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2011 OESCA National Specialty Show

October 9th - 14thHickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC

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Show Chair:

Show Co-Chair:

Tammy Benson Weaver
tammybweaver@gmail.com
(704) 462-1055

Jim Caplan
jimcap@mindspring.com
(919) 933-5123

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Event Schedule and General Information (Updated)

Premium List

Herding Premium List

Agility Premium List

Annual Match Flyer

Judging Program

Hickory Area Map to Places of Interest

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 9th

  • AHBA Herding Test/Trial
    • 8:00 a.m.
    • Possum Hollow Farms - Rutherfordton, NC
    • Premium List
    • Judge/Tester: Marc Mesa
  • BBQ Luncheon
    • 12:00 noon
    • Possum Hollow Farms - Rutherfordton, NC

Monday, October 10th

  • Agility
  • Cookout
    • 12:00 noon
    • Dog Logic - Statesville, NC
  • Massage Seminar by Paula Rellihan
    • 3:00 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. K)
    • Certified Massage Practitioner
  • Annual Match
    • 6:00 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. B)
    • Judge: Holly McIntire
    • Match Flyer
  • Welcome Hospitality Reception
    • 7:00 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Lobby Area)
    • Pick up your hospitality bag at the reception

Tuesday, October 11th

  • Southern Region Specialty - Obedience & Rally Trial
    • 8:00 a.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. C)
    • Judge: Ted McCall
    • Volunteers needed
  • Health Seminar
    • 12:30 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. K)
    • Jane A. Barber, DVM, MS. DACT
  • Annual Meeting
    • 2:00 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. K)
  • Top Twenty Welcomes International Guests
    • 5:30 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. A)
  • Top Twenty Competition
    • 6:30 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. A)

Wednesday, October 12th

  • 2011 National Specialty - Obedience & Rally Trial
    • 8:00 a.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. C)
    • Judge: Anthony Cherubini
    • Volunteers needed
  • Judges Education Seminar
    • 8:00 a.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. K)
  • 2011 National Specialty - Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes
    • 12:00 noon
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. B)
    • Judge: Betty Fast
  • 2011 National Specialty - Dogs & Veteran Dogs
    • 3:00 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. B)
    • Judge: Mary Anne Brocious
  • New Members Welcome Reception
    • 7:00 p.m.
    • Quality Suites, Hickory, NC (Hospitality Room, near breakfast area)

Thursday, October 13th

  • 2011 National Specialty - Bitches & Veteran Bitches
    • 10:00 a.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. B)
    • Judge: Mary Anne Brocious
  • Rescue Parade
    • 12:00 noon
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. B)
  • 2011 National Specialty - BOB, Best Veteran, Stud Dog & Brood Bitch
    • 1:00 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. B)
    • Judge: Mary Anne Brocious
  • OESCA Awards Banquet
    • 6:30 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. K)

Friday, October 14th

  • Southern Region Specialty - Dogs, Bitches & Veterans
    • 10:00 a.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. B)
    • Judge: M. Sue Richey (see Judge change notice below)
  • Southern Region Specialty - Specials & BOB
    • 12:30 p.m.
    • Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC (Sec. B)
    • Judge: M. Sue Richey (see Judge change notice below)

Hickory Metro Convention Center - Layout

HMCC Floorplan

See our map page for locations

Additional Information

Move-In (Sec. J):

  • Open to Match Participants Only on Monday, October 10th from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • All others may move in on Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Move-Out (Sec. J):

  • Immediately following completion of Southern Region Specialty on Friday, October 14th

Please use the designated areas at the Hickory Metro Convention Center and at the Quality Suites for exercising your dogs. Waste cans, pooper-scoopers and plastic bags are available for your use.

There is a designated bathing area at the Quality Suites behind the fitness room. Please bathe your dogs in that area only.

Please… no dogs in the breakfast area of the hotel, due to North Carolina health code regulations.

Please… no dogs inside the gated pool area of the hotel.

The Quality Suites has blankets and towels available for you to use under your crates in your hotel room. Please request them if you need one.

