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
8:00 AM Purina Farms Event Center
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:
Ibizan Hound Judge:
Hound Group:
Purina Farms Event Center
AKC Lure Coursing Trial and JC/QC Test(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
Top Twenty Event
TBD Outside Show Pavillion

Saturday, Sept. 16th

Three Rivers All Breed -
IHCUS Supported Entry
Hound Group Judge:
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
Hound Group Judge:
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: . . . . . ... . $99.00 + tax  
Family Room: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . $159.00 + tax  
Room Deposit:. . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . $100.00 (required 1 month prior to hold reservaon)  
Pet Fee: . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .  . . $35.00 (one‐me 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 08/26/2016 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– PDF
    • Download Premium List – Word – MS Word  (Fillable entry form)
    AKC Lure Coursing Friday (DOS entries accepted)
    • AKC L.C. Premium List – PDF
    • AKC L.C. Premium List – Word
    •                      (Fillable entry form)
    ASFA Lure Coursing Saturday   (DOS entries accepted)
    • ASFA L.C. Premium List– PDF
    • ASFA L.C. Premium List
    •           Word  (Fillable entry form)

    Show Photographer Information

    • Performance Photos:

      Pennys pasttime PicsPenny McNeil- Penny’s Pastime Pics
      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:


    • 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

    National Specialty Chair

    Denny Nester


    Phillip Martin

    Health Clinics

    Fred Rivers & Janet Rivers

    Lure Coursing

    Karen Catt DVM & Holly Hamilton

    Parade of Honor

    Christy Moore

    Performance Events

    Christine Allen


    Alexandria Mitchell-Lynch


    Meegan Pierotti-Tietje

    Trophies - Conformation

    Robin Castillo

    Trophies - Performance

    Christine Allen & Christy Shaw

    Welcome Bags

    Claudette Papenberg

    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