso Robles Horse Park, California.
The event is Open to all dogs and all handlers and there is no qualification necessary to enter.
The Tracker for the UKI Agility Stakes at the West Coast Open can be found by clicking here.
All about the UKI West COasT Open Venue
Paso Robles Horse Park is in the northern part of Paso Robles. The natural beauty and property’s oak tree filled landscape, with vast views overlooking the hills of Paso Robles, made it an ideal setting for a competitive horse park. The Paso Robles Horse Park is located on 67 beautiful acres and features a large turf field and six sand arenas. The venue has a large sloped hill overlooking the specialized engineered turf field. The Park features 224 onsite stalls, and the ability to accommodate up to 500 temporary stalls, bathrooms, RV sites with hookups, a 5,000 square foot hay barn, three office buildings and parking for thousands of vehicles.
Our 2022 UKI WEST COAST OPEN Judges
Mary Ellen has been involved in almost all aspects of agility over the last 25 years. She has been a top level competitor, instructor and coach.
She was a long time contributor to Clean Run Magazine and has also run many training and competition events. She has been judging since 2018. Her course design is fast and flowing for the dog, but promises to challenge the handler.
She is a 5 time member and the current coach of WAO Team USA.
To view a sample of Mary Ellen’s courses, click here.
Courtney Keys lives in Austin, Texas, and has been a UKI agility judge since 2014. She loves to travel around the country and the world and has judged as far away as Mexico and Costa Rica. Besides agility, Courtney loves to visit Disney parks and play pub trivia.
Courtney began training and competing in agility in 2008 with her dachshund, Thor. She now competes with her Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Francine, and her Supermutt, Walter. Her English Cocker Spaniel, Vanessa, is hoping to follow in their footsteps!
To view a sample of Courtney’s courses, click here.
I started agility in 1999 and my dog, Bailey still holds multiple USDAA records including the 1st spot in all 12” Lifetime Top 10 Championship and Tournament classes. In addition, I represented the USA internationally 3 times and won the overall IFCS World Championship in 2008. I stepped out of agility in 2009 when we lost Bailey, who was my one heart dog.
A few years ago, really good friends suggested I try judging and with a few AMAZING mentors, I am LOVING judging! This past year, I have been honored and have enjoyed judging local trials, Regionals, and Cups all around the country. In 2020, I completed the Global Judging program and received my International Global Judging Accreditation. In 2022, I will once again represent the USA internationally, this time as the WAO Team Manager along with 2 fabulous coaches!
The feedback I hear often about my courses is the dogs love them, and the handler does a bit of running. I am excited to be judging with such an esteemed and fun group of judges. Best of luck to all of the teams competing at the West Coast US Open!
To view a sample of Mike’s courses, click here.
I’m very excited to be chosen to judge the first, UKI US Open West Coast. I’ve been a judge for 8 years and have competed in agility for 24. I’ve been a two time US Open judge, two time Canadian Open judge and also a WAO judge in 2019.
I promise fast, fun, flowing courses that will be fair to the dogs but test the handlers skills. I wish everyone good luck and look forward to seeing you in Paso Robles
To view a sample of Bill’s courses, click here.