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Sheep Dog Trials
May 24-25, 2014

Judges: Saturday – Sue Schoen, Sunday –  Steve Wetmore
Trial Managers: Kate Collins, George Northrop, 978-249-4407;
Denise Leonard, 413-773-5232; (send entries and entry inquiries to Denise Leonard)
Martha Walke, 802-765-9421,
Wendy Warner, 413-743-4733,

Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair Photo Winner
2nd Place 2 or More Sheep:
Kate Collins, Royalston, MA

The Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair is happy to host two 1-day Novice and Open Trials, May 24 and 25, sanctioned by the Northeast Border Collie Association.

This trial will also be USBCHA sanctioned (both Open & Nursery).  A USBCHA Nursery Class will run at the conclusion of the day on Saturday and Sunday if time allows and a minimum of 5 eligible dogs are entered.

Novice classes will start at 7am and will run in order as follows: Novice, Pro-Novice, Ranch.  Each class will be preceded by a handlers meeting. Classes will be run according to the current NEBCA Novice Guidelines.

The open class will start at the conclusion of the novice classes each day preceded by a handlers meeting.

The trial is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, if there are too many entries, the trial will start on Friday with novice and pronovice classes.  Notification will be emailed to all entrants after entries close the beginning of May.

All handlers are invited to a Pot Luck Supper after the trial (in the trial area) on Saturday.

In order for the trial to run smoothly, we will need the help of the handlers.  Please volunteer for one of the following work areas: set-up of fencing, take down of fencing, sheep pen, setting out sheep, exhausting sheep, announcing to the public, scribing for the judge, and secretarial duties.

Open / Novice Mentoring

The open/novice mentoring is intended to help novice handlers learn about sheepdog trials from more experienced handlers.  Topics can include judging and evaluating runs, sheep handling (sheep pen), spotting and exhaust work.  Open and novice handlers will be paired for one-on-one mentoring.  If you would like to participate, please check the appropriate line on the entry form.

For more information, go to NEBCA.NET, click the trials button and scroll down to the MA Sheep and Woolcraft Fair Sheep Dog Trial.  



Entry Forms

For more information, go to NEBCA.NET, click the trials button and scroll down to the MA Sheep and Woolcraft Fair Sheep Dog Trial.  



Past Winners
2012 Results - Saturday Open
2012 Results - Sunday Open
2012 Results - Novice
2011 Results
2010 Results - Saturday

2010 Results - Sunday



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