2016 Triple Crown

By Francis Raley on Nov. 17, 2015 at 10:41 AM

2016 Triple Crown Award Suspended

At the Board of Directors meeting on November 14, 2015, the decision was made to put the Triple Crown award in abeyance for the 2016 trial year. The member's survey indicated 45% favored eliminating the award, 33% wanted to keep it with no change, and the remaining members wanted changes in the process.

The award was originally conceived to promote attendance at TSDA trials. As the sport has grown in the past few years, that is no longer a primary driver. In fact, growth in entries has led to more trials that focus on either the upper levels of competition or the entry-level competitors. As a result, it has grown more difficult to find trials that offer all the levels at the same venue without limited entries. Administration of the award has become complicated as well, leaving this year's award to be a last minute scramble.

The board members welcome your comments and ideas on the final disposition of the award prior to the 2017 trial year.