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KERRYFEST 2021 - APRIL 29 UPDATE & QUICK LINKS AND INFORMATION

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

Latest Information

The KerryFest 2021 Show Information Guide is now available.  It has the complete schedule, ring layouts, and other important details.  Click HERE to download.

You can also download the Judging Schedule for the US Specialty and St. Louis Sweeps and Specialty on Friday HERE.

2020 Futurity Print by Randy Purcell Now Available

Click here to visit the USKBTC Store to see and order.  Only 15 prints available

The entry Friday is terrific! Subject to a final audit the St. Louis Specialty has14 in the Sweeps (5 and 9)...recall that the Futurity/Maturity entries are based on the dogs age last October) and the class entry is 58 (15,26 and 17 (10 and 7)

The USKBTC Friday entry is equally as good. Subject to a final audit the class count is 55 (13,25 and 17 (10 and 7)

The St. Louis Specialty-Saturday Morning     56 13, 25, 18 (10 and 8)

The USKBTC Specialty-Saturday Afternoon  59 16, 26, 17 (10 and 7) 1 Vet

The USKBTC Specialty-Sunday Morning  56 15, 23,18 (10and 8)

As a result of consultation with Purina Farms the Challenge of Champions will be held in the Founders Room on Friday evening.


We are still working through the Covid protocols with Purina Farms. Once we know more we will publish a Good to Know list to help you plan your visit. One thing we do know....bring a popup tent if you have one.

Purina Farms has implemented several Covid-19 protocols. One is that to enter the grounds you must be on a list. If you have entered the Futurity/Maturity, the Challenge of Champions, or any of the point shows your name will be furnished to Purina Farms and NO ACTION IS REQUIRED!

If you plan to "volunteer" you must contact Gigi Reiling to be added to the list we furnish Purina. Send your name to her via of email (giginstl@yahoo.com) or if you have any questions regarding this.


BIG NEWS

KERRYFEST 2021 ADDS 5th Specialty

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BIG NEWS

KERRYFEST 2021 ADDS 5th Specialty

       There will be an additional USKBTC Specialty on Friday morning, May 7!  Cindy Vogel will be the judge.  The Show Secretary is Susan Gordon.  Click HERE for the Premium List.  It will be followed by the St. Louis Kerry Blue Terrier Club Sweeps and Specialty after lunch.

        Due to restrictions in the Founders Room the Challenge of Champions will begin around 5:30 and will be held outside.  A served buffet dinner and cash bar will be available for those with Hospitality passes.

        We still do not have word on when entries will open for the All-Breed Shows.

        Click HERE for a chart that will provide additional information in terms of approximate scheduling for the weekend.


KERRYFEST INFORMATION PACKET WITH JUDGES IS NOW AVAILABLE.  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

QUICK LINKS TO ALL THINGS

KERRYFEST

Enter Challenge of Champions

Buy Hospitality

Buy KerryFest T-Shirts

Enter St. Louis Specialty 

Enter USKBTC Friday Specialty

(Motor Home Reservation From is in the St. Louis Premium-Specify Kerry Blue Exhibitor)

Enter All Breed Shows 

T-Shirt Manual Order Form

Purina Farms/All Breed Show Update

March 24

The brochure for KerryFest will be available for download later this week.  Since the last update we have made the decision to hold all KerryFest events except the Challenge of Champions in Show Tent 1.  In the case of rain the ring will be under the tent.  The all breed shows on Saturday and Sunday except for Kerry Blues will be judged indoors.  Holding our shows on the Purina Show Field will allow for better grooming and movement.  We continue to fall under the 1400 dog on Saturday and Sunday so be sure and get you entries in once entries open.

We continue to plan the weekend and hope to announce all the plans within the next week. We will have enhanced hospitality this year.   Our goal is to have the complete plans for KerryFest available within the next week. 

Onofrio will be the superintendent.  Susan Gordon with be the Secretary of the Friday St. Louis Specialty.  

Challenge of Champions Entry is OPEN!

            The Challenge of Champions will be held on Friday afternoon at Purina Farms.  Entries are now open and will close April 9.  Please enter online and follow the directions on the website (https://uskbtc.com/event-4167750)  Photos are to be sent to erinwood@yadtel.com.  As in the past all entries will include a custom ribbon and weekend hospitality for each entry.     

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. 

         There will All-Breed shows on Saturday and Sunday.  Onofrio is the superintendent.  Entry is limited to 1400 dogs and the premium list will be available in very early April.  The Concurrent Specialty will be Saturday afternoon and is also superintended by Onofrio.

          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.


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