The Rip Van Wrinkler, Volume XXIII, Issue 2, May 2019

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The 23rd Annual
Rip Van Wrinkle Basenji Club

Spring/Summer Specialty Fun Match & Annual Meeting

See last year.

Saturday,22 June, 2019
Hunterdon County 4H Fairgrounds Route 179 Ringoes, NJ 08551

In conjunction with LVCC (Lehigh Valley Coursing Club) - National Oval Track Racing Association (NOTRA) 350 YARD, drag lure.

An opportunity to meet a race meet!

After the meet, we'll have our Match. Our judge will be Jennifer Price, Mwenje Ridebacks. (That's Jen operating the box in the photo above).

Costume class is "My Favorite Sweet". We'll have our fun classes, and our pot luck vegetarian luncheon. Of course, we'll also have our "Famous" Veggie Eating Contest for the dogs. Entry form for our Match.

FMI about the NOTRA.

Scroll down for race meet Premium.

Show Chair – Susan Kamen Marsicano

Pre-Entry Fees: $6 for first entry, $2 for each add’l entry of same dog. Early Entries close Wednesday, June 19th.

(Day of show entries will CLOSE AT 1pm - Day-of-show entry fees - $15 first entry, $5 add’l entry of same dog.)


Memberhsip renewal


Schedule of Events:

1. At 1 pm or there-abouts ~ Buffet Vegetarian Pot Luck vegetarian lunch (Stuffed grape leaves, etc.) & Meeting.

2. Puppy Handling Class, Brace Class, Best Yodeler, Curliest Tail, Most Wrinkles, Best Coat, Most Senior senior, Musical Sits and Downs, Trickdogs, Veggie Eating.

Susan Chuvala's Donald Sansabark always yodeled at her blue alarm clock.
Wonderful memory of our best yodelors

We will draw our raffle winners. For information on our prizes and how to buy tickets. Click HERE.

Don't forget Selket’s Memorial Toys We Don’t Want Exchange!!  (bring yours from home & swap)

Please contact  Karen Christensen & let her know what you are bringing for the pot luck luncheon.


Hunterdon County 4H Fairgrounds
Route 179
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Map/GPS address is approximately: 1207 ROUTE 179, LAMBERTVILLE, NJ 08530

From north and east (Morristown, etc)
I-287 S to Route 202 S to Route 179 S (Lambertville) or I-78 W to Route 31 S, (passing the exit for Route 179 West). Where 31 and 202 split about 8 miles south of Flemington, stay on 202 and then Route 179 south (Lambertville). When you come off the exit ramp, continue past the first 2 entrances to the 4-H Fairgrounds (on your right), then go about 500 feet to the last gate on your right.

From south and east (NJ shore)
I-195 to I-295 N which becomes I-95 S, Exit 4 Route 31 N, which joins Route 579 N; where 31N joins Route 202, stay left on Route 579, and take the first left onto Melbourn Lane just after the underpass (the sign might be missing, but if you take the first left, you'll get there). At the end of Melbourn Lane turn left onto Route 179 S and the field entrance will be just over a mile on the right ; OR Exit 1 Route 29 N to Route 179 N to field on LEFT about 5 miles.

From south and west (Philadelphia)
I-95 N to Exit 1 Route 29 N to Route 179 N to field on left about 5 miles OR I-95 N to Exit 4 Route 31 N to Route 202 S to Route 179 S to field on RIGHT, about 500 feet after the first entrance to the 4-H Fairgrounds (on your right), to the last gate on your right.

From north and west (Allentown)
I-78 E to Route 31 S, where 31 and 202 split about 8 miles south of Flemington, stay on 202 and then Route 179 south(Lambertville) to the 4-H Fairgrounds, go about 500 feet past first Fairgrounds entrance to the last gate on your right.

Accommodations: (Check with facilities to confirm rates and pet policy)
There is no overnight parking at the field. There are limited campgrounds in the area, smiliar distance to hotels.

The Ramada Inn Flemington-About 10 minutes from the field
250 Highway 202 & 31
Flemington, NJ 08822

Red Roof Inn - 18.6 miles away
3203 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Hampton Inn Clinton - 18 miles away
16 Frontage Drive
Clinton, NJ 08809

Holiday Inn Clinton - 18 miles away
111 Route 173
Clinton, NJ 08809 

Premium for LVCC NOTRA June 22/23, 2019

NOTRA - Pre-entries close Friday JUNE 21 at 6:00 pm for LVCC's NOTRA in Ringoes, NJ held on Sat & Sun JUNE 22/23.
Lehigh Valley Coursing Club (LVCC)
National Oval Track Racing Association (NOTRA)
350 YARD, drag lure-FYI this is not the modified oval!!  This is the 300 yard track with 50 yards added at finish.
NOTRA rules
Open to purebred Afghan Hounds, Basenji, Borzoi, Cirneco dell Etnas, Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Silken Windhounds, Scottish Deerhounds, and Sloughi and any provisional breeds for 2015. Hounds must be one year of age or older to be eligible, and must not be lame, sick or in season.
Each hound must have a completed and signed entry form. Those with First Time Entered (FTE) hounds must attach a photocopy of your dog's registration to your entry form, along with a one-time $2.00 registration fee.

HOUNDS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER WITHOUT A COMPLETED AND SIGNED ENTRY FORM. A completed entry includes the photocopy of the dog's registration for FTEs!!!

Pre-entries: $12.00 first dog per owner, $10 additional dogs, same owner. Five or more dogs, same owner, $50.00. Pre-entries close Friday May 5th at 6:00 pm.
Pre-entries may be made by phone, e-mail, or snail mail.
Same-day entries: $15 per dog, no multiple entry discount. Entries close 8:30 am. at the Race Secretary's table.
Make checks payable to LVCC and mail to Race Secretary:
Tracy Rudzitis, 647 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215, email:
Phone (718) 832-9664: (Emergency Phone Day of trial: 917 771-6757).

Inspection and roll call will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday, 8:30 AM on Sunday.
Race meet will be 3 program, 4 dog races, 350-meter drag lure oval track.

NOTE: All breeds will start from the box except IWs, which will be hand-slipped.
Schooling runs will be required for all FTE dogs before they may compete. Talk to secretary regarding your All breeds must run with muzzles and racing blankets. A limited number of muzzles and blankets will be available for loan. FTE dogs may benefit from muzzle training at home before the meet.

Ribbons for point winners. Rosettes for High Score in Breed. Turtle awards will be offered for each breed.
Additional practice sessions for may be offered after the meet or between programs, time, weather and equipment permitting.

If you're new to NOTRA, it is a sport where all participants are expected to lend a hand.
FACILITIES: There is no shade and NO water available, so please plan accordingly. No overnight parking permitted. No dogs are allowed off-leash, other than when racing. There is no overnight parking at the field.
FOOD: BYO, there are no local fast food places but there is a QuikChek near-by on Rt. 31 and a deli in the town of Ringoes.