The Gateway Arch National Monument
Congratulations on qualifying your retriever for the 25th Anniversary Master National Retriever Club Event. to be held in the St. Louis area September 29 – October 9, 2016.
Thanks in part to the generous support of our sponsors this 25th Anniversary test will be one for the record books! A big thank you to corporate sponsors: Nestle Purina Petcare, Avery Sporting Dog, Garmin, Dogtra, SportDOG Brand, WetMutt Beds, Duck Dog Clothing Company, Tangelo Products, Midwest Greyhound Supply, Castile Creek Kennels/Country Vet, Honk Monsters Outdoors, Lone Duck Outfitters and Mom’s Gourmet. We appreciate your sponsorship and look forward to seeing you in St. Louis.
Thank you too, to Corporate Sponsor Liasions Michelle Love and Rex Gibson for their dedication and work in getting this event ready to go. Michelle and Rex, and Hunt Test Chair Jeannie Greenlee supplied these photos from their visit to the grounds in August.
Here are some notes provided by CSLs Michelle Love and Rex Gibson and Hunt Test Chair Jeannie Greenlee upon their return from a site visit in August.
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, site of the 2016 Master National.
No food or beverage concessions will be available on the test grounds. However, restaurants and fast food are 10-15 minutes away.
Purina Event Center Gateway Hall, site of the 25th Anniversary MNRC Event Opening Ceremony, Handlers’ Meeting and MNRC 2016 Annual Meeting.
Purina Event Center RV lot A-1, site of 2016 pre-event bitch check. Merchandise Vendor and Sponsor sales will be located nearby.
Purina Event Center, site of Opening Ceremonies, September 29; Registration, Handers’ Meeting and Annual Meeting, September 30. Located 45 minutes from Busch Conservation Area and Host Hotels. Café will be open to sell food and beverages on Friday, September 30.
Purina Farms Visitor Center and Canteen will be open on Friday, September 30.
Spirit of St. Louis Airport grounds. Site of Workers’ Party, October 4; Frankie’s Dinner, October 6; and Closing Ceremonies, October 9. Located 15 minutes from Busch Conservation Area and Host Hotels. Events will take place under large tents. Merchandise Vendor and Sponsor sales will be on-site. No overnight camping / parking.
It truly does take an army to get this event planned and implemented and we thank all of our wonderful volunteers in advance for their help. Dog to the Line!