Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs

Dogs can enjoy Dominion Energy Riverrock, too, when they're flying high in the Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs competition!

Ultimate Air Dogs is one of the premier dock jumping organizations in the country. From the smallest Novice jumper to the biggest Ultimate high flyer, each and every dog is a star on the dock. Each competition will be directed and announced by Milt Wilcox, President of Ultimate Air Dogs. All mixes and breeds are welcome.

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Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs

Cost & Registration

Pricing Schedule

Through March 14:  $30*
March 15 – April 25: $35*
April 26- May 13: $40*
May 14- May 15: $45*
* Price per splash

Includes: a cool event t-shirt and drink ticket*. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 15.

*Drink ticket must be used during festival hours

Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable, even in the case of an event cancellation and/or if you are unable to participate.

There is a limit of 40 dogs per splash.

Click here for dog abbreviations.


Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs offers a $15 special rate for those who qualify for an income based rate. Click here for eligibility information.

Packet Pick Up & Walk Up Registration

You must pick you your packet before the start of your event.

Packet pickup will take place at the Ultimate Air Dogs location on Brown’s Island.

You will need to check in with the Ultimate Air Dogs event team near the dock located near Brown’s Island at least 30 minutes prior to each qualifying and finals event. A jumping order will be established at this time.

Competition Schedule

Friday, May 17:
Splash Qualifying #1 @ 5 p.m.
Splash Qualifying #2 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 18:
Splash Qualifying #3 @ 11 a.m.
Splash Qualifying #4 @ 1 p.m.
Splash Qualifying #5 @ 3 p.m.
Splash Qualifying #6 @ 5 p.m.
Splash Qualifying #7 @ 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 19:
Splash Qualifying #8 @ 12 p.m.
Splash Qualifying #9 @ 2 p.m.
Ultimate Air Finals @ 4 p.m.

Competition Format

Long distance jumping is the main feature of Ultimate Air Dog events. It is showcased in different rounds called “Splashes” that culminate at the end of the event with the Divisional Finals. Dogs run down a dock and fly into a pool, with the distance judged from the end of the dock to the base of the dog’s tail. Each competitor gets two jumps per Splash, with the bigger of the two jumps counting as their score.  Scores are sorted into divisions (according to the distance) after the dogs have jumped.

Novice up to 9’11”
Junior 10′ to 14’11”
Senior 15′ to 17’05”
Senior Elite 17’6″ to 19’1″
Master 20′ to 22’5″
Ultimate 22’6″ and up!


Dogs must be at least 6 months old to participate.

For a complete set of event rules, click here.


Prizes will be awarded to the top dogs in each division.