2013 Spring/Summer Student Accomplishments

2013 has started out to be a very successful year for many of Cheryl’s students. Congratulations to all the handlers and dogs on their achievements!

Spring/Summer 2013 – Titles and Accomplishments Earned:

NEW TITLES:

“Roca & Cheryl – New JH Title”

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Roca started out this year’s hunt test season as strong as she ended last year’s and earned three straight passes to finish her Junior Hunter title.  Her first test this year was at the Monterey Bay Hunt Test in Los Banos in February and then her last two passes were at the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test in Corning in March.  Cheryl is very proud of her ‘baby’ dog.  We’ll be seeing a lot more accomplishments from this team throughout the year.  Congratulations Cheryl and Roca!!!

“Angel & Jean – New JH Title”

Sunbeam’s The Devil Made Me Do It – “Angel” – o/h Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

Angel made her hunt test debut by taking a roadtrip to Arizona for the Copper State Hunting Retriever Club’s test in February.  The trip was well worth it for Jean and Angel as they came home with 2 Junior passes!  A few weeks later Angel earned another Junior pass at the Hills Ferry test in Los Banos. The following week Angel earned her title at the Marin Retriever Club test in Corning.  What a great accomplishment for Jean and her ‘baby’ dog to complete her Junior Hunter title before she was even 11 months old!  Congratulations to this talented team!!

“Ali’i & Debbie – New JH Title”

480070_10200413156839002_948581315_nHui Nalu’s Royal Flush With A Joker – “Ali’i” – o/h Debbie Chun – Labrador Retriever Female

Ali’i made her hunt test debut in February at the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club’s test in Los Banos and earned her first pass.  Debbie and Ali’i returned to Los Banos at the beginning of March for the Hills Ferry test and earned their 2nd JH leg.  They drove up to Corning the following week and did one day of the Marin Retriever Club hunt test and brought home another JH ribbon.  Then at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club test the next weekend, they earned their JH title on Saturday and got an extra leg on Sunday.  Debbie is very proud of her little brown girl.  Congratulations!

“Kodiak & Gail – New JH and WC Titles”

Flyway Farms Thunder on the Mountain – “Kodiak” – o/h Gail Crawford – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

Gail and Kodiak completed their Junior Hunter title this Spring after earning JH passes at the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club test and the Hills Ferry Retriever Club test!  These two weren’t quite finished with their spring competitions, and earned their WC in May at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club’s WC/WCX test.  They are now training for Senior Hunter and will be just as successful there.  Congratulations Gail and Kodiak on your Junior Hunter and Working Certificate titles!!!

“Raven & John – New JH Title”

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Bayside Lloyd’s Raven – “Raven” – o/h John Lloyd – Labrador Retriever Male

John and Raven earned their Junior Hunter title going 4 for 4, getting their first 2 passes at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club hunt test in March and then a couple weeks later finishing at the Lassen Retriever Club test at the beginning of April!  This is John’s first time handling a dog in hunt tests and he’s doing a great job with his talented girl.  They are sure to be bringing home more ribbons and titles in the future! Congratulations to this very talented team!!

 

“Tux & Pat – New JH Title”

2013 05 19 016abAqueus White Tie And Tails – “Tux” – o/h Pat Romeiro – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Male

Pat and Tux qualified in their 1st two HTs at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club on May 3rd and 5th in Fallon, NV.  A couple weeks later Tux earned his 3rd and 4th passes at the California South Coast Retriever Club hunt test in Lost Hills, CA on May 18th & 19th to complete his Junior Hunter title.  Pat thanks Cheryl for her consistent and diligent training and patience with her and Tux.  Congratulations to this team on their accomplishment and now on to Senior Hunter!!!

“Julep & Xan – New JH Title”

Flyway Farms Liquor is Quicker – “Julep” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat-Coated Retriever

The FCR crew at Flyway Farms has another Junior Hunter in its midst, with Julep earning her JH title at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California in April.  Congratulations to Julep and Xan!!  Besides finishing her Junior Hunter title this Spring, Julep started her show career and won two 5-point majors in her first show!

“Shasta & Sue – New SH Title”

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Magicgold’s It Has to be Shasta CD WCX SH – “Shasta” – o/h Sue Stauffer – Golden Retriever Female

Sue and Shasta completed their Senior Hunter title at the Monterey Bay Hunt Club test on February 19. To date, Shasta has now passed 8 consecutive Senior tests.  Sue said that the most challenging test was the Hills Ferry test.  One-half of the dogs went out on the land series.  The water series was measured at 150 yards with at least 20 yards of solid tules to go through before getting to the water.  For both the go-bird and the memory bird Shasta somehow made it through all the tules and came out on line and picked up both of her birds with no handles. Sue said that they got a huge cheer and several high fives when they finished.  Ten of the 40 dogs running qualified and almost all of the dogs that did qualify were handled by pros.  Way to do Sue and Shasta!!  Congratulations to this hard working and talented dog and handler team!!!

“Andy & Mimi & David – New SH and WC Titles”

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Rockyhill’s Once You Go Black SH WC – “Andy” – o/h Mimi Ruiz & David Taft – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

Mimi, David and Andy had a very busy and successful two months from mid-March to mid-May, earning both Senior Hunter and WC titles!  They earned their first SH pass at the Marin Retriever Club test in Corning in March, then traveled to Anderson in April for the Lassen Retriever Club test where they earned their 2nd SH pass.  Their next road trip was to Fallon, NV for the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club test at the beginning of May.  Once again they came home with a SH ribbon!  They decided to stay home for a week and competed at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club’s WC/WCX test held at Denverton on May 11th, where Andy earned his WC title.  The next week they were on the road again and traveled down to Lost Hills for the California South Coast Retriever Club test and earned their Senior Hunter title there! Mimi said that they drove 33+ hours and who knows how many miles and were exhausted, but very happy, after two months of seemingly “on the road.”   Congratulations to this very dedicated and talented team of Mimi, David and Andy!!!

“Lilah & Xan – New SH Title”

Xan and Lilah have a lot to be proud of so far this year!  Besides two of Lilah’s puppies (Kodiak and Julep) earning their JH titles this Spring, Lilah earned her Senior Hunter title in June at the Great Western Flat-Coated Retriever Club test in Chino.  What a talented crew Xan has raised and trained!  Congratulations to Xan and Lilah!!!

“Teak & Kathy – New MH Title”

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Aqueus Dutch Wood Polish – “Teak” – o/h Kathy Gibson – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Female

Big congratulations to Kathy and Teak on obtaining their Master Hunter title at the California South Coast Retriever Club hunt test at Lost Hills in May!  Kathy and Teak have had a very busy Spring traveling to hunt tests in Arizona and Nevada, as well as various locations in California.  After getting their first Master pass last October, they started out this year going to Arizona for the Copper State Hunting Retriever Club’s test in February, and came home with their 2nd MH pass.  They received their 3rd pass in Anderson, CA at the Lassen test in early April.  A month later, they traveled to Fallon, NV to run in the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club’s hunt test, and came home with their 4th pass.  Two weeks later, they got their final leg to earn their title!  Kathy has done a wonderful job and should be very proud of her little red rocket dog!  Way to go Teak and Kathy!!!

“Reegan & Bruce – New MH Title”

photo(24)Magicgold Ruff ‘N Ready To Go – “Reegan” – o/h Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Congratulations are in order for Bruce and Reegan on their new Master Hunter title!  This talented and hardworking team completed their Master Hunter title in less than a year, earning their first pass last October and their fifth and final pass in June.  In addition, they achieved this accomplishment and Reegan isn’t even 3 years old!  Bruce says that Reegan is so good she just needs him to take the birds so she can go get the next one.  He also credits Cheryl for picking Reegan out of the litter for him, and said that without her wisdom and insight none of this would have happened.  Bruce and Reegan have definitely made Cheryl very proud!  Congratulations on this fantastic accomplishment!!!

“Echo & Cathy – New WCX Title”

Ch Coastalight Rip Times Two Am/Can CD,JH, NA, WCX Can WCI – “Echo” – o/h Cathy Lynch – Flat-Coated Retriever Female

Echo earned her WCX at the NorCal Golden Retriever WCX test on May 11.  This was Echo’s first time having to be steady with live flyers.  Cathy is very happy to say she was solid in her sits as she watched the birds going down. Cathy is so proud of this girl coming back from 4 months off, raring to go and being able to pick up where she left off.  It’s great to see this team back in the field and doing so well!  Congratulations to Cathy and Echo on this latest title!!

