Guy Working Sheep and Lana Working Cow

12/3/2014

Complaint

The USBCHA received a complaint from a spectator at this National Finals, alleging that a dog was mistreated following its run on the Nursery field.  Acting President, Geri Byrne appointed a committee to investigate the matter.  The committee reviewed statements from the complainant as well as the individual against whom the complaint was made.  Statements were also received from other witnesses to the event.  Upon completion of the investigation, the committee found no basis for the serious allegation of abuse as outlined by the USBCHA. The Board of Directors approved the committee’s recommendation.  The complaint has therefore been dismissed as unsubstantiated and the parties have been informed of the results of the investigation.

While the allegation in this instance was not substantiated, we appreciate the spectator bringing it to the attention of the USBCHA.   It also serves as an important reminder that at many trials, including the Nationals, non-members are observing handlers and their dogs, and not all spectators are familiar with sheepdog training.  What a handler may view as an acceptable correction is often perceived as too harsh.  We need to be aware of and respect the perceptions of those who attend our trials.

Carol Clawson, President

 

12/1/2014:  A brief note to introduce myself as your new President of the USBCHA.  The Board of Directors has asked me to take office as of December 1, 2014 instead of waiting until January 1, so I guess I’m “it.”  I am excited to become more involved in the Handlers’ Association and look forward to working with the members and the Board of Directors. 

I am sure that, for most of you, I am an unfamiliar name.  I live outside Heber City, Utah (recently moved from Salt Lake) with my husband a five border collies. (My son is in law school at Duke.)  I have had horses and border collies most of my life but am a relative “newcomer” to sheepdog work, having started about 10 years ago with a puppy.  We didn’t quite make it as a team, but I was hooked.  I started trialing in the open competition about 5 years ago and I am currently running two open dogs, both of which were trained by Lyle Lad.  (I decided to learn how to be a “handler” first and leave the training to a pro).  For the past 6 years, I have been the President of the Utah Stockdog Association.  We put on two to three trials a year and assist with the Soldier Hollow Classic as volunteers. 

Professionally, I have been a practicing attorney for 28+ years and am now semi-retired, focusing primarily on dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration).  I also work as an administrative law judge.  I work mostly at home, which is another way of saying you can usually get a hold of me. 

When the newly elected Board members take office in January, we will begin working on a few new projects.  The website is in the process of being updated and the Board will be looking at the bylaws and rules, with the hope of making them more easily understood and accessible.  We will also be gearing up for the 2015 Finals and begin planning for 2016. 

As we as a Board move forward, I hope that you, the members, will feel free to offer your suggestions, comments and concerns.  Your first contact is, of course, one of your district representatives on the Board.  Contact information for all members of the Board will be updated soon.  I am also happy to hear from any member and can be reached at awaytome@centurylink.net.

Thank you all, and I look forward to meeting many members (and their dogs) as the year progresses.

Carol Clawson, President

 

 

 

 

Sept. 17, 2014
Board of Directors of Sept. 9, 2014 and Conference call has been posted on "Meetings & Minutes" link.

11/7/14

Francis Raley as been appointed to serve as Dist 4 director for 6 months.

October 29, 2014

The following are the decisions of the Board of Directors of the USBCHA regarding the complaint filed by Amanda Milliken and Barbara Ray against Herbert Holmes regarding an incident which took place at the Board of Directors Meeting on September 9, 2014. The Board held a conference call on October 28, 2014 with 19 Directors on the call. The following items were voted on and passed.

 The Board concurred with the Hearing Committee’s conclusion:

 1)   Herbert’s actions were offensive and highly inappropriate and violated rule Section 4, M-13.

 2)   Herbert did not violate Section 4, M-10.

  The Board voted for the following disciplinary actions and to modify the Hearing Committee’s recommendations #2-4:

 1)   Herbert will write formal apology letters acceptable to the Board to Amanda Milliken, Barbara Ray and the Membership of the USBCHA. The letter to the membership will be posted on the USBCHA website.

 2)   A 6 month suspension commencing immediately from all USBCHA privileges will be imposed upon Herbert. This would necessitate removal from current office and removal from directorship during the 6 month suspension.

 

11/6/14

Carol Clawson of Heber City, UT has been elected as president of USBCHA for the 2015 & 2016 term. 

