Bluebonnet Classic ~ Mar. 12-13, 2016
Crawford, TX

Entries Open: 02/01/2016
Entry Deadline: 02/29/2016
Mail Entries To: Francis Raley 2915 Anderson Lane, Crawford, TX 76638
Cancellation Deadline: 03/01/2016

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  (Entry/Payback) Trials    
Open $50.00 / $25.00 2
Nursery $50.00 / $25.00 2
*Limited - 50 entries per trial
Class Order: Open & Nursery
Trial Information
Start Time: 8 am
Handler Meeting: 7:45
USBCHA & TSDA Sanctioned

Attention Crawford SDT Handlers:  Because of the amount of rain and not knowing for sure projected rainfall for Friday and Saturday morning RV trailers must not park inside. Cars and pickups can park inside.  No traffic to trial site.  Bring chairs.

In Crawford there is a RV park.  At caution light (only light in Crawford) turn east on FM 185 (Cedar Rock Pkwy), turn left just before bridge going out of town, you will see RV’S. 

Register at Crawford City hall  #254-486-2125 open till 4:30, $27.00 per night.  After hall closes call Danitta at 254-722-5234 and she will meet you at City Hall.  If you email her at she will send you registration form, you fill it out and drop fees in “drop in box” at the park.

We are sorry to ask not to bring RV’S to trial site, but heavy trailers could get stuck.  Area has received already over 5 inches of rain.  More rain is projected for Friday and Saturday morning clearing out by noon.  As always next week will be clear and in 70’s.

E.B. Raley will be on hand to pickup handlers/dogs for those that can’t unhook to drive out to trial site.
He will have crates in pickup and most likely pulling a dog trailer.

Thank you for understanding and will see you Saturday, call one of the numbers below if you have a problem, or if you need a ride to trial site.

E.B. Raley# 254-744-8217
Francis Raley #254-715-1290
Jerry Lynch  #254-723-6268




Bluebonnet is full with a waiting list.  If you would like to be place on list please let me know.

Lunch will be served with donation going to the Cancer Fund.  Bring lawn chair, water and drinks. 

Two dogs per class.2 days/2 trials/2 entry fees.  2 dog per class

Check mail following week.
$300 preplacement charge for sheep.
Class Run Order:  Saturday Open, Nursery    Sunday:  Open, Nursery

Judge:  Frankie McCullough, Ireland.  This is the second year for Frankie to judge.   He is a life long sheep farmer with 700 ewes on a hill farm and 2 offshore islands and has recently retired as a contract sheep shearer but remains  a senior judge on the British Isles circuit.       Sheepdogs have been a been a necessary part of sheep his farming also has provided great successes on the sheepdog trial scene in Northern Ireland. In 2006 Craig was the Irish driving champions and was member of the national team.  2010 brought Craig the Irish National championship and another of his dogs, Jake, was 3rd at that event. Both of them qualified for the world trial in 2011. Craig garnered the honor of "Champion of Champions" in 2011 in Wales.   Frankie was Irish team captain when the World trial was held at Lowther estate at Cumbria, England and secured the Gold medal.  On another occasion he represented Ireland on the "One Man and His Dog" tv series.   Having judged many sheepdog trials over a lifetime , Frankie was honored to judge the world trial at Tullamore, Ireland in 2005. In recent years he has held clinics  and judged in Czech Republic and in 2014 Was honored to judge the Norwegian Championships. 




In Crawford turn west at light, turn right at Luthern Church, go out of town about 4 miles, trial will be on left after a double corner.  White house sits off road.  RV parking near road.