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  • 02/10/2021 7:17 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    KERRYFEST 2021

    It’s a GO!

               KerryFest 2021 planning is well underway.  The dates are May 6 through 9 at Purina Farms.  This will be an outdoor celebration of the Kerry Blue and include the Futurity/Maturity late Thursday afternoon (entries are closed for this), a Specialty show on Friday morning with the Challenge of Champions in the afternoon.  Saturday will host 2 Specialties with the final Specialty on Sunday morning.  The Barn Hunt will return in 2022.

              There will be Hospitality and more details will be shared as we get closer to the event. 

              A T-Shirt is being designed that will mark this special time in our lives and those of our Kerry Blues.  Watch for an announcement soon to order this collector shirt.

             The status of the all-breed shows is still not determined.  We expect a decision on those shows around March.  Our event is within Purina’s existing COVID-19 protocols and will go forward regardless of whether there are all breed shows. 

              The judging panel is being put in place and more will be shared when it is finalized.

    Watch the USKBTC website and Facebook for information as it becomes available.


  • 01/17/2021 10:25 AM | Web Team (Administrator)

    In order to better communicated directly with our USKBTC members we are moving to a new email list,  This list will only have current active members of the USKBTC on it.  It will be updated on a regular basis to only reflect current members.

    We will continue with the Google list for a period of time but ultimately drop it.  Active members may get 2 emails with the same content during this period.

    When the new list is active we will provide more information.


  • 10/28/2020 9:38 AM | Web Team (Administrator)

    The Catalog for the 2020 USKBTC National Specialty held in Orlando, FL is now available.  Click HERE for the marked catalog.

  • 10/22/2020 4:40 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Pictures from the 6 shows are now available.  Just follow this LINK and us the arrows on your computer to move through the slideshow.

  • 10/16/2020 7:23 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Please follow this LINK to the complete catalog.  Please note that the matrix shows which dogs are entered in each show.

    Follow this LINK for the complete results for the Specialties.  

  • 10/10/2020 2:28 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Important Information for those Attending the Traveling Specialty Extravaganza

    The USKBTC is looking forward to hosting you and your Kerry Blues in the days ahead.  We will do everything possible to make this a “kerrirific” event and one you remember for a lifetime.  The mid-Atlantic region has never hosted a Traveling Specialty and we will do everything possible to make it a great experience.

    Here are some things that will make your visit to North Carolina more enjoyable.  Most are obvious so apologies in advance.

    • 1)      Our goal is to have the ring on grass each day…however, depending on weather, it may change each day to under the Pavilion.
    • 2)      Temperatures swing greatly in North Carolina.  Bring a lightweight jacket and a raincoat just in case.  The area is grassy, so we do not expect a “mudgomery” experience if it does rain.
    • 3)      Dress is “business casual” in the ring.  No ties. 
    • 4)      If you have an EZ up tent bring it so you can groom under the trees.
    • 5)      If you have a small generator bring it…there is NO electricity available for dryers. 
    • 6)      There are real bathrooms on site that are cleaned daily. 
    • 7)      The Park is locked at night, but anything left each day could be at risk of theft or damage.  The USKBTC is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings.
    • 8)      If you are staying in the Park campground, please let Carl know (carl@ashby3.com) if you need transport and include your space number.  Pick up will be 2 hours prior to judging each day and return soon after the end of judging each day.  If you need to return to your rig during the day we will try to accommodate.
    • 9)      There will be light packaged breakfast food and coffee available in the morning. 
    • 10)  Each day will include lunch.  There is no charge, but donations will be accepted and appreciated.
    • 11)  Saturday at approximately 5 PM there will be a southern style dinner.

    Please note that face coverings and social distancing is part of the North Carolina Covid-19 protocols. Face coverings will be required in the ring and social distancing markers will be in place.

    Out of respect for one another please observe our protocols.


  • 10/05/2020 11:01 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    The 2021 Calendar is now available...only $15.00 incluindg shipping.  Order in the USKBTC Store.

  • 10/03/2020 8:54 AM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Please click JUDGING PROGRAM for the judging schedule as well as other information that will be helpful for the weekend.

