Member Accomplishments

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A hearty congratulations to the following members who have the following accomplishments to share:

In 2009...

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Near Nuff, CDX, SH, RE, WCX
Event: At the Santa Cruz Kennel Club Obedience Trial, San Mateo Cty Frgrds, CA on Tuesday, December 29, 2009...

Ritzi earned her first UD qualifying score with a 192-1/2 from the Utility B class, handled by Dorothy Mash!

Member: Suzanne Mikolajcik and Magicgold's Orient Express CGC, JH, WC, WCX, CD
Event: At the Shoreline Dog Fanciers Association of Orange County, Inc. on Friday, December 5, 2009...

Jade earned her CD title and two first-place ribbons in Novice B in Costa Mesa at the Orange County Shoreline Dog Fanciers back-to-back shows. Jade was 21 months old. Jade's breeder is Cheryl Baca; her trainer is Cessie Banfield; her handler is Suzanne Mikolajcik.

Member: Vic and Laura Franchi and Ch Regency It's Snow Time
Event: At the Del Valle KC on 10/18/09...

Rolex finished his Championship with two 4 point majors. He is co-owned with good friends Lisa and Tim Ballard. Lisa plans to join NorCal and was part of the hospitality committee at the Specialty.

Member: Mary Dent and Linda Lang -- and Brodie
Event: At the NORCAL GRC Specialty on October 17, 2009...

NEW CHAMPION! Brodie finished his championship in style with a 5-point major under breeder judge Maureen Shaughnessy. He is now CH Timberline Highland Brew, CD RN CGC CCA. Thank you Linda Lang and Loran for handling Brodie through his show career to such a thrilling finish. And thank you Linda for being Brodie's "Show Mom" -- we couldn't have asked for anyone better to trust our boy with.

Brodie is out of CH Smithaven's Amber Brew RE AX OAJ NF NAC NGC TN-N CGC OS and Timberline Highland Fling (ptd.) CGC AAT OD.

Member: NiMi Resawood's Sentimental Journey SH, WC ... who is desperately trying to teach Nancy Murillo how to handle a dog.
Event: At the Sagehens Retriever Club Hunt Test on October 4th, 2009...

Trip earned her Senior Hunter title at the Sunday test; she's had a difficult time trying to teach her person when and how to handle her. Success is certainly Golden! Thank you Diane Glassmeyer for this outstanding photo!

Member: Resawood's Life is Good CCA, JH who owns and trains Nancy Murillo
Event: At the Sagehens Retriever Club Hunt Test on Oct. 3rd and 4th, 2009...

Pollyanna earned her JH at the Saturday test, and followed it with an additional qualification on Sunday. Five for five! What a joyful spirit she is! Thank you Diane Glassmeyer for this great photo!

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Near Nuff, SH, CDX, RE, CGC, WCX
Event: At the Sagehens RC Hunting Test, Denverton, CA on October 3-4, 2009...

Ritzi earned her 2nd Master Hunter qualifying score, handled by Charlotte.

Member: Suzanne Mikolajcik and Magicgold's Orient Express, "Jade"
Event: At the Evergreen Golden Retriever Club WC/WCX on Saturday, October 3, 2009...

This month, in Monroe, Washington, a sister club, the EGRC put on a fabulous WC/X test. The test site, organization, and judges were unsurpassable. 17-month-old Jade Mikolajcik earned both her WC and WCX titles, one of only two dogs to enter both classes on that day. Jade continues in training with Cheryl Baca towards her Senior Hunter title, and with Cessie Banfield towards her Obedience CD title. At the Norcal Match in Gilroy, Jade earned her CGC certificate.

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Hare's Ear, NEW JH, CGC, TDI
Event: At the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club's Hunting Test @ Denverton on September 26, 2009...

Raleigh earned his 4th q/s and Junior Hunter title today!

Member: Jennifer Workman and Tulley (K-Jen's One In A Million)
Event: At the Moore County Kennel Club on 9/13/09...

Tulley and I won WD/BOW/BOB from the Bred-By Class!

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Hare's Ear, TDI, new CGC
Event: At the NorCal GRC Fun Match, Kirigin Cellars, Gilroy on August 22, 2009...

Raleigh earned his AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate, Dorothy Mash handling.

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Ultimate Caddis, JH, RN, CGC, WCX, new CCA
Event: At the GRCA's Certificate of Conformation Assessment on July 19, 2009...

Rainbow earned her CCA.

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Hare's Ear
Event: At the TDI test hosted by Gavilan Kennel Club, Thorsen Ranch, Gilroy, CA on Monday, June 29, 2009...

