OTHER CALENDARS: REGIONAL
Please email the calendar coordinator with your event information and we will be happy to post it. Please note: it is very helpful to us if you send your information in the format below.
Unless otherwise noted, ASCA trials are two arena trials per day ('AM/PM'), Course A and/or B, and on cattle, sheep, and ducks.
Ranahan Ranch, King City, CA
judges: Brad Warren, Fiona Hibbard
Regional Christmas Classic
Thurs arena & Post Adv am/pm. Sheep may be goats.
Judges: Chris Caldwell, Rachel Vest, Roy Sage
DUTCH WORKING AS
JJ Ranch, Hoonsterzwaag, The Netherlands
Fri AM/PM arena, Sat AM Farm mixed sheep/ducks, PM Courses E & F, Sun arena, Post Adv Sheep, PM Courses D & F. Cattle contingent on weather conditions.
judges: Maarten Walter, Bjintze Jäger, Anneke de Jong
.pdf farm flyer
SOUTHERN ARIZONA ASA
judges: Roy Sage, Joan Carrillo
CDs: Lisa Goss, Kellie Wolverton
ASC of ARIZONA
New River AZ (near Phoenix)
judges: Ken Lyle, Cheryl Padgett, Wayne Kirby
LONE STAR ASC
The Hartís ranch, Gainesville, Texas
Fri 7th ranch trial, Sat/Sun arena. Cattle only
Judges: John Rossy and Jerry Rowe
WORKING ASC OF OKLAHOMA
Red River Round Up
Fri practice runs, Sat AM/PM Trial (AM new course TBD, B pm) Sun AM only
Judges: Neal DeShazo and Marie Murphy
CDs: Jamie Burns, Marla Gaby
ASC OF WASHINGTON
Post Adv, arena
Judges: Andrea Hoffman and Ken Lyle
WORKING ASC OF GEORGIA
Cherokee Rose Trial
Coosawattee Farm, Calhoun, Georgia
5 trials over 3 days
Judges: Betty Williams, Dana MacKenzie
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN ASA
36th Aunual Great Lakes Trial
judges: W.Kirby, Bob Myrick
info: Karen Graeff
31 July-August 3
LOBO ASC OF NEW MEXICO
Free To Be Ranch, Mountainair NM
info: Devona Myrick
ASC of MONTANA
GEORGIA WORKING ASC
Peach State Classic
Coosawattee Farm, Calhoun, Georgia
Judges: Brad Warren & TBA
OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST
This is not a complete list. For more clinics, unaffiliated trials, etc. in your area, go to Herding Trainers & Clinicians for links to their personal calendars, and/or check the regional calendar for your location
Open to Aussies born AFTER Jan. 1, 2014 and registered with ASCA, AKC or the Canadian Kennel Club. Time/points trial on both sheep and cattle, held in the fall of 2016, exact date TBA. Those with a dog born BEFORE January 2014 will be eligible to enter the Maturity. More info: Judy DeShazo or Glenda Teaff.
LARRY PAINTER HANDLERS' CLINIC
Keepstone Farm, Berryville VA
12 working spots and unlimited auditing. Cattle, sheep and ducks. The working spots are half filled, so please act quickly to reserve yours.
contact: Sandy Payne
LARRY PAINTER SHEEP CLINIC
Maple Grove Farm, Denton, North Carolina
contact: Kay Delk ph 336-241-2817 or 336-964-5642
CATTLE FUN WEEKEND
Mcnutt Farm, Blue Rock, Ohio
$25 per dog. Lodging $50 on site if desired.
contact: Erin Arvin
BETTY WILLIAMS CLINIC SCHEDULE
8-9 May Frenchtown, MT, sponsor ASC of Montana
20-23 June Sheep Camp, Sweeting Ranch, Lewistown MT
11-14 August Cattle Camp, Sweeting Ranch, Lewistown MT
20-23 August Cattle Camp, Sweeting Ranch, Lewistown MT
Trial-sponsoring Associations and Clubs
Australian Shepherd Club of America official calendar. ASCA affiliate clubs host many trials all over North America and western Europe. Most common are arena trials but farm trials (variable trials in a small-scale area) are becoming more common. Ranch trials and Post Advanced (open field) trials are also possible offerings. Cattle, sheep, and ducks are the usual stock (all three, normally), but geese and goats are possible. All trials are judged. Trial formats are intended to showcase the working abilities of Aussies. Listings on this calendar are usually only a few months ahead, but always have .pdf premium links.
Another ASCA calendar, privately maintained, is Frank's Calendar. It is not complete, as it relies upon voluntary submissions. Both list all ASCA events, not just stockdog trials.
Another online aid is this Google Map of the locations of upcoming ASCA trials, associated with the Facebook group Aussie Stockdog.
Australian Shepherd Trialing Association Time-and-points trialing group which sponsors non-judged trials with payout to the winners. Courses vary, any herding breed can compete, but are meant to showcase Aussie talents. No titles. No activity recently.
American Herding Breeds Association AHBA herding trials are open to all herding breeds of any or no registration. The AHBA offers herding instinct testing, certification, and titles in a variety of trial types including arena, ranch, and 'large flock'. All trials are judged. Stock may include geese, sheep, ducks, goats, or (rarely) cattle. Designed to be accessible to all herding breeds.
The American Kennel Club Offers instinct testing, certification, and trialing titles. All trials are judged. Designed to be accessible to AKC registered Herding Group breeds, although spayed/neutered non-AKC Aussies may petition to compete.
United States Border Collie Handlers Association The USBCHA allows any breed to compete in their open-field and arena sheep and cattle trials. Designed to showcase the particular talents of Border Collies. No titles. May be judged or points/time. Trial requirements vary according to the terrain or ranch.
Cowdog News Events Calendar Cattle clinics and trials sponsored by various stockdog associations. Commercial cattle-working breeds such as Border Collies, Kelpies, Cattle Masters, Hangin Tree Cowdogs, and crosses of these breeds, are the typical competitors. May be judged or points/time. No titles.
Announcements of AHBA, AKC, and ASCA trials and related events such as clinics.
Rodear America Cowdog Association Horseback cattle trials in which the dog, horse, and rider work and are scored as a team.
Midwest Herding Connection Events Calendar
Northeast Herding Events
Jan Wesen's Northwest Calendar
Western Europe Working Australian Shepherd Club Trial Calendar
Western New York Herding
covers Western New York, Southern Ontario, Northwest Pennsylvania