Aiken Barn Hunt

Aiken Barn Hunt BHA approved club located in Aiken, SC. We host sanctioned trials, practices, and seminars. Contact us for more information!
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Operating as usual

Interested in becoming a member of Aiken Barn Hunt? We can help! Please check out membership options here: https://www.a...
01/07/2021
Join ABH — Aiken Barn Hunt

Interested in becoming a member of Aiken Barn Hunt? We can help! Please check out membership options here: https://www.aikenbarnhunt.com/membership

Are you a current ABH club member in good standing (dues paid) and are NOT on our members only Facebook group? If yes then please leave a comment here so I can send you an invite.

Need to know if your dues are paid? I can let you know that too!

Merry Christmas from our hunters to yours!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from our hunters to yours!

Another amazing trial has wrapped up for Aiken Barn Hunt! Thank you so much to all our volunteers for all your hard work...
12/21/2020

Another amazing trial has wrapped up for Aiken Barn Hunt! Thank you so much to all our volunteers for all your hard work! Thank you to our Amazing judge, Shannon Floyd, and our Backup Judge, Karen Miller, for all your patience, expertise, and friendship!
Thank you to all our competitors for supporting our small club! It was so wonderful to see you all have such a great time with your dogs! It was so amazing to see your success! Hoping to see you all again in January! What an amazing way to usher out 2020!

We are looking forward to a WONDERFUL day here ar Aiken Barn Hunt! We have a full 3 days of showing ahead of us and coul...
12/18/2020

We are looking forward to a WONDERFUL day here ar Aiken Barn Hunt! We have a full 3 days of showing ahead of us and could not be more excited!
We are again using the Agility Gate App with some updates! Roger Ly was able to create the "Blinds" for us so you can actually see what blind you or your friends/family are in and how many before you/they run!

If you dont have it already please download the Agility Gate App to your phone or tablet and follow along! The code for this trial is 1218

To see how to use the App just go to http://dogagility.info/agility_gate

On the phone now with AKC about the Farm Dog trial... I think its a GO for this weekend! We will actually have 2 trials ...
12/15/2020

On the phone now with AKC about the Farm Dog trial... I think its a GO for this weekend! We will actually have 2 trials of Farm Dog Testing and 2 awesome judges so if you have one pass, get your final here or if you've not started get your title all in one weekend! Farm Dog testing will be in the agility field ONLY and we are still working of what critter will be used.

If anyone has a Farm animal they don't mind us using for the trial I promise they will be well cared for while they are here with us! May need 2 different critters for the judges to use.

Here is a GREAT opportunity to learn more about Barn Hunt! Learn the rules and some skills from an expert online! I'm si...
12/12/2020
Welcome

Here is a GREAT opportunity to learn more about Barn Hunt! Learn the rules and some skills from an expert online! I'm signing up for the class as well to keep my own skills sharp. The cost is SO inexpensive! You should NOT let this opportunity pass you by!

Eva Fowler writes:

I am SO SO SO excited to be able to offer a *NEW* Barn Hunt Online course for Beginners!
With COVID concerns people aren't able to get out to train, learn the rules from a trainer or get the typical contact with people at a trial that helps them answer the questions they have. I AIM to help and answer all those questions!
Learn Barn Hunt online without rats and straw through video demonstrations, pictures and lots of discussion!

🐾 We will cover rules and strategy up to the Open level!
🐾 Format is a Private Facebook group with videos, Q &A, games and live chats! This format makes it easy to join and watch the videos from the convenience and safety of your own couch!
🐾 2-4 videos per week for 4 weeks!
🐾 We start Dec 14th, 2020, but you can enroll NOW!
🐾 $45 paid by Paypal (just think of it as the cost of a lesson!) for the videos and access to a trainer!

Learn from me...Eva Fowler, a Barn Hunt judge and owner/full-time Barn Hunt trainer at Central Bark Canine Events in Central NY. Central Bark has hosted hundreds of Barn Hunt trials since it's acceptance as a BH club. Besides chairing trials and judging Eva is a successful exhibitor having the top Belgian Tervuren in Barn Hunt and two Barn Hunt NATIONAL titles with three national medals. Eva is the 2018 BH RATTIE AWARD Recipient and has also judged the BH National as well as written The Barn Hunt Book: A Game of Hide and Seek.

