Update: Please be aware there are very few rooms now remaining at the hotel. As there are no other hotels in the area it is important to try and reserve your room as soon as possible even if you are just thinking of attending. Please note that the hotel has a longer than usual cancellation policy.
Greetings from the U.S.!
For those who do not get the Claymore, the newsletter of the Scottish Deerhound Club of America, the 2010 National Speciality web site is up and running (click to visit).
The Speciality is back on the east coast, May 11th to 16th 2010 and is in fact returning to the Basin Harbor Club in Vermont. This is the club's fourth time back at the wonderful, 700 acre, luxury resort in northern New England. Besides its great beauty and creature comforts, this site is perfectly suited to our show, as it has the facilities to host everything - from the show to lure coursing to racing - right on site.
This show is the biggest Deerhound entry in North America, with about 200 hounds. The premium list will be mailed this winter, and entries will close April 21st 2010. In addition, we are planning several educational programmes, such as a health, handling and deerhound standard seminars (there is sure to be a lively discussion at that last one!).
The hotel is located on Lake Champlain in Vergennes, just south of Burlington, Vermont, which is a short flight (or scenic drive) from either Boston, New York or Montreal.
We would like to extend a special invitation to our European friends, as New England is relatively close (well, relatively speaking). Click here for a Google Map of the area.
The Judges are, Elizabeth Chase, Monson, Massachusetts, Björn Fritz, Fritzen Deerhounds (click for website), Germany and Mrs. Patti Widick Neale, Alachua, Florida.
All the information about the show is on the web site, and we update it frequently, so please check back regularly. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact either of us show chairs (also called the co-dictators):