Tammy Benson Weaver
Move-In (Sec. J):
Move-Out (Sec. J):
Please use the designated areas at the Hickory Metro Convention Center and at the Quality Suites for exercising your dogs. Waste cans, pooper-scoopers and plastic bags are available for your use.
There is a designated bathing area at the Quality Suites behind the fitness room. Please bathe your dogs in that area only.
Please… no dogs in the breakfast area of the hotel, due to North Carolina health code regulations.
Please… no dogs inside the gated pool area of the hotel.
The Quality Suites has blankets and towels available for you to use under your crates in your hotel room. Please request them if you need one.
Full breakfast available at the host hotel, Quality Suites, each morning beginning at 6:00 a.m.
Coffee and continental breakfast available at the Hickory Metro Convention Center Tuesday – Friday beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Concession stand open for lunch at the Hickory Metro Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday
National Specialty Host Hotel:
1125 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Nearest airport is Charlotte, NC (CLT) about 50 miles from Hickory, NC. See our map page.
Rental car agencies there are Hertz, National, Enterprise, Avis, Thrifty and Dollar.
There is a shuttle that runs from the Charlotte airport to the Hickory area. Reservations are required. Specify if you are traveling with dogs. This is an airport to airport shuttle (Charlotte - Hickory). They will deliver you to the hotel, but you must specify that when you make your reservation.
Reserved grooming will only be included with a $200 or greater trophy contribution (see Trophy Donations below).
Open grooming areas will be available at no charge for those who do not need electric. If electric is needed it will be on a first come first served basis, if available, for $30 for a 2 plug, 20 amp drop. This is not for reserved space. You may reserve your electric drops by sending your reservation with a $30 payment to Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Drive, Elgin, IL 60124. All cords must have a specialty tag (handed out onsite) on it at the show. Make checks payable to: 2011 OESCA National Specialty. Deadline is October 1, 2011.
Your contribution to the Trophy Fund is appreciated and will be acknowledged in the National Specialty Catalog. Deadline for inclusion in the catalog is August 30th. Premiums for your contributions are listed below:
Please make checks payable to 2011 OESCA National Specialty and mail contributions to Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Drive, Elgin, IL 60124. Download the Grooming Reservation form.
The combined catalog will include the Performance and all Conformation events. A great keepsake in which to advertise! Rates are:
Advertising Deadline: August 5, 2011
E-mail to:Tammy Weaver email@example.com
The Rescue Parade will honor the efforts of individuals, Rescue Organizations, and those Special Rescue Angels who are committed to our breed. You are invited to showcase your Rescue Dog (s) and enjoy the Old English Sheepdog Club of America Specialty. Enter your dog in the Rescue Parade, write a bio of your dog (no more than 150 words, please), receive a special Rescue Parade Ribbon, and a large tote bag filled with goodies for your best friend and some for you too! A booklet of all of the Rescue Dogs entered in the parade will be provided to each participant. Meet many breeders, exhibitors, vendors, and of course other Old English Sheepdogs.
For more information about the rescue parade contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited RV Parking is available at the Hickory Metro Convention Center
Send check, made payable to 2011 OESCA National Specialty, to Tammy Weaver, 4416 Grace Church Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Additional Full Hookup RV Parking located 11 miles away at...
Lake Hickory RV Resort
6641 Monford Dr
Conover, NC 28613
Advanced reservations are required.
Space available at Hickory Metro Convention Center
Contact Tammy Weaver for vendor contract to reserve your space.
OESCA will offer an Awards Banquet on Thursday evening, October 13th, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, to celebrate our National Specialty. Cost is $37 per person and includes taxes and gratuity. Make checks payable to 2011 OESCA National Specialty and mail to Grace Caplan, 9322 Bridle Spur, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Donated items to be auctioned can be sent to Darrell Priddy, 970 Arden Street, Longwood, FL 32750 or you can bring them with you to the show. If you are donating, please e-mail Darrell at email@example.com .
Paula Rellihan, Certified Massage Practitioner, will conduct a 2-hour massage seminar focusing on teaching people to maximize their dogs' performance in both conformation and performance events.
Tarheel Old English Sheepdog Rescue will offer pet-sitting services for a donation to TOESR. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to take a day trip to one of the many beautiful vacation spots North Carolina has to offer, contact Betty Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations for pet-sitting services offered by TOESR. Deadline for reservations is September 2nd, 2011. Make checks payable to Tarheel Old English Sheepdog Rescue.
Wednesday, October 12th
Thursday, October 13th
Fee: $35 - Payable at the Seminar
Presenters: Marilyn O'Cuilinn and Joy Meyer Sheffield
Contact: Marilyn O'Cuilinn
The committee wishes to announce that, due to unfortunate circumstances, Nancy Shaffer-Smith has had to withdraw as the judge for the Southern Regional Specialty, scheduled for October 14, 2011. The committee has selected M. Sue Richey as the new judge for the Southern Regional Specialty. Entrants to this show will receive notification from Roy Jones Dog Shows regarding the change.