Food

Full breakfast available at the host hotel, Quality Suites, each morning beginning at 6:00 a.m.

Coffee and continental breakfast available at the Hickory Metro Convention Center Tuesday – Friday beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Concession stand open for lunch at the Hickory Metro Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday

Hotel Information

National Specialty Host Hotel:
Quality Suites
1125 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 323-1211

  • Room rate: $79.99 (King or 2 Doubles)
  • Limit 3 dogs per room
  • One time, non-refundable pet fee of $25 per room
  • Mention OESCA National Specialty when making reservations
  • Convenient to show site (less than one mile), restaurants & shopping
  • Complimentary Full Breakfast (beginning at 6:00 a.m.)

Travel Information

Nearest airport is Charlotte, NC (CLT) about 50 miles from Hickory, NC. See our map page.

Rental car agencies there are Hertz, National, Enterprise, Avis, Thrifty and Dollar.

There is a shuttle that runs from the Charlotte airport to the Hickory area. Reservations are required. Specify if you are traveling with dogs. This is an airport to airport shuttle (Charlotte - Hickory). They will deliver you to the hotel, but you must specify that when you make your reservation.

Contact Hickory Hop for shuttle service reservations (requested 48 hours in advance).
reservations@hickoryhop.com
(828) 327-2340

Grooming/Electric

Reserved grooming will only be included with a $200 or greater trophy contribution (see Trophy Donations below).

Open grooming areas will be available at no charge for those who do not need electric. If electric is needed it will be on a first come first served basis, if available, for $30 for a 2 plug, 20 amp drop. This is not for reserved space. You may reserve your electric drops by sending your reservation with a $30 payment to Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Drive, Elgin, IL 60124. All cords must have a specialty tag (handed out onsite) on it at the show. Make checks payable to: 2011 OESCA National Specialty. Deadline is October 1, 2011.

Trophy Donations

Your contribution to the Trophy Fund is appreciated and will be acknowledged in the National Specialty Catalog. Deadline for inclusion in the catalog is August 30th. Premiums for your contributions are listed below:

  • Broyhill - under $50 donation
  • Bassett - $50 - $99 donation
    • 2 reserved ringside seats
  • Carolina - $100 - $199 donation
    • 2 reserved ringside seats
    • Tervis Tumbler
  • Vanguard - $200 + donation
    • 2 reserved ringside seats
    • 1 10'x15' reserved grooming space with 1 electrical drop
    • 2 T-shirts
    • This is for both the National and Regional Specialties. If you need grooming spaces together with another party, reservations & payment must be received together in the same envelope. Name and Kennel name must be listed exactly as it should appear in the catalog.

Please make checks payable to 2011 OESCA National Specialty and mail contributions to Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Drive, Elgin, IL 60124. Download the Grooming Reservation form.

Catalog Advertising

The combined catalog will include the Performance and all Conformation events. A great keepsake in which to advertise! Rates are:

  • $60 full color page including one photo, additional photos are $10 each
  • $35 full black & white page including one photo, additional photos are $8 each
  • $25 half black & white page no photo

Advertising Deadline: August 5, 2011
E-mail to:Tammy Weaver tammybweaver@gmail.com

Roy Jones Advertising Guidelines

Rescue Parade

2011 Rescue LogoThe Rescue Parade will honor the efforts of individuals, Rescue Organizations, and those Special Rescue Angels who are committed to our breed. You are invited to showcase your Rescue Dog (s) and enjoy the Old English Sheepdog Club of America Specialty. Enter your dog in the Rescue Parade, write a bio of your dog (no more than 150 words, please), receive a special Rescue Parade Ribbon, and a large tote bag filled with goodies for your best friend and some for you too! A booklet of all of the Rescue Dogs entered in the parade will be provided to each participant. Meet many breeders, exhibitors, vendors, and of course other Old English Sheepdogs.

