I'm a member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club, host for the 2013 GRCA National in Wichita Falls, TX Oct 20-30th.
Our website for the National is up and running: http://2013national.com/index.htm The Judges have been announced and can be seen by clicking "Judges" on the left-hand side of the site. Click on "Schedule of Events" to see all events day by day. Hotel reservations can be made now, too. For those of you just attending the Field Trial or WC/WCX, the closest hotel to the grounds is the Best Western Henrietta. For those of you competing in other events too, the other hotels listed in Wichita Falls are only about 30 minutes away - so an easy drive.
We are selling raffle tickets online and at the National for a spectacular, one-of-a-kind quilt done by Arlene Blouch and Marj Deupree. We had special permission from stain glass artist (and golden breeder) Alison Desmarais to use her stained glass designs in the quilt. You can take a look here: http://2013national.com/raffles.htm It has been appraised at $3,000. I donated it memory of my boy, Scout. Some of you may remember reading about him in this thread : http://www.retrievertraining.net/for...t=scout+fluffy The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the Field Trial Award Dinner, so that everyone attending the Field Trial can also get a chance to see it in person.
I will be posting more updates as we have them, and you can always post questions here. If I don't know the answer, I will find out for you.
We can't wait to welcome "all y'all" to Texas!
2013 Fundraising Chair