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Schedule of Events


COVID-19 measures will be in place.  Masks and social distancing per local and state regulations.

We will additionally be utilizing the AKC Best Practices protocols, click the  link to view those documents.

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Thursday Sept. 30

2020 GWPCA National Specialty/Jr. Showmanship

         Sweepstakes - Lisa Durand

         Judge -  Claire Wisch Abraham

         Futurity - Robert Rein

         Maturity - Linda Blanchard

         Sweepstakes:  18-21 months, 21-24 months, 24-30 months


      *Age breakdown adjustments for 2020 ONLY

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Friday Oct. 1

Sat.  Oct. 2


Sun. Oct. 3





Mon.  Oct. 4



Tues. Sept 28 

Ft. Detroit GWP Specialty/ Sweepstakes

            Judge Sweepstakes - Garnett Persinger

            Specialty Judge - Sharon Ann Redmer

All Breed Obedience Trial  

             Judge - Loretta Lazzara

Amateur Owner-handled Sweepstakes - Robin LaFrance

Parade of Title Holders


Welcome to GWPCA National Event hosted by the GWPCA at Heritage Events Center

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2021 GWPCA National Specialty/Sweepstakes

           Sweepstakes - Barbara Madrigano

           Specialty Judge - Jeffery Pepper

           Amateur Owner-handled Sweepstakes - Robin LaFrance


2021  Futurity/Maturity  (Final Date of show to follow)

          Judge- Futurity - Leslie Puppo

                       Maturity - Leslie Puppo

2020  GWPCA National Rally/Obedience Championship

            Judge - Loretta Lazzara

2021  GWPCA Regional Specialty

            Judge - Pluis Davern


2021  GWPCA National Rally/Obedience Championship 

               Judge: Loretta Lazzara

Welcome Night Ionia WMA

All Breed Hunt Test

            Judge - Camille A. Rice

                           Laura Myles

Field Trial

           Judges            Puppy, 2021 Futurity, NFC           Derby, 2020 Futurity NAFC 

                                           Howard Burbach

                                            Jon Small

                                                                                                       Ed Hart

                                                                                                       Tony McGrane



Derby Classic (30 minutes)

2020 Futurity (30minutes/ Retrieve)

Water Test

National Amateur Championship (45 min./ Retrieve)

Puppy Classic (20 minutes)

2021 Futurity (30 minutes/ Retrieve)

National Championship (1 hour/ Retrieve)

(Order of events may be altered as needed)

2020 German Wirehair Pointer Field Trial

            Judges                             National Amateur                           National Championship

                                                         Jim Cipponeri                                   William Darr

                                                         Blake Rizzo                                         Jim Yates

National Amateur Championship (45 min./Retrieve)

National Championship (1 hour/Retrieve)

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GWPCA/Ft Detroit Show Chair

Lori Sargent,

Rally/Obedience Chair

Kay Braddock,

All Breed Obedience Chairs

Kay Braddock,

Joan Payton,

Show Secretary -

2020 Field Trial Chair

John Schoonover,

2020 Field Trial Secretary

Jodi Quesnell,

2021 Field Trial Chair

Liz Dixon,

2021 Field Trial Secretary

Stacy Risler,

Hunt Test Chair

Tom Jarnich,

Hunt Test Secretary

Beth Schmidt,

Ad Coordinator

Bernee Brawn

Show Site RV Parking

Steve Handevidt,

OFA DNA Collection, Sherry Holt,

Show Futurity Chair, Laura Myles,

Show Maturity Chair, Jennifer Jacobs,

Field Futurity, Tom Lococo,


Sylvia Miller,      

Jodi Quesnell,

Rescue Raffle/Auction

Suzanne Oslander,


Kristin Wehking,


Betsy Reifschneider,


Gabrielle Lieberman, 

Pam Doyle, Roger Doyle,

Child Activity Coordinator 

Tami Jameson,

All-Star Invitational

Deanna Donohue,

National Event Coordinator

Lisa Kreuser,

Want to help?  Contact one of the Chairs above! 

DNA Collections - The Friends of GWPCA have donated the fees for the first 100 participants for the DNA collection.

The intent is to build the CHIC/OFA database with DNA from GWPS.

For more information please contact, Sherry Holt, email: 

Collections will be available at both the show and field venues. 

Volunteers - Lauren Fisher, Tina Chase, Michelle Weaver, John Dolan

Obedience/Rally - Paula Lunde, Joan Payton, Tammy Kakaras, Linda Smith-Eidemiller

Show decorations - 

General helpers - 

Field events - Jim Yates

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RV Parking at Kalamazoo Kennel Club

Limited RV sites available


Electrical hook-ups are limited.

*Generators and/or long extension cords needed.  

KKC RV Parking Chair - Steve Handevidt,

Additional RV spots available at host hotel no available electric hookup

RV with Horse boarding at Ft Custer  (click for link to site)

Directions to reservation site:


2.  Click the Reservations button

3.  Select the park, Ft Custer

4.  Add dates and RV size

5.  Click the Search button

6.  Click the green Equestrian icon, available spots map will open

7.  Select site.

8.  Complete reservation

Horse Boarding at Ionia Rec Area during the show events

Contact - Will Langley, horse wranger.  

All Michigan parks require daily or annual pass.

To more information on parks permits, Click for link to site

DIRECTIONS TO:  Kalamazoo Kennel Club

FROM THE WEST - I-80 E to I-94 E to Alamo Twp.  

Exit 44 from US-131 N

Right turn on D Ave W

FROM THE EAST - I-80 W to I-94BL W in Comstock Twp.  Exit 81 from I-94 W.  

Take S. Sprinkle to D Ave W

FROM THE SOUTH - Take I-65 N and I-69 N to I-94BL W in Comstock Twp. 

Exit 81 from I-94 W.  Take S. Sprinkle to D Ave W

DIRECTIONS TO:  Comfort Inn, Plainwell, MI from KKC

Head southeast on W Allegan St toward Naomi St

Turn Right onto S Main St

Turn left onto D Ave W

6 miles (9 mins)

DIRECTIONS TO:  Ft Custer Rec Area from KKC

Head east on D Ave W toward N 17th St

Continue onto N Sprinkle Rd

Turn left onto E G Ave

Turn left onto M-96 E

Turn right onto Fort Custer Dr.

17 miles (21 mins)

DIRECTIONS TO:  Ionia Rec Area from KKC

Get on US-131 N in Alamo Twp.

Continue on US-131 N.  

Take I-96 E to Jordan Lake Rd in Berlin Twp

Take exit 64 from I-96 E

Turn left onto Jordan Lake Rd