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July 29th Directors Meeting

The USBCHA Board of Directors met in extraordinary session by teleconference on July 29th to further discuss issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters. Due to the amount of work involved in addressing legal and liability issues arising out of COVID-19, the USBCHA will investigate the feasibility of engaging independent counsel to draft Read more about July 29th Directors Meeting[…]

UPDATE ON TRIAL SANCTIONING REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES FOR TRIALS AFTER AUGUST 1, 2020

The USBCHA has affirmed its decision to resume sanctioning of sheepdog and cattledog trials scheduled on or after August 1, 2020.  Given that the COVID-19 pandemic is still among us, it is important for trial hosts and handlers to exercise the utmost caution when attending USBCHA trials and events.  To facilitate this, USBCHA has instituted Read more about UPDATE ON TRIAL SANCTIONING REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES FOR TRIALS AFTER AUGUST 1, 2020[…]

TRIAL SANCTIONING TO BEGIN AUGUST 1, 2020

It is the USBCHA’S position that the Covid-19 pandemic is a serious public health emergency that threatens the health, lives and livelihoods of the populations of the United States and Canada, including members of the HA.  USBCHA also concurs with the opinion that federal, state/provincial and local guidelines for social activities have been largely effective Read more about TRIAL SANCTIONING TO BEGIN AUGUST 1, 2020[…]

USBCHA Directors Meeting May 17, 2020

Highlights: 2020 USBCHA Sheepdog Finals are cancelled due to uncertainty around COVID-19. 2021 Finals will be in Belle Grove Virginia Decision on 2020 Cattledog Finals is tabled. Trial sanctioning suspended until July 31st 2020 pending further review. Full minutes of the Board meeting are here.

Directors Meeting to Address Coronavirus Pandemic – Updated MAY 18TH 2020

UPDATED MAY 18TH 2020 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, USBCHA has canceled the 2020 National Sheepdog Finals scheduled for October 6-11 at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Virginia.  The uncertain trajectory of infections over the coming months, competitor safety, availability of the venue if social restrictions persist, travel restrictions, and sponsorship loss due to economic Read more about Directors Meeting to Address Coronavirus Pandemic – Updated MAY 18TH 2020[…]