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HVGRC Annual Awards Guidelines

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Each year, HVGRC recognizes its members and their dogs who have succeeded in American Kennel Club and/or Golden Retriever Club of America activities. This page presents the guidelines for these awards.  

Download HVGRC Guidelines and Requirements for Annual Awards (The Blue Book)

Introduction

HVGRC offers two types of Annual Awards to its membership: Title Recognition Plaques, and Challenge/Perpetual Trophies*. The competition year shall be the previous calendar year beginning January 1 and ending December 31. A more detailed description of these awards as well as their specific eligibility requirements will follow in separate sections.

  • Eligibility
  • Applications
  • Required Documentation
  • Title Plaques
  • Challenge & Perpetual Trophies 

Recipient Eligibility for All Annual Awards

  1. The recipient must be a member in good standing with HVGRC and the AKC for the competition year.
  2. In the case of co-owned dogs, unless otherwise specified in the individual award/trophy description, only one co-owner need be a HVGRC member in good standing to be eligible for HVGRC awards. All co-owners, whether HVGRC members or not, must be in good standing with the AKC. The dog's primary residence must be with the HVGRC member.

Applying for An Annual Award

To be considered for an Annual Award (Title Plaques and/or Challenge or Perpetual Trophy), members must apply in writing to the Annual Awards Chairman. The identity of this person as well as general applications/forms will appear in the HVGRC Newsletter. The deadline for submitting applications for these awards will be determined by the Awards Chairman and will be published in the HVGRC Newsletter. Proof of each dog's eligibilitymust accompany the application. The date of the annual awards presentation meeting will also be published in the HVGRC Newsletter.

Downloadable Application Forms

Application forms are available in both MS Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats. 

Challenge/Perpetual Trophy Application .pdf .doc
Title Plaque Application .pdf .doc
Windrush Trophy Application .pdf .doc

 

Contact:
Carol Russo
9 Strawberry Hill Ct
Montvale, NJ 07645
signetm@optonline.net

Documentation information and requirements are as follows:

  • For all AKC titles(any of the following):
    • Photocopy of the AKC title certificate,
  • For GRCA titles:
  • For GRCA awards of merit:
  • For Field Perpetual Trophy (field trial placements or JAMs): 
    Along with the dog's and club member's name, supply the following information for each win/placement:
    1. Name and date of field event
    2. Win/placement earned
    3. Signed and dated form for Club Sanctioned and/or Gun Dog Events (i.e., those events not recorded by the AKC).
  • For Obedience, Rally, Agility and Conformation Challenge Trophies 
    Along with the dog's and club member's name, supply the following information for each win/placement:
    1. Name and date of show/trial
    2. Win/placement earned (i.e., 3rd place Utility, HIT, BOS, etc.)

 

Title Plaques

All dogs and their owners that have completed the requirements for one or more AKC titles in Breed, Obedience, Rally, Field, Tracking, Hunting, or Agility; and/or earned GRCA Title Certificates (WC, WCX, VC, VCX); and/or have been awarded GRCA Awards of Merit (SDHF, ODHF, FDHF, OD, OS), are entitled to receive from HVGRC, an engraved plaque commemorating these achievements.

One plaque will be given yearly for each dog earning one or multiple titles. Newly acquired titles for the competition year will be underlined so as to differentiate them from previously earned accomplishments. Duplicate plaques will be given to each co-owner providing each one meets the eligibility requirements below. (Co-owners that are not HVGRC members are not eligible for plaques.)  Download an application here.  Title Plaque Eligibility Requirements

  • The recipient must have been a member of HVGRC on the date the dog earned its title(s).
  • The recipient must have been a member in good standing during the competition year.
  • The recipient must be the "Owner of Record" as it appears on the AKC/ILP Registration Certificate, on the date the dog earned its title(s).

 

Contact:
Carol Russo
9 Strawberry Hill Ct
Montvale, NJ 07645
signetm@optonline.net

 

Challenge and Perpetual Trophies

Challenge trophy eligibility requirements:

  • Dog must be owned or co-owned by a HVGRC member in both the year the wins were computed and the year the trophy was awarded.
  • If co-owned with a non-HVGRC member, the dog must live in the household of or be shown by the HVGRC member.
  • Only those titles derived from AKC licensed shows and obedience trials will count except where noted.

