Check here for premiums and special announcements for a specific event.

Monday, May 21

Our FCR-only agility trial will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018. The trial will be held indoors in the Memorial Hall West Building on rubberized matting. Day crating space will be provided. We will be offering the following classes: Standard, Jumpers, Time to Beat and Fast Classes with entry fees at $30 for first entry, $25 for second entry, $20 for third entry and $15 for fourth entry. We are pleased to welcome our agility judge Linda Syner of Ridgely, MD.

 Our trial secretary is Debbie Kaufman and the premium is be available online at Entries are now open.

Trial closing is at 6 p.m. on April 25, 2018.

Tuesday, May 22 through Friday, May 25

All judging will take place indoors at the York Expo Center Memorial Hall West Building. The Superintendent is Rau Dog Shows and the premium is available on the superintendent’s site, Closing is April 25, 2018.

We are thrilled to have three breeder judges and long-time flat-coat enthusiast Tom Bradley on our judging slate!

Neal Goodwin, Altair Flat-Coated Retrievers, Connecticut, USA
Gundog Sweepstakes

Liz Saunders, Blazingstar Flat-Coated Retrievers, Alberta, Canada
Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes

 Tom Bradley, New York, USA - Not judging due to health reasons
Regular Classes and Best of Breed

James Irvine, VBOS Flat-Coated Retrievers, Scotland, United Kingdom
Non-Regular Classes, Regular Classes, and Best of Breed

Theresa Kuchinos, Antrim, New Hampshire
Junior Showmanship

Superintendent: Jim Rau Dogs Shows, Reading, PA, (610) 376-1880

Show Photographer: The official show photographer for the FCRSA 2108 Specialty is Rob Gerrity, Branchville, NJ, (973) 610-6080. Rob will be taking the traditional winner photos.

Show Videographer: We are happy to have ShowDogVideoPros to perform videography service for the Specialty. They will be videotaping both Sweepstakes and Conformation Classes. They will have a designated area outside of the ring for easy access and ordering.

Dog Bathing, Crating and Grooming: Dog washing stations will be available outside of the Memorial Hall East Building. The West building will open for conformation crating set-up on Monday, May 21 at 10 a.m. through the side doors only. Grooming spots will be numbered and will be assigned at check-in. Only wire crates are allowed and crates MUST be stacked. Keep checking the website for updated information!

Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20

The 2018 field events are being held at Rebel Ridge Farms in Elkton, Maryland, and C&D Canal Retriever Training Area. These areas offer expansive grounds and interesting water opportunities and Field headquarters will be at Rebel Ridge. Driving time from the field site to the show grounds is approximately 2 hours.

Unsteady Singles is divided into A and B sections. Is USS A or B Right For Me? is a guide to help you determine which section of the stake you are eligible to enter.

Three day Event Maps (in pdf).

Please confirm all event information at

Friday, May 18, 2018 - Friday Event Map

  • Derby –Grace Mondrosch & Donald Driggers - EVENT CANCELLED
  • Qualifying – Jim Drager & Lisa Kane
  • Master Hunt Test ($90 and continuing to Saturday) – Kevin McLaren & Fred Perini

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Saturday Event Map

  • Junior Hunt Test ($80) – Joe Eschert & Andrea Kinsler
  • Senior Test ($85) – Marcie Baer & Denise Balides
  • Unsteady Singles ($60) – Roger Everett & Virginia Reed

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Sunday Event Map

  • WC ($55) – Joe Eschert & Andrea Kinsler
  • WCX ($60) – Virginia Reed  & Bob Kurtz
  • Steady Singles ($65) – Ron Reed & Denise Balides

The tests closed on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. at

Field Hotels

 There are a number of hotel choices in close proximity to the field site. The hotels listed below have said they allow dogs at the time of this mailing, but please also confirm with them directly as policies change regularly. Please call to get rates. There is no field HQ hotel.

  • Days Inn 311 Belle Hill Rd, Elkton, MD 21921 Phone: 410-392-5010
  • Elkton Lodge 200 Belle Hill Rd, Elkton, MD 21921 Phone: 410-398-9400
  • Motel 6 223 Belle Hill Rd, Elkton, MD 21921 Phone: 410-392-5020
  • Knights Inn           262 Belle Hill Rd, Elkton, MD 21921 Phone: 410-392-6680

 Field Camping

  • Lums Pond State Park is located at 3355 Red Lion Rd, Bear, DE 19701. Reservations can be made via phone at 1-877-98-PARKS or by accessing the Delaware State Park website at The park has 68 electric, water, and sewer hook-ups, requires a 2-night stay with advance reservations, and is located 4 miles from Field Headquarters at Rebel Ridge Farms.
  •  Elk Neck State Park is located at 4395 Turkey Point Rd, North East, MD 21901. Reservations can be made via phone at 1-888-432-2267 or online at The park is located 20 miles from Field Headquarters at Rebel Ridge Farms.

Field Meals

Join us on Saturday, May 19 following the field events for the Field Banquet, which will be a BBQ presented buffet style at the Pavilion of Rebel Ridge Farms.

Lunches at the Field Events: You may pre-order box lunches for all 3 days and pick them up at the Field Headquarters or have them delivered to a specific stake. Lunches will feature sandwiches from Subway, chips, cookie and a drink.

 Please use the hospitality form in this insert or on the website to sign up for field meals.

Rally - Monday, May 21 & Obedience Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23

We will hold two separate Rally trials with staggered start times on Monday, May 21, 2018. Obedience judging will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 and 23, 2018. Rally and Obedience will be held indoors in the Memorial Hall East building on three fully matted rings. There will be space for crating ringside. We are pleased to welcome our Rally Judges, Cheryl Pratt of Alexandria, VA and Nancy Withers of Wernersville, PA. And our obedience judges Cheryl, Nancy and Teresa Walker of Flemington, NJ.

Monday, May 21

Rally classes at each trial: Novice A&B, Intermediate, Advanced A&B, Excellent A&B, Master

Cheryl Pratt Nancy K. Withers
Rally Trial 1 - All Classes Rally Trial 2 - All Classes

Tuesday, May 22

Nancy K. Withers Cheryl Pratt Teresa Walker
Open A Open B Novice A
Utility B Utility A Novice B

Wednesday, May 23

Nancy K. Withers Cheryl Pratt Teresa Walker
Veterans Beginner Novice A Graduate Novice
Team Beginner Novice B Graduate Open

The Superintendent is Rau Dog Shows at and closing is 12:00 p.m. April 25, 2018.

New AKC Obedience Regulations

 The AKC has made changes to regulations for Novice, Open, Graduate Novice, Graduate Open, Team, and Veterans classes effective May 1, 2018 so these will be the new rules at the time of our specialty.  If you plan to show in Novice A /B, Veterans, or Team classes, be sure that you have a six-foot leash for the new group stay exercises.  If you plan to show in Open, familiarize yourself with the new “Command Discrimination” exercise.  Individual stay exercises have been added to Novice, Open, Graduate Novice, and Team classes.

You can access the new regulations from this link:

The AKC has announced that videos of the new exercises will be available on their YouTube channel shortly.

Room Drawing

The winner of the room drawing is Linda Reynolds! Congratulations, Linda!

Welcome Party

Come and join the fun and magic as we celebrate our Fantastic Beasts, our Flat-Coated Retrievers!
We will join together in the Memorial Hall to partake of bubbling libations and tasty hors d 'oeuvres.
Leave your houses you witches and wizards and come out to greet old friends and make some new ones.
Let's have some fun and get our Harry Potter on!

Hospitality Form