FIELD SPANIEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
2017 NATIONAL SPECIALTY

Into the Blue...

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Fly into the "Carolina Blue" for the 2017 Field Spaniel National Specialty.  We are excited to bring our national specialty to the Cabarrus Arena & Event Center, a "first class" facility, indoors all under one roof.

MARCH 29 - APRIL 2, 2017
Located in beautiful Concord, NC

CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*
Wednesday March 29, 2017 - National Specialty Obedience/Rally
Thursday March 30, 2017 - National Specialty Conformation, Sweepstakes, Junior Showmanship, Winners Celebration Cocktail Party
Friday March 31, 2017 - National Specialty Designated Agility Trial, Supported entry, all-breed obedience and rally, Annual Awards Banquet
Saturday April 1, 2017 - Supported entry, all-breed agility trial, obedience, and rally
Sunday April 2, 2017 - Supported entry, all-breed agility trial, obedience, and rally

* Additional events and activities will be added as they are confirmed. 

PREMIUM LIST DETAILS

National Obedience/Rally, Wednesday, 3/29/2017 - *PREMIUM LIST* Trial Secretary, Chris brooks, https://showentries.info/
*online entries will be available

National Specialty Conformation, Thursday, 3/30/2017 - *PREMIUM LIST* Fully Superintended by MBF, www.infodog.com

All-Breed Supported entry Conformation Shows, Friday 3/31/2017 - Sunday 4/2/2017*PREMIUM COMING SOON* Fully Superintended by MBF, www.infodog.com

All-Breed Agility Trials, Thursday 3/30/2017-Sunday 4/2/2017*PREMIUM LIST* Trail Secretary, Gone Doggin' Agility
*online entries will be available
*Friday's 3/31/2017 All-breed agility trial will be designated as the FSSA National trial.  Runs by Field spaniels will be tracked separately by the               FSSA and rosettes for Q's and trophy for HIT will be offered and awarded at the banquet on Friday evening.

All-breed Obedience/Rally, Thursday 3/30/2017- Sunday 4/2/2017*PREMIUM LIST* Trial Secretary, Chris brooks, https://showentries.info/
*online entries will be available

HOTEL INFORMATION

COMFORT SUITES PHOTO2017 National Preferred Area Hotel
COMFORT SUITES CONCORD MILLS
7800 Gateway Lane, NW, Concord, NC, 28027, US
Phone: (704) 979-3800

Room Rate Block Name: Speedway Classic of the Carolinas
Rate: $99 per night
$25 one time pet fee for the entire stay
Last day to reserve at this rate is 3/14/2017 however it is suggested to book earlier. Rooms must be cancelled 5 days prior to arrival in order to not incur a penalty. Reservations must be made by phone to get the contracted rate.

Why is this the preferred hotel?

The oversized suites are either 2 room suites or extra large studio suites. All rooms are equipped with mini fridge and microwaves, your rate includes a full hot breakfast each morning, an indoor swimming pool, complimentary WI-FI and exercise facility. The property is centrally located to Concord Mills Mall shopping and many restaurants. A new dog park just opened up across the street from the hotel as well!!

Dog Policy

There will no dog limit enforced at this property, however it is expected that guests respect the property and rooms as noted in the all-breed premium list.  This block is held and contracted by the all-breed show cluster.  If you book your room outside of the rate block we can not ensure that the property will be flexible with the dog limit.

Other Accomodations

The 2017 National Specialty does not have a "host" hotel as no events or meetings will be planned at the hotel.  Exhibitors and spectators are welcome to book their stay at any local hotel they choose that meets their needs.  The all-breed show cluster blocks rooms and negotiates rates at most dog friendly hotels in the area and we are taking advantage of their relationship with these nearby hotels and ability to negotiate a premium rate.  All of these options, including the above option, will be listed in the show cluster premium list.  We have simply offered this particular hotel as our preferred hotel due to the clusters experience with the service, quality/size of the rooms, acceptance of the dogs, and included offerings.

 

TROPHY SPONSORS - Sponsorships may now be purchased through our online store! (click SHOP from the main menu above)

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Please consider sponsoring a trophy for the 2017 FSSA National Specialty. Trophies, created by our own Diane Blasius, will be assorted wooden objects with inset painted tiles with Field Spaniel themes.  Please let me know which trophy you would like to sponsor and how you would like to be listed in the catalog at sstebbin@gmail.com. Donations may be made by check or through paypal. Make checks to FSSA and mail to Sarah Stebbins, 78 Old Colebrook Rd, Colebrook, CT 06021. Donations through paypal should be sent to fssa2017national@yahoo.com. When making a donation through paypal, please email me with all information.

 

 

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LOGOWEAR

SCREENPRINT OF THE 2017 NATIONAL LOGO FEATURED ON MENS, WOMENS, AND YOUTH SIZED GARMENTS!

We are offering the following products:

Basic T Shirts
Long Sleeve T Shirts
Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
Zip up Hooded Sweatshirt

All products are offered in the following sizes:

Mens SM-5XL
Womens XS-3XL
Youth XS-XL

*** You may specify logo size/location for any order:  Large front, Large back, Small left chest

 

Order instructions:

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ONLINE STORE TO PLACE AN ORDER

OR print the order form to order via mail/check

2017 LOGOWEAR ORDER FORM

 

 

AWARDS BANQUET & MEALS

Event meals may now be purchased through our online store! (click SHOP from the main menu above)

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Boxed Lunch Thursday 3/30/2017 $15.00 - Variety of gourmet sandwich options served with chips, cookie, and bottle of water or soda.

Awards Banquet Friday Evening 3/31/2017 $38.00. Held onsite at the event center, this will be a buffet style feast to include 3 entree options, 2 sides, salads, deserts, and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available.

