2020 Nationals Site Information

Thanks to the hard work of Nationals Treasurer Brian Pechtold the 2020 Nationals has a new host hotel, show site and agility trial venue.

Host Hotel:  Riverview Inn & Suites, 200 W Riverside Blvd, Rockford, Illinois 61103.

Please call the hotel directly and mention the Basset Hound Club of America to receive the group rate of $109 plus taxes, including hot breakfast each day.  One time pet fee of $25 (for entire stay, not daily).

Hotel phone & reservations:  1-815-282-3033.

OR you can book your room directly online  - just click here

The theme this year is BHCA Proud. Watch for details as we fill in these pages with more information on what we hope will be a very special gathering of our club members and friends.

2020 BHCA Nationals Event Locations

Host Hotel

Riverview Inn & Suites

700 W Riverside Boulevard

Rockford, Illinois  61103

Phone Reservations:  +1-815-282-3033

On-Line Reservations:  link

75 miles NW of Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

90 miles S of Milwaukee International Airport (MKE)

Primary Nationals Event Site

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center

8800 E Riverside Boulevard

Loves Park, Illinois  61111

~ 7 miles from Host Hotel

Website: link

Field Events

Northern Illinois Beagle Club

8702 Elevator Road

Roscoe, Illinois

~ 12 miles from host hotel

Tracking Tests:  TD & TDX

Burlington Prairie Forest Preserve

12N 882 Engle Road

Sycamore, Illinois  60178

~ 40 miles from Host Hotel

Tracking Tests:  TDU & VST

1425 Lincoln Avenue

DeKalb, Illinois 60115

~ 39 miles from Host Hotel

Agility Trials  

Forest City Dog Training Club

6203 Material Avenue

Loves Park, Illinois 61111

~ 3 miles from Host Hotel

Website:  link


Updated Event Calendar

Look for more detailed pages for each event to be posted shortly


September 18, 2020 - Friday

Tracking TD & TDX

Burlington Prairie Forest Preserve

BHCA Hunt Test

Northern Illinois Brace Club


September 19, 2020 - Saturday

Field Trials

Northern Illinois Brace Club

Rescue Activities

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center


September 20, 2020 - Sunday

Tracking TDU & VST Trials

1425 Lincoln Avenue, DeKalb, IL 60115

Field Trials

Northern Illinois Brace Club

Scent Work Trials (2):  1 bassets only, 1 all-breed

Mercyhealth Sportcore Two Indoor Sports Center

Minneapolis-St Paul BHC Specialty show (afternoon)

Mercyhealth Sportcore Two Indoor Sports Center


September 21, 2020 - Monday

Fort Dearborn BHC Specialty show, obedience trial and rally trial

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center

BHCA Welcome Party

Host Hotel


September 22, 2020 - Tuesday

BHCA Obedience TRIAL

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center

BHCA Rally Trial

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center

Sweepstakes

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center

Futurity & Maturity Stakes

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center


September 23,  2020 - Wednesday

Bitch Conformation Classes

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center

Afternoon Ringside Hospitality

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center

Annual BHCA Club Meeting

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center


September 24, 2020 - Thursday

Agility Trials

Forest City Dog Training

Dog Conformation Classes

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center

Health and Member Education Seminars

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center


September 25, 2020 - Friday

Junior Showmanship

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center

Intersex Conformation Competition

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports Center

Annual dinner

Host Hotel - Riverside Inn & Suites


September 26, 2020 - Saturday

BHCA Board Meeting

Host Hotel - Riverside Inn & Suites