2017 National Specialty

2017 IHCUS National Specialty

Date: September 12 - 16, 2017
Location: Purina Farms - 200 Checkerboard Drive, Gray Summit, MO 63039

(Refer to the 2009 Summer T.E page 12 for information on the members vote for default location.)

Note: The Gateway Hound Club will be hosting a Hound Group Specialty show on Friday, September 15, 2017 in conjuction with our National. Sweepstakes, Jr. Handler and Conformation have been moved to Thursday, Sept 14th.

Superintendent: Foy Trent Dog Shows

Dead Links will go “Live” as items/information become available.


Schedule of Events

All events will be held at Purina Farms unless otherwise noted. All events held at the Purina Farms Event Center are INSIDE unless noted


All days and times are subject to change as plans for the 2017 National Specialty firm-up.
(All events are for Ibizan Hounds only with the exception of the Agility and Health Clinics, unless otherwise noted)

Tuesday, Sept. 12th

All Breed Agility
8:00 AM Purina Farms Event Center

Wednesday, Sept. 13th

Rally and Obedience will be run concurrently with the following specialty clubs:
Rally and Obedience
- Afghan Hound Club of America Specialty
Purina Farms Event Center
Rally and Obedience
- Ibizan Hound Specialty
7:30 AM Purina Farms Event Center
- Ibizan Hound Specialty
Following Rally and Obedience Purina Farms Event Center
All Breed Agility
10:00 AM Purina Farms Event Center
Hospitality Night
6:00 to ~8:00 PM Host Hotel Pool Side
Annual Membership Meeting
8:00 PM Host Hotel Room TBD

Thursday, Sept. 14th

IHCUS National Specialty
All Conformation, Sweepstakes & Jr. Showmanship
9:00 AM Purina Farms Event Center
Parade of Honors
TBD Breed Ring
Ibizan Hound Judges Education
Auditors are welcome
8:00 AM Purina Farms Event Center - Founders Room
Hands On Seminar
(Judges or Perspective Judges)
20 minutes after the completion of judging In the Show Ring
Ibizan Hound Breed Education Forum - Open to everyone
TBD Purina Farms "Little Red Building"
IHCUS Annual Banquet & Auction
6:30 PM Host Hotel

Friday, Sept. 15th

Gateway Hound Club -- Hound Specialty
IHCUS Supported Entry
Hound Group Judge: Dr. Daniel Dowling
Ibizan Hound Judge: Dr. Daniel Dowling
Ibizan Breed Puppy Sweeps and Hound Group Sweeps: Wood Wornall
Owner Handler Hound Group: Valerie Hamilton
Superintendent: Foy Trent
Gateway Hound Club will be in a combined premium list with the Three Rivers KC shows / closes August 30th
Purina Farms Event Center
AKC Lure Coursing Trial and JC/QC Test(Ibizan's only)
9:30 AM or 30 minutes after Ibizan BOB Judging (Whichever is later) Purina Farms "Herding" field
Note: A group shot will be taken of all Dogs before Ribbons are awarded
Top Twenty Event
TBD Outside Show Pavillion

Saturday, Sept. 16th

Three Rivers All Breed -
IHCUS Supported Entry
Ibizan Hound Judge: Mr. Alan Hunt
Hound Group – Mr Alan Hunt
BIS – Mrs. Paula Hartinger
ASFA Lure Coursing
(Ibizan's only)
10:00 AM or 30 minutes after Ibizan BOB Judging (Whichever is later) Purina Farms "Herding" field
Note: A group shot will be taken of all Dogs before Ribbons are awarded.
Health Clinics
CHIC Blood Draw ???
All Breeds Welcomed
10:00 AM to 4 PM Purina Farms "Little Red Building"

Sunday, Sept. 17th

Three Rivers All Breed -
IHCUS Supported Entry
Ibizan Hound Judge: Mrs. Francine Schwartz
Hound Group – Mrs. Paula Hartinger
BIS – Mrs. Susan St. John Brown

Host Hotel & RV Information

Holiday Inn at Six Flags
 4901 Six Flags Road 
Eureka, MO 63025 
(636) 938‐6661  (Ask for Crystal)

Hotel Rates: Number of rooms reserved for IHCUS is 5 for Monday and Sunday and 30 for Tuesday thru Saturday  
Standard or Poolside Room: . . . . . ... . $114.95 + tax  
Family Room: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . $199.95 + tax  
Room Deposit:. . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . $100.00 (required 1 month prior to hold reservation)  
Pet Fee: . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .  . . $35.00 (one‐time non‐refundable, 4 dogs max per room) 

Make your hotel reservations early!  3 other Specialties are being held on Friday! 

RV Parking reservations will open as of July 1st…. Send in your reservation early in order to get a spot.  There are 5 clubs hosting their National Specialty this year
  • RV Overnight_Parking_2017 — Word Document
  • RV Overnight_Parking_2017 — PDF Document

Don't Forget!

Sponsor A Trophy

Don't forget... Visit our IHCUS Store to sponsor a trophy for the 2017 National Specialty.

