2013 National Finals Open Judges will be Paul Turnbull & Colin Gordon.
Nursery Judges will be Todde Laambe & Lavon Calzacorta.
The Sheepdog Finals store is open for business! We have hats, unisex T shirts, ladies T shirts, and a great raffle donated by Carol Campion. On the way are visors, more shirt styles (rumor has it there is a tie-dye style on the way), and dog sponsorships. Don't forget to check back for new items. Support the finals and look great at the post.
Nominations need to be made for 2013 cattledog finals judges. You may find nomination forms under "association" - Forms & Applications. This need to be done ASAP.
We need to get these nominations in ASAP.
It might be some time before "qualifying points" can be posted to web, because of the storm in the east.
To purchae a DVD of the National Finals go to http://www.bcollies.com/videos.htm
Newly Elected 2014 Directors
Dist 1 Pat Shannahana
Dist 2 Dennis Edwards
Dist 3 Cathy Scoty
Dist 4 Herbert Holmes
Dist 5 Mike Schragel
Dist 6 Barbara Rae
Dist 7 Roger Millen
Diat 8 Marianna Schreeder
Dist 9 Amanda Milliken
Dist 10 Scott Glen
At Large Bara Ross
I can't receive a fax till Monday. If you need to send a ballot please
give me a call 254-486-2500.
Also I have added two handlers to the run order. Please run order daily.
Open handlers meeting at 5:30 Monday, Sept. 24th. Will start Open at 8 AM and Nursery at 9 AM each weekday. Saturday will start at 7 AM and Sunday at 8 AM. Dinner, Dance and Calcutta for Saturday night?
The board voted to fill drop outs at the national finals up until the day before the trial starts.
To be guaranteed your money back, you must drop out before September 1. After that, the only way to be given a refund is to have your spot filled.
With that in mind, The secretary will continue to update the website, entry's received, on a daily basis. For the most part, it is updated withing the hour of receiving a cancellation. With that in mind, please do not call Francis to see if you are in. LOOK at the website.
The website will be updated until the 20th of September.
After the 20th of September, the only way to get into the finals is to personally be at the secretary's trailer on the Monday before the finals starts, before 5:00 pm, and sign the provided sheet.
(PLEASE, DO NOT ASK FOR EXCEPTION TO THIS. WE CANNOT MAKE AN EXCEPTION TO THIS PROCEDURE).
At 5 pm on that day, Francis will remove from the running order the cancellations made after the 20th and fill those spots with the dogs on the sign in sheet.
The dogs on the sign in sheet have to be entered by the August 1 entry deadline and will be given entry into the trial based on qualification points
Reminder all cancellations must be into HA office by Sept. 1 to have fees returned. The draw will be done Sept. 1st and posted on Sept. 2nd.
Please check the entries received for the National Finals (pull up major events). There has been some cancellations and the 150 cut off of points is how 19.4.
It is sad to report that Robert Barlow passed away this morning after a lengthy illness. Robert lived in Counce, TN. and was a long time member and friend of USBCHA. Robert and Peggy had sheep trials for many years, and he ran in both sheep and cattle trials. The memorial service will be help Sept. 18th in Counce, TN.
You can sign up now for practice field times for National finals at http://sheepdogfinals.org/wordpress1/home/handlers/camping-and-practice-field/
Reminder: Aug 1 is deadline for entering the National Finals, no entries will be accepted that is postmarked after that date.
Directors nomination form and entry form was mailed to members prior to July 1st.
By-law: Article V: Nominations must be received in the HA Office on or before (July 30, 2012 at least sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting. Sept. 28, 2012, Klamath Falls, OR. Nomination form has been mailed to members.
For more information on National Finals check finals web site www.sheepdogfinals.org
Below are photos and videos of 2012 Cattle Finals.:
Award photos and videos of the Champion and Reserve Cattledogs can be found at www.nationalcattledogfinals.com, along with links to other videos and photo galleries.
Videos taken during the Finals on Sunday can be found on the 2012 USBCHA National Cattledog Finals You-Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/2012USBCHACattledog?feature=mhee
We are processing in excess of 1800 photos from Saturday and Sunday that Pam Wolf took, are located on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2012usbchacattledogfinals/?saved=1
There is a link on Facebook for USBCHA discussions.
For the ones not on Facebook directions: Type www.facebook and either sign in or sign up. Under "search" at the top of the page type usbcha and it will bring up 3 links.
Elected judges for 2012 National Finals
Alasdair MacRae, MO
Andy Carnegie, Scotland
Bruce Foft, OH
Allisdair Lyttle, Ireland
Elected judges for 2012 Cattle Finals
Gary Westbrook, AR
Pete Gonnet, SASK
April 1st is the deadline for enteries the National Cattle Finals. Send entries as soon as possible. Entry form found on "Association" pull up "forms and applications"
Beginning Jan. 1, 2012: “A three (3) dollar per dog sanctioning fee shall be charged for each dog entered in Open and Nursery competition at all sanctioned trials. The one (1) dollar increase will be specifically designated for the National Finals Committee in order to meet expenses. The funds are not considered a loan, and the USBCHA will continue to share in any profits associated with a current year National Finals.”
There has been only one person nominated for 2012 National Sheep judge and the deadline for nominations is Jan. 15, 2012. Please get your entries in. Will select four judges and one mut be from US. Reminder that you must have approval from person(s) you nominate. Nomination form may be found on this page "Forms & Applcations"
Have had only one person nominated for cattle judge so opening up nominations till January 1, 2012. Reminder that you must have approval from person you nominate.
Sheep Nominations are open till January 15, 2012. Will select four judges and one mut be from US. Reminder that you must have approval from person(s) you nominate
Nomination form may be found on this page "Forms & Applcations"..
