2021 GCA National/Central Specialty

9/14/2021 - 9/19/2021

All taking place at the Purina Farms Event Center in Gray Summit, MO (Outside St. Louis)

Designed exclusively for dog events
Reserved grooming area
Camping available onsite
Climate controlled
Big rings

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--- DEADLINES ---

8/26/2020 -- Closing date for conformation shows
Showtime!

9/1/2020 -- Deadline to receive special nightly rate at host hotel

Showtime!

Logo wear for the 2021 Central/National Specialty can now be ordered

Orders to be shipped close Monday, 10/4/2021, at 9 PM EDT

Click here to order

Specialty logo to be printed on all items at center chest

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2021 GCA National/Central Specialty
Friday, September 17th 2021
In conjunction with the Gateway Hound Club group show
Entries close Wednesday, 9/1/2021 at noon Central Time

Conformation judge: Pat Trotter
Sweepstakes judge: Mary Trubek

Show Superintendent:  Foy Trent Dog Shows
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Greyhound counts: 6-14-10-14

Greyhound Specialty Lure Coursing
Herding Field at Purina Farms

AKC Trial - Friday, 9/17/2021
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ASFA Trial - Saturday, 9/18/2021
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 AKC & ASFA lure coursing early entries close on 9/8/2021 at 8 PM EDT
Day of trial entries available

Plus two GCA supported entries!

Three Rivers Kennel Club - Saturday, 9/18/2021
Entries close Wednesday, 9/1/2021 at noon Central Time

Judges:

  • Breed judge - Ms. Amy Sorbie
  • Hound group judge - Mrs. JoAnne Buehler
  • BIS judge - Dr. Eric Liebes
  • NOHS Hound judge - Mr. Desmond Murphy
  • HOHS BIS judge - Ms. Amy Sorbie

Show Superintendent:  Foy Trent Dog Shows
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Greyhound counts: 6-12-8-14

Three Rivers Kennel Club - Sunday, 9/19/2021
Entries close Wednesday, 9/1/2021 at noon Central Time

Judges:

  • Breed judge - Mrs. JoAnne Buehler
  • Hound group judge - Ms. Amy Sorbie
  • BIS judge - Mrs. Patricia Trotter
  • NOHS Hound judge - Dr. Eric Liebes
  • HOHS BIS judge - Mrs. JoAnne Buehler

Show Superintendent:  Foy Trent Dog Shows
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Greyhound counts: 4-11-6-9


Trophies -- Trophies will be handmade pottery with Greyhounds in relief

We are accepting trophy donations at 4 levels. Everyone who donates will be listed in our thank you in the catalog. 
If you would like to sponsor and pay through PayPal, click the appropriate button below.

Inscription in catalog
Inscription in catalog
Inscription in catalog
Inscription in catalog

Or, checks may be made out to Greyhound Club of America with "2021 Central Specialty Trophies" in the note and mailed to Joan L Malak, GCA Treasurer / 5602 Bacon Road / Petersburg, MI  49270

PayPal invoices for different amounts can also be requested from Joan at majikees@cass.net

We hope you will all consider donating to this event and thank you in advance for your generosity.


Schedule

Note:  Times listed are subject to change

Tuesday, 9/14/2021
Starting time 8 AM

All breed agility trial
Greyhound entry supported by GCA
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Purina Event Center

Wednesday, 9/15/2021
Starting time 7:30 AM

Greyhound obedience and rally trials
Entries close Wednesday, 9/1/2021, at 4 PM CDT
Entries can be made online - see premium list for details
Obedience and Rally Secretary: Chris Allen
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Purina Event Center

Wednesday, 9/15/2021
Starting time 9:30 AM

All breed agility trial
Greyhound entry supported by GCA
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Purina Event Center

Friday, 9/17/2021
Starting time 7:30 AM

2021 GCA Central/National Specialty
in conjunction with the Gateway Hound Show
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Purina Event Center

