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New draft t-shirts for sale

NewPenDel Draft Test takes place April 8 & 9 at Brubaker Park,  Lancaster County, PA.  We have new draft t-shirts for sale at $20.00 each.  The club logo is embroidered on the left shoulder and the draft test silk screened on the back.  Sizes run small and begin with medium.  Colors for ladies are green and purple, mens med gray. They have been donated and all proceeds go to NPD Rescue.  You may buy them at the test or send a message through our website.

2017 Draft Test

 2017  Draft Test (2-Day DD/TDD) 

Hosted by

New Pen Del Newfoundland Club 

April 8 & 9, 2017 

Brubaker Park 

Brubaker Lane, Brecknock Township

East Earl, PA 17519 

The Draft Tests

The NCA Draft Tests are a series of exercises designed to develop and demonstrate the innate ability of purebred Newfoundland dogs in a land-work capacity involving hauling. Historically, the Newfoundland has functioned as a draft dog in various capacities, and performance of these exercises is intended to demonstrate skills resulting

from both natural ability and training that are applicable to realistic work situations.

Dogs must be willing to work with their handlers and the exercises must be accomplished efficiently. The goal of each handler is to maintain control while encouraging his/her dog’s natural independence; together, they demonstrate teamwork. Since a dog can perform draft work only in cooperation with a person, each handler must demonstrate an understanding of draft work with

the dog’s ability, training, and equipment.

Judges

Nancy McKee Linda Dunn

Jeffersonville, VT Marshall, MI

Dates

Test dates: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

First allowable postmark for entry: 

Monday February 13, 2017 for NCA Members

To qualify for NCA early registration “If the dog is co-owned, then either all co-owners of the dog must be NCA members OR the handler must be an NCA member” Draft Test Regulations 1/1/17 

Thursday February 23, 2017 for Non- NCA

Members

Closing Date/Time: 

Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

2017 NPD Draft Test Committee

Chair: Judy Bahney (717)-866-7979

judyone@comcast.net

Secretary: Joan Fenwick (717) 866-9659

jfenwick12@comcast.net

Chief Steward: Andrea Ottey (610)-304-3159

andiaho@aol.com

Grounds: DD/TDD: Doug Bahney (717)-866-7979

judyone@comcast.net

Rules and Regulations

The Working Dog Committee (WDC) of the Newfoundland Club of America (NCA) has granted the New Pen Del Newfoundland Club permission to hold this draft test in accordance with the Draft Test Regulations updated January 1, 2017.

Entrants are responsible for obtaining the NCA Draft Test Regulations. A copy of the regulations may be obtained for $5.00 from the NCA WDC Publications Secretary, Dwight Gorsuch, 6282 Burris Road, Rock Hall, MD 21661-1100. The regulations are also available

Online at: www.newfdogclub.org.

Limits

Saturday April 8: DD Draft Test -Maximum of 15 and minimum of 3 entries.

Sunday April 9: DD Draft Test Maximum of 15 and minimum of 3 entries.

Acceptance of Entries

If the minimum entry limits are not met for each test, NPD reserves the right to cancel that test. Entries will be accepted by mail only and entries requiring a signature will not be accepted. Entries must be postmarked no earlier than Monday February 13, 2017. Any entries received with a postmark prior to Monday February 13, 2017 will be returned to sender.

The available entry slots will be filled in the following manner: On March 21, all entries with a February13, 2017 postmark will be assigned to available spots in the tests. If the number of entries

with a February 13 postmark exceeds the available slots, a drawing will take place to determine who gets the spaces and who is placed on the alternate list. If the number of entries with a February 13 postmark does not exceed the number of available slots, the entries with February 13 postmarks will be assigned the available spots. If the number of entries with the February 13 postmarks exceeds the available spots, another drawing will take place. This process will continue until the entry is full.

Entries will close at the home of the Test Secretary at 6:00 p.m. on Monday March 20, 2017. After that date, entries cannot be accepted, cancelled, altered, or substituted. All entries received after the entry is full will be placed on an alternate list in order of postmarks. If an opening should occur after entries fill, a drawing will take place to fill the vacancy and an alternate will be notified. To receive e-mail confirmation that your entry has been received, be sure to include your e-mail address CLEARLY on your entry form. All entrants will be e-mailed notification of their positions in the tests by March 29, 2017.

Changing to Team Division 

A change of entry from individual to Team Division must be submitted to the Test Secretary by 6:00 PM the night before the Test and in accordance with the Draft Test regulations.

