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 2018
Hosted by Colorado ASA, Hill Country ASC and ASC of Texas
September 21-29, 2018
Greeley, Colorado
Agility Finals Judge: Pamela Bryant Meeks
Conformation Judges: Ann DeChant, Ronnie Bates, and Shawna Beatty
Jr Handling Judge: Regina Bryant
Obedience Finals: Heidi Iverson, Laura Richardson
Rally Finals: Kathy Howse, Joan Skinner
Stockdog Finals Judges: Preston Kissman, Ken Lyle, Steve Shope, Maxine Schvaneveldt, Larry Teaff, and Brad Warren

ASCA National Specialty 2019
Bakersfield, California
November 1-10, 2019
Agility Finals: Gary Shipley
Conformation Finals: Gail Karamalegos, Susan Landy-Whiticar and Janet Kelly
Junior Showmanship Finals: Shelby Shank
Obedience Finals: Hillary Hines and Ken Blanchard
Rally Finals: Ronnie Bates and Kathy Meyer<
Stockdog Finals: Joan Carrillo, David Clayton, Russ Ford, Marie Murphy, Robert Myrick and Rachel Vest


ASCA National Specialty 2020
Georgia International Horse Park – Conyers, Georgia
October 23, 2020 – October 31, 2020
Contact: Peter Kontos ([email protected])