MNRC Foundation Award Nominations

John Blackbird (left), Bill Teague Bill Autrey & Geri Autrey

As handlers/owners enter their dogs for the 2017 Master National Retriever Hunting Test at The BigWoods on the Trinity in Tennessee Colony, Texas, please remember the MNRC Foundation offers three awards for handlers; each award consists of a personal plaque, the recipient’s name on a perpetual plaque and a check for $1,000.

The awards areYouth Handler of the Year” for 8-12 year oldsYouth Handler of the Year” for 13-17 year olds and the Bill T. Teague Handler of the Year Award” for the adult.

Nominations for these awards must be submitted within 30 days of the completion of the event and criteria for each award are found on the MNRC website. Regretfully, there have been no nominations for either of the Youth Handler of the award since the inception of awards in 2015. The first recipient of “Bill T. Teague Handler of the Year” award in 2015  was Ken Vidrine, Opelousas, Louisiana and last year’s recipient was Bill Autrey, Bentley, Louisiana.

For further information, please contact any member of the MNRCF Board of Directors; Gloria Mundell, John Blackbird, Jimmy Hughes, Larry Kimble or Bill Teague.

For More Information about the MNRC Awards CLICK HERE

Requirements for the MNRC Awards

 

 

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Accommodations Available at Lakeview Methodist CC

Here’s an alternative to traditional hotel rooms in Palestine.  Guest rooms are still available at the Lakeview Methodist Conference Center during the Master National.  Check out rooms, amenities and prices at www.lakeviewmcc.org

Lakeview will be the site of the 2017 Master National Registration, Handler’s Banquet and Worker’s party.

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2017 Master National Entry Announcement

Entries for the 2017 Master National event will open on Tuesday, August 1, at 6:00 PM CDT and will close on Friday, August 18, at 6:00 PM CDT.
Please note the 6 pm Central Time, open and close times.

Please visit www.masternational.com to enter using the Master National Retriever Club online entry system. There will be a prominent link on the homepage taking you to the entry system.  Announcements will also be published on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Note: This is not a limited entry test.  All qualified dogs who enter within the August 1 to August 18 deadline timeline will be accepted.

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WHATABURGER Joins MNRC Team

Congratulations to Texas proud, WHATABURGER restaurants on becoming a Platinum Level Sponsor of the 2017 Master National.

It’s great to have you on board joining our other great supporters. Diamond Sponsors: Nestle Purina Petcare and ASD Avery Sporting Dog, as well as Platinum Sponsor Garmin, Gold Sponsors Dogtra, Wetmutt and Duck Dog Clothing; Silver Sponsors: Sport Dog Brand, Tangelo Tossers, Mom’s Gourmet and Pepsi, and Bronze Sponsors: Midwest Greyhound Supply, Castile Creek Kennels, Honk Monster Outdoors, Lone Duck Outfitters, Country Vet, Umpqua Oats and Fowl Play Game Calls.

And don’t forget about our Donors program.  Donors can help the Master National Retriever Club on a Junior, Senior and Master Level. View Donors List Here

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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East Texas Black Gumbo RC Test

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Master National host club East Texas Black Gumbo Retriever Club held a spring test at The Big Woods on the Trinity May 6 & 7.

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The BigWoods on the Trinity Hosts Spring Hunt Test

Spring is here at The BigWoods on the Trinity, home of the 2017 Master National.  Thanks to Drone Pilot Dr. Jay Herrington, here’s a sneak peek at the grounds as they prepare for the East Texas Black Gumbo Retriever Club Hunt Test, May 6 & 7.

 

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2017 Hotels/Motels, B&Bs & RV Parks

HOTELS/MOTELS in Palestine

**Please be sure to check each hotel for their Pet Policy. 

 

Master National Retriever Club Host Hotel:
HAMPTON INN & SUITES
903-723-0016
2700 S. Loop 256
http://www.hamptonpalestine.com

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center
400 Private Road 6036
Palestine, TX 75801-4350
P: 903-538-2711
http://www.lakeviewmcc.org/

COMFORT SUITES
903-723-0284
301 Willow Creek Parkway
http://www.comfortsuites.com

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES
903-723-1387
3000 S. Loop 256
http://www.laquintapalestine.com

EXPRESS INN & SUITES
903-729-3151
1100 E. Palestine Ave.
http://www.expresspalestine.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
903-723-4884
1030 E. Palestine Ave
http://www.hiexpress.com/palestintx

MOTEL 6
903-723-3054
1101 E. Palestine Avenue
http://www.motel6.com

PAL-TEX
903-729-3275
1520 E. Palestine Ave

SUPER 8 PALESTINE
903-731-9495
2300 W. Oak St.
http://www.super8.com

TEXANN MOTEL
903-729-6049
805 E. Palestine Ave
http://www.texanmotel.com

TOWN & COUNTRY MOTEL
903-729-1660
205 E. Palestine Ave.

BED & BREAKFASTS/EXTENDED STAYS

APPLE ANNIE’S GUEST HOUSES
903-729-1789
1014 N. Sycamore St.
appleanniesbedandbreakfast.com

BAR-S RANCH RESORT
903-729-6975
2001 ACR 156
http://www.barsranchresort.com

FIG TREE MANOR
903-729-3457
203 Erwin St.
http://www.figtreemanor.com

MAGNOLIA STREET INN
903-723-8138
421 S. Magnolia St.
http://www.magnoliastreetinn.com

THE PLACE ON THE HILL
410 Private Road 8315
903.216.0267
http://www.theplaceonthehill.com

THE REDLANDS HISTORIC INN
903-729-2345
400 N. Queen St.
http://www.redlandshistoricinn.com

SABOR A PASION ESTATE & VINEYARD
903-729-9500
110 ACR 406
http://www.saborapasion.com

RV PARKS & CAMPING

BARS RV CAMPGROUNDS
903-724-8834
1165 ACR 156

DOGWOOD RV PARK
903-729-1222
4508 W. Oak St.

HWY 155 RV PARK
903-729-7778
2500 HWY 155 N

PALESTINE RV PARK
903-729-2977
410 CR 148
http://www.palestinervpark.com

“R” PLACE RV PARK AND CAMPGROUND
903-723-8887
14000 E. Hwy 84
http://www.rplacervpark.com

RED ROCK RANCH RV PARK
903-723-1836
300 ACR 2141

TEXAS STATE RR CAMPGROUNDS
903-729-3171
Park Road 70 off Hwy 84 East
http://www.texasstaterr.com

HARLEY HAVEN RV PARK
903-723-5880
8686 N. Hwy 155

 

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MARC Opens Its Inaugural Event

Congratulations to all of the Amateur handlers who have qualified for the Inaugural Master Amateur Invitational.  The event is being held April 23-29, 2017 in Cairo, Georgia.  It’s great to see so many Master National faces. Enjoy the event.

We wish everyone the Best of Luck!  And we will see you and your retriever at the 2017 Master National at BigWoods on the Trinity in Tennessee Colony Texas October 12-22!

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Oregon to Host 2018 Master National

The Master National Retriever Club Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has selected Roseburg, Oregon as the site for the 2018 Master National event.

And congratulations to the 2018 host club, the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club.

Handlers can look forward to a fabulous event in the magnificent Pacific Northwest.  See you there, October 18-28, 2018.

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Apply to AKC for a MNH Title

Are you new to the Master National Hall of Fame?

Here’s a link to apply to the American Kennel Club for issuance of a Master National Hunter title!

Congratulations and see you in Texas! http://bit.ly/2kIiqbE

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