HOW IT WORKS
The Master Amateur Retriever Club (MARC)
The Master Amateur Retriever Club (MARC) is a new national retriever club dedicated to the amateur handler. MARC believes that amateurs are the purpose and backbone of the AKC Hunting Test for Retrievers program and will support and encourage their involvement in the sport. MARC, while patterned after the Master National, is a separate and distinct organization. MARC will host an annual invitational event – The Master Amateur Invitational - for qualified amateur handled retrievers. MARC received its license as a licensed AKC club February 25, 2016 – Club #7725. The inaugural Invitational event took place in Sedalia, Missouri in the spring of 2017.
The Master Amateur Invitational will be open to all dogs who, when handled by an amateur, have passed 4 or more AKC Master hunt tests during the qualifying period. Full qualifying details can be found below, under "Qualifying Standards."
Info for Marshals, Test Secretaries & Handlers on Identifying and Tracking Amateur Results
The Sport, Weekend Events and National Events
Definition of an Amateur
MARC By-Laws (pdf document)