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2019 CLINICS

Spring Tune-up Clinic with Linda Holloway: March 9, 10 and 11, 2019

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. Friday's clinic will focus on the Arena course and it's elements. Saturday's clinic will then focus on the field course. On Sunday, Linda will be available for private lessons.
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Spring Large Flock Ranch Clinic: April 24 & 25, 2019

In time for the new spring grass - we will be getting legged up for a summer of large flock work. Skill work will include large pen work, sorting, gate work, bridges, chutes and roadwork. After working the flock in the clinic, you will be ready for our AHBA Large Flock Ranch Trial on April 27th. Then on April 28th we will be hosting an AHBA HRD Ranch trial with mixed sheep/goat, and sheep only classes.

Large Flock Lead-in weekend for the Symposium: July 6 & 7, 2019

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 6th and an AHBA Ranch trial on Sunday, July 7th.

July Herding Symposium: July 8 - 14th, 2019

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.

HERDING EVALUATIONS AND LESSONS

Bring your dog and find out if it is interested in herding! The evaluation 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 livestock!

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 5, 2019 - RTN Annual New Year's Day Jackpot Point & Time Trial.

April 12, 13 & 14, 2019- BVKC Spring AKC Herding Tests & Trial, Course A, B, C and D - all levels on sheep/ducks and sheep/Goats. HT & PT/PT Boundary tests on goats. Judges: Mary Alice Wisecarver (second test judge Anita Ramsey), closes on March 27, 2019 at 8 PM. Trial Secretary: Ellen Hughes (herdingsecretary@gmail.com)

April 26, 2019 - RTN AHBA Trial, HTAD and HTD sheep & ducks, JHD & HCT goats.

April 27, 2019 - RTN AHBA Large Flock Ranch Trial, judge TBA

April 28, 2019 - RTN AHBA HRD mixed (sheep and goats) and sheep only, judge TBA

July 6 & 7, 2019: RTN AHBA Large Flock Ranch and AHBA HRD Ranch Trials, judge TBA

July 10, 2019: RTN AHBA Tests & Trial, HTDsgd, HTADsgd course 5 with take pen & gate sort, JHDg and HCTg. Judges: TBA

July 12/13 & 13/14, 2019 - BVKC AKC Herding Tests & Trial. Course A, B C, and D all levels on sheep. HT & PT (boundary) tests on goats. Judges TBD

October 3 - October 8, 2019- BVKC Fall AKC Herding Tests & Trial and GSDCA National Herding Trials, Course A, B, C and D - all levels. HT & PT/PT Boundary tests on goats. Judges: 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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