Minnesota Hunting Spaniel Association Cocker Field Trials Spring 2020 --**CANCELLED**

American Kennel Club Licensed Spaniel Field Trial

Saturday May 16, 2020 (Event# 2020446209)
AND
Sunday May 17, 2020 (Event# 2020446210)

Event Location:
Long Pond Elk Farm
Princeton, MN

Entries Close: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time(ET)

Minnesota Hunting Spaniel Association
www.mnhuntingspaniel.com

OPEN TO ENGLISH COCKERS AND COCKER SPANIELS
This Spaniel Field Trial is held under the Rules and Procedures of the American Kennel Club.

Event Schedule & Entry Fees: Saturday May 16, 2020 (AM)
Stake Fee Start Judges *Denotes Apprentice Judge
Open All-Age  $125 8:00 AM Kevin Martineau John Smith
Amateur All-Age  $125 After the 1st series of the Open Kevin Martineau John Smith

Event Schedule & Entry Fees: Sunday May 17, 2020 (AM)
Stake Fee Start Judges *Denotes Apprentice Judge
Open All-Age  $125 8:00 AM Kevin Martineau John Smith
Puppy  $40 After the 2nd series of the Open Kevin Martineau John Smith

Entries Close: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time(ET)

ENTER ONLINE AT:

OR
Mail ENTRIES & PAYMENT TO:
  Hunt Sec LLC
708 CR 3140
Crockett, TX 75835

ENTRIES CLOSE: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time(ET)

CLUB Event Secretary

Bethann Wiley
1901 Hickman Road
Hickman, Tennessee 38567
651-214-8301
bethannwiley@yahoo.com

For Mailed entries make checks payable to:  Hunt Sec
For Mailed entries, please include the $4.00 Service/Entry Fee per dog/ per entry.

*$4.00 fee per dog/ per stake entry below $100
*$4.50 fee per dog/ per stake entry $100 - $145

WELCOME STATEMENT

Welcome to the Minnesota Hunting Spaniel Association Spring Cocker Field Trial!
We would like to thank Myron Angstmen for the use of the grounds and facilities to make this an excellent event!

To the Spectators: Ethics and good sportsmanship require the hunter dispatch the game as quickly and humanly as possible. Sportsmanship also demands the retrieval of all shot game. To that end these dogs are trained.
This field trial is a competition, and a collection of the best trained and best bred dogs in the area. Three “series” are run with the dog. The first two are run in a “brace” which are two dogs running at the same time, one on each side of the Center line flags. The third series is one dog at a time. Some of the requirements to complete the “stake” and have possibility of placing are: Finding game by covering the course in an orderly manner, and using the wind to an advantage in the pattern of covering the course. The dog is not allowed to “poach” which is putting up game on the other side of the course. The dog must be “steady to flush” so when the dog forces the quarry to fly the dog waits for the command to retrieve, or continues on. The dog must be “steady to shot” so when a brace mate flushes a bird, and it is shot that dog waits allowing his brace mate to retrieve the bird. Most importantly the dog must retrieve to hand all shot game. Each time a dog fails to accomplish one of these tasks, it is dropped and only the dogs that have completed the above tasks move on to the next series. The third series are the best dogs of the day and the top four will place.
As you can see, this is all deeply rooted in hunting and you will see the important role a well trained and well bred dog plays in a quality and ethical hunting experience.
The group of spectators following the dogs in the field is called the “gallery” and in the gallery is the “field marshal” who announces the dogs as they come up to the “Line”. They will also keep you in line. As live ammunition is used in a Spaniel Field Trial, it is imperative you listen to the Field Marshal's instructions!
You are welcome to join the gallery. Two rules apply: You must wear an item of blaze orange, a hat at a minimum (if you don’t have orange ask someone and it will be loaned to you) and know where the line is so when you walk to the gallery you will not be interfering with the field trial. Again ask and someone will direct you.
Do not applaud or make unnecessary noise while in the gallery, especially when the dogs are working the course. All dogs entered must be on a leash when not running. Absolutely no dogs are allowed on the grounds which are not entered in the competition.
Enjoy the field trial!
The Field Trial Committee

CLUB OFFICERS

President: Mike Bechard

Vice-President: Brett Edstrom

Secretary: Karen Larson

Treasurer: Lynn Lynch

EVENT COMMITTEE
Event Chairman
Kim Wiley
1901 Hickman Road
Hickman, Tennessee 38567
651-323-0888
stonewalkercockers@yahoo.com
Event Secretary
Bethann Wiley
1901 Hickman Road
Hickman, Tennessee 38567
651-214-8301
bethannwiley@yahoo.com
Gun CaptainJohn Dartt
Committee MemberKim Wiley
Committee MemberBethann Wiley
Committee MemberJohn Gilbert
Committee MemberChris Dartt
BIRDS
Chuckar and/or Pheasants - Open and Amateur Chukar and/or Pigeons - Puppy
PRIZES
Qualifying dogs will receive official AKC rosette ribbons. A trophy will be given to the first place dog in the Open and Amateur stakes.


ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION



EVENT EMERGENCY AND VETERINARIAN INFORMATION
Emergency Coordinator
Kim Wiley
651-323-0888

Veterinary Information
Northwoods Animal Hospital
12513 - 318th Ave. NW
Princeton, MN
763-631-6924


Emergency
Call 911

Fairview Northland Hospital
911 Northland Drive
Princeton, MN
763-389-6330 or 911

DRAWINGS/RUNNING ORDER

Drawings will take place at Huntsecretary.com 8:00 AM ET on 5/6/2020. The Running Order will be electronically randomized and adjusted slightly to accommodate handlers running multiple dogs.

