Report From the West Coast Spinone Club/SCOA Regional Specialty and Supported Entries in Enumclaw, WA. Aug. 17 -20, 2019
The West Coast Spinone Club, with the support of SCOA, held Supported Entries with the Rainier Sporting Dog Club Specialties (8/17) and the Olympic Kennel Club All-breed shows (8/19 and 20), and an independent Specialty on 8/18 at the same location. Winners were detailed in the previously submitted report to the committee. Congratulations to the winners!
The show site is a large fairgrounds, and numerous other activities take place at the same time as these shows, including dock diving, barn hunt, agility, and lure coursing. Something for everyone!
We received support from SCOA for the RSDA Supported Entry, and the Specialty, but did not submit a request for SCOA support for the Olympic Kennel Club shows because originally we didn't plan to hold Supported Entries there, as we had missed the deadline to request that. However, when the premiums came out, we were listed as supporting the entry, so we went ahead and club members donated trophies for those shows. (This was likely a residual listing from 2 years ago when we did support those entries.)
We had good entries at all the shows, 20 - 23 each day, including juniors, Obedience, and Rally entries. We hope to increase entries in these events in the future. Several of us camped or set up together on-site, so we're able to gather in the evenings for social gatherings. In addition, we held a BBQ dinner one evening at a club member's home and held a very successful auction. These were well attended and a great time was had by all!
Great weather and good sportsmanship made for an enjoyable weekend for all! Our Specialty was dedicated to Lea Bishop, a West Coast Spinone Club and SCOA member that we were all missing this year. We gave each competitor and many observers an etched shot glass filled with Cheetos – to symbolize one of Lea’s favorites, scotch, and Cheetos!
Our trophies were well received. Rebecca VanEss made or designed our Specialty trophies. She created leash holders out of vintage rakes and barn wood, decorated with rustic metal Spinone. She designed etched rocks to be used as doorstops or paperweights. At the RSDA Sporting Dog Specialty, we gave hunting inspired trophies – beautiful hand-made lanyards, bumpers, and leashes. At the OKC all-breed shows, we gave an assortment of Spinone and dog-related items one day, and water buckets filled with assorted dog-related items the second day. Each day class winners received dog toys. When the Specialty weekend was over we sent flowers to thank the person that acted as our ring steward for the second year in a row, despite not even having a Sporting breed. The funds that SCOA supplied helped us to make this really a quality event.
We enjoyed a BBQ Potluck on Friday night following the Specialty, where Lea’s husband Emerson joined us.
Thank you to SCOA for the support, and all of those that donated to our trophy fund, and those that donated their time, to make this a successful event.
We hope to make this Regional Specialty and Supported Entries an annual event, and are making plans to do so. Thank you to SCOA for providing support for Regional Specialties, and to all that entered and came to Enumclaw to support us. See you all next year!
Here are the results from the recent (August 15 –18 ) Specialty and Supported Entries in Enumclaw, WA. To save on time and space, I will post the dog’s name and the owner the first time it is listed, and subsequently only the dogsH name.
Rainier Sporting Dog Specialty Thurs. August 15:
Judge: Barbara Pepper
BOB CH Venticalmi Pepper Bridge owner Suzanne Hudson
BOS GCHB Stanfast About Time owners DB Hodges and G Sponseller
WD/BOW/BOBOH Dry Grass Condurre Con Il Mio Cuore owners Rebecca VanEss and Debby Forry
WB Asca Della Riserva owners A. Schultz, B. Lathrup, T Roche, K Kailer
RWD Standfast Last Stand owners DB Hodges and G Sponseller
RWB Image I’ll Have What She’s Having Del Montecani owners Pam Beaver and Emily Mathis
SD GCHS Spinfandel the Force is Strong CGC owner Elaine Bergenheier
SB Italix Georgiana owner Suzanne Hudson
SCOA Specialty Fri. Aug. 16
Judge: Terry Stacy
BOB CH Venticalmi Pepper Bridge
BOS Italix Georgiana
BOW/WD Dry Grass Condurre Con Il Mio Cuore
WB Asca Della Riserva
RWD Standfast Last Stand
RWB Image I’ll Have What She’s Having
SD GCH Ti Amo Qua Del Mare MH owners Keely Ghirardelli, and Marsha Henkel);
SB CH Riserva Santa Lucia owners J. Kauallen, Bruce Lantrip, A. Schultz
AOM GCHS Spinfandel The Force Is Strong CGC
BP Asca Della Riserva;
BBB Standfast Last Stand
BV GCH Ti Amo Qua Del Mare.MH
Puppy 9 – 12 mo.
1 Asca Della Riserva
2 Image I’ll Have What She’s Having
BVSW GCH Del Mare Keep My Resolution RN owner Susan McGregor
OSVSW GCH Ti Amo Qua Del Mare
Olympic Kennel Club Sat. Aug. 17
Judge: Carl Liepmann
BOB GCHS Spinfandel The Force Is Strong CGC
BOS GCHB Standfast About Time
WD/BOW Standfast Last Stand owners DB Hodges and G Sponseller
BW Asca Della Riserva
RWD Drygrass Leonardo Muddy Buddy owner Skyler Gardner
RWB Image I’ll Have What She’s Having Del Monticani
SEL CH Riserva Santa Lucia owners J Kuallen, B Lathrup, A Schultz
SEL CH Venticalmi Pepper Bridge
Olympic Kennel Club Sun. Aug. 18
Judge: Ronald Freeman
BOB GCHS Spinfandel The Force Is Strong CGC
BOS GCHB Standast Luck Be A Lady From Montana owners DB Hodges and G Sponseller
WD Standfast Last Stand
WB Image I’ll Have What She’s Having
BOW Standfast Last Stand
RWD Drygrass Condurre Co Il Mio Cuore
RWB Asca Della RIserva
SD CH Venticalmi Pepper Bridge
SB GCHB Standfast About Time