NGSPA of OHIO CHAMPIONSHIPS and GSPCO WEEKEND TRIALS APRIL 2018

The GSPCO invites you to attend our Spring Championship and Weekend Horseback Field Trial at the Tri-Valley Wildlife Area in Dresden, Ohio on April 23 – 29, 2018.

CLOSING DATE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES for both events on Saturday April 21, 2018!  All entries must be completed in full and received, with payment enclosed, by 7:00 pm (ET)                                                    Make checks payable to: GSPCO.

 Email entries will be accepted, but payment must be received prior to the drawing!   If your payment has not been received, you will not be drawn.

Camping:  The facilities at these grounds are now equipped with electricity, however, there are NO electric hookups available for camping rigs.  Generators will be needed!  Water is available for dogs and horses.  Please bring your own drinking water.

GSPCO is responsible for removing all trash from the grounds after our trial. Therefore, it is your responsibility to remove your garbage from the Field Trial Grounds – DO NOT empty your trash in the trash barrels on the grounds.  Please take it home with you.  Thanks for your cooperation on this policy.

It is participants’ obligation to leave occupied areas in the same condition as it was upon their arrival.  Any discrepancies must be brought to the attention of the GSPCO FT committee as soon as possible.  Should any participant be in violation of this policy, they agree to pay $20 to the GSPCO, which will be applied to grounds clean up and maintenance.  By signing the entry form, all participants agree to this policy.

All participants agree to indemnify and hold harmless the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Ohio (GSPCO) and it’s officers from and against any claims arising out of any and all personal injuries, property damage, other losses, or expenses incurred, suffered, or sustained by any person or entity, during, or in connection with, activities held on the dates stated with the GSPCO.  By signing the entry form, all participants agree to this policy.

A Light Breakfast and Lunch will be available on the grounds daily. Dinner will be catered a few nights during the week and on Saturday night.  Please sign up promptly for dinners, as we have to give a specific count to the caterer.  WE WILL BE HAVING A HAPPY HOUR PRIOR TO DINNER ON SATURDAY EVENING.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE. WE WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTING RAFFLE ITEMS FOR THE RAFFLE ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

Jennifer Sheehan, FT Secretary:                                  Cell Phone:  330-607-1064 Robert Reynolds, FT Chairman;                                  Cell Phone:  330-718-2100

For all Emergencies: Dial 911.  Emergency Disaster Plan Procedures will be posted in the Clubhouse. 

Instructions to the Field Trial, Listing of Hotels, and a copy of the Disaster Plan have been included with your premium.

Rooms are available at hotels in Zanesville or Coshocton.  Please contact hotels directly for reservations and to find out about their cancelation and/or pet policies.

Thank you to Purina for their continued generous support to our club.  Also, thank you to all of the people who donated food, raffle items, and their time helping out at the Spring Field Trial.

Please remember to follow all posted rules and regulations on the grounds.

The GSPCO appreciates your cooperation in complying with these policies.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTANTS!

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2018 Directions Spring Champion & Horseback Trial

 

Field Trial: Food and Raffle Donations needed

Food and Raffle donations needed for our Fall Horseback Field Trial at Tri-Valley Wildlife Area in Dresden, Ohio on September 30 – October 1, 2017.

We are needing lunch items like soup and cookies, dinner items of appetizers or desserts and raffle items.

Please email Laurie Brown at [email protected] and let her know what you can bring.

Thanks for all your help.

 

Hunt Test May 6th & 7th: Premium Available

The GSPC of Ohio is having a Hunt Test at the Oak Ridge Pointing Dog Club grounds.

It will be held on May 6th & 7th, below is the link to the Premium and letter. It’s a great way for new members to introduce their dog into competition. The entire Hunt Test is viewable from an above observation platform so it is fun to watch these dogs run through their tests.

Any questions please email me at: [email protected]

Hope to see you there!

Sherry Meinke

HT MAY 6 & 7th 2017 GSPCO

2017 Spring Horseback Field Trial and Championship

Entry form for April 29-30 Horseback Field Trial Entry form for April 24-28 Championship

Entry form for April 24-28 Championship

Directions Spring Champion & Horseback Trial

The GSPCO invites you to attend our Spring Championship and Weekend Horseback Field Trial at the Tri-Valley Wildlife Area in Dresden, Ohio on April 24 – 30, 2017.

CLOSING DATE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES for both events on Saturday April 22, 2017! 

All entries must be completed in full and received, with payment enclosed, by 5:00 pm (ET)

 Make checks payable to: GSPCO.

Email entries will be accepted, but payment must be received prior to the drawing!   If your payment has not been received, you will not be drawn.

Camping:  The facilities at these grounds are now equipped with electricity, however, there are NO electric hookups available for camping rigs.  Generators will be needed!  Water is available for dogs and horses.  Please bring your own drinking water.

GSPCO is responsible for removing all trash from the grounds after our trial. Therefore, it is your responsibility to remove your garbage from the Field Trial Grounds – DO NOT dump your trash in the trash barrels on the grounds.  Please take it home with you.  Thanks for your cooperation on this policy.

It is participants’ obligation to leave occupied areas in the same condition as it was upon their arrival.  Any discrepancies must be brought to the attention of the GSPCO FT committee as soon as possible.  Should any participant be in violation of this policy, they agree to pay $20 to the GSPCO, which will be applied to grounds clean up and maintenance.  By signing the entry form, all participants agree to this policy.

All participants agree to indemnify and hold harmless the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Ohio (GSPCO) and it’s officers from and against any claims arising out of any and all personal injuries, property damage, other losses, or expenses incurred, suffered, or sustained by any person or entity, during, or in connection with, activities held on the dates stated with the GSPCO.  By signing the entry form, all participants agree to this policy.

