2019 PVGRC Trophy Winners

VETERAN Achievements

Veteran Achievement Awards are awarded to dogs over eight years of age who earned at least one title in the calendar year.

VETERAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Fast-Trak’s Don’t Hold Back BN, RN, TD, AX, AXJ, OF, XFP, BCAT – Sharon DeCesare

VETERAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

MACH2 PACH2 Mirasol’s Nose The Way VCD3, UDX, OM1, GO, VER, RAE4, FDC, MXC, MJC, MXP7 – Marge and Bob Paulding

VETERAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sun Bay’s Flash This Just In CDX, BN, RAE, CGC, CCA – Barbara Clem

VETERAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Happydaugh’s A Cut Above MH QA2 WCX *** OD HTHF CCA – Ann & Jeff Strathern

VETERAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Happydaugh Strikes Gold MH QA2 WCX *** HTHF – Ann & Jeff Strathern


RALLY AWARDS

The annual trophies for Rally are awarded to the dog with the highest average score earned at each level which qualified her/him for the specific title.

RALLY – NOVICE B TROPHY

Lycinan’s Dublin Back For Guinness CD PCD BN RN CGC TKI – Kelly Armstrong and Cindy Williamson

RALLY – ADVANCED A TROPHY and JUNIOR – RALLY TROPHY

Scarlet Fly With The Wind Learn to Swim Later RA, CGC, TKN, BCAT – Amelia Brown and Grace Brown

RALLY – EXCELLENT A TROPHY

Gatsu’s Daughter of the Stars and Moon RE, CGC – Sharon and Jeff Ackerson


OBEDIENCE AWARDS

The annual trophies for obedience are awarded to the dog at each level with the highest average score earned which qualified him/her for the specific title.  The highest average score will be derived from the highest scores earned during the competition year.

OBEDIENCE –  OPEN A TROPHY and ANNUAL OPEN TROPHY

Sun Bay’s Flash This Just In CDX, BN, RAE, CGC, CCA – Barbara Clem

OBEDIENCE – NOVICE B TROPHY and ANNUAL NOVICE TROPHY

Lycinan’s Dublin Back For Guinness CD PCD BN RN CGC TKI – Kelly Armstrong and Cindy Williamson


AGILITY AWARDS

The annual trophies for agility will be awarded to the dog at each level with the highest average score earned at that level which qualified him/her for the specific title.

NOVICE B AGILITY TROPHY

Rivercity Story In Your Eyes JH, WCX, FDC, NA, NF, BCAT, DM, CGC, TKA  – Tricia Dunseith

AGILITY EXCELLENT TROPHY and AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS With WEAVES TROPHY

Wynwood’s Mind Your Own Biscuits JH, AX, AXJ – Brian Foltz and Nicole Debernardi

MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT and MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS With WEAVES

Turbo Rifa It’s Getng Hot In Here RN, JH, MX, MXJ, XF, T2B, DJX, DS, WC, CCA, VC – Alyssia Black

FIELD  —–   TOP WINNING QUALIFYING

Turbo Uh-Oh Big 5-0 CD RN MH WC** – Beth Sokohl


JUNIOR – SHOWMANSHIP TROPHY

The PVGRC will award a trophy each year at the Annual Banquet to the Junior member or child of an adult member who acquires the most points in Junior Handling classes at licensed trials while showing a Golden Retriever.

Scarlet Fly With The Wind Learn to Swim Later RA, CGC, TKN, BCAT – Amelia Brown and Grace Brown


GOLDEN PINE MEMORIAL TROPHY

This trophy is to be awarded annually to the owner of the top winning Golden Retriever, of either sex, in member and licensed shows.

GCH CH Aquest’s Beach Bunny – Joan Donohue

GOLDSEEKER AGILITY TROPHY

This trophy is to be awarded annually to the Golden Retriever who earns the highest number of MACH points during the competition year.

Turbo Rifa It’s Getng Hot In Here RN, JH, MX, MXJ, XF, T2B, DJX, DS, WC, CCA, VC – Alyssia Black

MEADOWPOND CLAIM TO FAME, UDTX, JH, WCX MEMORIAL TROPHY

This trophy is to be awarded to the oldest dog earning either an AKC or GRCA performance title in the preceding year.  The dog must be at least eight (8) years of age at the time the title was completed/earned. The trophy may be won by the same dog only once.

Ch Golly G’s Fellow Traveler UDX2, OM4, BN, GN, VER, RI, JH, OA, OAJ, WCX, VCX – Cher Snyder

THE CAN CH DANNEBROG DISTANCE RUNNER, UD, JH, WCX, CAN UD, WCI TROPHY 

The primary purpose of this award is to recognize a dog’s versatility; a secondary purpose is to give credit for more advanced titles in each area of endeavor.

You Have Got To Be Kidding CDX RE MH70 NA NAJ OF CGC WCX CCA HTHF***  – Beth Sokohl

HENRY E. “ED” MAGNUSON, JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY

This trophy is to be offered annually to honor Ed and his dog “Brooke, Sunfire’s Free Spirit CD MH WCX, and will be awarded to the oldest combined ages of a PVGRC member and his or her dog who earns an AKC Hunt Test Title or a GRCA WC or WCX title during the competition year.

