September Hunting Test Weekend

for flushing breeds, September 15, 16, & 17 at Rebel Ridge Farms in Elkton MD.

There will be THREE consecutive days of AKC-licensed spaniel hunting tests at the Junior, Senior, and Master Hunter levels. They are being held by the Maryland Sporting Dog Association and by the Susquehanna Valley English Springer Spaniel Club. Not just for spaniels, all three events are open to all eligible flushing breeds.*

These events will be at Rebel Ridge Farms in Elkton, MD. Convenient to I-95, a variety of restaurants, and hotels that welcome dogs, this beautiful property provides more than 250 acres of fields, ponds, and woods as well as a heated and air-conditioned clubhouse. The average early morning low temperature at Elkton in mid-September is below 60(F); the average afternoon high is in the upper 70s.

The number of entries is limited all three days, and interest is running high, so sign up early! For much more information, premiums and entry forms are available below. Please download the entry forms, fill them out, print, and sign them. Then mail your entries with payment to the address(es) listed in the premiums. The deadline for receipt of all entries is Saturday, September 9th. Note that SVESSC and MSDA are running separate events, so entries go to different addresses.

Susquehanna Valley English Springer Spaniel Club:
Friday, September 15, 2017
Entries are limited to 30 dogs total
SVESSC Premium (pdf)   SVESSC Entry Form (pdf)

Maryland Sporting Dog Association:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Entries will be limited to 25 dogs in Junior and
30 dogs in Senior and Master combined, each day.
Note to Junior Handlers: MSDA offers a reduced entry fee for handlers under 18 yrs of age.

MSDA Premium (pdf)   MSDA Entry Forms (pdf)

Registrants who travel with an RV or camper are directed to Lums Pond State Park in Bear DE, about a 10-minute drive from Rebel Ridge Farms. (Limited overnight camping on the Rebel Ridge property is reserved for hunting test volunteers who need to be on-site before the gate opens at 7 am.)

If you have a question about the hunting tests or would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Steve Roth,  HuntingChair@mdsportingdog.org .

*Eligible flushing breeds: Airedale Terrier, American Water Spaniel, Boykin Spaniel, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Curly-Coated Retriever, English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Flat-Coated Retriever, Golden Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Miniature Poodle, Standard Poodle, Sussex Spaniel, Welsh Springer Spaniel.


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