My co-judge, Carol Hynes, and I just finished up judging the Master A (Fri/Sat/Sun)flight for North Alabama Retriever Club's AKC Hunt Test at Forever Wild/Farquhar State Cattle Ranch.
This club deserves so much credit and thanks. Not only did they handle a double Master with 167 dogs entered,but also a double Junior and double Senior. They did this without my co-judge and me having to be stressed about having handlers available in a timely fashion. I can't speak for the other tests and judges, but I can say that I was impressed with this club, their workers and participants.
I want to give a very special THANKS to Splash_em who was our Marshall for all 3 days. Richard...there are few people in this game we all love that work as hard as I saw you do all 3 days. You were always there when we needed you and took care of situations before we even had to think twice about them. Your hard work and efforts were so appreciated. I am so very happy to have met you and wish you and your dogs the best in the coming years!!!!
Allen Dillard, Dave Kress.....Thank you. No one really knows all of the hard work to put on an event of this caliber. You and your club should be very proud of yourselves!!!
Congratulations to all of the Master A participants who qualified their dogs while running in our tests. It was my pleasure to watch you and your dogs work so well together! Good luck in your future tests!