It is not often, our Master National workers say a special thank you to us! The Roseburg church group, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, who helped us at the 2018 event, had a wrap up dinner and invited Kevin and Pam Bunnell. The Bunnells were so impressed they wanted to be sure and share this with the group.
They invited the Bunnells, so Kevin could answer questions about the event and to say a special Thank You to the Master National Retriever Club for letting them participate. Several of the members asked how to see if the dogs they watched all week qualified. This group was so excited and thrilled with the event. Pam said folks asked several times if we would be back in 4 years !
As they each shared their experiences, it was said over and over, how this event revitalized their church and brought them closer together as they worked with each other, side-by-side. The Bunnells said the entire evening was very heart warming.
2018 President Kevin Bunnell expressed the club’s appreciation and gratitude that they were involved. Truly a unique collaboration and one we won’t forget!
In 2019 a Master National Host Committee, not an official club, was selected to run the event. The Event will be chaired by CSL Board Member Michelle Love along with key committee members. Those members include but are not limited to: Robert Roscoe (VP Region 1), Laurice Williams, Keith Maready, Trish Jagoda, Mary Harding, Robert Ehlers, Drew Neubauer, Lee Hanes, Betsy Pohl, Mary Gregg, Joel Porter and Linc Huffman. Other committee members are being added.
The event will take place October 17-27 at the H Cooper Black Sporting Dog Facility in Cheraw SC. The Hampton Inn in Hartsville, SC will be the Host Hotel.
More details and information will become available soon.
Congratulations to our 2019 Master National Retriever Club President Jack D. Combs. After nine years serving on the Board of Directors Jack will take the head up the team for Cheraw, SC.
Read Jack’s Bio
Keith Winch, VP of Region 3, becomes Chief Marshal for this year’s event. Keith served as Assistant Chief Marshal in 2018 to Allen Dillard.
Read Keith’s Bio
The event will take place October 17-27 at the H Cooper Black Sporting Dog Facility in Cheraw SC. More information about this beautiful property can be seen at the H. Cooper Black website.
More details and information will become available soon. So train hard and see you in Cheraw.
As you begin training and testing for the 2019 Master National event we would like to remind you to please support our generous Partners. Without their help the Master National event would not be possible.
While we highlight our Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Partners and individual Donors on our website, there are so many volunteers and wonderful people who help us throughout the year. Thank you to everyone who has helped with the organization, planning and presentation of this magnificent event. Good Luck to all and see you October 17-27, in Cheraw, South Carolina. Handlers can look forward to a fabulous event and a return to the H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area.
Nestle Purina Petcare and Avery Sporting Dog
Garmin and Eukanuba
Dogtra and Duck Dog Clothing Company
Tangelo Tosser; Umpqua Oats; SportDOG Brand; Lithia Auto Stores; Mom’s Gourmet; Melrose Vineyards; Zinger Winger
Lone Duck Outfitters; WetMuttBeds; Best Retrievers; Zion Kennels; Saltgrass Retrievers; Hidden Lake Retrievers; Swamp Run Retrievers; Silverbrook Kennels; AirFlow Bumpers; Trigger Time Kennels; Cripple Creek Kennels ; Bay Creek Kennels; Chumac Kennels; Webshire Kennels; Duck Roost Kennels
Bu Yah Retrievers; Crosswind Retrievers; Dynamic Retrievers;
Minoggie Kennels; Raney Ranch Retrievers; Starlight Kennels and
Water Dog University
Annette & Bob Pacheco
Carolyn & Brook Douglas
Circle Star Firearms & Outdoors
Dennis & Jeanne Esser
Labrador Retriever Club of Elkton, MD
Luck Lab Pins
Nicole Boettger, Coach & Me Photography
Ron Burns Studio
Kevin & Pam Bunnell
Umpqua Valley Retriever Club
J&S Discount Arms, Sutherlin, Oregon
Koru Forestry, Inc.
North Alabama Retriever Club
Travis & Toni Bamford
Kurzhal Kicking Pickles
Oddrays Hemp & More
Silver Oak Vineyards
Sooner Retriever Club
St. Paul Lutheran Church
The Jeweled Quail
John and Randall Gerbino
Many thanks to Graphic Designer John Gerbino for creating the great new Flight signs for the Master National event. The new clean look was well received by Sponsors and Handlers this year.
John could not attend this year’s event but he is often seen at the Master National gunning for us, while his wife Randall handles her dog. We appreciated your support John and look forward to seeing you and Randall next year in Cheraw, SC.
Handler Melissa Shanks
With Set-Up week behind us, we are ready to roll. Here are some shots from around the flights.
For the first time since the first Master National (1991), Frankie Prendergast has been a part of the Master National event. This year, Frankie was unable to attend but with the help of Joe Rhinehart and pals the party was celebrated in his name. Frankie was there in spirit and even Elvis made an appearance to delight the group.
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteer workers. Without you we would Not be able to continue a Master National event of this size. We hope you enjoyed the evening?
We all know that getting juniors involved in handling dogs and running hunt tests is critical to the continuation of our sport.
The Wisconsin Amateur Field Trial Club is putting that belief in practice and helping Juniors in a special way.
The club held its First Youth Handlers Fun Test on September 22, 2018, in Horicon, WI.
Club representative Nancy Bauer said they all had a great time with the kids who learned a great deal about handling a dog. The Club sends a big thank you to all volunteers who came out to help. They would also like to thank Bill Teague and the Master National Retriever Foundation for their support.
If your club would like to get involved, information about the event is available by contacting Nancy Bauer (email@example.com)
MNRC President Kevin Bunnell presented Annette Pacheco with the Clayton Crawford Award for her outstanding service and dedication as 2018 Hunt Test Chair. As a Board Member and Secretary of the host club, Umpqua Valley Retriever Club, Annette led the way in the planning and execution of the Master National in Roseburg this year.
Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and hard work throughout the year!