A Light Breakfast and Lunch will be available on the grounds daily. Dinner will be catered on Saturday night.

Jennifer Sheehan, FT Secretary:                                Cell Phone:  330-607-1064 Robert Reynolds, FT Chairman;                                 Cell Phone:  330-718-2100

For all Emergencies: Dial 911.  Emergency Disaster Plan Procedures will be posted in the Clubhouse. 

Instructions to the Field Trial, Listing of Hotels, and a copy of the Disaster Plan have been included with your premium.

Rooms are available at hotels in Zanesville or Coshocton.  Remember there is a 48 hour cancellation notice or you will be charged for your room.

Thank you to Purina for their continued generous support to our club.  Also, thank you to all of the people who donated food, raffle items, and their time helping out at the Spring Field Trial.

Please remember to follow all posted rules and regulations on the grounds.

The GSPCO appreciates your cooperation in complying with these policies.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTANTS!

 

Reminders

REMINDERS:

Deadline for RSVPs for the Annual Dinner and voting for the Sportsman of the Year is next Wednesday, January 11th.

Deadline for articles for the next newsletter is Wednesday, February 1st.

Thank you,

Eileen

Support needed to oppose new High Volume Dog definition

Mr. Sexton from US Alliance is asking for our help in opposing current legislation that is going before the Ohio House and Senate.   They want to change the wording on the High Volume Dog  from its present definition of 9 dog and 60 puppies produced to:  5 intact females if one puppy is sold to a retail pet store you would be consider high volume or 5 intact female and 60 puppies sold.  This is aimed at puppy mills but will have an effect on breeders if it is passed

He would like to have ABDCO’s support to suppress the bill until next session they are trying to push it through and add it on to either house bill 513 or senate bill 311 before the end of this session.  We need to act immediately. Asking you to contact your individual clubs for support also.   He can do a conference call to explain in more detail if we need him to.   Need your input ASAP He would like to be able to show a united front opposed to this bill.   Additionally they are asking for alternate definition from us.

Jeannie Wagner

Secretary / Treasurer

[email protected]  or [email protected]

440-458-6786

Fact Sheet: oda_highvolume

 

Female GSP Puppies – Born Sept. 25th, 2016

Born on Sept 25th, 2016.

Will make nice field trial and hunting dogs. May have the possibility of show dogs! Both sire and dam compete in field trials. Sire is versatile enough to be used as a guide for hunting trips also! Excellent pedigree on both sides! They are full of champions. Sire is a grandson of champion GK’s Nuke It (Nuke) and the dam is a daughter of DC Fieldmaster’s Looking for Trouble (Ben) For full pedigrees please view our website at www.risingstarskennels.com and see Gator and Brandy! Or check out our facebook page at Rising Star’s Kennels!  Puppies will be priced at $800! Deposit of $100 due upfront to secure your pick and the remaining balance due at time of pickup of pup! Pups will have dew claws removed, tails docked, shots, worming and a vet check done before going to homes! They will be AKC registered! Can ship at buyers expense!

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JOIN THE GSPCA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST TICK BORNE DISEASE

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JOIN THE GSPCA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST TICK BORNE DISEASE

GSPCA TO PARTICIPATE IN TICK BORNE DISEASE RESEARCH – CHALLENGES MEMBER CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS TO MATCH FUNDING

The GSPCA Board of Directors and the Health and Welfare Committee, in cooperation with the Canine Health Foundation (CHF), announce participation in a large scale research program to better understand and combat tick borne diseases.  In order to involve all of the GSP community, part of this effort is to engage and challenge the GSPCA Member Clubs throughout the country to contribute as well.

Between September 7 and October 31, the GSPCA will pledge $7,500 which it hopes will be matched by contributions of $100 to $150 from each of the 60 Member Clubs. When a combined total of $15,000 is reached, the American Kennel Club (AKC) will match that dollar for dollar for a possible amount of $30,000 contributed to this important research.

Individuals concerned with finding a solution to prevent and treat tick borne illnesses are also urged to contribute toward this match through a convenient link on the GSPCA web site or by mailing a check to the CHF at:

AKC Canine Health Foundation  GSP Donor Advised Fund P.O. Box 900061 Raleigh, NC 27675

All  on-line contributions will receive an acknowledgement which indicates this is a tax deductible contribution. All contributions will go into a designated GSPCA fund at CHF so that progress toward the donation goal  can be tracked.

This is a tremendous opportunity to have maximum impact by leveraging many small contributions into a very large amount, and presents a very significant return on investment for the Member Clubs. GSPCA members who are also members of regional Member Clubs are urged to contact their clubs to learn more about their club’s plans to contribute.

Tick-borne illnesses affect people and their dogs throughout the country, often creating symptoms long after the initial tick bite, and sometimes affecting the body’s organs and immune systems.  Although Lyme disease gets much of the attention, people and their dogs can also be affected by ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and hepatozoonosis . To make matters more complicated, these viral strains are mutating – for example there are now 12 different strains of Lyme disease alone.

The CHF has declared research into tick borne diseases as its major funding thrust for 2016. They have already announced five grants to researchers (See the list HERE) and have asked breed clubs to continue the momentum of fund raising to support more grants through the end of the year.

The six weeks of fundraising will be accompanied by educational articles on the GSPCA Facebook page and a special section on the GSPCA website. These educational materials are offered to all Member Clubs to use with their own club sites and newsletters.

Ticks are especially active in the early spring and fall, so it is appropriate for the GSPCA to launch this new program at a time when its members are thinking about going into the fields with their dogs.

We urge you to join the GSPCA in support of this worthy cause!

For any questions, please contact the Health and Welfare Committee at: [email protected]