October 18, 2016

Earth Dog Practice in Palmyra VA Oct 30, 2016

Get ready for fall earthdog trails with a little early practice!

There will be a Rivanna River Earthdog Club practice on Sunday October 30th. We will  be taking sign-ups from 11:00am  until 12:30pm .
Due to the den situation -- IQ and Above ground will  be held in the regular practice area behind the big house. Junior and Senior will be at the Trial dens.  We will need volunteers.  This practice is open to non-members also.  See you then!


Location:
549 Shiloh Church Road
P.O. Box 309

Palmyra, Virginia 22963

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October 13, 2016

Club Clean Up Day - October 15, 2016

The RREC Fall Trial is exactly a month away!
Gail and Steve have inspected the dens, and we need to repair some fox damage and cut the weeds which have overgrown the den areas. Gail and Steve would appreciate some members coming out this Saturday at 9:30 to help with the work. Members who help with the work will then get to practice after lunch.

Please get your entries and food orders in as soon as possible, since it makes life less difficult for the Show Secretary than if a lot of entries come in right before the trial. The Show Secretary does so much to make our trial a success, show your appreciation by getting your entries in NOW! Don't forget the waiver form, too.

August 22, 2016

RREC Fall AKC Earthdog Trial - November 12-13, 2016

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During the test weekend, RREC will have a meeting on Saturday, November 12, 
at sunset, at Twin Springs Farm.  The meeting will be held at the conclusion of 
the Saturday Superearth. 
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Download the premium now for our November 12-13, 2016 Earthdog Trial. As has become our tradition, we are hosting 3 trials in 2 days offering qualifying rosettes, title rosettes and endurance earthdog title rosettes. Our judging lineup includes:
  • Steve and Lori Watson, Grahm, NC
  • Lynn Regan-Hull, Raleigh, NC 
  • Sharon Yon, Melfa, VA
  • Brooke Corson, Ruckersville VA
Everyone is welcome to come on Friday to participate in our SuperEarth contest at 3:00 pm, enjoy our potluck dinner, camp and sit around the bonfire as we kickoff the fall trial weekend! If you want to participate in the Potluck dinner on Friday evening November 11 at 5:30 pm, add your contribution to the list on Lucky Potluck.

On Saturday along with two trials including IQ, JE and SE and one class of Masters, we will have a second round of SuperEarth following afternoon trial awards (we will run as many dogs as light allows.) Qualifiers of SuperEarth get golden shovel pins and the fastest time for the weekend gets the club's Golden Shovel Award!

RREC's trials always have awesome raffle baskets and plants including lots of doggie stuff, people stuff, wine, and always a good time! (Donation items gladly accepted!) We will have club logo hats and shirts available for purchase as well.

If you want to participate in the Saturday dinner, or lunches each day, please get your forms in no later than October 31, 2016. Both the meals order form and the camping form can be found in the premium.



We need member volunteers to help out at the trial. If you are interested, please email Steve Ruiz (or Volunteer Coordinator) at rivanna.river.earthdog.club@gmail.com. We can use your help at the raffle table, helping at the gates to each class to check people in, and to set up and to clean up.

We are on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rivanna.river.earthdog.club.

We look forward to seeing you there!



March 9, 2016

RREC Spring AKC Earthdog Trial - April 30 - May 1, 2016


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 RREC will be having a member meeting on Saturday, April 30,
the first day of the Spring Test, at sunset, right after the Superearth. 
Guests are invited to sit in, of course.
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Download the premium now for our April 30 - May 1, 2016 Earthdog Trial. As has become our tradition, we are hosting 3 trials in 2 days offering qualifying rosettes, title rosettes and endurance earthdog title rosettes. Note that this time we will be offering Masters in all 3 trials, with a limited entry of up to 10 for 5 braces in the Saturday afternoon trial.

Our judging lineup includes:
  • Marg Pough, Ithaca NY
  • Joseph Mazur, Moosic PA
  • Camilla Moon, Hume VA
  • Julie Morrison-Frickert, Corapeake NC
  • Stephen Ruiz, Palmyra VA
  • Pat Rock, Lanexa VA

Everyone is welcome to come on Friday to participate in our SuperEarth contest at 3:00 pm, enjoy our potluck dinner, camp and sit around the bonfire as we kickoff the spring trial weekend! If you want to participate in the Potluck dinner on Friday evening April 29 at 5:30 pm, add your contribution to the list on Lucky Potluck.

On Saturday along with two trials, we will have a second round of SuperEarth following afternoon trial awards (we will run as many dogs as light allows.) Qualifiers of SuperEarth get golden shovel pins and the fastest time for the weekend gets the club's Golden Shovel Award!



