I love HRC events. They are more like real hunting and they get the kids involved (very family oriented). Maybe it was just easier for me to make lasting friendships with HRC folks. I now live in Delaware and the HRC events are way too far away and no one to train with for the event so I run AKC hunt test. The scenerios rarely resemble hunting but do test the dogs well. In the end it is all about testing the dogs and having fun.