2021 Rocky Mountain Roundup Announcement

Dear Cat Fancy Enthusiast!
 
We are hopeful that you and your family and loved ones (including the furry ones too) remain healthy and safe during what we hope are the waning days of this global pandemic of COVID-19.
 
We here at the Wild West Cat Fanciers have been working hard behind the scenes with local and state agencies to determine our course of action regarding our plans for the 2021 Rocky Mountain Roundup TICA Cat Show, scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6, 2021.
 
After consulting with officials at the Utah State Department of Health, the Utah State Governor’s Office and the Office of the Mayor of the City and County of Salt Lake, we have concluded that it is simply not possible for us to continue our plans for an event for this year.  While the State of Utah has been very efficient in beginning the task of vaccinating the public against COVID, the officials and experts in this effort do not feel confident that the current public gathering restrictions will be relaxed enough or rescinded in time for our scheduled event.
 
As you know, the planning and execution of such an event takes many hours of planning, many hours of tireless work behind the scenes and takes precious financial resources to make the event a success and one that would be affordable for the majority of our exhibitors.  We know that other TICA Clubs around the country have been able to begin hosting some shows with some success, our show is heavily reliant on spectator attendance to help defer the costs of producing our event each year.  Without the participation of the public, we don’t feel it would be wise to continue our pursuit of a 2021 show nor would it be fiscally responsible for us to do so.
 
We know you all understand the need to balance our desire to exhibit our wonderful felines with the safety of the local community and the financial health of our club.  Therefore we encourage each and everyone of you to mark your calendars for Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5, 2022 for our next Rocky Mountain Roundup TICA Cat Show.  We will keep you updated on the progress we make in the months to come and encourage you to support the clubs who are able to produce a viable show in TICA this coming year 2021!
Please feel free to forward this to other interested parties who may have been looking forward to our annual event.  See you around on the circuit this year!  
 
Warmest Regards,
 
Tristan Anderson

President, Wild West Cat Fanciers

A TICA Chartered Cat Club
(844) 448-9923

COVID-19 Postpones the Rocky Mountain Roundup TICA Cat Show

Dear Feline Fanciers,

We are saddened to announce that our re-scheduled 2020 Rocky Mountain Roundup show in Salt Lake City has now been formally canceled for 2020.  Many of you are aware that the public gathering guidelines issued by local and state governments have forced us to make unforeseen changes to our show schedule and while we had hoped to hold our rescheduled event this year in September, the State of Utah is not yet ready to relax the health requirements for gathering larger than 50 people.

We hope that you all will look forward to our 2021 event, tentatively scheduled for June 5-6, 2021.

Please stay safe and may you all have a fruitful remaining 2020.

Tristan Anderson, President, Wild West Cat Fanciers

2020 Rocky Mountain Roundup Dates Announcement

The Wild West Cat Fanciers, in association with Dr. Elsey’s and Cottonwood Animal Hospital, is pleased to announce the set dates for the 2020 Rocky Mountain Roundup TICA Cat Show!

Our annual event will take place on Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, 2020 in Salt Lake City at the Hotel RL Salt Lake, 161 West 600 South in downtown Salt Lake City. Exhibitors can begin entering their cats beginning March 1, 2020 using our official Summary Sheet, which will go live on that date.

Any exhibitors who enter the show during the month of March will be entered in a drawing for FREE Hotel RL room accommodations during the show! March entries will also enjoy SUPER EARLY BIRD special entry fees and are encouraged to take advantage of these great prices!

Tickets for the public to observe the festivities will go on sale May 1, 2020.

For further information, contact the show manager, Tristan Anderson, at info@wildwestcf.com!

2019 RMR Teaser Flyer Revealed!

Once again, Wild West Cat Fanciers is indebted to the club’s official graphic artist, Tracy J. Butler (of Lackadaisy fame).  Here is a taste of this year’s teaser flyer, to be distributed at cat shows throughout the Spring to promote this year’s event:

2019 Rocky Mountain Roundup dates announced

The Wild West Cat Fanciers is pleased to announce that Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2, 2019 has been secured for our THIRD annual Rocky Mountain Roundup TICA Cat Show, to be held once again at the Hotel RL Salt Lake, an All-In-One venue.  The show will open for exhibitor entries on March 1, 2019.

