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April 2015

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Presented in association with Nestlé Purina's Outstanding Retriever Awards Banquet to be held Friday, May 22 at the Embassy Suites Spa and Conference Center, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, Colorado. The workshop will be held at Horsetooth Retrievers in Wellington, Colorado, on Thursday, May 21, and will focus on "Pre-Trial Preparation with an Emphasis on Short Bird Success." This workshop will provide handlers and observers alike plenty of opportunity to ask questions and see a variety of dogs train on tests of varying levels. Interested handlers and observers should Email Marcy Wright: marcywright@me.com. Dog/handler teams will be notified of selection with the balance of people as observers … there is no limit on observers. Kenny Trott, along with his wife, Marcy, operate Horsetooth Retriever Kennel out of Colorado. Kenny opened his kennel over 15 years ago and was a Finalist at his first National as a pro in 1996. Since then, HRK has had multiple National and National Amateur Finalists, including the youngest Finalists in the past two Nationals. HRK prides itself in doing their own Basics and has trained many dogs from Force Fetch to Field Champion. Alan began Black River Retrievers with his wife, Gwen, in 1985. Alan trained and began his career running hunt tests, then in 1999 he started running field trials. He made his first FC in 2000 and since 2001 has competed in every National Open. Alan has trained and successfully produced 2 National Open Champions, 1 Canadian National Champion, 2 National Amateur Champions, over 60 FC and AFC's. Alan has won the 2013 and 2014 Purina High Point Open Dog Award and the 2013 and 2014 Outstanding Professional Open Handler Award. Calendar of Events Thurs, May 21 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; Free Seminar with Kenny Trott and Alan Pleasant; Includes Purina sponsored continental breakfast and lunch • For details and registration information contact Marcy Wright at marcywright@me.com • Limited handler applications available • Unlimited observer applications Friday, May 22 Centennial Retriever Club Spring Field Trial and the Purina Awards Dinner: 6:30 pm cocktails and 7:30 pm dinner at the Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO. • Please RSVP for the Banquet via email to Marcy Wright at marcywright@me.com • $20 per person payable at the door Saturday, May 23 Centennial Retriever Club Spring Field Trial Sunday, May 24 Centennial Retriever Club Spring Field Trial Hope to see you there! "Pre-Trial Preparation with an Emphasis on Short Bird Success" A free one-day workshop presented by Thursday, May 21, 2015 • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm • Horsetooth Retrievers 7028 N County Road 3, Wellington, CO 80549 Nestlé Purina Pro Plan presents… Kenny Trott & Alan Pleasant

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