9th IRC Somerset, New Jersey

July 18-20, 2014

Come one, come all to the 9th International Ragdoll Congress (IRC) being held in the beautiful city of Somerset, New Jersey. New Jersey is the state where it all began in 1998 with the very first International Ragdoll Congress in Secaucus. There were 109 Ragdolls entered in the 1998 congress. Can the 2014 IRC beat that mark?

The 9th IRC will be held July 18-20, 2014, at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset. July is a beautiful time of year in New Jersey, and you don’t want to miss this show! The show hotel will be the Holiday Inn Somerset-Bridgewater which is located right across the street from the show hall and there’s a shuttle from the hotel to the Exhibit Center.

Our host club will be the Garden State Cat Club (GSCC), one of the oldest & strongest cat clubs in CFA. GSCC holds one of the largest cat shows in CFA each year with up to 450 entries and this club really knows how to put on a FUN show!! The 10-ring show will be held on July 19-20 and rosettes for the Top 5 Ragdolls will be awarded during breed judging in each ring. There will also be a Best of the Best Ragdoll award presentation for all three classes (Kitten, Championship & Premiership) held at the end of the show on Sunday.

Somerset is an excellent location for the 9th IRC with many great attractions nearby! It’s only 20 miles from Staten Island, New York, and less than an hour drive from both Philadelphia, PA and Manhattan, NY. Plus, the famed Boardwalk in Atlantic City with its fabulous casinos is less than two hours away. Don’t forget to bring plenty of suntan lotion with you too since the hotel has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool.

The Permanent International Ragdoll Congress Committee has already started organizing the 9th International Ragdoll Congress and we look forward to planning a world class event. The facilities are among the best in the world and it promises to be a truly special, memorable Ragdoll Congress.