12/4/11, Earnest Coggins
Our sheepdog community lost a very special individual tonight. Some will remember and mourn, some will not have known him, but ALL of us have benefited from him and the others that have come and gone before. They gave to each us and to the sheepdog world and what they gave was then passed down, and down, and down again. Do not forget or take for granted what these men put into the world we enjoy now.
Please say a prayer for Earnest and his family tonight.
I also ask for anyone who has any photos, or stories of Earnest, to please forward them to me. If it was significant to you, it will be significant to his family!
285 Curtis Brown Rd.
Tallapoosa, Ga. 30176
Because of the snow storm in NJ the open sheep and cattle "qualifying points" pages can not be pulled up. Gene Sheninger said it may be as late as this Friday before it is restored. It may be Monday (11/7/11) before I can post points.
Corey Perry has been elected as Director in the run-off for District 10. Corey will serve 2012 & 2013.
Francis Raley, 10/24/11
Sept. 15, 2011
Results of Director elelction, 2011, Class of 2013
District 1 - Geri Byrne
District 2 - Dan Keeton
District 3 - Thad Fleming
District 4 - Ron Burkey
District 5 - Pearse Ward
District 6 - Lori Cunningham
District 7 - Barbara Levinson
District 8 - Dwight Parker
District 9 - Jim Murphy
District 10 - Tie between Corey Perry and Wendy Schmaltz, run off ballot has been mailed.
Director at Large - Robin French
Jan 1 new Directors will begin serving their term.
9/5/11: There is still time to fax your Director's voting ballot. I will be leaving Sun. Sept. 11. If your balolot is not received by Saturday it will not be counted.
8/30/11: It is that time of the year again to nominate judges for National Finals. Nonimation forms are found on this page (click on Forms & Applications). Cattle nominations for 2012 must be in the office by Oct. 1, 2011. Please get your choices in early.
8/30/11: Because of the storm in New Jersey the server for qualifying points is down. No way of knowing how long this will last.
8/26/11: The cattledog TV program is complete and ready to go, the airing time and dates are :Sept 5 at 8pm EST and Sept 6 at 11am EST. This is a link for the commercial that will play this next week on RFD to advertise the program, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrueoyETjUI&feature=feedwll
8/25/11: Remember the last day to pull out of the 2011 National Finals is Sept. 1st in order to get refund of entry fees. Must received cancelations by midnight on the 1st. Run order will be posted on Sept. 2.
8/25/11: The 2012 National Cattledog Finals will be held in Redding Iowa May 24 - 27, 2012.. The contact people are Jeff Mundorf and Greg Sharp.
8/23/11: Handlers winning awards in 2010 please remember to return traveling trophies to National Finals. They can be mailed/UPS to Strang Ranch, % Bridget Strang, 393 CR 102, Carbondale, CO. 81623
8/18/11: September 1st is the last date to cancel any entries from the National Finals.
After that date no fees will be returned nor handlers/dogs added to the run order.
I will be leaving for National Finals on Sept. 11th, must received Director's ballots before that date in order for them to be counted/ Fax number 254--486-2271
9/10/11: Believe all National entries have been received. Please check your points and email me if there are any errors. The draw will be done later in the month and run order posted on Sept. 2. Entries that don't make the top 150 will be returned after Sept. 1st.
8/2/11: More entries wil be coming in the next few days. When you are certain you have qualified, please take the following steps:
1. Familiarize yourself with the Handler Section of the web site: http://www.sheepdogfinals.com/information/handler.php
2. Make your parking reservations (mandatory): http://www.sheepdogfinals.com/rvparkingregistration.html
3. Provide information for the Announcer, the web site, and the Trialer Data Pool Project (not mandatory but encouraged): http://www.sheepdogfinals.com/information/handler/biosketchform.html
7/30/11: Entries for National Finals must be postmarked on or before Aug. 1, 2011 to be accepted. Please check received entries (Major Events) to be sure your points are corrected and your entries listed as received.
7/20/11 Forms & Applications. Clicking the "submit" or "E-mail" button to send a completed form requires sofeware capable of creating PDF documents be installed on your computer. If you can't create a PDF document fill out the forms on line, print and either mail or fax (254-486-2271) to me.
Trial Host: If you have not sent in results of your trials please do so ASAP. Trials being held the next two weeks please email me your results so handlers will get credit for their placings.
7/15/11: No nominations will be taken after midnight July 16th central time. May fax form to 254-486-2271.
Attention: Nomination for class of 2013 must be received in the HA office on or before July 16. Please send in your nomination ASAP. You may fax copy of form to 254-486-2271.
July 1, 2011
I hope everyone enjoys our new web site,
Trial hosts please check the "Upcoming Trials" link to be sure your trials are listed correctly. Contact me at email@example.com for corrections. Remember when sending in your approval dates to include a "open and closing date". It will be much easier for me if everyone would use the "trial approval form" when requesting sanctioning. National Sheep and Cattle Finals info will be found under "Major Events".
Entries for 2011 National Finals must be postmarked no later than Aug. 1, no entries will be accepted after that date. Last date to cancel entries is Sept. 1 in order to have fees returned. Running order will be posted on Sept. 2nd, checks deposted first week in Sept. Please send in your entries as soon as possible, Due date for printing the program is Aug. 10th. Any entries not making the top 150 will be returned and checks not deposited.
Entries for National Finals will be posted as entries come in. For information on Finals use website: www.sheepdogfinals.com.
Check "Latest News" often. From now on this is where you will find the latest news. Remember July 16th all nominations for directors must be received.
Thanks and again we hope you will find this new site helpful and easier to use.