Welcome to the 2015 ESSFTA
National Specialty Website!

Sunday, September 20 thru Saturday, September 26, 2015
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

To view and print a Word .DOC copy of the Information Brochure, click HERE: To view and print an Adobe .PDF copy of the Information Brochure, click HERE:


Video Streaming

ShowDogVideoPros will be filming the 2015 60th Anniversary National.  This is their 8th consecutive year filming our show.  They have arranged for special offers that involve both the streaming video and the videos on DVD.

CUSTOM STREAMING ACCESS - There is a new streaming video setup.  You can customize your access according to your own usage (number of days to watch, number of computer devices, number of shared users).  There are some VERY big Discounts available!

DVD PACKAGES - For anyone ordering a DVD package, you get Significant Discounts on PRE-ORDERS.  Get your DVD orders in **before** the show, or latest at the show, to receive Discounts of 20% - 40% OFF list price.

Click the link here to order from them directly:


Schedule of Events

(All very tentative, and updated as we receive information)

Sunday, 9/20 Tracking Test, Purina Farms
Monday, 9/21 All-Breed Agility Trial
  Hunt Test
  Move-in Day (in PM)
Tuesday, 9/22 ESS-Only Agility Trial
  Obedience Ring Rental Available
  Judge Education Class
  Welcome Party
Wednesday, 9/23 ESSFTA Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes
  Obedience Trial
  Ringside Mentoring
  Rally Ring Rental Available After Obedience
  Top Twenty - Evening
  CGC Testing
Thursday, 9/24

Conformation Dog Classes, Including Veterans & Non-Regular
  Rally Trial - AM
  National Specialty Rally Trial - PM
  Obedience Ring Rental Available After Rally
  DNA Bank - Blood Draw
  ESSFTA Foundation Educational Event - Following Judging
  ESSFTA Parent Club Meeting
  Team Obedience
Friday, 9/25

Conformation Bitch Classes, Including Veterans & Non-Regular
  National Specialty Obedience Trial
  Breeder's Showcase
  Nose Work
  DNA Bank - Blood Draw
  Rescue Dinner and Auction - Evening
  Juniors Event
Saturday, 9/26 Junior Showmanship
  Rescue Parade
  Best of Breed/Stud Dog/Brood Bitch/Brace
  Awards Dinner - Evening
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