2021 GCA WESTERN/NATIONAL SPECIALTY

6/24/2021 - 6/27/2021
4 days -- 4+ shows -- 1 site

Where:  Clackamas County Fairgrounds / 694 NE 4th Ave. / Canby, OR
Plus specialty and all-breed lure coursing trials close by (FOR THE SAFETY OF DOGS AND PEOPLE, COURSING TRIALS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT WAVE)


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Very limited number of marked catalogs are still available to purchase

Be sure to submit a photo with your brag from the 2021 GCA Western/National Specialty to be included on GCA's website

The 2021 GCA Western/National Specialty is now over. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the participants and to everyone that worked so hard to make this show a success.


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6/24/2021 at 6 PM PDT - Closing date for both lure coursing trials
Showtime!
NOTE:  Entries can only be made online!

2021 GCA Western/National Specialty
Friday, June 25 2021

Entries are closed.

Conformation judge: Joan Goldstein
Sweepstakes judge: Vicky Cook

Show Superintendent:  BaRay Event Services

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Click here for judging schedule

2021 GCA Western/National Specialty Barbecue
When: Saturday, June 26, 2021, starting at 1 PM (don't worry about arriving later!)
Where:  39048 Montgomery Drive / Scio, OR

Details from Lisa Stine about the barbecue:

I have air conditioning, 13 lb of tri-tip, 4 racks of ribs and 2 chickens going on the smoker. There’s every kind of liquid refreshment you could want and air conditioning and potato salad and coleslaw and air conditioning. Please, if you are coming for the dog show, consider popping over on Saturday for some really good food, air conditioning and company! This is now just dog people hanging out in comfort and enjoying each other’s company and some really good food, and air conditioning!
Everyone is welcome!
For more information contact Lisa Stine (408-230-0912)

2021 GCA Western/National Specialty Specialty Lure Coursing Trial
Saturday, June 26, 2021

With the safety of dogs and people foremost in our minds, we have decided to cancel the lure coursing trial. All entry fees will be refunded.

BUT, THE BARBECUE IS STILL ON!
Click here for details

For more information about the site email or call Lisa Stine (408-230-0912)

CATALOG SALE INFORMATION

There are a limited number of catalogs available.

Purchase your catalog in advance to be sure you get one!

Pricing
Reserved catalog, pick up at show: $10
Catalog purchased and mailed within U.S.: $15
Marked catalog purchased and mailed within U.S: $20

Contact Helen Hamilton for shipment to locations outside the U.S. Once cost has been determined a PayPal invoice will be issued.

PURCHASE CATALOGS

A very limited number of marked catalogs are still available to be mailed.
The cost for each catalog is $20.

Or send a check (indicate on check that payment is for 2021 Western catalog) made out to Greyhound Club of America to:

Joan L. Malak, GCA Treasurer
5602 Bacon Road
Petersburg, MI  49270

2021 GCA Western/National Specialty Dinner

Join us for dinner at Helen Hamilton's house served at 6:00 PM
(7079 SW Montgomery Way / Wilsonville, Or 97070)

Dinner will be catered by a local icon restaurant, McMenamins and will consist of:

  • Rolls and Butter
  • Cascadia Spinach Salad with bacon, white cheddar, tomato, chopped egg and maple-stout vinaigrette
  • Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken
  • Garlic Roasted Broccolini
  • Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
  • Salted Caramel Tart (dark chocolate and Oregon hazelnuts)

Cost for dinner is $30/person

Be ready to celebrate and BYOB

Contact Lisa Stine for more information

The GCA Western/National Specialty dinner is at a residential home so parking will be somewhat limited. The house is on a dead end street with a cul de sac turn around. Maximum length for an RV is 30-33 ft. It is STRONGLY recommended people car pool if at all possible.

Dogs are welcome but must be crated or in an ex-pen and monitored. A fenced two acre field is available if people want to let their dogs loose to exercise.


