Outside of photography and my work, retrievers are one of my great passions. Like so many others, I started just wanting a “hunting dog” and pet. With our friends in the Texas Panhandle Hunting Retriever Club, my interest in doing ” a little bit more” seemed to increase and increase. This led ultimately to my interest in AKC Field Trials. This is the ultimate level of competition for a retriever. It takes incredible amounts of work, dedication and a little luck to be successful. Each spring and fall, weekends are dedicated to my retrievers. The Bluegrass Retriever Club trial is the first of two trials in Kentucky. These are a few pictures from the trial.