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Winter Classic

February 8 & 11, 2023
Batesville Civic Center, 290 Civic Center Dr, Batesville MS 38606
Batesville, Mississippi

About Winter Classic

Two separate, UKC licensed Nite Hunts. Hunt the same dog both nights!

The UKC Winter Classic Nite Hunt and Bench Show is an annual event held in February each year. The purpose of this event is to bring a major UKC event to the people of the South, while at the same time providing a vacation opportunity for those in the North.

The UKC Winter Classic Hunt and Show is one of the largest and most prestigious events in the United States. Much like Autumn Oaks, it is a family affair where old friends are reacquainted and new ones are made.

Winter Classic

First leg of the UKC Triple Crown Series

Official Partners

Eukanuba Official performance dog nutrition partner of UKC Dogtra

2023 Winter Classic Event Overview


Nite Hunt Details

  • Two-hour hunt times. Hunting Judges will be used on all casts.
  • Recognized placements for Friday and Saturdays hunts will be: REG 1st - 10th, NITECH/GRNITECH Division 1st - 10th
  • Advanced Entry: $40 per hunt. Online entries to open December 1st, 2022.
  • Advanced Entry Deadline: January 20th, 2023.
  • Walk-up Entry: $60 per hunt. Walk-up entries will be accepted based on Guide availability.

Bench Show Details

  • Advanced Entry: $25. Online entries to open December 1st, 2022.
  • Advanced Entry Deadline: January 20th, 2023. No refunds after the advanced entry close date.
  • Walk-up Entry: $30 per entry.
  • No refunds after advanced entries have closed.

LODGING

Winter Classic Lodging (PDF)

Schedule for 2023

HUNT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
7:00PM: Deadline for Warm-Up Slam Hosted by Mississippi Raccoon Hunters Association.
Thursday, February 9, 2023
7:00PM: Deadline for Warm-Up Slam Hosted by Enid Lake Coon Hunters Association.
Friday, February 10, 2023
12:00PM: Advanced Hunt Confirmation and Walk-Up Entries open for Friday nights hunt.
2:00PM: Confirmations and entries close for Friday night's hunt.
4:00PM: Cast call at the arena stage.
Saturday, February 11, 2023
4:00AM: Friday Nite Hunt scorecards due to Master of Hounds.
9:00AM: Friday Nite Hunt awards ceremony on main arena floor.
12:00PM: Advanced Hunt Confirmation and Walk-Up Entries open for Saturday night's hunt.
2:00PM: Confirmations and entries close for Saturday night's hunt.
4:00PM: Cast call at the arena stage.
Sunday, February 12, 2023
4:00AM: Saturday Nite Hunt scorecards due to Master of Hounds.
9:00AM: Saturday and overall Nite Hunt award ceremony on main arena floor.

SHOW SCHEDULE

Friday, February 10, 2023
8:00-9:00AM: Walk-up entries accepted at arena stage.
9:30AM: Show begins. Registered followed by Pairs.
1:00PM: Deadline to confirm Top Ten Bench Show entries.
6:00PM: Top Ten Bench Show begins
Saturday, February 11, 2023
8:00-9:00AM: Walk-up entries accepted at arena stage.
9:30AM: Show begins. Champions followed by Grand Champions.

Results

Bench Show Judges

  • Registered - Autumn Beland
  • Pairs - Autumn Beland
  • Champion - Danielle Champ
  • Grand Champion - Danielle Champ
  • Top Ten Bench Show - Autumn Beland, Danielle Champ, Corey Gruver

Event Info

Print Nite Hunt Enty Form, page 4 (PDF)

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