2019 Colorado PCA National Specialty

October 24-28, 2019

Plan now to attend PCA’s 2019 National!
Great show site, nearby new host hotel
and lots of fun activities

PLUS – you will have five (5) opportunities to show your Pulis,
2x on Friday, 2x on Saturday and once on Sunday

Events will be held as part of the
Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club and Continental Divide Herding Assn
show at Island Grove Regional Park
Event Center & Exhibition & 4-H Bldgs
N 11th Avenue & D Street
Greeley, Colorado 80631

Host Hotel:
DoubleTree Greeley at Lincoln Park

919 7th St., Greeley, Colorado, 80634
Front Desk: 970-304-0000
(See Host Hotel info below to get PCA discount)

The hotel is about a 5 minute drive to the show site. Island Grove is a beautiful historic park and the best show site in our region. The hotel is brand new and faces on Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley within walking distance of a selection of nice restaurants. Denver International Airport is about an hour away, but you do not have to pass through Denver to get to Greeley.

Tentative Schedule of events:

Thursday, October 24  (All Thursday events will be held at the host hotel)

  • Judges Education  9:30am – 12 noon
  • Annual Board Meeting  2 – 4 pm
  • Welcome Reception & Member Education  5 – 7 pm  (Member Education topic to be announced).  Light refreshments will be served at the welcome reception (price included in the banquet ticket price). Welcome bags will be distributed at the Reception.

Friday, October 25  (Show Site – Island Grove Regional Park)

  • Puli Club of America Regional Specialty
    • Sweepstakes  9:00 am
    • Specialty Classes  10:00 am – Judge: Dr. Eric Liebes
  • Lunch in Hospitality Room following judging
  • Continental Divide Herding Association
    • Puli classes followed by Herding Group

Saturday, October 26 (Island Grove Regional Park)

  • Puli Club of America National Specialty
    • Sweepstakes  9:00 am
    • Specialty Classes  10:00 am – Judge: Mrs Barbara Pessina
  • Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club
    • Puli classes followed by Herding Group & BIS
  • Annual Dinner  6:30 pm – Doubletree Hotel

Sunday, October 27 (Island Grove Regional Park)

  • Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club
    • PCA Supported Entry (am)

Monday, October 28  (Ranch Terra Norte, 1227 East County Road 82, Wellington, CO)

  • Herding Tests (Instinct, HT, PT) & Seminar
    A great Seminar followed by 2 separate tests (Instinct, HT, PT) with 2 judges, which offers the opportunity to get a herding certificate or title in one day.  Click here for Premium List
  • Herding 101 Seminar 9:00-10:30am
  • Test Hours: 10:30am-5:00pm

The host clubs are also offering obedience, rally, fastcat and barn hunt.

Host Hotel

DoubleTree Greeley at Lincoln Park is about 1 mile or a 5 minute drive to the show site.  This new hotel has already successfully hosted various AKC club Specialties.

Negotiated room rate: Doubles are $119/night.  Other room configurations may be different but with similar discounts. There is a $50 nonrefundable pet fee per room. For reservations, call 970 304-0000 and use the Code “PCA”  or “Puli Club” for the room rate. Make reservations early – any rooms remaining in the block will be available until Friday, September 23, 2019.

Greeley, CO

Greeley is located in northern Colorado, some 50 miles north-northeast of Denver. It has approximately 100,000 inhabitants. Quoting the Greeley Chamber of Commerce booklet, “We’re perfectly situated on the high plains. Look to the west and you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains, just an hour away. To the east, you’ll step back into the American western prairie, fully equipped with productive farmland and open spaces.”

Climate (from above booklet)
“Greeley experiences the best of all four seasons! We enjoy a semi-arid, steppe climate with hot summers and primarily mild winters. Relative humidity is low year-round. Abundant sunshine and little precipitation make for a pleasant climate year-round.”

Getting to Greeley

Greeley is an hour south of Cheyenne, WY, which is located on Interstate 80.  The Denver International Airport is also just an hour away, to the south.