Trial Resources

Preparing For A Trial

  1. Two to Three Months Ahead Minimun

    • Sanction Trial
    • Get Insurance
    • Obtain sheep
    • Choose field
    • Line up judge(s)
    • Line up setout crew
    • Send out entries
    • Prepare budget

  2. As entries are received

    • Put entries in spreadsheet
    • Notify handlers by email that entry was received

  3. One week after entry deadline

    • Send email with draw

  4. After draw out date

    • Cash checks
    • Pull running Order
    • Send email with running order

  5. Pre Trial

    • Prepare spreadsheet for score breakdowns
    • Line up Clerks
    • Line up course director(s)
    • Contact judge and ask food preferences
    • Order Porta Potties

  6. One week before trial (if field is available ahead of time)

    • Set up setout pens
    • Set up course
    • Print score board (blow up spreadheet at Staples)
    • Print score sheets
    • Buy snacks, water, soda for judge, clerks and setout crew
    • Send out email with updated run order, weather and time of handler's meeting

  7. One to Two days before trial

    • Haul rest of items to field
    • Receive sheep
    • Haul hay for sheep
    • Porta Potties arrive

  8. Post trial

    • Send results in 21 days max or pay penalty
    • Post results on website if you have one

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