The 2021 field events are being held at The Fitts Ranch, Henrietta, Texas about 25 minutes from our host hotels. The GPS coordinates are 33.729689,-98.214265. 33°43'46.9"N 98°12'51.4"W Fitts Ranch is a working cattle ranch with a variety of terrain and water. Cover may be light to moderate as the spring growing season starts. We will have a large Headquarters Tent for both check in and for our Field Banquet on Saturday.
There is not much shade so you may want to bring a pop up, shade umbrella, shade cloth for your vehicles and PRAY for little rain during the week. You are encouraged to wear boots. Texas is snake country and depending on weather, they may be starting to lurk about. Snakes are afraid of people and animals but better to be forewarned.
On Sunday, April 11, we hope to have an Obedience C Match for competitors to practice on the carpet. There will be a sign-up sheet on line. Obedience judging will take place on Monday, April 12. Team Obedience will be in the Breed Ring during lunch break for Sweepstakes. Rally and any leftover non-regular Obedience Classes will on Tuesday, April 13. Obedience will be held indoors in a carpeted ballroom with two rings. There will be large space for crating in the hall outside the ballroom. We are pleased to welcome our Obedience Judges: Nancy Simmons and Lynn Eggers. Rally will be judged by Nancy Simmons. COVID restrictions may apply, according to AKC, State and County guidelines
All judging will take place indoors at the Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall of the Multi-Purpose Event Center of Wichita Falls. The show superintendent is Onofrio Dog Shows, Ltd and the premium will be available in late January, 2020 both on the specialty website and the superintendent’s site ~ www.onofrio.com
Entry Deadlines ARE EARLY!!! Closing Date: March 17, 2021
A late afternoon~early evening Fiesta for our Veterans will begin our Sweepstakes event on Saturday, April 10 along with our Welcome Party. Puppy Sweepstakes will continue the following day. Regular and Non-Regular, 4-6 Month Puppy, then Best of Breed and National Owner Handled Best of Breed and best Bred By will follow the rest of the week.
Superintendent: Onofrio Dog Shows, Ltd. P.O. Box 25764 Oklahoma City, OK 73125 (405)427-8181 www.onofrio.com
Ring of Honor
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Please join us on Sunday, April 11th , one hour following Sweepstakes judging for the Ring of Honor. We will recognize the many Flat-coats and their owner/handlers who have made outstanding contributions to the breed. The Ring of Honor is an annual, by invitation, non-competitive special presentation held at each year’s National Specialty to recognize and showcase past and current specialty winners and past and current Hall of Fame inductees.
The following dogs will be invited to participate in the Ring of Honor:
All past HOF inductees
2020 HOF inductees
FCRSA Specialty Best of Breed Winners
FCRSA Specialty Best of Opposite Sex Winners
FCRSA Specialty Obedience High In Trial Winners
FCRSA Specialty Singles Champions
FCRSA Qualifying Field Trial Winners
FCRSA Field Trophy Winners..
Invitations to participate in the Ring of Honor will be sent to all Flat Coats who have qualified in any past year. Electronic invitations for the ROH will be mailed in the winter to all eligible participants with instructions for supplying information for the catalog. The deadline for RSVP is March 1, 2021.
Three Amigos Award
We will be offering a Three Amigos Award to showcase the accomplishments of our mutli-talented flatcoats! Any dog that places, qualifies, or JAMs in any three of the following competition area:
Conformation – placement in any sweeps or regular/non-regular conformation class or a “made the cut” award in Best of Breed
Field – qualifying placement or JAM in the WC/WCX test, Steady or Unsteady singles stake
Agility – qualify in any standard, jumpers, time to beat or FAST class
Obedience and Rally – qualify or place in any regular or non-regular class, excluding Team
To be eligible for the Three Amigos Award, you must return the sign-up form in hard-copy or fill out the form on the website and return to Clint Montgomery by March 15, 2021.