THE SUPER RETRIEVER SERIES 2014
We hope you have had a successful hunting season with family, friends and of course your best friend. As the hunting season comes to an end, the test and trial season will begin. If you have never had the opportunity to be a part of the dog hunt test/trial game, be sure to look up your local AKC trials and UKC/HRC hunt test schedule and make the time to attend, meet new friends and watch the dogs work. There are clubs all over the US and more than likely one near you. It may be just the thing to take the place of hunting season and keep your buddy from sitting on the couch.
The Super Retriever Series has been going through a years worth of growth, updating some rules and developing an organizational team. The organizational team is a work in progress. If you have any interest, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The handbook will be going to press in the next few months and registration will now be through www.Huntsecretary.com. Huntsecretary.com is premiering a new website registration end of February. SRS Club events are currently being sent in, booked and posted so you can mark your calendar. Please note these will be marked tentative until dates and details are finalized.
The UNOFFICIAL SRS Handbook is below. It’s still under construction and being formatted but the rules for Retriever Trials are as below. Please be sure to read through these rules. There are many of additions to the regulations and registration of SRS and some changes to SRS rules, so read very carefully. If you have interest in a club event, please submit the attached form via email@example.com.
2014 Current Rules Handbook
SRS Club Application
SRS currently has several SRS Club events for Retriever Trials in the works and the Crown Championship, which will be held Oct 30-November 2, 2014 in Huntsville, Alabama.
SRS SUPER DOCK
The SRS Super Dock is also going through a few changes. We have added some new competitions, changed some of the current rules and layout of the sport to make it more fun for all and more competitive for our Elite Teams in the sport. Rules will be published sometime in March.
Be sure to watch some of the SRS Super Stars at the BASS Master Classic live streamed weigh in. Some of our most favorite competitors will strut their stuff on the dock at the Evan Williams Pre-Game show before the weigh-in, inside of the BJCC in Birmingham, Al. For more info: www.bassmaster.com/attend-2014-bassmaster-classic. Live stream link will be available at the time of event.
This year we will kick off the regular season at our ROCK THE DOCK event at Riverfest May 23-26, 2014. Riverfest has grown in the dog population with added Ruff on the River Pet Parade and Weenie Dog Derby’s to the SRS Super Dock which is all located in the Heifer International Park. Riverfest is the largest festival held in Arkansas with unbelievable music all weekend long and activities throughout the day. It is a great time for all. More details will be posted as well get close. For more information – www.riverfestarkansas.com.
The Scheels tour has doubled this year and events start in June and continue to the labor day weekend in September. These events are fun for all and new folks and their dogs are encouraged to participate!!!
As these events are confirmed they will be listed on the events calendar and also under events on the Super Retriever Series Facebook page.
The SRS has also been called into being a part of the very first Great American Dog Games in Fort Collins, Colorado, September 19-21,2014. Mark your calendars for this one. This event is going to be a great time in the coolest city in the states. Great time to plan a vacation and bring your dogs with you. Watch for more details.
Don’t forget and make your reservations for the SRS Crown Championship in Huntsville, Alabama October 30 thru November 3, 2014, presented by Huntsville Sports Commission.
At Super Retriever Series our goal is to develop partnerships and together introduce the loyal Retriever and Sporting Dog owner along with outdoor enthusiasts alike, to a competitive game in the field and on the Dock. These folks love the outdoors, love sporting dogs and love the Super Retriever Series. History has proven that our viewers are very loyal to our current partners and sponsors of the game.
All the Partners of the Super Retriever Series are also loyal dog enthusiasts, love the outdoors and are the best in their businesses.
SRS continues its success in the game of Waterfowl and Sporting Dogs
and applaud the support of these fine partners.
We look forward to seeing all of you at our next event. Please check back as we are adding events weekly.
The Super Retriever Series can bring many different types of events to your venue.
The Super Retriever Series Event Descriptions
SRS Classic Events
Classic events are a combination of Retriever Trials and the Super Dock collectively. Classic events are brought in by a city or city organization and most but not all are televised. The Retriever Trials will consist of Pro/AM as separate divisions with 4 hybrid series.
The Super Dock will hold Super Elite, Super Fly, Amateur Fly, Junior Fly and Mini flyers. It also has a vertical jump referred to as Super V. New in 2014 the dock will add a relay race to be called Super Fast and The Super Dog Triathlon, a timed event in Fly, V and Fast. We also have fun jumps at the pool so we encourage all to come out, bring your own dog and have a good time.
SRS Club Event
Retriever Trial held by current or combined retriever club and/or group. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the club. This club / group may also sell sponsorships to help with their event costs.
SRS Team Medley
The Team Medley is a team of 4 dogs – 4 handlers (4×4) . Handlers can be on more than one team, but not more than 3. All 4 dogs must run every testing scenario. If a dog becomes unable to run for any reason that dog will receive a zero/0 at the completion of his/her scheduled run. 3 total series that will a variation of a Field trial, Hunt test or/and Hunting Savvy. Same rules apply for 2×2 Team Medley event.
SRS Super Dock Events
The Super Dock will hold Super Fly, Junior Fly and Mini flyers. It also has a vertical jump referred to as Super V and V Elite. New in 2014 the dock will add a relay race, Super Speed and The Super Triathlon will be a timed event in Fly, Speed and V. One last chance in “Call your Shot” will be added in each wave of jumps!!
SRS Crown Championship
The SRS Crown Championship is held like a Classic event and is a combination of Retriever Trials and the Super Dock events for those that qualified throughout the year from all of the SRS events. The winner will receive the prestige name of Crown Champion within the Retriever Trials, and all Super Dock events. 1st, 2nd and 3rd places are recognized and 1st, 2nd and 3rd places at the Crown Championship will be invited back the following year to defend their Championship title.