This is a great course for those starting Barn Hunt, those that have dabbled, those curious about the sport but haven't given it a try yet and those that want a refresher! We have ADDED COVID rules and Volunteer/Worker jobs descriptions as well as what to expect at your first trial!
This course is built off the Barn Hunt Book: A Game of Hide and Seek for Dogs and its SO EXCITING TO BRING THIS BOOK TO LIFE!

To sign up GO TO:
www.central-bark.biz
Under Online Learning!

The Barn Hunt Book can be found at www.cleanrun.com
(Please note that the pictures used in this trailer were taken PRE-COVID)

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Barn Hunt Association, LLC
12/12/2020

Barn Hunt Association, LLC

Are you ready? Because I am. Behold my oh-so-sophisticated camera setup. The camera will sit on The History of Art and 20,000 Years of Fashion, further propped by a tub of Pill Wrap. Because that's how I roll.

LIVESTREAM HURDLE OVER 2020 AWARDS
Tonight, 7pm Central, right here.

Also don't forget the 24-hour registration discount, Starting midnight CST, all dog registrations $20.20. Input code COVID2020.

As we get closer to the trial I wanted to reach out and let everyone know about some exciting opportunities that we will...
12/09/2020

As we get closer to the trial I wanted to reach out and let everyone know about some exciting opportunities that we will have at this trial. First, those of you who earned your first leg of your Farm Dog Certification will have a chance to get your second leg and title at this trial if we get the final approval from AKC in time. Our wonderful Mary Pruitt has earned her Judges Certification for Farm Dog and has offered to judge for us!

Kathy Schultz owner of Farm Fresh Photography will be here on Saturday and has offered to do studio portraits at the trial as well as getting some shots of the action during the trial on Saturday! Studio shots need to be scheduled in advance. Please see the attachment for how to schedule. She does amazing work and has offered a discount for the trial! Get it in while you can!

Brittany Merrill will be back to take pictures Friday and Sunday and will be around for candid shots Saturday.

We look forward to a GREAT trial and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there!

I WILL have hand and foot warmers on hand to keep the humans nice and toasty during the trial and hot chocolate will be available to help thaw out our volunteers! Want some hot chocolate (or coffee) consider working a class! We ALWAYS need volunteers to keep the trial moving and the more the merrier!

I will also have a fresh batch of Rattie Bucks for all volunteers! The more you volunteer the more $$$$ you earn for future entries!!!! The first and last blind of each day earns double Rattie Bucks so come early and stay late and your next trial could be on the house!

Meet up with any of our CGC or trick dog evaluators while at the trial and earn extra titles on your pups!

Barn Hunt Association, LLC
12/08/2020

Barn Hunt Association, LLC

It's an unprecedented year. This is an unprecedented price. You will never see it again, not even close.

To answer some questions in advance, yes, the timeframe is absolutely firm. No, you can't get the discount either a second before or a second after that time. Note that the time is CENTRAL STANDARD time. Adjust accordingly. :)

YOU MUST INPUT THE CODE: COVID2020. If you fail to input the code and end up paying full price, you will not be eligible for a refund of the difference.

Yes, you can register as many dogs as you like at that price and no, a dog does not need to be 6 months old to be registered. They do need to be born though. :)

Feel free to share.

Update to the Agility Gate app!Roger sent out this update to the app code. "I updated the code to 1121 (the date of the ...
11/19/2020
dogagility.info

Update to the Agility Gate app!

Roger sent out this update to the app code.

"I updated the code to 1121 (the date of the show).

If you want to send info about how to download and use, you can send them to

http://dogagility.info/agility_gate

Roger"

The Agility Gate app is available on the iOS App Store for your iPhone and on the Google Play Store for your Android phone.  Note that you will need an internet connection to install and use the app.

With all the issues with Covid I reached out to an incredible app creator to see if his Agility Gate app would work for ...
11/18/2020

With all the issues with Covid I reached out to an incredible app creator to see if his Agility Gate app would work for our events. He did an amazing job and has already gotten our hurdles trial set up! The app will allow you to check in the day of the show from your phone. You can also keep track of what dogs are running in real time so you will know when to be at the blind! Download Agility Gate to your Android or IOS device and I I will post the show code on Friday.

