The 2020 Barn Hunt National will take place November 20-22, at Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds, hosted by the Ozarks Mischief Barn Hunt Club. The National is a non-regular event where the best of the best in Barn Hunt are tested on a series of courses over three days to achieve Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in Grand National, Games, and Versatility.
In order to enter the Barn Hunt National, each dog must have attained a title of Open or above on or before June 30, 2020. The National opens August 1 and closes September 30. There will be a staged opening with preference given to Dogs with Regional Byes, Master, Senior, then Open dogs. The National will fill when entry limits are met, and there are no guaranteed entries for Senior or Open dogs.
Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds
Corwin Arena and Annex
3001 N. Grant
Springfield, MO 65803
The site will be indoors on packed dirt. The arena is heated (expect to wear a coat if it is chilly out). The annex is fully climate controlled and has a concrete floor. There may be limited crating in the arena, most dogs will be crated in the annex.
There are RV hookups and plenty of parking (More RV information TBA)
Springfield is alive with history from Wilson's Creek National Battlefield to the birthplace of Route 66. Springfield has the only drive through cave, Fantastic Caverns, which is dog friendly! We are home of several breweries that are also pet friendly. While here, one would be remiss if they didn't see the original home of Bass Pro where polite, leashed dogs are welcome. There are many beautiful parks as well. For more fun things to do with your dog while here, visit www Springfield MO.org/pet-friendly.
The Springfield Airport services American, Delta, Allegiant, and United with non stops to many major hubs. http://www.flyspringfield.com/airlines.
There are many hotels and restaurants near the fairgrounds, watch this page for host hotel info coming soon
Weather in Springfield in mid-November averages 30s for lows and 50s for highs. Spingfield weather can be variable, so layers and rain gear are strongly encouraged.
OMBH is excited to announce the awards banquet will be on 11/21/2020 at the Savoy, www.cstreetsavoy.com and will feature a full service bar for those wanting to purchase drinks. Menu will be forthcoming.