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Splash-O-Rama National Qualifier

August 28, 2020 - August 30, 2020 (Friday - Sunday)

This is a qualifier event for the National Diving Dog Championships.

You've added this event to your watchlist and will receive an email ten days prior to the start of the event reminding you to make any last-minute registration changes or cancel if you no longer plan to attend. If you haven't registered, you will still receive an email reminder if space is still available.


12430 State Route 176
Cato, NY 13033
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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  • Online registration closes 08/25/2020 at midnight (CDT).
  • Pre-registration (online) price per splash for this event is $23.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Splashes can be purchased on-site the day of the event for $28.00 (USD) per dog.
  • Payment is required at check-in (cash preferred). Refunds will not be issued if you fail to show up for your turn.
  • "Day of Show" entries may be available until limits are reached: 45 dogs per Splash (Distance Jump), 14 dogs per Splash (Air Retrieve), unless otherwise specified.

Event Contact Info


Contact Email Address:

Contact Phone: 315-200-8707

Event Notes

  • A NADD Registration Number is required to enter, purchase here for $35.00.
  • Splashes include up to four minutes on the dock for one optional practice jump and two judged jumps. You must inform the judge prior to your jump if you want it to be considered a "practice jump".
  • The jump order is set by a posted running order. Each splash closes 30 minutes prior to start time. Failure to be present at the beginning of the splash can result if the forfeiture of jumping in that splash.
  • Each distance jumping Splash allows 2 judged jumps, back to back. The longest jump of them will be your Qualifying Score.
  • You can earn a Diving Dog Title at this event. You must have five Qualifying Scores within a Division. NADD titles are recognized by the AKC and CKC through their recognition programs. View their applications here (AKC) and here (CKC).
  • Please read the official NADD Rules before you attend the Trial.

National Championship Qualifier

This is a qualifier event for the National Diving Dog Championships.
  • In order to qualify, each dog must have a minimum of three splashes completed at this event. We then take the average of the top three jumps from the event for each dog. Only the top dog in each division will receive an automatic invite to the National Championships.
  • Jumps in all the Splashes will count towards your NADD/AKC titles.
  • The Air Retrieve qualifier will be based on the highest score achieved at the event. In both Open & Lap, the Top Finisher for each division will earn invites.


Friday, Aug 28, 2020
  • 10:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #2 (Distance Jump)

  • 02:00 pm: Splash #3 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:00 pm: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

Saturday, Aug 29, 2020
  • 10:00 am: Splash #5 (Distance Jump)

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #6 (Distance Jump)

  • 02:00 pm: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:00 pm: Splash #8 (Distance Jump)

Sunday, Aug 30, 2020
  • 10:00 am: Splash #9 (Distance Jump)

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #10 (Distance Jump)

  • 02:00 pm: Splash #11 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:00 pm: Splash #12 (Distance Jump)

Other Notes

COVID-19 Update:


As with our other events MASKS are REQUIRED and social distancing must be observed. Sanitizer will be available at the dock and the dock will be wiped down periodically.

There will be sanitizer and wipes available as well as a hand washing station.

Any EZ ups must be set up in the parking area either in front of or behind your vehicle.

No general spectators will be allowed. 

Unfortunately staff is not able to assist on the dock with holding or throwing. 

Camping is available for those not on the NYS quarantine list.

Please be aware of the most recent quarantine list for NYS and follow all NYS regulations for entering the state.








This is a National Qualifier event. You must jump at least 3 splashes to be eligible. You must have 15 jumps by the end of the season to be eligible to accept any earned invitation from this event. First Place in each division will earn an invitation to the Nationals.



Splash times are 10AM, Noon, 2PM, 4PM with a set jumping order.


Pre-entry competitors must be on site at least half hour before scheduled splash. Day of event competitors must be on site at least an hour before the splash you want to enter.


Please be aware of the NADD pre-entry and no show rules. You must remove yourself at least 7 days before the event you have entered. If you do not, you WILL receive a no show for the event. The only accepted excuse for a waiver is a vet note for the entered dog or a vet note for an entered dog in season. If you are a no show on the first day of an event you pre-entered, you will become a day of event entry for any other days of the event.


You must pay for ALL pre-entered splashes the first time you check in. We accept cash or checks.


You must check in and sign a dock release before entering the dock. You must have a wrist band to enter the dock. 


It is your responsibility to pick up after your dog and to have your dog in control at all times. No flexi leads or e-collars are allowed. Prong collars and harnesses may not be worn on the dock. 


Judges will be Dee Bramble and Kim Wager


Bring your EZ up, shade tent and chairs and plan to enjoy a fun day!

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