Finals Week!

By Jeri Jessee on Nov. 7, 2022 at 02:41 PM

We are looking forward to seeing everyone later this week in Stephenville.

Thank you to Pat Ashcraft for once again opening her ranch to us. It is much appreciated.  If you see her, please let her know you appreciate her hospitality. With that in mind, please be sure to minimize your impact, pick up all your trash, do not let your dogs dig holes, if muddy keep to the main roads as much as possible. For those camping, be sure you leave the area as you found it.

We also ask that you keep your dogs crated, when not under your immediate supervision or in your vehicle, and please keep an eye on any children running about. Remember not all dogs have been exposed to children. Parents, watch your children, Handlers, watch your dogs. If we are all cognizant, we can reduce the risk of a dog bite occurring. Please do NOT tie your dogs out unattended.

As some of you may have noticed, we are trying a bit of a different schedule this year. The reasons for the change include reducing conflicts between the two largest classes, the Open and the OR, saving movement of sheep between fields and therefore reducing the stress on them, and allowing experienced trialists to assist with the Ranch and Novice classes so that we can ensure those classes are ran to a high standard. In the past those classes have ran on their own due to the conflict of the Open and OR running at the same time which made experienced handlers in short supply. We are sorry if the change, made to improve your experience, seems like it was for anything less. We hope that you will take the opportunity to stay and attend the festivities as well as take advantage of the time available to watch and learn from the dogs and handlers running on the Open field.

Huge thank you to those who have secured sponsors as well as the volunteers (and voluntold). If you are scheduled to course direct or scribe, and are unable to fulfill the responsibilities, please find a substitute and let those fulfilling the position before and after you know of the substitution.

Don't forget our website for more information:

Thank you,
Stephanie Goracke