Re-qualifiers 

Entries for requalification will be accepted only if the entry limit is not reached. Dogs that qualify in a previous test may stay in as Re-qualifiers, but will be moved to the alternate list (if any). Acceptance into the test will then be based on postmark of the original entry.

Bitches in Season 

Bitches in season will not be allowed on the test site until just prior to being judged, which will be after all other dogs are tested. As a courtesy, please inform the Test Secretary if your bitch will be in season. 

Spectators and Un-entered Dogs 

Spectators, as well as un-entered dogs (except bitches in season) are welcome at the NPD Draft Test. However, un-entered dogs will not be permitted in the test site area. As a courtesy to our exhibitors, we ask that all dogs be kept quiet and leashed or crated.

NPD Safety Policy 

1) Dogs must be crated or on leash at all times. 2) When on leash, the length of the leash must not exceed six feet and may not be a retractable leash. 3) When on leash, dogs must be under control at all times. 4) Dogs showing uncontrolled or aggressive behavior will be asked by the event chair, a board member, or other official to leave the site promptly or to be crated for the duration of the event. 5) Failure to meet these conditions may result in a disciplinary hearing. There will be occasions when the dog will be allowed off lead when approved by the event chairman.

Veterinarian on Call 

Berks Animal Emergency & Referral Center

400 West Lancaster Ave.

Shillington, PA

610 – 775 – 7535

This is a 24/7 facility

The Test Site 

Brubaker Park is located on 90.2 acres; consisting of walking trails through wooded areas, wetlands, two streams stocked with hundreds of rainbow trout, and three ponds. The park amenities include playground areas, baseball diamonds, roller hockey rinks, soccer fields, archery ranges, and tennis & volleyball courts with lots of open space.

There will be no formal practice. Brubaker Park is open to the public during daylight hours.

The surface for the DD/TDD test will be in a grassy area with natural obstacles. The distance freight haul course will include a short gravel path. Surfaces will include dirt, gravel, leaves and grass. There will be short inclines and declines on the course. Parts of the course may be alongside a pond, creek and playground area.

Basic Control will be tested on a level, grassy area.

The maneuvering course as well as harnessing and hitching equipment will be located in a grassy area. The maneuvering area will utilize the spaced trees and natural and man-made obstacles to delineate the

course.

Tentative Schedule: All times are approximate 

Saturday: 

7:00 am: Complimentary Continental Breakfast

7:00 –7:30 am: DD Entrants check in with the Draft Secretary. Alternates assigned if necessary

7:30-8:00 am: DD/TDD Course Familiarization

8:00 am: Handlers, Stewards meet with the Judges 8:30 a.m. Test Judging begins

*Lunch break at judges’ discretion

Continuation of the Draft Test

Test results announced and awards ceremony.

Sunday: 

7:00 am: Complimentary Continental Breakfast

7:00 –7:30 am: DD/TDD Entrants check in with the Draft Secretary. Alternates assigned if necessary.

7:30 – 8:00 am: Course Familiarization

8:00 am: Handlers, Stewards meet with the Judges

8:30 am: Test Judging begins

*Lunch break at judges’ discretion

Test results announced and awards ceremony

There will be lunch on Saturday & Sunday available at the site and a Test Dinner Saturday evening at: Black Horse Restaurant & Tavern

2170 N. Reading Road, Denver, Pa 17517.

Cocktails at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm.

Catalog Advertising 

Support NPD and the entrants in the 2017 Draft Test by placing an ad in the Draft Test catalog. Page size is 8½” x 11”. Costs are:

Full Page $20.00

Each additional full page $15.00

½ page $10.00

Advertising copy and photo may be submitted camera-ready, or you may mail photo and copy and request that the catalog editor lay out your ad for you. Photographs will be returned to you at the draft test. Mail ads with the attached form and check to

Joan Fenwick, Draft Test Secretary, 3Norma Lane, PO Box 706, Richland, PA, 17087 for receipt no later than March 15, 2017.

Hotel Accommodations 

A block of rooms (19 with double or single beds) has been reserved at the Black Horse Lodge, 2170-2180 North Reading Road, Denver, PA 17517.The Room Rate is $59 for one person per room and $69 for two people per room (plus 11% sales tax). Ask for the “New Pen Del Draft Test” reserved rooms when making your reservations. The hotel is located at Exit 286 off of the PA Turnpike and North on Route 272. It is less than 5 miles from the draft test site.

