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.

MFGRC Cancels Spring Agility Trial

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club has canceled its Spring Agility Trial due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event, which was to have been held April 17-18-19 at Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Fla., will not be rescheduled.

Exhibitors are asked to contact trial secretary Jill Roberts at superbasset@gmail.com to let her know if she can shred their entry check. Exhibitors who have made deposits at Grand Oaks should contact Lori Mount at (352) 750-5500 x 231.

The MFGRC will hold its Fall Agility Trial at Grand Oaks Oct. 9-10-11. The event will be all-breed with judges Cindy Deak and Don Wittke.

The MFGRC is also hosting the 2020 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty in October at the new World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla. The event will include Agility for Goldens on Monday, Oct. 19. In addition, the club will hold a Goldens-only agility trial on Sunday, Oct. 18. Judges for both will be John Defilippi and Dave Hirsch.  

MFGRC News and Notes – August 15, 2018

CLUB MEETING SEPT. 2 — The next general meeting of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will be on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the DOCOF competition in the Events Center at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. DOCOF (Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida) is an annual team obedience competition involving 30 teams from around the state. The meeting will begin when DOCOF breaks for lunch, which will be at approximately noon. Meeting location will be the lobby of the Events Center and members should bring their own chairs for the meeting. Osceola Heritage Park is located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744. DOCOF competition begins at 8 a.m. and MFGRC members are invited to come early and watch some of the very unique event. IMPORTANT NOTE: Club members should NOT bring their dogs to the meeting.

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New Title Rosettes for MFGRC Members

All members of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club who earn new titles for their dogs during calendar year 2017 are eligible to receive a new title rosette from the club. The rosettes will be similar to this one from 2016:

If your dog has won a new title in 2017, please email the full name of the dog and what the title earned was to MFGRC vice president Ann Rowe. Ann will order the rosettes later this year and make them available for pickup early next year.

Ann’s email address is magikgldn1@aol.com. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2017.