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 2024, RHRC plans to hold several training days for club members and non-members.  The training days will be held on the 3rd weekend of the month – weather permitting.  Additional information will be posted on our Facebook page.

RHRC is looking forward to seeing you at our Hunt Tests this year. Our Spring Event will be held on May 11/12, 2024 at the Snoqualmie Valley Retriever Grounds (SVRG) in Carnation, Washington. Our Fall Event will be held on August 10/11, also on the Snoqualmie Valley Retriever Grounds.

We are also excited to announce the 2024 Master Amateur Invitational Event that will be held on the Snoqualmie Vallely Retriever Grounds June 9 – 16.  Retrievers and their Amateur Handlers from all over the country will come to participate in this premier retriever event.   Plan to attend and participate.

The 2024 Annual Awards Banquet  will be held on January 27.  This event recognizes members and their dogs for the hard work they put in during the 2023 testing season. In addition to recognizing the accomplishments of dogs and their handlers, the Member of the Year Plaque and President’s Award will be awarded.  This year we will have a special guest speaker, Dr. Adam Black DVM, who will share information about the Avian Flu as well as the recent respiratory illness being seen in dogs across the country.

2023 RHRC Board Members

Four officers and at least Five Members at Large are elected for one year terms. 2023 Members at Large are: Susan Bell, Liz Gibson, Kevin Medved, Sue Meyring, Jim Olson and Bill Woll.

Betsy Reali


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


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


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.