The ballots are in! Hayes Ingram has been selected by participating breeders to judge the Futurity/Maturity Stakes on Tuesday of Nationals week. Read his message to exhibitors here:
Are you looking forward to the Top 25 competition at Nationals? Are you wondering what the Top 25 competition IS? We've just posted the complete event guidelines and even the scoring sheet that will be used by the judges! Check it out by visiting the Top 25 page on the website, and scrolling down to the bottom to open the link!
Terri Ralenkotter, BHCA Yearbook Editor, has extended the deadline for both placing ads and ordering yearbooks to July 24th! (She must have your ad in hand on the 24th!).
All photos in color - celebrate your hounds achievements, and provide future Basset fanciers with an essential reference to your dog in their pedigrees and Basset Hound history!...
The order form is linked on the Planning Guide page of the Nationals' website, which lists all upcoming deadlines. Scroll to the bottoms of the table, and the order form is linked under the Yearbook listing.
Ok, another milestone reached! The first PREMIUM LIST and ENTRIES are open for the National Specialty. The Hunting Performance Test premium list has been published, and the HPT Chair STRONGLY encourages EARLY entries. There are only 15 stakes and 5 alternates available, and they are starting to fill. The Premium List has been posted on the Nationals website - go there, print out, fill out, and MAIL if you want your dog entered!
This beautiful, genuine Amish throw quilt (47"X47"), featuring the BHCA Hunting Horn logo and typical BHCA colors, is being raffled. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Annual Dinner. Tickets are $1 each, 12 for $10 or 30 for $20. You can pre-purchase raffle tickets in the Nationals website store, and a scan of your tickets will be emailed to you. Check it out here:
Do you have a litter nominated for Futurity or Maturity? The big July 1 deadline is coming up fast.
- ALL nominations for Futurity/Maturity are due to the secretary no later than July 1. This is NOT a postmark deadline. The Secretary must have RECEIVED the nomination by July 1. Emailed nominations can be made with credit cards. NO late nominations can be accepted for this final deadline.
- For Futurity breeders, do not forget to get your vote for the Futurity judge in to Sher...ry Moore by July 1 as well.
Both deadlines are FIRM.
Wow, Nationals is starting to feel very real as we hit DEADLINES!
Gene McDonald, our Trophy Chair, is EXTENDING the deadline for Trophy Donations to Monday. Obedience, rally and agility folks, he really needs your support for class trophies! So far, there are only 2 or 3 classes covered in each of those venues, and there are lots more than that!
You can sponsor an entire class and be acknowledged in the premium list if you submit your class commitment to Gene by Monday. And y...ou can pay for it online in the National's store. We do NOT charge a service charge - so there's no extra cost to you for paying online!
And if you don't want to sponsor a full class, ANY donation is very welcome and will also be both appreciated and acknowledged!
Feature your Bassets in this year's National Specialty catalog with a beautiful color ad! A link to the hard-copy ad form is available on the website under the planning guide.
You can also order online in the Nationals' website store here:...
Deadline for ad receipts is August 10.
Did you know that you can participate in determining the "People's Choice" at the Top 25 competition at Nationals?
For the official Top 25 selection, the three event judges individual score sheets will be combined for each individual dog. The dog with the highest overall combined score will be declared the Top 25 Winner.
But.....Attendees (that's you!) for the Top 25 Competition will also each receive a single ballot sheet to be used to declare the dog they individually favo...r. Those separate ballots will be totaled to choose the “peoples choice”.
Both the official Top 25 Winner and the People’s Choice will be announced at the Annual Banquet on Friday night.
Hope to see you at the Top 25 on Thursday of Nationals week!
ATTENTION ALL FUTURITY AND MATURITY PARTICIPANTS. All nominations for the 2017 Futurity and Maturity (Futurity nominees from 2015 & 2016) must be in the hands of Futurity Secretary NLT July 1. No nomination can or will be accepted after that date.
This year there's even more reason to order a full set of Nationals DVDs. In addition to Futurity, Sweeps, all regular classes and Intersex, you'll also get the Top 25 Invitational! And don't forget, with your purchase of a full set, you can snag an individual, professional quality clip of your own dog in the ring posted on Youtube that you can link to from your website or Facebook page, for only $30.
If you're looking to make Nationals more affordable, splitting a room can be a great option. Check out the "Roommate Finder" option on the Hospitality page! The Hospitality Chair will compile requests and help you find a roommate match. Could be the start of a great friendship!