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The Beginning...

Since 1960 English, Irish and Gordon Setters have joined together to hold specialties the weekend before Westminster. Originally known as the Combined Setter Specialties of America.  The shows joined forces with the Garden Specialties and most recently the Meadowlands Specialty Association where they were joined by a number of other breeds including Dachshund, Salukis, German Shorthaired Pointers and Viszlas.

In May of 2013 we learned that we would not have a site for the 2014 show due to venues being displaced by the Super Bowl.  We all immediately began the search for a new and hopefully permanent site.  After months of searching we discovered the Westchester Hilton.  With its two large ballrooms and the dog friendly atmosphere we knew we had a winner.   Calls went out to all the displaced clubs and twelve clubs came forward to form the Winter Garden Specialties, LLC.  Since its establishment, two clubs, the TarTan Gordon Setter Club and Long Island Doberman Pinscher Club, have joined the original twelve clubs. 

Since Covid the Westchester Hilton closed and we were on the search again for a new site.  We have found our new show site at the Stamford Hilton and Executive Meeting Center in Connecticut.  We are excited about our new site and can't wait for everyone to experience the new location!

Dachshund Association of Long Island
Dachshund Club of America
Doberman Pinscher Club of the Tappan Zee
Eastern Irish Setter Association
English Setter Association of America
English Setter Club of New England

German Shorthair Club of America
Gordon Setter Club of America
Hudson English Setter Club
Irish Setter Club of Long Island
Long Island Doberman Pinscher Club

Long Island German Shorthaired Pointer Club
The Sleepy Hollow German Shorthair Pointer Club
TarTan Gordon Setter Club


January 21, 22, 23, 2022

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