Welcome to the 2014 ESSFTA
National Specialty Website!

Sunday, November 2 thru Saturday, November 8, 2014
Purina Farms Event Center
200 Checkerboard Loop
Gray Summit, MO 63039-1132

The Location

Located about one hour southwest from downtown St. Louis and the Lambert–St. Louis International Airport, the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, Missouri, provides a central location for people traveling from all parts of the country. Within 10 minutes from the Purina Event Center are several hotels that accept dogs with little or no additional fees; some even offer dog-bathing rooms. Besides the RV parking available at the Purina Event Center, five campgrounds are located near the show site. A variety of restaurants can be found in the area, and there are major entertainment attractions throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area. The Purina Event Center promises to deliver "Best in Show" amenities!

Information Brochure

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VERY Tentative Schedule of Events

(updated as we receive information)

Sunday, 11/02 Tracking Test (off-site)
Monday, 11/03 Hunt Test (off-site)
  Move-in Day (in PM)
Tuesday, 11/04 All-Breed Agility Trial
  Obedience Ring Rental Available
  Judge Education Class
  Welcome Party/Top Twenty - Evening
Wednesday, 11/05 Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes
  Judge Mentoring
  ESS-Only Agility Trial
  Rally Ring Time after Obedience
  Sniff n' Go
  ESSFTA Foundation Seminar- Evening
Thursday, 11/06

Conformation Dog Classes,
including Veterans & Non-Regular
  Rally Trial - AM
  Rally Trial - PM
  CGC Testing - after Breed competition
  Obedience Ring rental available after Rally
  DNA Bank Blood Draw
  ESSFTA Parent Club Meeting- Evening
  Team Obedience
Friday, 11/07

Conformation Bitch Classes,
including Veterans & Non-Regular
  Obedience Trial
  DNA Bank Blood Draw
  Rescue Dinner and Auction - Evening
  Juniors Event
Saturday, 11/08 Best of Breed/Stud Dog/Brood Bitch/Brace
  Junior Handling
  Rescue Parade