Also making sure the tubes will be nice and secure in their cradle! Out with the bungee cords and in with an actual crad...
11/17/2020

Also making sure the tubes will be nice and secure in their cradle! Out with the bungee cords and in with an actual cradle and velcro straps! (Velcro soon to come)

Some more building going on at the farm! Today we got our hurdle on building the course for our Hurdles Event this weeke...
11/17/2020

Some more building going on at the farm! Today we got our hurdle on building the course for our Hurdles Event this weekend!

Huge thanks to Theresa and Ellen for helping build it! It's perfect!

Want this super cool ribbon? You are going to have to run for it! These are the Fastest in Trial Ribbons that will be aw...
11/12/2020

Want this super cool ribbon? You are going to have to run for it! These are the Fastest in Trial Ribbons that will be awarded to the FASTEST Hurdles time in each height group!

Here is a quick quiz to test your tunnel knowledge!
10/30/2020
QUIZ: BARN HUNT TUNNEL MANIA QUIZ

Here is a quick quiz to test your tunnel knowledge!

How well do you know your tunnel rules? These questions are hard! They might even be a little tricky. Questions will come from all 3 rulebooks. Ready to really challenge yourself? LET'S GO!

If you haven't had a chance yet don't forget to sign up for the Hurdle Over 2020 Nationwide Challenge!  In addition to t...
10/21/2020
Hurdle over 2020 Nationwide Challenge! — Aiken Barn Hunt

If you haven't had a chance yet don't forget to sign up for the Hurdle Over 2020 Nationwide Challenge!

In addition to the Hurdles competition there will be several CGC and Trick Dog evaluators on site to let you earn some more titles on your dog while you wait for your runs! Come out and join in the fun!

https://www.aikenbarnhunt.com/upcoming-events/hurdle-over-2020-nationwide-challenge

November 21st 2020 trial starting at 8:00 am.

Aiken Barn Hunt's cover photo
10/20/2020

Aiken Barn Hunt's cover photo

Some exciting new things coming to Aiken Barn Hunt!  As many of you know the Barn Hunt Nationals had to cancel this year...
10/15/2020
Hurdle over 2020 Nationwide Challenge! — Aiken Barn Hunt

Some exciting new things coming to Aiken Barn Hunt! As many of you know the Barn Hunt Nationals had to cancel this year due to Covid-19. While it was sad it was the right decision to make. What does that mean for this small local club though? I'm glad you asked! The wonderful Robin Nuttall, creator of Barn Hunt, found a way to bring at least a small part of Nationals to you! Aiken Barn Hunt is proud to be one of the clubs hosting the Hurdle Over 2020 Nationwide Challenge. Come play the game that has only EVER before been played at Nationals at the Aiken Barn Hunt Training Facility and your time will count toward the National Competition! We will award ribbons and prizes to the top 4 dogs in each height group and those scores will be put to the test against all other clubs running dogs in the Nation! Check it out here https://www.aikenbarnhunt.com/upcoming-events/hurdle-over-2020-nationwide-challenge

November 21st 2020 trial starting at 8:00 am.

Hurdle rules are here!
10/13/2020
Barn Hunt Association

Hurdle rules are here!

Hurdle Over 2020 is a just-for-fun competition and a Club Fundraiser aimed at lifting spirits in the Barn Hunt community in the face of a difficult year. Dogs at any level can compete. Scores do not count toward any Barn Hunt title. Usually hurdles are only found at Regional and National competition...

10/13/2020

November 21st date for the Hurdles Challenge has been approved by BHA! Let's plan a brainstorm session this week if we can.

The below information is from a Rattery breeding and sales page I follow. Due to the potential for these viruses to wipe...
10/09/2020
SDA – Rat Guide

The below information is from a Rattery breeding and sales page I follow. Due to the potential for these viruses to wipe out an entire colony of Rats no outside rats will be allowed on the farm. Please feel free to use my rats for practice but I will require you to be diligent about hand washing and tube cleaning after each training session.
These viruses are horrific to rats and are extremely deadly. We are so thankful the breeders that have found it have reported it immediately and are working to make this a thing of the past once more.

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UPDATE FOR 8 OCTOBER

Head's up folks 2020 hits again, this time in the Rat Community

SDAV has been confirmed in:

West Linn, Oregon (lady knowingly selling SDAV rats on Craigslist)

Iowa (spoke to rattery )

Colorado (spoke to rattery )

Michigan (spoke to rattery )

GROUND ZERO IS A RATTERY IN UTAH

Also reported (not yet confirmed) in:

Tennessee

Mississippi

Las Vegas has reported Breeder selling SDA rats for pets and feeders (reported by member )

A death in Vegas (fits SDA profile )

******Possible Sendai in New York, waiting on confirmation*****

Make sure you take EXTRA precautions

One of our Contributors used to track it for Real Rat Lovers Want to Know, but had not had any reports in a few years.

