• Interesting Information

    Here are some sites you might find helpful, interesting, or just fun. Keep checking back as we will be adding more sites when the stars align.

    View Links

  • ANTA’s 2013 Summer Fun Festival




    July 19, 20, and 21, 2013

    Friday, July 19, Earthdog Practice  

    Joanne Condron’s Farm

    Corner of East River Road and Riley Road

    Cortland, NY 13045

    Saturday, July 20, Finger Lakes Kennel Club

    AKC Earthdog Tests

    Loeffler Farm

    100 Old State Road, Newark Valley, NY 13811

    Sunday, July 21, ANTA Event

    Dwyer Memorial Park, Pavilion #3

    6799 Little York Lake Road

    Preble, NY 13141


    Friday, July 19 (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 will be on Joanne’s farm, corner of East River Road and Riley Road in Cortland.  Questions…contact Peggy Metcalf at nflurries@gmail.com .


    If you’d like to join us for dinner at 6:30 please contact Joanne Condron at 607-756-6964 by July 16th.

    Central City Bar & Grill

    17 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045


    Saturday, July 20 (see earth dog premium for times…usually starts at 8:30)


    The Finger Lakes Kennel Club will host two AKC Earthdog Tests in Newark Valley, NY.  ANTA encourages members to enter their Norfolk Terriers that demonstrate the willingness to “get those rats”.  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 would give a wonderful opportunity to see what these dogs can do.  Several ANTA members who have vast experience in earthdog work will be there to support you and your dog in every way.  You can find the premium (information and entry form) at this site: www.borderbrae.com/njbc/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.  This is as good as it gets for a fabulous day with your Norfolk, doing what he was bred to do…so give it a try!  All are welcome to come and cheer on the Norfolks!!  Questions…contact Peggy Metcalf at nflurries@gmail.com.


    Saturday dinner at the Cortland Country Club.

    See reservation/menu information on the entry form.

    Cortland Country Club

    4514 Rt. 281, Cortland, NY 13045

    Sunday, July 21  Dwyer Memorial Park, Pavilion #3

    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 shaded 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.  NO FLEXI-LEADS ALLOWED!!


    ANTA’S Store will be open all day Sunday for your shopping pleasure.  Think “Christmas”, as it is not that far away!!


    8:00   A light breakfast will be provided by ANTA members.

    8:30   Registration for sporting events.  Pre registration is strongly recommended.  Pick up lunch tickets.

    8:45-9:00  The Norfolk Challenge…Clicker Training with Sue Ely.  Everyone will be given a clicker and will have until after lunch to teach their Norfolk a trick or a desired behavior.  Be creative!!  Props are encouraged.  Prizes to all contenders.

    9:00-10:00  Lure Coursing in the cool morning.  PLEASE NOTE..your dog can run naked or with a flat buckle collar with no dangling tags, no harnesses, no slip leads or chokes.  Dogs will run one at a time.  Think “safety equals fun”!!

    10:00-11:00  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.

    10:00-11:00  A Novice Rally course will be set up for all to try.  Instruction will be available.

    11:00-12:00  Introduction to Flat Racing for all Norfolks not familiar or comfortable with this activity.

    11:00-12:00 Canine Good Citizen Test.  Pre registration only.  Your dog must have an AKC number.  Please check the AKC site for what is expected of the handler/dog team in this test.  Practice!!

    11:00-12:00  Grooming demonstrations by Lori Pelletier.

    12:00-12:45  Flat Racing by age of dog…starting with puppies.

    12:45  Picnic lunch under the Pavilion.

    ***After lunch…the results of the Norfolk Challenge.  Get ready to wow the crowd!!  Prizes for all!!


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

    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 each night (max. of $20.00).   Please be responsible dog owners and clean up after your dog.


    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 16th.

    Saturday dinner at The Cortland Country Club, open bar 5:30, dinner 6:00.  Salad, rolls, 4 choices for the entree, garlic whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, NY cheesecake with strawberry compote, coffee/tea.  See entry form for ordering.  Reservations Required

    Sunday morning light breakfast and drinks courtesy of ANTA members.  Yes, you can bring a goodie to share!!

