Frankie’s Party 2018

For the first time since the first Master National (1991), Frankie Prendergast has been a part of the Master National event.  This year, Frankie was unable to attend but with the help of Joe Rhinehart

Opening Ceremony 2018

In addition to the traditional Reception, Auction and Starting Dog Selection two “special”  guests paid a visit to the MNRC Opening Ceremony and Banquet  Thursday, October 18th to officially kick off the 2018 Event. Two

Setup Week in Oregon 2018

Judges, the Board of Directors and volunteers from Umpqua Valley Retriever Club worked very hard setting up tests, unpacking boxes and getting everything ready for this week’s 2018 Master National event in Roseburg, Oregon.  Thank

Closing Ceremony 2017

Thank you to everyone for participating, volunteering and attending the 2017 Master National at BigWoods on the Trinity. We hope you enjoy the rest now and look forward to seeing you October 18-22 in Roseburg,

Thank You Whataburger 2017

The Master National Retriever Club would like to thank WHATABURGER for their support this year.  WHATABURGER was a new Platinum sponsor , in addition to Garmin. This great company provided each handler with a free

Frankie’s Party 2017

Join us Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at BigWoods for a very special celebration. It started years ago in the parking lot of Frankie Prendergast‘s hotel with a few steaks and some beers. Twenty-six years

Workers’ Party 2017

Thank you to Michelle Love & Rex Gibson for their attention to detail in making the Worker’s Appreciation Dinner a smashing success! And we want to thank ALL of our wonderful workers. Without you this

Master National Signboards 2017

The Master National Retriever Club now has three new signboards.  The stations are ready to use and will be available for pictures throughout the week. We would like to thank Jeannie & Sam Ferguson, Jean

Setup Week Wednesday 2017

Judges, committee members and assistant stake marshals to set up tests. Corporate Sponsor Liaisons Michelle Love & Rex Gibson plus volunteers prepare the Handler’s bags. Store ladies Pam Bunnell and Terry Elliott and friends unpack

Setup Week Begins 2017

The Board of Directors  of the Master National Retriever Club plus members of the set-up committee are working with our Judges to make this a very special Master National.

Accommodations Available at Lakeview Methodist CC

Here’s an alternative to traditional hotel rooms in Palestine.  Guest rooms are still available at the Lakeview Methodist Conference Center during the Master National.  Check out rooms, amenities and prices at Lakeview will be the

Setup Week Begins 2016

The judges, members of the host club and the MNRC Board of Directors are at the Busch grounds getting ready to prepare the 2016 Master National event. We wish everyone safe travel and look forward

Welcome to St. Louis 2016

Congratulations on qualifying your retriever for the  25th Anniversary Master National Retriever Club Event to be held in the St. Louis area September 29 – October 9, 2016.Thanks in part to the generous support of our sponsors this

Closing Ceremonies 2015

Thank you to our Master National Sponsors, the magnificent judges, the Master National Board of Directors,  Host Clubs Cooper River and Lumber River RC and the hundreds of volunteers that made this event the largest

Frankie's Party at the 2015 Master National

Probably our biggest cheerleader is MNRC Handler Frankie Predergast.  Frankie has attended EVERY Master National Event!  And what’s even better he personally is responsible for hosting a great party each year for everyone to attend.  Thanks

Opening Ceremonies 2015

Opening Ceremonies for the 2015 event started Thursday evening with the National Anthem sung by American Idol winner Candace Glover.  Followed by the picking of the starting number, dinner and live auction.

Master National Store at Coker College

Not all the pre-Master National preparations are outdoors.  Store Ladies, Pam Bunnell and Terri Elliott along with many volunteers worked tirelessly to prepare the Master National store merchandise. The MNRC Store will open on Friday, at

2015 Setup Week October 9-14

The 2015 Judges and Board of Directors were in Hartsville early to prepare for the event. Each day judges, board members and host club members arrived at 7:30 a.m. and worked the entire day preparing

2015 H. Cooper Black Gallery

Take a look at some photos taken in December of  the H. Cooper Black Field Trail and Recreation Area in Cheraw,  South Carolina. The 2015 Master National will be hosted by The Cooper River, Neuse &

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