2024 MSDA Field Events – Dates

MSDA’s calendar of field events is filling up! Here’s what we are planning so far for 2024:

  • Bird Instinct Clinics Saturday and Sunday, March 2 & 3, as part of the annual Spring Event at Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD. Details will be available in January.
  • AKC Spaniel Hunt Tests on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 & 21, sponsored by the Clumber Spaniel Club of America, at Mt. Ararat Farms in Port Deposit, MD. Although Clumbers will have priority, other flushing breeds are also eligible to enter. MSDA will be providing assistance with this event. (We will not be holding our own weekend of hunt tests this spring.)
  • Field Day, our annual FUN training day for bird dogs of all experience levels, will be Saturday, May 18 at Rebel Ridge Farms in Elkton, MD. More information and on-line registration will be available in late February.
  • Fall Hunt Test Weekend will be Friday-Sunday, September 13-15 at Rebel Ridge Farms. MSDA is planning three days of AKC Spaniel Hunt Tests PLUS an in-person seminar, on Friday 9/13, for AKC hunt test judges, handlers and prospective handlers. We’re still very early in the planning process for this weekend; we may add other activities. More information will be available later in the year.
  • Training Days for Flushing Dogs has been a huge hit over the past couple of years! Specific dates, locations and formats for 2024 are To-Be-Announced.