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2013 OESCA National Specialty Show

Purina Farms

Gray Summit, Missouri
October 15 - 19, 2013

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2013 National Specialty Logo Purina - Fuel The Champion Within


Schedule (subject to change)

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

  • Morning
    • Committee Set up Day
      • 8:00 a.m.
      • Purina Farms & Host Hotel
    • OESCA National Herding Trial & Instinct Test - 1st Event
      • 8:00 a.m.
      • Purina Farms - Herding Field
    • OESCA National Herding Trial & Instinct Test - 2nd Event
      • 30 minutes following the end of the 1st Event (above)
      • Purina Farms - Herding Field
  • Afternoon
    • AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing
      • 2:00 p.m.
      • Host Hotel
    • Breeder's Education Meeting
      • 3:00 p.m.
      • Host Hotel
    • Wine / Cheese Welcome Reception
      • 5:30 p.m.
      • Host Hotel

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  • Morning
    • OESCA National Agility Trial
      • 8:00 a.m.
      • Purina Farms - Great Hall
    • HRC Health Clinic - BAER (hearing) Testing
      • 8:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
      • Dr. York
      • Purina Farms - Service Center
    • OESCA Annual Match
      • 10:00 a.m.
      • Purina Farms - Great Hall
  • Afternoon
    • Health Seminar
      • 12:00 p.m.
      • Purina Farms - Founders Room
    • OESCA Annual Meeting
      • 1:30 p.m.
      • Purina Farms - Founders Room
    • HRC Health Clinic - BAER (hearing) Testing
      • 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      • Dr. York
      • Purina Farms - Service Center
    • Top Twenty
      • 5:30 p.m.
      • Purina Farms - Gateway Hall

Thursday, October 17, 2013

  • Morning
    • OESCA National Specialty Obedience & Rally Classes
      • 8:00 a.m.
      • Purina Farms - Event Center
    • Judge's Seminar
      • Purina Farms - Event Center
    • OESCA National Specialty Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes OESCA
      • 10:00 a.m.
      • Purina Farms - Event Center
  • Afternoon
    • Therapy & Service Dog Parade
      • 12:00 noon
      • Purina Farms - Event Center
    • Junior Showmanship
      • 12:45 p.m.
      • Purina Farms - Event Center
    • 2013 OESCA National Specialty - Dogs
      • 1:00 p.m.
      • Purina Farms - Event Center

Friday, October 18, 2013

  • Morning
    • 2013 OESCA National Specialty - Bitches
      • 10:00 a.m.
      • Purina Farms - Event Center
  • Afternoon
    • OESCA Rescue Parade
      • 12:00 noon
      • Purina Farms - Event Center
    • OESCA National BOB and misc. classes (Stud dog, etc.)
      • 12:45 p.m.
      • Purina Farms - Event Center
  • Evening

Saturday, October 19, 2013

  • Morning
    • OESCA Great Plains Regional Specialty Obedience Trial
      • 9:00 a.m.
      • Purina Farms - Event Center
    • Regional Specialty Conformation Judging
      • 10:00 a.m.
      • Purina Farms - Event Center
    • Junior Showmanship
      • Judged during the break between Dogs & Bitches


Map of Purina Farms

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Note the direction of North (N) in the map below.

Map of Purina Farms


Host Hotel(s) Information

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Both hotels are owned by the same company and operate under the EXACT same rules. The only difference being the price of rooms. Arrival: 4 p.m. Checkout: 11 a.m. The Holiday Inn is the official host hotel.

The club has reserved from 5-100 rooms (at both hotels/total), depending on the night. Banquet will be at the Holiday Inn hotel on Friday night, Oct. 18, 2013.

RESERVATION CODE: Old English Sheepdog Club of America

Approximately 30 days prior to your individual reservation the hotel will contact those WITH reservations and EACH room reservations will be required to pay (with a credit card) a $100 deposit that goes toward the balance of their stay. If the room is canceled LESS than 2 weeks prior to their reservation this deposit will be entirely forfeited.

MAXIMUM 3 room reservation per credit card/name.

Final reservation cut-off date of 9/14/13 when all remaining rooms will be released.

A separate grooming/bathing building is ON the grounds at the Holiday Inn and must be utilized for grooming/bathing--none allowed in individual rooms. Towels are the responsibility of the dog owner.