9/17/14  Newly Elected Directors

Dist 1 - Terry Folsom
Dist 2 - David Soppe
Dist 3 - Cathy Scott
Dist 4 - Herbert Holmes
Dist 5 - none elected
Dist 6 - Paul Tucker
Dist 7 - Chris Bowen
Dist 8 - Marianna Schreeder
Dist 9 - Amanda Milliken
Dist 10 - Scott Glen
At Large - Robin French

8/25/14  Nursery Schedule

Nursery schedule

Wednesday:  Field closes at 7:30 am, 8:00 am handlers meeting, 9   am start, run dog number 1 through 38
Thursday   Field closes at 8:am   Star 9 am, run number 39 through 76
Friday,   field closes at 8:am, run number 77 through 113
Saturday, finals, top 40% of dogs run. 7:30 handlers meeting, 7:30 field closes, 8:am start time

8/25/14

Please check run order.  Dogs with 15.4 points have been placed in run order. 

ABCA annual meeting, Wed night at trial site.

Greetings!

Now that the Finals running order is posted, I hope to hear of more folks wanting to take advantage of the FREE BAER (hearing) tests that will be offered on Wednesday, 9/10 and Thursday, 9/11 at the Finals. We are especially interested in testing dogs with known or suspected hearing problems, or those from lines known to produce dogs with hearing issues.  We have about 56 test spots available and I am compiling a priority list.
Please contact me ASAP with the names, ages, and whether the dog has issues or is from lines with issues. I will be at Soldier Hollow and can take signups there as well. The best email address to contact me isacoapman@gmail.com.
Thanks!
Amy Coapman
ABCA Health & Genetics Committee

731/14

2014 National Schedule:

2014 Annual Meeting, Sept. 10th - Trial Site

2014 Directors Meeting, Sept 9th

  • There will be golf carts available for rent for the week and some by the day.  These must be rented and a deposit paid in advance.  More info to follow, please contact us 2014finals@gmail.com for reservations and information.

    Practice Field:  Probably open (Sat?) for sure Monday-Thursday at the ranch. Signed release and $25 a dog for 20 minutes or 4 sheep which ever runs out first. Reservations to be made through email at 2014finals@gmail.com

    Entries must be postmarked on or before Aug. 1 in order to accept entries.  No entries will be taken after that date.

    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 6th of September.

    After the 6th 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 6th 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.  Herbert Holmes
    Open & Nursery Entries received listed below.

    If you need to cancel your entry in the National Finals you  may send an email stating you want to pull out of the finals, but must call to verify your message was receive or 254-715-1290.  It is handler’s responsibility to make sure your message was received and proper action was taken.  Run order updates are posted within minutes after cancelations are received, so please check to see if cancelation has been pulled.

 

7/28/14
Newly elected officers for 2015 & 2016 are:

Anne Marie Holland, KY - Secretary
Joanne Murphy, ON - Web Master
Marianna Schreeder, GA - Treasurer

 

6/30/14

2014 - Annual Membership Meeting, Wednesday, Sept 10th, at trial site.

2014 - Directors Meeting, more information later.

6/15/14

Directors nomination form and National Finals entry form have been mailed, if you didn't receive a mailings please email me with correct mailing address  f.raley@att.net. 

National Finals entry form is on web - under forms.

5/16/14

USBCHA Officer Selection Announcement

The BOD of the USBCHA would like to announce the retirement of Herbert Holmes as President and Francis Raley as Secretary/Treasurer. Their current terms will expire at the end of 2014. The BOD would like to thank both Francis and Herbert for their selfless and dedicated service to the USBCHA. Their personal sacrifices have gone beyond the call of duty on many occasions.

Candidates for an Officer position (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) must be members in good standing and may be nominated by any member. Officers will be appointed following a vote by the Board of Directors on the nominated candidates. Officer positions have a 2 year term.   These positions are not salaried; however, travel expenses associated with attending the National Finals (both Cattle & Sheep) as well as day-to-day business expenses will be reimbursed.

The BOD plans to separate Francis’ existing duties into Secretary, Treasurer and an appointed position of Web Administrator.  Persons interested in one or all of these positions may apply directly to a District Director or Director-at-Large, or members may put forward a nominee for any of these positions to a Director. Nominees must have given permission to have their names considered. 

