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  • 10 May 2019 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When: June 16, 2019 8am

    Where 174 Mossy Tree Ln Aiken SC 29803

    Judge: Darla Lacey

    This is a fun match required by Barn Hunt Association so that we can move on and host BH sanctioned trials in the future. We will have a premium online with information for mail in or online entry if we can get online up and running in time. Our opening date will be May 9, 2019.Closing on June 7, 2019. Day of entry will also be available.

    Entry Fee:

    Instinct: $10 per dog before closing date $15 after closing including day of entries.

    For Novice and up fees will be $15 before closing and $20 after closing including day of entries.

    You may enter the same dog several times or more than one dog.

    Lunch: Lunch will include Hamburgers and Hotdogs provided by the club. We are asking for donations of baked goods, drinks, chips and or money toward the purchase of these items.

    There will be parking in the lower fenced in pasture. Please park there until full and then in the field across the driveway following the signs. Please do not drive up to either house at the end of the driveway. Theses are private homes.

    We will need a crew Friday afternoon or evening for setting up tables and tents. Please let us know if you can help with that and also with clean up after each event.

    We need volunteers for Rat Wrangling, a Scribe, Gate and board steward, Blind steward, Scorer.

    Looking for someone to take pictures for both events

    We will be replacing some of our straw for the ring so if anyone would want to purchase the old straw at $2 per bale please contact Shea and have it picked up within the next 2 weeks so we have room for new straw. We need to have 50 bales onsite. Anyone that can haul the new straw please contact Shea.

    We need to have things run smoothy and have as many members volunteer for all jobs to qualify for the BHA to allow us to hold BHA sanctioned trials in the future. This is very important to Aiken Barn Hunt.

    Thank you,

    Members of the board of ABH

  • 10 May 2019 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ABH is happy to announce the seminar Learning Barn Hunt with two long time dog trainers, Marleen & Suzanne.

    When: June 15, 2019 8am until 2pm from 2pm until 3pm there will be “What club members need to know about before the trial.”

    Where: 174 Mossy Tree Ln Aiken SC 29803

    There will be 12 working spots open at $40 per spot for non members $35 for ABH members.

    Limited auditing spots available, $20 non member $15 ABH member. First come first serve basis.

    Lunch break will be at 12 noon for 30min. $6 will be the cost and we will be serving a variety of subway sandwiches, drinks and chips.

    Bio on Marleen and Suzanne:

    Suzanne/Gus first started BH in the summer of 2015. Gus is one of the top 6 dogs in the country currently with RATCH34. He is the top Std schnauzer, and the Top Working Group Dog. They competed at the BH nationals in 2016 and made the cut to the finals. Gus is one of the most consistent hunters in the country. He currently holds the record at Knoxville BH in Greenback TN for the most consecutive clean runs with 56 clean runs in a row. Currently at 15 his spirit is a joy to watch. A lot can be learned from this team about communicating with your dog. Gus has also earned his Crazy 8 Platinum title. Prior to BH he earned a MACH5 in agility and competed in AKC Agility Nationals and the AKC Eukanuba Invitational.

    Marleen/Motzie started BH in the fall of 2015. At 13 yr old she wasn’t really interested in rats. She was the oldest dog in BH to earn their first RATCH, just shy of 15. Her career was spent in the agility ring where she earned MACH19. She attended AKC Nationals 7 times and the AKC Eukanuba Invitational 12 times always as the #1 Std Schnauzer, and made finals once. Motzie was the top Working Group Dog and the Top Std Schnauzer in AKC Agility.

    Marleen/Jesse O is Marleen’s 2nd BH dog. He was introduced to rats immediately as a puppy and His instincts were natural. He started competing at 6 mo of age and became the youngest dog in BH history to earn his RATCH title at 10 mo. He currently has earned his RATCHX5 and his Crazy 8 Platinum at the young age of 1 yr 10 mo. Jesse also has several titles in Scent work and Trick Dog.

                                Aiken Barn Hunt


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