  • 09/17/2020 2:27 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Hagan Stone Park – Shelter 5

    5920 Hagan-Stone Park Rd, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313

    Susan Gordon is the Show Secretary

    Her email is gordonshowsec@earthlink.net

    To enter online go to her website: gordonshowsec.info

    You will be billed for the entry fees and she will confirm your entry via of email.  If you don't get the confirmation...contact her.

    To enter Sweeps just put Sweeps in the additional class and indicate the age class.

    The links below will download a premium list and/or and entry blank.

    CLICK for PREMIUM LIST 

    CLICK FOR ENTRY FORMS

    If you enter online you will be sent an invoice.  We recommend you send her an email when you enter online to make sure she has your entry.

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

    October 16,17, and 18, 2020

    Show Hours:  8 AM to 5:30 PM – Each Day

    All Judging Outdoors

    AKC National Owner-Handled Series at All Specialty Shows

    There are 6 Specialty Shows.  Entry limited to Kerry Blue Terriers

    Judging Panel subject to AKC approval

    DATE DAY SHOW JUDGE
    10/16/20 Friday USKBTC Specialty # 1 (AM) Mary Jane Carberry
    10/16/20 Friday USKBTC Specialty # 2  (PM) Jan Ritchie Gladstone
    10/17/20 Saturday USKBTC Traveling Sweepstakes (AM) Megan Wood
    10/17/20 Saturday USKBTC TRAVELING SPTY  (AM) Billie Kneale Kellogg
    10/17/20 Saturday USKBTC Specialty # 3  (PM) Scott Kellogg
    10/18/20 Sunday USKBTC Sweepstakes (AM) Glenn Lee
    10/18/20 Sunday USKBTC Specialty # 4  (AM) David Kirkland
    10/18/20 Sunday USKBTC Specialty # 5  (PM) Jackie Stacy


    The premium list is expected September 22 and entries will close on September 30.  You can mail, fax, or enter online...check back to see it.  Questions to webteam@gmail.com.

    Hagan Stone Park

    Located south of Greensboro, NC this county park is a beautiful setting for shows dedicated exclusively to Kerry Blue Terriers.  Cut and paste this link https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/county-parks/hagan-stone-park

     for a complete description of the park and its various amenities.  The average high temperature in October is 74 degrees….perfect Kerry weather.

    A large shelter is available for grooming and has adjacent restrooms.  We encourage the use of pop up tents under the trees to facilitate social distancing.The site overlooks a large pond and is surrounded by shade trees.

    Hospitality

    Each day lunch will be provided and is included in your entry fee.  Of course, donation of drinks, snacks, etc. will be very much appreciated.  There will be one nighttime event with details to follow.

    RV Parking

    There is RV parking available with hookups in the park.  It is some distance from the show area.  In addition, the Park gates are locked around 6:30 making it difficult to leave for dinner, etc.  If you chose to park in the RV lot, we will provide a way to get your gear and dog(s) to the Show Site. 

    Covid-19 Protocols

    North Carolina has some of the most restrictive protocols in the nation.  However, our restaurants are open for indoor dining and groups of 50 or less are permitted outdoors making our event permissible. 

    We will require face coverings in the ring and when social distancing is not possible. 


  • 01/21/2020 10:54 AM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Due to the impact of COVID-19 all events at Purina Farms are cancelled through at least May 9, 2020.  Kerry Fest will return in 2021 better than ever.  Watch for additional announcements.

    You can now order commemorative Kerry Fest T-Shirts, enter the Challenge of Champions, and make Hospitality reservations.  For T-Shirts go to the Store and go to the Events page for the Challenge and Hospitality.  

    We will have a downloadable brochure soon.  There will be 2 Club hotels.  The link for the Comfort Inn  https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/gt45w7?checkInDate=2020-04-30&checkOutDate=2020-05-04&ratePlanCode=BTHDBA&source=EMCHGGI&appl_group=EMCHGGI

    We will have another option shortly.

    Planning has started for 2020 Kerry Fest at Purina Farms.  The dates are May 1,2, and 3.  There are 4 shows in 3 days...all will be majors in both sexes.  There will be the Challenge of Champions on Friday night and the infamous Kerryoke in the Cafe on Saturday evening.  Rats? Of course, Barn Hunt Saturday and Sunday.

    This is a "not to be missed" event so mark your calendars now.  Complete information will be available in late February....and did we mention the Roaring 20's theme?

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