Even with the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, your Invitational Committee has been hard at work planning for the big event in 2022.
If you haven’t already seen it, please pay special attention to the new qualification requirements defined by the NAHRA Executive Board Of Directors for participation in the 2022 Invitational. We hope everyone is hard at work preparing for upcoming tests! If you have buddies who play the HRC/UKC, AKC, or CKC games, please encourage them to qualify and attend as well. The qualification requirements can be found here
The Committee has decided to hold the Opening Banquet at the Ramada Inn at the airport in Spokane, WA. If you’ve attended Regional events here, you may be familiar with what a great job they do for us. The menu selection is underway, and the purchase options will be available through the website in the future.
You will note that the Ramada Inn is one of the suggested options for hotel accommodations. We have reserved a block of rooms with a room rate of $120, and they’ve agreed to a reduced pet fee. When registering at the Ramada, please call this specific number 509-777-3053 between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM Pacific time and indicate you are part of the SBDA Invitational group, so they will know to assign one of the reserved rooms at the special rate. Make reservations no later than June 1, 2022.
You will also see suggestions for RV parks if that is something you’re interested in. Please be aware that dry camping on the Espanola training grounds will be minimal, so you may want to consider one of the RV options.
We’ve also been looking over clothing choices with hopes we can find items that are exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Once finalized, those too may be purchased via the website.
We know when you arrive, you will be looking for good training grounds. We have secured several options with different topography at each, easily accommodating everyone and providing a great variety. More details to come.
To ensure everyone has a great start to their day, we have a couple of generous folks who will be offering hot breakfast on the grounds, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the event. Plan accordingly!
Much more information to come as we continue to firm up plans for this great event.
Everyone on the Invitational Committee hopes everyone has an enjoyable, fun-filled Thanksgiving with good friends, family, and hopefully a hunt or two with your four-legged family.
The 2022 NAHRA Invitational Committee
Wonder what’s happening with the upcoming Invitational in 2022?
Interested in who will be your judges, and what their thoughts are? The bios and pictures of each of the three judges are up and available for your review.
Contemplating what lodging may be available? The Invitational Committee Events coordinator has provided a comprehensive list of nearby hotels and campgrounds. The Ramada at the airport will be our headquarters and the site of our opening banquet. So if you want a short commute, plan on staying with us at the Ramada!
If you’re wondering where you might be able to get a couple more qualifications, the Copper State Hunting Retriever Club is hosting a test on Dec 4 - 5, 2021, in Mayer, AZ. Enter now, and help ensure you’re qualified for the Invitational in , Espanola WA, in 2022!
The Invitational Committee will be providing options for clothing orders by the first of the year and dinner orders, etc., so be sure to sign up for our Newsletter to get all the latest developments.
Looking for a great place to stay durning the Invitational? We have a great list of lodging available whether you are looking to stay in a hotel/motel or you want to bring your RV!
The judges profiles have been updated! Use the link below to learn more about our 2022 NAHRA Invitational judges!
The Invitational committee would like to welcome you to the official 2022 NAHRA Invitational website. This site will serve as your hub of information as we get closer to the event! Entry to the event will be opening soon once we have everything ready. If you would like to stay informed as things progress, please be sure to sign up for the email list.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2022 NAHRA Invitational!