This is an invitation to join the beautiful nationally known English Setter Club of America Inc. The ESCA is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs of its kind in the United States. Founded in 1905, it is rich in tradition and bird dog lore. Since its inception, it has conducted field trials that are open to all pointing breeds, professional trainers, and amateurs alike.
The English Setter Club of America has been described in Bird Dog journals and Sporting Dog magazines as the greatest one course trial in America, and now after one hundred years, the club is still held in the highest esteem. The club sponsors the Garden State Open Shooting Dog Championship, formally the Garden State Open All-Age Championship. This championship attracts some of the finest bird dogs and professionals in the country. Also many very important guests have visited the grounds. Other clubs lease the grounds each season to conduct annual trials and hold regional and national championships.
The farm and grounds have a manager residing on the premises. The entire operation of the English Setter Club of America is situated far enough back and much of it is fenced in to be considered reasonably safe for pets off the lead.
Facilities include Club House, Cafeteria, Pet Cemetery, Barn, Sheds, Kennels, and Farmhouse. The farmhouse which is the residence of the manager is the second oldest building in Burlington County.
Members enjoy a protected area where you may work and exercise your field dog. The club also conducts trap shooting and many other activities including an annual picnic in late spring or early summer.
Members may train their dogs on the ESCA grounds at all times except when a field trial is in progress, during the December deer shotgun season or when the grounds are closed by the order of the board of directors.