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 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: Hilary Hines and Laurie Rubin
Rally Finals: Ronnie Bates and Kathy Meyer
Stockdog Finals: Joan Carrillo, David Clayton, Russ Ford, Marie Murphy, Robert Myrick, and Rachel Vest
Contact: Denise Creelman ([email protected])
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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: Janet Kelly Yalden, 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 ([email protected])
Nationals site rotation schedule:
2021 – Bryan, Texas
2022 – Greeley, Colorado
2023 – Bend, Oregon
2024 – Conyers, Georgia