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2015 OESCA National Specialty Show

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Erie, Pennsylvania
September 13 - 18, 2015

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Welcome to the 2015 National Specialty page. This year's OESCA National Specialty is being held in Erie, PA. Erie, the 4th largest city in Pennsylvania is conveniently located at the intersection of two interstate highways, I-90 & I-79. It is nearly midway between Cleveland, OH and Buffalo, NY on the shores of Lake Erie. Tourism is now one of the major draws of Erie and you can explore the opportunities it provides at www.visiterie.com Some of those opportunities include exploring the lake shores, the casino (located at the same exit as the Days Inn, our host hotel) & checking out the wineries.

Often when we go to a national specialty we don't get to experience the character of the area. We made an effort to do one event that would allow our visitors to do just that, the beach party & picnic on Presque Isle State Park. Our little beach party will allow us to socialize after our long show day on Wednesday and view one a most spectacular sunset. Best of all you can bring your dog to the picnic before you return to the hotels.

What's new this year!

We have set up an online store to make your payments easy. Check out the payments information for details.

We have received approval to add a new non regular class for competition at the National Specialty. It is the 'Shaved Coat Class for OES AKC Titled Dogs'. Complete rules will be in the premium list and winners of the dog and bitch class will be eligible to compete in the Best of Breed Class.

Payments for Specialty Items

Of course our preferred method of payment is by check. (Made payable to 2015 OESCA Show) We realize that sometimes it is easier to budget your expenses, or if you are outside the U.S. to make your payments by using your credit card. To that end we have opened an online secure store with Square Card, go to https://squareup.com/market/oescashow You have the option of purchasing logo wear, making trophy contributions, paying for meals and catalog advertising. Of course you still have the option of paying by PayPal. chsheepdogs@yahoo.com if you use the PayPal option please note what items you are paying for.

Closing Dates

  • Agility: 08/18/2015
  • Herding: 08/26/2015


Sunday, September 13, 2015

  • Morning
    • Herding Trials & Tests
      • Chaffee
      • Judge: Cynthia Knowlton

Monday, September 14, 2015

  • Morning
  • Evening
    • Welcome Party
      • Days Inn (Host Hotel)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
    • Annual Match
      • 1:00 p.m.
      • Bayfront Convention Center
      • Judge: Amy Howard
  • Evening
    • Top 20
      • Ambassador Banquet Center

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  • Morning
    • OESCA Regional Specialty
      • Bayfront Convention Center
      • Judge: Ann Yuhaz
  • Late Afternoon
    • Beach Party n Picnic
      • Presque Isle State Park Lodge
      • Dogs allowed
      • Ends at sunset

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - OESCA National Specialty

  • Morning
    • Sweepstakes
      • Bayfront Convention Center
      • Judge: Joy Sheffield
    • Judges Education Seminar
      • Bayfront Convention Center
      • 8:00 a.m.
  • Afternoon
    • 4-6 Months Beginner Puppy Competition
      • Bayfront Convention Center
      • Judge: Edy Dykstra-Blum
    • Dogs Judging
      • Bayfront Convention Center
      • Judge: Edy Dykstra-Blum
    • Health Seminar
      • Approx. 1 hour following Judging
      • Bayfront Convention Center
    • Annual Meeting
      • Follows Health Seminar
      • Bayfront Convention Center
  • Evening
    • Dessert and Pajama Party (Pajamas Optional)
      • 8:00 p.m.
      • Days Inn (Host Hotel)

Friday, September 18, 2015 - OESCA National Specialty (cont)

  • Morning
    • Junior Showmanship
      • Bayfront Convention Center
      • Judge: Edy Dykstra-Blum
    • Bitches Judging
      • Bayfront Convention Center
      • Judge: Edy Dykstra-Blum
    • Rescue & Therapy Dog Parades
      • Follows Bitches Judging
      • Bayfront Convention Center
  • Afternoon
    • Best of Breed & non-regular classes
      • Follows Rescue & Therapy Parades
      • Bayfront Convention Center
      • Judge: Edy Dykstra-Blum
  • Evening
    • Banquet
      • Ambassador Banquet Center

Saturday, September 19, 2015

  • OESCA Supported Entry
    • Butler, Kennel Club
      • Butler, PA (1 hour South)
      • Judge: Linda Robey

Sunday, September 20, 2015

  • OESCA Supported Entry
    • Butler, Kennel Club
      • Butler, PA (1 hour South)
      • Judge: Larry Terricone



Host Hotel Information

Days Inn Erie
7415 Schultz Rd
Erie, PA 16509

I-90 at Exit 27 Route 97

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Call direct for reservation: 814-868-8521; Mention OESCA for discounted rate of $71.99 per day. All Double Bed Rooms, No Pet Fee. Hot Breakfast.

