26th National Specialty Water Trial

Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln RI

September 9-10, 2017

Water Confirmation Letter and Running Order

Download the Confirmation letter for the Water Trial here.

Download the running order for the Water Trial here.

Water Volunteer Schedule

Download/view the Water Trial Volunteer Schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday here.

Opening and Closing

Entries open immediately and close Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5PM (EDT). ENTRIES ARE CLOSED.

Want to help out?

Please volunteer to help at the Water Trial. It is as simple as filling in the form HERE. Do it now before you forget!

Water trial premium

The fee for entry is $45 payable by check or through the Specialty Store.

Please note this is one trial held over two days. Each dog may only be entered once and in only one class.

Please download and read the Water Trial Premium List (PDF) before you start filling out entry forms. The Premium List contains important information about the Water Trial.

Friday Practice Day Events

Friday, September 8 is Practice Day. Signups will be online; instructions will be emailed to all handlers after the closing date. Practice Day information and instructions for signing up for a practice slot may also be found here.

Saturday Night Dinner

There will be a dinner Saturday night after the Water Trial at the East Greenwich Yacht Club near the host hotel. You may pay for the Saturday night dinner ($30) online through the Specialty Store.

Download directions to the Yacht Club here.


A variety of lunch food will be available from the concession at the park site

Annual Water Meeting

The Annual Water Meeting will be held on Sunday night at the Host Hotel after the Water Trial.

How to Enter the Water Trial

  1. You may enter ONLINE and pay your entry fee(s) at the Specialty Store by following the instructions below, or
  2. You may MAIL-IN a paper entry along with a check for fee(s) to the Trial Secretary. All necessary forms and instructions can be found in the Premium List.

Online entry instructions for the water trial

Most of you will only need to submit a Water Trial Online Entry Form and pay your entry fee in order to enter.

After you have filled out the Online Entry Form and clicked “Submit”, return here to go to the Specialty Store to pay your entry fee. Please note that your entry will not be complete and cannot be accepted until you have paid the entry fee.

If you are entering more than one dog, you will need to submit a separate Online Entry Form for each dog. You may pay for all your entries at one time.

If a Handler is a minor (under 18 years old), a parent or legal guardian will need to submit the Online Entry Form. In this case you will need to enter both names in the “Your Name” field near the top of the form (Example: “John Doe, parent of Mary Doe”.)

If you have a Substitute Steward who is not also entering the Water Trial as a handler, your Substitute Steward will need to submit a Water Trial Substitute Steward Form. Such a Substitute Steward only needs to submit one form, even if s/he is stewarding for several handlers. It is your responsibility to make sure your Substitute Steward has submitted this form if required.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Marie Forgach, Trial Secretary.

Click here for the Online Entry Form.

Click here to go to the Store to pay for your entry(ies).