Raleigh passed the Therapy Dog International test on his first try at 12 months! His 2 year old sister, Rainbow failed the wheelchair exercise! Dorothy Mash handled both dogs.

Member: NOC, OTCH DD's Dreams Do Come True UDX10, VCD1, RE, TDX, JH, OM3, WCX, OBHF Dee Dee & Billy Anderson
Event: At the Butte County Kennel Club on 6/13/09...

In the Utility B class, Dream earned her 10th perfect score of 200! Dream has won High In Trial in the last 4 shows she has been entered in and High Combined in the last 3 shows. She earned her OM3 and UDX10 titles today.

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Ultimate Caddis, JH, RN, CGC, WC, new WCX
Event: At the NorCal GRC WC/WCX, Fairfield, CA on June 7, 2009...

Born 3/13/07, Rainbow earned her WCX on her first attempt!

Member: Jennifer Workman and "Tulley" K-Jen's One In A Million
Event: At the Asheville Kennel Club on June 6, 2009...

Tulley took WD/BOS from the Bred-By Exhibitor Class.

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Near Nuff, CDX, SH, 1 MH q/s, RE, CGC, WCX
Event: At the Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo @ Vallejo on June 5, 2009...

Ritzi earned her 3rd q/s with a 99 and 2nd Place and title in Rally Excellent B with Dorothy Mash handling!

Member: Smithaven's Ambermist Rose CDX RE AX AXJ OF CCA CGC "Rosie" owned by Linda Lang & June Smith
Event: At the Hangtown KC & KC of the California Sierra on May 23 & 25, 2009...

Rosie finished her CDX this weekend with identical scores and placements of 193 1/2 and 1st place both days!!

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Near Nuff, CDX, RA, SH, 1 MH q/s, CGC, WCX
Event: At the Coyote Hills KC, Vallejo, CA on May 16, 2009...

Ritzi earned her 2nd q/s and 3rd Place in Rally Excellent with Dorothy Mash handling!

Member: Magicgold's Run Thru The Jungle JH- O/H: Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test on May 9th and 10th, 2009...

Monkey completed her Junior Hunter Title on Saturday, going 4 for 4 leg. She ran again on Sunday with her 5th pass. At just over a year old Monkey is proving to be a delight to work with. Animated, intelligient, birdy, great marking and drive on land and water. I am glad I kept my Curly Girl we all just Love her to pieces...

Member: Magicgold's Wheels Of Fire MH,WCX**,CGC - O/H: Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Marin R.C. Hunt Test on May 9th and 10th, 2009...

Blaze finished her Master Hunter Title in Corning. She ran a very clean test and only had to be handled on one mark thoughout all the series. Quite fitting her daughter "Monkey" should complete her JH the same time her Momma completes her Master title.

Member: Gaylan's Saffron Pop the Cork, TD, JH , WC (Lisa Newton)
Event: At the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test on May 9 and 10, 2009...

New Junior Hunter! Taitt achieved her title in two weekends at the Lassen and Marin doubleheaders. As is usual with Taitt, I think I was just her chauffer . . . Lisa

Member: Magicgold Hotel California JH WCX CCA, Ardith M. Osborn
Event: At the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Spring 2009 Hunt Test at Denverton and Marin Retriever Club Spring 2009 Hunt Test at Clear Creek Sports Club on March 28, 2009 and May 10, 2009...

Henley qualified for his first Senior leg at the Norcal Spring Hunt Test at Denverton and qualified for his second Senior leg at the Marin Retriever Club's Spring Hunt Test in Corning. I'm proud to say that he was one of only four qualifiers that day. We are very excited to be half way there and I want to thank all of you who have helped get us this far along on such a great journey!

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Hare's Ear
Event: At the Marin RC Double Header Hunt Tests, Corning, CA on May 9 & 10, 2009...

At 11 months, Raleigh earned his 2nd and 3rd Junior Hunter qualifying scores; one more for the title!

Member: Smithaven's Ambermist Rose CD RE AX AXJ OF CCA "Rosie" owned by Linda Lang & June Smith
Event: At the Santa Clara DTC Agility Trial on 5/9/2009...

Rosie finished her AX title with 2 1st place runs and a 2nd.

Member: Blue Ribbon Adventure Shuttle ** MH WCX
Event: At the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club 2009 Spring Hunt Test on 05/02/2009...

