2024 GCA Western Specialty

This specialty is dedicated to the memory of Patricia Gail Burnham (Suntiger Greyhounds)

SIX opportunities for points over the weekend! Plus dock diving, barn hunt, agility, Fast CATS, and Health Clinics!
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8/15/2024 - 8/18/2024 at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, CO

Thursday, 8/15/2024 -- Obedience and Rally
Friday, 8/16/2024 -- Sweepstakes, conformation, National Owner Handled
Sunday, 8/18/2024 -- Lure Coursing

Conformation: Barbara Pepper
Sweepstakes judge: Donna Lynch
Junior showmanship judge: Barbara Pepper
Obedience judge: Linda Scanlon
Rally judge: Linda Scanlon

Superintendent: Onofrio Dog Shows

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Specialty entries close in
Additional shows are two hound group shows and three all-breed Greeley Kennel Club shows

--- WHAT'S NEW ---
Information about ringside mentoring added
Information about host hotel added
Premium lists added for Specialty and cluster shows
Lure coursing information added


--- DEADLINES ---
7/31/2024 -- conformation, obedience/rally entries close
7/31/2024 -- Last date to get special room rate at host hotel (only 10 rooms reserved -- block might fill prior to 7/31)
8/13/2024 -- Last date to pay for banquet reservations


2024 GCA National/Western Specialty Trophy Donations

We are accepting trophy donations at 4 levels. Everyone who donates will be mentioned in the catalog. 
If you would like to help sponsor trophies 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 "2024 Western 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 Malak

If you have question about trophies, contact Carol Curlee or Karen Dayberry

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


Specialty Lure Coursing -- two tests and one trial

When: Sunday, 8/18/2024
Where: 160 Rosetta Lane / Cheyenne, WY (1 hour from the show site)
Judges:  Darci Kunard (trial and JC test), Heather Minnich (JC/QC)
Lure operator:  Tom Golcher


Plus two hound group shows and three all-breed shows!

Rocky Mountain Hound Group Association Group show (supported entry)
Thursday, 8/15/2024

Judges:

  • Sweepstakes judge - Tracey Luty
  • Breed judge - Robert Schwalbe
  • Junior showmanship judge - Robert Schwalbe
  • Group judge - Robert Schwalbe
  • NOHS group judge - Janet Schwalbe

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Rocky Mountain Hound Association Group show (supported entry)
Friday, 8/16/2024
(GCA Specialty is concurrent)

Judges:

  • Breed judge - Claudia Miller
  • Junior showmanship judge - Janet Schwalbe
  • Group judge - Janet Schwalbe
  • NOHS group judge - Claudia Miller

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Greeley Kennel Club
Saturday, 8/17/2024

Judges:

  • Breed judge - Gloria Kerr
  • Junior showmanship judge - Cathy Dugan
  • Hound group judge - Gloria Kerr
  • NOHS hound group judge - Shelley Hennessy
  • BIS judge - Joe Walton
  • NOHS BIS judge - Robert Vandiver

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Greeley Kennel Club
Sunday, 8/18/2024

Judges:

  • Breed judge - Lori Nelson
  • Junior showmanship judge - Gloria Kerr
  • Hound group judge - Barbara Pepper
  • NOHS hound group judge - Robert Vandiver
  • BIS judge - Debbie Campbell-Freeman
  • NOHS BIS judge - Christine Erickson

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Greeley Kennel Club
Monday, 8/19/2024

Judges:

  • Breed judge - Christine Erickson
  • Junior showmanship judge - Shelley Hennessy
  • Hound group judge - Christine Erickson
  • NOHS hound group judge - Barbara Pepper
  • BIS judge - Gloria Kerr
  • NOHS BIS judge - Nancy Liebes

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Superintendent: Onofrio Dog Shows

Entries close: 7/31/2024 at 12:00 PM MDT


Health Clinics

Eyes and Hearts

Day: Saturday, 8/17/2024

Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Hound Association

Greyhound only OFA Thyroid Testing

GCA is considering offering a blood draw for OFA Thyroid testing

If you are interested, contact
contact information coming soon


Education

Ringside mentoring

There will be ringside mentoring at the 2024 GCA Western Specialty and both Rocky Mountain Hound Association group shows