A special incentive for early entries will be announced shortly!

New Promotional Artwork for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Roundup revealed

The Wild West Cat Fanciers is excited to reveal the newest artwork that will serve as the backbone for the marketing of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Roundup TICA Cat Show in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3, 2018 at the Hotel RL Salt Lake City.

This year’s show will present as an Alternative Format show, three separate sessions (two on Saturday and one of Sunday) and a maximum of 125 cats/kittens to be exhibited during the two-day weekend show.

WWCF is happy to announce this year’s corporate sponsors, including Dr. Elsey’s Quality Products for Cats, Cottonwood Animal Hospital, and Royal Canin, USA.

2018 Rocky Mountain Roundup show dates announced

The Wild West Cat Fanciers is excited to announce the official dates for the the second annual Rocky Mountain Roundup 2018 TICA Cat Show.

The next show is scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3, 2018, and will be held once again at the Hotel RL Salt Lake City.  Entry into the show will open on February 1, 2018 through February 29, 2018 for the Super Early Bird entry pricing, March 1-31, 2018 for Early Bird pricing and from April 1 through May 28, 2018 standard pricing until the catalog closes on the 28th so that the catalog can be processed and printed in time for the show.

Stay tuned for additional information regarding judges and times for the show.  We look forward to seeing you at the Crossroads of the West in Salt Lake City in June 2018.

WWCF’s 2017 Show Catalog competes

The Wild West Cat Fanciers leaders were informed at this weekend’s TICA Annual Cat Show and Awards Banquet at Corpus Christi, Texas that our 2017 Rocky Mountain Roundup Cat Show Catalog is being submitted for competition along with other club’s catalogs during the 2017-2018 TICA Show Season for “Catalog of the Year.” 

We are humbled and excited to be considered for this honor, however since our show is among the very first shows of the new show season each year, we won’t know the outcome for this competition until next year’s Annual Awards Banquet, scheduled to take place on Labor Day Weekend in Birmingham, Alabama in 2018.

WWCF thanks its official club artist, Tracy Butler, for this amazing image and all of our sponsors and participants and look forward to promoting our 2018 show in the next few months!

Recap Report – 2017 Rocky Mountain Roundup TICA Cat Show

Salt Lake City, UT – This weekend marked the Inaugural Cat Show for the Wild West Cat Fanciers TICA Cat Club, the 2017 Rocky Mountain Roundup, which was held in the Wasatch/Cascade Ballroom of the Hotel RL (formerly the Red Lion) Salt Lake City.  This 125-max entry Alternative Format cat show showcased a total of 77 cats and kittens from all around the country.  The 2017 Rocky Mountain Roundup was sponsored by Dr. Elsey’s Quality Products for Cats, the Cottonwood Animal Hospital, Paw Paws Dog Wash, Spa and Boutique and Fedex Office Services.

Special marketing materials were designed by the club’s official artist, Tracy J. Butler from St. Louis, MO.  She is best known for her graphic novella series, Lackadaisy.  You can see much of her work at her website here.

Fourteen prestigious official judges evaluated all entrants in three rounds of judging as exhibitors and spectators looked on.   The new club provided five brand new judging stands, made from solid materials and lighting provided by IKEA spot lights at the top of the platform, and two scratching posts adorned on opposite ends of the table, supporting the light fixtures.

Each exhibitor was presented with brand new rosettes for the individual ring awards, and categories included long-haired and short-haired kittens (4-8 months of age), champion cats (unaltered cats), alters, and household pet cats and kittens.  Spectators purchased entry tickets to watch the judging and meander throughout the show hall as they learned about the various breeds of cats being exhibited at this year’s show.  Raffle tickets were also sold as an additional revenue source for the show.  The raffle was extremely popular and very profitable for the club.

Comments from exhibitors, spectators and the leadership of TICA indicated that our inaugural show was a smash hit among all attendees.  After all expenses were accounted for, the club was able to keep the show in the black, thus making a future show possible. WWCF wishes to thank all who participated and helped with setup and take down of the show rings, cages and tables and chairs.  We are truly grateful for all of the encouragement and guidance we received and look forward to seeing everyone again next year.