2012 WSSCA National Specialty
Schedule of Events
Heartland Iron Welsh Challenge
28 April - 06 May 2012

Host Club: Heartland WSSC

Chairperson: Colleen O'Keefe


Schedule of Events


2012 National Specialty Flyer

2012 WSSCA National Specialty Trophy Listing


Saturday, April 28, 2012 & Sunday,  April 29, 2012

  • Hunt Tests - Open to all dogs with preference to Welsh Springer Spaniels & Field Spaniels
    • Location
      • Rock River Kennels - about 45 minutes from the hotel
        W7283 Walnut Road
        Beaver Dam, WI 53916
    • Saturday, April 28, 2012 - Hosted by the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America
    • Sunday, April 29, 2012- Hosted by the Field Spaniel Society of America
  • Judges
    • Donald Krueger, Rebecca Krueger, Jeff Zachow & Becki Hirschy
  • Classes
    • Junior, Senior A, Senior B & Master
  • 40 Dog Limit per day
  • Premium List

Sunday,  April 29, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

  • Tracking Test (TD/TDX) - Open to all dogs with preference to Welsh Springer Spaniels.
    • Location
      • Kettle Moraine State Forest - about 45 minutes fromthe host hotel
    • Judges:  Pam German, Eibhlin Glennon
  • Premium List
    • Not currently available
  • Point of Contact

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

  • Agility Trial – located on the grounds of the Olympia Resort.
    • Judge: Rhonda Crane, Des Moines, IA
  • Educational Seminar – Details are pending

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

  • Obedience Trial
    • Judge:  Julie Cepulis, Milwaukee, WI
  • Rally Trial
    • Judge:  Randy Capsel, Ogden, IA
  • Lunch On-site in the Olympia Foyer; adjacent to our show rings
  • Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes
    • Judge:  Vickie Harshman, Lynlee WSS, Phoenix, AZ
  • Junior Showmanship Classes
    • Judge:  Kylie Jo Hirschy-Seivert
  • “Evening of the Stars” – Cash Bar with ringside buffet while enjoying the Special Attraction Classes:  All-Around Challenge and the Grand Champion Showdown

Thursday, May 3, 2012

  • WSSCA National Specialty
    • Judge:  Sandra Bell, Glanhafon WSS, England
  • Lunch – in Olympia Foyer
  • Best of Breed judging after Regular Classes
  • Professional Show Photographer and Videographer will be there to capture the events
  • Annual Awards Banquet including a Raffle and Silent Auction at Olympia Resort

Friday, May 4, 2012

  • WSSCA Supported Entry at Badger KC All-Breed show located in Jefferson, WI
    • Judge:  Kay Bryant, Thurbry WSS, England

Saturday, May 5, 2012

  • WSSCA Supported Entry at Janesville-Beloit KC All-Breed Show located in Jefferson, WI

Sunday, May 6, 2012

  • WSSCA Supported Entry at Badger KC All-Breed show located in Jefferson, WI

The Site

  • Olympia Resort & Convention Center
    1350 Royale Mile Road
    Oconomowoc, WI 53066


  • The Olympia Resort (www.olympiaresort.com) is a well-known venue for National Specialties in the Midwest.  This site is situated only 30 minutes outside of Milwaukee, WI and General Mitchell International Airport and is located approx. 30 minutes from 3-All Breed Dog Shows immediately following our National Specialty.  The huge ballroom will hold our rings and the grooming rooms are adjacent to them.  A Deli-lunch vendor will be set up directly outside our rings for food and beverages and the Clubs Hospitality Room will be available for snacks and visiting.  The dog-friendly rooms are indoor accessible and close to the rings.  We are working with a rental equipment company for renting additional crates, dryer, grooming tables etc.  More information to follow… This resort offers a golf course, spa, pool and several other restaurants for you to enjoy during your stay.

Our venue and the Performance Events are being shared
with the Field Spaniel Society of America, Inc. National Specialty

Show Contact:  Colleen O'Keefe / cok13@ameritech.net