(The Heart and Soul of our Club)
CMRC holds Informal Trials on the third Sunday of the month in December, January, February, March and April. All retrievers and their human handlers are welcome no matter what the skill level. Informal events are about teaching and learning in a fun environment. Registration begins at 8am and the events begin at 9am. Entry fees range from $10-15 per stake.
Informal Events consist of six stakes (or divisions)
CMRC Informal Trials
The Informal Trials are for all AKC recognized Retriever Breeds.
The open stake is open for all retrievers to compete in. This stake consists of multiple marks and complex blinds
The Qualifying stake is open for retrievers to run in contention that have not previously placed in an Open stake or have not won 2 Qualifying stakes. This stake consists of multiple marks and blinds
The Hunter stake is open for retrievers to run in contention that have not previously won 2 Hunter stakes or have not placed in a Qualifying stake or have not passed a Master Hunt test. This stake consists of multiple marks and simple blinds
The Derby stake is open to all retrievers to run in contention that are under two years of age. Dogs are eligible to compete in the Derby on the day of their second birthday. This stake consists of multiple marks
The Junior hunter is open to retrievers to run that have not won 2 JR Hunter stakes or have not placed in any other stake other than puppy or have not passed a Senior or Master Hunt test. This stake consists of single marks
The puppy stake is open to all retrievers to run in contention that are less than 1 year old. This stake consists of single marks
NOTE: Dogs who have won the Hunters twice are no longer eligible to compete in the Hunters. Dogs who have won the Qualifying class twice or who have placed in the Open are no longer eligible to compete in the Qualifying.
Successes of our informal events depend upon all participants pitching in to throw birds for each other……come on out and try, we will help you!