Brenham Sheep Dog Trial ~ Feb. 24-28, 2018
Brenham, TX
Contact: Jamie Mitchell (e) (p) 281-831-5600
Entries Open: 12/15/2017
Entry Deadline: 02/02/2018
Mail Entries To: Francis Raley 2915 Anderson Lane, Crawford, TX 76638
Cancellation Deadline: 02/14/2018

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  (Entry/Payback) Trials    
Open $50.00 / Afer Expenses 2
Open Ranch $50.00 / Afer Expenses 2
Nursery $50.00 / Afer Expenses 2
Trial Information
USBCHA & TSDA Sanctioned

  1. Steve asked that I get the following information out to everyone:

    Total Prize money is $10,000

    There will be two provided meals - 
    1) Supper at our house next door on Saturday night -  We will be serving Texas BBQ with Tea and water to drink.  If you prefer an alcoholic beverage please bring it. – served from 6 until 7
    2) Supper provided at Sealand Seafood and Steak in a large private room -  served between 6:30 and 8:00  Sunday night (stay as late as you want)  The meal and soft drinks are provided.  You can buy alcohol at the bar.  It is 5 minutes from the field at 2100 Highway 290 East,  Brenham TX 77833

    Lunches will be catered every day in the large tent.  They will include Chili, Stew, King Ranch Chicken, and BBQ.  We are requesting a $5 donation per meal for lunch.

    Entry to the trial filed for campers and RVs is at 5150 Mustang Road. There will be two large orange construction cones at the entrance.  The green gate will be open and you will enter over a cattle guard.  Follow the driveway in and you will turn right for parking.  Please drive through the orange cones to the top of the hill.  We are concerned about rain and the higher you drive up on the hill, the more solid the ground is.  Please drive to the area you see campers.  PLEASE NOTE  if you would like to come in early that is fine.  If you have questions about anything please call me at 713-301-9778. 

    The winners of all three classes will receive a buckle donated by Jill Hefner – THANK YOU JILL!

    Kevin Evans is donating sticks to the winner of the Open and Nursery Classes.  They are made by Arwyn George -  He is a champion stick maker in Wales .  THANK YOU KEVIN!

    We are expecting some rain and will have a tent at the set up pen, and near the post.  Lunch will be served in the large tent. 

    During the trial, if you have complaints and concerns, please see Jamie Mitchell or Russell McCord.  If you have complements, please see me or Becky. 

    Best wishes!, Steve & Becky Drake, 713-301-9778

  2. Brenham SDT is full.  Any entries received after 12/31/17 will be added to wait list.
  3. Judge:  Emrys Jones from Wales. I'm 52 yrs old live in Wales married to Heather I have 3 children, I have been training dogs since I was around 13 selling my first dog when I was 16, I have had had top price at several sheep dog auctions, my farm small holding is called Sarn Faen which is also my prefix for my dogs which is registered with the ISDS, I run and judge sheep dog trials I have judged in Wales England France and Italy,Emrys Jones
  4. Brenham Sheepdog Trial - February 24 through the 28th.  
  5. USBCHA & TSDA Sanctioned
  6. 2 Open trials - entry fee $50
  7. 2 Nursery trials - entry fee $50
  8. 2 Open Ranch – trials - entry fee $50
  9. Entry Open Date Dec. 15th, deadline Feb 2nd.  No entries taken postmarked prior to Dec. 15th.  No entries taken prior to postmark of Dec. 15th.  
  10. No refunds after Feb. 14th.
  11. Open 1, Open 2 will run Saturday, Sunday and Monday or until we finish the open runs.  Nursery/Open Ranch will run together and will run after all Open runs are completed.
  12. Handlers meeting 6:45am
  13. Start time is 7:00am or as soon as daylight allows
  14. Send a separate check for the third dog
  15. Will not pay to TSDA guidelines
  16. Payout is after expenses and will include $5,000 added money. $2,000 to each Open trial and $250 to each Nursery and OR trials. Each Open run will have a separate payout for non-winners of an Open field trial. When returning your entry, please indicate if you haven’t won an Open field trial (arena trials excluded).
  17. Running on fresh Cheviot lambs from Jack Knox
  18. Due to time constraints, entries may be limited. In general, we plan to run 50 dogs per day. If we are oversubscribed, those that get their entries in early will have preference in a draw.  After 50 open entries are received entries will be put on wait list.
  19. Dry camping on site. Water is available.
  20. There are a large number of hotels in Brenham but you may want to reserve your room early.
  21. We need volunteers to help.
  22. Replacement Lambs $250.00
  23. I’ve created an event on my Facebook page. I’ll post updates on that page but all important info will be found here.



From Austin: Take Hwy 290 East toward Houston. Pass through Brenham. As you exit Brenham you will cross over Blue Bell Road. From this point, continue on Hwy 290 for 2.9 miles east until you get to Indian Paint Brush Road. There is no light or stop sign on 290 here so watch for Philips Veterinary Hospital which is on the corner and to your left. Turn left on Indian Paint Brush. Continue on Indian Paint Brush for 1.8 miles until you get to the stop sign which is Old Chappell Hill Road. Turn left on Old Chappell Hill. In 4/10th of a mile, Old Chappell Hill Road veers off to the right but you will stay straight onto Mustang Road. The trial field will be ½ mile further on your left.

From Houston: Take Hwy 290 West toward Austin. There will be a red light in Chappell Hill. From this red light, continue west for 3.7 miles until you get to Indian Paint Brush Road. Philips Veterinary Hospital is on the corner and to your right. Turn right on Indian Paint Brush Road. Continue on Indian Paint Brush for 1.8 miles until you get to the stop sign which is Old Chappell Hill Road. Turn left on Old Chappell Hill Road. In 4/10th of a mile, Old Chappell Hill veers off to the right but you will stay straight onto Mustang Road. The trial field will be ½ mile further on your left.