The 2023 Barn Hunt National will take place October 28-30, 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 Master or above on or before May 31, 2023 or have a Bye from a Regional. The National opens July 1 and closes August 31. There will be a staged opening with preference given to Dogs with Gold Medals from the previous year's National, then Regional Byes, then an order to be determined. The National will fill when entry limits are met, and there are no guaranteed entries for RATM dogs. Check the Rules for more entry information.
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
3001 N. Grant
Springfield, MO 65803
There are RV hookups and plenty of parking. RV hookups will be shared with NADD competitors, with Barn Hunt slots opening a week prior to NADD slots. Barn Hunt is guaranteed a certain number of slots. There is also a beautiful KOA campground nearby. RV reservations will not be available until sometime between mid-August and September 1. We will update that info as soon as we have it.
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 Springfield MO 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.
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.