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2014 events

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.

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 7-8, 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!

For additional information click here 2014 Woofstock Flyer or contact: Aimee Peart at aimeepeart@gmail.com, Event Chair, 605 Rio Del Mar, American Canyon, CA 94503, phone (707) 642-4545

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

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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