Frio Draw Memorial SDT ~ May. 30-Jun. 2, 2024
Friona, TX

Trial Host: Tommy Hefner
Entries Open: 04/05/2024
Entry Deadline: 04/12/2024
Mail Entries To: TSDA 220 County Road 505, Goldthwaite, TX 76844
Cancellation Deadline: 05/13/2024

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  (Entry/Payback) Trials    
Open 60.00 / Afer Expenses 2 Double Lift Final
Open Ranch 55.00 / Afer Expenses 2
Nursery 55.00 / Afer Expenses 2
Alison Holmes - TX
I think my first word was “Dog.” I have been an animal lover all of my life. I likely inherited that gene from my father’s side of the family, although my mother is wonderful with the critters. As a city kid, I built extended dog families from Legos. But I have always been country at heart. My husband, Herbert, and I traveled North America for a number of years, competing in USBCHA trials and conducting clinics. I started training dogs for the public and starting young dogs I got Chip in for training . . . a grandson of Battle’s Cap. Chip and I competed for about 3 years, making the top 10 in the National Nursery Finals at Klamath. After Chip moved to Open, one year I ran him at The Big One SDT in Bowman, South Dakota. I also made the top ten in the USBCHA Nursery Finals in later years with my very special Britt. But the dog that I likely learned the most about training with, was a male named Rys. He was a difficult kind of dog to train. We placed third in the first open go round at Carbondale one year, on very stiff sheep. We also won a Stockmanship award at Meeker. We had a wonderful time attending a lot of North American dog trials and more importantly, made lifelong friendships from this sport.
Maci McGraw - TX
Kay Stephens - TX
Trial Information
USBCHA & TSDA Sanctioned
Trial Secretary: Linda Spindor


Our system  it's able to have double lift entries on line.  So if you want to be in the double lift class please just send me an email stating that.  I will need to know by the trial deadline April 12.  Thank you.



We will have 2 Open. 2 Nursery and 2 Open Ranch.  There is no limit to number of dogs you can enter in each class.
Then we will take one open handler with 1 dog and draw 20 places for the double lift.
The double lift is $75.00.  You can mail that with your entry fee in a separate check or pay me before you run the day of the trial.


Online entries.  Entries open on April 5 and close on April 12.  May13 is the last day to withdraw and receive a refund.

No limit to entries (take one, take all) except for Open 3.

Open 3 will be a double lift.  Limited to 20 dogs, one dog per handler.  If more than 20 dogs enter, there will be a draw.  


Entry fees:

Open 1 & 2:  $60

Open 3 Double Lift:  $75  Must send separate check for Open 3.

Open Ranch & Nursery:  $55

Make checks payable to TSDA and mail to Linda Spindor.



Open will run on a separate field from Open Ranch & Nursery.  

Open Ranch & Nursery will run on Friday/Saturday.



Open - Alison Holmes

Open Ranch - Kay Stephens

Nursery - Maci McGraw


2405 CR 10, Friona, TX  79035


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GPS Address: 2405 CR 10, Friona, TX 79035