HVGRC awards the following Challenge trophies each year:

  • CH GOODTIME'S BEST CASE SCENARIO JH WC SDHF OS TROPHY

This conformation challenge trophy will be awarded to the HVGRC member-owned golden retriever winning the greatest number of Best of Breed awards during the calendar year. 

  • AM-BDA CH AMBERGLO'S SANDY HILL SPLASH OD TROPHY 

This conformation challenge trophy will be awarded to the HVGRC member-owned golden retriever winning the greatest number of Best of Opposite Sex awards during the calendar year. 

  • U-CDX  Rushmore's Excaliber Can Do  UDX, JH, MX, MXJ, WCX, OBHF Trophy

This challenge trophy donated by Dorita Slate in 2006 is awarded to the HVGRC member-owned Golden Retriever amassing the greatest number of obedience points during the calendar year.

  • MACH3 ROSE LAKE'S SMALL MIRACLE MASTER AGILITY PERPETUAL TROPHY 

    Donated by Paul and Marilyn Ingvoldstad, this perpetual trophy is to be awarded to the HVGRC member-owned golden retriever amassing the greatest number of AKC MACH points during the calendar year. Each MACH point is worth one point and each double qualification (QQ) is worth the equivalent of 37 MACH points. Acceptable proof of MACH points and QQs is a copy of the previous year's AKC online awards report for the dog, which must be provided at the time of application for the trophy. 

  • MACH 2 CROSS CREEK SWATCH OF PEBWIN AGILITY TROPHY

    This challenge trophy was donated in 2004 by Christine Miele.

    The intent is to reward and encourage entry level agility competition.

    The criteria for selecting a winner:

    This trophy is to be awarded to the HVGRC Member in Good Standing who has the winning competition record in the following agility classes:  Novice A, Novice B and Open in Standard and/or Jumpers With Weaves.  The HVGRC member must be in good standing during the year in which scores were earned, and at the time of presentation of the Trophy.

    A maximum of 12 scores may be submitted:

    3 from Novice Standard, 3 from Novice Jumpers
    3 from Open Standard and 3 from Open Jumpers
    Application for the trophy can be made with fewer than 12 scores.

    Scores are calculated as follows:

    The dog's score (100-90-85 etc) is added to the difference between standard course time and the dog's actual time.  Times would be rounded down if over standard course time and rounded up if under standard course time consistent with AKC scoring regulations

    For example:

    A dog with a score of 95 who is 8 seconds under standard course time, would have a score of 103.

    A dog with a score of 100 who is 8 seconds under standard course time would have a score of 108

    The dog with the highest score wins the trophy.

    This is a Perpetual Trophy which, if won three consecutive years by the same owner (not co-owner, and not necessarily with the same dog), could be retired.  It could then be re-named and/or replaced by the person who has won it three consecutive times.

  • WINDRUSH FIELD TROPHY

Donated by Lisa Weinberg and Art Breslau, this hunting and field perpetual trophy will be awarded to the HVGRC member-owned golden retriever who accumulates the most points in AKC Hunt Tests and Upland Hunt Tests, Licensed Field Trials, WC/WCX tests, Gun Dog during the calendar year. 

If two or more dogs have the same number of points all dogs names will be engraved on the trophy. Download an application here. Points will be computed as follows:

Licensed Field Trials 1st 2nd 3rd 4th JAM
Derby, Qualifying, Open 20 15 10 5 2
Amateur 30 20 15 10 5
Sanctioned Field Trials 1st 2nd 3rd 4th JAM
Derby, Qualifying, Open 10 6 4 2 1
Senior Puppy 5 3 2 1 1/2
Junior Puppy 3 2 1 1/2 1/4
Licensed AKC Hunt Tests & Upland Hunt Tests For each leg earned toward title:
Junior 10
Senior 20
Master 30
Sanctioned AKC Hunt Tests For each qualifying score:
Junior 5
Senior 10
Master 15
Working Certificate 5 for title
Working Certificate Excellent 10 for title
Gundog Stakes for each passing score:
Steady 2
Non-steady 1
 

*Challenge trophies 

A challenge trophy may be retired or rededicated if won three times by the same member, not necessarily with the same dog. 

*Perpetual trophies

A perpetual trophy shall always remains the property of the HVGRC.  It is never to be retired or rededicated.

*Updates to the Blue Book can be viewed on this website

 

Contact:
Carol Russo
9 Strawberry Hill Ct
Montvale, NJ 07645
signetm@optonline.net

 

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