Trophies

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 Western Specialty Trophies" in the note and mailed to Joan L Malak, GCA Treasuruer / 5602 Bacon Road / Petersburg, MI  49270

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

(Should the event be cancelled, all funds and donations will be used for the 2022 GCA Western Specialty)

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


COME A DAY EARLY

Pacific Northwest Greyhound Club Regional Specialty
Thursday, June 24 2021

Conformation judge: Ms. Dianne Kroll
Sweepstakes judge: Ms. Antonette “Toni” Mendenhall

This is the first regional specialty for this breed club!

Show Superintendent:  BaRay Event Services

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Click here for judging schedule

STAY 2 DAYS LONGER

Clackamas Kennel Club All Breed shows
Saturday & Sunday, June 26 & 27 2021

Show Superintendent:  BaRay Event Services

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Click here for judging schedule


Lure Coursing Information

Due to extreme heat predicted this weekend, the GCA and Chintimini lure coursing events that were scheduled to take place have been cancelled. This is a huge disappointment, but with predictions of 102°-108° with high humidity and no real wind, the safety of the dogs and their humans is the most important thing. I, personally, would die a hundred deaths if someone lost their dogs life due to our lack of concern or action over the running conditions.
That said...WE ARE STILL HAVING A HUGE BBQ AND TASTY BEVERAGES HERE AT OUR PLACE IN SCIO!!!! I have air conditioning, 13 lb of tri-tip, 4 racks of ribs and 2 chickens going on the smoker. There’s every kind of liquid refreshment you could want and air conditioning and potato salad and coleslaw and air conditioning. Please, if you are coming for the dog show, consider popping over on Saturday for some really good food, air conditioning and company! This is now just dog people hanging out in comfort and enjoying each other’s company and some really good food, and air conditioning!
Everyone is welcome! -- Lisa Stine
Contact Lisa Stine for more information

2 TRIALS - 2 DAYS - SAME SITE -- CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT WAVE
Oakview Ranch /39048 Montgomery Dr. / Scio, OR (approximately 1 hour from the show site)
For more information about the site, email or call Lisa Stine (408-230-0912)

Greyhound Specialty AKC Lure Coursing Trial -- CANCELLED
Saturday, June 26th, 1 pm (after greyhound judging at CKC)

Field Chairman: Diana Pickering
Field Secretary: Cindy Sisson

Click here for GCA premium list

Chintimini Kennel Club All-Breed Lure Coursing Trial (Greyhound entry supported by GCA) -- CANCELLED
Sunday, June 27th -- Greyhounds will go later in the order to give time for those who want to show in the morning 

Field Chairman: Bonnie Cooley
Field Secretary: Jennifer Weikel

Click here for CKC premium list


Activities

AKC Conformation \ Obedience \ Rally
Gateway Hound Club -- Two separate shows on Friday, 9/11
Three Rivers Kennel Club -- Saturday, 9/12, & Sunday, 9/13
Mid Kentucky Kennel Club -- Monday, 9/2

GCA Central Specialty will be the classes at the first (of two) Gateway Hound Club group shows on Friday (Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes also offered)

Premium list coming soon

Lure Coursing
AKC Lure Coursing will be Friday, 9/11, AT Purina Farms following the 2 hound group shows

ASFA Lure Coursing will be Saturday, 9/12, following Three Rivers Kennel Club show

Premium lists coming soon

AKC Pee Wee Class
Saturday, 9/12, for young exhibitors 5 to 9 years of age

Watch for premium list for more details

Picnic by the Pool
Saturday, 9/12

A relaxed, informal evening at the Host Motel

More details coming soon

United Kennel Club Provisional National Show for Greyhounds
This greyhound only show will follow the Three Rivers Kennel Club show on Sunday, 9/13

This show has been cancelled


Hotel Information
Host Hotel:  Budget Lodging (636-629-1000)
866 S. Outer Rd. / St. Clair, MO
20 minutes from the show site!
-- Fenced in grass area for the hounds!
-- All outdoor entrances to rooms
-- Outside swimming pool
-- $99.44/night (2 double beds)
-- $109.44/night (1 king bed)

In order to receive the special nightly rate, reservations must be made prior to September 1st and mention Greyhounds

A $25 PER NIGHT PET FEE WILL BE WAIVED ONLY IF YOU BOOK DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL

GCA 2020 Central Special Facebook page
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