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WELCOME to the Official Blog of the 2013 Master National Hunting Test, September 21-29, brought to you by the Retriever News and written by Tina Styan and Gwen Jones. We hope you enjoy these daily updates on the 2013 Master National, held this year in and around Fall River, Kansas.


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Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 Master National Closing Ceremony

Gloria Mundell, the President of the MNRC kicked off the proceedings as the contestants, many with their families, gathered one last time under the tent, affectionately known as the "circus tent."

Gloria Mundell, 2013 MNRC President
She enthusiastically greeted the crowd and thanked one and all for a very successful event. Sam Furguson, Hunt Test Chief Marshal came to the podium next and thanked the eight Judges who tirelessly set-up eight challenging, but fair tests and worked hard all week and during set-ups. Gloria thanked all of the Sponsors of the event … without their generosity, an event of this magnitude could not take place.

Sam Furguson, Hunt Test Chief Marshal
The Eight Judges
Melissa Robinson Shanks then presented The Women's Challenge Trophy to the several of the female contestants who had qualified a dog three times

Frank Barton announces all the dogs with the "MNH" title

Frank Barton explains the story behind the Sugar and her MNH9 …

Bill Cox and "Sugar" MNH9
Bill Cox thanks those who helped him to get this achievement…

Dan Heard

Frankie Prendergast presents the Clayton Crawford Award to the Jeff Oakes and the Staff at Flint Oak Lodge and to Todd Manual, who was influential in bringing the event to this location.

Todd Manual and Jeff Oakes

Chris Akin and Bill Cox

Congratulations All The Qualifiers!


Sunflower Power!

Thank You to the Sunflower Retriever Club 
for hosting the 2013 Master National!

Thank You to Flint Oak Lodge for 
taking such good care of all of us this week … 
we couldn't have done it without you "Five-Star" Service! 

And a special Thank You to the Sponsors of this blog report … 
We definitely couldn't have done it without you!

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A Photo Tour of Flint Oak Lodge and Surroundings

An old school house we keep passing between the tests


The Last Night at Flint Oak Lodge

Everyone was happy to meet with their friends and celebrate a week of phenomenal dog work. Here are a few pictures…


Mark Atwater, Official 2013 MNRC Photographer

Please visit Mark Atwater's website http://upclosephoto.com/ after the event to see the photos of your dog that were taken during the event…


Wardrobe Shotz – Part IV … The End!

Nice legs …


Master National Running Order

Flight Draw & Running Order

2013 MNRC Test Descriptions


Three Ponds

Buffalo Wallow

The Burches

Duck Blind

Pearly Gates

Mitchell's Pond

Roy's Pond

Meet Your Judges

2013 MNRC Qualified Dogs

2013 Master National Training Grounds Guide