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Winter Classic

February 9 & 10, 2018
Batesville Civic Center
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 late January each year. It is a major coonhound event like Autumn Oaks. 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.

This event is the first leg of the exciting UKC Triple Crown program, sponsored by Black Gold Premium Dog Food.

Winter Classic Clothing
Winter Classic Triple Crown Event Purina Points Event

Event Schedule

Date/Time Event Description Registration
Date/Time

Thursday

Date/Time

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Event Description

Bench Show Entries Open/Confirm Advanced Bench Show Entries
Entries will be taken for all categories.

Registration

On-site and online

Date/Time

Friday

Date/Time

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Bench Show Entries Open/Confirm Advanced Bench Show Entries
Dual Champion class will start as soon as possible after 9 am.
Top Ten, Registered and Pairs will follow.

Registration

On-site and online

Date/Time

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Event Description

Confirm advanced & wait-listed entries for Friday Nite Hunt at UKC Headquarters

Registration

Online

Date/Time

3:30 p.m.

Event Description

All Friday confirmed entrants return to UKC Headquarters for calling of casts.

Date/Time

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Event Description

Bench Show Entries Open/Confirm Advanced Bench Show Entries

Registration

On-site and online

Date/Time

Saturday

Date/Time

4:00 a.m.

Event Description

Deadline for Friday night scorecards to be returned to Master of Hounds.

Date/Time

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Bench Show Entries Open/Confirm Advanced Bench Show Entries
Entries will be taken for Champions and Grand Champions.
Bench Show will start as soon as possible after 9 a.m.
Kid's Bench Show follows Champions.
Grand Champions portion will follow immediately after Childrens Bench Show.

Registration

On-site and online

Date/Time

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Event Description

Confirm advanced & wait-listed entries for Saturday Nite Hunt at UKC Headquarters.

Registration

Online

Date/Time

3:30 p.m.

Event Description

All Saturday confirmed entrants return to UKC Headquarters for calling of casts and to pick up maps.

Date/Time

Sunday

Date/Time

4:00 a.m.

Event Description

Deadline for Friday night scorecards to be returned to Master of Hounds

Date/Time

9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Nite Hunt winners awards ceremony in Headquarters Building.
Winners must bring their dogs for photos.

Featured Sponsors

Black Gold Purina

Results

Notes & Reminders

  • Advanced Entry Only Nite Hunts. Deadline January 19, 2018.
  • Nite Hunt entries confirmed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • First 2017 UKC Triple Crown event, presented by Black Gold. $3,000 year-end award.
  • One Bench Show held over two days.
  • Free Kids Bench Show on Saturday

Event Info

Entry Form & Rules (PDF)
Grounds Map (PDF)
Winter Classic Warm-up Slams (PDF)

Vendor Info

Vendor Kit (PDF)

Local Info

Local Batesville, Mississippi Info
Batesville Civic Center Info
City of Batesville Lodging Guide
City of Batesville Dining Info
Things To Do In Panola County

Camping

Batesville Civic Center RV Park

Convenient access to I55, fuel, shopping, and (sit-down/dine-in), restaurants. 20 sites with full hook-ups, 12x45 concrete pad, 20/30/50 amp electricity, water, sewer, picnic table, and grill. Free WIFI available. No tents and no parking on the grass.

UKC Event Rate: $20/night
Call 662.563.1392 and mention Winter Classic rate
Email info@batesvilleciviccenter-ms.com
Or book online www.batesvilleciviccenter-ms.com
If registering online, pricing will appear as $30/night, but discount will be applied before the card is charged.

Judges

UKC Winter Classic judges are well qualified and come with the experience as owners, breeders and handlers.

View more information and background bio information for the 2016 Winter Classic judges.

Additional Sponsors