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Boykin Spaniel Society National Field Trial Championship

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

This year we will return to Camden/Boykin for our annual National Field Championship. This years festivities has been set for April 6th thru April 9th in beautiful Boykin, Rembert, and Camden SC.

Activities begin on Thursday with the arrival of the judges and volunteer workers. The City Arena is located at 416 Broad Street, Camden SC, right next to the historic Camden Revolutionary War site. The Boykin Spaniel Foundation (BSF) will once again be sponsoring free eye C.E.R.F. and Heart clinics as well as other genetic testing on Thursday afternoon from 10 am– 4 pm. Check in at the City Arena for these also. Remember only one Boykin Spaniel per household qualify for the free clinics. If you have more than one dog and wish to have them evaluated then you may do so at the cost the BSF pays to the participating vets. All dog tests begin on FRIDAY morning.

We will again utilize staggered starting times for each stake, with Novice beginning at 8:00 am, followed by Puppy, then Intermediate and finally Open. Please note that we will again host a mandatory handlers meeting Friday morning at 7:30am in the City Arena. Any questions and last minute changes will be addressed here. We will again ask handlers participating in more than one class to report first to Novice, sign up to run then move promptly to your next class. We shall have communications between Marshalls at each stake so that the progress of each stake may be monitored and handlers notified when they are needed at another stake. Testing for each class may be stopped at or around 5:30 PM on Friday and will resume first thing Saturday morning. The reason for this is to give everyone, especially our judges, ample time to clean up and be ready to relax at the Banquet on Friday night. Please remember that our judges are not paid and are voluntarily giving up a long weekend to judge our event. Please let them know how much you appreciate their involvement.

This will be an action packed weekend with something for everyone in your family. We will once again have the Duck Dog Shootout, Hot Dog Retrieve, Speed Dog, Children’s Handling Stake and of course the ever popular Natural Ability stake. You may sign up for Natural Ability and the other fun stakes at the door, Please pre-registered for the Roustabout on Sunday as the bird order for both the Singles and Doubles flights shall have some margin for error, but not always enough for walk up entries. Keep in mind that all Boykins can participate in these fun games & Natural Ability and it is great to see our friends from Boykin Spaniel Rescue out taking advantage of that.

Tours will be available at the Camden Historic Revolutionary War Park. The Boykin Broom Store will also be open in Boykin, SC. All brooms are handmade. Old McCaskill’s Farm is a working farm at 377 Cantey Lane. They have a small store with farm fresh food and crafts. Please stop in and check both of these quaint stores out. There is a lot to see and do in the Camden/Boykin area find out more at www.kershawcountychamber.org Friday evening highlights the BSS Nationals banquet and cocktail party at City Arena in Camden. It is a once a year opportunity to gather with other Boykin owners and brag on your dog or commiserate with folks that truly understand. We offer a fantastic meal along with auction opportunities to grab some one of a kind Boykin art, or that hunting/fishing trip you always wanted. If you’re feeling lucky, the raffles are always fun and feature different hunting, dog gear and other miscellaneous items.

Location

City Arena

Fee or Admissions Info

Banquet and Oyster Roast are prepaid ticket entry only. Spectators welcome at the trial. No entry fee.

Contact Name

Dawn Crites

Contact Phone Number

8034251032

Contact Email Address

boykinss@boykinspaniels.org

Website

www.boykinspaniel.org