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. In June, the club sponsors 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 also sponsors training sessions and some social events during the year.

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 Annual Awards Meeting was held in February 2022. Members and their dogs were recognized for the hard work they put in during the testing season. Due to concerns regarding Covid, the 2022 Awards were noted virtually. In addition to recognizing the accomplishments of dogs and their handlers, the club members listened to speaker, Naomi Rich, DVM who spoke about Canine Dermatology. We are hoping to hold the 2023 Awards Banquet in person!

2022 RHRC Board Members

Four officers and at least Five Members at Large are elected for one year terms. 2022 Members at Large are: Susan Bell, Dianne Clark, Liz Gibson, Cat Martini-Rashid, Jim Olson, Sue Meyring and Bill Woll.

Betsy Reali

President

Betsy got her first hunting dog in 2003, and in 2007 participated in her first hunt test. She has been "hooked" ever since. She has owned both retrieving and pointing dogs and enjoys upland bird hunting. In 2016 she completed her AKC Hunt Test Judge requirements for retrievers.

Doug Gallucci

Vice President

Doug has been an avid hunter since he was young. He began training for hunt tests 25 years ago, has qualified dogs at all levels and is an active AKC Hunt Test Judge. He is a long time member of RHRC and has held several positions on the board in addition to volunteering at Hunt Tests.

Jean Fowler

Secretary

Jean has owned 7 labradors and has been involved with the hunt test game since the early 80's. She and her dogs have traveled across the country competing in AKC events. She loves watching dogs work in the field and the friendships she has formed with other admirers of great working dogs.

Lee Redd

Lee Redd

Treasurer

Lee has been hooked on the hunt test game since 2005. Currently he has two dogs that he competes with, Zen and Otto. Lee has learned that no matter what happens during the day, there is always room to sprinkle in some fun. He is a certified CPA.