RREC's trials always have awesome raffle baskets and plants including lots of doggie stuff, people stuff, wine, and always a good time! (Donation items gladly accepted!) We will have club logo hats and shirts available for purchase as well.

If you want to participate in the Saturday dinner, or lunches each day, please get your forms in no later than April 23, 2016. Both the meals order form and the camping form can be found in the premium.

We need member volunteers to help out at the trial. If you are interested, please email Denise at dsparhawk@yahoo.com. We can use your help at the raffle table, helping at the gates to each class to check people in, and to set up and to clean up.

We are on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rivanna.river.earthdog.club.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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February 23, 2016

RREC Club Meeting and Spring Planning

Sunday, February 21, Rivanna River Earthdog Club held its annual meeting at Crab Louie's in Richmond. A new slate of officers were elected - Stephen Ruiz, President; Brooke Corson, Vice President; Shirley Thomas, Secretary; and Margaret Brandel, Treasurer. The club voted in three new members - Sharon Yon, Jane Nolan and Mary Beacon (Welcome!) Plans for the spring trial and upcoming practice day were discussed, along with reports from the current officers.

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Join in the fun with earthdog practice on March 26  
Saturday, March 26, the club will hold a practice, training and cleanup day at the farm in preparation for the spring trial. We will start at 9:30am, but signup for earthdog will be cut off at 11:30am. Members and non-member guests are encouraged and welcome to attend.
 
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Rat steward training for members on March 26
 In addition to the practice day, members are encouraged to participate in training for rat stewarding. We are in need of more volunteers to assist as rat stewards for both Senior and Master classes during the spring and fall trials. This is a great opportunity to have a ringside seat and learn all about this great terrier sport! 
   

November 9, 2015

2015 Fall Trial - Another One for the Record










The RREC 2015 fall trial brought it all!
Our fall trial weekend brought a range of weather and lots of new terriers and their people with 175 entries! With summer-like weather to kick off the weekend on Friday, we cleaned tunnels, set up tents and prepared the raffle baskets. We held Superearth and closed the evening with our usual potluck dinner - consisting of mostly crock pot dishes and desserts!

Saturday started off with a HUGE day of entry, with lots of new people entering IQ and Junior classes. The weather was bit drizzly in the morning, but with the warm temperatures and appropriate attire no one minded. We lucked out and got the heavy rain and wind in the break between the morning and afternoon trials when we were all under the tents enjoying our lunch, awards and the raffle draw. With the heavy rain we had to cancel Superearth for that day. The winner of the weekend Superearth event was Beyda and John Shelly (33 seconds!) whose name will be added to RREC's gold shovel! Scrapper and Camilla Moon won the turtle award.

Saturday after the trial the club held a meeting to discuss elections for officers and board members, the annual meeting in February, and the upcoming trials in 2016 and 2017. Additionally, the club is going to hold training for stewarding in conjunction with our practice/training days to ensure we have enough flexibility in our pool of volunteers. Following we had a wonderful catered dinner under the tent and sat around the firepit to dry out and warm up!

Sunday brought sunshine and cold temperatures, as well as new titles: Harry, Border Terrier - ME; Madam, Lakeland - ME; Maggie, Border Terrier - SE; and there were several new JEs and EEs awarded as well.

Many thanks to all the officers and members who continue to work on making RREC trials the best around. Thank you to all the volunteers who make it possible working gates, driving the masters braces, registering participants, selling club items and raffle tickets and much more. A special thanks to those who steward Masters - Julie, Gail, Margaret and Mary Ellen.





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October 13, 2015

RREC Fall AKC Earthdog Trial - November 7-8, 2015


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During the test weekend, RREC will have a meeting on Saturday, November 8, at sunset, at Twin Springs Farm.  The meeting will be held at the conclusion of the Saturday Superearth.
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Download the premium now for our November 7-8, 2015 Earthdog Trial. As has become our tradition, we are hosting 3 trials in 2 days offering qualifying rosettes, title rosettes and endurance earthdog title rosettes. Our judging lineup includes:
  • Sally Yancey, Greensboro, NC
  • Mary Oppermann Clayton NC 
  • Stephen Ruiz, Palmyra VA
  • Brooke Corson, Ruckersville VA

Everyone is welcome to come on Friday to participate in our SuperEarth contest at 3:00 pm, enjoy our potluck dinner, camp and sit around the bonfire as we kickoff the fall trial weekend! If you want to participate in the Potluck dinner on Friday evening November 6 at 5:30 pm, add your contribution to the list on Lucky Potluck.

