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Kuvasz Club of America

2022 National Specialty

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Kuvasz Club of America is proud to celebrate “Power, Pride, Performance” at our 30th National Specialty Event. The show committee has been working hard to plan a fantastic event for Kuvasz members, enthusiasts and exhibitors complete with fun gatherings, exciting events and great trophies.

Open the sections below for more information.

Show Location

Purina Farms Event Center
300 Checkerboard Lane, Gray Summit, MO​ 63039

Hotel Information

Hotels

This year the KCA has an agreement with the following hotels to accommodate everyone coming to the National Specialty. Please remember that it is becoming increasingly harder to find hotels willing to accommodate people with dogs. Please be kind to the staff at the hotels and above all, clean up after your dog! When looking your rooms, please use the information below:

Hotel: The Wildwood Hotel
Address: 2108 Fountain Place, Wildwood, MO 63040
Phone: 636-733-9100

The Wildwood Hotel Website

Room prices: Double Queen $114; King $124; pet fee $50 per stay.

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Hotel: Holiday Inn St. Louis West at Six Flags
Address: 4901 Six Flags Road., Eureka, MO 63069
Phone: 636-938-4774

Holiday Inn St. Louis West Website

Room prices: Double Queen $129.95; King Suite $189.95; pet fee $50 per stay.

A $100 deposit will be charged approximately one month prior to the stay and will be refunded if the reservation is cancelled at least two weeks before the check-in date. The deposit will be applied toward the stay.

For either hotel:
• Tell the guest service agent that you are with the Kuvasz Club
of  America.
• Select room type and dates of arrival and departure.
• Secure room with a credit card (no charges are incurred until
check in).

At check-in, guests will need a photo ID and credit card. The card will be authorized for the full amount of their stay and a $100 incidental hold. The incidental fee will cover market purchases, as well as the pet fee. Charges will be finalized at checkout.

RV, camper van, and travel trailer rental

Due to the popularity of the shows, it is recommended that anyone who wishes to camp at Purina Farms during the KCA National Specialty get their reservation in early. This will ensure that you have a decent parking spot in close proximity to the building, with electricity, sewage, and water. The cost for an RV spot is $35 a night. It is recommended by the show cluster that if you want to be next a particular person, you send the camping reservations in together. When the show cluster publishes the RV form, we will make the form available to you.

There are also two local RV dealerships that will rent RVs for your stay at Purina Farms:
M.B. Thomas RV, St. Louis, MO; tel. 1-800-392-5655;
Country Camper Rentals, Red Bud, IL; tel. 1-618-660-8429
They offer the following services:
• They will bring the RV/Trailer to your reserved RV site at Purina Farms.
• They will set up the entire RV/Trailer for you. It will be fully functional upon your arrival.
• Fully furnished with dishes, pots/pans, silverware, etc.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 5, 2022

   
Time Event
TBD Set up day. Reserved grooming forms will be made available in the show cluster’s premium list.
TBD Judges Education with Agi Hejja:
Seminar will be “hands on” with ringside mentoring.
Location: Purina Farms Event Center
300 Checkerboard Lane, Gray Summit, MO​ 63039
Pre-register with Agi Hejja at Ahejja@mac.com
Cost: $30 payable by credit card or check made payable to Kuvasz Club of America. Payment will be collected at the Judges Education seminar. Cash payments will not be accepted.
TBD

Kuvasz Club of America National Specialty Conformation Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes judge to be announced.

  • 4-6 month puppy competition
  • Pee Wee Juniors
  • Junior Showmanship.
  • Regular conformation classes (Dog, Bitches, Veterans, National Owner Handler Series)
  • Non-regular classes (Best Bred-By, Best Puppy, Best Veteran, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, Generation)
One hour after Best in Specialty Show Educational Seminar featuring KCA member Erica Morris
at the Pro Plan Hospitality Room.

Friday, May 6, 2022

   
Time Event
TBD KCA Designated Specialty(with NOHS) to be held with the St. Louis Dog Breeders Association. Judge to be announced..
6:30 PM KCA Banquet, price $40 per person with cash bar.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

   
Time Event
TBD KCA Designated Specialty (with NOHS) to be held with the St. Louis Dog Breeders Association. Judge to be announced.
6:30 PM Annual Meeting, the KCA Board will be excited to see old members, meet
new members, and discuss ideas, topics, and concerns.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

   
Time Event
TBD KCA Designated Specialty (with NOHS) to be held with the St. Louis Dog Breeders Association. Judge to be announced.
Videographer

Aron Sanchez, Producer, Empire Entertainment

tel. 618-513-2766 Videographer Website

Order a Specialty USB Thumb Drive or DVD
Order a Specialty USB thumb drive or DVD: The Kuvasz Club of America National Specialty videos on USB thumb drive or DVD ($85) include all of the conformation events on May 5 and the Breed judging on May 6. Mail name and address with check payment (made out to the KCA) to Michele Asher (see Order Form).

Catalogs

Marked Catalogs
To order a catalog, please mail name and address with check payment $6 (made out to the KCA) to Michele Asher. After the show, the KCA will send you a marked catalog (see Order Form).

Awards Banquet

Banquet Chair: tbd

Don’t forget to reserve your seat at the KCA Awards Banquet! Join us to celebrate our Kuvasz and their owners’ and breeders’ achievements. Enjoy a fun and social evening with your fellow Kuvasz exhibitors.
The auction and raffle table will offer some unique items.
Cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m. (time is tentative and subject to change)

Date: Friday, May 6, 2022

Location: The Wildwood Hotel
Cost: $40 per person

Please send checks by April 15, payable to “KCA,” to Michele Asher (see Order Form).

Trophies

Trophy Chair: Connie Townsend-Brady, email szumeriakuvasz@me.com 

Support your club and your breed. All donations will be recognized in a future issue of Kuvasz Quarterly.

Please support your club and your breed.
We are planning trophies for each day of the show.
Please help us make 2022 a year to remember. Contact Connie Townsend for trophy pledges or donations.

Seminar: tbd

Seminar: Seminar: First Aid for Your Dog While Traveling
Please join KCA member Erica Morris for a fabulous seminar on how to travel safely with your bff (best furry friend). She will go through thing you need to take to help keep your pet safe should an emergency arise.