The 2021 GRCA National Specialty in Ocala, Fla., will follow the COVID-19 safety protocols that have now been established by the American Kennel Club (AKC) for Florida. These safety protocols will pertain to all GRCA events in the WEC arenas and exhibition halls.

Quoting the AKC announcement of 9/23/21 regarding COVID-19 safety protocols for the upcoming AKC National Championship week in Orlando, Fla:

“AKC will require Face Masks covering your nose and mouth to be worn indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status, except when actively eating or drinking. You must be stationary when eating or drinking.”

Anyone who will be at the World Equestrian Center for any GRCA activities during GRCA National Specialty Week (October 22-30) agrees to comply with all COVID-19 safety protocols.

It should be noted that all the welcome dinners are outdoors with plenty of social distancing possible although outdoor mask wearing when in crowds is encouraged. The safety of all exhibitors and guests is the main priority.