Well it seems like it has taken us forever (3 years) but, we did it!!! Shuttle is a small explosive Golden Retriever that lives for retrieving feathers. An assiduous little gal that’ll hunt all day hence achieving her Master Hunter Title couldn’t be more fitting. Shuttle has been trained by a first time amateur handler who initially only sought to buy a pet to replace her aging “old fashion red golden”. Their journey over the last three years has introduced them to many new friends and countless concepts only the dog world might comprehend. Many thanks go out to all those folks who have assisted in getting this team to their coveted MH Title.

Member: SR Magicgold's Celtic Causeway MH,WCX, **
Event: At the San Jose Retreiver Club Field Trial on May 1st, 2009...

Keltie took a JAM in the San Jose RC Field Trial held at Denverton Road. The only golden left at the end to run the delayed water quad with a 250-300 yard retired gun as the memory bird on the last series... Oh MY!! That little dog hung in there with me until the bitter end. What an amazing performance from her!

Member: Resawood's Rainbow Connection MH, WCX, CCA and his breeder, trainer, handler, and partner, Nancy Murillo
Event: At the Sierra Nevada RC Hunt Tests on April 30 - May 3, '09...

At the SNRC's double header hunt tests near Fallon, Nevada, Mel qualified at both (6 times to the line for 18 marks, 7 blinds, and 2 honors) and thus earned his Master Hunter title ... on his 5th birthday. Like a rainbow, Mel is beautiful and brings hope and joy to my life. I am so proud to be his person. My profound thanks to all, especially George, who have helped with his training.

Member: Ferol Larsen and Pride
Event: At the Mt Dieblo Kennel Club on 26 April, 2009...

After extensive reconstructive surgery and 6 months+ of rehabilitation, Pride re-entered the Ring and earned her UD.

Member: Magicgold's Galloping Gabby MH, WCX ** - O/H - Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club Field Trial on April 18th and 19th, 2009...

Gabby earned a JAM in the Qualifying Stake held in Dunnigan. She did a spectacular water blind that dropped a lot of dogs in the 3rd series. I am as always very proud of her style, speed and marking throughout her Field Career. The Judges were vey complimentary of my little yellow dog. She has over and over again proved herself to me!

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Near Nuff, CDX, RA, SH, 1 MH q/s, CGC, WCX
Event: At the Chief Solano KC Rally Trial on April 18, 2009...

Ritzi earned her first q/s with a First Place and a perfect score of 100 in Rally Excellent, Dorothy Mash handling! Two other dogs also had a perfect score of 100 but Ritzi's was the fastest course time!

Member: Resawood's Premium Blend CD, RN, MH, WCX, CCA, VCX, *** and breeder, trainer, handler Nancy Murillo
Event: At the Lassen Retriever Club's Hunt Test on April 4 & 5, 2009...

Max not only earned his 50th Master Hunter Leg, he also qualified for an invitation to run in the 2009 Master National Hunt Test -- the 8th time he has qualified for the MN event. He has run in 3; finished 2 and was a finalist in 2006. Max celebrated his 10th birthday on March 27.

Member: Aubridge Into Wishin TD! Robin Baker
Event: At the San Joaquian DTC Tracking test on 4/5/09...

Crocker went away to Anderson tracking camp and at 6 months old he earned his TD on his first attempt with Billy Anderson.

Member: Magicgold's Orient Express, owned by Suzanne/Walt Mikolajcik
Event: At the Hunt Test on April 4, 2009...

Jade went four for four and got her last leg and JH title on April 4th in Anderson, California. She was only one year old at the time. She went on to get her fifth leg in White City, Oregon, and is now settling back into training for Senior Hunter. In addition, Jade is preparing for her CD obedience title with Cessie Banfield. Jade is from Cheryl Baca's 2008 Keltie litter. She was first female pick and was chosen because she had an expressive face and because she worked and played well with others. Jade is the pride and joy of the Mikolajcik family because of her extraordinary trainability but also because of her love for 8-yr-old Ruby, her big sister.

Member: Pam McDonald's Ch. Aubridge Baxtreet Boy JH
Event: At the Lassen Retriever Club Hunt Test on April 4, 2009...

Very happy to report that Baxter passed his 4th JH test attempt this spring at the Lassen Retriever double header to finish his JH. My thanks to Pluis and the Tuesday training group. We couldn't have done it without all those those throws and your encouragement.

Member: DD's Slice of Pie TD Dee Dee & Billy Anderson
Event: At the Santa Clara DTC, Tracking Test on 3/29/09...

