2016 Master National Schedule of Events

25thLogoNote:  Watch for updated postings at the Event Headquarters and on the
Master National website

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Purina Event Center, St Louis, Missouri – Gateway Hall

  • 5:00pm – Social Reception
  • 6:00pm – Opening Ceremony
  • 6:45pm – Intro & Starting Dog Number
  • 7:00pm – Handler’s Banquet
  • 7:00pm – Auction & Raffle

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

Purina Event Center, St Louis, Missouri – Gateway Hall

  • 8:00-9:30am – Bitch Check
  • 8:00-10:00am – Handler’s Registration – Great Hall
  • 9:00-4:00pm – MNRC Store Sales Begin
  • 10:00am – Chief Marshal meets with Committee Chairs
  • 10:30-11:30 MANDATORY Handler’s Meeting (Judges Instructions to Handlers)
  • 11:30-12:00 – Committee Sign ups for each Flight
  • 12:00-1:00 – Delegate and Proxy Check In
  • 1:00-1:30 – RHTAC Report, AKC Report
  • 1:30-3:00 – 2016 MNRC Annual Meeting

 SATURDAY OCTOBER 1, 2016

  • 8:00am Master National Hunt Test Begins – Test Dogs at 7:50am

 TUESDAY OCTOBER 4. 2016

  • 6:30pm Worker’s Appreciation Dinner – Spirit of St Louis Airport

 THURSDAY OCTOBER 6, 2016

  • 6:30pm Frankie’s Party – Spirit of St Louis Airport

 SUNDAY OCTOBER 9, 2016

  • TBA – Awards Presentation, Closing Ceremonies – Spirit of St Louis Airport

 

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2016 Master National Running Order

4087blabwebcrThe 2016 Running Order for Flights A – F are now posted.  Please check your flight and running order online.

Running Order

Master National Flights

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Important Notice to Handlers: Vaccine Recommendations

golden_blindMake sure your dog is current on the latest strain of canine influenza.  The vaccine you want to ask for is the H3N2 vaccine.  If you dog has not been vaccinated do it now and repeat in 3 weeks.

As always, dogs must be current on their DHPP and Rabies vaccination.

Thank you Dr. Becky Malphus for this update.

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2016 Delegate/Proxy Form

A31I3574Attention Master National Clubs

If your club wishes to CHANGE its Delegate for the Annual Meeting or if your club will be represented by a Proxy at the 2016 Annual Meeting on Friday, September 30th, in Greater St. Louis you will need to fill out these forms.

Any questions please contact Master National Secretary Elaine Goodner.  Please mail your form to: Elaine Goodner, 2817 Duell Ave., Medford, OR 97501

2016 Proxy Form

Delegate Change Form

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2016 Master National Entries Now Closed

072B4_Hutch_045_MN12r_proofThe 2016 Master National Entry System is now closed.  Good Luck and See you In St. Louis!

See a List of Entered Dogs

Master National Premium

 

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2016 Master National Training Birds

pheasant_flyingBuettner Farms will be supplying the birds for the Master National and for Master National Pre-Training.

Outside birds from other sources are not allowed on
site.

Please order your birds by September 20th with Kiley Buettner by
emailing: Kiley@Buettnerducks.com  or sending a text at: 605 351 1811

He will respond with your order and make bird pick up and payment arrangements
with you.

Download Dog Training Application:   MDC Dog Training area permit
Note: This document is only necessary if flyers are being shot in training.

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Advanced Sale of 25th Anniversary T

25th Anniversary Location T

25th Anniversary Location TShirt

Due to popular demand and requests, the Master National Store will hold a limited time offer to buy the
25th Anniversary Location/Year tee shirt.

Avoid the opening day rush, get any size now and enjoy this collector’s item.

Prices:  $34 sizes   Small – Extra Large  and
$38 sizes 2 XL & 3 XL

MNRC 25th TShirt

MNRC 25th TShirt

Plus shipping fees.  To order contact Pam Bunnell via  to:   kpbunl@douglasfast.net

Include Name, address, quantity, size and a contact phone number for payment!

See you in St. Louis!

 

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Slideshow: Welcome to St. Louis 2016

The Gateway Arch National Monument

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!

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Master National 2016 Update

Invitation16The 2016 Qualifying Year has ended and we want to congratulate all of the fine dogs who have Qualified for this year’s event.  Your accomplishment represents a great deal of dedication and skill on the part of the handler and dog.

For those of you who are new to the Master National event we want you to know that the Master National is not a limited entry event.  All of the dogs who are qualified and who enter (before entries close of course)– will be accepted.

The American Kennel Club should have all Master passes recorded by August 12th.

Master National Hunt Test Secretary, Frank Barton expects entries to open August 9th until closing on August 19th.  We will post a notice to let you know the exact date on our Website, on our MNRC blog, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

So train hard, get ready and we look forward to seeing you in St. Louis!  Congratulations on your achievement!

Special Note: Thanks to our volunteer ‘inviteer’  Melissa Robinson Shanks invitations will be made to all those who qualify.  She is doing her best to get them all out ASAP, but please be patient.  If for some reason you do not receive an invitation you can let us know by emailing us at  masternational@gmail.com   and we will be sure to get one out to you.  The invitation is a courtesy and designed to congratulate the handler, it does NOT mean you cannot enter without one.  If your dog is Qualified to run, you can enter, no invitation is necessary.

 

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3 New Bronze Level Sponsors Announced

Congratulations to our new Bronze Level sponsors Castile Creek Kennels/
bronze-castilecreekCountry Vet,  Honk Monsters Outdoors and  Lone Duck Outfitters.

Thank you for your generous support and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.bronze-honkmonsters

And announcing our NEW Donors Program.  Donors can help the Master National Retriever Club on a Junior, Senior and Master Level.  First to join our Donors List on the Master Level is Gun Dog Supply.  

bronze-loneduckAnd if you would like to find out more about the Master National Donors List please contact Michelle Love or Rex Gibson for details.

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