Although a formal resume is not required, outlining the experience a nominee would to bring to the position(s) is important, such as a thorough understanding of trial management, personal references and an understanding of common computer programs (Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat & QuickBooks for Treasurer).

The future Secretary-Elect and Treasurer-Elect will be required to attend the 2014 Sheep Finals in Carbondale, CO for training.  The future President-Elect will be required to attend the 2014 Sheep Finals as well as begin the planning process for the 2015 National Sheep Finals. Travel expenses for 2014 will be reimbursed for Officers-Elect.

Nominations for Secretary, Treasurer and Web Administrator will be open until June 30, 2014. Please apply directly to a District Director. There is no termination date for nominations for President at this time. The BOD will announce when nominations will be closed.

Members may contact their local District Director or Director-at-Large for further information on the application process.

5/7/14

USBCHA invites bids for National Finals for the years of 2015 & 2016.
Requirements and information is available from the secretary’s office.
Remember this is an attraction for selected areas to promote tourism for this exciting event.

5/2/14   Cattle Finals Scores

To view Cattle Finals Scores go to "Major Events", then cattle, finals, then "results.

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4/11/14

Judges for the 2014 National Finals are Alan MacDonald, Faansie Basson, Hefin Jones and Lyle Lad.

 

2/7/14

It is time to nominate judges for our National Finals, you will find nomination form under "association" on home page.  Please get nominations in as soon as possible. 

 

thanks,  fr

January 13, 2014, 3:46pm (CST)

Local problems with a power pole are preventing Francis from accessing the Web. Crews are working to resolve the issue. Updates to the website will resume as soon as possible. Your patience is appreciated.


                                                                                                                    November 30, 2013

SUBJECT:  Formal apology for prior actions              

            TO:  U.S.  Border Collie Handlers Association

                     Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trial Committee

                     2013 Meeker Classic Judge, Mr. Bevis Jordan

This letter of apology is submitted in response to the USBCHA ruling dated October 31, 2013 and your recent letter dated November 30, 2013.

I sincerely regret the comments made by me on a social network site referencing the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trial and the judge Mr. Bevis Jordan in a negative manner.  I do understand the seriousness of my statements and accept your decision to ban me from competing in the 2014 USBCHA Finals.

To the USBCHA Committee:  I understand you have a job to do and through your committee’s deliberations have found me in violation of “Unsportsmanlike conduct”.  I do understand the seriousness of my actions and offer you a sincere apology.  I have been a part of the USBCHA for several years, supporting the organization in many ways.  My husband and I along with our kennel “Canines N Ewe” will continue to support the USBCHA in the future.  I assure you, negative actions/comments from me or my husband will not happen again. 

To the Meeker Classic Trial Committee:  Your trial has always been a top notch venue and known for the strong competiveness of the sheep and handlers.  My comment was not intended to show any disrespect towards your committee, the other handlers and your overall venue.  For this I do apologize.  If allowed by your committee, my husband I would like to continue supporting your trial in a professional and favorable manner.

To the 2014 Meeker Classic Judge – Mr. Bevis Jordan:  I know your job as the judge at Meeker was difficult and challenging.  I am sorry for making it even more so through my actions.  This was unprofessional and I offer you my sincerest apology and would like to assure you that this will not happen again.

Your decision to ban me from the 2014 USBCHA Finals has had a serious impact on me and my family.  It’s been hard for me to talk about it to anyone.  This matter is not trivial to me and please don’t think this.   Due to the stress of the situation, I have had to seek medical attention.  Therefore, “NO” I am not thinking this as a small matter.  The people that know me,  know that I love this sport and give it all and take it serious.  Again I apologize for my actions and accept your decision for the 2014 Finals ban and ask for this matter to be done. 

Sincerely,

Jennifer A. Clark-Ewers
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10-23-13 -2014 World Trial

If you are interested in entering the 2014 World Trial please send me an email  f.raley@att.net stating you want on the list.  Most likely it will be after the first of the year before we receive more information other than what we have now. Rules below for qualifying for World Trial.

