Dates: Wednesday, May 1 – Welcome Reception Thursday, May 2 – Herding Instinct Test, Herding Test, Herding Trial Course A Friday, May 3 – Sweepstakes, Conformation, Obedience & Rally Trials, Jr. Showmanship, Honors Parade Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 – All-Breed Dog Shows
Attending a National Specialty is a learning experience and a great place to visit with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy the beauty of our wonderful breed. Whether you show in performance or conformation or are simply a pet owner, come join the ISAA at our first AKC-sanctioned National Specialty.
Premiums for Friday will be sent to all ISAA members by the Superintendent, Foy Trent. ISAA will send out premiums for Thursday.
HOST HOTEL The Holiday Inn will be our host hotel, 4901 Six Flags Rd, Eureka, MO 63069, 636-938-6661. The Holiday Inn is just 12 miles from Purina Farms. Room rates are $99.95 per night with a one-time dog fee of $35 per room standard double or king rooms can accommodate 4 people and 4 dogs per room - also available is a Family room with 2 double beds and a separate room with a king bed.
And there is a sister hotel Travel Lodge (2 miles from Purina) Interstate 44 at Gray Summit, 2875 Highway 100, Villa Ridge, MO 63089, 636-742-3501; rate $79 per night with a one-time dog fee of $35 per room. A block of 40 rooms has been set aside at these hotels - the reservation deadline is April 1, 2013. Each hotel has indoor bathing stations and tubs for your convenience.
Be sure to make your reservations early and before the deadline date of April 1, 2013. Bookings can be made under our group name "Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America". Please note that there are several other Specialty clubs using the hotels during this weekend.
DIRECTIONS Lambert International Airport is approximately 50 minutes from Purina Farms via I-270 S and I-44 W. I-44 West/US 50 West out of St. Louis takes you to the Gray Summit exit. The Hotel is at exit 261, east of the Gray Summit exit.
ANNUAL MEETING Saturday, May 4 - The ISAA annual meeting (open to ISAA members only) will be held ½ hour after Icelandic judging at Purina Farms. Meeting room to be announced.
BANQUET THE 2013 ISAA NATIONAL INCLUDES A SPECIAL BANQUET, WHICH WILL INCLUDE AN AUCTION AND DRAWING FOR ITEMS.
For more information, such as date, cost, location and reservation information, please go to page 3 of the 2013 ISAA National Brochure.
MENU - Banquet will be buffet style. Menu includes Salads, Beef Lasagna, Cheese Tortellini in red sauce, Chicken Alfredo, Italian green bean, Carrots, Garlic rolls, Beverage (coffee, ice tea & water), Spumoni Ice Cream – Cash bar.