Juniors Coordinator: Kim Bullard

ESSFTA takes great pride in our Juniors! We encourage Juniors to join the AKC Juniors program, but registration with AKC as a Junior is not required to participate in our events, except for the Junior Showmanship competition. The following are available to all Children under 18:

  •  Special Trophies in all our Performance events and in Junior Showmanship.
  •  A special gift for every Junior participant in either a Conformation or Performance event
  •  A special competition for Peewees after Bitch Class judging on Thursday afternoon
  • An Ice Cream Social for all peewees and Juniors after the Peewee Competition.

AKC has an active participation program for children between the ages of 9 and 18. The Junior Showmanship Program has been in effect for many years, rewarding Juniors in the Conformation Ring. In 2017 AKC launched a new recognition program for Juniors in Performance Events. To qualify for the AKC Awards, the Junior must be registered with AKC as a Junior. Visit the AKC Website for information on Registering a Junior. http://www.akc.org/events/junior-showmanship/

Every child under 18 (yes even peewees), who participates in any event at the National will receive a gift, donated by an anonymous donor. To assure we have enough gifts, please let us know you are coming by filling out the following form.