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2017 CLINICS

Cappy Pruett - Winter Fundamentals Clinic: Jan 26 - 29, 2017

Beat the winter blues at our annual 2-day winter clinics with Cappy Pruett. Beginning/Novice dogs and handlers clinic is scheduled for January 28th & 29th, held indoors at the Last Resort Equestrian Center. Intermediate/Advanced dogs and handlers clinic is scheduled for January 26th & 27th.
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Spring A & B Course Tune-up Clinic: March 18 & 19th, 2017

Need help getting a wider, smoother outrun? Does your dog run the stock up on you at every chance? Having problems getting to the Y and through the cross-drive? Visiting clinician Linda Holloway, will be working with students on skill sets designed to improve your run and stockmanship in both the arena and the field. Saturday's clinic will focus on the Arena course and it's elements. Sunday's clinic will then focus on the field course - the outrun, fetch & drive; the pen and the hold/shed. Click here to enter through out secure online store.

Spring Large Flock Tending Clinic: April 27 & 28, 2017

In time for the new spring grass - we will be getting legged up for a summer of large flock work. Taking from the pen, road work, getting everyone across the bridge and to/from the graze, and narrow grazes. After working the flock in the clinic, you will be ready for our AHBA Large Flock Ranch Trial on April 29th. Then on April 30thwith help from the Rocky Mountain Belgian Sheepdog Club and sanctioned by the BSCA we will be holding our French Course Trial.

 

Large Flock Lead-in weekend for the Symposium: July 8th & 9th, 2017

Calling all large flock/tending friends! We will be kicking off RTN's Annual Summer Herding Symposium with an AHBA Large Flock Ranch trial on Saturday, July 8th and a BSCA sanctioned French Course Sheep trial on Sunday, July 9th.

July Herding Symposium: July 10 - 14th, 2017

We are very excited about our fifth weeklong herding university! There will be sessions taught throughout the week on a multitude of subjects, incorporating the various disciplines of herding elements from the AKC (A, B, and C courses), AHBA, ASCA, and USBC programs. In addition to course mechanics, we will also be offering sessions on herd health management, sheep psychology, gate & pen safety, sheep 101 and a comprehensive "Introduction to Herding" and "Introduction to Tending" program.

Many of today's most respected AKC, AHBA, ASCA and USBC judges and clinicians have agreed to contribute to our symposium faculty. <click here for our faculty bios>

There will also be courses available for current and future herding judges including, business planning, marketing your herding business, and other related topics.

LESSONS

Instinct herding tests and herding Lessons are available during the week and on the weekends. All breeds of dogs are welcome!

HERDING EVALUATIONS

Bring your dog and find out if it is interested in herding! The herding instinct test is done in a small pen with sheep or goats closely monitored by the herding instructor. You get in on the action after your dog has it's introduction to sheep!

Herding lessons are scheduled Monday through Sunday by appointment only. Come and learn to work goats and sheep.

FUN DAYS - Designed for all levels of dogs & handlers. Generally everyone gets together for potluck, then we head out to the herding arena for an afternoon or evening of friendly competition.

VISTING INSTUCTORS - Lesson Weekends

Billy Pickel - Wednesday mornings, by appointment blpic@yahoo.com

Anita Ramsey - TBA

John Holman - TBA

TENDING SESSIONS -

Do you have one of the dogs who look for straight lines....? In Europe many breeds are used to "tend" livestock - they help take the flock from their home pen out to graze becoming a living fence. This type of livestock management allows for grazing the sides of roads, fallow fields, and other areas where conventional fencing does not exist or isn't feasible. Breeds that do well at tending include: German Shepherd Dogs, Bouviers, Briards, and the Belgium dogs.

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Join our Tending group for Tending sessions on Saturday mornings at 10 am Cost: $20/dog.

UPCOMING SANCTIONED HERDING TRIALS -

January 1, 2017 - RTN Annual New Year's Day Jackpot Point & Time Trial. Judge: TBA

April 15 & 16, 2017- BVKC Spring AKC Herding Tests & Trial, Course A, B, and C - all levels on sheep/ducks and sheep. HT & PT/PT Boundary tests on sheep & goats. Judges: TBA (second test judge Anita Ramsey), closes on April 1, 2015 at 8 PM. Trial Secretary: Ellen Hughes (herdingsecretary@gmail.com)

April 28, 2017 - RTN AHBA Trial, HTAD and HTD sheep & ducks, JHD & HCT goats.

April 29, 2017 - RTN AHBA Large Flock Ranch Trial, judge TBA

April 30, 2017 - RTN BSDCA French Course Trial, judge TBA

July 12, 2017: RTN AHBA Tests & Trial, HTDs, HTADs course 5 with take pen & gate sort, HRDm, JHDg and HCTg. Judges: TBA

July 14/15 & 15/16, 2017 - BVKC AKC Herding Tests & Trial. Course A, B and C, all levels on sheep. HT & PT (boundary) tests on sheep. Judges: A & B Both days and Saturday Tests: TBD, C course both days and Sunday Tests: Laura De La Cruz

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - RTN AHBA Ranch Trial. HRDs & HRDm (sheep & goats) all levels. Judges: TBA

Friday, September 29, 2017 - RTN Fall AHBA Herding Trial & Tests. HTADs all levels course 5 with take pen & gate sort (sheep) shed (ducks), JHDg & HCT goats or sheep. Judge: TBD  

Saturday September 30, 2017 - Herding for The Cure benefit for Hope Lives. Events include Chili Cookoff and Sheep Herder's Olympics following the completion of the AKC trial.

September 30 & October 1, 2017- BVKC Fall AKC Herding Tests & Trial, Course A, B, and C - all levels on sheep/ducks and sheep. HT & PT/PT Boundary tests on sheep or goats. Judges: TBD, trial both days & tests on Saturday. Tests on Sunday, TBD.

 


This winter
- we have arranged to be able to offer lessons indoors at The Last Resort Equestrian Center when the Wind Brothers are hard at play making the horizontal air too tough to train!

On windy days - be sure to check your email for lesson locations.
Also be sure to check out LREC's website for other happenings at
Last Resort Equestrian Center

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