2023 NTC National Roving Specialty
June 29, 2023 - July 3, 2023
Coordinated by Judi Hartell and Claire Johnson
Oklahoma! OK! from the play, Oklahoma! is the theme of our 2023 National Roving Specialty, to be held in Oklahoma City in conjunction with the 2023 Summer Canine Olympics. This cluster offers it all: Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Scent Work, Barn Hunt, Dock Diving, Disc Dog, FCAT and Weight Pulling. Held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, the hotel is very convenient and we are looking into a shuttle between the hotel and our NTC events.
We have a room block at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Will Rogers World Airport hotel.
The room block is active and ready for bookings! Guests can either call and book over the phone by calling (405) 682-6000, and asking for the Norfolk Terrier Club rate, or they can use the following link to book directly online. Please note the online link will default to make bookings for the full length of the group block. If guests would like to stay for less than the full five nights, they will need to click on ‘Book a Room’, and then click the ‘Edit Stay’ button at the top of the screen to input their preferred dates.
Hilton online Booking
RV parking for our group will be (tentatively) in the RV area closest to the conformation building. You will need to make your RV reservation using the form in the “club store” on the Cluster website and mark it “Norfolk Terrier Club” in order to be parked with our group. NTC will have a large grooming area reserved in the section closest to our ring. You will need to make your own reserved grooming reservation using the “club store” on the Cluster website and marking your reservation with “Norfolk Terrier Club” in order to be included in our group space.
Calendar of Events:
Tuesday: Bow Wow Pow Wow, a welcome party at the hotel with hors d’oeuvres and drinks; a social gathering where you can pick up your welcome bag loaded with goodies! This event is generously sponsored by Robin Coppedge, Judi Hartell, Claire Johnson and Shelley Minnis.
Wednesday: All-Breed show, Obedience, Rally, Performance. That evening we get all gussied up for the Top Ten Showcase Gala to be held at the hotel. This event honors the 2022 Top Ten Conformation dogs as well as Stud Dogs and Brood Bitches for the year 2022. These Norfolk will be invited to be present at the event so that you can enjoy a “hands on” meet and greet with dogs, their owners and breeders. Honorees will each have an area set aside for them, providing a relaxed opportunity to visit. This event is generously sponsored by Beth Sweigart and Pamela Beale
Thursday: All-Breed show, Obedience, Rally, Performance. That evening is the Bricktown Barbara-Q. We will be shuttled to the Bricktown Water Taxi where we will enjoy food catered by Earl’s Rib Palace while cruising down the canal. This event is generously sponsored by Barbara Miller.
Friday: All-Breed show, Obedience, Rally, Performance. Held at the hotel, we will offer a presentation by Marty Greer, DVM (Reproduction Specialist) on Neonatal Care for $25/person. This presentation is open to the public and covers a topic every breeder can benefit from.
Saturday: All-Breed show, Obedience, Rally, Performance. We hold our banquet as a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at the Cattlemen’s Steakhouse. Attendees have the opportunity to solve a western themed murder mystery presented by four actors. Honored at this festivity will be the top scoring Norfolk for each of the Obedience, Rally and Performance events. A shuttle to and from the banquet will be available from the hotel. Entertainment for this event is generously sponsored by Sandra Stemmler.
Sunday: All-Breed show, Obedience, Rally, Performance, and “Away We Go!”