World Sheep Dog Trial
The World Sheep Dog Trial is held once every three years. Handlers from countries around the world come together to compete for the title of World Champion. The next World Trial will be held September 3, 2014 thru September 6, 2014 in Scotland. More information will be posted as news comes in from ISDS.
2014 World Trial will be held at Fearn Farm, By Tain, Ross Shire, Scotland
September 3 thru September 6, 2014
Send name of member and dog if you want to be considered HA office. firstname.lastname@example.org
More information will be available soon. ISDS web site www.isds.org.uk
Qualifying for the 2014 World Sheepdog Trials
The USA has been allotted 15 spots to form the U.S.A. Team for the 2014 World Sheepdog Trial. Handlers who are interested in representing the USA must be USBCHA members in good standing, and must indicate their interest by applying to the USBCHA Secretary. Entries open ________ and the deadline for entry is ___________. [All entries must be accompanied by a check for entry fees of $XXX].
Team members will be selected using USBCHA qualifying points from the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The top applicant from each USBCHA District in the USA (therefore excluding District 9, and 10) will be offered a place on the team (8 places) with the remaining places (7 places) awarded to the second highest point earner in each district in descending order of points earned.
A handler who wishes to enter two dogs, must qualify both dogs through the applications process. However, any handler who is selected to the team may choose to bring an alternate dog to the trial in the event that the qualified dog is unable to compete for medical reasons.
Major Herding Events
Every year the USBCHA hosts two major events, the National Sheep Dog Finals and the National Cattledog Finals. Handlers in each division (Sheep and Cattle) compete in sanctioned trials to earn a chance to run for the title of National Champion in that division.