Clinton, South Carolina
Come out and watch some of the most talented dogs and handlers in the country compete in the nationally sanctioned Super Retriever Series (SRS) Little River Retriever Challenge happening Feb. 25 – Feb. 27, 2022. Nearly 70 dog and handler teams from all over the country will compete for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money, titles, and bragging rights over the course of the weekend.
Competitors will begin running dogs at 8:00 am on Friday, Feb. 25 at The McCall Farm at 1665 Milam Road in Clinton, Native Retrievers’ home training grounds. After completing four series over the course of the weekend, the winner will be determined on Sunday, Feb. 27.
In addition to the two official divisions – professional and amateur – there will also be a unsanctioned “young handler” division aimed at nurturing interest in the sport among local youth. Bring the whole family, some chairs, and plan to stay for lunch. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and other concessions will be available for purchase. No cost for admission.
“We’re excited to partner with Performance Canines Unlimited to bring some of the most talented and decorated retrievers and handlers in the Nation to Laurens County,” says owner and head trainer at Native Retrievers LLC, Collins Prescott. “This is sure to be a fun, wholesome outdoor event that dog lovers of all ages will enjoy spectating!”
Tag-lined “where the big dogs run,” SRS Retriever Trial events feature multiple hunt tests and field trials with an emphasis on replicating common sporting and field scenarios. The events aim to develop the best all around retriever and handler teams through challenges in an advanced competitive format.
Each event consists of four series with points added for errors along the way. All competitors who successfully retrieve all marks will complete series #1 and #2. After the second series, the 12 competitor teams in each division with the lowest combined score move on to run series #3. The lowest six combined scores in each division are invited back to run the 4th and final series.
The dog/handler team with the lowest combined score from all four series wins the event. Placements are recognized for 1st through 6th place in both professional and amateur divisions.
Please visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1921115934726337/?ref=newsfeed for more information, and follow Native Retrievers at www.facebook.com/nativeretrievers or www.instagram.com/nativeretrieverssc for updates throughout the weekend.