“Carly & Karen – New WC Title”

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Eromit’s California Dreaming – “Carly” – o/h Karen Johnson – Labrador Retriever Female

Congratulations to Karen and Carly on earning their Working Certificate title!  Even though Karen and Carly are newbies to the game, Carly’s natural talents are already showing.  They earned their WC in May at at the Golden Gate and Sierra Vista Labrador Retriever Club’s WC and WCX test.  Karen said that they went to the test just to observe, but got talked into entering, and to her surprise Carly passed!  She said Carly had no problems and delivered all birds right to her.  We’ll be seeing a lot more from this talented team.  Way to go Karen and Carly!!

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

“Ember & Jean – 3rd MH Leg”

Sunbeam’s Wildfire – “Ember” – o/h Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

Congratulations to Jean and Ember on earning their 3rd Master Hunter pass at the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club’s test in March!  Jean is taking the rest of the Summer off to have knee surgery, but we expect to see her and Ember back in the field in the Fall working towards the last 2 passes for their title.

“Flyer & Jean – Qualified for 2013 Master National”

Sunbeam’s Leap of Faith – “Flyer” – o/h Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

The oldest of Jean’s Sunbeam girls, Flyer continues to run strong and has earned 6 Master passes from last October to this March and is now qualified to run at the 2013 Master National.  Congratulations to Jean and Flyer on this great accomplishment!

“Ryman & Ardith – 3 MH Legs”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman – “Ryman” – o/h Ardith Osborn – Golden Retriever Male

Congratulations to Ardith and Ryman on their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Master passes!  Ardith and Ryman continue to exhibit great teamwork and earned passes at the Marin Retriever Club’s test and the Norcal Golden Retriever Club’s test in March.  They also took a road trip to Glide, OR for the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club’s test and came home with their 4th Master ribbon.  Great job Ardith and Ryman!!

“Indee & Bruce – 2nd MH Leg”

Wright’s Mindy’s Independent Girl – “Indee” – o/h Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Bruce and Indee earned their 2nd Master Hunter pass this March at the Marin Retriever Club’s hunt test in Corning.  Congratulations Bruce and Indee!  Your hard work and dedication are paying off and will get you to your title!

“Boy Wonder & Xan – 3 MH Legs”

Flyway Farms Boom Boom Pow – “Boy Wonder” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

Boy Wonder and Xan earned 3 more Master passes, giving them a total of 4 Master legs.  Boy Wonder was in Ohio in April and earned 2 passes at the Ohio Valley Retriever Club Spring Hunt Test.  After returning home, he and Xan went down to Chino and got another pass at the Great Western Flat-Coated Retriever Club test.  Great job Boy and Xan, one more leg to go!  Congratulations!!

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Summer/Fall 2012 Student Accomplishments

Summer/Fall 2012 – Accomplishments & Titles Earned:

NEW TITLES:

“Monkey & Cheryl – New MH Title”

Magicgold’s Run Thru’ The Jungle MH WCX**- “Monkey” – O/H Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Monkey became the newest Magicgold Master Hunter, earning her title at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California Hunt Test in Chino!  Cheryl and Monkey had a fantastic string of Fall tests, earning 3 straight passes starting at the Marin test, followed by the Sagehens test and then finishing their title at the test in Chino.  In true Monkey style, she made it a little more ‘exciting’ by getting into a wasp nest on one of her blinds, but being the well trained dog that she is, she still worked with Cheryl and handled to the blind.  Though scary for Cheryl to see Monkey with wasps all over her, it also made her proud to see how well Monkey performed through such an ordeal!  Congratulations Cheryl and Monkey on your new Master Hunter Title!!!

“Leif & Pam – New JH Title”

Spader Damens Anjou JH WC – “Leif” – o/h Pam Morris – Flat Coated Retriever Male

Pam and Leif finished out the Fall on a roll at the Sagehens test, taking home another 2 JH ribbons and completing their Junior Hunter title with an extra pass to boot!  What a great way for this team to finish up the year.  Congratulations to this well deserving team!!!

“Minnow & Xan – New JH & SH Titles”

Windfall’s Ripple in Still Water SH WCX** – “Minnow” – o/h Xan Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Congratulations to Xan and Minnow on earning both Junior Hunter and Senior Hunter titles simultaneously this Fall!  This team finished off the year in style at the Sagehens Retriever Club Fall tests earning 2 JH passes and 2 SH passes to complete both titles.  Way to go Xan and Minnow!!!

“Tyler & Paddy – New JH Title”

Feldspar Dream On at Windsong JH WC – “Tyler” – o/h Paddy Berne – Standard Poodle Male

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Paddy and Tyler finished the local fall tests in style and completed their JH title at the Sagehens Fall Hunt Test in October.  All of their hard training through the year certainly paid off, as they earned their title in just 2 weekends!  Congratulations Tyler and Paddy!!  We’ll be watching for you in Senior tests soon.

 

“Guiness & Sam – New JH Title”

Yaqui’s Guiness Extra Stout JH MX MXJ OF WC CGC – “Guiness” – o/h Samantha Dillard – Golden Retriever Male

Sam and Guiness have had quite the summer and fall!  They earned their WC title at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club WC/WCX test in the summer then continued their excellent field work earning 2 JH passes at the Marin Retriever Club Fall test in September.  They finished out the fall tests earning their Junior Hunter title at Sagehens Fall test in October.  Along the way, they also earned 2 additional agility titles.  Congratulations to this multi-talented team!

“Trigger & Pat – New SH Title”

Aqueus Marksman At Sea Ranch SH WCI – “Trigger” – o/h Pat Romeiro – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Male

Pat and Trigger have been training hard all summer and it certainly paid off.  Pat and Trigger drove up the coast in August to Smith River for the Redwood Empire Retriever Club’s test and earned their first two Senior Hunter passes.  Then a few weeks later they ran in the Marin Retriever Club test and picked up another two SH legs to finish their Senior Hunter title with four straight passes!  Congratulations to this hardworking team!!!

“Sammy & Harvey – New JH Title”

CH Bertschire Return To Sender JH WC – “Sammy” – o/h Harvey Riggs – Flat-Coated Retriever Female

Harvey traveled to Wisconsin in June for the Flat Coated Retriever Society’s Specialty and came away with 2 titles.  First, they participated in the Junior Hunt Test and obtained their final qualifying score for their JH title, and the following day they participated in the Working Certificate field event and were awarded a ribbon there too!  Congratulations Harvey and Sammy on your JH and WC titles!!!

LEGS TOWARDS TITLES/OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

“Reegan & Bruce – 1st MH Leg”

Magicgold’s Ruff ‘N Ready To Go SH WC CCA – “Reegan” – o/h Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

What a year Bruce and Reegan have had.  They started out 2012 finishing up their JH title, and they closed the Fall tests with their first MH pass!  Besides finishing their JH and SH titles (detailed in Spring 2012 Accomplishments page) Reegan also earned her Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA) at the Norcal GRC event this summer.  They took a roadtrip with a few other of Cheryl’s students to Chino in October and came home with their first MH pass from the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test.  Congratulations to a wonderful team!!!  

“Indee & Bruce – 1st MH Leg”

Wright’s Mindy’s Independent Girl SH WC – “Indee” – o/h Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Not to be outdone by her younger family member, Indee also performed well this Fall and earned her first Master Hunter pass at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test.  Bruce is very proud of both girls, but said that he is very pleasantly surprised with Indee’s Master Hunter ribbon!  Congratulations to a well deserving team!!!

“Ryman & Ardith – 1st MH Leg”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman SH WCX – “Ryman” – o/h Ardith Osborn – Golden Retriever Male

Ardith and Ryman also enjoyed a successful 2012 hunt test year by completing their Senior Hunter title in the Spring and closing the year with their first Master Hunter leg in the Fall.  At the Sagehens Retriever Club test in October, Ryman nailed his marks and exhibited great teamwork with Ardith on their blinds and came home with their first MH ribbon.  Congratulations to a great working team!!!

“Teak & Kathy – 1st MH Leg”

Aqueus Dutch Wood Polish RN SH AX MXJ OF WC – “Teak” – o/h Kathy Gibson – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Female

Though small in size, Teak showed she can run with the big dogs, earning a Master Hunter pass at her first Master test!  Kathy and Teak took a roadtrip down to Chino at the end of October for the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test, and Kathy was so proud of how her little red rocket performed.  Congratulations to this great team!

“Ember & Jean – 2 MH Legs”

Sunbeam’s Wildfire SH WCX – “Ember” – o/h Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

Ember took a little break in the Spring and early Summer to raise her first litter of puppies, but came back raring to go in the Fall!  Jean and Ember earned their first Master Hunter pass at the Sagehens Retriever Club test at the beginning of October and closed out the month with another MH pass at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test.  Jean was very proud to have Ember working so well after her maternity break.  Congratulations Jean and Ember!!!

