Welcome to the ABTC 2020 National Specialty Website!
Tervuren Exhibitors, Friends &; Family,
Welcome to the 2020 ABTC National Specialty! I am so excited to have you join us for our fourth year at the lovely Delta Hotels South Sioux City Riverfront (formerly Marina Inn and Conference Center)!
If you were able to attend the 2007, 2012, or 2016 Specialties, you know how convenient and cozy this location is. For those who will be joining us for the first time at this location, you are in for a treat! Agility, Obedience, Rally, Conformation, Sweeps, and all National “people” events are all on site. RV parking is next door! Both tracking sites are within 15 minutes. Herding, which kicks off the National, is in Williams, IA – just over two hours away with hotel and camping less than a mile away from the site.
While the Marina Inn was purchased by Marriott Corp last year, most of the Management remains and they are very excited to have us back again! With the change in ownership, the entire site has received a facelift and is even more gorgeous than before! Let’s continue to be the best breed to host by treating the facilities and staff with care and respect and leaving everything exactly as or better than we found it.
The team that came together to put this National on are an amazing group of individuals. Not a single one of them hesitated when asked to join in the fun. The ABTC is blessed to have so many dedicated and talented members, with even more stepping up to help where needed. Please take a moment to say “Thanks!” when you run into this intrepid group that keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes.
Thank you for joining us for the 2020 National, whether you are coming from near or far. I look forward to making amazing memories with you all!
Marnie Polivka, 2020 ABTC National Specialty Chair