2014 Spring Grand

As many of you know, the 2014 HRC International Grand Hunt Spring Grand is currently being run. Sponsored by Old South HRC, the test runs from April 26 – April 30, 2014 in Phenix City, AL.

NEFHRC has three members who entered the Spring Grand this year – Carolyn Abood, Robert Joiner, and Don Imfeld.  Congratulations to Carolyn, Bob, and Don (and their dogs) for qualifying for this prestigious event!

Congratulations especially to Bob and Don who both successfully passed Days 1 and 2, and are called back for Day 3.

For new members, this hunt test is for Hunting Retriever Champions (HRCH). It duplicates actual hunting conditions found throughout the country. The successful completion of two of these Grand tests (valued at 40 points each or 80 points) along with an accumulation of 120 additional points after earning the HRCH Title for a total of 300 points, will qualify a HRCH for the UKC title of Grand Hunting Retriever Champion (GRHRCH).

The semiannual International Grand Hunts are scheduled for five (5) days, but due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather, the tests may take longer to complete. The Hunt will consist of five (5) series of tests. The five series of tests consist of the following:

  • Two (2) land series tests consisting of multiple marked land retrieves (either or both of these land series must include an honor and a diversion retrieve, and both land series must include a blind retrieve.
  • Two (2) water series tests consisting of multiple marked water retrieves (either or both of these water series must include an honor and a diversion retrieve) and both water series must include a blind retrieve.
  • One final test consisting of an upland game and quartering test series.

Failure of the hunting retriever to pass any of the five series tests will prevent it from participating in any subsequent series test.

For more information on the Spring Grand, go to http://huntingretrieverclub.org/2014SpringGrand/index.htm.

For more information on the International Grand Hunt in general, go to the 2013 HRC Rulebook, beginning with page 51.