Updated lists re: Field Trial Judging Apprenticeship Program

Kathy Nestor, the ESSFTA Apprentice Program Administrator, has provided updated lists of Apprenticeship Program graduates (currently licensed to judge) and those who are currently eligible to apprentice.  You'll find the lists, as well as information regarding the program, here: https://essfta.org/resources/judges-directory/essfta-field-trial-licensed-judges-and-apprentice-judge-list/ .  Please contact Kathy if you have questions or updates to this information.  Thanks, Kathy, for your efforts in administering this valuable program!

Quarterly Ranking Now Available on Website

Quarterly rankings currently published in The Spotlight and other publications will now also be posted on the ESSFTA Website. Rankings are for Breed and Group standings, Obedience, Rally, and Agility.

From the ESSFTA home page, go to the Achievements menu and click Quarterly Rankings.

Kathy Patregnani

New article – Cushings Disease

New article – Cushings Disease

Many thanks to Barbara Boettcher for writing a very useful article for our site describing the experience that she and her husband, Gunther, have had with Cushings Disease in their dog Rocky.  Rocky is officially known as FC AFC CFC Lighthouse Rock Star.

Lighthouse Rock Star

Photo Credit: Photography by Geeb

We know you'll find the article informative:  https://essfta.org/english-springers/health-genetics-and-research-faq/cushings-disease-rockys-story/

Please contact us if you'd like to share your experience with a health issue in your ESS.

2013 National Specialty – Updated Tentative Schedule of Events

Tentative Schedule of Events

Saturday, 10/26Track Laying (Off site)
Sunday, 10/27Tracking Test (off-site)
Monday, 10/28Hunt Test (off-site)
Move-in Day (in PM)
Tuesday, 10/29All-Breed Agility Trial
Obedience Ring Rental Available
Judge Education Class
Welcome Party/Top Twenty - Evening
Wednesday, 10/30Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes
Judge Mentoring
Obedience Trial
ESS-Only Agility Trial
Rally Ring Time after Obedience
Sniff n' Go
ESSFTA Foundation Seminar- Evening
Thursday, 10/31Conformation Dog Classes,
including Veterans & Non-Regular
Rally Trial - AM
Rally Trial - PM
CGC Testing - after Breed competition
Obedience Ring rental available after Rally
DNA Bank Blood Draw
ESSFTA Parent Club Meeting- Evening
Team Obedience
Friday, 11/1Conformation Bitch Classes,
including Veterans & Non-Regular
Obedience Trial
DNA Bank Blood Draw
Rescue Dinner and Auction - Evening
Juniors Event
Saturday, 11/2Best of Breed/Stud Dog/Brood Bitch/Brace
Junior Handling
Rescue Parade
ESSFTA Awards Banquet - Evening

Thanks to Specialty Chair, Sue Ellen Healy, for providing this information.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Independence Day weekend!