Holiday Inn - Six Flags

Official host hotel

4901 6 Flags Road
Eureka, MO 63025

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Approx 15 Miles from the show site.

Rates for 1-4 persons

  • $104 + tax, per night, for a standard room, 2 queen beds
  • $169 + tax, per night, for a "family"/suite room, 2 queen beds, separate smaller room with king, microwave and mini fridge included.

Travelodge - Six Flags

2875 Highway 100
Villa Ridge, MO 63089

Locate on map

Approx 8 Miles from the show site.

Rates for 1-4 persons

  • $79 + tax, per night, for a standard room, 2 queen beds
  • $35 one time dog deposit with a maximum of 4 dogs per room/suite. Dogs MUST be crated if unattended, with plastic under the individual crates (provided by the dog owner).


National Conformation: Martin Doherty
National Sweeps: Marnie Harris
Match: Colton Johnson

Rally: Charlotte Mielziner
Obedience: Virginia Kinion
Agility: Karen A. Winter
Herding Trial 1: Jim New
Herding Trial 2: Rebecca Henson

Regional Conformation: Danelle Brown
Regional Obedience: William Oxandale

Trophy Donation Request

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OESCA National Specialties have been underwritten with generous gifts from the membership through donations, and the 2013 National's success will once again depend on your generosity.

Trophy fund gift levels:

  • Foundation…. $25 and up
  • Mortar………....$50 and up
  • Cornerstone...$100 and up (2 reserved ringside chairs)
  • Capstone…..…$200 and up (2 reserved ringside chairs + show catalog)

All donations will be recognized in the show catalog

Please make checks payable to: OESCA 2013 National Specialty. Send your donation to:
Joy Sheffield, 2013 OESCA National Treasurer, 40 Citrus Way, Allen, TX, 75002.

Reserved Grooming

Reserved grooming spaces (10 x 10 ft.) WITH POWER are limited. Each also has a good view of the ring.  Reservations are first come, first served.  If you need to be adjacent to someone specific, the reservations MUST be sent together at the same time and names given. 

Reserved grooming spaces (also 10 x 10 ft.) WITHOUT POWER  are also available.  These also have good views of the ring.  Two grooming spaces with electric will also be available for sharing only by people with Reserved Spaces without Power. There will be a sign up sheet for scheduling the use of these shared electrified spots.  Bring your own equipment. Dry your dog and leave the area to allow the next scheduled person to use it.  ½ hour slots will be assigned.

There will be plenty of free grooming spaces (6 x 8 ft.) without electricity.



Banquet Reservations

Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Eureka, MO.

This will be a sit-down (served) meal, not a buffet

All entrees include...

  • salad
  • fresh seasonal vegetables
  • rolls/butter
  • dessert
  • beverage

Meal choices: (CK)= Check (PP)= PayPal

  • 12 oz. Roast Prime Rib of Beef $40(CK) $42(PP)
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu $30(CK) $31.50(PP) (House Specialty)
  • Baked Whitefish Mornay $30(CK) $31.50(PP)

Order via PayPal below, if placing an order for someone else, please enter their name in the comments field.

Select Meal
Please select an item.


Or log on to www.paypal.com & specify payment to go to: chsheepdogs@yahoo.com. Please mention "Banquet" & preferred meal in note area.

Make checks payable to: 2013 OESCA National Specialty, line item "Banquet" and send to: Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Dr., Elgin, IL 60124


DEADLINE: Oct. 1, 2013

Download the Banquet Reservations form

BAER (hearing) Testing

2013 National Specialty
Health & Research Committee sponsored
Health Clinic
BAER (hearing) Testing with Dr. York

Wed., Oct. 16, 2013 at Purina Farms in the "SERVICE BUILDING"
8:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Testing will be done by appointment (approximately 15 minutes per test). Registration number, birth date and microchip number required for submission to OFFA. $45 per dog. If available, day of testing registration fee is $50 per dog. OFA submission is a separate fee.

Testing will be held in the SERVICE BUILDING, specifically for health testing purposes, close to the main building.

Download the appointment form.

While in St. Louis...

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
Home of the World's finest collection of art devoted to the dog.
1721 South Mason Rd.
St. Louis, MO. 63131

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Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
(Closed Mondays and holidays)

Well mannered dogs are welcome.

