ESSFTA takes great pride in our Juniors.
Juniors Events Coordinator: Laurin Howard
PLEASE LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING BY FILLING OUT THE CONTACT FORM ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE BY Aug 22.
ESSFTA invites all children to participate in all the events at our National Specialty Show. Agility, Obedience and Rally events offer “High Scoring Springer Handled by a Junior” Rosettes at the trial designated as the National Trial. 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.
Every child under 18, who participates in any event at the National will receive a commemorative Duffel Bag, donated by an anonymous donor. In order to assure we have enough bags, please let us know you are coming by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page by Aug 22.
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. Click New_AKC_Junior_Recognition_System_1 for an AKC brochure on the Junior Recognition Program. Visit the AKC Website for information on Registering a Junior. http://www.akc.org/events/junior-showmanship/
If you want to show your support for our juniors, you may contribute to the Juniors Program on the Financial Donations page.
Events specifically for Juniors:
- Junior Showmanship Competition, Saturday, Sept 8, Judge Doug Johnson
- Daily Handling Classes, open to any juniors or peewees interested
JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP WORKSHOP –
Deadline to sign up: August 22, 2018
ESSFTA takes great pride in our junior handlers! We offer wonderful trophies and a REALLY special gift for EVERY participant. We are offering a daily handling class for any juniors (and peewees) wanting to participate! We will have a junior handling seminar on Friday, September 7, following the Breeders Showcase. If there are peewees we will offer a special competition for them!
VISIT this page often. New Events will be added as the planning stages are completed.