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  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    Hello CCHRC Members, 

    It’s been a busy spring so far for the members and the club. We hope you have been meeting those training goals for you and your dogs, along with having fun.

    Saturday April 8th will be are next training day at the Porter Ranch outside Nipomo in San Luis Obispo. All the information for directions and to register are on the clubs website.

    Entries open for our hunt test March 29, 2017 and will close April 10th. Be sure to get entered in our first AKC hunt test and have the right to say I was at the “first one”. Everyone from the club that is there please be prepared to help. Most of the key roles are filled, but as you know there is always something that needs to be done. We will be holding a BBQ tail gate Saturday night so if you can help with cooking, set up and tear down please let Carolyn Romane know.

    After the hunt test our next training day will be May 20th, the location is still TBD.

    We still need entries for the basic and advance judging seminar to be held June 2, 3 and 4th in Lost Hills. We have a minimum amount of students we need for this to happen, so please get registered on entry express if you have not yet. Coming from those who have attended before, they cannot express enough how much it helped them in the field running dogs. Even if you can’t make the basic on Friday please try for the advance on Saturday/ Sunday. The club has received a Grant from the MNRC to offset cost of this event. We would hate to cancel it and lose this great opportunity locally for the club. If you’re interested in being a test dog at the event please let Jason O. Smith know, we need 3 of each stake levels.

    Looking into the future for summer time events, we will try to plan some training days around the summer heat. It’s been brought up to me to host maybe a non-dog event this summer. Examples are a club party BBQ, a range day shooting skeet/ sporting clays. If you have some other ideas please share. 

    As always we will finish this newsletter letting you know this is your retriever club, please share any ideas you have you would like to see the club do. 

    See you soon,
    Central Coast Hunting Retriever Club

  • Friday, February 10, 2017 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    Hello CCHRC Members,

      I hope everyone is enjoying this rain and it hasn’t caused anyone problems. Hopefully the rain is filling your local training areas and you can get your dog’s back running those water setups on a regular basis.

     On February 4th we held a training day out at Goose Lake in Lost hills and had a great turn out. Those who rolled the dice on the weather were treated to a beautiful day. Our next training day will be held in Creston in northern Slo County March 4th. For those of us going up to the CRTA super singles being held on Sunday March 5th, we will try to finish with enough time to get on the road and headed to Denverton to arrive there at a decent hour. For more info on the super singles you can go to

      We also held a general membership meeting during the training day, there was no actionable items voted or decided on. Most of the topics were information only. Some of those topics where about the upcoming hunt test April 22, 23 and some of the job assignments we still need to be filled or done. If you’re looking to help please contact HT chairman Jason O. Smith. Other Items were the ongoing gun raffle we are holding to replace and repair some training equipment the club owns. Sales are going good and we still have tickets available. If you would like to purchase/ sell tickets please email or call Jason O. Smith.

      Last big item is the AKC basic and advance judging seminar being held June 2,3 and 4th in Lost Hills. If you run hunt tests or are interested in running, this is a highly recommended seminar. You don’t have to be a judge or the desire to be one. You will learn what the rules are to clarify any questions you have while learning what the judges look for and how they score your dog. You can register on Entry Express, you will find it under seminars. 

      Other big news we are now a member club of Master National Retriever Club and Master Amateur Retriever Club. Our Calendar is pretty full with training days and events so hopefully there is something for everyone and dog. You can stay up to date and schedule accordingly by checking the events page regularly on our web page. 

      As always thank you for supporting and participating CCHRC. Also if you ever have concerns, ideas and suggestions for the club please contact one of the board of directors. This is your club, we want you to get what you and your dog needs out of it. 

    Hopefully we see you and your dogs soon, 
    Central Coast Hunting Retriever Club 

  • Thursday, January 05, 2017 8:18 AM | Anonymous

    Hello CCHRC Members and Happy New Years,
    We are happy to announce our board elections have been counted and your 2017 officers will be,

    President: Jason O. Smith
    Vice President: Jon Kelley
    Secretary: Ron Stahl
    Treasure: Susie Gallagher
    Members at large: Becky Williams, A.J. Cecchettini, Dave Farrar, Carolyn Romane

    The board is looking forward to an exciting year serving the club and its members. 