Purina Fuel the Champion

Thank you to Purina for sponsoring the following trophies, in addition to individual sponsored trophies:
Best of BreedBest of Opposite
Winners Dog Winners Bitch
Best Owner-Handler SeriesBest in Puppy Sweepstakes
Best in Veteran SweepstakesConformation Class Winners
High In Trial (Obedience) High In Trial (Rally)
Rally QualifiersHigh In Trial (Agility)
Best of Breed – IH AKC Lure CoursingBest in Event – IH ASFA Lure Coursing
Lure Coursing (Class winners)Best Junior Handler

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Health Clinics

Don't forget... You can sign up for the health testing during the National Specialty in the IHCUS Store! We are offering:
  • OFA Eye Test
  • Microchip
  • BAER Test
  • DNA Profile (Ibizan Hounds only)
  • CEN Blood Draw (Ibizan Hounds only)
  • Heart Testing
  • CHIC DNA Repository

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Parade of Honor

Don't forget.... Go to the IHCUS Store to sign-up for the Parade of Honor! Show off your dogs.

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Banquet Tickets & Annual Auction

Don't forget...
Order your tickets to enjoy a night of fun & camaraderie. The IHCUS annual banquet will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 during the National Specialty.

Don't miss our Annual Auction event to be held during the dinner. Any questions email: 

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Catalogs & Advertising

Catalog Ad Orders - Don't forget to place your catalog ad!
Catalog Pre-orders - Don't forget to order your catalog!

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Reserved Grooming

  • Click here for Reserved Grooming Form
  • Premium Lists & Information

    Premium Lists

    (Entries and Pre-Entries Close 08/30/2017 except where noted)
      Superintendent (Foy Trent) Foy Trent Upcoming Shows
      Gateway Hound Club Premium List View Gateway PL – PDF
      Three Rivers Premium List View Three Rivers PL – PDF
      Specialty Premium List (for Conformation, Rally, Obedience, Sweepstakes, 4-6 month puppy classes) Download PL2017 Ibizan National Specialty – PDF
      Agility – All Breed (entries close 8/29/2017)
    • Download Premium List – PDF
    • AKC Lure Coursing Friday (DOS entries accepted)
      • Download AKC L.C. Premium List – PDF
      ASFA Lure Coursing Saturday   (DOS entries accepted)
      • Download ASFA L.C. Premium List– PDF

      Show Photographer Information

      • Performance Photos:

        Pennys pasttime Pics 

        Penny’s Pastime Pics

        Photographer: Penny McNeil-

        Note Lure Coursing Group Photo: A group shot (by photographer Penny McNeil), will be taken of all handlers/owners/dogs that are available at the Lure Coursing Field. The picture will be taken before the ribbons are awarded at both AKC and the ASFA Trials.
      • Conformation Photos:

        Wolski Photography

      • Wolski Photography is your Premier Photographer for your photography needs. Located in Central Indiana my focus is on Events, Sports, Animals, Senior Pictures, and Family Portraits. The main goal is to create high-end professional images that truly represent the people, pets, or places being photographed at a reasonable and fair cost. Photographer: Brenda Wolski
      • WEBSITE:
      • EMAIL: wolskiphotography@yahoo.com
      • PHONE: 317-318-5370



      • AKC Lure Coursing Results – PDF File
      • ASFA Lure Coursing Results – PDF File
      • AKC Agility Results – Tuesday – PDF File
      • AKC Agility Results – Wednesday – PDF File
      • Catalog & Results for Conformation / Rally / Obed Results – PDF File
      • 3 Rivers KC Supported Entry Results – Saturday – PDF File
      • 3 Rivers KC Supported Entry Results –  Sunday – PDF File

      National Specialty Committee

      Denny Nester Send Email
      National Specialty Chair
      Phillip Martin
      National Specialty (Advertising)
      Robin Davis
      National Specialty (Auction)
      Robin Davis
      National Specialty (Banquet)
      Fred Rivers
      National Specialty (Health Clinics)
      Janet Rivers
      National Specialty (Health Clinics)
      Robert Wasick
      National Specialty (Hospitality)
      Sue Ellen Wasick
      National Specialty (Hospitality)
      Karen Catt DVM
      National Specialty (Lure Coursing-Chair)
      Holly Hamilton
      National Specialty (Lure Coursing-Chair)
      Christy Moore
      National Specialty (Parade of Honor)
      Christine Allen
      National Specialty (Performance Events)
      Alexandria Mitchell-Lynch
      National Specialty (Ribbons)
      Meegan Pierotti-Tietje
      National Specialty (T-Shirts)
      Brenda Murray
      National Specialty (Top 20)
      Shannon Bridwell
      National Specialty (Trophies - Conformation)
      Christine Allen
      National Specialty (Trophies - Performance)
      Christy Shaw
      National Specialty (Trophies - Performance)
      Claudette Papenberg
      National Specialty (Welcome Bags)

      General Email Contact List


       IHCUS Email Address

      Show Chair
      Conformation Trophies
      Health Clinic
      Lure Coursing Sec't & Chairman
      Parade of Honor
      Performance Trophies
      Performance Events
      (includes Agility, Rally, Obedience, CGC and Lure Coursing)
      T Shirts
      Welcome Bags