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Upcoming Events

Shows & Races

  • Upcoming Shows & Races
  • General Meeting
  • Race Practice
  • Club Programs


    Greater San Diego County Whippet Association Speciality

    In conjunction with Inland Empire Hound Club

    January 3, 2020

    Indio, Ca

      Speciality Judges:

    • Breed judge: Barbara Ruth Smith (Blue Skies)
    • Sweeps judge: Patti Fitzgerald (Hi Tor)

    Kennel Club of Palm Springs

    January 4 & 5, 2020


    • Saturday: Neil T. McDevitt
    • Sunday: Geir Flyckt-Pedersen
    Show Superintendent: Jack Bradshaw www.jbradshaw.com
    For more information, eMail Speciality Show Chair: Pamela Magette Phone: 562.598.8717

    Hotel Information

    Make your hotel reservations early! Here is a list of dog-friendly hotels for the Indio weekend:

    Note: This information provided as a courtesy and accuracy is not guaranteed.

      La Quinta Resort
      49499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta
      (760) 564-4111
      Best Western Date Tree Hotel
      81-909 Indio Boulevard, Indio
      (760) 347-3421
      Royal Plaza Inn
      82347 Highway 111, Indio
      (800) 228-9559
      Days Inn (formerly the America’s Best Value Inn )
      43-505 Monroe St. Indio
      (760) 347-4044
      Motel 6
      82-195 Indio Boulevard, Indio
      (760) 342-6311
      80651 Highway 111, Indio
      (760) 342-0882
      Indian Palms Hotel
      48-360 Monroe Street, Indio
      (760) 775-4444
      Residence Inn by Marriott
      38-305 Cook Street, Palm Desert
      (760) 776-0050
      Quality Inn & Suites (formerly the Clarion Inn)
      84-096 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio
      760) 342-6344
      Indio Super 8 Inn & Suites
      81753 Hwy 111, Indio
      (760) 342-0264

    General Meeting



    GSDWA Board meetings are generally held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    They Alternate between in-person meetings and Con-Call.

    New in-person meeting location is TBD.

    See GSDWA Facebook page for next meeting details.

    Racing & Race Practice

    Upcomming Racing/Lure Coursing

    Goto Socalcoursing.org for updated coursing events in So Cal!

    Goto whippetracing.org for current Race event info in So Cal!

    GSDCWA Race Practice

    All Sighthounds Welcome!



    • Most practices are on the 4th Sunday of the month from 8:00am to 10:30am (See schedule Below)
    • Practice goes for the length of time it takes to give the dog(s) 3 runs each (our park contract only allows us to stay until 11am)
    • Please be on time or we won't be able to give your dog all its runs!

    2020 Practice Dates!

    • August 23
    • September 27
    • October 25
    • November 22

    (No practices in December).


    • $5/3 runs per dog for GSDCWA members
    • $7/3runs per dog for non-GSDCWA members

    What to Bring

    • a crate for each dog
    • snug fitting collar on each dog that they can't back out of
    • 2 leashes (1 for releasing and 1 for the catcher)
    • water and bowl for dog(s)
    • chair for yourself



    Kearny Mesa Park
    3170 Armstrong Street
    San Diego, CA 92111

    Directions from the North

  • 805 South
  • Exit Balboa Ave
  • East on Balboa Ave
  • Right on Convoy St
  • Convoy St turns into Linda Vista Rd
  • Right on Mesa College Dr
  • Left on Armstrong St
  • Please park in the front parking lot next to the Park & Rec building, which is on the right as you enter the park.
  • Directions from the South

  • 163 North
  • Exit Mesa College Dr
  • West on Mesa College Dr
  • Left on Armstrong St
  • Please park in the front parking lot next to the Park & Rec building, which is on the right as you enter the park.
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    Club Programs

    Club Programs Include:

    • speakers at our monthly meetings,
    • a yearly Specialty held each January
    • an annual Family Fun Day, and
    • monthly lure practices.

    Guests are always invited to join us for any of these events.

    Contact our Events & Programs Coordinator