Friday, August 1, 2014

New Event--Top 20

We have a new exciting event to add to an already spectacular national specialty week. We will be having our inaugural Top 20 event held on the evening of October 22. This event is open to the Top 20 English setters, both breed and all breed system, from 2013. There will be 3 distinguished judges, one breeder judge, one handler judge, and one all breed judge. The breeder judge does not need to be a licensed AKC judge in order to be eligible. Any breeders that have bred a qualifying Top 20 dog, or it's sire or dam, is ineligible. The all breed judge will come from the mid Atlantic or east coast area. The handler judge will have at least 5 years handling experience with English setters and did not show a dog qualifying for the event. The judges ballot was put together by a completely separate committee from the Top 20 event committee. This ballot is sent to the owner of each invited dog, one ballot per dog, to vote for the judging panel. The selected judging panel is kept secret until the evening of the event. On the evening of the event, each dog will be judged on a point system according to our breed standard by each of our judges. The scores will be tallied and the dog with the highest score will be awarded the Top 20 Winner. In addition, there will be a Peoples Choice award. This award will be determined by the spectators. Each person buying a commemorative catalog showcasing the Top 20 English Setters of 2013, will receive a peoples choice ballot. These ballots will be collected at the end of the event, tallied and the Peoples Choice Award will be given to the dog with the highest number of votes. This is a very exciting event that will prove to be a fun Night With The Stars!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 Preliminary Schedule

October 21-24, 2014
Best Western Inn at Hunts Landing
120 Routes 6 & 209, Matamoras, PA

Tentative Schedule
October 20 - Hunt Test

October 21 - Walking Field Trial
For More information about Hunt Test/Walking Field Trial, visit
October 21 - Obedience/Rally
Oct 22 - Futurity/Maturity/Veterans
Oct 23 & 24 - Regular Classes of National

Host Club Specialty:

Hudson English Setter Club Specialty
October 25, 2014 (October 26, 2014 if warranted due to entry size)

National Contact Show Chairs:

Lourdes Fernandez -
Kathy Cunningham-Roy -

Monday, October 28, 2013

That's a wrap!

Congrats to Buckeye English Setter Club on a very fun and successful 2013 National!  

Stay tuned for details on the 2014 National to be hosted by the Hudson English Setter Club. 

October 21 -24, 2014
Matamoras, PA

where the heck is Matamoras, PA? 

Matamoras, PA
  • Approx. 1.5 hrs north of NYC or
  • 1 hr East of Scranton, PA 
  • 2 hrs South of Albany, NY