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2014 events

Specialty, Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes, and Supported Entry Shows

June 7-8, 2014
Solano County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
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About the Show

The 28th Annual VCNC Sweepstakes and Specialty Show held in conjunction with the Contra Costa County Kennel Club on Saturday, June 7th. The Supported Entry Show will be held on Sunday, June 8th. The shows on Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th are hosted by Lake County Kennel Club. The location for all 4 days of shows is at the Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive in Vallejo, CA.

Potluck Specialty Luncheon is Not Happening in 2014

The VCNC WILL NOT be having a Pot Luck Luncheon this year so please make your own lunch arrangements. The Club will provide water bottles on ice for exhibitors and guests in anticipation for it being a warm day.

Exhibitor Setup on Wednesday June 4th

Woofstock is allowing exhibitors to come to the fairgrounds to setup their show gear such as canopies, crates, etc. after 3pm PST on Wednesday, June 4th. If you arrive earlier than 3pm you will be turned away and told to come back at 3pm. This is to allow Woofstock, MBF and the fairground personnel to prepare the grounds, rings and do a final walk through.

Woofstock Unloading & Parking Directions from June 5th through June 8th

You may unload your dogs and equipment behind ring 15 or McCormack Hall but you cannot park for the day in the unloading zone. There are limited spots in that area to park. If those back parking areas by McCormack Hall are full, then there is ample parking at the entrance of the fairgrounds.

Ring Location, same location as in 2013

We will be in Ring 15 all 4 days of Woofstock. Please note the ring location will be where it was last year. The ring will be on the other side of the trees along the street known as the Grand Concourse.

The ring does not have as much shade cover as the old ring prior to 2013 so prepare for the sun later in the day. Woofstock is going to provide a canopy at the entrance of the ring and there is shade along the side for dogs waiting to go in the ring.

Ring Start Times

Thursday 10:45AM

Friday 10:30AM

Saturday Puppy Sweeps 8:00AM

Saturday Veteran Sweeps 8:00AM (to follow puppy)

Saturday Specialty 9:30AM

Sunday Supported Entry 10:45AM

Entry Breakdown and Judges for the 4 Day Cluster

The table below shows the Vizsla judging lineup over the 4 day show cluster.

Show Day

Type of Show

Judge

Breed Count

Total Dogs

Thursday, June 5

Regular Show

Ms. Pamela Lambie

9-12(6-6)0

33

Friday, June 6

Regular Show

Mrs. Linda Clark

9-14(7-7)0

37

Saturday, June 7

VCNC Puppy Sweepstakes

Ms. Carolyn Russell Gold

10-9

19

VCNC Veteran Sweepstakes

Ms. Carolyn Russell Gold

5-4

9

VCNC Specialty

Dr. Sylvia Kerr

16-21(11-10)10

68

Sunday, June 8

VCNC Supported Entry

Ms. Linda Robey

13-18(8-10)0

49

VCNC General Membership Meeting, June 7th

The current plan is to have a VCNC Membership Meeting following the Specialty after pictures with the judge have been taken at the show ring.

If you have any questions contact VCNC Specialty Show Chairman, Aimee Peart at aimeepeart@gmail.com, or phone at (650) 773-7767

Annual VCNC Rescue Picnic

Fall 2014

The Annual VCNC Rescue Picnic will be held this fall to enjoy the Vizslas that have been placed and recognize their owners. Additional details including date, location and times will be posted as they become available.

VCNC Annual Holiday Party

Early in December, 2014

Stay tuned for additional details for this fun gathering of Vizsla lovers. Please make plans to attend this jovial event.

Past 2014 Events

Annual Awards Lunch, Election and Membership Meeting

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Starting at 12:30 PM

Skywest Clubhouse
1888 Holland Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

A catered lunch will be enjoyed. Memberships will be processed. Officers will be elected. And, awards will be presented. Please make plans to attend this fun day.

Please RSVP by January 4, 2013 and send check payable to the VCNC in the amount of $20 per person to:
Lynn Martin
8054 Oak Meadow Court
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
916-722-4610

Annual Golden Gate Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show

January 25-26, 2014
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Avenue
Daly City, CA 94014

The VCNC will once again show off their Vizslas to the general public at the Golden Gate Kennel Club's Cow Palace dog show on January 25 & 26, 2014. So, come out to enjoy the event with your Vizsla friends at this highly regarded "benched" dog show. Watch the conformation competitions, enjoy flyball demonstrations or shop at numerous dog product vendors.

If you are so inclined, please also consider helping us setup our Hungarian flag themed bench on Friday at noon. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Dane Mrazek at danemrazek@yahoo.com or (650) 533-1685.

VCNC Annual Agility Trials

February 1 & 2, 2014
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa, CA

The Annual VCNC Agility Trials will be held on the weekend of February 1 and 2, 2014, as in past years. They will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA. Details can be found on the AKC website at http://www.akc.org/events/search/index.cfm. Click on the Events tab and search for Agility Trials in California.