On Saturday along with two trials including IQ, JE and SE and one class of Masters, we will have a second round of SuperEarth following afternoon trial awards (we will run as many dogs as light allows.) Qualifiers of SuperEarth get golden shovel pins and the fastest time for the weekend gets the club's Golden Shovel Award!

RREC's trials always have awesome raffle baskets and plants including lots of doggie stuff, people stuff, wine, and always a good time! (Donation items gladly accepted!) We will have club logo hats and shirts available for purchase as well.

If you want to participate in the Saturday dinner, or lunches each day, please get your forms in no later than October 31, 2015. Both the meals order form and the camping form can be found in the premium.



We need member volunteers to help out at the trial. If you are interested, please email Denise at dsparhawk@yahoo.com. We can use your help at the raffle table, helping at the gates to each class to check people in, and to set up and to clean up.

We are on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rivanna.river.earthdog.club.

We look forward to seeing you there!



September 16, 2015

Practice, September 19, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Get ready for fall earthdog trails with a little early practice!

There will be a Rivanna River Earthdog Club practice this SATURDAY (not Sunday), and we will be taking sign-ups from 9:30 to 11:30. You don't have to be there at 9:30, but in consideration of the instructors, we will be cutting off the sign-ups at 11:30. Weather looks good, so it should be a great day!  Non-Member guests are welcome and encouraged to attend.

May 1, 2015

April Showers Bring Earthdogs - Spring Trial 2015








The RREC 2015 spring trial was a great success!
April showers were well represented at our spring trial weekend this year. Despite the rain, and an unexpected dip in the temperatures, the weekend was well attended. With plenty of volunteers and our reputation winning organizational skills we held a double trial on Saturday and still managed to have time for a nap before the evening festivities!

First morning of the trial everyone gathered around the fire to warm up before starting work. This year, there were lots of new puppies representing the next generation of working terriers - some even winning their first titles! All classes were well attended with a slightly smaller masters class this time. With the heavier rain on Saturday afternoon, Superearth was not as well attended as usual. Regardless, there were plenty of good times and gold shovels to go around. The winner of the combined Friday-Saturday Superearth event was Lil and Susan Story whose name will be added to RREC's gold shovel!


As usual, we had a potluck dinner Friday after clearing the walkups and checking tunnels for critters. Apparently followed by some highly debated television watching in one of the RVs. Saturday the club held both a board meeting as well as a members meetings following the trial. After some afternoon down time, the crowd gathered back at the tent for the catered dinner and conversation.

Thanks to all the great work of club members, 
volunteers and of course our wonderful judges!
   
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April 3, 2015

RREC Spring AKC Trial - April 25-26, 2015


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There will be a RREC membership meeting on Saturday, April 25, 2015 during our Spring Test. The meeting will be at the conclusion of the Saturday SuperEarth, estimated at around 6 or 6:30. Note: We need volunteers for stewarding rats and gates so please contact Denise and Steve! In particular, we need rat stewards for Masters both Saturday and Sunday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Download the premium now for our April 25-26, 2015 Earthdog Trial. As has become our tradition, we are hosting 3 trials in 2 days offering qualifying rosettes, title rosettes and endurance earthdog title rosettes. Our judging lineup includes:

    Patrick Murphy, Efland, NC
    Daniel Graham, Red Lion, PA
    Melissa Graham, Red Lion, PA
    Tracy L. VanNiel, Columbus, OH
    Christie Murphy, Efland, NC

    Everyone is welcome to come on Friday to participate in our SuperEarth contest at 3:00 pm, enjoy our potluck dinner, camp and sit around the bonfire as we kickoff the spring trial weekend! If you want to participate in the Potluck dinner on Friday evening April 24th at 5:30 pm, add your contribution to the list on Lucky Potluck.

    On Saturday along with two trials including IQ, JE and SE and one class of Masters, we will have a second round of SuperEarth following afternoon trial awards (we will run as many dogs as light allows.) Qualifiers of SuperEarth get golden shovel pins and the fastest time for the weekend gets the club's Golden Shovel Award!




    RREC's trials always have awesome raffle baskets and plants including lots of doggie stuff, people stuff, wine, and always a good time! (Donation items gladly accepted!) We will have club logo hats and shirts available for purchase as well.

    If you want to participate in the Saturday dinner, or lunches each day, please get your forms in no later than April 18, 2015. Both the meals order form and the camping form can be found in the premium.













    We need member volunteers to help out at the trial. If you are interested, please email Denise at dsparhawk@yahoo.com. We can use your help at the raffle table, helping at the gates to each class to check people in, and to set up and to clean up.

    We look forward to seeing you there!