Entry Information


Mail or email advanced entries as listed below:

Mail Entry and Payment to:

Shelley Garland, Field Trial Secretary
1006 Freehome Rd.
Canton, GA 30115

Additional Information:  Submitting your entries: Entries for the National Championships and Field Trial will be accepted by Mail or Email. Make checks payable to ESAA, Inc. Checks and money orders must be drawn on US banks. Sign the waiver of signature if you are using Express Mail Service. The field trial secretary WILL NOT PICK UP FedEx or UPS deliveries that cannot be delivered to her home.
Send completed entries to:

Email entries accepted, with prior payment to the field trial secretary, at:  PineWalkerSetters@gmail.com

Entries open July 1, 2020

Entries close at 7 PM (EST) on Friday October 16, 2020

Drawing will take place at 2:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, November 9, 2020


Checks should be made payable to “ESAA


Completed Entry forms will also be accepted via email; however, payment must be received by the Secretary prior to the closing - PineWalkerSetters@gmail.com




Questions contact Field Trial Secretary at 770-235-8937


All Entries must be complete, with fees in order to be drawn. Please submit a separate entry form for each stake entered. Include your telephone number and email address on each entry. If entries fill prior to the specified closing date, a waiting list will be established according to time received. It is your responsibility to confirm entries with the FT Secretary. Further, it is each entrant’s responsibility to obtain bracing information.

DNA VERIFICATION Must be Received by the Secretary no later than closing date or your dog will not be drawn.
MICROCHIP VERIFICATION Must be Received by the Secretary no later than closing date or your dog will not be drawn.
All dogs WILL BE SCANNED at the start line and the microchip # on file must match the dog on the line. If not, the dog will not be permitted to run.

DOGS THAT HAVE EARNED AN AKC MASTER HUNTER TITLE ARE qualified for entry in either the National Amateur Championship or the National Championship.

* All AKC registered English setters over 6 months may enter the National Amateur championship; and/or the National Championship but must have a gundog placement by 11/9/2020 to run. No refunds after the closing date for dogs that can’t run due to no placement.

BITCHES IN SEASON will be braced as the final brace(s) of a stake.

All entry fees are in US dollars. Canadian entrants need to arrange for US Funds for entries.

All Checks need to be written to ESAA.

Tracking collars will be permitted per AKC Field Trial Rules for Pointing Breeds and will be checked at the Line, along with Microchip.




National Amateur Championship*, See entry requirements in RED

Schedule:  Not Before 7:00 AM November 10, 2020
Fee:  $150.00


National Championships* See Entry requirements in RED

Schedule:  Not Before 7:00 AM Thursday, November 12, 2020

Fee:  $150.00



Bitches in Season: Bitches in season may compete in both the National Championship and the National Amateur Championship stakes under AKC Field Trial Rules and Procedures for Pointing Breeds, chapter 17, Section 4, and will be re-braced according to Procedures 4-F. Should a handler wish to scratch a bitch in season from either of the championship stakes, he/she may do so and receive a refund of entry fee. Refunds will be contingent upon examination of the bitch by the committee’s designee or veterinary certification.

Running Orders: Running orders will be placed on the ESAA National Field Trial Website and also on the ESAA Website (www.esaa.com) under the 2020 NFT link by November 10, 2020. It will also be emailed to anyone requesting a copy and to all exhibitors providing a READABLE email address. Please submit request to: Shelley Garland at PineWalkerSetters@gmail.com


This Field Trial is being held under the Rules and Procedures of The American Kennel Club

All Stakes Open to English Setters Only

Bitches in season are permitted in last brace.

Emergency Disaster Plan:  This information will be posted in the clubhouse at the grounds

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP & NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES: Open to any AKC registered English Setter, six months of age and over on the first advertised day of the trial, which has placed first, second, third, or fourth in any Open Gun Dog, Open Limited Gun Dog, Amateur Gun Dog, Amateur Limited Gun Dog Stakes, Open All-Age Stake or Amateur All-Age Stake at an AKC licensed or member field trial or have earned an AKC Master Hunter Title. The National Championships will be a 45-minute single course without bird fields. Any dogs entered in the amateur championship must be solely owned by amateurs and handled to a placement by an amateur.

ENTRIES LIMITED to the number of dogs that can be run during all available daylight hours. Entries will close when the limit is reached and this could be prior to the specified closing. This trial is being run as a FLEXIBLE FORMAT TRIAL and the club reserves the right to rearrange the running order of the stakes and add/rearrange judges if conditions warrant.

All dogs competing in either Championship must submit an AKC DNA profile and must be micro-chipped. Micro-chips will be scanned on the grounds before each dog is run.

Prizes: Standard AKC Rosettes to All Placed Dogs.  Trophies to all placed dogs. Judges Award of Merit may be given at judges’ discretion. 

Premium List is Available.

Waiver: Participation in the field trial, either through entering or observance of the trial constitutes a waiver of liability to the English Setter Association of America, its officers, directors and members, i.e. they are in no way responsible for and cannot be held liable for any accidents or illness, involving anyone attending the trial, their horses, dogs, birds and/or equipment.

Event and Exhibitor Information:
The hotels have been assured that the dogs are mannerly and will be crated in the absence of owner. Please remember to clean up after dogs.
Always carry proof of current RABIES vaccination for all dogs and horses. Negative Coggins required for horses.
Exhibitors and spectators should wear clothing suited to the event and the weather.
There is water available for dogs and horses.
The club does NOT agree to arbitrate claims as set forth on the Official AKC Entry form for this event.

Additionally the Hudson English Setter Club will be hosting a trial in the same location November 7-8. Watch for upcoming information.

Meals & Entertainment: (Pending COVID-19 Rules)
More Information Will Be Forthcoming About Food/Dinners

On-Site Food Availability: Breakfast, Lunch and snacks will be available for ala carte purchase in the club house.

We will have a reception celebrating the day’s braces and award placements at the end of judging on Wednesday & Friday.

Following the National Amateur Championship, and following the National Championship, a Judges dinner will be served in the clubhouse for an estimate $20.00 pp. BYOB. (Pending Covid-19 Rules)



Horseback handling is permitted; however, please note on your entry if you intend to walk in any stake, so that you may be braced with another walking handler. The Wrangler will have a very limited number of horses available for rent. Horse rental will be handled by Ms. Shadle exclusively.

WRANGLER: Robin Shadle 570-660-7045 or rbshadle@gmail.com Recommend that you contact her as soon as possible and reserve in advance.

Personal Horse Facilities: At the English Setter Club, there are approximately 8 stalls, available first come, first served. You MUST clean your stalls prior to leaving. Participants should be prepared to stake out horses in the designated areas. Water is easily accessible. You should plan to bring your own hay/grain/food, but you may be able to find some locally at Tractor Supply in Southampton NJ

IMPORTANT HORSE HEALTH CERTIFICATIONS: New Jersey Department of AG requires a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and a negative Coggins. Review the following New Jersey regulations: 1.) All horses coming into New Jersey need a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) health/certificate, issued within 30 days prior to entry and 2.) All horses, except those originating from South Dakota and foals less than six months of age accompanying their dam, need to be tested and found negative for Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins) within one year of entry. Carry extra copies of all certificates with you.