2011 OESCA Rescue Parade Form

For more information about the rescue parade contact: kbtromblee@together.net

RV Parking

Limited RV Parking is available at the Hickory Metro Convention Center

  • $25/night
  • No hookups

Send check, made payable to 2011 OESCA National Specialty, to Tammy Weaver, 4416 Grace Church Road, Newton, NC 28658.

Additional Full Hookup RV Parking located 11 miles away at...
Lake Hickory RV Resort
6641 Monford Dr
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 256-4303

  • $35/night
  • $210/week
  • Full Hookups

Advanced reservations are required.

Vendors

Space available at Hickory Metro Convention Center

  • $35 (10x12)
  • $45 (10x12) with table
  • Add $30 if electrical required

Contact Tammy Weaver for vendor contract to reserve your space.
Tammybweaver@gmail.com

Banquet Reservations

OESCA will offer an Awards Banquet on Thursday evening, October 13th, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, to celebrate our National Specialty. Cost is $37 per person and includes taxes and gratuity. Make checks payable to 2011 OESCA National Specialty and mail to Grace Caplan, 9322 Bridle Spur, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Banquet Menu:

  • Chef Carved Prime Rib
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Sautéed Vegetables
  • House Salad with Ranch Balsamic Vinaigrette and Honey Mustard
  • Fresh Rolls/Bread
  • Dessert Station with Triple Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake and Lemon Tarts
  • Iced Tea, Water and Coffee
  • Cash Bar

Logo Wear

Silent Auction: Please Donate!!

Donated items to be auctioned can be sent to Darrell Priddy, 970 Arden Street, Longwood, FL 32750 or you can bring them with you to the show. If you are donating, please e-mail Darrell at showfur4oes@gmail.com .

Massage Seminar

Paula Rellihan, Certified Massage Practitioner, will conduct a 2-hour massage seminar focusing on teaching people to maximize their dogs' performance in both conformation and performance events.

  • 3:00 p.m. Monday Oct. 10th
  • Cost is $65 for working slots (hands-on, 1 person, 1 dog). Update- Hands on slots are full, ther are only auditing slots available.
  • Cost is $35 for auditing the seminar (no dog) - unlimited
  • Handouts included in costs
  • Mail check, payable to 2011 OESCA National Specialty,
    to Michelle Redfern, 811 East Brookwood Drive, Landrum, SC 29356.
    Please write Massage Seminar in the memo line.

Pet-Sitting Services: New in 2011!!

Tarheel Old English Sheepdog Rescue will offer pet-sitting services for a donation to TOESR. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to take a day trip to one of the many beautiful vacation spots North Carolina has to offer, contact Betty Davis at betty.davis@lycos.com to make reservations for pet-sitting services offered by TOESR. Deadline for reservations is September 2nd, 2011. Make checks payable to Tarheel Old English Sheepdog Rescue.

Judges Education

Wednesday, October 12th

  • AM Seminar
  • PM Ring Side Mentoring during Dog Classes
  • Hands On following Judging

Thursday, October 13th

  • Ring Side Mentoring during Bitch Classes and Best of Breed competition

Fee:  $35 - Payable at the Seminar
Presenters: Marilyn O'Cuilinn and Joy Meyer Sheffield
Contact: Marilyn O'Cuilinn
marilyn@skybeammail.com

Top Twenty

Health Seminar

  • Jane A. Barber, DVM, MS. DACT
  • Presentation: "Progesterone Testing to Maximize Conception"
  • Tuesday, October 11 at 12:30 PM

Most Versatile Performance Old English Sheepdog Competition

Most Versatile Performance Old English Sheepdog Competition - Information
Most Versatile Performance Old English Sheepdog Competition - Entry Form

Notice of Judge Change for Southern Regional Specialty

The committee wishes to announce that, due to unfortunate circumstances, Nancy Shaffer-Smith has had to withdraw as the judge for the Southern Regional Specialty, scheduled for October 14, 2011. The committee has selected M. Sue Richey as the new judge for the Southern Regional Specialty. Entrants to this show will receive notification from Roy Jones Dog Shows regarding the change.