Irish Setter Club of America’s

2017 Hunting Test, Walking Field Trial, and
AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship

Friday, March 17, 2017 – Walking Field Trial
Running Order

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – National Hunting Test
Running Order

Sunday, March 19, 2017 – Walking Gun Dog CH
Running Order

Hosted by Irish Setter Club of San Antonio
and ISC of Houston
at the Boyd Ranch, Wortham, TX
General Info

 VC Conformation test offered during lunch
on Sat, March, 18, 2017

Closing Date is Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017


The Boyd Ranch is fairly central to the heart of Texas. The terrain features lots of cleared and level open grass range as well as areas with natural hedgerows, shrubs and tree objectives.  The ranch is a popular site with the local clubs for field events, and features a clubhouse and campground.

We feel exceptionally lucky that this location has all of the character of a country getaway at Wortham, while also being very close to amenities in the larger town of Mexia, which offers modern accommodations and easy shopping for those pesky forgotten items!  Our Host Hotel is directly across from our Saturday night banquet location, and a short drive from the hunting test/field trial grounds.  A MEET & GREET is planned for Thursday night at the test/trial grounds – Thursday, March 16.  JOIN US!

HOST HOTELBEST WESTERN – several rooms reserved for ISCA -- special allowance has been arranged for larger dogs. Hotel accepts dogs but you must notify them that you have dogs when making reservations. Address is 1314 Milam Street, Mexia, Texas 76667. Phone is (254) 562-0200 (direct) or (800) 780-7234.  Room rates are $65.00 and up.

CAMPING:  RVs and camping are allowed overnight on the grounds.  Reservations are recommended. There is electricity ($10.00/day), but NO water for people or dogs – be sure to bring your own.  Water is available for horses. 

FLYING IN?   Closest major airports are in Dallas, TX (DFW or Love field).  There is a regional airport in Waco which is closer but may not have the variety of flights available that Dallas does.

ADVERTISING:  Email (karolynnem@gmail.com) or send ads to Karolynne McAteer, 180 Baltusrol Lane, Pinehurst, NC   28374.  $50 per page w/wo photo. 

TROPHY DONATIONS:  Send trophy donations to Karolynne McAteer, 180 Baltusrol Lane, Pinehurst, NC 28374.  

AUCTION ITEM DONATIONS:  Bring some items with you!  We appreciate your help in this fundraising effort!  If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, please send items to Nina Johnson, 15418 Lanswick Dr, Houston, TX 77062. 

RAFFLE: Buy tickets before, need not be present to win! Raffle flyer and ticket order form

HORSES:  These are walking events so all handlers will walk.  Horse gallery allowed during Field Trials only. 

FOOD:  Breakfast and lunch will be served at the grounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Host hotel offers a free breakfast.  We will have a ‘Meet and Greet’ on Thursday, March 16, with appetizers and beverages (not dinner) starting at 5:00 at the trial grounds in Wortham. We will hold a gala banquet and auction/raffle on Saturday evening at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Mexia, TX – directly across from the host hotel. 

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND… it will be a wonderful event and we hope you can attend!  Must have a placement in any gun dog stake or a Master Hunter title to enter the National Gun Dog Championship. DNA and microchip/tattoo will be required to enter.   

Please contact the following people for further information:


National Chairman:                 Regional Chairman:               

Nina Johnson                          Dotti Fowler                           

281-486-9735                           832-623-1188                           

nina_12345@sbcglobal.net      mytyme2play@earthlink.net     


FT Secretary                            HT Secretary

Mary Ann Gustafson               Shea Swanson

512-560-9196                           832-302-4633

redset@austin.utexas.edu       cassi_amber@hotmail.com