Houston ESSC Spaniel Hunt Test February 2023

American Kennel Club Licensed Spaniel Hunt Test

Saturday February 18, 2023 (Event# 2023367404)
Sunday February 19, 2023 (Event# 2023367405)

Event Location:
Springer Creek Ranch
Huntsville, TX

Entries Close: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time(ET)

Houston English Springer Spaniel Club

This Spaniel Hunt Test is held under the Rules and Procedures of the American Kennel Club.

Eligible Breeds for Spaniel Hunting Tests: Airedale Terriers, American Water Spaniels, Boykin Spaniels, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Clumber Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels, Curly-Coated Retrievers, English Cocker Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels,Field Spaniels, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Poodles - Standard and Miniature, Sussex Spaniels, and Welsh Springer Spaniels.
All dogs must be six months of age or over on the day of the Hunting Test.

Event Schedule & Entry Fees: Saturday February 18, 2023 (AM)
Stake Fee Start Judges *Denotes Apprentice Judge
Master  $75 After Senior Tim Ripperger Aron Smudy
Senior  $75 After Junior Tim Ripperger Aron Smudy
Junior  $50 8:00 AM Tim Ripperger Aron Smudy

Event Schedule & Entry Fees: Sunday February 19, 2023 (AM)
Stake Fee Start Judges *Denotes Apprentice Judge
Master  $75 After Senior Tim Ripperger Aron Smudy
Senior  $75 After Junioir Tim Ripperger Aron Smudy
Junior  $50 8:00 AM Tim Ripperger Aron Smudy

Entries Close: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time(ET)


  Hunt Sec LLC
708 CR 3140
Crockett, TX 75835

CLUB Event Secretary

Gigi Clayton
4559 FM 1374
Huntsville, TX 77340

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
*$6.75 fee per dog/ per stake entry $146 - $199


We wish to thank our judges, all participants, the gun teams, planters, field marshals, lunch crew and all those who help make these events so special. A special THANK YOU goes to our hosts -- the land owners, Bob & Cathy Iversen and Tom & Jeanne Nabity.

Tailgate parties are encouraged, BYOB. No consumption of alcoholic beverages allowed until conclusion of each day's events.


President: Robert Clayton

Vice-President: Cowan Clayton

Secretary: Wayne Tisue

Treasurer: Wayne Tisue

Event Chairman
Wayne Tisue
228 Town Creek Way
Cibolo, TX 78108
Event Secretary
Gigi Clayton
4559 FM 1374
Huntsville, TX 77340
Committee MemberRobert Clayton
Committee MemberPhilip Somers
Committee MemberCathy Iversen
Committee MemberCowan Clayton - Gun Captain
Committee MemberBob Iversen
Junior will run on pigeons, Senior and Master will run on pheasants
Qualifying dogs will receive official AKC rosette ribbons.


Spaniel Radios

Whether it’s an AKC Field Trial or a Hunt Test, you need to know what’s going on in the field. All events use walkie talkies to communicate information from the event chairman or the field marshal.

Check out this article about the beginning use of FT radios. http://spanieljournal.com/2wfawcett.html

So Motorolas have been the standard for many years. Recently a few other brands have seen a lot of popularity.

One lady on Facebook sells radios already preprogrammed. Check her out at: Roxanne Fegley. Mic'd Hup Trial Radios

The newest radio to hit the circuit with lots of good reviews is a Baofeng: Baofeng Model UV-5R V2. I found several listing on eBay. Several colors. Longer antennas. Waterproof cover.

BE SURE the radio you purchase is capable of transmitting on VHF frequency 154.570 -- the blue dot channel.

So get yourself a radio and listen to what is going on,

Emergency Response Coordinator
Bob Iversen
4928 FM 1374
Huntsville, TX 77340

Long Veterinary Clinic
(office) 936-295-8163

Fire Department
Huntsville Fire Department
936-925-2323 or 911

Police Department
Huntsville Police Department

Huntsville Memorial Hospital
485 Hwy 45 South
Huntsville, TX

Ambulance Service
Huntsville and Walker County Ambulance
936-295-9191 or 911


Drawings will take place at Huntsecretary.com 8:00 AM ET on 2/8/2023. The Running Order will be electronically randomized and adjusted slightly to accommodate handlers running multiple dogs.



Scratches prior to closing date will be refunded by HuntSecretary.com.


After the closing date, all scratches will be handled based on the Club Scratch Policy specified below.

Club Scratch Policy

Unless the dog is in season, or you have a veterinarian certificate, scratches received after the closing date will not be refunded.

Refunds for scratches will be less the AKC fee of $3.50 and the Hunt Secretary fee of $2.00.


These motels are at the exit to FM 1374 and are nearest to the ranch:

Studio 6 (newly remodeled rooms) 936-295-9151, 613 IH 45 S, $10 pet fee

Quality Suites 936-436-9600, 631 IH 45 S, $35 pet fee

Red Roof 936-295-7595, 606 IH 45 S, no pet fee

Super 8 936-755-4639, 3121 Montgomery Road, no pets allowed


La Quinta at Exit #116, 866-753-3757, pets allowed

Best Western 936-295-9000, pets allowed


Lunches will be available for purchase.


Traditionally, we take the judges to dinner on Saturday night at one of the local Mexican food restaurants and invite you to join us to either celebrate or commiserate. The marshal will have further information.


Springer Creek Ranch
Huntsville, TX
Approximately 7.1 miles SW of Huntsville on FM 1374.

Address is 4918 FM 1374, Huntsville, TX 77340

Springer Creek Ranch is approximately 7 miles SW of Huntsville, TX on FM 1374. There will be signs/flags at the entrance.

Address is 4918 FM 1374
Huntsville, TX 77340

Official American Kennel Club ® FIELD TRIAL or HUNT TEST Form





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:
Reg #
Call Name:        
Date of Birth:




Name of
City: State: Zip:
Name of Owner's
City: State: Zip:
AKC Rules, Regulations, Policies and Guidelines are available
on the American Kennel Club website:

 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:


Mail Entries and 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.