$2.50 per person (1/2 price) if you mention OESCA National Specialty

RV Parking

Monday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO.

Purina RV Site Amenities: 30 & 50 amp electric service with water and sewer at the curb.


Show grounds open at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 for RVs only—no building access. Any RVs arriving before that time will have to wait behind the main security gate. Only cars (max of 2) belonging to the paid RVs parked in slots will be allowed to park in the RV area. Cars not directly affiliated with a parked RV will be asked to move or be towed at the owner's expense. No daytime parking of "friends" vehicles in this area. All cars should park in the North Parking Lot in front of the Purina Event Center.
If a plug-in is used a full day charge will be assessed.

If for some reason the front entrance gate to Purina Farms is closed or in case of emergency, please call on-site security any time of day at 636-221-1428.

Price PER NIGHT, per space is $30.

Payment may be made using PayPal by logging onto www.paypal.com and specifying payment to go to: chsheepdogs@yahoo.com. Please mention RV Reservations in the note area.

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Make checks payable to: 2013 OESCA National Specialty, Line item: RV Reservations and send to: Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Dr., Elgin, IL 60124
US Funds ONLY   -   Deadline Oct. 1, 2013

Download the RV Parking Reservation form

Vendor Space

Vendor space will be available starting on Tuesday (set-up), Oct. 15, 2013 at 3 p.m. All vendors will be in the main building, show floor (Great Hall). Electric is included in the price for space. All spaces are 10 x 10. Tables are available (6' tables) for $10 each for the entire event (Wed. – Sat.) and must be ordered with your vendor application.

Mail your Reservation with a check (US Funds only) to: Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Dr., Elgin, IL 60124
DEADLINE Oct. 1, 2013

Download the Vendor Space Reservations form

Specialty Advertising Your "Special" Dogs

The 2013 Specialty Committee is planning a commemorative booklet of advertising which will be separate from the Specialty catalog. The catalog will have only commercial ads, e.g., grooming equipment, etc. The commemorative booklet with contain only OES breed pages of past, present and future "stars" of our breed. The booklet will be printed in color and will be similar to the advertising section of our Centennial catalog. The booklet will accompany the catalog but will also be available for separate purchase. The cost of a color page (5 l/2 x 8 - catalog size ) will be $50.

We hope you will consider commemorating your past, present, and/or future "stars" in what will hopefully be a breed "keepsake." The deadline for ad submission is August l, 2013. The booklet will be edited by Amy Howard and printed by our TIMES printer, Jeff Trombo. Amy has done two yearbooks, the 120 plus pages of advertising in our centennial catalog as well as the TIMES for the past 6 years and will be happy to help design your ad if needed. The Specialty Committee welcomes and invites all members to participate. We all have/had a dog(s) we want to honor with a photo and write-up.

Additional Information can be obtained by contacting

Amy Howard
243 W. Clearview Avenue
State College, Pennsylvania 16803

CGC Testing

LIMITED to 25 dogs (pre registration advised)

2 P.M. AT the Hotel (Holiday Inn) (look for signs) outside rear

JUDGE: Carole Atkinson, 1300 Kinsella Ave., Swansea, IL 62226

Fee: $10 per dog tested

Payable to: 2013 OESCA National Specialty ($10. Per dog)
Send funds to: Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Dr., Elgin, Il 60124 midsomer@sbcglobal.net

Download the registration form.

Show Videographer

ShowDogVideoPros will be filming the OESCA 2013 Old English Sheepdog National this year.

The show will be filmed in Gorgeous Hi-Definition video!

Both Standard Definition DVDs and Hi-Def Blu Rays will be available.  The important link is:


Individual Dog videos may also be ordered for electronic delivery (Facebook, YouTube, websites, i-Pad, i-Phone, etc.).


You may watch the show via LIVE STREAMING VIDEO.  The important link is:


The show will also  be streamed "ONE-DAY-DELAYED".  You may watch RECORDED Video from each day starting the next morning, and 24/7/365 afterward.

Please sign up early for the Streaming Video so that you have time to get your password and to check your computer connection.

Enjoy the show!

Show Photographer

Vicki DeGruy Businness Card URL

Vicki DeGruy

Vicki's 2013 National Specialty photo's