Get the "Bunny"!
Lure coursing field trials have been offered by the American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) since the 1970s, and since 1991 by the AKC & UKC as well. Sighthounds can earn the ASFA titles FCh (Field Champion) and LCM (Lure Courser of Merit), and the AKC titles JC (Junior Courser), SC (Senior Courser), MC (Master Courser), FC or DC (Field Champion or Dual Champion), and LCX (Lure Courser Excellent). For more information on lure coursing, visit the ASFA Home Page or the AKC Lure Coursing Page.
The NCWFA has been an active participant in lure coursing from its beginning, sponsoring the first ever ASFA field trial, together with the Mission Trails Borzoi Club way back in May of 1971. If you have any general coursing questions, want to volunteer, or can suggest any potential new lure coursing fields in the Vallejo/Fairfield/Napa/Dixon/Sacramento area (fenced, large, clear of obstacles, and available for dog use), please contact our lure coursing chair Jen Haas.
There is a desperate need for suitable fields for coursing events to be found in Northern California. What constitutes a good lure coursing field? First of all the field must be at least 15 acres, with 20 or more being ideal, natural grass or plow, free of obstructions [i.e: softball backstops, soccer & football goalposts, etc], where off-leash dogs are allowed. The ideal field is fully fenced, but partially fenced fields that meet the other requirements will be seriously considered. Reasonable field rental fees would be nice. If you think you may have located a potential location, please contact our lure coursing chairperson, Jen Haas.
B Celebrating fifty years of involvement with lure coursing, the NCWFA is holding a special whippets-only AKC Lure Trial & Test on Sunday, October 24th at Solano Community College. The trial will round out our 'whippet-centric' celebration weekend, which begins with our Silver Anniversary Specialty Dog Show on the same grounds on Saturday, the 23rd.
Judges: Justin Dannenbring [JC & all regular/non-regular stakes] & Lisa Voss [QC & all regular/non-regular stakes].
Stakes offered: Open, Open Veteran, Specials, Singles. JC/QC Tests. Special Breeder's Stake [2 hounds entered in a regular stake with the same breeder, designated as Breeder Stake entries on entry form insert - $10 fee for breeder stake entry.]
Awards: Fabulous rosettes for BOB & first placement in every regular/non-regular stake. Beautiful matted whippet prints for BOB & firsts, as well as whippet-motif travel mugs. BOB also gets a whippet-motif tote bag & big stuffed toy. Special Turtle Award, with a fabulous rosette & whippet motif item trophy for the lowest qualifying score in the regular stakes. Every hound that runs gets a toy!
Breakfast & Lunch: Due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to hold our usual lure coursing potluck lunch, so we will be offering Panera Lunch boxes by pre-order only. [order lunch online here or order & pay via mail using the premium list]. The NCWFA will be offering morning coffee & grab and go breakfast items.
Vendors welcome. $25.00 rents a 10 by 10 space for the entire weekend, Saturday & Sunday. Contact Debby Knutson for vendor rental.
For more info, contact Trial Secretary, Jen Haas.
10/24 NCWFA Whippet-Specialty Lure Trial Premium List
Lure Coursing - Third Entry +/Same Owner
Third Entry or More AKC Lure Trial - Same Owner
10/24 AKC Specialty Lure Trial Breeder Stake Entry
Breeder Stake entry for 10/24 NCWFA AKC Specialty Show - don't forget to complete the Breeder Stake entry form in the premium list & make sure that both BS designees are entered in either the Open, Veteran or Specials Stake at the trial.