The next big competition event for the Mid-Florida Golden
Retriever Club will be the club’s new, second Specialty that will be held on
Friday, June 14, at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
The entry premium is available and can be downloaded here.
The new Specialty is part of the Sunshine State Cluster and
is a Concurrent Specialty with the Greater Venice Florida Dog Club, Inc. The
event will include Sweepstakes, Veteran Sweepstakes and Junior Showmanship in
addition to regular Conformation for Golden Retrievers.
Judges for the event will be Jay Richardson of Elgin, Ill.,
(breed classes, best owner-handled and junior showmanship, and Alejandro Lima
of Miami Beach, Fla., (all sweepstakes classes).
For many years, the MFGRC has held a Specialty in December
as part of AKC National Championship week at the Orange County Convention
Center and the club will continue to do so – this year’s event will be Friday,
The entry premium is now available for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s annual Obedience and Rally Trial, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, at the Obedience Club of Daytona building in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Judges for the trial will be Ted McCall, Carol Mett and Nancy Watson.
The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club has been named to host the 2020 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty, which will include 13 days of competition, social events, clinics, seminars, shopping and more.
The National will span October 16-28, 2020, with the majority held between Monday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 24 at the beautiful new World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla. Best of Breed will be on Saturday and close activities in Ocala.
A three-day Hunt Test will kick off the National beginning Friday, Oct. 16, and a three-day Field Trial will conclude on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The Hunt Test and Field Trial will be held at Lazy J Ranch in Williston, Fla., which is only 25 miles from the World Equestrian Center.