Sliver at just 12 months old passed her first tracking test to earn her TD title. The track was one hour old and she ran it in 4 minutes. Handled by Dee Dee

Member: Pam McDonald's Ch. Aubridge Baxtreet Boy
Event: At the NorCal GRC Hunt Test on March 29, 2009... and the Hill's Ferry HRC Hunt Test on March 7, 2009...

Baxter passed the Hills Ferry test for his 2nd JH leg, and passed Sunday's very windy JH test at Denverton for a 3rd leg. A very nice birthday present to me. One more leg to go...

dream Member: NOC, OTCH DD's Dreams Do Come True UDX9, VCD1, RE, TDX, JH, OM1, WCX, OBHF Dee Dee & Billy Anderson
Event: At the Santa Clara Valley KC on 3/20/09...

Dream earned her 9th perfect score of 200 in the Utility B class. She went on to with High In Trial. She also earned her UDX9 title a the new OM1 title.

Member: SR Magicgold's Celtic Causeway MH,WCX, **
Event: At the Hills Ferry Hunt Test on March 7th and 8th, 2009...

Keltie completed her Master Hunter Title in Los Banos. She then ran the Marin Test ans qualified for her 6th MH leg. Keltie was challenged by a swimming live duck on the last series of the Marin test throughout her marks and blind. Despite being distracted by this she was still able to get through her last series. I however was ready to take the gun and shoot this duck for causing me to handle so much on one series. The Judges were extremely fair and obviously realized we were challenged more than most!

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Hare's Ear
Event: At the Hills Ferry HRC HTR on March 7, 2009...

Raleigh earned his first Junior Hunter qualifying score at the tender age of nine months and one day!

Member: Magicgold's Wheels Of Fire SH,CGC,WCX ** - O/H: Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club All Breed Field Trial on 2/20-2/21/2009...

Blaze and I tried our hand at the Qualifying stake and are excited to report that she received a Qualifying JAM. 1 of 10 dogs to complete the rigourous test. One of only two goldens to complete it! 10 were entered.. This gives her the right to claim two stars at the end of her name and join the other two 1/2 Sisters she lives with in this honor. YEA! Blazey was quite funny after she was done with the last series and left the line with a victory dance!

Dream Member: NOC, OTCH DD's Dreams Do Come True UDX8, TDX, RE, VCD1, JH, WCX, OBHF Dee Dee & Billy Anderson
Event: At the Santa Clara Kennel Club on 2/15/09...

Dream won the Open B and Utility B classes and went on to win High In Trial (Score 199) and High Combined (Score 297.5).

Member: Jamie Warren, Vic and Laura Franchi
Event: At the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club on February 14/15, 2009...

WR, Ch. Regency Any Excuse To Shop CD,RE,SH,WXC,VCX ----First Master Leg

Member: Magicgold's Wheels Of Fire SH,CGC,WCX ** - O/H: Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Monterey Bay Hunt Test on 2/14 - 2/15/2009...

Blaze competed her 4th Master Hunter leg in fine style. She did beautiful work that I was very proud of!

Member: SR. Magicgold's Celtic Causeway SH,WCX ** - O/H:Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Monterey Bay Hunt Test on 2/14 - 2/15/2009...

Keltie competed her fourth Master Hunter leg and did outstanding work. One more to go!

Member: Magicgold's Run Thru' The Jungle - O/H: Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Monterey Bay Hunt Test on 2/14/2009...

Monkie earned her first Junior Hunter leg! NO she does not eat Bananas in case you are wondering!

Member: Pam McDonald's Ch. Aubridge Backstreet Boy
Event: At the MBHRC Hunt Test on February 14, 2009...

After a false start in October, Baxter passed for his first JH leg. A very nice Valentine!

Member: Smithaven's Ambermist Rose CD RE AXJ OF OA CCA "Rosie" owned by Linda Lang & June Smith
Event: At the Border Terrier Club Agility on 1/17 & 1/18...

Rosie finished her OF title with three 4th place runs & she also finished her AXJ title with two 1st place, and a 2nd.

Member: Charlotte Gaynor's Trumpet's Near Nuff, CD, RN, SH, 1 MH q/s, CGC, WCX - NEW CDX & RA
Event: At the San Francisco Dog Training Club & San Mateo DTC Trials on January 17, 2009...

Ritzi earned her CDX title with a 195, and RA title with a 98 & 2nd Place. Ritzi's daughter Rainbow - Trumpet's Ultimate Caddis, JH, CGC, WC earned her RN title; Dorothy Mash handled both Goldens.

laylaMember: Ch. Regency Full Blast
Event: At the Palm Springs Kennel Club on 1/4/09...

Layla took another four point major to complete her Championship.

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