“Roca & Cheryl – 1st JH Leg”

Magicgold’s Rock A Doodle Doo – “Roca” – o/h Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

The youngest member of Magicgold girls made her hunt test debut on the road at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California hunt test and earned her first Junior Hunter pass!  At just over 7 months old, baby Roca made both Cheryl and momma Keltie proud with her first hunt test ribbon.  We’ll be seeing much from this young rockstar in the future!  Congratulations Roca and Cheryl!!!

“Keltie & Cheryl – 2 more MH Leg”

SR. Magicgold’s Celtic Causeway **, MH, WCX – “Keltie” – o/h – Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Keltie came off her Spring maternity leave and was right back on top of her game for the trip down to Chino in June.  She and Cheryl went to the Great Western Flat-Coated Retriever Club hunt test and came home with another MH ribbon to add to their many accomplishments.  Then in the fall, Keltie earned yet another Master pass at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California hunt test in October.  Congratulations Cheryl and Keltie!

“Gabby & Cheryl – 3 more MH Leg”

Magicgold’s Galloping Gabby ** MH, MNQ, WCX – “Gabby” – O/H- Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Cheryl and Gabby continued their 2012 hunt test success into the summer and fall months.  They took a roadtrip down to Chino in June for the Great Western Flat-Coated Retriever Club test.  Once again, Gabby got the job done and came home with another MH ribbon.  In October they earned 2 additional Master passes at the Sagehens Retriever Club test and the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test.  Way to go Gabby and Cheryl!!!

“Shasta & Sue – 4 SH Legs”

Magicgold’s It Has To Be Shasta – “Shasta” – o/h Sue Stauffer – Golden Retriever Female

Shasta made her hunt test debut at the Marin Retriever Club test, earning two Senior Hunter passes over the weekend.  Two weeks later, Sue and Shasta earned another 2 SH passes at the Sagehens Retriever Club test.  Because this team went straight into the Senior tests, they need an additional SH pass to complete their title, and I’m sure they’ll be getting that soon.  You two have made Cheryl and momma Keltie proud!  Congratulations to Sue and Shasta on their great Fall showings!

“Monkey & Cheryl – 3nd MH Leg”

Magicgold’s Run Thru’ The Jungle SH WCX**- “Monkey” – O/H Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Monkey started off the Fall tests running well and came home with her third MH leg at the Marin Retriever Club test.  Monkey ran great and made Cheryl proud, getting through a tough test and coming away with their ribbon.  Congratulations Monkey and Cheryl!!!

“Leif & Pam – 3 JH Legs”
Spader Damens Anjou WC – “Leif” – o/h Pam Morris – Flat Coated Retriever Male
 Pam and Leif have been very busy since the Spring.  They obtained their WC in May and then traveled to Wisconsin in June for the Flat Coated Retriever Society’s Specialty where they earned a Junior Hunter pass as well as another WC ribbon.  They’ve continued working hard and ran the Junior stake at the Marin Retriever Club Fall hunt test and took home two more JH ribbons!  Congratulations Pam and Leif on all your accomplishments!!!
 

“Tyler & Paddy – 2 JH Legs”

Feldspar Dream On at Windsong WC –“Tyler”  — O/H Paddy Berne — Standard Poodle Male

Tyler had his hunt test debut at the Marin Retriever Club Fall hunt test and had a great weekend.  Paddy and Tyler brought home a ribbon both days!  They are halfway to their JH title and have another weekend of tests coming up in October.   Congratulations to you both!!

“Echo & Cathy – 2 Can JH Legs, Can WC, Can WCI”                                                  

Ch Coastalight Rip Times Two JH, NA, Am/Can CD, Am/Can WC, Can WCI – “Echo” – o/h Cathy Lynch – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Echo had an amazing Summer and Cathy is and should be very proud of her girl!  In June they finished their Novice Agility (NA) and Companion Dog (CD) titles here in the US.  Then in July they traveled to Canada for the Canadian Flat Coat Specialty and completed Echo’s Canadian CD, WC and WCI.  The weekend prior to the specialty was a hunt test put on by the Golden Retriever Club of British Columbia, and there they ran a JH double header and qualified both days!  Congratulations to this great team!!  These two are on a roll!  As Cathy said, “There is no stopping us now!”

“Lilah & Xan – 3 SH Legs, WCX, SS JAM”

CH Flyway Farms Tears from Laughter JH, WC, WCX – “Lilah” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Lilah and Xan had a great summer and fall.  At their Specialty in June, Lilah earned a JAM in the Steady Singles field event, a Senior Hunter pass at the hunt test, and also their Working Certificate Excellent!  At Marin’s fall hunt test, they earned their second SH leg.  Then 2 weeks later at the Sagehens test, they added their third SH leg to their many accomplishments.  Congratulations Xan and Lilah!!!

“Minnow & Xan – 1 JH Leg, 2 SH Legs, SS JAM, WC, WCX”

Windfall’s Ripple in Still Water** WC, WCX – “Minnow” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Though little in size, Minnow showed she’s a big dog when it comes to the field!  At their roadtrip to the Flat Coat Specialty, Xan and Minnow came away with many ribbons.  On their first day, Minnow earned a JAM at the Steady Singles competition.  Next, they moved on to the hunt test stakes where they passed both the Junior and Senior tests.  Finally on Sunday they passed both the Working Certificate and Working Certificate Excellent events.  Their successes continue into the fall season, as they earned another Senior Hunter leg at the Marin Retriever Club hunt test this September.  Great job Xan and Minnow!!!

“Julep & Xan – 3 JH Legs, WC”

Flyway Farms Liquor is Quicker WC – “Julep” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Baby Julep made her field debut on the road in Wisconsin this June at the Flat Coated Retriever Society Specialty and earned her Working Certificate.  In September Xan and Julep earned two JH legs at the Marin Retriever Club hunt test.  She followed that up with a third JH pass at the Sagehens Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test in October.  Congratulations to this up and coming team!!

“Layla & Xan – 2nd MH Leg, SS JAM”

CH Rockyhill’s Western Wishes SH OA AXJ WCX – “Layla” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Female

While Layla may be the senior member of Xan’s FCR pack, she still runs hard like the youngsters.  At the Flat Coated Retriever Society Specialty show this June, Layla and Xan added a JAM in the Steady Singles and a Master Hunter pass to their many achievements!  Great job Xan and Layla!

“Boy Wonder & Xan – Qual JAM, MH Leg, SH Leg, SS JAM, WCX”

CH Flyway Farms Boom Boom Pow** WCX – “Boy Wonder” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Male

Boy Wonder lived up to his name at the Flat Coated Retriever Society Specialty this summer!  Xan and Boy Wonder had an awesome weekend of field events.  They started the weekend off on Friday with a JAM in the Steady Singles event.  Then on Saturday they moved on to the Master and Senior hunt tests where they passed both stakes and earned MH and SH legs.  Finally on Sunday, they closed out the weekend earning a JAM in the field trial Qualifying stake, as well as earning their WCX.  Congratulations to Xan and Boy Wonder on a fantastic weekend!!!

“Zip & Joe – SS Winner”

Ch Ardenwood’s As Time Goes By SH Am Can WCX – “Zip” – o/h Joe Skorupa – Flat Coated Retriever Male

Congratulations to Joe and Zip on their outstanding showing at the 2012 Flat Coated Retriever Society Specialty this summer in Wisconsin!  Joe and Patti and their FCR gang made a fun roadtrip to Wisconsin  in June and while there, Joe and Zip proceeded to come out on top of a field of 70+ dogs to win the Steady Singles field event!  They did it in style, winning a runoff on the second day of the competition.  Wow!!!

“June & Patti – JH Leg, USS JAM, WC”

Coastalight Arden’s Lace Dress Am Can WC – “June” – o/h Patti Skorupa – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Patti and June didn’t just go along for the ride to the Flat Coated Retriever Society Specialty in June, and also had a fantastic showing in the field events!  First, they started out by getting a JAM in the Unsteady Singles event, then the next day they earned a JH leg at the hunt test, and finally, they earned their Working Certificate!  Congratulations on a great job Patti and June!!!

“Dodger & Patti – WCX”

Ch Tealwin’s Lucky Dodger JH WCX Can WC – “Dodger” – o/h Patti Skorupa – Flat Coated Retriever male

Dodger and Patti also had a great showing at their National Specialty this summer.  They earned their Working Certificate Excellent in the field events and then took 3rd in a very strong 7-9  Veterans class in the conformation ring!  Way to go Patti and Dodger!!


Spring 2012 Student Accomplishments

Spring 2012 – Accomplishments & Titles Earned:

NEW TITLES:

“Reegan & Bruce – New SH Title”

Magicgold Ruff ‘ N Ready to Go JH WC – “Reegan” – o/h – Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Not only did Bruce finish up Reegan’s JH title this Spring, but he immediately went into the Senior stake and went 4 for 4 and obtained Reegan’s SH title at the Marin Retriever Club hunt test in Corning.  They were awarded their title on Reegan’s 20 month birthday!  What an amazing accomplishment for this fabulous team!  Congratulations to Bruce and Reegan!!!