Website: www.blackhorselodge.com

Email: reservations@blackhorselodge.com

Other Hotels within 5 miles of Test Site: 

Comfort Inn of Lancaster County North

1 Denver Rd, exit 286 PA Turnpike, Denver, PA 17517 at $99.00 per night with $10.00 pet fee (717) 336-7541

Directions to the Site 

Brubaker Park is located in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, PA.

Park Address: 

Brubaker Park

Brubaker Lane, East Earl, PA 17519

From Northern New Jersey:

Go west on I-78 to exit 54A US 222 South to PA 272 Adamstown/Knauers exit. Turn right onto PA 272 South. Go 2.3 miles to second traffic light. Turn left onto Route 897 South. Continue on Route 897S for 4.7 miles (straight thru 1 stop sign in Fivepointville, continue past Weavers Dry Goods (on your right). Immediately past Goods Feed Mill (on your right) make a left onto Long Lane. Entrance to Park ahead on the left.

From Central New Jersey: 

Take the NJ Turnpike to the PA Turnpike. Go west on the PA Turnpike to the Reading Exit 286. Go .8 miles on Spur Rd/Col. Howard Blvd. Go to the third traffic light and make a right onto North Reading Rd. / PA 272. Go 1.2 miles at traffic light make a right onto 897 South. Continue on 897S for 4.7 miles (straight thru 1 stop sign in Fivepointville continue past Weavers Dry Goods (on your right). Immediately past Good’s Feed Mill (on your right) make a left onto Long Lane. Entrance to Park ahead on the left.

From Southern New Jersey: 

Take route 42 North to I-76 West to the PA Turnpike. Go west on the PA Turnpike to the Reading Exit 286. Go .8 miles on Spur Rd/Col. Howard Blvd. Go to the third traffic light and make a right onto North Reading Rd. / PA 272. Go 1.2

miles at traffic light make a right onto 897 South. Continue on 897S for 4.7 miles (straight thru 1 stop sign in Fivepointville, continue past Weavers Dry Goods (on your right). Immediately past Goods Feed Mill (on your right) make a left onto Long Lane. Entrance to Park ahead on the left.

From Delaware and South: 

Take SR-1 North to Exit 165B. Merge onto I-95 North towards I-295/Wilmington/Philadelphia. Take exit 8 US 202 North towards West Chester. Take US 100 North to the PA Turnpike. Go west on the PA Turnpike to Exit 286 Reading. Go .8 miles on Spur Rd/Col. Howard Blvd. Go to the third traffic light and make a right onto North Reading Rd. / PA 272. Go 1.2 miles at traffic light make a right onto 897 South. Continue on 897S for 4.7 miles (straight thru 1 stop sign in Fivepointville continue past Weavers Dry Goods (on your right). Immediately past Goods Feed Mill (on your right) make a left onto Long Lane. Entrance to Park ahead on the left.

From Northern PA: 

I-476 South to Exit 56. Take US 22 West to I-78 West to PA 100 South to US 222 South. Follow 222

South to PA 272 Adamstown/Knauers Exit. Turn right onto PA 272 South. Go 2.3 miles to second traffic light. Turn left onto Route 897 South. Continue on Route 897S for 4.7 miles (straight thru 1 stop sign in Fivepointville, continue past Weavers Dry Goods (on your right). Immediately past Goods Feed Mill (on your right) make a left onto Long Lane. Entrance to Park ahead on the left.

From Western PA: 

Go East on the PA Turnpike to Exit 286 Reading. Go .8 miles on Spur Rd/Col. Howard Blvd. Go to the third traffic light and make a right onto North Reading Rd. / PA 272. Go 1.2 miles at traffic light make a right onto 897 South. Continue on 897S for 4.7 miles (straight thru 1 stop sign in Fivepointville, continue past Weavers Dry Goods (on your right).

Immediately past Goods Feed Mill (on your right) make a left onto Long Lane. Entrance to Park ahead on the left.

Meals 

There are no food concessions in the park. A complimentary continental breakfast will be available in the morning. Lunch, chef’s choice, for Saturday will be available for $10.00 by pre-order. For Sunday hotdogs and burgers, salads, chips, desserts & beverages will also be available for $10.00 by pre-order. Please complete the form below and return to Joan Fenwick, Draft Test Secretary, 3 Norma Lane PO Box 706, Richland, PA 17517 to be received no later than March 20, 2017.

Join us for Dinner with all our Newfoundland Friends, Judges and Committee, Everyone Welcome!

Saturday April 8, at 6:30 pm at the Black Horse Restaurant & Tavern.

Contact Test Secretary Joan Fenwick (717) 866-9659 to reserve.

