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2024 Stellar Kickoff

May 23, 2024 - May 26, 2024 (Thursday - Sunday)

Public registration for this event will begin on 03/07/2024 at 01:00 pm (CST).

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1341 State Hwy 315 Carthage
Carthage, TX 75633
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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  • Online registration begins on 03/07/2024 at 01:00 pm (CST) and closes 05/16/2024 at midnight (CST).
  • Pre-registration (online) price per splash for this event is $25.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Splashes can be purchased on-site the day of the event for $30.00 (USD) per dog.
  • 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: 318-282-0982

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 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.

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
  • 04:00 pm: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve)

  • 06:00 pm: Splash #301 (Hydro Dash)

Friday, May 24, 2024
  • 10:00 am: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve)

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

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

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #3 (Distance Jump)

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • 10:00 am: Splash #302 (Hydro Dash)

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #5 (Distance Jump)

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

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #8 (Distance Jump)

Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • 10:00 am: Splash #103 (Air Retrieve)

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #9 (Distance Jump)

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

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #11 (Distance Jump)

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

Other Notes

Event Setup and Space:

We will be using splash cards for this event. Cash is the preferred method of payment but we do accept checks and cards. There will be a $35 return check fee for any returned checks and a 3% credit card processing fee.

There will only be 1 dog with it's handler(s) on the dock at a time. We will be using our PA system to announce who is up on the dock as well as the next 3 in line. Updates the week of the event will be provided on the Stellar Canine Dock Diving Facebook page.



Covid-19, NADD and facility waivers will need to be signed at check-in. 



We have a limited number of 30 amp RV spots - power only. RV must be self contained. Reservations go fast so let us know quickly if you need a spot. There is an RV park in the area. Carthage RV Campground - 903.693.5543



We have verified the following information about hotels in Carthage Texas.

Best Western - 903.693.6700

Limit 2 pets per room. $20 per pet per night fee

Holiday Inn - 903.693.8585

Limit 2 pets per room. $25 per pet per night fee

Weight limit of 90 lbs

Super 8 - 903-693-7200

One time pet fee of $50 will be waived if you tell them you are here for a Stellar Canine Dock Diving event

Registration for this event will open on 03/07/2024 at 01:00 pm (CST).

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