ASCA National Specialty

Every year, ASCA host a national specialty. The ASCA National Specialty will be held between September 1 and December 1. The “National Specialty” is a show sanctioned by an ASCA affiliate club or a consortium of clubs, which includes the following events: conformation, obedience, agility, rally, junior handling, a stockdog trial, a tracking test, Most Versatile Aussie competition and other events approved by the ASCA Board of Directors.

The nationals consist of pre-shows/trials, finals and the actual nationals. Finals are invitation-only events, and although they are part of the National Specialty week, each Final is subject to its own additional set of program rules

Upcoming National Specialties:

ASCA National Specialty 2020
Georgia Consortium (Greater Atlanta ASC, Florida ASA, First in Flight ASC, Dog Agility of West Georgia) to host the 2020 ASCA Nationals.
Dates: October 23, 2020 – October 31, 2020
Agility Finals: Chuck Klein
Conformation Finals: Kimberly Golden, Sharon Sparks, Claire Thomas
Junior Showmanship Finals: Bryn Elliott
Obedience Finals: Linda Mills, Jayne Lips
Rally Finals: Karen Black, Rachel Brostrom
Stockdog Finals: Becky Beckmann, Joan Carrillo (Senior Judge), Bob Myrick, Cheryl Padgett, Brad Warren, Jan Wesen
Location: Georgia International Horse Park – Conyers, Georgia
Contact: Peter Kontos (


ASCA National Specialty 2021
Hosted by the ASCA National Specialty Committee
Chairperson: Laura Gibson –
Brazos County Expo Bryan, Texas
Dates: October 29 – November 6, 2021
Conformation Finals: Kym Burch-Ryan, David Clayton, Ken Silveira


Nationals site rotation schedule:
2022 – Bryan, Texas TBD
2023 – Bryan, Texas TBD
2024 – TBD