ITS BACK - SPREAD THE WORD - HELP KEEP OUR RATS SAFE

https://ratguide.com/health/viruses/sda.php

https://ratguide.com/health/viruses/sendai_virus_sv.php

(Tagging Adrienne McCandless)

SDA 50  Bella  June 25, 2003 at 09:24 (last edited September 17, 2020 at 15:08) (Sialodacryoadenitis virus or Rat corona virus) Definition Sialo= “salivary” + dacryo = “lacrimal” + adenitis= “inflammation of lymph nodes and glands” Sialodacryoadenitis virus is an RNA virus, genus cor...

10/05/2020
Peppa ROCKS the hunt here!

After this amazing trial weekend I'd love to hear about everyone's runs. Let's hear about all the things that went well with your runs even the ones you didn't Q in. Maybe especially the ones you didn't Q in. For mine our first Novice run Peppa knocked it out of the park. On our second run, we didn't Q but she also didn't indicate a litter tube either. She gave a soft indication on the rat that I didn't read well but she gave zero indication on the litters so MAJOR awesome progress for this breed who is not known for their hunting prowess! Lol!

Great information here!
09/21/2020

Great information here!

Good Monday everyone! Just a reminder to competitors and to Clubs about briefings right now.

There are no gathered Club General Briefings right now. Those are the ones where the Club tells you where the bathrooms are, where bitches in season should potty, etc. The Club may post or email a General briefing to you, but there's no gathering in groups to hear a yelled briefing. :)

There are also no Ring/Class briefings right now. The Judge should be posting either the bottom layer of their map or something similar so you can see where the tunnel is and, in Master and if applicable, where any Distance Challenge may be. The Judge will also post a Judge Written briefing that talks about the common issues that Judge sees.

You MAY, upon entering the ring, ask the judge where the tunnel or DC is. It's preferred that you know from studying the map the Judge provided.

You may not ask the judge questions that you should already know; such as how to handle your leash, if you can pick up your dog, how many tubes are on the course, etc. If the judge has to explain that to every competitor days will get super long and the Judge will run out of voice. :) That's actually not ever been allowed, so it's not really a COVID rule.

If you are a newbie, please remember that you can ask a friend, access the rules on your phone, or locate a full copy of the rules at the show site. It would be preferable that you access via your phone; just go to the barn hunt website and click on Rules. (barnhunt.com).

You can also ask any rules questions you want over on the Barn Hunt Rules page, (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bharules) or in the Barn Hunt forums (barnhuntforums.com).

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174 Mossy Tree Ln.
Aiken, SC
29803

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https://farmfreshphotography39.pixieset.com/aikenbarnhunt2020/ Woohoo! The photos from Saturday at the Barn Hunt are available to view and purchase!
This is a good example of what we were doing in our Hurdle Races. This is our club President, Elizabeth Shea Brooks running one of her entry’s.
If anyone found my pink jacket after hurdles, leave it in the barn and I will pick it up this week. Thx
Hello! I was today’s photographer! You can find the pictures on STG Photography! If you’d like the full resolution photos, without the watermarks, send me or the page a message!
More Hurdle 2020
Hurdle Over 2020 has started. Practice runs are going on now.
Hi! I can't seem to get Messenger to work on my phone but I am interested! I have a 9.5 year old beagle mix and she is high energy. She would love this.
Fellow Hunters, I was in Epona Boutique (downtown Aiken) today and they have a nice variety of Halloween themed masks that might interest you for our Halloween themed Trials! 🐀
Night Barn Hunt ! What a wonderful trial, so worth my drive! You all had all the special touches, I was so impressed with all the perfect details. You have a great crew of volunteers as well. Echo had way too much fun, I think he liked it😂 Great courses by Judge Shannon Bryant Forbes really got my leaping lizard jumping 😂. Thank you all for your southern hospitality🧡💚
The good old days at Aiken Barn Hunt!! The Best Volunteers!
FWIW the rescheduled Perry shows from June 11-14 have been cancelled.