“Nessie & Terri – New JH Title”

Tennessee Gimme That Chocolate – “Nessie” – O/H Teresa Mahallati – Labrador Retriever Female

Congratulations to Terri and Nessie for getting their last qualifying score to complete their Junior Hunter title!  After recovering from Nessie’s eye injury at the beginning of the test season, they came back strong and finished up their title at the Marin Retriever Club test in Corning.  Way to go Terri and Nessie!

“Andy & Mimi/David – New JH Title”

Rockyhill’s Once You Go Black JH – “Andy” – O/H Mimi Ruiz & David Taft – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

Congratulations to Mimi, David and Andy on completing their Junior Hunter title at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test!!!  They’ve had a great start to the year, obtaining their 4 JH legs in February and March.  Hard work certainly pays off!  Great job by all three of you!!

“Ryman & Ardith – New SH Title”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman SH WCX— “Ryman” — O/H Ardith Osborn — Golden Retriever Male

Ardith and Ryman were awarded their 4th straight SH leg to complete their Senior Hunter title at the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club test in Los Banos.  This fabulous team went 4 for 4 to get their title and seemed to do it with ease!  Congratulations Ardith and Ryman!!  We’ll be reporting on your Master accomplishments real soon!

“Reegan & Bruce – New JH Title”

Magicgold Ruff ‘ N Ready to Go JH WC – “Reegan” – o/h – Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

From Acorns, Mighty Oaks do grow. Pictured as a puppy Reegan gets her bird. She has nearly always got her bird!! After going 3 for 3 last Fall, Bruce and Reegan had to wait for the hunt test season to start up this Spring to finish up their Junior Hunter title.  They did that with ease in the first test of the season to complete their JH title in four straight outings!   This is a great working team that we’ll be sure to see in Senior tests soon!  Congratulations to you both! Keltie (Momma Dog) and Cheryl are very proud of you both.

“Teak & Kathy – New SH Title”

Aqueus Dutch Wood Polish SH – “Teak” – o/h Kathy Gibson – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Female

Kathy and Teak made the long haul to Arizona in February to compete in the Copper State hunt test and it was a worthwhile adventure for them, as they came home with 2 more SH legs to complete their Senior Hunter title!!!  Kathy and Teak made it look easy, going 4 for 4 to achieve their title.  It’s going to be great to see them in Master next.  Congratulations to this great working team!

LEGS TOWARDS TITLES/OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

“Sammy & Harvey – 2nd & 3rd JH Legs”

Bertschire Return To Sender – “Sammy” – o/h Harvey Riggs – Flat-Coated Retriever Female

Harvey made the trek up to Corning for the Marin Retriever Club Spring Hunt Test and it was a worthwhile drive, as he and Sammy came home with 2 ribbons!  These were Sammy’s 2nd and 3 JH passes.  Congratulations to this hard working team!

“Monkey & Cheryl – 2nd MH Leg”

Magicgold’s Run Thru’ Then Jungle SH WCX**- “Monkey” – O/H Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

After having puppies last Fall, Monkey is back to running the hunt tests and had a great weekend at the Norcal GRC Hunt Test.  Monkey and Cheryl showed good teamwork through the 3 series and were awarded with a ribbon for their great job!  Congratulations to Cheryl and Monkey on receiving your 2nd MH leg!!!

“Nessie & Terri – 3 JH Legs”

Tennessee Gimme That Chocolate – “Nessie” – O/H Teresa Mahallati – Labrador Retriever Female

After recovering from Nessie’s eye injury and having to scratch their entries at tests in February, Nessie finally got to make her hunt test debut at the Lassen Retriever Club Hunt Test double header in mid-March.  They had a great weekend and came home with 2 Junior Hunter legs!  They followed that up the next weekend at the Norcal GRC Hunt Test and brought home another JH leg!  Congratulations to Terri and Nessie!!!

“Reegan & Bruce – 2 SH Legs”

Magicgold Ruff ‘ N Ready to Go JH WC – “Reegan” – o/h – Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Reegan and Bruce started out the year in style by finishing up their JH title and pretty much jumped right into their first Senior tests and came home with 2 SH legs from the Norcal GRC Hunt Test!  Reegan and Bruce have become such a great working team.  Congratulations to both of you!!  I’m sure we’ll be reporting a lot more of your accomplishments soon!

“Rowan & Janice – 1st JH Leg”

Ch Smithaven’s Autumnglen Rowan CD – “Rowan” – O/H Janice Hall – Golden Retriever Male

Janice and Rowan made their hunt test debut at the Norcal GRC Hunt Test and came home with their first hunt test ribbon!   Congratulations to this handsome boy and his proud handler!!!  Keep up the good work!

“Guiness & Sam – 1st JH Leg”

Yaqui’s Guiness Extra Stout AX AXJ OF CGC – “Guiness” O/H Samantha Dillard – Golden Retriever Male

Congratulations to Sam and Guiness on their first Junior Hunter leg!!!  They made their hunt test debut at the Norcal GRC Hunt Test and brought home their first ribbon.  Even though they are newbies to the hunt test game, Guiness loves his birds and he and Sam are a great team.  Soon we’ll be adding a hunt title to all those agility titles! 

“Ryman & Ardith – 3rd SH Leg”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman JH WCX— “Ryman”  — O/H Ardith Osborn — Golden Retriever Male

Ardith and Ryman were awarded their 3rd straight SH leg at the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club test in Los Banos.    They showed great teamwork in earning this leg, as Ardith commented “it was all about control in unusual situations.”  All their hard work definitely paid off at this test, which Ardith also said was by far the hardest test she had ever seen!  Congratulations to this hard working team!

“Lucy & Paddy – 2nd SH Leg”

Lidos I Love Lucy JH, RN, WCX –“Lucy”  — O/H Paddy Berne — Standard Poodle Female

Lucy and Paddy have been working hard on their teamwork and it has paid off for them.   Paddy and Lucy started out the 2012 hunt test season by taking a trip to Florida to run some tests and visit some friends.  During the first part of their visit, Paddy and Lucy got in some good training while enjoying some warm weather and change of scenery.   The winds started blowing and the temperature dropped just in time for the hunt tests, but Lucy proved she could still perform in those less than perfect conditions!  Paddy was very proud of Lucy, as she did her job and brought back her 2nd SH leg!   Congratulations to you both!!

“Andy & Mimi/David – 3 JH Legs”

Rockyhill’s Once You Go Black – “Andy” – O/H Mimi Ruiz & David Taft – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

2012 is proving to be a good year for Mimi, David and Andy!  They decided to join Cheryl and some of her other students to make the trek to Arizona in February, and came home with their first 2 Junior Hunter legs!  The following weekend they went to Los Banos for the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club’s test and brought back another ribbon!  Congratulations to you all!!  We’ll be reporting on your JH title soon! 

Spice & Terri – 2nd MH Leg”

SR Chocolate Is The Spice Of Life SH — “Spice” — O/H: Terri Mahallati — Chocolate Lab Female

Terri also made the long haul to the Copper State hunt test in Arizona and she and Spice brought home their 2nd Master Hunter leg despite having some bad luck at the start of the weekend.  Terri woke up Friday to find her young dog Nessie with a bad injury to her eye.  After getting Nessie checked out by both a regular vet and an ophthalmology vet, Terri managed to get back to finish the last series with Spice and get a ribbon!  Talk about working under stress!  Congratulations to Terri and Spice!!!  Unfortunately, Nessie couldn’t make her hunt test debut as planned, but we hear she’s all healed up ready to go again.

“Gabby & Cheryl – 3 more MH Legs”

Magicgold’s Galloping Gabby ** MH, MNQ, WCX – “Gabby” – O/H- Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Cheryl and Gabby have started out the year on a roll, adding another 3 Master Hunter legs to their many achievements!  Cheryl had a great trip to Arizona for the Copper State hunt test as well as a visit with her grandson.  Gabby and Cheryl came home with 2 ribbons from Arizona!  After a short week at home, they went to Los Banos for the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club test and brought home another ribbon!  Way to go Gabby and Cheryl!!!


Spring 2009 Student Accomplishments

Please email your Accomplishments  and photos to Patti Skorupa at p_skorupa@skorupa.com as soon as you can!

Titles Earned:

“Shuttle & Diane – New MH Title!”

Blue Ribbon Adventure Shuttle ** MH WCX — “Shuttle” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H: Diane Glassmeyer

MH-ShuttleWhat can I say about this amazing team?  In three short years, Diane & Shuttle have gone from casual students, with a goal of a single Junior Hunter title to a dynamo pair that completed their final Master legs during the spring hunt test season.  Shuttle & Diane earned legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Spring Hunt Test, the Hills Ferry HRC Hunt Test & the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club Spring Hunt Test.