 Rivercity Story In Your Eyes JH, WCX, FDC, NA, NF, BCAT, DM, CGC, TKA  – Tricia Dunseith

MARK MAISEL TROPHY

The purpose of this trophy is to recognize the top junior dog or bitch for outstanding achievements in field areas of endeavor.

Rush Hill’s Elementary, My Dear CD JH WC VC  – Beth Sokohl, Kelly Shuffelbottom

GOLLY G’s GOLDEN FUTURES TROPHY

This trophy is to be awarded to the top junior dog or bitch for outstanding achievements in at least two areas of endeavor and to encourage well-rounded participation in multiple areas of activity. This award is designed to recognize young, talented, multipurpose dogs, but not to push them beyond their growth and physical development.

Rush Hill’s Elementary, My Dear CD JH WC VC – Beth Sokohl, Kelly Shuffelbottom

CH BETABERK’S ROCKCREST APACHE*** TROPHY

This trophy is to be awarded by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of the PVGRC to the active, participating member whose amateur-handled Golden Retriever wins the highest number of points in field trials during the preceding calendar year. Only those points will be counted that are won while the owner is a member in good standing of the Club.

Turbo Uh-Oh Big 5-0 CD RN MH WC** – Beth Sokohl

GLORY J’ MEMORIAL OBEDIENCE TROPHY

This trophy is offered to members of PVGRC to the Golden Retriever dog or bitch, owner-handled, making the highest average score in attaining a Companion Dog, Companion Dog Excellent, or Utility Dog title during the calendar year; the average score to be based on the first three (3) qualifying scores.

Lycinan’s Dublin Back For Guinness CD PCD BN RN CGC TKI – Kelly Armstrong and Cindy Williamson

THE GOLDA POTEMKEN MEMORIAL NOVICE OBEDIENCE TROPHY

This trophy is to be awarded annually by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club (PVGRC) to the member whose owner handled Golden Retriever has the three (3) highest average qualifying scores in either Novice A and/or Novice B which qualified him for the Companion Dog Title, regardless of the length of time taken to accomplish this, and with the third score having been obtained in the year that the trophy is awarded.

Lycinan’s Dublin Back For Guinness CD PCD BN RN CGC TKI – Kelly Armstrong and Cindy Williamson

CH GLORY J’S TORCH OF SUN DANCE UDT, TROPHY

This trophy will be awarded annually to the Golden Retriever, owned by a member of the PVGRC who is an amateur as defined, and is amateur-handled, whose combined performance in dog shows and obedience trials is most outstanding.

Lycinan’s Dublin Back For Guinness CD PCD BN RN CGC TKI – Kelly Armstrong and Cindy Williamson


HOBART  ‘HAP’   ARNOLD   GOOD   SPORTSMANSHIP   TROPHY

The Hap Arnold Good Sportsmanship Award recognizes a member who has contributed unselfishly to the Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club and to the advancement of the sport of dogs without regard to personal honor. For those of you who did not have the pleasure of knowing him, a little bit of information about Hap Arnold.

Hobart Sloan Arnold, Hap, was among the founding members of PVGRC and a Life Member of the Club. He passed away in August 1994. Hap finished his golden champion, Rebel, about 50 years ago. Over the years, Hap served as Club President, Specialty Secretary, and Specialty Show Announcer. He served as Conformation Ring Steward many times, and was the official Statistician for the GRCA for more than 20 years. Just months before his death, and in failing health, Hap stepped forward to serve as Chief Conformation Steward for the 1994 Eastern Regional Specialty, when no one else would. A teacher of those new to dogs, a trusted friend of old-timers, and a man dedicated to the Golden Retriever and the sport of dogs, the club is proud to honor his memory through the Hap Arnold Award.

We also honor once again those who have received the Hap Arnold Award in the past. So we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the past recipients and if any of you are present, please stand and be recognized.  Thanks to all of you for your dedication and service to the Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club.

 

There are so many good things to say about this year’s recipient that it is hard to know where to start. The immediate thing that comes to mind, probably to the chagrin of her husband, is this year’s recipient does not know the definition of the word “no”.   If there is something that needs to be done, big or small, she is the first person to say, okay, how do we get this done.  She has been seen helping at many of our spring specialties, even though she does not do conformation.  She has been seen working at our agility trials, even though she does not do agility.  She always has a smile on her face, and a laugh that is contagious, even when is it 8 pm on the evening of a hunt test, and there are three of us left, with a lot of work to do.  We are giving away who the recipient is, so we will continue with… She has been raising and training Golden Retrievers for almost fifty years, and is a Life Member of GRCA. she was a member of the 2017 National Steering Committee, the 2017 National Field Trial Chair…she was a member of the GRCA Board of Directors for countless years, and most recently the Chair of our Field Committee, and a member of the Board.  She is always eager to help a beginner to learn her passion, which is field training.  She is always eager to teach a puppy how to pick up a bird.  And again, does everything with a smile on her face.  Most of you have figured out who this year’s recipient is, because she probably has helped you a time or two…the recipient of this year’s Hap Arnold award is Ann Strathern.