ASCA National Specialty
Every year, ASCA host a national specialty. The ASCA National Specialty will be held between September 1 and December 1. The “National Specialty” is a show sanctioned by ASCA which includes the following events: conformation, obedience, agility, rally, junior handling, a stockdog trial, dock jumping trial, a tracking test, Most Versatile Aussie competition and other events approved by the ASCA Board of Directors.
The nationals consist of pre-shows/trials, finals and the actual nationals. Finals are invitation-only events, and although they are part of the National Specialty week, each Final is subject to its own additional set of program rules.
Upcoming National Specialties:
ASCA National Specialty 2023
Hosted by the ASCA National Specialty Committee
Chairperson: National Chair Laura Gibson
Brazos County Expo Bryan, Texas
Dates: October 27 – November 4, 2023
Obedience Finals Judges – Charlotte Mielziner and Renee Watson
Stockdog Finals Judges – John Knepper, Maarten Walter, and Gail Winnick
Junior Handling Finals Judge – Bayley Williams
Conformation Finals Judges – Melissa Borde, Peter Hellmeister, and Julie Humeston
Rally Finals Judges – Heinz Günter Geisel and Joan Skinner
Agility Finals Judge – Mark Buehl
2023 National Specialty Premium
Nationals site rotation schedule:
October 10-19, 2024 – Grand Island, Nebraska – National Chair Denise Creelman
2025 – Bakersfield, California
2026 – Greeley, Colorado
2027 – Grand Island, Nebraska
Thank you to the following companies for your sponsorships! If your company is interested in sponsoring ASCA Nationals contact Laura Gibson for more information.
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