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Youth Nationals

July 22-23, 2022

Medina, Ohio

2022 Event Info

Friday, July 22

Nite Hunt
Entries will be taken on the grounds. Prior qualification not necessary.
Entries Deadline: 7 p.m.
Entry Fee: $10
90-minute hunt.

Saturday, July 23

Bench Show Seminar
Presentation begins: 11 a.m.
Non-Licensed Bench Show
Entries will be taken on the grounds. Prior qualification not necessary. Children may be assisted in getting dogs on the bench, but other than that must show, including gaiting the dog, without adult assistance. Classes will be based on the handlers age.
Entry Deadline: 1 p.m. Entry Fee: $10
Nite Hunt
Entries will be taken on the grounds. Prior qualification not necessary.
Entries Deadline: 7 p.m.
Entry Fee: $10
90-minute hunt.

Lodging

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Medina, (330) 722-6006
Hampton Inn Medina, Medina, (330) 721-8955
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Medina, (330) 772-1722
Quality Inn & Suites, Medina, (330) 723-4994

Additional Details

Nite Hunts

Youth must be at least five and not older than 17 years of age to participate in nite hunts, and must be capable of calling dog struck and treed without assistance of parent or guardian. May be assisted with handling dog physically. (Youth having reached their 18th birthday on the date{s} of this event will not be eligible to compete.)

Youth Ages 5-12 and 13-17 to be drawn out separately in Junior and Senior Division. EACH PARTICPANT 13 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER, ENTERED IN THE NITE HUNT, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT OTHER THAN THOSE IN THE CAST RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER YOUTH. One set of 10 placements awarded each night based on scores, regardless of age division.

Crowing Overall Junior and Senior National Hunt Champions!
There will be a 60-minute Final Four Hunt in a late round on Saturday night to determine Overall Champion and Continuing Education Tuition Awards in senior division. Youth must hunt complete hunt times both nights to be eligible for Final Four. Highest combined double cast win scores first; followed by single night highest cast win score to make up Final Four, if needed.

Overall Champion and Continued Education Tuition Awards in junior division will be determined by highest combined double cast win score first; followed by single night highest score if necessary.

Senior Division Final Four Hunt Awards
1st Place - $3,000 Tuition Award, Senior Division National Championship Trophy, Jacket
2nd Place - $2,000 Tuition Award & Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque
3rd Place - $2,000 Tuition Award & Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque
4th Place - $2,000 Tuition Award & Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque

Junior Division Final Four Hunt Awards
1st Place - $1,000 Tuition Award, Junior Division National Championship Trophy, Jacket

Non-Licensed Total Junior Award
Any Youth achieving a cast win in the Nite Hunt either night, and also placing in the Top Three in their Age Division in the Bench Show will be eligible for the Total Junior Award. This award is to recognize the achievement of a Youth excelling in both the hunt and show, embodying the meaning of Total Dog.

Bench Show

Youth must be at least five and not older than 17 years of age to participate and must be able to show their dog without assistance of parent or guardian. Classes determined by age of handler: 5-12 age classes to compete in Junior Division; 13-17 age classes to compete in Senior Division.

Classes judged on showmanship. Age class winners to show in Finals of each division for Overall Junior Division and Overall Senior Division National Championship.

Crowing Overall Junior and Senior National Show Champions!
Junior and Senior Division Bench Show Class and Overall Awards
Senior Overall Division Winner - National Championship Trophy, Jacket
Junior Overall Division Winner - National Championship Trophy, Jacket
Class Winners: 1st - Trophy; 2nd - Red Ribbon; 3rd - White Ribbon

Continuing Education Prize

UKC offers a total of $10,000 Continuing Education Tuition Prizes.

Purpose: The purpose of the Continuing Education Tuition Prize is to financially assist active, interested, and capable young hound enthusiasts with the burdening cost of continuing education. The prize amount above will be held in a separate prize money account until the above named recipient makes application for release of funds.

Payment: Prize money will be paid directly to the school upon written request of the prize recipient. A tuition billing from an accredited college, university or trade/vocational school must accompany the written request. Under no circumstance may a Continuing Education Tuition Prize be transferred to another individual.

Deadline: The Continuing Education Tuition Prize must be redeemed by the recipients 21st birthday. Prize money that has not been used by the recipients 21st birthday will revert back to the UKC Youth Fund.

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Official Partners

Eukanuba Official performance dog nutrition partner of UKC Dogtra

UKC Contact

Hunting Ops, 269.343.9020
huntingops@ukcdogs.com