2021 National Specialty

The 2021 ASTC National Specialty will be held at the Sheraton, Midwest City, Oklahoma, site of the 2018 National. Once again, it will be hosted by the Trinity Valley Shih Tzu Club. There will be one more show than usual--a Trinity Valley specialty, two ASTC regional specialties, and the National, which will include both puppy sweepstakes and cut-down sweepstakes (perhaps for dogs whose coats didn’t make it for another year?). Obedience and Rally competition will be held at the Sheraton, and Agility trials nearby at Soccer City.

2021 ASTC National Schedule | (subject to change)

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021
ASTC Agility Trials: Judge Christie Bowers Location-Soccer City Oklahoma City
Registration: TBD
Vendor Set Up: TBD
Trinity Valley Shih Tzu Club Raffle Set Up: TBD
Reserved Grooming: TBD ???
Meet n’ Greet Cash Bar: 6:30

ASTC Obedience & Rally Trials #1: Judge: Lora Seale
Trinity Valley Shih Tzu Club Specialty: Judge Carolyn Herbel
Board of Directors Meeting: following specialty judging

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2021
ASTC Obedience & Rally Trials #2: Judge Lora Seale
ASTC Regional #1: Judge Janet M. Allen
Margarita Mardi Gras: 6:30 Hosted by Trinity Valley Shih Tzu Club

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2021
Sweepstakes (Puppy & Cutdown): Judge Vicki Youngquist
ASTC Regional #2: Judge Michael J. (Mickey) Feigelson
Annual General Meeting ringside following judging
Testing: Canine Good Citizen by Beth Scorzelli
Testing: AKC Trick Dog by Beth Scorzelli
Judge’s Education: Kristi Mann

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2021
ASTC National Specialty: Judge June Penta | Jr Showmanship Judge Adrian Agard
Awards Dinner & Charitable Trust Auction: Cash Bar 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm

More information about the 2021 National, and order forms for the various events and merchandise, will be posted soon. We look forward to seeing you there!!!

As we had planned for 2020, there will be Canine Good Citizenship and Trick Dog testing offered. For more information, check articles on the ASTC website Home Page or contact judge Beth Scorzelli (sawyer422@aol.com).

There will be a raffle, chaired by Annette Lewis (lotuskennels@gmail.com). It will benefit the Trinity Valley Shih Tzu Club, which will host another Margarita Party. There will be an auction at the Awards Banquet to benefit the ASTC Charitable Trust.

Donations for the Margarita Party can be sent to Dan Haley (zephyr.shihtzu@gmail.com)

Welcome bag donations can be sent to Paula Krueger (karmabell2014@yahoo.com)

The Awards Banquet, where plaques will be presented to the 2019 and 2020 ASTC Awards winners, will be a sit down dinner with four main course choices (Vegetarian Lasagna, Pecan Crusted Chicken with Bourbon Sauce, Norwegian Citrus Glazed Salmon, and Grilled Filet Mignon) at prices ranging from $50 to $60. We are trying to arrange for box lunches on show days again, as they were so welcome in 2018.

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