Black Horse Restaurant & Tavern, 2170 North Reading Road (route 272), Denver PA 17517

Directions from Brubaker Park, approximately 5.8 miles:

From the Park Entrance make a Right onto Long Lane. Make a Right onto Route 897 North passing Good’s Feed Mill and Weaver’s Dry Goods (both on your left) to the stop sign in Fivepointville. Go straight, continuing on Route 897 North for 4.7 miles. At the traffic light make a left onto Reading Road /Route 272 South. Go approximately 1 mile; Black Horse Restaurant & Tavern will be on the right.

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Lunch/Dinner Reservations 

Name: _____________________________________________________________________ 

E-Mail: ___________________________ Phone: __________________________________ 

Saturday, April 8 Lunch # ______ @ $10.00 each 

Sunday, April 9 Lunch # _______@$10.00 each 

Total amount for lunches $____________ 

Reservations for Dinner at Black Horse Restaurant and Tavern – # people __________ 

Cost is your responsibility 

Make checks for lunches payable to New Pen Del and send to Draft Test Secretary, 

Joan Fenwick, P.O. Box 706, Richland, PA 17087 by March 31, 2017. 

NCA Draft Test, hosted by the New Pen Del Newfoundland Club

April 8 & 9, 2017 – Brubaker Park, Brecknock Township, PA

Newfoundland Club of America New Pen Del Newfoundland Club

Officers and Board of Directors Officers and Board of Directors

President Pam Saunders President Gary Ottey

1st Vice President John Cornell Vice President John O’Neill

2nd Vice President Lynne Anderson- Treasurer John Affel

Powell Secretary Joan Fenwick

Recording Secretary Steve Britton Working Dog Secretary Nancy McKee

Corresponding Secretary Pam Rubio Board Members Wendy Keyser

Treasurer Mary L. Price Nancy Weaver

Diane Weber

Directors: Kathryn Lynn

Sue Marino Steve McAdams

Mary Lou Cuddy Pat Randall

Roger Frey Donna Thibault

AKC Delegate David Helming

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Catalog Advertising Form

2017 NPD Draft Test

Honor a Newf – a handler – your club – your friends – by placing an ad in the NPD 2017 Draft Test Catalog.

Page size is 8 ½” X 11”. Prices are listed below. The price for each page includes photographs.

# Pages

_______ First full page $20.00 $_______________

_______ Each additional full page $15.00 $_______________

_______ ½ page (8 ½” x 5 ½”) $10.00 $_______________

Advertising copy and photo may be submitted, camera-ready, or you may mail photo and copy and request that the catalog editor lay out your ad for you. Photographs will be returned to you at the Draft Test.

Make checks payable to New Pen Del Newfoundland Club and mail form and check to:

Joan Fenwick, Draft Test Secretary, 3 Norma Lane, PO Box 706, Richland, PA 17087 no later than March 15, 2017.

Name: _________________________________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________ e-mail: ______________________________________

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Newfoundland Club of America Working Test Entry Form Test Location: Brubaker Park, Brecknock Township, East Earl, PA Test Giving Club: New Pen Del Newfoundland Club Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 ___DD ___ TDD ___ DDX ___ TDDX ___ this entry is a Requal. (Team entries should complete a separate entry sheet for each dog on the team) Entries Close At: 6:00 PM EST , On: March 29, 2017. Entries must be received by the test secretary, by mail, by the closing date and time. Entries not received by the closing date and time will not be accepted even if postmarked before this date. Send entries with $ 35.00 entry fee payable to New Pen Del. Return entries to the Test Secretary: Joan Fenwick 3 Norma Lane PO Box 706 Richland, PA 17517 Please print legibly. Information on this form will be used for record keeping and to generate a certificate of qualification should the dog and handler pass. Attach a current copy of this dogs AKC Registration Owner’ Name(s): Address: City: State: Zip: Full Name of Dog: AKC/CKC/ILP/PAL#: Date of Birth: Sex: Sire: Dam: Breeder (s): Handler’s Name: Call Name: Entry Form Must Be Signed To Be A Valid Entry I understand that I enter my dog in this NCA Working Test at my own risk. I have read the Test Regulations and understand them. I agree to abide by the Test Regulations, the NCA Constitution and By-Laws, and further agree to be bounded by the Entry Agreement included with this entry form. Signature (Signature of Owner/Agent duly authorized to make this entry) Date: Day Phone ( ) Home Phone( ) E-Mail NCA Member: YES NO WRKGENTRY (3.2415)

