Show Closes Soon - Enter by 10/16/23!
Open to the public - Saturday & Sunday from 9 am till 4 pm
Purchase Tickets online to visit the show at: https://unitedcatclub.ticketleap.com
To enter your cat into the show:
1) Submit a summary sheet: https://form.jotform.com/231598164740057
2) Enter Cats in TOES:
For Saturday & Sunday, Enter at: https://shows.tica.org/index.php/component/toes/shows#show2675
For Friday's On Safari vs. Coonvention, enter at: https://shows.tica.org/index.php/component/toes/shows#show2302
If you need help learning how to use TOES, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOoTQ8mhVkk)
Both pedigree and household cats over 4 months of age are welcome! If you need additional help entering, email our entry clerk Vanadis at: email@example.com
250 maximum entries. Show closes 10/16/23.
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg , Virginia , 22401
Outside Food/Beverages are not allowed inside the show hall, concessions will be open during show hours.
On Safari vs. Coonvention
Friday: Check-in 2 pm - 2:45 pm. Judging 3 pm till 10 pm.
(Not open to the public)
Saturday: Check-in 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Judging 9:00 a.m. until 4 pm.
Saturday Evening - Awards & Education Banquet: 6 pm
Banquet Guest Speakers:
Dr. Chris Kaelin - Feline Genetics
Dr. Liz Thomas Brown - Maine Coon Breed Standard Presentation
Sunday: Check-in 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Judging 9:00 a.m. until 4 pm.
THIS IS AN ELECTRONIC CATALOG SHOW. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS UP TO DATE IN TOES. CATALOGS WILL BE EMAILED WEDNESDAY 10/18/23.
On Safari vs. Coonvention Awards Sponsorship: https://form.jotform.com/231598164740057
We have vendor space available!
To sign up, visit: https://form.jotform.com/231598164740057
$125 for first 10' x 10' space, $75 for each additional space. Optional electricity available.
Larry Johnson Photography
A.R.K. "Anna Rescues Kittens" Eastern Virginia Cat Rescue
Please consider making a donation of litter, canned or wet food to support their wonderful causes.
Wild Side's Fresh Freeze Dried Cat Treats, Luxury imported Cat Toys, Beds, Tre Pointi Harnesses & other accessories. www.WildSidesFresh.com
Beds By Shelly - Handcrafted premium quality pet beds and accessories.
Patty Kate Lee - One White Whisker
Professional mobile cat groomer: http://onewhitewhisker.mytime.com/
Fegnion - Feline Rare Nutrition - www.Fegnion.com
Laser Beam Customs by Kristen
Undiscovered Treasures - Jewelry & Feline Merchandise
Almost Invisible Cat Litter - www.AlmostInvisibleCatLitter.com
Feline Felons Cat Cafe of Waldorf, MD - https://www.felinefelonscatcafe.com
Opening 9/23/23 in Waldorf, MD featuring cat supplies: beds, collars, toys, misc cat themed jewelry, t-shirts, mugs and stuffed toy cats.
Lunday-Wagner Creations - https://www.etsy.com/shop/lundywagnercreations/?etsrc=sdt
Handcrafted pet accessories and sustainable household goods. Find us on Facebook and Instagram @ Lundy-Wagner Creations.
Sophia Marie Patisserie - Baked Goods: www.sophiamariepatisserie.com
Show Hall Food: Food concessions will be open and available during show hours. Outside food is not allowed.
Junior Exhibitors: Will be hosted Saturday at 1 pm. Each Junior Exhibitor will receive a rosette and special gift from our prize bucket.
Extended Stay American Premier Suites - Brand new hotel, just opened in March 2023
Address: 1065 Hospitality Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (Less than 1 mile from show hall)
Phone #: (540) 693-0001
Rate: $104 per night, plus a one time per stay $65 non refundable pet fee. Block rate ends 10/5/23
(MUST CLICK FREDERICKSBURG, VA LOCATION)
CATS MUST BE CONFINED TO SHOW TENTS DURING STAY AT THIS HOTEL:
Hampton Inn Fredericksburg
Address: 1080 Hospitality Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone Number: (540) 786-5530
Block Rate: $149 per night, plus a one time per stay $25 non refundable pet fee
TICA's Hotel Policy will be strictly enforced, please confine your cats during your stay and clean rooms prior to departure.