“Gustav & David – New SH Title!”

Ardenwood Gustav As A Wayfarer SH WC — “Gustav” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: David Kunkle

SHGustavThis team is still turning heads.   Gustav picked up his last two  Senior Hunter legs shortly before his third birthday.  Judges at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test & the Hills Ferry Hunt Test couldn’t get over the speed with which Gustav left the line, and his stylish water entries.  David & Gustav are now training for Master, and hope to be ready to run in the fall.

“Anton & David – New JH Title!”

Flyway Farms Te Deum JH — “Anton” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: David Kunkle

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David learned a lot training Gustav (his first field dog), and his it’s evident that David and Anton will go far.  Anton showed David just how much he likes this game by passing four straight Junior Hunter tests, earning his Junior title at just a bit past his first birthday.

Anton & David earned JH legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test, the Hills Ferry HRC Hunt test, and the Marin Retriever Club’s double-header.  Way to go, guys.  See you soon in Senior!

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“Delilah & Xan – New JH Title!”

Flyway Farms Tears from Laughter JH — “Delilah” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H: Alexandra Latta

delilahNot to be outdone by brother Anton, Delilah earned her last three Junior legs and then one more, completing her Junior title the same weekend that Anton earned his.  She earned legs at the NorCal Golden Retriever Hunt Test, the Lassen Retriever Club Hunt test, and two legs at the Marin Retriever Club’s double header.   Xan must be very proud of Delilah’s performance.  She’s certainly a carbon copy of her mother, Layla.  We look forward to hearing great things about Delilah’s successes in the field and the show-ring.  This girl likes her phessies!

“Zeke & Jennifer – New JH Title!”

Otterbrook’s Ezekiel JH — “Zeke” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H: Jennifer Dill

This team’s training and talent showed through!  New to the game last year, Zeke & Jill had to wait until the spring hunt test season to pick up their final two JH legs.  This stylish youngster earned legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test and the NorCal Golden Retriever Hunt Test.  He really loves this game, and we look forward to seeing them in group, preparing for Senior!

“Jade & Suzanne – New JH Title!”

Magicgold’s Orient Express JH — “Jade” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H: Suzanne Mikolajcik

jade

Suzanne & Jade have made great strides in a very short time.  Jade showed great promise during her puppy evaluations, and under Suzanne’s guidance, has proven that she has a great future ahead of her.   In less than two short months, puppy Jade earned five Junior Hunter legs, giving her one more than necessary to earn her JH.

Way to go, team!  We’ll look for you in Senior!

“Decker & Jeanne – New JH Title!”

Topwater Hiddenspring Yuletide JH — “Decker” — Black Labrador Retriever Male — O/H: Jeanne Collier

This team had to wait until the spring hunt test season for an opportunity to earn their fourth Junior Hunter leg.  Decker & Jeanne did that easily at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test.  But wait, there’s more.  Not satisfied waiting until the fall tests to make their debut in Senior, Jeanne & Decker made the trek to the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club double header, and earned two Senior legs.  It’s been great watching the teamwork develop between these two.  Those last two SH legs should present no difficulties.

“Punch & Shari – New WC Title!”

Rockyhill’s Funny Cide WC— “Punch” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: Shari Hughes

punchAfter spending the fall and winter hunting pheasants and ducks, Punch & Shari returned to formal field training in order to prepare for the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s Working Certificate test.  When test day arrived, Punch showed everyone that although he’d taken a few months off of training, his marking skills were still as sharp as ever.  He even remembered where the fall of his “no bird” had been, and checked to see if he could convert his land double to a triple.  Punch & Shari also earned a second Junior Hunter leg at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test in March.

“Monkey & Cheryl – New JH, WC & WCX Titles!”

Magicgold’s Run Thru’ The Jungle JH WCX — “Monkey” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H: Cheryl Baca

monkeyIt’s so much fun to watch this little girl work.  If you blinked, you might have missed Monkey pursuing her Junior Hunter Title.  Five tests, five passes, and a Working Certificate & Working Certificate Excellent in one season.  She & Cheryl are just getting started.  Monkey earned Junior Hunter legs at the Monterey Bay HRC test, the Hills Ferry HRC test, the NorCal Golden Retriever Club test, and two legs at the Marin Retriever Club double-header.  She finished up by bringing home both the WC & the WCX rosette from the NorCal GRC WC/X tests.

“Quinn & Jeanne – New JH & WC Title!”

Magicgolds Quintessential Erin Go Braugh JH WC — “Quinn” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H: Jeanne Dana

quinnCheryl must be so proud of the achievements of her 2008 litters.  Not to be outdone by his sisters, Quinn, along with Jeanne earned five Junior Hunter legs and a Working Certificate this season.  And he looked great while earning them.  This handsome lad earned Junior Hunter legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test, the Hills Ferry HRC Hunt Test, the NorCal Golden Retriever Club test, and two legs at the Marin Retriever Club double-header.  He also brought home one of those lovely NorCal GRC Working Certificate rosettes.

“Rainbow & Charlotte- New JH, WC & WCX Titles!”

Trumpet’s Ultimate Caddis JH WCX CGC – “Rainbow” – Golden Female – O/H: Charlotte Gaynor

0028-01-241_500x400Rainbow and Charlotte are becoming a wonderful team, and will go far together.  They went four-for-four for their Junior Hunter Title.  Last year, Rainbow earned two Junior Hunter legs in one weekend.  This season, she earned her third and fourth on consecutive weekends.   Rainbow & Charlotte then went on to earn a Working Certificate AND a Working Certificate Excellent on the same day.  We expect the same quick results when they are ready to run in Senior Hunter tests.

“Cal & Tracey – New WC title!”

Rivercity’s High Caliber AX MXJ JH WC — “Cal” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Tracey Mays

calCal & Tracey took time out of their busy agility schedule to attend the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s Working Certificate test, and once again, Cal showed that he can play the field game just as well as the agility game.  They are honing their handling skills, and we expect that Cal will be sporting another field title in short order.

“Lucy & Paddy – New WC Title!”

Lidos I Love Lucy WC —“Lucy” — Standard Poodle Female — O/H Paddy Berne

lucyCongratulations to Lucy & Paddy on the first of many titles that are sure to come their way!  Lucy earned her first title and first Rosette at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s Working Certificate Test.  And she showed everyone that Poodles are stylish retrievers, not just pretty faces.

We’ll look to see Lucy & Paddy competing in Junior Hunter tests soon.

“Sophie & Harvey – New JH title!”

CH. Bertshire Black Rhian JH – “Sophie” – Black Flat Coat Female – O/H: Harvey Riggs

What a pleasure it has been to watch Sophie & Harvey work toward their first field title.  Harvey took the winter off, and it was wonderful to get to watch the celebration when Sophie picked up her fourth Junior Hunter leg at the Hills Ferry HRC Hunt Test.  Harvey and Pam had huge smiles as Sophie delivered her fourth bird of the day to hand.   Congratulations!

“Joe & Pam – New JH title!”

Brookestone’s Blackbeard JH WC — “Joe” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

joePam had good reason to smile at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test.  Her father’s dog Sophie earned her JH title, and Pam’s Joe wanted to bring home one of those cool rosettes, and a Junior Hunter title, too.  And that’s just what he did.  Joe and Pam have become a great working team, and we look forward to seeing them compete in higher levels soon.

“Oliver & Pam – New JH title!”

Ch Wind Dancer’s Dare To Dream JHWC — “Oliver” — Liver Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

ollieThere’s something about watching liver flatcoats in the field.  Oliver & Pam had a large group of supporters in the gallery when they earned their fourth Junior Hunter leg at the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test.  That brown dog knew he had done something special for Pam, because Pam had a huge grin on her face.  Ollie had picked up legs two and three earlier in the spring at the NorCal GRC Hunt Test and the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test.

“Ember & Jean – New WC title!”

“Sunbeam’s Wildfire WC — “Ember” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Jean Mott

dm_135852 Ember“Ember”is Jean Mott’s Flyer’s daughter, and she is displaying the same talent for the field as mother.  At the age of 10 months, Ember & Jean earned a Working Certificate from the Golden Retriever Club of America held by the Norcal Golden Retriever Club in June 2009.

“Zip & Joe – New Canadian WC & WCI titles!”

