Site Hosts, sometimes just referred to as “Hosts,” are, as their name implies, the host of a trial event. These events include ORTs, NW1, NW2, NW3, Elite, and Specialty Trails.
The Host decides they want to host a trial event. They scout out possible locations for the trial. They contact NACSW with their trail request. And, they’re approved or not based on NACSW trial criteria.
Once approved, the Host takes care of all the details, from lining up Volunteers (see the previous posts on Volunteer Titles) and Judges and the location to the nitty gritty details of advertising, taking care of all the site details (arranging for vehicles, containers, equipment, lunch, etc.), and then physically dealing on the trial days.
Frankly, I don’t think we thank NACSW Site Hosts enough. They have to handle a million details and all to help out the sport. A lot of trials are lucky to actually break even; that means many Site Hosts dig into their own pockets to makes sure everything and everyone is paid for as they need to be.