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


    Days Inn:  From the south, 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.  From the north,

    Route 81S take Exit 10, McGraw.  Turn right at end of ramp onto Rt 11, motel is on left.

    Joanne’s Farm:  From the motel, turn left onto Rt 11 at the first light and travel 4.2 miles.  Turn right onto East River Road just before the river bridge.  Riley Road is to the right at the top of the hill just after the bridge over 81.  We will be on the corner in the field or a bit further up on the left.  There will be signs.

    Central City Bar & Grill:  From motel turn left on Rt 11 from motel, 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 onto Rt 11 (Clinton Ave.) for .1 miles, then turn left onto Main St. at next light.  Take the first left, Central Avenue.  Parking is on the street or in the parking lot across from the restaurant.

    Finger Lakes Kennel Club Earthdog Test:  From the motel take 81S for 19.2 miles.  Take Exit 8, Whitney Point.  Turn right at end of ramp onto Rt 79 toward Lisle for 12.5 miles.  Turn left onto RT 38 in Richford for 7.3 miles.  The show site is on the left, just past a golf course and a bridge.  The driveway will be marked with a large ANTA Rat figure!  Follow the signs.  Park on the left in the big field.

    Cortland Country Club: From the motel, turn left onto Rt 11.  At the first light turn right and take Rt 81N for 3.8 miles to Exit 12, US 11/Rt 281/Homer.  Keep left at the ramps and turn left onto Rt281W/Homer Rd.  Take the first left (.02 miles) by the golf course and the Club House is at the end of the road.  ANTA will be in the Grill Room on the right once inside.

    Dwyer Memorial Park:  From the motel, take Rt 81N 4.1 miles to Exit # 12, Route 281.  Turn right at the end of the ramp onto 281N.  Drive 6.2 miles to THE SECOND SIGN for Little York Lake Road (you will see the lake to your right). Turn right onto this road.  There will be ANTA signs.  Turn left at the stop sign and drive straight through the park gates.  Keep to the left.  Pavilion #3 is on the right at the bottom of the hill.



    Entry Form   

    Entries must be received by July 16th.  Please make out a single check to cover entries in the events on Friday and Sunday (not the ED test on Saturday) and Saturday dinner, payable to ANTA.

    Mail check to Sheila Foran, 206 Cedar Ridge Terrace, Glastonbury, CT 06033.




    EMAIL:____________________________ Phone:_____________________________


    Friday earthdog training: List call name(s)________________________

    __________________________________@ $5.00 per dog $_________

    Saturday dinner:  please check your choice(s).

    ___ grilled filet mignon   ___ pan roasted salmon/Caribbean fruit salsa   ___ chicken Francaise     ___ grilled vegetarian lasagna

    @ $35.00, including tax and tip…………………………….$_________

    Sunday ANTA Events: List call name(s)____________________________

    ___________________________________@$10.00 per dog  $_________


    Sunday Canine Good Citizen Test:  List call name(s)________________

    __________________________________@$5.00 per dog  $___________


    Sunday lunch:  _______ @10.00$__________

                                                                                                     Total Fees $__________


    Other: Please Indicate if you plan on attending:


    Friday dinner:  contact Joanne Condron 607-756-6964.

    Payable to restaurant.


    Saturday AKC Earthdog Test:

    _____ Yes, entering a dog(s)!   ____Yes, coming to watch the fun!

    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

    Canine Good Citizen Test $5.00 per dog.


    Pre registration is strongly recommended for everyone’s convenience.

    PLEASE NOTE: NO FLEXI LEADS ALLOWED!!  Dogs participating in sporting events should wear a flat collar with no hanging tags that could become caught on equipment.  PLEASE…NO harnesses, slip leads or choke collars.

    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 or flat racing.  Please be patient and friendly with inexperienced dogs and owners.