 

GROOMING RESERVATIONS

GROOMING SPACES

The all-breed cluster of shows will have reserved free grooming available to Field Spaniel exhibitors adequate for the total number of Field Spaniel entries at the show.  The all-breed cluster does offer limited paid reserved grooming during the shows, while this is not necessary, it is optional to Field Spaniel exhibitors if they choose.  If you choose to purchase reserved grooming through the all-breed cluster please see the cluster premium list for more information.

In order to group parties together within the designated Field Spaniel section, please email the number of crates/tables *based on Field Spaniel entries at the show only* to fssa2017national@yahoo.com, by end of day March 15th 2017, and we will organize the crating within our designated area at the show site.  This grooming set up is for all days of the event.  If you do not email with your crating requirements by the deadline then all remaining crating space will be first come first serve within the Field Spaniel section.

*** INDOOR DOG BATHING OFFERED***

WE ARE THRILLED THAT WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER THIS PERK OF FREE RESERVED GROOMING FOR OUR BREED THIS YEAR.  THIS IS A BENEFIT OF WORKING WITH AN ALL-BREED CLUB THAT APPRECIATES OUR ATTENDANCE AT THEIR SHOWS AND HELPS TO ASSIST IN MINIMIZE COSTS FOR OUR CLUB AND EXHIBITORS.

RV/CAMPING

RV reservations will go through and be managed by the all-breed cluster. This information will be in the premium list. Hookups will include 50/30/20 amps. They will have options for hookups or no hooks ups for a lesser rate. Dump stations are available.

There is no "field spaniel" specific reserved RV area BUT... we have been told that the early arrival RV's and 3+ night stay arrivals always get preference despite receipt of reservation as long as the reservation form is received by 3/15/2017.  But, of course, we will always recommend the earlier the better for any type of reservation when travelling a distance.

ADVANCE RESERVATION COSTS
Hookups (3 night minimum): $120    *Additional nights $40.00 per night
No Hookups: $30.00 per night (no minimum stay required)

NO ADVANCE RESERVATION COSTS
Hookups: $45.00 per night
No Hookups: $35.00 per night

RV RESERVATIONS CONTACT:
John Schoeneman, Concord RV Chair Questions: (704) 363-7238 E-Mail: Schohaus1@aol.com

*NOTE:  It is important if you plan to arrive before noon on Wednesday 3/30/17 to note on your RV reservation form that you are with the "Field Spaniel Society of America".  General RV arrivals are not expected before noon on 3/30 however our group is allowed an early arrival but you must note that on your reservation or email/call John Schoeneman to advise him.

***RV RESERVATION FORM WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE PREMIUM LIST***

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HEALTH CLINICS OFFERED

HEALTH CLINICS OFFERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ALL-BREED SHOWS

Friday March 31, 2017 9am to 5pm
Echo-cardiograph Clinic Heart Certifications

Saturday April 1, 2017 9am to 5pm
Eye Clinic (OFA Eye/CERF)
Heart Clinic
OFA Patella Certification
Microchip Clinic

For more information on any of these clinics or for registration please contact Shirley VanCamp at scess@carolina.rr.com or (704) 564-5234

OTHER OFFERINGS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ALL-BREED SHOWS

Semen Collection, Freezing and DNA Testing The International Canine Semen Bank® will have its mobile clinic service available for your convenience. For your dog, ICSB will have semen collection, freezing and storage; semen evaluations; DNA identification. Contact: Show Clinic Appt. Dept. (678) 614-9889 ICSBATLANTA@ATT.NET

RAFFLES/FUNDRAISING

Raffle tickets may now be purchased through our online store! (click SHOP from the main menu above)

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SAMPLE OF DIANE'S WORK

RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! We can't thank Diane Blasius of MungoWorks enough for her donation of a one of a kind pet portrait to be raffled off as a fundraiser for the 2017 National Specialty. Here are the details:

"The winner of the raffle will be entitled to a portrait commission of one dog of the winner's choice, done in watercolor and pigment pencil. Valued at $300, framing and matting not included. Approximate drawing size 6x9, not including surrounding space for framing. "

Tickets will be sold at $10 per ticket, $20 for 3 tickets, or $40 for 7 tickets for an original piece of custom artwork of your dog! Winner will be pulled & announced at the annual banquet in 2017 however you need not be present to win and winner dog may be any breed, therefore this raffle is open to all breeds!

Raffle tickets may now be purchased through our online store! (click SHOP from the main menu above)

Please see Diane's webpage for examples of her stunning work!

http://mungoworks.com

 

2017 CALENDARS

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS FUNDRAISER. *** The calendars are all sold out as of 1/1/2017***

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SEND IN YOUR PHOTOS!... Due to several requests we will be offering an annual Field Spaniel calendar, as was done last year, to support the 2017 FSSA National Specialty. We encourage submissions of Field Spaniel photos from FSSA members and non-members alike. We are hoping to utilize more than one photo per page so there is currently no limit on numbers of submissions needed. We are looking for scenic, seasonal, playful, and/or photos that simply capture the essence of the breed. Photos may be submitted from now until November 5th to be considered. You will be notified by November 15th if your photo will be used. The photo selected for the cover photo will receive a free calendar. Calendars will be sold for $20 each, including shipping, and orders will be accepted through Sunday 11/27/2016 in order to guarantee holiday delivery.

Photos may be sent to Deb Leach at front4fields@gmail.com. Please ensure to include the call name of the dog, owner name and location (i.e., city, state, or country of residence). THE DEADLINE TO ACCEPT PHOTOS HAS NOW ENDED, HOWEVER CALENDARS ORDERS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.

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