2020 MSDA Spring Event

MSDA holds two of the largest sporting group conformation shows in the U.S. and, along with those, three days of all-breed obedience and rally trials, breed specialties, bird instinct clinics, and other activities. In 2020, the dates for MSDA’s events at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD will be:

  • Friday February 28th:
    • All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials
    • Breed Specialty sponsored by Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club (includes conformation, obedience, rally events)
    • Other specialties to be announced!
    • Bird Instinct Clinics
  • Saturday February 29th:
    • Sporting Group Conformation
    • All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials
    • Bird Instinct Clinics
  • Sunday March 1st:
    • Sporting Group Conformation
    • All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials

Also expected to be on the schedule are Sweepstakes, Owner-Handled, Puppy and Best Bred-by-Exhibitor competitions. We are adding two days of Puppy Sweepstakes and Veteran classes, Canine Good Citizen testing, Dog Show Tours, designated ringside mentoring areas for prospective judges, and an evening Puppy Match. And, we expect to be adding to our impressive 14 Supported Entry clubs.

Last but not least (obedience & rally participants take note!), a construction team is hard at work adding an entirely new structure adjacent to the  main building at the Howard County Fairgrounds. If completed in time, that will provide MSDA with additional heated & air-conditioned space.

Once again, the chair of this event is Richard Jackson. Please contact him directly with any questions, if your club would like to participate, if you are a vendor interested in renting space, or if you would be willing to volunteer to help out in any way.

A big THANK-YOU to all who answered the call and sponsored trophies for our 2020 Spring Event!

We’ll be posting updates on this page as plans are finalized for MSDA’s 2020 Spring Event, so be sure to keep checking in with us. Meanwhile, photos, some results, and lots of other information from our 2019 event are here. We also invite you to learn more about us, and sign up for our e-mail list to be updated (mostly via a monthly newsletter) on all club activities:

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