For more information contact Patti Clark


Schedule

Thursday, 9/7/2023

Top 10 Event at Ring 16 (same ring being used for the Specialty on Friday), starting time 4:30 PM. Drinks and snacks provided. (Results announced at banquet on Friday)

Reception catered by Greycott (Scott Thomson) and Shylo (Bruce Clark) following the Top 10 Event

Friday, 9/8/2023

Ringside mentoring

Futurity (judged by Barbara Hargreaves)

4 - 6 month old puppy competition

Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes

Conformation (including best puppy, best BBX, best dual champion, best veteran, best stud dog, best brood bitch)

Rally/Obedience

Free catered lunch provided by Scott Thomson & Bobby Unger

Banquet at McCarty's Restaurant at the Eaton Country Club (37661 County Road 39 / Eaton CO)

Saturday, 9/9/2023

GCA Club meeting now tentatively scheduled for 10 AM Saturday in the grassy area south of the Buckle Club (bathroom complex across from the arena)

Ringside mentoring

Evergreen Kennel Club All-Breed Show

Greyhound seminar with hands-on after judging -- Contact  Patti Clark for more information

Heart clinic in the Exhibition building

Day 1 of the Greyhound only eye clinic will take place after breed judging at approximately 3 PM in the Exhibition building

Sunday, 9/10/2023

Specialty Lure Coursing

Evergreen Kennel Club All-Breed Show

CHIC Greyhound blood draw will take place at approximately 4:30 in the Exhibition building

Greyhound only eye clinic will take place after breed judging at approximately 4:30 in the Exhibition building

Monday, 9/11/2023

Evergreen Kennel Club All-Breed Show

--- LOGO WEAR ---

Logo wear for this year's Western is now available at Bonfire - they ship directly to you! Order today and show off your shirt (or hoodie, or sweatshirt, . . . ) at the Specialty!
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--- HOST HOTEL ---

Country Inn and Suites
2501 W. 29th Street / Greeley, CO

  • A block of 10 rooms has been reserved, all double queen size beds, at the rate of $129 plus tax.  This rate is good for August 14-18, 2024; otherwise the rate is $195.95 per night
  • There is a refundable damage deposit of $100
  • There is also a non-refundable pet fee (maximum 2 dogs)
    • $75 if staying for four nights
    • Or $25 per night if staying less than four nights
  • Call the hotel directly (970-304-0000) and say you are booking with the block of rooms for the Greyhound Club of America

BOOK BY JULY 31st TO GET THIS RATE


--- BANQUET ---

McCarty's Restaurant at the Eaton Country Club
37661 County Road 39 / Eaton CO
(Approximately 12 minutes from the show site)

When: Friday, 8/16/2024
Reservation and payment deadline: Tuesday, 8/13/2024

  • Starting with a chance to relax with friends on the patio at 6:00 PM (snacks and a cash bar)
  • Then dinner at 6:45 PM (fajitas and all the fixings)

Banquet price: $32

Reservations must be made

Pay online or mail a check

Instructions for paying online:

  1. Enter name(s) for reservations
  2. Click on 'Pay Now'
  3. Enter the number of dinner reservations
Banquet reservations -- Pay Online

Enter name(s) for reservation

Additional names if necessary


Banquet reservations -- Mail check

Or, checks may be made out to Greyhound Club of America with "2024 GCA Western banquet reservations" in the note and mailed to:
Joan L Malak, GCA Treasurer
5602 Bacon Road
Petersburg, MI  49270


RESERVED GROOMING and RV PARKING
is being coordinated by Greeley Kennel Club

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Reservations open 6/19/2024 at 8:00 AM  MDT


RV PARKING RESERVATIONS

RV parking is being coordinated by Evergreen Kennel Club

Click here for form and payment information to reserve your spot

Be sure to list GCA on the PayPal payment and also on the form to get as close as possible to the ring.