United Cat Club Inc. has elected to use the Hotel Room Inspection Procedures for exhibitors who lodge using the club's group booking. Entry in this show, and using the club's group booking, shall constitute an acknowledgment and consent of the exhibitor to follow these procedures. A copy of the hotel rules may be found on TICA's website at: https://tica.org/phocadownload/hotel_room_policy.pdf
Reagan International Airport (DCA) 54.6 Miles
Dulles International Airport (IAD) 62 Miles
Richmond International Airport (RIC) 66 Miles
Cages and Supplies: PLEASE NOTE: Please contact us should you need assistance with finding a suitable show cage. Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single (22 x 22 x 27 ) cage. All cages must be covered on the top and three sides. Please bring your own litter pans, food and dishes. Litter will be provided in the show hall. Cage spaces are 22”x22”x27” for a single cage and 22”x 44”x27” for a double cage. Exhibitors wishing end of aisle: Please be aware that you may not place your grooming tables, coolers, etc. at the end of aisle due to traffic flow and safety.
Household Pets: Household pet kittens (ages 4 - 7 months) and adults (8 months and older) may be entered. All adult HHP entries must be altered (spay or neutered). If you are unsure of the proper color class for your pet, include a full description or a photo (photo will be returned with confirmation).
Kittens: Kittens entered for competition must be at least four months old on the first day of the show. Please contact us for further information. TICA litter registration must be available upon request of show management. No kittens or cats are to be confined to carriers, either displayed or under tables.
Benching: All exhibitors will have assigned benching. Benching requests must be clearly indicated on the summary sheet, and we will try to accommodate all requests. Otherwise, we will attempt to bench by breed. No one may change their benching without permission of Show Management. Exhibitors may NOT leave before the advertised show hours without permission from Show Management.
Show Rules: This show is sanctioned by The International Cat Association and is subject to their Show Rules and Breed Standards (available from the TICA Executive Office, P.O.Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551). By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the Show Committee and Judges.
Registration: With the exception of preliminary new breeds, advanced new breeds and new traits entries, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in a cat’s first show, but is required for the confirmation of titles and TICA Regional/International scoring and awards. Pedigreed cats and household pets may be shown in TICA with a pending registration number. Points may be claimed after the registration number is assigned, but only for the first show where the cat didn’t have a registration number in the catalogue. Subsequent shows without a registration number will not be scored. All Korats (kittens, cats, alters) must be TICA registered to be shown.
Awards: Awards will be presented in accorance to TICA show rules.
Health Rules: This is a non-vetted show. All cats/kittens entering the show hall should be inoculated against Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, and Calici virus and tested negative for Feline Leukemia. Proof of current rabies vaccination should be available. Any cat/kitten showing signs of contagious illness, ear mites, fleas or fungus will be removed from the show hall, as well as any other cats/kittens exhibiting from the same household. HHP adults must be neutered. All claws, front and back, on all entries must be clipped prior to benching. A cat which is obviously pregnant or lactating will be disqualified.
Entry and Summary Information: Once you enter your cats, all related fees must be paid in a timely manner. As per the TICA rules, United Cat Club Inc. will not issue any refunds if you or any of the cats entered in our show are not able to attend. Substitutions are possible until closing date; please contact entry clerk for details. A fee of $30.00 plus any bank fees will be charged on all checks turned for any reason. Any entry monies owed to United Cat Club Inc. at time of check-in must be paid in cash or money order. No checks will be accepted at check-in. Please complete the summary sheet and return with entries and fees. NO REFUNDS.
Clerks & Stewards: Please indicate on the summary sheet if you are interested in clerking. We are always in need of clerks and stewards. Clerks will be paid $40 per day, Stewards will be paid $25 per day. Lunch will also be provided. Please do not deduct clerking fees from your entry fees.
Catalog Advertising: Full page $45.00, Half Page $25.00, Business card $10.00, Full Page TICA Show Flyer $20. Catalog size is 8.5" X 11”. Ad must be camera ready. Please send copy and remittance to entry clerk.
New Exhibitors: We warmly welcome you to our United Cat Club Inc. Show! Please indicate on the summary sheet that this is your first show. You may request to be benched with an experienced exhibitor if you so desire. For more information on how to register your cat(s) and/or kitten(s), contact the TICA Executive Office at (956) 428-8046. You are also more than welcome to contact us at United Cat Club Inc. with any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibitor Conduct: United Cat Club will enforce TICA Show Rules Article Ten - Responsibilities of Exhibitors. During the show, no exhibitor shall harass or threaten other exhibitors, judges or guests. While in the show ring, exhibitors shall not make audible derogatory remarks about other exhibitors. The show committee, at its discretion, may refuse to accept any entry if prior conduct of the entry and or exhibitor is detrimental to the best interest of the association or the welfare of cats or the club and/or its show.
Hold Harmless Policy: By entering this show, the exhibitor named on the entry form/summary sheet holds harmless United Cat Club Inc., The International Cat Association (TICA), claims, or theft as a result of any action/conduct related to the operations of this show. The opinions expressed in publication are those of its authors alone and do not reflect the views of The International Cat Association (TICA). The use of its logo in no way implies approval by The International Cat Association (TICA).