Trial Results Update
All results, payments and penalties are the responsibility of the professional member whose number was used on the trial application. Results for all CARO trials must be received no later than 21 days from the date of the trial. Payment must be received no later than 7 days after receiving confirmation of the amount due. No trial approvals will be given to those individuals and/or clubs not complying with this resolution. There will be a fine of $50.00 plus applicable taxes for any infraction of this resolution. For trials already approved, trials will be suspended until the fine is paid.
CARO Championship Ribbons
As of January 1, 2025, the championship ribbons will be provided by CARO to members that have been members in good standing for 2 consecutive membership years. For example, if you are a member in 2024 and 2025, CARO will provide you with a championship ribbon earned in 2025. Non members will be able to purchase the ribbons from CARO and will have to cover the cost of shipping.
Trial Fee Update
There is a change to the number of runs that are exempt from trial fees. Effective immediately, trial fees will be waived for trials with 24 runs or less. For trials with 25 runs or more (not including FEO runs), the $2.00 per run fee will apply.
New Rally Judge criteria
Effective February 1, the criteria for becoming a CARO Rally judge as been upgraded from 'having achieved an advanced title' to 'having achieved an excellent title'. This will be on the forms as soon as possible.
Welcome 4 more new judges
The CARO Board of Directors would like to welcome as a new novice/advanced/excellent rally judge
- Jennifer Dun
AND we would like to welcome as new WORKING judges:
- Patricia Tschanen
- Andrea Griffen
- Kate Zinggl
Congratulations to all of you. It's so exciting to see these sports grow and to have you all be a part of them.
Welcome New Rally Judges
The CARO Board of Directors would like to welcome as new novice/advanced/excellent rally judges:
- Alexandra McGowan
- Lauren Hope
- Carolina Bergonzoni
AND we would like to welcome as a new WORKING Judge:
- Kimberly Masiak
Congratulations to all of you. You worked hard to achieve your judging status. You will all make GREAT judges!
Update to the CARO Board of Directors
Membership Renewal for 2024
The long-awaited new database is now under development. That means that we can finally get ready to move forward with several changes that have been on the drawing board for some time. Barring unforeseen challenges, it is hoped that it will be up and running for January 1, 2025.
Reminder of changes to Barrel Racing
Hello Working fans!
The BOD is pleased to advise that a new tracking sheet for Working passes has been created! The spreadsheet can be found under "forms' on the website. Scroll to the last table at the bottom. The document contains two options for participants to choose from.
1. A short form that tracks up to Honours Championship on one page.
2. A long form for each of the Championship and the Honours Championship.
It can be found on the forms page: https://www.canadianrallyo.ca/page/Forms
Have fun out there!
Maggie on behalf of the BOD
New Novice/Advanced/Excellent Shadow judging tracking sheet
All the best!
CARO TRIAL SPONSORSHIP PILOT PROGRAM
DEADLINE EXTENDED! CARO will accept applications up to June 30th.
This program has been designed to support trial hosts under the following circumstances
1. Remote & new areas - to introduce CARO to new regions, to give an opportunity to clubs without judges to provide trials, to bring in new judges to areas where few judges are available.
2. Shadow/Cooperating Judge Support - to provide support to persons in their pursuit of becoming a judge.
3. Judging Requirements - to give current judges in remote areas and small clubs support to achieve their judging requirements.
4. General - to provide support for small clubs and to bring in new judges or send judges from smaller areas to locations with larger trials.
Trial hosts who wish to apply for funding are invited to submit an application form which can be found on the website under Trials/Trial Forms. https://www.canadianrallyo.ca/page/Trials
Please note that funding is limited. The Board will review all applications submitted by the deadline of June 23rd and allocate available funding based on the criteria above.
Please note also that this is a pilot program. We thank you in advance for your patience as we learn from this first running of the process.
A special shout out to Prairies Director Kim Masiak for all of her hard work on this project!
Maggie on behalf of the Board
Working Title Review - May 30, 2023
The review of Working Titles has now been completed and the certificates were mailed last week. Members can log in to their account to check their dog’s record. Non-members can check https://www.canadianrallyo.ca/page/titles, select 2023 and sort on their dog’s name. Titles resulting from the Working Handbook revisions will have a date of April 1, 2023.
If there is a title missing from your dog’s record, please email Barb Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rally Judges clinics 2023
CARO is pleased to announce that virtual Judges Clinics will be held on a quarterly basis! These clinics are open to both current judges and judge candidates. Rally clinics will be held on: June 17th, September 28th and December 9th 2023. Dates for working clinics are pending. This message will also be sent by email to our judge and judge candidate communities. Meeting invitations will be forwarded closer to the dates.
Working Title Update
All the March trials have been entered and I’m nearly finished getting the Judge’s Trial Records ready for the Spring Virtual Trial. Next on my list – Working Titles.
If you have previously reported earning a Working Title, your dog’s record will be reviewed. Any titles earned based on the new rules will be assigned with a date of April 1, 2023 (the date the updated Working Handbook came into effect). This process could take a couple of months and during this time, there may a delay in entering trial results.
We will let everyone know when the review is completed and certificates have been mailed out. Members will be able to check their records for completeness on the website.
Please continue to list any titles earned after April 1, 2023 on the Titles Achieved Sheet provided for trials.
CARO is pleased to release some updates to the Master General Handbook 2022 (Rally- MGH2022). These amendments are effective as of April 30th, 2023. Questions can be directed to the Board of Directors.
The amendment document can be found on the handbooks page.
New email address for CARO judges community
Rally station signs now available in french
Updated Virtual Trial Dates
Please note the virtual trial dates have been adjusted slightly to allow an additional weekend to be available for in-person trials.
The new VT trial dates are as follows.
Spring 2024 – May 11-24, 2024
Fall 2024 – October 1-14, 2024
Competitor Trial Results
Since there was never a formal rule regarding trial results, the Board has voted in the requirement that trial hosts and judges be required to keep trial results for a period of 1 year from the date of the trial.
Form for Tracking Rally-O Titles
Thank you to Barb Burgess, who created a pdf form to use to track your Q's and titles through all the various levels of CARO Rally-O. The form can be found here. Alternatively just click the "Dogs" link at the top of the page to also get to the new form.