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    IN NEW YORKWait ... if i listen carefully I can hear it!

    July 20 & 22, 2012 and July 21, 2012 AKC ED Test


    Friday, July 20, ANTA Earthdog Practice Hathaway House 3976 NY 41, Solon, NY 13101


    Saturday, July 21, Finger Lakes Kennel Club AKC Earthdog Test Loeffler Farm 100 Old State Road, Newark Valley, NY 13811


    Sunday, July 22, ANTA Fun Day, at Dwyer Memorial Park, Pavilion #3 6799 Little York Lake Road Preble, NY 13141


    Friday, July 20 (2:00-4:30) Join seasoned ANTA members to practice above and in-ground earthwork with your Norfolk in preparation for the AKC Earthdog Tests on Saturday. The practice is to the right of the Hathaway House.


    Join us for dinner at the

    Central City Bar & Grill 17 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045

    on Friday at 6:30. Please contact Joanne Condron at 607-756-6964 by July 14th so that we can give the restaurant a count. Payment is to the restaurant.


    Saturday, July 21 (see premium list for class times) The Finger Lakes Kennel Club will host three AKC Earthdog Tests in Newark Valley, NY. ANTA encourages members to enter their Norfolks or to just come and watch a real earthdog test. Dogs MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE AKC in order to participate.

    There will be two Introduction to Quarry, Junior and Senior tests and one Master run on Saturday which provides a wonderful opportunity to see what Norfolks can do. The test on Sunday will offer one class at each level.

    Several ANTA members who have vast experience in earthdog work will be there to support you and your dog in every way. The premium list (information and entry form) is posted on www.borderbrae.com/njbec/tests.html. You may pre-enter or enter the day of the tests. Remember to bring AKC registration information for your dog. The site is shaded but you can bring a canopy in case of rain. There will be water on site and breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.


    ANTA Dinner on Saturday: Join us at the historic Hathaway House — a stone mansion built in 1844. Visit the website at www.hathawayhousecny.com to take a sneak peek at this beautiful facility.


                             ANTA DAY!!!!

    Sunday, July 22 DwyerMemorialPark,Pavilion #3

    Preble, NY

    8:30            A light breakfast will be provided by ANTA members.

    9:00            Registration for sporting events. Pre registration is strongly recommended. Pick up lunch tickets.

    9:30-10:30  Earthdog – Introduction to Quarry – Practice open to dogs not having passed the AKC IQ test. Dog must be on a flat collar and lead…no harnesses, slip leads or chokes.

    9:30-10:30       Agility demo and practice

    10:00-11:00     Rally and Obedience demos and practice

    11:00-noon      Grooming demonstrations

    11:00-noon       Introduction to Flat Racing for all Norfolks not familiar or Git it !comfortable with this activity.

    Noon-1:00        Lunch. New AKC Coursing Abilities Test explained.

    1:00-2:00          Flat racing by age of dog…starting with puppies

    1:00-2:00           Lure Coursing ***Please note: dog must wear a flat collar with no dangling tags, no harnesses, no slip leads or chokes!!


    (Pre-registration is strongly recommended for everyone’s convenience.)


    Directions to Everything:

    Day’s Inn: Route 81N take Exit 10, McGraw. Turn left at end of ramp onto Rt 41. Turn left at the next light onto Rt 11, motel is on the right. Route 81S take Exit 10, McGraw. Turn right at end of ramp onto Rt 11, motel is on left.

    Hathaway House for Friday earthdog training and Saturday dinner: From Days Inn: Turn left onto Rt 11 from the motel, turn right at first light onto Rt 41 to McGraw. Hathaway House is 5.8 miles on the left.

    For Friday training, please park in the lot just past the restaurant…signs will be posted.  NOTE: There are no facilities available on Friday, so plan ahead.

    For Saturday dinner, please park in the lot just before the restaurant.

    Central City Bar & Grill: from motel turn left on Rt 11 – turn left onto Rt 11 at the first light and travel 2.4 miles. Turn right onto RT 11 (Church St) for .2 miles. Turn left



    Days Inn, McGraw/Cortland 3775 US Route 11, Exit 10 off Route 81 McGraw, NY    13101   Phone: 607-753-7594

    The block of rooms is under “ANTA”. The room rate is $80.00 plus a $10.00 dog fee. Please be responsible dog owners and clean up after your dog.

    ANTA group rates will be available at the Days Inn until July 16th.



    Friday dinner at 6:30…order off the menu at the Central City Bar and Grill in Cortland. Reservations to Joanne Condron, 607-756-6964 by July 14th.

    Saturday social hour 6:00, dinner at 6:45.at The Hathaway House in Solon. Cost $30.00 per person. Reservations by July 14th.

    Sunday morning light breakfast and drinks courtesy of ANTA members.

    Sunday…lunch (sandwich, chips, salads, cookies and drink) can be ordered on the entry form for $10.00, or feel free to bring your own and picnic at the pavilion.


    Fee Schedule

    Advanced entries: $5.00 per dog for Friday, $10 for Sunday On-site entries will be $7.00 for Friday and $12.00 for Sunday.


    All the Rules

    Dwyer Memorial Park strictly enforces a dogs on leash policy for its visitors. They have been kind enough to relax this policy for ANTA dogs running the lure coursing and flat racing events. Please respect this policy. Our site features a large pavilion and picnic tables. There are nearby restrooms. We are fortunate to have use of this facility. Dogs must be leashed or confined, except when participating in an event. Please pick up after your dog.




    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – Sporting events can be strenuous for your dogs, especially the elderly, overweight or out of condition. It is the responsibility of each owner to see that dogs are comfortable, and have access to shade and water at all times. Owners must monitor their dogs to ensure that an event is compatible with the dogs’ physical conditions. ANTA reserves the right to limit participation for dogs that, in the opinion of the club, are not physically fit enough to participate. Field Event Etiquette – Dogs must be on lead at all times, except when running the lure.


    ENTRY FORM Entries must be received by July 14th. Please make out a single check to cover ANTA events, lunch, and dinner (not the ED test or Friday dinner), Mail check made payable to ANTA to Sheila Foran, 206 Cedar Ridge Terrace, Glastonbury, CT 06033

    (Questions about entries? sforan2@cox.net)


    Name ___________________________________________________




    **Friday earthdog training: Please list your dog(s) call names(s)______________________________________ ___________________________________@ $5.00 p.d.                                                                                                                                                $________


    Saturday AKC Earthdog Test: _____ Yes, entering a dog(s)!   ____Yes, coming to watch the fun! … (See instructions for entering and paying Finger Lakes Kennel Club)


    **Saturday dinner reservations: Make your dinner choice:

    Roast Prime Rib of Beef(#)_______ @ $30.00 p.p.                 $_______

    Breast of Chicken Encroute(#)_____ @ $30.00 p.p.                 $_______

    **Sunday ANTA Events: List call name(s)______________________________________________ __________________________      @$10.00 p.d.          $________

    **Sunday lunch (#)_______         @ $10.00                             $________

    ** Total  Payable to ANTA                                                               $________