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. In 2020, the dates for MSDA’s events at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD are:
Friday February 28th (All-Breed Obedience & Rally)
Saturday February 29th (Sporting Group Conformation, All-Breed Obedience & Rally)
Sunday March 1st (Sporting Group Conformation, All-Breed Obedience & Rally)
These events attract more than 600 dogs, along with owners, handlers, breeders, and the dog-loving public. Many “trophies” in the form of plaques, embroidered towels, dog toys, and other gifts are awarded to the winners each day. A limited number of these are available to be sponsored by individuals and organizations. You can direct your contribution to a specific breed’s or event’s award(s) or contribute to a general trophy fund. Contributions must be received by November 1st, 2019 and will be individually acknowledged on this website and in both the official premium list and the catalog.
We welcome general donations of any amount as well as sponsorships of Best of Sporting Group and other best-in-show categories, including for Obedience and Rally. For each breed, there are sponsorships available for five trophies (Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Best of Winners, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch). For obedience and rally, sponsorships are available for highest scores of the day and for highest scores in individual classes. Sponsorships are available for Saturday and Sunday for conformation, and for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for Obedience/Rally. Note that we are accepting only one contribution for each trophy, so not all options may still be available.
All trophies are selected by the Show Committee and are not the same every year. Here are some of the 2019 trophies:
In addition, the winners in Junior Handler events receive gift cards, and these are very popular with the kids. Please consider adding a bit extra to your sponsorship to let them know we care. Junior handlers are the future of our sport!
For each contribution, you may enter the acknowledgement that will appear after the words “Sponsored by:” on this website and “Offered by:” in the premium list and catalog. Your text can be at most 75 characters long, and will be included exactly as you enter it, so please double-check your typing! Examples might include Sponsored/Offered by:
- John and Jane Doe
- Bob Jones in memory of Rover
- Dr. and Mrs. Smith in loving memory of GCh. Big Top’s Cat In the Hat
- Linda S. Breeder and Sally Brown of Long River Cocker Spaniels
- Mid-Atlantic Pointing Spaniels Club
- Trigger-Digger Dog Supplies & Toys
“Sponsored by” entries that are left blank will be credited to Anonymous. MSDA reserves the right to reject, edit, or anonymize any acknowledgements that could be interpreted as promotion of individual dogs, overt advertising, political statements, or that are otherwise deemed inappropriate. No URLs, phone numbers, or hashtags, please. Decisions are the sole discretion of the Show Chair. If you have any doubts, please check with the Show Chair, Richard Jackson, before you buy!
Once transactions are completed, sponsorships are not refundable. In the unusual situation that a sponsored trophy cannot be awarded because of insufficient entries or for any other reason, your contribution will be directed to the general trophy fund.
Please contact the Show Chair, Richard Jackson, if you have any questions about these sponsorships or if you would like to make a more significant contribution to our event.
Please contact the Webmaster if you have problems completing your order.
- Show Sponsorships ($250+): Please contact Show Chair Richard Jackson directly at ShowChair@mdsportingdog.org or, for other amounts,
- Donate to the General Trophy Fund – These contributions go to the general trophy fund rather than for one specific prize. Just below click on “Donate” to go to PayPal’s secure site. Then select or enter any amount. In the Optional Note space, enter your text to follow “Sponsored by:”. You may pay with any major credit card or with your PayPal account. PayPal does not share your credit card information with MSDA.