Grooming Space Reservations

Reserved grooming spaces (10’ x 10’) with power are limited. Each space has a good view of the ring. If you reserve 2 spaces under one name, one space will be in the front and one in the second row to allow more people front row vision. Reservations are first come, first served. If you need to be adjacent to someone specific, the reservations MUST be sent together and names submitted.
Deadline: August 15, 2015. No reservations taken before June 1, 2015. Payable: “2015 OESCA Show”

Download the Reservation form

  • Reserved Front Row
    • includes power
    • use of 2 grooming area chairs
    • 1 free catalog
    • $150
  • Reserved Second row
    • includes power
    • use of 2 grooming area chairs
    • $100

NOTE: If you reserve 2 spaces under one name, one space will be in front and one in the second row (Total $250.)

Contact: Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Dr. Elgin, IL 60124
email: midsomer@sbcglobal.net Phone: 847-464-4531

Countryside Agility - Venue for Agility, Obedience & Rally

  • Agility - Monday, September 14, 2015
  • Obedience - Tuesday, September 15, 2015
  • Rally - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Countryside Agility
2321 West 38th St
Erie, PA 16506
(814) 315-6668

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Venue Photo    Venue Photo    Venue Photo    Venue Photo

Click on pictures above to see a larger image.

The photos from countryside agility are from Marlene Porzio (ZZ) and Kathy Scott (Uli).

The agility premium will be posted on their website: www.countrysideagility.com with the opening date July 17 and the closing date August 18. All levels of fast, jww, standard and T2B will be offered.

For agility fanatics they are hosting trials the weekend before and after our trial … 6 days of agility! We look forward to seeing you Monday, September 14!


Logo Wear

LogoWe offer some exciting new items with the “Sailing Sheepdogs” logo. They are available by pre-order only and you can pick them up at the show. If you need to have them shipped to you they are can be mailed to you at $10 for the total order!

Download the information & order form.


Trophy Contributions

Our little dinghy (Sailboat) needs some help getting to Erie, PA. The dinghy and oars will just not do it on the mighty Lake Erie. Can you help with your donation!!!

Parts of the boat we need to complete the dinghies:

$200 & up – Hull & Poop Deck – You need a hull to build on and a poop deck to keep us dry.

A thank you premium can be yours for your generous donation, choose either a banquet ticket to the 2015 OESCA specialty banquet dinner or a 34” x 66” velour terry towel with a large laser printed specialty logo ($30 value)

$100 - $199 – Mast & Ropes – we need to raise the sail to move forward.

A thank you premium for this level is a silk-screened Logo T-shirt . State your choice of color, Ash Gray, Carolina Blue or Dill Green and size, Youth M (Children) M, L, XL, XXL & XXXL.

$50 - $99Mainsail – Now we are moving on our way

$50 & under – Rudder – we need one to steer and stay on course


Make Checks Payable to “2015 OESCA Show”

Send Donations to:

Paula Mullins, 2868 Lakeland Pkwy, Silver Lake, OH  44224.

330-929-4311 email: art1food2@aol.com

Please use the form on the web so we can note your contribution in the catalog.
Download the form.

Donations must be received by August 18, 2015 to be published in the catalog!

Thank You for your contribution to your National Specialty!!

Vendors Space

The cost for Vendor Spaces is $35 plus a raffle donation Donations should have a minimum ($50 value). Spaces are 10' x 10' space on the show floor are available at first come first serve and are limited. Tables are available for $10 each, and electric is available for $25,

Vendors will have access to the site on Tuesday morning at 8:30 am. If an earlier setup time becomes available we will notify you.

Deadline for reservations is September 7, 2015.

Download the form.

Make Check Payable to: '2015 OESCA Show'
Send reservations to: Jean Piechocki, 5141 Ryan Road, Wyoming NY 14591.
Phone: 585-786-2965
Email: jlp5141@aol.com

Genetic Testing Special

Paw Print Genetics will be offering a discount for genetic testing thru Oct 31, and will be the lab we use this year for DNA testing at this years national.

  • 25% off the OES panel which will include the following tests...
    • Degenerative myelopathy (DM)
    • Exercise-induced collapse (EIC)
    • Multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1)
    • Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD)
  • 20% off any one individual test

Discounts will be recieved by using the discount code: OESNS

You do not have to attend the National to take advantage of this promotion. Testing may ordered and submitted for any dogs that will not be attending the national.

