I am in an odd frame of mind when it comes to planning my agility trialing now that Molly has gotten her C-ATCH. I certainly love CPE but a lot of the CPE trials we have done in the last few months have been entered out of pure duty to gain Standard legs. I probably won't do another CPE trial for about two months when my own training club holds their trial in mid-June.
Now without a hardcore agility goal, I am at my leisure to pick the trials I really want to be at. I know that I love AKC, and I will be doing AKC the two weekends following the PCA Specialty. There is a CPE trial nearly two hours away that I normally would have been all over. Indeed I felt that familiar pull of "gotta enter it!" but really, I do not. If it was closer I probably would. We will end May with USDAA since it is local.
I can't settle on a venue. Some people only do one. I don't know if I will ever be like that, but then again, why should I be? Right now I like AKC, CPE and USDAA, in that order. If USDAA did not have trials so local to me, I might not pursue it at all. I like USDAA but it has that "bunch of different games" factor that sometimes annoys me about CPE, and separating out Regular and Performance class makes for a really long day. I don't know if I will ever be interested in the tournament classes.
I would like to try NADAC someday, mostly for the Tunnelers class. ASCA is something I wouldn't mind trying too.
So many options. One option of how to spend my time I am looking very much forwards to is hiking, camping and swimming and having the self control to not enter so many agility trials!