    Our event calendar is pretty full this year so be sure to look at the event page and get those training days and events on your calendar. A lot of locations haven’t been determined due to waiting on weather, grounds and water conditions, but we will always try to post at least 30 days out. Our first event will be a training day and general meeting at Goose Lake February 4th. 

    Other big event news is our hunt test is just waiting on AKC finalization. Once finalized we will let everyone know when entries will be open, remember club workers get priority for Master entries so if you want help out at the event with setting up, throwing, gunning, test dog or whatever remember to contact Jason O. Smith. Our AKC basic and advance judging seminar will be June 2, 3 and 4th. We will need set up crews along with gunners/ throwers and 3 dogs of each level to run for the advance seminar on the 3rd and 4th. 

    News from California Retriever Training Associations is they are offering a Spring Goose Lake membership for $300. Which could be a good a deal for our members who only want to train during the nice weather in the spring at Lost Hills. More info can be found at their website

    As always if you have ideas or suggestions for the club please contact one of the BOD officers, remember this is your club and they are here to bring what you want in a retriever club. 

    Happy New Years, CCHRC

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    CRTA just announced a hunt test training and handling seminar they will be holding at the Denverton training grounds January 28th and 29th.  Flyer for this event is available on our website here.  Spots are limited for those that want to bringing their dogs so if interest be sure to register early!

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 4:43 PM | Anonymous


    I hope everyone is having a great hunting and hunt test season.  I hope that you are getting opportunities to spend some time in the field with` your two and four legged friends hunting the birds of your choice.  

    The board for directors have put together the calendar for 2017.  We are working on locations for these events and will announce the locations as soon as possible.  You can review the calendar here.  

    Board elections are coming soon and we are looking for nominations for all positions President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 member at large.  If you or someone you know is interest in a position on the board please contact us not later than November 30th.  Ballots will be sent out the first week of December.

    If you are not aware the club has been approved to hold it's first hunt test.  We have submitted our application for our first test that will occur on April 22nd and 23rd and are in the planning faze for this event.  With an event of this size we will need all the help we can get.  So if you have anything particular you know you can help with please contact Jason Smith or Ron Stahl.

    The first membership renewal notice will be sent out December 12th, dues for 2017 will remain $30 for the year and are due by January 1st.  With all the things we have planed for 2017 it is important that we have everyone’s support, so please have your renewal in as soon as possible.  Membership renewal can be processed here on our website.

    Not already a member?  2017 will be a great year to become a member of CCHRC!  We are really excited about all the great events we have planned. Click here to become a CCHRC member!

    2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for CCHRC and we all look forward to seeing you all soon at a future training event! 

    Central Coast Hunting Retriever Club

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 8:17 AM | Anonymous

    Hello CCHRC Members,

    I hope everyone’s fall hunting and testing season is off to a wonderful start. CCHRC is happy to announce we have heard back from AKC and our application has been approved! Our board of directors did a great job on getting this done especially secretary Ron Stahl handling the paper work and hundreds of emails. With this news, now we have to start thinking about planning our first hunt test. We need members to step up and take some roles in the committee and positions at the hunt test. We will need a gun captain to handle our gunners, head marshal and stake marshals along with one of the most important positions is an experienced AKC HT secretary to work with Ron Stahl in preparing and submitting the paperwork properly. There is plenty of work to do in planning and the day of the test so if you’re interested please contact the HT chairman Jason O. Smith. Also remember HT committee members get preference in MH entries. We are looking at putting the test on in the spring of 2017 in Lost Hills at the CRTA Goose Lake training grounds so we will need to get planning and preparing fast. A lot of us members have been attending other clubs test for years, so remember it’s time for us to return the favor and do the hard work to put a test on for the other clubs to attend. CCHRC had a great reputation for putting on one of the best NAHRA test in the west, let’s carry that tradition on.