Ch Ardenwood As Time Goes By JH WCX Can WCI — “Zip(!!!) — Liver Flatcoat Male — O/H Joe Skorupa

zipJoe & his wife Patti spent their vacation on Vancouver Island, BC, attending the Flat-coated Retriever Society of Canada’s national specialty, where Zip(!!!) & Joe spent a very productive two days running the Pacific Rim Hunting Retriever Club’s Working Certificate and the FCRSC’s WCI test.  They passed both tests, and Zip(!!!) also qualified for a FCRSC “Beauty & Brains” award, since he placed third in the FCRSC Specialty Bred-by class.

JAMS All Around!

“Blaze & Cheryl – New MH title and Field Trial Qualifying JAM!”

Magicgold Wheels Of Fire MH, CGC,WCX ** — “Blaze”–  Golden Retriever Female –O/H:Cheryl Baca

blazeBlaze bounced back from maternity leave in grand fashion, picking up two Master Hunter legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test and the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test, which completed her Master Hunter Title.  She also earned a Judges Award of Merit at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club’s Spring Field Trial.

“Gabby & Cheryl – Field Trial Qualifying JAM!”

Magicgold’s Galloping Gabby MH,WCX ** – “Gabby” – Golden Retriever Female – O/H: Cheryl Baca

gabbyGabby was getting used to being the star career girl while the other two girls finished their motherly duties and got back into shape.  So she was horrified when Blaze got herself a Field Trial Qualifying JAM.  Well if Blaze could get something that pleased Cheryl so much, Gabby was going to get one too.  And she did just that at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club’s Spring Field Trial.

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“Keltie & Cheryl – New MH title and Field Trial Qualifying JAM!”

SR. Magicgold’s Celtic Causeway MH,WCX,** – “Keltie”  – Golden Retriever Female – O/H: Cheryl Baca

keltieNow this just wouldn’t do.  Keltie was not going to be the only adult golden in the family without one of those fancy rosettes with the JAM printed on it.  So she set off to get one.  But before she did that, Keltie & Cheryl earned their last two Master Hunter legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test & the Hills Ferry HRC Hunt Test, earning Keltie’s MH.  Then, Keltie went hunting for her JAM and found it at the San Jose Retriever Club’s Triple DQ.  Not being one to be satisfied with that task, she earned another Master Hunter pass at the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test.


Master National Qualifiers:

“Zinger & Jean – four MH passes!”

Coarsegold’s Flaming Red Zinger CD MH WCX — “Zinger” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Jean Mott

zingerThis pair is on a roll!  Four Master Hunter passes in a row, and they show no sign of slowing down.  Zinger & Jean earned MH passes at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test, the Lassen Retriever Club Hunt Test, and at back-to-back tests held by the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club!  Congratulations Jean & Zinger!  Zinger has also qualified for the Master National.  This is her 3rd time qualifying and she has a total of  23 Master passes.

“Flyer & Jean – Three MH passes!”

Sunbeam’s Leap of Faith MH WCX — “Flyer”  – Golden Retriever Female – O/H Jean Mott

flyerThis girl finished her Master Hunter title last year, and has three MH passes s0 far this year.  Flyer has qualified for the Master National this year.   Flyer earned a Master Hunter rosette at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test, and TWO rosettes at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club’s back-to-back tests.

Legs toward titles and other achievements:

“Henley & Ardith – Two Senior Hunter passes!”

Magicgold Hotel California JH WCX CCA – “Henley” – Golden Male – O/H: Ardith Osborn

henleyThey’re half-way there!  Henley has figured out the handling game, and earned two Senior Hunter legs this spring – one at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test, and the other at the Marin Retriever Club double-header.  Congratulations, Ardith.  We look forward to watching the two of you earn that Senior Hunter title in the fall tests.

“Luke & Alan – Two Senior Hunter passes!”

Chi Luke of Copperidge JH — “Luke” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Alan Kaber

lukeAt just over two, this handsome Golden boy is half-way to his Senior Hunter Title.  Luke & Alan had some Derby fun early in the year, and then got to work on their SH, earning the first leg at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club Hunt Test, and the second at the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test.  We’re sure to see some new letters after this Luke’s name in no time.  They’ve really done well.

“Arson & Diane – Four Junior Hunter passes!”

Heads Up Radiant Energy JH – “Arson” –  Golden Retriever Male – O/H Diane Glassmeyer

arsonArson & Diane got through Junior so quickly, that they wanted to do it again.  It’s unfortunate that one can’t get bonus points for extra legs, because this pair work so beautifully together that we could just keep watching them work.  They earned their bonus passes at the Monterey Bay HRC test, the Hills Ferry HRC test, the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test & the Lassen Retriever Club test.  We’re sure to see them in Senior soon.

“Raleigh & Charlotte – Three Junior Hunter passes!”

Trumpet’s Hare’s Ear – “Raleigh” – Golden Retriever Male – O/H Charlotte Gaynor

This baby dog is turning heads.  He earned his first Junior Hunter leg at the young age of nine months and one day at the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club’s Hunt Test.  Two months later, he earned his second and third legs at the Marin Retriever Club’s double-header.  We are certain to see this youngster showing the big dogs how it’s done in Senior in the very near future.

Most photos on this post were taken by A. Latta, under a Creative Commons License.  Thanks, Xan!

Autumn 2008 Student Accomplishments

Please email your Accomplishments  and photos to Patti Skorupa at p_skorupa@skorupa.com  as soon as you can!

Titles Earned:

“Layla & Xan – new SH title!” 

Ch. Rockyhill’s Western Wishes SH – “Layla”- Black Flatcoat Female – O/H: Xan Latta 

laylawaterentryLayla completed her Senior Hunter title in two weeks.  She earned four passes in a row at a pair of double-headers – the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California Hunt Tests and the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Hunt Tests. Her reliable marking and consistent handling got her through some very difficult tests. Xan & Layla look forward to another epic hunting season as they prepare for Master.

“Sugar & Don – new JH title!”

Marquis Chocolate Kisses JH – “Sugar” – Liver Flatcoat Female  –  O/H Don Linville 

sugarAt the young age of ten months, Sugar passed her first JH test at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test. Sugar proved to everyone that liver flatcoat puppies can play with the big dogs by earning three more Junior legs in eight days – two legs at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test double-header and her fourth and title at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test.    She earned her title at only eleven months of age!  Congratulations to Don & Sugar.    They plan to celebrate the new title at the local pheasant club.

“Grace & Jeanne – new JH title!”

CH Topwater Cinderhill Grace JH – “Grace” –  Yellow Labrador Female – O/H Jeanne Collier 

Grace demonstrated that anything worth doing is worth doing efficiently and well.   Forced to skip the last tests of the spring because girls in season can’t compete (silly rule!), Grace finished her Junior Hunter title in style at the Sagehens double header October 4 & 5, earning her fourth and fifth passes.  Way to go, girls!  We’re looking forward to see you in Senior!

“Arson & Diane – new JH title!”

Heads Up Radiant Energy JH – “Arson” –  Golden Retriever Male – O/H Diane Glassmeyer 

arsonWow!  at the young age of eight and a half months, this handsome youngster  proved that he understands the hunt-test game and finished his Junior Hunter title.  He earned legs in the Redwood Empire Retriever Club 2008 Summer Hunt Test,  Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test (a double-header, two passes), and the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test.  We’re looking forward to seeing this youngster in Senior next fall.

“Gabby & Cheryl – new MH title & Master National Qualifier!”

Magicgold’s Galloping Gabby MH,WCX ** – “Gabby” – Golden Retriever Female – O/H: Cheryl Baca

gabby_2Gabby made it clear that she loves being the only gal on the truck.  Her two roommates may be awesome mothers, but Gabby benefited from the training time alone with Cheryl.  Gabby also likes running October tests.  In short order, this dynamic duo earned three Master legs and completed Gabby’s Master Hunter Title.  She also passed five of seven Master tests held since August 1, 2008.  That means that Gabby has qualified for the Master National!  They earned legs at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test, the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall, and the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California.  What a team!

“Flyer & Jean – new MH title!”

Sunbeam’s Leap of Faith MH WCX — “Flyer”  – Golden Retriever Female – O/H Jean Mott 

flyer-wc2006-3Not to be shown up by Gabby, Flyer completed her Master Hunter Title in grand fashion.   These Golden Girls just love October tests!  Flyer earned three Master Hunter legs – the first at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test, followed by  great performances at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall, and the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California.   We expect to see Flyer at the Master National soon!   

 

Legs toward titles:

Topwater Hiddenspring Yuletide – “Decker” – Black Labrador Male – O/H Jeanne Collier 

Decker would like to request another fall hunt test.  This fall was over way too soon.  He just needed one more test to earn his Junior Hunter title.  In eight days, this dynamo earned three legs:  Two at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test double-header and a third at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test.  Way to go, Jeanne & Decker!

