2021 IWCA National Specialty Location Change

The 2021 National Specialty Show Committee and the IWCA Board of Directors announce a change to the 2021 IWCA National Specialty location.

The Eugene T. Mahoney State Park managers informed us that until further notice, the State of Nebraska will not contract for any future events in their parks. Because of this uncertainty, we have decided it is best to move the show to another location.

The 2021 IWCA National Specialty will be held at the Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch (BBPR), 11001 South 48th Street, Papillion, NE 68133 (Omaha suburb). This theme farm and event center hosts a Renaissance Festival, numerous weddings and receptions, and many other large and small group events each year. It is approximately 25 miles northeast of Eugene T. Mahoney State Park.

All the competitions: conformation, obedience/rally, and performance, as well as the AGM, heart testing and health education will be on-site at the BBPR.

RV parking: Self-contained (no hook ups) RV parking space rental will be available at the BBPR for $35 per night. Showers and restrooms are on site. Reservations to camp/park at the BBPR will be handled through the IWCA. Please do not contact the BBPR directly for RV parking reservations. RV reservation information will be included in the show premium.

Meals: Lunches will be catered by the BBPR.

Hotels and full-service RV parks: Within a 10-mile radius, there are multiple dog-friendly hotels and RV parks. More information will follow about hotel rates and pet fees.

Cancellations at Eugene T. Mahoney park: Individuals with lodging or RV site reservations may cancel at least 30 days in advance of their arrival date and should receive a full refund.  If you are charged a cancellation fee please contact Nina Gottsch.

There are no changes to the previously announced tentative specialty schedule. As more information becomes available, it will be posted on the IWCA website and the IWCA National Specialty Show Facebook group.

The IWCA Board and Show Committee appreciate everyone's patience with these unforeseen changes.

For further information, please contact Nina Gottsch at ianinas@tds.net or 402-715-5254 (voice only, no text).

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