Banquet & Picnic


Join us to celebrate final event of the specialty and will be held at the Ambassador Banquet Center on Friday, September 18th. This is the same location as the Top Twenty Event. The Ambassador Banquet Center (7794 Peach Street) sis only 2 miles from the host hotel. There will be 3 entree choices for this sit down awards dinner. A dinner reservation form is available on the OESCA website and will have a detailed entree description. You may also use your credit card to pay for your dinner on our secure online store. https://squareup.com/market/oescashow or we can invoice you for credit card payment.

Send reservations to: Jean Piechocki, 5141 Ryan Road, Wyoming NY 14591.

Phone: 585-786-2965 Email: jlp5141@aol.com Deadline for reservations is September 7, 2015

All dinners will have a mixed baby green salad with house dressing, seasonal vegetable medley, mashed potatoes, rolls & butter, a beverage and strawberry mousse for dessert.

Choice of:

Chicken Alexa $30

Pan seared Chicken Breast topped with Baby Spinach, Fire Roasted Red Peppers & Provolone Cheese. Served with a Cabernet Demi Glaze

Grilled Salmon Teriyaki $30

Salmon Filet marinated with Teriyaki glaze and fresh herbs

Char-Grilled Sirloin Filet with Balsamic Glazed Onions $35

Caramelized red and white onions sautéed with garlic, salt & pepper. Finished with a balsamic glaze.

Beach Party & Picnic

The picnic is your opportunity to visit with friends, eat and enjoy the essence of relaxing on a Lake Erie Beach!

Cost $18 per person Deadline for Reservations is September 7, 2015.

Menu: The menu consists of freshly Grilled Hamburgers and Chicken Breasts for sandwiches and expertly prepared by grill master Al Gaburri. Also served will be Kielbasa Sliders, Smoked Mac & Cheese, Cowboy Beans, a Cabbage & Craisins Salad offered with and without Almonds, a mixed Green Salad Bar, Potato Salad and Chilled Watermelon. For Dessert Sliced Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberries & Whipped Cream and a “Celebration” Cake.

The Tiki Bar will be set up offering the best of exotic Non-Alcoholic drinks.

Use the Banquet and Picnic form to make your reservations with Jean Piechocki.

Catalog Advertising

Advertising in the catalog is a Win-Win for you and OESCA. By placing an ad in this years’ catalog you support the National Specialty and you get to brag about you dog! So download the form and submit it to Dea Freiheit. If you have more questions consult her.

Dea Freiheit
6702 Meade Drive
Colleyville, TX 76034
Email: dea@snowdowne
Phone: 206-409-1837

Judges Education Seminar

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

  • Fee $35 payable at the Seminar
  • Thursday, September 17
    • 8:00 a.m. Seminar
    • Hands-On, Ringside Mentoring
  • Friday, September 18
    • Ringside Mentoring

Contact for Reservations:
Mary Anne Brocious

RV Parking

There is RV parking available overnight at the show site for $20 per night, there are no hook-ups and it is at the far end of the parking lot at the convention center. Sarah's Campground is a nearby campground on Presque Isle that allows dogs. Please confirm overnight rate for the campground, it is a 10 to 15 minute drive to the show site and has full hook-ups. More information is available at www.sarascampground.com Phone: 814-833-4560.

Download the RV Parking reservation form.

Bills & Wheels Raffle

You can participate in this raffle by downloading the tickets from the OESCA National Specialty website and printing them out at home. The cost is $1 each or 8 tickets for $5, a full sheet. Return them to our Treasurer, Paula Mullins with your check. Below are pics of the items.


Download the Raffle Tickets.


We are pleased to announce that our video website for your show is now On Line and ready to go! We have set up access to the Streaming Video for your show, as well as Video on DVDs, all from a single link. Here it is:


ShowDogVideoPros will be filming the 2015 National. This is their 3rd year filming our show. They have arranged for special offers that involve both the streaming video and the videos on DVD.

CUSTOM STREAMING ACCESS - There is a new streaming video setup. You can customize your access according to your own usage (number of days to watch, number of computer devices, number of shared users). There are some VERY big Discounts available!

DVD PACKAGES - For anyone ordering a DVD package, you get Significant Discounts on PRE-ORDERS. Get your DVD orders in **before** the show, or latest at the show, to receive Discounts of 20% - 30% OFF list price.