 

Marquis Tule Fog – “Tule” – Liver Flatcoat Male – O/H Mark Rudden 

You’ve got to love those brown dogs!  In three Junior Hunter tests, Mark & Tule earned three Junior Hunter legs.  After taking a break for duck season (where we understand he is performing beautifully), this team plans to return to the hunt test game in the spring for their final Junior leg and the title of Junior Hunter.  We look forward to seeing them in February or March!

 

Ch MACH Shasta Action Item VCD1 RA OF JH WC — “Memo” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Barbara Fowler

memo_mbhrc_08Although they finished their Junior Hunter title in September, Memo and Barb can’t just watch the game.  Memo wants her birds.  They competed in a Junior test at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test on October 5, where Memo picked up her fifth leg.  What an awesome team.  We’re looking forward to seeing Memo’s baby brother in Junior soon.

 

Brookestone’s Blackbeard WC — “Joe” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

joeyJoe picked up a Junior Hunter leg in October for a total of three, at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test on October 5, and his Conformation Championship at the Del Valle Kennel Club Show in October.  Pam states that she was ” so disappointed they missed that last leg at the NorCal day, a total handler error, and an expensive lesson!  That would have been so cool to title both CH and JH the same month!”  We’re sure that Joey didn’t mind.  It’s a great excuse to keep working in the field with his favorite person.  We’re sure to see Joe with titles on both ends of his name this spring.

Ch Bertschires’s Black Rhian — “Sophie” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Harvey Riggs

Sophie and Harvey picked up their third Junior leg at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test.  Harvey had a grin that stretched from ear to ear.  He’s had to take some time off from training this winter, and we bet that he and Sophie are more than anxious to get back in the fields. They’ve got one more Junior leg to go, and we can’t wait to see Harvey and his talented girl back training soon.   

 

Rockyhill’s Funny Cide – “Punch” – Black Flatcoat Male – O/H Shari Hughes

punchShari & Punch took some time off their upland pheasant training to try out the hunt test game, and they were quite successful, earning their first Junior Hunter leg at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test.  Punch will spend the next few months chasing roosters, and we hope to see him back in the hunt test game after pheasant season ends.

 

CH. Windfall’s McKenzie – “McKenzie” – Black Flatcoat Female – O/H Gina Spadafori 

mckWhen we first started working together, McKenzie loved her bumpers.  Now she has decided that birds are much cooler.  In fact, she LOVES  ducks!  Gina & McKenzie are nearly there!  With limited time in the training field, this team earned three of four Junior Hunter legs in October and November.  McKenzie has come a very long way since her introduction to birds in the water, and we expect her fourth leg to come easily.  

 

Ardenwood Gustav As A Wayfarer JH WC — “Gustav” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: David Kunkle

gustavDavid & Gustav are half-way to their Senior Hunter title!  These two are such a joy to watch.  This young duo made it look easy, earning their first leg at the  Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test on October 4, and a second leg at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall on October 11.  David also picked up some great things to work on.  We expect this pair to finish their Senior title in short order in the spring.  

 

Shannara’s Rav’n Tsunami – “Storm” – Black Flatcoat Male – O/H Cathy Lynch

stormCongratulations to Storm & Cathy on their first Junior Hunter leg!  What a nice start for this team, and we expect them to have a promising hunt test career.   Storm has learned how to handle birds that stand up and leave the area, and is prepared to deal with difficult terrain and weather challenges.  We look forward to watching them in their next JH test.

 

Otterbrook’s Ezekiel – “Zeke” – Golden Retriever Male – O/H Jennifer Dill

This team is also new to the hunt test game, and they’ve been training diligently.  Their hard work paid off with two passes at the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Hunt Test Double header!  This was not an easy venue, quite different than the places where they usually train, but they aced both tests, and are now half-way to their Junior Hunter title.  We look forward to bragging about their upcoming success and new JH title soon.

 

Flyway Farms Tears from Laughter – “Delilah” – Black Flatcoat Female – O/H Xan Latta

delilahWhat can we say about this puppy, except that she’s a carbon copy of her mother Layla, with oodles of energy and drive.  She proved that her young age wasn’t an issue, and successfully completed her first Junior Hunter leg at the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Hunt Test.  A grand achievement for an eight-month old flatcoat puppy.  She’s currently pushing up birds at the local pheasant club, and training for the spring tests. 

 

Coarsegold’s Flaming Red Zinger CD MH WCX — “Zinger” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Jean Mott

zingerZinger and Jean had a productive 2008 fall hunt test season, earning two passes in very difficult tests.  Their first MH pass was earned at the  Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test, followed the next week by a second pass at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test.  Zinger has passed nineteen Master Hunter tests.  Two of those legs count toward qualifying for the 2009 Master National.  Good luck, girls.  We hope to see you there!

Summer 2008 student accomplishments


Titles Earned:

“Suzanne & Ruby new WC title!”

Princess Zen Ruby Roja UDX JH WC— “Ruby” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Suzanne Mikolajcik

Just two weeks after completing her Junior Hunter title, Ruby earned her Working Certificate at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s WC/WCX trial in Suisun City, California.  Ruby and Suzanne began hunt training with Cheryl just one year ago, in June of 2007 after earning Ruby’s UDX in Obedience. What an awesome team!  Cheryl and Suzanne are going to work toward completing Ruby’s WCX before she officially retires.

“Charlotte & Rainbow new WC title!”

Trumpet’s Ultimate Caddis WC CGC – “Rainbow” – Golden Female – O/H: Charlotte Gaynor

Born March 13, 2007, Rainbow earned her WC at the NorCal GRC WC/WCX test held at Denverton on June 7, 2008. Bred, owned and handled by Charlotte, Rainbow owes her early successes to Cheryl’s training and coaching Charlotte, and to her mother, Ritzi who whelped 9 pups the day before!

“Ardith & Henley new WCX!”

Magicgold Hotel California JH WCX CCA – “Henley” – Golden Male – O/H: Ardith Osborn

Henley qualified for his WCX at the NorCal GRC WC/WCX on June 7, 2008.  He qualified for his JH in four out of four tries and his WC on the first try.  Although he took two tries to get his WCX, he did so in grand style, proving that Magicgold “men” have the right stuff too.  He is a pleasure to train and a wonderful companion.  Ardith & Henley are both looking forward to moving on to Senior.

“Alan & Luke new JH title!”

Chi Luke of Copperidge JH — “Luke” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Alan Kabert

Congratulations to this wonderful team!  In September, Luke earned his Junior Hunter title at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club’s 2008 Fall Hunt test at Denverton.  Luke is a young work, and his and Alan’s hard work and dedication have really paid off.  Luke didn’t put a paw wrong.    Now on to Senior and Field trials!

 

“Barbara & Memo new JH title!”

Ch MACH Shasta Action Item VCD1 RA OF JH WC — “Memo” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Barbara Fowler

This talented team have another title to add to Memo’s impressive collection.  She picked up her final Junior Hunter leg at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club’s fall hunt test at CRTA Denverton.  Memo must be close to earning a spot in the FCRSA’s Hall of Fame!  What can’t this team do?

 

“Tracey & Cal new JH title!”

Rivercity’s High Caliber AX MXJ JH — “Cal” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Tracey Mays

Tracey & Cal must LOVE Oregon.  In April 2008, they had great success there, earning two JH legs.  They travelled to Glide, Oregon again in June, where they competed in the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club double header hunt test.  Cal showed his stuff again, finishing his JH title on Saturday, and an insurance leg on Sunday!  What a nice weekend!  What a wonderful team.

 

Legs toward titles:

 

Brookestone’s Blackbeard WC — “Joe” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

Pam and Joe travelled to Glide, Oregon in June to compete in the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club hunt test. On Saturday,  Joe picked up his second Junior Hunter leg — they’re half-way there!  Pam & Joey (& Ollie) have worked very hard this year, and it’s a pleasure to see the progress that these two have made.  We’re sure that they will pick up their last two JH legs in short order.  

 

Blue Ribbon Adventure Shuttle ** SH WCX — “Shuttle” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Diane Glassmeyer

This team is still turning heads.   Shuttle picked up her first Master Hunter leg shortly after she turned two. Diane & Shuttle’s fall hunt test season is off to a good start – they picked up Shuttle’s second MH leg at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club hunt test.

 

 

Ch Ardenwood As Time Goes By JH WCX — “Zip(!!!) — Liver Flatcoat Male — O/H Joe Skorupa

Zip(!!!) and Joe earned their second Senior Hunter leg, demonstrating that this team knows how to play the game.  Zip(!!!)’s marking continues to earn praise, and their blind work is coming along nicely.  Joe also learned what they need to focus on before their next test.  The water series was quite a learning experience – first a no-bird when the honoring dog broke, then a duck and pick-up dogs running around trucks and holding blinds, including the one that Joe & and Zip(!!!) were occupying.  

