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Calendar Color codes

The images to the right are an example of the colors for each of the Calendars.

The Trial Status is represented by an emoji at the beginning of the calendar entry. These are effective March 1, 2021. These are only used for trials - No seminars, camps, etc. The following are the symbols and their meaning. Note, emojis may vary from system to system.

  • ⚠️ - This is a tentative or corresponding event. See below for more information about tentative events.
  • ✅ - The event has been scheduled on the licensing organization calendar. At this point additional links are added to the event details. For example, for AKC trials links to the event details for each day are added, for CPE trials, a link to the “details” is added, for NADAC and TDAA, the event info is copied and pasted into the details, and for USDAA & UKC a link to the event page is added. ASCA usually skips this phase since the premium is due with the application. UKI will have a link to the “Documents” page which will have the premium when it is available. 
  • Screen Shot 2021-03-05 at 1.32.06 PM - The premium or test schedule is available and may be open for entry. A link to the premium will be available in the event details. Check Premium Dates if you want to know when a premium is expected or has been posted. The premium link will eventually break after the trial.
  •   - The trial has been cancelled.

The date range next to the club name are the opening/closing dates for AKC trials. The following are some other indicators in the title:

  • Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 7.49.29 AM Waning Gibbous Moon Emoji - indicates a night trial
  • (BS) - Indicates a breed specific trial 
  • ACT - For an AKC event, it is an Agility Course Test 
  • Screen Shot 2021-06-29 at 8.45.40 AMCheckered Flag Emoji - CPE calendar only - This is a Speedway event. 

A tentative event is just a place holder that can be used for planning purposes. For most events, I will create a tentative entry for the following year shortly before or after the conclusion of an event. When I get an entry in the licensing organization schedule, I change the trial status indicator and add it to the premium dates spreadsheet. If I receive information from the club that a trial will not be held, I will remove (no future plans) or cancel (plans to hold next year) the entry. Most trials have fixed weekends. This is especially important with the popular venues such as AKC and CPE. The less popular venues like TDAA & UKC, do not need to worry as much since there will not likely be a conflict. Until a premium or test schedule is published any event can be changed. Even after the premium is published, the event can be cancelled or relocated to a different site. Weekend number one is the first Saturday in January except when it occurs on January 1st or 2nd (AKC, CPE and most other organizations) or January 1st (USDAA). Therefore, trials in 2021 will be a week later for most organizations and 2022 for USDAA. The next leap ahead will occur in 2027 (AKC) and 2028 (USDAA).

Each venue is actually a separate calendar. At the upper right corner of the calendar (next to the view modes) there is a little downward pointing triangle. If you click on the triangle, a list of the individual calendars will appear. You can select which organizations to view in the calendar. 

If your calendar program can handle the iCal format, you can subscribe to these individual calendars - click here for more info.

If you use a Google calendar, you can copy specific events to your own calendar. Click on the event and click on the “copy to my calendar” link at the bottom.

For events outside of Florida, I normally select events that are at least four days long (and I would consider the drive from Plant City) or national & world championships. For example, I will list the four/five day trials in Perry, GA but not the three day weekend trials. If you can think of an event that I should include, use the contact webmaster link below to suggest it. The event will lead off with the sanctioning organization after the status indicator. 

I am considering Valdosta Kennel Club a “Florida” club for agility trials held near Valdosta since it is so close to the Florida-Georgia line and likely attracts a number of Florida competitors.


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