Volunteers are always needed for this event. The AKC requires some club members to be present even though the event is being run by a non-club person. Volunteers just have to be onsite but can also act as stewards, which is a great deal of fun and puts you right in the action. (On the job training is available.) Other positions are hospitality and award management. Club members can volunteer for one day, or both days if available.

This is the largest revenue source for our club, and a great opportunity to see agility dogs in action and learn about the sport of Agility.

Spring Riding Field Trial, Little Pinoche

March 1-2, 2014
Little Pinoche Wildlife Area, Los Banos, CA

The Spring Field trial will be held at Little Panoche on March 1-2, 2014. It's a great opportunity to come see our Vizslas, as well as other pointing breeds, doing field work. There is a great vantage point right at camp where you can see the action. There will be a pot luck dinner on Saturday night. The meat will be provided, side dishes are needed. Volunteers are needed to help in all areas. If you can bring food or help, please let Mary know.

For additional information, answers to questions and directions, contact: Mary Shapiro at mrsmrs1942@gmail.com, Event Chair, 7415 Topam Glen Ct., San Jose, CA 95120, phone (408) 268-2134.

VCNC double-double Hunt Tests

March 22 & 23, 2014
Hastings Island Hunting Preserve
7758 Hastings Island Road
Rio Vista, CA

The VCNC double-double Hunt Test will be held on the weekend of March 22 and 23, 2014. (A double-double Hunt Test is four hunting tests held on the same weekend!) The trials will be held at Hastings Island Hunting Preserve north of Rio Vista, CA. The premium for the VCNC hunt tests are here VCNC Hunt Test Premium Details can also be found on the AKC website at http://www.akc.org/events/search/index.cfm. Click on the Events tab and search for Hunting Tests in California. or contact Walter Windus, Event Secretary at wwindus@msn.com

Vizsla Fun Field Day

April 12, 2014
Hastings Island Hunting Preserve, 7758 Hastings Island Road, Rio Vista, CA

This is a great opportunity to expose your puppy or adult dog to the joys of hunting birds in the field. The Fun Field Day is particularly geared towards novice dogs of any age and their novice owners by giving them a chance to see what field work is all about. Advanced handlers and their experienced Vizslas are also welcome to attend in order to fine-tune their hunting skills and show off their dog's abilities. The training courses will be run as if they were a hunt tests or field trials. Lunch will be available on site.

For additional information and directions click here Fun Field Day Flyer or contact: Aaron Beller or Bob Hunter, Event Chair at VCNCFunFieldDay@gmail.com, or 605 Rio Del Mar, American Canyon CA 94503. Aaron (707) 815-9594 -- Bob (925) 271-2244

VCNC AKC Walking Field Trial

April 25th, 26th and 27th, 2014
Hastings Island Hunting Preserve, 7758 Hastings Island Road, Rio Vista, CA

The club will be holding it's annual Walking Field Trial at Hastings Island on April 25th, 26th and 27th. This year we will open up six stakes to other pointing breeds -- Open Gun Dog, Open Limited Gun Dog, Open Derby, Open Puppy, Amateur Limited Gun Dog, and Amateur Derby. If you are interested in entering any of these stakes, please send in your entries early. We are limited in the number of dogs we can run and it will be first come first serve. The stakes limited to Vizslas only are Amateur Puppy, Amateur Gun Dog, and Hunter?s Gun Dog. We are looking for a lot of support in these entries to continue to make it worthwhile to maintain the Vizsla Only status. Mark Miller is the Field Trial Chair and Vickie Payne is the Field Trial Secretary. Please save the dates and plan on participating in this really fun event. The Field Trial Premium is located here April Walking Field Trial Premium. For questions please contact either Vickie Payne or Mark Miller.

The Running Order is posted here April Walking Field Trial Running Order

Due to the large number of entries the handles need to be at the line on time so the stakes can be completed on time.

We are also still looking for helpers from our club members and associates. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into running a Field Trial. If you are able to help, even for a few hours, please let us know. There are a variety of tasks that need to be done. Even if you are not experienced, we will find something for you to do.

If you have questions or concerns or want to see how you can help please contact either Mark Miller at (925) 689-3135 or coot1957@hotmail.com, or Vickie Payne at (925) 952-9692, or vickiepayne@yahoo.com.

Past 2013 Events

Annual Awards Lunch, Election and Membership Meeting

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Starting at 12:30 PM

Skywest Clubhouse
1888 Holland Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

A catered lunch will be enjoyed. Memberships will be processed. Officers will be elected. And, awards will be presented. Please make plans to attend this fun day.

Please RSVP by January 7, 2012 and send check payable to the VCNC in the amount of $20 per person to:
Kevin Bell
1102 Shalford Way
Galt, CA 95632

Annual Golden Gate Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show

January 26-27, 2013
Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014

The VCNC will once again show off their Vizslas to the general public at the Golden Gate Kennel Club's Cow Palace dog show on January 26 & 27, 2013. So, come out to enjoy the event with your Vizsla friends at this highly regarded "benched" dog show. Watch the conformation competitions, enjoy flyball demonstrations or shop at numerous dog product vendors. Both days are majors! Saturday has 21 Vizslas [4-2 (6-9)] and Sunday has 17 Vizslas [2-5 (8-2)].

