The Rainier Hunting Retriever Club (RHRC) is located in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Club members enjoy training and competing with their dogs. Many retriever breeds and skill levels are represented but one thing we hold in common is the love of a well-trained working dog.
RHRC hosts Two AKC Sanctioned Hunting Retriever Tests annually. One is held in May and the other in August. They are judged by AKC Licensed Judges. This June (2023), the club plans to hold the Mark Wickham Memorial 10 Series Singles where dogs are given single marks on land and water. Winners receive a trophy and ribbons. The Club will be holding a training day on April 8 at the Cherry Valley Wildlife Area in Duvall, WA.
RHRC is looking forward to seeing you at our Hunt Tests this year. Our Spring Event will be held on May 13 and 14, 2023 at the Snoqualmie Valley Retriever Grounds (SVRG) in Carnation, Washington. Our Fall Event will be held in August, also on the Snoqualmie Valley Retriever Grounds. The money that was raised during our 2021 Fall Raffle is ensuring that an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is available for safety of our hunt test participants and guests. The AED will be on the grounds at all of our events.
The 2023 Annual Awards Banquet was held in February at the Blue Heron Golf Club in Carnation, WA. Members and their dogs were recognized for the hard work they put in during the testing season. In addition to recognizing the accomplishments of dogs and their handlers, President Betsy Reali awarded Lee Redd with the Member of the Year Plaque. Lee’s name is now included on the Perpetual Club Trophy. Randy and Dianne Clark were recognized with the President’s Award. All three club members have provided outstanding service to the club, especially during our field events.