SOCIAL & EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Educational Schedule: 

  • WSSCA JUDGES’ EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR  – Friday immediately after Group judging
  • TRACKING SEMINAR  – Friday 4:00-5:30
  • DAIRYLAND CLASSIC ANNUAL EYE CLINIC – Saturday

Social Schedule:

  • GROUP DINNER AFTER THE HUNT TEST – Wednesday 6:00   
  • GOURMET FOOD TRUCK AND SOCIALFriday 5:00 – 7:00
  • BOXED LUNCHES RING SIDE – Saturday noon 
  • BANQUET – Saturday 6:00-10:00
  • IRON WELSH CHALLENGE AWARD CEREMONY, 2020 WSSCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY UPDATE, AND CLOSING SEND OFF – Sunday after we show
Scroll down for more information about each event.

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WSSCA JUDGES’ EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

Date/Time: Friday, May 3, following Group Judging
Location: Jefferson County Fair Park
(Room TBA)
503 North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549
Facilitators: Meghen Riese-Bassel, meghenbassel@gmail.com or 404-663-4485
Cost: Fee for materials will be collected at the seminar.
(Humans only please.)

This seminar is for those who are interested in learning more about our breed standard and judging Welsh Springer Spaniels. Breeders and owners are welcome to attend. Please contact Meghen Riese-Bassel to register.


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TRACKING SEMINAR

Date/Time: Friday, May 3, 4:00-5:30 PM
Location: Jefferson County Fair Park
Draft Horse Barn
503 North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549
Facilitators: Hans Muessig, Franna Pitt
Cost: $10 (payable ringside)
(Humans only please.)

An informative and inspirational seminar for beginners with an interest in tracking and seasoned veterans looking for some tips. Tracking requires some of the most complex interactions and communication between dog and handler. This sport is ideal for WSS because they are both independent thinkers and eager to work with and please their handler. Hans and Franna will demonstrate a short track and the seminar will include:

  • Starting in Tracking, what you need (equipment, places to practice, time!)
  • The AKC tracking tests – TD, TDX, TDU, VST – and what they entail.
  • Training techniques (how to deal with all the moving parts) and books that are good resources.
  • What can go wrong in training and in tests . . .  or “what not to do ’cause it will get you into trouble”
  • Q&A

Please register below to help us with our planning


GROUP DINNER

Calling all hunters, trackers, track layers, judges, observers and anyone that would like to join us.  We will have an informal dinner together Wednesday night at Milford Hills Hunt Club following the Hunt Test to celebrate the kick-off of the 2019 WSSCA National Specialty.  More information here.


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GOURMET WISCONSIN GRILLED CHEESE FOOD TRUCK

Date/Time:  Friday, May 3, 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Jefferson County Fair Park
Food truck parked adjacent to the Draft Horse Barn
503 North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549

Cost: A la carte. Pay at the food truck.

Grab a bite between the Tracking Seminar and Trick Dog Test, hang with old friends or make new ones. Melted, “The Cadillac of Grilled Cheese,” will be serving chef-designed grilled cheese and a variety of soft drinks. Bring a chair and take a break with the Dairy State’s ultimate comfort food!


DAIRYLAND CLASSIC ANNUAL EYE CLINIC

Date: Saturday, May 4th
Location: Jefferson County Fair Park
503 North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549

Cost: $30
Register: More information and to sign up see the premium.


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CELEBRATE at the BANQUET!

Date/Time: Saturday, May 4, 6:00 pm.
Location: Milford Hills Hunt Club, Hideaway Room, W5670 French Road, Johnson Creek, WI 53038.
Cost: $28/$18/$10.
Reservations: Reservations must be made in advance here.
Reservation Deadline: April 15, 2019. 

The WSSCA Awards Banquet and Annual Members’ Meeting will include a festive Banquet, the annual WSSCA Meeting and Awards presentation, a Raffle and a Silent Auction.


IRON WELSH CHALLENGE AWARD CEREMONY AND CLOSING SEND-OFF

Stick around after our Sunday supported entry for a final award ceremony for our Gold, Bronze and Silver Iron Welsh Challenge winners!  There will also be a quick update from the hosts of the 2020 WSSCA National Specialty before we say good bye!

For more information about the 2019 WSSCA National Specialty please contact Heartland Welsh Springer Spaniel Club here.

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