If you are so inclined, please also consider helping us setup our Hungarian flag themed bench on Friday at noon. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Dane Mrazek at danemrazek@yahoo.com or (650) 533-1685.

VCNC Annual Agility Trials

February 2 & 3, 2013
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA

The Annual VCNC Agility Trials will be held on the weekend of February 2 and 3, 2013, as in past years. They will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA. Details can be found on the AKC website at http://www.akc.org/events/search/index.cfm. Click on the Events tab and search for Agility Trials in California.

Spring Riding Field Trial, Little Pinoche

March 2-3, 2013
Little Pinoche Wildlife Area, Los Banos, CA

This VCNC sponsored riding Field Trial will include Amateur Walking Derby, Open Derby, Amateur Gun Dog (walking and retrieving), Open Gun Dog and Open All Age. Entries close Sunday February 24, 2013.

For additional information and directions, contact: Marian Sears at searsmj@earthlink.net, phone (707) 529-8457 or Mary Shapiro at mrsmrs1942@gmail.com, Event Chair, 7415 Topam Glen Ct., San Jose, CA 95120, phone (408) 268-2134

VCNC double-double Hunt Tests

March 23 & 24, 2013
Hastings Island Hunting Preserve, 7758 Hastings Island Road, Rio Vista, CA

The VCNC double-double Hunt Test will be held on the weekend of March 23 and 24, 2013. The trials will be held at Hastings Island Hunting Preserve north of Rio Vista, CA. Details can be found on the AKC website at http://www.akc.org/events/search/index.cfm. Click on the Events tab and search for Hunting Tests in California.

Vizsla Fun Field Day

April 13, 2013
Hastings Island Hunting Preserve, 7758 Hastings Island Road, Rio Vista, CA

This is a great opportunity to expose your puppy or adult dog to the joys of hunting birds in the field. The FFD is particularly geared towards novice dogs of any age and their novice owners. It will give them a chance to see what field work is all about. Advanced handlers and their experienced Vizslas are also welcome to attend in order to fine-tune their hunting skills. The training courses will be run as if they were a hunt tests or field trials. Lunch will be available on site.

For additional information and directions click here Fun Field Day Flyer or contact: Mary Shapiro at mrsmrs1942@gmail.com, Event Chair, 7415 Topam Glen Ct., San Jose, CA 95120, phone (408) 268-2134

VCNC AKC Walking Field Trial

April 26th, 27th and 28th, 2013
Hastings Island Hunting Preserve, 7758 Hastings Island Road, Rio Vista, CA

The club will be holding it's annual Walking Field Trial at Hastings Island on April 26th, 27th and 28th. This year we will open up six stakes to other pointing breeds -- Open Gun Dog, Open Limited Gun Dog, Open Derby, Open Puppy, Amateur Limited Gun Dog, and Amateur Derby. If you are interested in entering any of these stakes, please send in your entries early. We are limited in the number of dogs we can run and it will be first come first serve. The stakes limited to Vizslas only are Amateur Puppy, Amateur Gun Dog, and Hunter?s Gun Dog. We are looking for a lot of support in these entries to continue to make it worthwhile to maintain the Vizsla Only status. Mark Miller is the Field Trial Chair and Vickie Payne is the Field Trial Secretary. Please save the dates and plan on participating in this really fun event. The Field Trial Premium is located here April Walking Field Trial Premium. For questions please contact either Vickie Payne or Mark Miller.

The Running Order is posted here April Walking Field Trial Running Order

There was a judging change this week due to Nick Nichol being unable to attend. The replacement judges are as follows: Al Brann - Open Gun Dog, Marian Sears - Open Limited Gun Dog, Mike Menasco - Amateur Derby

Due to the large number of entries the handles need to be at the line on time so the stakes can be completed on time.

We are also still looking for helpers from our club members and associates. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into running a Field Trial. If you are able to help, even for a few hours, please let us know. There are a variety of tasks that need to be done. Even if you are not experienced, we will find something for you to do.

If you have questions or concerns or want to see how you can help please contact either Mark Miller at (925) 689-3135 or coot1957@hotmail.com, or Vickie Payne at (925) 952-9692, or vickiepayne@yahoo.com.

Specialty, Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes, and Supported Entry Shows

June 8-9, 2013
Solano County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589

The VCNC Specialty, Sweepstakes, and Supported Entry Shows will be held in conjunction with the Woofstock 4 day cluster hosted by the Contra Costa County Kennel Club. This has become one of the largest Vizsla Specialties in the country!

Learn more about the show details and how you can sponsor a trophy being presented at the event!

VCNC Annual Holiday Party

December 7, 2013
Recreation Center
2185 Elliot Drive, American Canyon, CA 94503

The Annual VCNC Holiday Party and VCNC club meeting will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 2 PM to 4:30 PM. The location is: Recreation Center, 2185 Elliot Drive, American Canyon, CA 94503. This year's holiday party is hosted by Julie Fitzgerald, 916) 663-4417. Contact Julie to RSVP if not done so through the Punchbowl invitation.

 
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