    Other news, don’t forget to sign up for our training day November 5th, all the info is on the web page here. With the holidays coming up CCHRC has usually held a club holiday party, whether hosted at some ones house or a restaurant. If we have a member or members who are interested in planning one please contact Jason O. Smith.

    Board of director elections are coming up soon, we will be sending forms out for nominations November 1st and voting by email December 1-31st. If you’re interested in a position or know someone who is please nominate them or yourselves. All positions are available President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasure and Members at large (3).

    One other thing we would like to try this coming year is members sharing the planning and setting up of training days. It will be your responsibility to come up with location, dates, training set up and organization of the day. If you have an interest in organizing a day please let one of the board members know.

    We would like to hold other events besides training days next year also so if you have an idea or interest in being a lead in an event please let us know. We would love to get back to holding a super singles and maybe a WC/ WCX.

    One last thing the club is also looking for fundraising ideas, besides putting on events like HT’s and super singles we would like to explore other ideas to repair, replace and buy new equipment we will need for these events. So if you would like to help out in seeking donations or planning fundraising, lets us know.

    As always if you have any questions or ideas for the club please let us know, remember the club can only be has good and active as its members.

    Central Coast Hunting Retriever Club

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 10:21 AM | Anonymous


    We hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer and you are finding ways to stay cool on what looks to be just the beginning of a hot summer!  We are happy to say that we have heard from AKC and things are progressing nicely.   The AKC has requested several changes to your Bylaws and a change to the club name.

    So we will be holding a meeting on July 9th at which time we will be voting on the new By-Laws and the updated club name that will be used for AKC events. 

    The following link is to the new Bylaws please review and if you cannot attend the meeting please let us know your vote for the changes. Also below is the agenda for the July 9th meeting if you have anything you would like to add to the agenda please let us know.  

    AKC Bylaws and Name Change

    July 9th Meeting Agenda

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ron Stahl.

    Look forward to seeing everyone on July 9th!

    Central Coast Hunting Retriever Club

  • Thursday, June 02, 2016 2:33 PM | Anonymous

    Hello CCHRC members,

    First of all I would like to start this June newsletter off congratulating all our members who had a successful spring hunt test season.  It was quite a pleasure watching your dogs grow in training and at events whether you’re striving for your next Master National or faithful hunting partner.

    As we are feeling the heat of summer upon us it can be tough to get any club events scheduled with the heat and/or busy family summer schedules.  We are going to try and schedule a couple early morning short training events in SLO County locally for those who would like to attend over the summer.  The club has gained access to a new property with a pond in northern SLO County, so hopefully we can make use of it on some morning water work then have a nice BBQ lunch to discuss club business.  All information will be posted on the club website, so stay tuned.

    As for other club news, we have not heard back from AKC on our club approval yet. When we do and hopefully soon you will be the first to know. We then can begin our planning of our AKC hunt test next spring which will take all of us to pull off successfully.

    The club has also received another batch of flyers both pigeons and ducks for your training needs, so if you would like to make sure the next time your dog sees a live flyer isn’t at a fall hunt test or opening day of hunting season please contact Jason Smith for pick up, prices will remain the same as they were this spring.

    Unfortunately we had to cancel the Bill Hillman seminar, and we understand everyone’s spring season can be busy, full of dog and personal reasons. If you have an interest attending in the future please let Ron Stahl know and we will try to reschedule this event to accommodate more individual schedules both club and non-club members.

    As always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for club events, training locations and questions about what we are doing please contact one of the board of directors. This is yourclub we were elected to serve you the members in trying to bring you what you need and want out of your retriever club as a group. So if you don’t tell us we don’t know.

    Hopefully we will see you and your dogs soon,

    Central Coast Hunting Retriever Club

  • Tuesday, January 05, 2016 8:47 AM | Anonymous

    Dog handlers needed for the Debra Takayama Memorial Junior Pheasant Hunt on February 6th.  If you can help please contact me at

    Debra Takayam Memorial Junior Pheasant Hunt
  • Friday, December 11, 2015 9:25 AM | Anonymous

    After recieving excellent feedback last year, CCHRC is excited to be bringing Bill Hillmann back to California May 28 and 29th. For more information and registration click here.

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