The Supreme Cat Show @ The NEC, Birmingham
Next year's show will be on the 27th October 2018.
We'll let you know as soon as tickets go on sale.
See some testimonials from our 2017 visitors:
"I just had to say a huge thank you to everyone who organised/ steward and judges for a great experience my daughter and I and not forgetting our show cat.
Next year we are going to bring out two cats and lots more info on their breed.
Facilities second to none.
Our cat is a bit standoff but even he enjoyed being fussed - he even got into u-tube.
The general public were really excited to see and stroke him and asked lots of questions.
Bring on 2018 - we can't wait😂😂😂😂😂😂
Thank you so much
"Dear all involved with the Supreme Cat Show,
I am writing to say thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday at the Supreme Cat Show. This was my fourth consecutive Supreme visit and I am looking forward to next year!
I had not heard of the GCCF until I did a google search 'cat equivalent of Kennel Club'. I am a cat lover and have always had rescue moggies from the Cats Protection - the cats I have seen at the Supreme show I had only ever marvelled at in books before. I am definitely having a British Blue Shorthair in the future. Coming to the Supreme and the information on the GCCF website has given me the confidence in what to look for in a breeder.
From an exhibitor's point of view the show on Saturday went well. Many thanks for all your efforts. The purple rosettes are much better than the brown ones and much more appropriate bearing in mind the GCCF colours. The undercover parking was great. The fact that the parking area was undercover and well lit made life so much easier. Having the certificates delivered to the pens also made a big difference.
The one suggestion I would make for the benefit of the cats and the stewards is the presence of a judge's trolley in each segment. Being able to place the carrier on the trolley and remove the cat at waist level rather than from the floor when the carrier is a front or side opening one rather than a top opening one would make life easier for all concerned. The other comment I would make is that the wording on the judge's sheets in their books could be clearer as to what class is being judged. This was also a problem last year. When judging a UK class it is not obvious from the judge's point of view that it is a UK class. At least two judges thought it was an imperial class.
Many thanks again for all your hard work. I hope you felt it paid off.
"Certainly by what I’ve read and seen on various web sites this show really has pulled it out of the bag but much more hard work and thought, especially creative and bold thinking needs to be done. A couple of points whilst I write are the PA system announcements are far too loud, during ‘’Brave the Shave’’ many cats dived for cover and unsettled those in judges arms under the judging process, hardly fair when we as exhibitors are spending hard earned cash to bring the GCCF much need money to the show. If supporting charities and I applaud those that do and I’m one to give what I can especially to cancer charities then use a local PA system whereby those around the stage can hear without upsetting our cats then if you wish have helpers go around with buckets to raise extra cash as they go around the pens.
Stalls whilst it may have been good to have them all in one area many exhibitors couldn’t even get to the stalls between judging or having a lunch break themselves. I feel it would have assisted to have a few within the pen areas so we could get much needed supplies etc. etc. quickly.
Above all Lynda you and your team have done a brilliant job, many praising the show team openly on web sites as it felt the ‘’old friendly atmosphere had returned’’ I myself likened it the a huge family gathering and what can be better than that? Sandra and I certainly had a successful day but more over it was a happy day being amongst friends and making new. I hope I’ve provided you with a few ideas for consideration by those with the influence to move the SUPREME CAT SHOW where it belongs and to see it flourish for the future of our hobby.
My very sincere and grateful thanks.