September 10 - 12
Fall Field Trial
Please contact the Club Secretary if you are able to lend a hand.
Premium Lists and entry services for all IRC AKC Field Trial and Hunt Test events are available at Entry Express. Premium lists are generally available no later than two months before an event. Sign-up for Picnic Trials are the morning of the trial from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m - cost ranges from $5 for puppies to $15 for Open and Qualifying.
Picnic Trials (February/March): These are one-day events with Open, Qualifying and Derby field trial stakes offered along with Puppy stakes (under 7 months of age and 7-12 months). Dogs may run “in contention” (and compete for placements and ribbons) or run their stake for training purposes (and use training aids and corrections if needed). In addition, those that primarily run hunt tests may have the test modified to more simulate a hunt test. Sign up for these events are the morning of the trial from 8:00-8:30 a.m. - cost ranges from $5 for puppies to $15 for Open and Qualifying. We look forward to having you and your dog(s) join us. Come on out, ask lots of questions and get training!
Hunt Test(April): An American Kennel Club licensed event. Hunt tests differ from field trials in that dogs are judged against a standard of performance rather than competing against the other dogs. The tests will more simulate hunting conditions, with shorter distances than most field trial tests. Three levels may be run - Junior, Senior and Master. Junior is single marks on land and water. Senior is double marks and single blind retrieves. Master is multiple marks and blinds, with an advanced level of training required. Dogs performing to the standard at a given test will receive a qualifying score, along with a ribbon. AKC Hunt Test (JH, SH, MH) titles will be awarded upon achieving the required number of qualifications.
Field Trials (May/September): An America Kennel Club licensed event. Field trials are retriever competitions, with four stakes run at most trials - Open, Amateur, Qualifying and Derby. Dogs are judged and compete against each other with dogs eliminated after each series (usually four series per stake). Derby is for dogs age 6 months to 2 years, with tests consisting of single and double marks. Qualifying is for dogs over 6 months, with marking tests, double and triples, and blind retrieves also included. If a dog wins two Qualifying stakes it may no longer run this stake. Open and Amateur are similar in nature, but only amateur handlers may handle dogs in the Amateur state. These are the most advanced levels of retriever work, with multiple marks (2-4 birds) and challenging blind retrieves - all with distances that may be as much as 400 yards. Dogs may earn the coveted AKC titles of Field Champion (FC) and Amateur Field Champion (AFC) by accumulating the required points (depending upon placement). Judges of all field stakes may award 1st through 4th place (earning ribbons, trophies and All-Age points) along with some Judges’ Award of Merit ribbons.
DIRECTIONS TO PROPERTIES
Most/all events will be signed. Signs will say “IRC”, “Field Trial”, etc., and are generally red and white in color. All directions are from the Boise area.
Pete Eromenok Property: The address of the property is 6260 Blaine Rd., near the intersection of Blaine Rd. and Idaho St., approximately 1 mile east of New Plymouth. Please be careful crossing the railroad tracks.From I-84, take the New Plymouth exit, #9, and go north on Highway 30 for 4.1 miles. Take a sharp right (eastbound) onto SE 1st Avenue just before entering New Plymouth. Go 1 mile, then left (northbound) onto Blaine Rd. and proceed to Idaho St., about a half mile.
Ben Echevarria Property: The address of the property is 3301 S Eagle Rd, Kuna ID - most GPS will not take you to the right location, so please follow these directions. From I-84, exit at Meridian Rd and head south towards Kuna. Take a left (East) onto E. Kuna Rd. for two miles, then right onto S. Eagle Rd. Continue on S. Eagle Rd over the railroad tracks; don’t bear left at the corner on Eagle Rd., go straight towards RR tracks. The property is bordering the Kuna Mora Canal. Please enter on the upper driveway along the ditch bank by the house; the lower driveway is the tenants’ driveway.
Barb Young's Property: 2528 Beaumont Road, Nyssa, OR. Take 1-84 west, then south to Nyssa on Highway 20/26 (Between Parma and Fruitland); left on 201 at light near school; go 8.5 miles and then go left on Beet Dump Road; then left on Toombs; right on Kygar, straight on Beaumont, destination on right - keep an eye peeled for signs that indicate which fields we are using.
Rock Hill's Property Take Hwy 52 west from Emmett about 5 miles. Turn left on Tom's Cabin Road. Proceed south about 1/2 mile and bear left on Rockhill Lane(gravel). Look for signs and vehicles. Park on one side of the road.
Pete Ciraulo's Place (Fruitland,ID): Take I-84 west to Exit 3 (Fruitland/Hiwy 95) go left; first right (west) on SW 1st Avenue; bear left onto Whitley Drive; after going down hill, go straight on to dirt road (watch for IRC signs).
Fruitland/Payette: Pete’s property (above) and/or other grounds off Hwy 95 going north toward Payette (watch for IRC signs).