National Amateur Championship 2021-ESS

American Kennel Club Licensed Spaniel Field Trial

Monday November 15, 2021 (Event# 2021166427)

Event Location:

Lodi, NY


Please read below about entry close dates.

English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association, Inc.
www.essft.com

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

OPEN TO ANY ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL SIX MONTHS OF AGE OR OLDER WHICH HAS EARNED ONE (1) OR MORE POINTS IN AN AMATEUR ALL-AGE STAKE AT AN A.K.C. LICENSED OR MEMBER FIELD TRIAL FOR ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS BETWEEN THE DATES OF December 3rd, 2020 AND November 4th, 2021 OR HAS EVER PLACED FIRST IN THE NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE FOR ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS OR PLACED IN THE 2020 NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE FOR ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS.



********An important message to all entrants for the 2021 National Amateur Championship *******

Changes to the rotation of the grounds:

The trial committee has decided to change the currently advertised grounds rotation as follows:

1st and 2nd series – 2722 Thunder Road, Gillet, PA 16925
3rd and 4th series – Ahouse South, Dean Road, Lodi, NY 14860
5th series – TBD - National Forest area
Water Series - Smith Memorial Park, Smith Park Rd., Hector, NY

Having evaluated the current state of the grounds the committee feels that the use of the grounds in PA are most suitable to run the first two series. They are good consistent cover, provide long courses and vehicles are permitted. We encourage you to bring your ranger/ATV and be willing to give a ride to other handlers and their dogs.

Because of the mild winter the cover on the forestry land is much more challenging and better suited to the later series.

The consequence of this is that the Monday/Tuesday morning caravans will take approx. 1 hour to the grounds in a southerly direction from the headquarters hotel. This in turn will mean that entrants who are staying closer to the forestry land will need to allow extra time.

All maps and navigation instructions are being updated to reflect these changes.

***********Important Info concerning use of personal shuttles:

Entrants intending to use a personal vehicle on the 1st and 2nd series course are required to notify one of the following in advance by phone/text or email:
Gary Wilson - (607) 542-8313
Roger Schenone – (607) 426 9908
Tim Edwards – (607) 377 4447

All vehicles must be power washed prior to arrival to ensure that we do not introduce unwanted plant species to the grounds.

Vehicles are not permitted on the National Forest land and to avoid parking congestion trailers and vehicles should not be brought to the remaining series. Please therefore park at your place of stay or alternatively it will be possible to safely park them at Roger Shenone’s property in Elmira for the remainder of the trial.



Event Schedule & Entry Fees: Monday November 15, 2021 (AM)
Stake Fee Start Judges *Denotes Apprentice Judge
National Amateur Championship  $275 8 AM Morgan Haglin Casey Butz


1st Entries Close: Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time(ET).
2nd Close/Huntsecretary.com Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Please read below for explanation!

*Note: Dogs earning their qualifying points in a trial held between October 28th, 2021 (inclusive), and November 4th, 2021 (inclusive), will be allowed to enter the trial ONLY if the entry is submitted via Hunt Secretary no later than midnight on November 4th, 2021. Points awarded between October 28th (inclusive) and November 4th, 2021 (inclusive), will be included in the high point calculations.
ENTER ONLINE AT:

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

CLUB Event Secretary

Elaine O'Keefe
N4509 Kolba Ave
Mauston, WI 53948

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
*$8.00 fee per dog/ per stake entry $200 - $299
*$10.00 fee per dog/ per stake entry above $300

WELCOME STATEMENT

PLEASE NOTE: A blaze orange outer garment or item of clothing worn above the waist and visible from all angles shall be mandatory per AKC and ESSFTA

CLUB OFFICERS

President: Sue Ellen Healy

Vice-President: Mike Nolan

Secretary: Cristy Joy

Treasurer: Kathy Nestor

EVENT COMMITTEE
Event Chairman
Tim Edwards
Co-Field Chair Gary Wilson
Co-Field Chair Roger Schenone

Event Secretary
Elaine O'Keefe
N4509 Kolba Ave
Mauston, WI 53948
Committee MemberMike Nolan
Committee MemberTed Lagala
Committee MemberBill Cosgrove
Committee MemberBarb Bottcher
Committee MemberCindy Goode-Wilson
Committee MemberBill Boeckman
Committee MemberChristy Joy
Committee MemberSkip Smith
Committee MemberPeter Renwick
Captain of the GunsBob Ryan
Gun TeamMarshall Lussen
Gun TeamTrent Bosse
Gun TeamChip Bunker
Gun TeamDan Lussen
Gun TeamKevin Reinhart
Gun TeamGeorge Akkouris
Gun TeamDonny Pyle
Gun TeamMike Young
BIRDS
Pheasants for Land & Water Series
PRIZES
Standard A.K.C. Rosettes to all placing dogs
Trophies awarded for all placements
E.S.S.F.T.A. National Amateur Challenge Trophy to First Place Dog
Talbot Radcliff, Esq. Perpetual Challenge Trophy to First Place Dog
Guns Award presented by essft.com to the dog the “guns” would most like to hunt over on a day’s hunt.
Don Cande Memorial Trophy for Best Looking Bitch





ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION


COURSES AND BIRDS
5 Land Series and 1 Water Series
Maps will be posted and available at the headquarters hotel.
Pheasants for Land and Water Series.


DRAWINGS/RUNNING ORDER

Drawings will take place at the Event Secretary's Address at 12:00 PM (Noon) on 11/5/2021.

 

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

Refunds will be given for females in season. All others will be at the Field Trial Committee’s discretion.

COVID EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY

Prior to the close, if an AKC/Parent Club event has to cancel due to COVID, only the entry fee will be refunded.

ACCOMMODATIONS

FIELD TRIAL HEADQUARTERS
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
16 North Franklin Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-6116
www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com


LUNCH INFORMATION

A food will truck will the at the grounds every day.


PREPAID Banquet INFORMATION

Cost: $51.45
Make your Banquet Reservation through HuntSecretary. Banquet cost is $50 per person ( $51.45 online).

PREPAID Training Birds INFORMATION

Cost: $16
Training Day birds can be purchased through Hunt Secretary for $16.00 apiece. $20 (cash only) at the training grounds.

Event LOCATION / MAP / DIRECTIONS


Lodi, NY



PDF VERSION OF MAP

For a fillable AKC Entry form - Click here

Official American Kennel Club ® FIELD TRIAL

Club:

English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association, Inc.
Date(s):

Event#

Location:

Enter in Stake/Test:   National Amateur Championship    
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:
English Springer Spaniel
Reg# :
       
Call Name:
Sex:
        
Date of Birth:
Sire:
Dam:
Name of
Breeder:
Actual
Owner(s): (Print)
Owner's
Address:
City: State: Zip:
Name of Owner's
Agent/Handler: (Print)
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:

Tel:

 
Email:
 

English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association

National Amateur Championship

ORDER FORM

Please plan to attend the banquet Thursday evening  to celebrate with friends and watch the presentation of the Purina Amateur High Point awards.

Training birds are available for $16.00 each. 

 

ENTIRES --

Amateur All Age _______ @ $283 ea. = ______________($275 plus $8 Huntsecretary.com fee)

 

BANQUET --

      #_______@ $50.00 ea. = _________________

TRAINING BIRDS

     #_______@ $16.00 ea. = _________________

 

 

     $_________TOTAL ENCLOSED

 

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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).
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