 

SCRATCHES
Scratches prior to closing date will be refunded by HuntSecretary.com unless Club Scratch Policy below states otherwise.
 
After the closing date, all scratches will be handled based on the Club Scratch Policy specified below.
 
Club Scratch Policy

Refund Policy
Entry fees will be refunded only for: 1.) bitch in season with a letter from a veterinarian, 2.) a dog that is injured, ill or dies with a letter from a veterinarian, or
3.) an entry canceled prior to closing who does not run.
There will be a $5.00 handling fee for all scratches after the closing due to AKC processing charges.


ACCOMMODATIONS

AmericInn (no pets in the rooms)
910 S. Rum River Dr.
Princeton, MN 55371
763-389-9312 or 800-634-3444

Other area Motels:
Super 8 - Milaca, MN
320-983-2660

Country Inn and Suites - Elk River, MN
763-241-6990


LUNCH INFORMATION

Lunches will be available for a small fee each day.


Event LOCATION / MAP / DIRECTIONS

Long Pond Elk Farm
Princeton, MN
10940 - 293rd Ave. NW
Princeton, MN
**Follow directions listed at the end of the premium - many GPS systems cannot find the location.



Long Pond Elk Farm
10940 293rd Ave NW
Princeton, MN 55371

**Many GPS systems cannot find the farm. Follow the directions below!

From HWY 169 - go east on HWY 9/293rd Ave. for about 2 miles and look for signs. The farm is on the left. If you get to where the road "T's" you have just passed the driveway. The driveway is on the north side of the road.


Official American Kennel Club ® FIELD TRIAL or HUNT TEST Form

Club:

Date(s):

Event#

Location:
Event type:
(test or trial)
Enter In Stake/test:

Retriever Trials ONLY this dog is qualified for (check answer):
Limited All Age Stake: YES NO          Restricted All-Age Stake: YES  No         Special All Age Stake: YES NO
AKC Number:

Foreign & List Country:

I enclose Entry Fees:
In  Amount of:
(please add $4 per dog/stake
for HS Fees)
Full Name
of Dog:
Breed:
Reg# :
       
Call Name:
Sex:
        
Date of Birth:
Sire:
Dam:
Name of
Breeder:
Actual
Owner(s):
Owner's
Address:
City: State: Zip:
Name of Owner's
Agent/Handler
Agent/Handler's
Address:
City: State: Zip:
AKC Rules, Regulations, Policies and Guidelines are available
on the American Kennel Club website:
www.akc.org
AGREEMENT

 I certify that I am the actual owner of the dog, or that I am the duly authorized agent of the actual owner whose name I have entered above. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I (we) agree to abide by the rules and regulations of The American Kennel Club in effect at the time of this event, and any additional rules and regulations appearing in the premium list of this event and entry form and any decision made in accord with them. I (we) agree that the club holding this event has the right to refuse this entry for cause which the club shall deem sufficient. I (we) certify and represent that the dog entered is not a hazard to persons or other dogs. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry and of the holding of this event and of the opportunity to have the dog judged and to win prizes, ribbons, or trophies, I (we) agree to hold the AKC, the event-giving club, their members, directors, governors, officers, agents, superintendents or event secretary and the owner and/or lessor of the premises and any provider of services that are necessary to hold this event and any employees or volunteers of the aforementioned parties, and any AKC approved judge, judging at this event, harmless from any claim for loss or injury which may be alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly to any person or thing by the act of this dog while in or about the event premises or grounds or near any entrance thereto, and I (we) personally assume all responsibility and liability for any such claim; and I (we) further agree to hold the aforementioned parties harmless from any claim for loss, injury or damage to this dog. Additionally, I (we) hereby assume the sole responsibility for and agree to indemnify, defend and save the aforementioned parties harmless from any and all loss and expense (including legal fees) by reason of the liability imposed by law upon any of the aforementioned parties for damage because of bodily injuries, including death at any time resulting therefrom, sustained by any person or persons, including myself (ourselves), or on account of damage to property, arising out of or in consequence of my (our) participation in this event, however such, injuries, death or property damage may be caused, and whether or not the same may have been caused or may be alleged to have been caused by the negligence of the aforementioned parties or any of their employees, agents, or any other person. I (we) agree that the determination of whether the injury is serious shall be made by the event veterinarian and is binding on me (us). I (WE) AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE ENTRY, EXHIBITION OR ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT BETWEEN THE AKC AND THE EVENT-GIVING CLUB (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THIS PREMIUM LIST) AND MYSELF (OURSELVES) OR AS TO THE CONSTRUCTION, INTERPRETATION AND EFFECT OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE SETTLED BY ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE APPLICABLE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. HOWEVER, PRIOR TO ARBITRATION ALL APPLICABLE AKC BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES MUST FIRST BE FOLLOWED AS SET FORTH IN THE AKC CHARTER AND BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS, PUBLISHED POLICIES AND GUIDELINES.

Signature of owner or his
agent duly authorized to make this entry:

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Email:
Send Mailed Entries & Payment to:*** 
Hunt Sec LLC
708 CR 3140
Crockett, TX 75835

** Please note:  All Mailed entries will be opened randomly the morning after an event opens (for everyone).
Please include $4.00 per dog/entry.