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2024 NADD West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster

May 23, 2024 - May 27, 2024 (Thursday - Monday)

This is a qualifier event for NADD Regionals.

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Kalamazoo County Expo Center
2900 Lake St
Kalamazoo , Mi 49048
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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  • Online registration closes 05/16/2024 at midnight (CST).
  • Price per splash for this event is $30.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Payment is required at check-in for all pre-registered splashes. Refunds will not be issued if you fail to show up for your turn.

Event Contact Info

Contact Email Address:

Contact Phone: 412-448-7499

Event Notes

  • A NADD Registration Number is required to enter, purchase here for $35.00.
  • Splashes include up to three 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".
  • This event is being run by a NADD mobile dock. Info on parking and other event site info can be found on the event description or on our social media page.
  • This event is an Open Splash event. This is done at Portable Dock trials and other shows that have timing conflicts with other dog events. The time for each splash for the day will be set such as 9am for example for all the splashes. You have between the posted start time and end time (either before AR starts or the end of the last day, usually 3pm) to complete your splashes for the day. When you check in you will be handed “Splash Cards” for each splash that you pay for. When you are ready to jump during the day, hand a splash card to the wrangler to get put into the running order. It is the handler's responsibility to be sure to be present it before their turn to jump. Please be aware that at many events, the running order board fills very quickly and early in the day.
  • Please Note: You must pay for all pre registered splashes at time of check-in. Any splashes not paid for will be put back into the event's on-site registration availability list and result in a no-show. If you are registering multiple dogs there will be a no-show for each dog. You are responsible for all pre-registered splashes.
  • 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.

NADD Regionals Qualifier

This is a qualifier event for the NADD Diving Dog Regionals.
  • In order to qualify for Distance Jump, each dog must have a minimum of three DJ splashes completed at this event. We then take the average of the top three jumps from the event for each dog. Only the top 3 dogs in each division will receive an automatic Distance Jump invite to the Regionals.
  • Jumps in all the Splashes will count towards your NADD/AKC titles.
  • The Air Retrieve and Hydro Dash qualifier will be based on the highest score achieved at the event. In both Open & Lap, the Top 3 Finishers for each division will earn invites.

Try-its at this event

  • Try-its will be allowed as space permits and during Splashes if no competitors are waiting to jump. Try-its cost $10.00.


Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • 09:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #2 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #3 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve)

Friday, May 24, 2024
  • 09:00 am: Splash #5 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #6 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #8 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #301 (Hydro Dash)

Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • 09:00 am: Splash #9 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #10 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #11 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #12 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve)

Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • 09:00 am: Splash #13 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #14 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #15 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #16 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #302 (Hydro Dash)

Monday, May 27, 2024
  • 09:00 am: Splash #17 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #18 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #19 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #20 (Distance Jump)

Other Notes

General Information

  • There are no set splash times for this event. We will have a run order board with hour time slots. Jumping starts at 9am. (Subject to change based on the number of pre-registered jumps there are)
  • After checking in and picking up your jump cards, please turn in your cards to the board wrangler.
  • You will then be asked to select a timeslot you would like to jump at, as long as there are still spots available in your desired time slot 
  • We will have split times for Air Retrieve and Hydrodash. First one will be from noon-1pm, remainder will be at 4pm
  • Try it and practice dogs will be added in where time allows. Preference will be given to dogs with jump cards.



Kalamazoo County Expo Center

2900 Lake Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49048


Dock and pool is located in the grandstand area on grass. Please follow our Facebook page and check your email for specific event information.




 Hotel info directly from the kennel club premium:

Candlewood Suites

3443 Retail Place Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49048 (269) 270-3203

K - $129.00
QQ - $139.00
Pet fee: $25.00/dog with a $75.00 cap (per night)


Country Inn & Suites

1912 E. Kilgore Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49002 (269) 382-2303

$99.00 - $109.00

*Hotel does not allow pets*

Four Points by Sheraton

3600 E. Cork St. Kalamazoo, MI 49001 (269) 385-3922

$120.00 - $130.00 Includes Breakfast one Guest

Pet fee: $40.00 pet fee per stay (up to 7 days) for up to
4 small dogs weighingup to 25 lbs. or less each

Hampton Inn & Suites - Oshtemo

5059 9th Street Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 372-1010

Pet Fee: Waived if guest stays 4 plus consecutive nights.

Sleep Inn & Suites

5597 S. 9th Street Kalamazoo, MI 49009 (269) 353-3200

$90.00 - $95.00

*Hotel does not allow pets* 


Camping is available through the kennel club at $40/night. Please contact the kennel club directly to make reservations:



  • You will need to pay the parking fee to get into the show venue. We suggest bringing cash for parking.



  • Crating space will be available around the dock area. Please watch our Facebook page for up to date details.
  • Crating, dock, and pool are on GRASS.
  • You can leave your crates setup in the designated area. NADD, AKC and the West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster are not responsible for lost/stolen/damaged items. Please plan accordingly.



  • Day of show registration is currently available.
  • Please pre-register if at all possible!



  • Tickets are $10/dog and allow you two turns with up to six minutes on the dock.
  • Your dog must be added to the board. Try it spots are limited as preference is given to dogs with jump cards. We do our best to get try its in as our schedule allows!
This event is no longer open for registration.
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