History of the International Ragdoll Congress
The History of the International Ragdoll Congress began at a Ragdoll Congress in Chicago in 1996. At this Congress Lorna Wallace of the British Ragdoll Club, Charley Myers and RFCI President Wain Pearce got to talking about putting on a real International Ragdoll Congress (IRC). During 1997 it was decided that the 1st International Ragdoll Congress would be held in Secaucus New Jersey on April 3-5, 1998. To say the 1st IRC was a success would be an understatement, there were 109 Ragdolls entered in the Show. That record for most Ragdolls in a show would stand until 2008 when the 6th IRC would have 129 Ragdolls entered in the show. In 2010 the International Ragdoll Congress was held in a CFA and there were 80 Ragdolls in the show.
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