Friday, 9/17/2021
Roll call: Promptly at 10:30 AM
or 45 minutes after Ibizan Hound BOB

AKC Greyhound Specialty Lure Coursing
Lure coursing trial, 2 JC Test, 1 QC Test
Early entries close Wednesday, 9/8/2021, at 8 PM EDT
Day of trial entries close ½ hour before roll call
Field Trial Secretary: Laurie Soutar
Entries can be made online - see premium list for details
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Purina Herding Field

Friday, 9/17/2021
4:30 PM

GCA General Membership Meeting

The Checkerboard Cafe
(inside Purina Event Center)

Friday, 9/17/2021
5:30 PM

The Checkerboard Cafe
(inside Purina Event Center)

Friday, 9/17/2021
6:30 PM

Educational Presentation by Dr. James E. Radcliffe, DVM
"Physical Therapy & Rehab After Injury in Sighthounds"
Tickets required for attendance
Click here to reserve your tickets

The Checkerboard Cafe
(inside Purina Event Center)

Saturday, 9/18/2021

Three Rivers of Missouri Kennel Club all breed show
GCA supported entry
Pee Wee Handling offered
Superintendent: Foy Trent Dog Shows
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Purina Event Center

Saturday, 9/18/2021
Roll call: PROMPTLY at 10:30 AM
or 45 minutes after Ibizan Hound BOB

ASFA Greyhound Specialty Lure Coursing Trial
Early entries close Wednesday, 9/8/2021, at 8 PM EDT
Day of trial entries close ½ hour before roll call
Field Trial Secretary: Laurie Soutar
Entries can be made online - see premium list for details
Click here for premium list

Purina Herding Field
Sunday, 9/19/2021

Three Rivers of Missouri Kennel Club all breed show
GCA supported entry
4-6 month puppy competition offered
Superintendent: Foy Trent Dog Shows
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Purina Event Center

National Specialty Banquet
When: Friday, 9/17/2021, at 5:30 PM
Where: The Checkerboard Cafe (inside Purina Event Center)
Cost: $35 per person

Beautifully presented buffet style by the chefs at Purina Farms, includes salad, beef or chicken, pasta, vegetable, dessert, coffee and iced tea

Please email show chair for special meal needs: hallidaycarol@gmail.com

Educational Presentation
When: Friday, 9/17/2021, at 6:30 PM
Where: The Checkerboard Cafe (inside Purina Event Center)
Speaker: Dr. James E. Radcliffe, DVM
Topic: Physical Therapy & Rehab After Injury in Sighthounds

Dr. Radcliffe is well recognized as the foremost veterinarian expert in the care of  greyhounds in the country today.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following the presentation.

Please Plan to Join us!!

NATIONAL SPECIALTY BANQUET
and
EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION BY DR. JAMES RADCLIFFE

LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE!
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW

Banquet reservations -- $35 each


Banquet + Educational presentation -- $45 each


Educational presentation only -- $20 each

NATIONAL SPECIALTY BANQUET
and
EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION BY DR. JAMES RADCLIFFE

LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE!
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW

Banquet reservations -- $35 each


Banquet + Educational presentation -- $45 each


Auction to support the 2021 Central/National Greyhound Specialty

The auction is now closed

Thank you to everyone for donating items and for bidding!

Contact Carol Halliday if you have any questions.

Hotel Information
Host Hotel:  The Wildwood Hotel (636-733-9100)
2801 Fountain Place / Wildwood, MO

20 minutes from the show site!

Call hotel directly and ask for Greyhound Group for special price of $138
-- 2 queen beds or 1 king bed
-- Breakfast included
-- One time pet fee: $30 for 1-2 dogs in room; $60 for 3-4 dogs in room

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!
There is a very Limited number of rooms are available at the host hotel!

RV Parking Reservations

RV reservations are only accepted for those entered (or those who have dogs/cats entered) in an event that has contracted space which includes the overnight camping lots. Upon request, participants must be prepared to show proof of event entry upon arrival at Purina Farms.