AGREEMENT I (we) acknowledge that the NCA test regulations have been made available to me (us) and that I am (we are) familiar with their contents. I (we) agree that the club holding this event has the right to refuse this entry for cause which the club shall deem to be sufficient. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry and of the holding of this event and of the opportunity to have the dog judged and to win prize money, ribbons or trophies, I (we) agree to hold this club, its members, directors, governors, officers, agents, superintendents, or test secretary and the owner or lessor of the premises or grounds and the employees of the aforementioned parties, harmless from any claim for loss or injury which may be alleged to have been cause directly or indirectly to any person or thing by the act of this dog while in or upon the test premises or grounds or near any entrance therto, and I (we) personally assume all responsibility and liability for such claim; and I (we) further agree to hold the aforementioned parties harmless from any claim or loss of the dog by disappearance, theft, damage or injury, be caused or alleged to be caused by the negligence of the club or any of the parties aforementioned, or by the negligence of any other person or any other causes. I (WE) hereby assume the sole responsibility for and agree to indemnify and save the aforementioned parties harmless from any and all loss and expense (including legal fees) by reason of the liability imposed by law upon any of the aforementioned parties for damage because of bodily injuries, including death at any time, resulting therefrom, sustained by any person or persons, including myself (ourselves) or on account of damage to property, arising out of or in consequence of my (our) participation in this test, howsoever such injuries, death or damage to property may be caused, and whether or not the same may have been caused or may be alleged to have been caused by negligence of the aforementioned parties or any of their employees or agents, or other persons.

Newfoundland Club of America Working Test Entry Form Test Location: Brubaker Park, Brecknock Township, East Earl, PA Test Giving Club: New Pen Del Newfoundland Club Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 ___DD ___ TDD ___ DDX ___ TDDX ___ this entry is a Requal. (Team entries should complete a separate entry sheet for each dog on the team) Entries Close At: 6:00 PM EST , On: March 29. Entries must be received by the test secretary, by mail, by the closing date and time. Entries not received by the closing date and time will not be accepted even if postmarked before this date. Send entries with $ 35.00 entry fee payable to New Pen Del . Return entries to the Test Secretary: Joan Fenwick 3 Norma Lane, PO Box 706 Richland PA17087 Please print legibly. Information on this form will be used for record keeping and to generate a certificate of qualification should the dog and handler pass. Attach a current copy of this dogs AKC Registration Owner’ Name(s): Address: City: State: Zip: Full Name of Dog: AKC/CKC/ILP/PAL#: Date of Birth: Sex: Sire: Dam: Breeder (s): Handler’s Name: Call Name: Entry Form Must Be Signed To Be A Valid Entry I understand that I enter my dog in this NCA Working Test at my own risk. I have read the Test Regulations and understand them. I agree to abide by the Test Regulations, the NCA Constitution and By-Laws, and further agree to be bounded by the Entry Agreement included with this entry form. Signature (Signature of Owner/Agent duly authorized to make this entry) Date: Day Phone ( ) Home Phone( ) E-Mail NCA Member: YES NO WRKGENTRY (3.2415)

AGREEMENT I (we) acknowledge that the NCA test regulations have been made available to me (us) and that I am (we are) familiar with their contents. I (we) agree that the club holding this event has the right to refuse this entry for cause which the club shall deem to be sufficient. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry and of the holding of this event and of the opportunity to have the dog judged and to win prize money, ribbons or trophies, I (we) agree to hold this club, its members, directors, governors, officers, agents, superintendents, or test secretary and the owner or lessor of the premises or grounds and the employees of the aforementioned parties, harmless from any claim for loss or injury which may be alleged to have been cause directly or indirectly to any person or thing by the act of this dog while in or upon the test premises or grounds or near any entrance therto, and I (we) personally assume all responsibility and liability for such claim; and I (we) further agree to hold the aforementioned parties harmless from any claim or loss of the dog by disappearance, theft, damage or injury, be caused or alleged to be caused by the negligence of the club or any of the parties aforementioned, or by the negligence of any other person or any other causes. I (WE) hereby assume the sole responsibility for and agree to indemnify and save the aforementioned parties harmless from any and all loss and expense (including legal fees) by reason of the liability imposed by law upon any of the aforementioned parties for damage because of bodily injuries, including death at any time, resulting therefrom, sustained by any person or persons, including myself (ourselves) or on account of damage to property, arising out of or in consequence of my (our) participation in this test, howsoever such injuries, death or damage to property may be caused, and whether or not the same may have been caused or may be alleged to have been caused by negligence of the aforementioned parties or any of their employees or agents, or other persons.