Welcome to the Long Island Retriever Field Trial Club.
The Long Island Retriever Field Trial Club was founded in 1935, making us the oldest field trial club in the country. For several decades, the club exclusively trained for and participated in field trial events, but with the advent and popularity of hunt tests, the LIRFTC held their first AKC hunt test in the early 1990’s. In the spring of 2009, the club diversified even further and added HRC hunt tests to the calendar giving everyone with an interest in competing their retriever an event to participate.
Today, the club’s mission is to bring together a group of like-minded individuals with a mutual interest in training their retrievers to be the best they can be. The club offers training weekends once a month from spring through fall, and several AKC field trial and AKC and HRC hunt test events throughout the year. The success of the LIRFTC is achieved by the hardwork and dedication of its members and supporters throughout the region that allow the club to function. For information regarding events or membership, please see the links below. Continued membership and support are always needed to further the mission of the Long Island Retriever Field Trial Club.
Michele McGroatyVice President
Board of Directors
AKC Field Trial Chair
AKC Hunt Test Chairs
HRC Hunt Test Chairs