RV reservations must start no earlier than 9/12/2021 and must end by 9/20/ 2021. Please email this request form to rvparking@purina.nestle.com by 8/29/2021. All requests must be RECEIVED by 8/29/2021 in order to be considered. There is a nightly charge of $40 in the Full-Service Purina Event Center Lot  and $25 in the Electric Only Main Show Field RV Lot. Reservations need to be paid in full within 2 days of receiving a confirmation email. Full payment by credit card must be received before the space can be confirmed and finalized. Credit cards only.

Once the RV Reservation Request Form is sent in, an RV Specialist will get back to the requestor via email within 3-5 business days to let them know if we are able to accommodate their request. 

You will receive a call from Purina Farms - 314-982-5220 or 314-982-5217 – within 5 business days to collect payment. You will then have 2 days (48 hours) from our initial contact to respond and issue payment. If we are unable to collect payment within the 48 hours, then the request will be voided and the space will be released. You will receive a reminder email immediately after our initial contact by phone if we are unable to reach you. The 48 hours will be determined based on the date of the sent email. Spaces are not confirmed until payment is received. At that time, you will receive a confirmation email that must be presented to Purina Farms security upon arriving on property. 

Spaces are non-refundable if not cancelled more than 3 days out from the first date of the reservation. They are also non-transferable.

Check-in time is 3 PM on the arrival date and check-out time is 12 PM on the departure date. If you need additional time beyond 12 PM you will need to rent another night to ensure availability for your space.

Please note that after 12 PM, all RVs that do not have a reservation for the next day will be contacted and requested to please move their RV immediately to day parking or a holding lot if available.  At 3 PM, if RVs are still in place without a reservation, Purina Farms will issue a charge, per RV in violation, to the hosting Club.

Contact the RV Specialist at rvparking@purina.nestle.com or (866) 979-2488 with any questions about overnight camping in the Purina Farms RV lots.

Please check the overall guidelines  as well as the general guest rules.   Also, you may view the Purina Farms map featuring the locations of the 2 RV lots on property.

RESERVED GROOMING -- LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
Reserved grooming is being coordinated by Three Rivers Kennel Club of Missouri

Due to Covid-19, Purina is following state and AKC social distancing & safety guidelines, which may be limiting the number of grooming spaces allowed. Covid restrictions will be updated as we get closer to the date of our show. Please look on Three Rivers Kennel Club of  Missouri's Facebook page and in the premium.

NOTE:  An updated grooming form as of 7/20/2021 is now available which asks if exhibitors are rooming/traveling together or if they need a buffer i.e. social distance space.

From Three Rivers Kennel Club of Missouri:

  • At this time, we do not know the number of indoor grooming spaces or if there will be outdoor grooming spaces.  Grooming spaces will be assigned in the order in which they are received.
  • At this time, we do not know if we have to limit reservations to two (2) spots per person.
  • Once all spots are full, it will be posted on our website & Facebook pages. If request is received after spots are full, an email will be sent to you. Please print email clearly.
  • There will be no ringside crating.
  • No access to reserved grooming until 3pm Thursday, Sept. 16th
  • No refunds after September 1st.
  • All reservations must be in writing on this form.
  • No Soft-sided crates; No Exercise pens permitted
  • Confirmation of space- E-mails will NOT be sent out. Spaces will be posted all over the building!
  • Fee is $25.00 for one 5 X 10 space for the entire event with electric from Thursday, September 16th @ 3:00 p.m. thru Sunday, September 19th, one hour after Best in Show. 

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED RESERVED GROOMING SPACE RESERVATION FORM

  1. Fill out the reservation form
  2. Make your check or money orders payable to Three Rivers Kennel Club of MO
  3. Mail the check and form to:
    Terri Deiters, 3RKC Grooming Chair
    6275 Kinsey Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63109

Call (314-578-2956 - cell) or email terriandmarty21@att.net for more information

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