Greater Columbia Obedience Club Upcoming Trials
For upcoming trial dates see the
Obedience/Rally Trials and Matches Page
and the
Agility Trials and Matches Page.

Obedience and Rally Trials

GCOC hosts two AKC Obedience and Rally Trials a year. Our spring shows are held in mid-May and our winter shows are held in mid-January.  All regular as well as most non-regular classes are available at each show.  Mixed breed dogs are welcome.


Please note our new trial location!
Tri-City Leisure Center
485 Brooks Ave.
West Columbia, SC 29169

AKC Agility Trials

Agility Trials

GCOC hosts two AKC Agility trials a year. Our spring shows are usually held in early April and our fall shows are usually held in late September or early October. Both events take place at the South Congaree Horse Arena under permanent cover on dirt.  

The following facilities have accepted dogs in the past. Please check back here often for information on discounted room rates.  Always verify pet policies and rates when you make reservations.  And remember, you must notify hotels that you have dogs.
  • Clarion Inn, 500 Chris Drive, West Columbia, SC 29160 (I-26 Exit 111B). This rate does include all pet fees and continental breakfast. When you make reservations, please call the front desk at 803-794-9440 and request the Columbia Obedience block to receive the discounted rate.
  • La Quinta Inn and Suites, 7333 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209 (I-77-Exit 9A). $89/night. To make a reservation call the Group Reservations Dept. at 1-866-527-1498 and identify yourself as a member of the GCOC. Breakfast; microwave and refrigerator in all rooms.
  • Quality Inn 499 Piney Grove Rd. Columbia, SC 29210, 803-798-0500. $64.99/night double room, $15 pet fee per night. On I-26 exit 104 (not much grass but a park 1.5 miles way.)
  • Comfort Inn, 911 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC, 29210 (I-26 Exit 108A). 803-798-5101. $85/night (double or king rooms) + tax, $15 pet fee per night; includes breakfast. Ask for the GCOC rate. Limited number of pet-friendly rooms available.
  • Red Roof Inn, 7580 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223 (I-20 Exit 74 or I-77 Exit 17) 803-736-0850.
  • Best Western, 240 E. Exchange Blvd., Columbia, SC 29209 (I-77 Exit 9A) 803-695-0666 (I-77).
  • Town Place Suites by Marriott, 250 E. Exchange Blvd, Columbia, SC 29209 (I-77 Exit 9A) 803-695-0062.
  • RV parking is permitted at the AGILITY trial site with no sewer hookup or dumping. The following is offered as an alternative.
  • Barnyard RV Park, 201 Oak Drive, Lexington SC 29073 (US Route 1 behind Barnyard Flea Market), 800- 633-6351

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