Entry Premium Now Available for 2021 GRCA National Specialty – Entries Open Aug. 18

The entry premium for the 2021 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty, hosted by the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla., is now available.

The premium can be downloaded here.

Entries open Aug. 18 and close September 29.

The Specialty will be held October 22-30, with indoor events at the World Equestrian Center. Field events will be held nearby.

Entry Premium Available for Two Agility Trials at GRCA National

Agility competitors who have Golden Retrievers will have two opportunities to compete in Goldens-only agility trials staged by the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club. 

The entry premium for both events, which are being held at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla., is now available. 

The club will hold a trial on Sunday, October 24. The next day, Monday, October 25, is agility day for the 2021 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty, which is being hosted by the MFGRC. 

Judges for both trials will be John Defilippi and David Hirsch. 

Exhibitors should read the entry premium carefully as the two events require separate entries, with different opening dates/times and different closing times.

The premium can be downloaded here.

Entry Premium Available for MFGRC Fall Agility Trial

The entry premium is now available for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s Fall Agility Trial that will be held Oct. 21-22-23 at Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Fla. (near The Villages).   

The three-day AKC trial is open to all breeds. Judges will be Don Wittke of West Chester, PA., and Jacqueline O’Neill of Ocala, FL.  

The trial days will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to the start of the Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty, hosted by the MFGRC, in Ocala on Oct. 22.

June Edition of “Golden Tales” Now Available

The brand-new June, 2021, edition of “Golden Tales,” the official newsletter of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, is now available for reading and downloading on the club website.

The new editions contains features and content not available anywhere else. And as always, members are recognized for their achievements with their Goldens.

The new issue can be downloaded under the “Club Information” tab at the top of this website.

A reminder to MFGRC members that “Golden Tales” editor Chris Jeffrey is always in the market for good content for the newsletter. Ideas can be sent to her at newsletter@mfgrc.org. The next edition will come out in September.

Happy reading, and please share the newsletter with your friends and family.

Award Winners from MFGRC Summer Specialty

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club held its “Summer Specialty” event on Friday, June 18, as part of the Sunshine State Cluster at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

Judges were Douglas Johnson (regular classes) and Joanne Cava (sweepstakes).

Award Winners included:

BEST OF BREED

GCHS CH Chestnut Then Came You, owned by J Chachas, C Chachas & M.B. Konesky & J Griffith of East Amherst, N.Y.

BEST OF WINNERS

24k Retrievers Count Your Blessings DS DJ, owned by Kim Pedersen and Destiny Martel, Haines City, Fla.

BEST OPPOSITE

Brightwood’s As Luck Would Have It, owned by Deborah Waid and Caroline M. Waid, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

SELECT DOG

BISS GCH Crescent GoldRox Worth His Wait In Gold MBIS, owned by Paula Black, Sorrento, Fla.

SELECT BITCH

GCH CH Boca Gold’s Little Peace of Heaven, owned by Michele Whitney and Haley Whitcomb, Largo, Fla.

BEST PUPPY

Goldrox Take Em To The Train Station, owned by Paula Black and Courtney Roxby, Sorrento, Fla.

BEST OWNER-HANDLED:

Brightwood’s As Luck Would Have It, owned by Deborah Waid and Caroline M. Waid, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

AWARDS OF MERIT

Questan’s Path To Enlightenment RN DS CGC, owned by Julie Wangelin, Kirsten Grande, Julie Caruthers, Palm Harbor, Fla.

Magic City’s Still On The Road, owned by Freda Philbeck & Judy & Jack Brinson, Highlands, N.C.

Goldrox Take Em To The Train Station, owned by Paula Black and Courtney Roxby, Sorrento, Fla.

WINNERS DOG

Goldrox Take Em To The Train Station, owned by Paula Black and Courtney Roxby, Sorrento, Fla.

RESERVE

Arum’s Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun, owned by Tonya Noel and Morgan Brooks, Lakeland, Fla.  

WINNERS BITCH

24k Retrievers Count Your Blessings DS DJ, owned by Kim Pedersen and Destiny Martel, Haines City, Fla.

RESERVE

Monark’s English Salt Water Taffy, owned by Virginia McQueeney and Morgan Brooks, St. Cloud, Fla.

BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES

Goldrox Hold Your Horses, owned by Courtney Roxby, Eustis, Fla.

BEST OPPOSITE IN SWEEPSTAKES

Arum’s Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun, owned by Tonya Noel and Morgan Brooks, Lakeland, Fla.  

BEST IN VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES

CH Richwood Moments Away MH CD BN, owned by Kristin and Eugene Sipus, Morriston, Fla.

BEST OPPOSITE IN VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES

Karagold Faeden Cap.n Jacks Black Pearl, owned by Jennifer Ducharme & Sandy Pepper & Karen Brady, Bradenton, Fla. Full results will be available on Jack Onofrio Dog Shows website.

Entry Premium Available for MFGRC Obedience/Rally Trial

The entry premium is now available for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s annual Obedience and Rally Trial, which will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-15, at the Obedience Club of Daytona in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The event will include two AKC-sanctioned, all-breed Rally Trials on Friday, Aug. 13, with judge Aimee Kincaid. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-15, there will be two Obedience Trials each day with judges Kathy Griner, Aimee Kincaid and Ken Kincaid.

The entry premium includes information on a discounted hotel room rate for exhibitors at the Country Inn and Suites in Port Orange, Fla., which is a dog-friendly hotel located about 15 minutes from the trial site.