Hunt Fun Day – September 16, 2017

Entry Deadline Wednesday, September 13!

Event begins at 8:00 a.m.

This year’s Field Fun Day will be a one day event held on Saturday, September 16, at SSJ Farm in Hilliard, FL

SSJ Farm
28163 Dog Gone Trail
Hilliard, FL 32046
Directions

Lunch will be available at $7 per person.  

Camping  (no hookups) is available on site. There is plenty of room for RV’s or tents.

Motels: The Western Motel in Folkston, GA (8 miles north) offers pet friendly rooms
with pet fee. 

We will be running all levels simultaneously on different courses:

Novice Level
For puppies and adult dogs that have little or no bird exposure, we will be providing a positive and fun introduction to quail.  There is no age limit (for dogs or people!) for this event.  No shooting will occur at this level.

Junior Level
For those with dogs and owners who have limited field exposure or have never been in the field to get acquainted with field work requirements and have the opportunity to run their dogs in a mock event with live quail. Experienced handlers will guide the learning process and will determine whether or not your dog is ready to be introduced to training pistol shot. Most of all you and your dog(s) will have fun!

Senior/Master Level
This is a beautiful venue with plenty of room to let your dogs work work out the kinks. We will run dogs Hunt Test style, with opportunities for “do-overs”. If you have a particular area of work you’d like to concentrate on, please let us know. 

What Do You Need?
We will have equipment to loan if you need it. However, if you have the following you will be well prepared to enter field events.

  • 2 color reversible collar (Many gun dog suppliers offer them, here is one example)
  • Whistle
  • Lead
  • Blank gun – AKC describes as follows: “Commonly known as ‘Starter’s Pistol’—a pistol that is incapable of discharging live ammunition (the use of blank rounds in pistols that are capable of discharging live ammunition is prohibited) with either crimps or blanks for this event.”

You are encouraged to read the AKC Hunt Test Rule Book prior to the event.

VERSATILITY CERTIFICATEThe Vizsla Club of America offers a Versatility Certificate (VC) will be offered at this event.  For more information on the Versatility Certificate: www.vcaweb.org/breed/versatility.shtml. Entries and fees for the Versatility Certificate will be taken on the day of the event.

HOW TO ENTER:
Complete the Official AKC Hunt Test Entry Form. Entries and fees for the Versatility Certificate will be taken on the day of the event. Lunch will be available at $7.00 per person. Please note on your entry form if you intend to join us for lunch (we hope you will!) and how many meals to reserve.  
Entry Fees:
Junior – $15.00 for each dog
Senior/Master – $35.00 for each dog

Mail to:
Pat Carney
Fun Field Day Secretary
25482 NW 157th Street
Alachua, FL 32615
ENTRY DEADLINE is Wednesday, September 13.