Qualification Standards - Dryland 2022

The next Canadian National Championships for dryland are anticipated for fall 2022 in Quebec.

If you are interested in competing in any of the Canadian Championship classes, please read the following information carefully. 


What are the qualification standards? 

All applicants must meet the qualification standards listed below. Meeting these standards DOES NOT guarantee you a place to compete in the 2022 Dryland National Championships. These standards are the minimum requirements for participation and your province may require a higher standard or additional requirements for a spot on your provincial team.


Each province is guaranteed three (3) places per race class for athletes and teams that meet the qualification standards. In addition, the winners of each regional race circuit for 2021 have an automatic qualification for the corresponding class at the ACSCA/CAHDS 2022 Dryland National Championships. The 2019 Canadian National Champions have automatic qualification for the corresponding class at the ACSCA/CAHDS 2022 Dryland National Championships. 


Please review the Guidelines for Submission of Results WELL IN ADVANCE. These guidelines dictate the parameters necessary for results to be included for consideration in your application. 

2 Races

Race Results from 2 CAHDS sanctioned races (Regional Circuit races of Virtual events that meet CAHDS guidelines)

2 Races or Time Trials

Race results from 2 additional races (in person or virtual) or time trials

Top 50%

Must have finished in the top 50% of competitors in your qualifying races

Eligible Race Seasons

Results must be from Nationals 2019, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

Membership Status

Must be a member of ACSCA/CAHDS. Membership fees with your local club, regional division and ACSCA/CAHDS must be paid in full.

Additional Requirements 

You may be required to produce additional results to support your application to represent your province if competition is tight. Your province may also require a higher standard or additional criteria to earn a spot on the provincial team. 



We recognize that the qualifying period for the 2022 Canadian National Championships is occurring during a global pandemic which for many athletes and teams has meant that in-person racing has not been an option.


While we prioritize results from races and time trials that are in-person and thereby emulate true race conditions in processing applications for the 2022 National Championships, the safety of our human and canine athletes remains our top priority. As such, we will be accepting results from virtual events that are filling the gap during these unprecedented times.