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2017 GRCA Central Regional Specialty

May 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - May 26, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

$24 – $75

GCGRC is pleased to host the 2017 Golden Retriever Club of America Central Regional Specialty.  The event will be held over two days, and will precede four days of Butler County all-breed dog shows plus two GCGRC concurrent specialties! Come join us!

Entries close for all events May 10, 2017.  The pertinent details for the 2017 GRCA Central Regional are below. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact event chairs listed below.

Premium List Judging Schedule


Sweepstakes / Conformation

Butler County Fairgrounds  Thursday, May 25, 2017
Janice Provenzano (Hatfield, PA) – all conf. and jr. show.
Teri Poetker (Ohio City, OH) – all sweepstakes

Sweeps begins at 11:30AM

Conformation and Sweepstakes will be held indoors and in air conditioning!  Grooming will be about 50 feet away, outside, but under-cover.  Power will be limited but generators will be allowed, provided appropriate stand-off from the grooming “pole building”.  Chair is Rob Bedford (bedfordr@gmail.com)


Obedience / Rally

Butler County Fairgrounds Thursday, May 25, 2017
Tami Woodrow (Englewood, OH) – all obedience
Katie Maess (Mason, OH) – all rally

Obedience and Rally begin at 12:00Noon

Obedience and Rally will be held indoors and in air conditioning immediately adjacent to the conformation and sweepstakes ring!  Obedience crating will be available in the same building.  Chair is Pam Murn(myeltneb@aol.com)



YMCA Camp Campbell Gard *Hughes
Friday, May 26, 2017
Patty Kopco, Mike Orloff (Dover, FL) – WC/WCX

The 2017 GRCA Central Regional WC/WCX will be held at the YMCA Camp Campbell Gard located 10 minutes from the Butler County Fairgrounds.  This facility has indoor plumbing, two nice fields and a beautiful pond.  Entries will be taken by Entry Express.  Chair is Carl Holzhauer (rhondaholzhauer@yahoo.com).

Running Order

We are taking into consideration those that are entered in the Warren County Kennel Club all-breed 10 minutes away, but we need to know you’re entered in both so we can work around your show schedule. Again, please contact Rhonda Holzhauer (rhondaholzhauer@gmail.com) so we may schedule accordingly.


YMCA Camp Campbell Gard *Hughes Center* Friday, May 26, 2017
Janice Provenzano (Hatfield, PA), Vonnie Peterson (West Farmington, OH), Kathy Wood (Sheridan IN) – CCA

The 2017 GRCA Central Regional CCA will be held outdoors at YMCA Camp Campbell Gard, 10 minutes from the Butler County Fairgrounds.  Tami Woodrow (tbrown2126@aol.com) is the secretary and will take entries.  Chair is Pam Murn (myeltneb@aol.com).



Janice Provenzano (Hatfield, PA) – all conformation and junior showmanship
Teri Poetker (Ohio City, OH) – all sweepstakes
Tami Woodrow (Englewood, OH) – all obedience
Katie Maess (Mason, OH) – all rally
Janice Provenzano (Hatfield, PA), Vonnie Peterson (West Farmington, OH), Kathy Wood (Sheridan IN) – CCA
Patty Kopco (Dover, FL), Mike Orloff  (Dover, FL) – WC/WCX


Conformation / Obedience / Rally

Grounds diagram for the 2017 GRCA Central RegionalButler County Fairgrounds : All 2017 GRCA Central Regional conformation, obedience and rally events will be held indoors in an air-conditioned building.  This is also the site of four additional all-breed dog shows (Warren County Kennel Club of Ohio 5/26-27 and Cincinnati Kennel Club 5/28-29) as well as two additional Golden Retriever specialties hosted by GCGRC held concurrently with the all-breed shows 5/27-28!


YMCA Camp Campbell Gard *Hughes Center* : All 2017 GRCA Central Regional  CCA and WC/WCX events will be held outdoors.  There is concrete parking for larger vehicles, indoor plumbing, a building and a pond for cooling off if it gets too warm!  It is located a short 10 minute drive from the Butler County Fairgrounds, and 6 minute drive from fast-food.


We are still excited to hold our annual pot-luck meal in the grooming pavilion the afternoon of Thursday, 5/26, approximately 30 minutes after Best of Breed.  Come out and join us to break bread with friends and enjoying great conversation.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Test

The Golden Retriever Club of Columbus, Ohio will be offering a Canine Good Citizen test on Thursday, May 25th, 2017.  Dogs must be six months old to test.  Bitches in season will not be permitted to test.
Testing fee:$10
Preregistration is not required.  Please contact Megan McClung or Karen Smith for more information.


The grounds will be available beginning Thursday morning (no overnight camping arriving the day before the Central Regional).  As such, We are scheduling the Regional conformation, obedience, and rally to begin in the late morning.  RV sites will be available. Please see the all-breed premium lists for reservation information.

Grounds diagram for the 2017 GRCA Central RegionalRVs will be allowed to arrive Wednesday evening, but will have to remain outside the fence until Thursday morning.  There is a large grassy area with plenty of trees outside the fence and there should be sufficient area for as many RVers that want to come.  You can line up to get onto the grounds Thursday morning.

Area Hotels

Red Roof Inn Sharonville
2301 E. Sharon Rd.
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 771-5552

Red Roof Inn
5900 Pfeiffer Rd.
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 793-8811

Holiday Inn Express Fairfield
6755 Fairfield Business Center
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 860-2900

LaQuinta Inn
12150 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 671-2300

The club requests the cooperation of exhibitors in keeping the show site and motels CLEAN AND ORDERLY, in order to utilize these sites for future shows


May 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
May 26, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
$24 – $75
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Butler County Fairgrounds
1715 Fairgrove Ave
Hamilton, OH 45011 United States
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