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.

Events Calendar

Membership Information

Club Officers

Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart

President
Jim Tuffin 2

Jim Tuffin

Vice President
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Rob Smith

Secretary

Board of Directors

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Mike Bunting

Joe Carpenter

Joe Carpenter

Susan Carpenter

Susan Carpenter

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Cindy Dunckelmann

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Paul Dunckelmann

Dan Johnson 2

Dan Johnson

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Andrew Kenneally

Michele McGroarty 2

Michele McGroarty

Marianne Mineo

Marianne Mineo

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Barb Radtke

Event Chairperson

AKC Field Trial Chair

Brian Stewart

AKC Hunt Test Chairs

Jim Tuffin

Marianne Mineo

HRC Hunt Test Chairs

Marianne Mineo

Paul Scheno

Carlee Ogeka