 

SR. Magicgold’s Celtic Causeway SH,WCX,** – “Keltie” – O/H: Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Keltie was one of 14 dogs to pass the Master test held by Redwood Empire Retriever Club. This was her 2nd Master Pass. Here’s Cheryl’s description of the test:  “After completing the challenging first land water series triple with a land blind she went on to the 2nd series. The 3 in line triple on land was extremely difficult as the long bird went down last. The wind was blowing scent from the first two marks thrown into the dogs noses. Three dogs ran ahead of Keltie. All Master National Qualifiers, and one QAA dog. Each bent in to the middle bird and picked it up despite taking nice initial lines to the long Go bird. This forced the handlers to decide how to take the other  two marks. Having used up the initial line to the Go Bird added in a lot of confusion and basically each dog that did this was handled on two of the three marks. Keltie charged out to the Go Bird and just as she was closing in I saw her turn her head toward the middle bird. Instinctively I blew the whistle and cast her back. She was very good and took my cast picking up the long Go Bird in one whistle was the best any of the dogs had done. She proceeded to take the short bird next and then the middle without handles. A round of Applause bellowed as we finished the series. I asked the Judges if that was good enough. They both said that was the Best Job so far. However, poor Keltie never got that counted toward her final score as they scratched the test after we were done.. Altho’ Keltie continued to awe the Gallery and Judges throughout the test (and me too) I would have to say that the second series that never was, was a truly a Magic moment to have spent with my dog.   She then followed up by picking up her 3rd Master leg in the Prado test which held our first ever Delayed Quad on the water. Never missing a beat, Ms. Keltie shared First Place with four other terrific dogs recently at the NorCal GRC Single series. Including her good friend Zip! The day after she promptly came in to heat. Which disappointingly enough has forced us to scratch from the next 3 tests we entered…”

 

Magicgold’s Galloping Gabby SH,WCX ** – “Gabby” – O/H: Cheryl Baca-Golden Retriever Female

Gabby earned her first two Master Hunter legs at the Double Header held at Prado a few weeks ago. Cheryl’s comments – “She was a Pistol. Never missing a mark and her blinds were some of the best she has done. Including the one between the tree branches in the water. Gabby ran her first Qual at Denverton Road a few weeks ago and made it to the 3rd Series. I was especially proud of her marking on the first series as she was one of only nine dogs who did not have to handle on the 3 in line triple. Altho’ her water blind was probably the stinkiest I have ever seen her do!”     

 

March, April & May 2008 accomplishments

Titles Earned:

“Joe & Pam new WC title!”

Brookestone’s Blackbeard WC — “Joe” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

Pam and her boys were busy at the Flat-coated Retriever Society of America (FCRSA) National specialty! Joe, Oliver and Pam traveled to St. Louis Ponds, Gervais, Oregon, where Joe & Pam earned their Working Certificate. They also earned a Junior Hunter Leg and 2nd Place in the FCRSA Unsteady Singles-A competition. And to prove that he’s more than just a working dog, Joe then won a 2nd Place rosette in Open Dog at the FCRSA National Specialty conformation show. Way to go, you handsome boy!

“Oliver & Pam new WC title!”

Ch Wind Dancer’s Dare To Dream WC — “Oliver” — Liver Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

Talk about being on a roll! Oli & Pam earned his Working Certificate, along with a JH Leg and 3rd Place in the Unsteady Singles-A competition! It has been so much funto watch Oliver develop into an enthusiastic working dog that understands the game. He truly loves working for Pam. This team has come a long way, and we’re sure that Oliver will soon add a JH to his name.

“Gustav & David new JH title, new WC title!!”

Ardenwood Gustav As A Wayfarer JH WC — “Gustav” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: David Kunkle

Gustav and David had a spectacular time at the FCRSA specialty at St. Louis Ponds, Gervais, Oregon. Gustav earned his Working Certificate, the fourth leg for his Junior Hunter title (four for four!) and a Judges’ Award of Merit (JAM) in the Steady Singles competition (he and his brother were two of the youngest dogs in the competition, and they both JAM’d.) Gustav’s flying water entries were the talk of the specialty field events. We’re looking forward to watching Gustav running Senior in the fall, and perhaps setting a new personal best in some local Dock Diving events.

“Zip(!!!) & Joe new WCX title!”

Ch Ardenwood As Time Goes By JH WCX — “Zip(!!!) — Liver Flatcoat Male — O/H Joe Skorupa

Zip(!!!) continues to demonstrate how much he loves the game. At the FCRSA National Specialty at St. Louis Ponds, Gervais, Oregon, this team earned a Working Certificate Excellent and JAM’d in the Steady Singles competition. After the Steady Singles event, a judge from one stake commented: “I’d take that liver dog home in a heartbeat. I’ve got an extra crate in my car…” A judge from another stake stood up and said: “Oh, no you don’t! I saw him first!” The next weekend, Zip(!!!) & Joe earned their first Senior Hunter Leg at the Rogue Valley Retriever Club 2008 Spring hunt test.

“Shadow and Jeanne new SH title!”

Topwater Under His Wings SH — “Shadow” — Black Lab Female — O/H Jeanne Collier

“Shadow” is Jeanne’s third generation Senior Hunter. She earned her SH title at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club hunt test in Fallon, NV. Shadow is just two years of age, and all of Jeanne’s work, prayer and worry paid off beautifully! Shadow has made Mama Gwen and Grandma Cinder proud. Jeanne’s next goal for Shadow is a CGC.

“Ruby & Suzanne new JH title!”

Princess Zen Ruby Roja UDX JH — “Ruby” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Suzanne Mikolajcik

Ruby Roja, UDX earned her Junior Hunter title on May 25 at Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. Ruby has an AKC ILP and is seven and a half years old. She began hunt training with Cheryl less than one year ago, in June of 2007 after earning her UDX in Obedience. Suzanne says that she thanks God for bringing a dog like Ruby into her life and that thanks to Cheryl, Ruby can spend the rest of her working career running, swimming, retrieving and enjoying herself in nature. Suzanne & Ruby are training for Ruby’s WCX.

“Memo & Barbara new WC title!”

Ch MACH Shasta Action Item VCD1 RA OF WC — “Memo” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Barbara Fowler

Memo and Barb had a great time at the FCRSA specialty in Gervais & Albany Oregon. In the field events, Memo earned her Working Certificate, her second Junior Hunter leg, and a Judges’ Award of Merit (JAM) in the Unsteady Singles-B competition. She also earned a third JH leg at the Marin Retriever Club 2008 Hunt Test.

News Flash! Wonderful Achievement!

“Zinger & Jean qualify for the Master National!”

Coarsegold’s Flaming Red Zinger CD MH WCX — “Zinger” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Jean Mott

Wow! Zinger & Jean’s hard work have paid off again! They have qualified for the Master National. Zinger & Jean picked up Master legs at the Hills Ferry HRC test in March and the Lassen Retriever Club test in April. Way to go team! You are an inspiration to us all!

Legs toward titles:

Sunbeam’s Leap of Faith SH WCX — “Flyer” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Jean Mott

Not to be shown up by Zinger’s performance, Flyer and Jean earned their first two Master Hunter legs this spring. Flyer lived up to her name, and flew through Senior, and we expect that soar to her Master title as well. We expect to see her name up on the Master National Qualifier list in no time.

Ch Bertschires’s Black Rhian — “Sophie” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Harvey Riggs

Sophie & Harvey earned a second leg toward Sophie’s Junior Hunter title at the FCRSA National Specialty in Gervais, Oregon. Sophie is working beautifully for Harvey, and she’s certain to earn her JH field title in the fall hunt test season.

Blue Ribbon Adventure Shuttle ** SH WCX — “Shuttle” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Diane Glassmeyer

At just over two years of age, Shuttle earned her first Master Hunter rosette at the Marin Retriever Club hunt test in Suisun City. Congratulations to them both! Shuttle is a rocket-ship, and she and Diane are certainly fun to watch! We’re sure to see this team on the list of Master National Qualifiers soon.

Rivercity’s High Caliber AX MXJ — “Cal” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Tracey Mays

Cal and Tracey took a road trip up to Oregon this spring and earned their first two Junior Hunter legs
at the Rogue Valley Retriever Club doubleheader. They followed it up with a third pass at the Marin Retriever Club hunt test. Cal will soon be sporting a hunt test title along with all of his agility accomplishments.

Chi Luke of Copperidge — “Luke” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Alan Kabert

Luke and Alan earned their second and third Junior Hunter Legs this spring. Leg number two was earned in Los Banos at the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club hunt test, and one month later they picked up their third rosette. Luke turned one year old five days before earning that third leg at the Marin Retriever Club test. Luke is becoming a very stylish worker, and this team is really fun to watch. Way to go, guys One more to go!