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Scott and Connie Hogan to Judge Winter Classic Bench Show
Posted on 11/10/2016 in Coonhounds.

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United Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Scott and Connie Hogan of Windber, Pennsylvania will serve as the judges for the 2017 UKC Winter Classic Bench Shows. This 30th annual event will held on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th at the Batesville Civic Center in Batesville, Mississippi.

Connie Hogan will judge all Friday classes and Scott Hogan will judge the Saturday classes.

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Scott and Connie Hogan - Windber, Pennsylvania

Connie is the daughter of the late Eugene and Teresa Chiari of Nanty Glo, PA. She is the youngest of five siblings and started hunting and showing coonhounds when she met Scott in 1998. Connie has worked for the American Red Cross Blood Services for 18 years. They have one daughter, Autumn, who is 13 years old. Autumn is active with the 4-H and her high school marching band as well as hunting and fishing with Connie and Scott.

Connie’s first major coonhound event was Autumn Oaks 1999 – which happens to be hers and Scott’s honeymoon. That is where the journey began. Since then, Connie has enjoyed raising and training their coonhounds for the water races, field trials, bench shows and night hunts, with her favorite event being the water races. Connie is an active member of the NPHA and has been a member of the NRCA, BBOA, BBCHA and the TWB&FA. Her love of the coonhound made her eager to learn more about the structure, movement, ability, etc. which is why she decided to become a bench show judge.

She has won at all different levels of the show circuits with the 2013 Overall Winter Classic Bench Show Champion as her most memorable and greatest accomplishment with her Plott female, Bambi. That same year, Bambi also won the AKC World Bench Show.

With the knowledge from the seminars, continued educational reading, judging hounds and seasoned handlers, Connie is eager to judge the 2017 Winter Classic and wants to thank UKC for this great opportunity.

Scott is the son of the late Wilbert James “Jim” and Fonda Hogan of Salix, PA. He resides in Windber, PA with his wife, Connie, of 17 years and his 13 year old daughter, Autumn. Scott started competitive hunting and showing coonhounds when he was 12 years old and enjoys all other avenues of hunting and fishing as well.

He has been employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections as a training sergeant for almost 20 years. He has been a long-time member of the National Plott Hound Association. Through the years, he has also been a member of the BBOA, BBCHA, NRHA, and TWB&FA associations as well. He is also the current president of the Cambria Houndsmen in Salix, PA.

Scott’s first coonhound was a Bluetick, but is known for not being colorblind when it comes to any specific breed or the ability of a good hound. Scott has won numerous times in all divisions at Autumn Oaks, the Winter Classic, the Grand American and achieved the Plott breed win at the World Championship this year. Scott has won King and Queen several times at Plott Days in addition to several state championships.

Scott has judged Plott Days as well as state championships and numerous breed sectionals. He is looking forward to having the opportunity to judge the coonhounds presented to him at the 2017 Winter Classic in February.