2014 World Trial will be held at Fearn Farm, By Tain, Ross Shire, Scotland

September 3 thru September 6, 2014

Send name of member and dog if you want to be considered HA office. f.raley@att.net

More information will be available soon. ISDS web site www.isds.org.uk

Qualifying for the 2014 World Sheepdog Trials 

The USA has been allotted 15 spots to form the U.S.A. Team for the 2014 World Sheepdog Trial. Handlers who are interested in representing the USA must be USBCHA members in good standing, and must indicate their interest by applying to the USBCHA Secretary. Entries open ________ and the deadline for entry is ___________. [All entries must be accompanied by a check for entry fees of $XXX].

Team members will be selected using USBCHA qualifying points from the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The top applicant from each USBCHA District in the USA (therefore excluding District 9, and 10) will be offered a place on the team (8 places) with the remaining places (7 places) awarded to the second highest point earner in each district in descending order of points earned.

A handler who wishes to enter two dogs, must qualify both dogs through the applications process. However, any handler who is selected to the team may choose to bring an alternate dog to the trial in the event that the qualified dog is unable to compete for medical reasons.

 

10-18-13

Newly elected Officiers for 2014 & 2015 are

Dist 1 - Lana Rowley
Dist 2 - Terry Murray
Dist 3 - Thad Fleming
Dist 4 - Ron Burkey
Dist 5 - Pearse Ward
Dist 6 - Lori Cunningham
Dist 7 - Barbara Levinson
Dist 8 - Dwight Parker
Dist 9 - Jim Murphy
Dist 10 - Scott Glen
At Large - Bob Washer

9/22/23

Cell is active now - call land line or cell.

thanks,  fr

I lost my cell phone so please use house phone number 254-486-2500 till Sunday.

thanks,  fr

9/4/13

Handlers,

If you need to cancel your entry in the National Finals you  may send an email stating you want to pull out of the finals, but must call to verify your message was receive 254-486-2500 or 254-715-1290.  It is handler’s responsibility to make sure your message was received and proper action was taken.  Run order updates are posted within minutes after cancelations are received, so please check to see if your entry has been deleted. Thanks,  fr

8/22/13

Handler's meeting:  Open at 5 pm, Oct. 7th
                                   Nnursery 5pm, Oct. 8th

8/17/13

Practice field for National Finals: Susan Rhodes is running the practice field again during the Finals. All inquires should be made through her contact us tab on her website www.keepstonefarm.com please

8/6/13

Please check "entries received" to make sure your entries/points are correct.  Click on "mayor events" then click "National Sheepdog Finals". On entries received page you will find rules for withdrawing from the finals. 

Thanks,  fr

 

7/10/13

Good morning,

The sponsorship challenge is heating up! Which Handler/Dog team(s) will you be
rooting for this year??

Don't let your champion walk to the post without hearing the name of their supporter(s)- yes, that is you!!- announced over the PA system. What a lonely walk that would be...

For the price of $100 you not only show support for your mentor, friend, partner, spouse, sibling, child... (you get the picture!) But you also will receive a listing in the Finals
program, a special sponsors only cap, one event pass and are eligible for a drawing for a free event jacket!

The Handler who receives the most sponsors will also win a free event jacket. So,
don't hesitate to show support for a team that you know someone else is already
supporting!

Now is the time... Support your favorite competitor individually or gang up on them with your sponsorship team! Sponsors pick their Team & Teams can have multiple sponsors.
Sponsorships are tax deductible to the extent allowed by tax laws, receipt provided.
Please gather together and show your support for the 2013 National Finals! (If you contribute as a team, please indicate the one lucky duck who will receive the goodies...)

How do I support my Champion, you ask?? Print a form from the files section of Sheepdog-L or process your entry online by accessing the website www.nationalsheepdogfinals.org and selecting "Sponsor a Team" on the left hand side.

Thanks for your support!

Laura Hanley

 

 

 

7/7/13

Reminder: 2013 National Entry Forms must be postmarked on or before Aug. 1, 2013 to be accepted. Please note on entry form that parking fees for RV parking at finals must be paid with entries.

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3/21/13

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.

http://www.nationalsheepdogfinals.org/store.html

 

12/19/12

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.

Thanks,  fr

 

We need to get these nominations in ASAP. 

thanks, h

 

Herbert Holmes

 

 

11/1/12
It might be some time before "qualifying points" can be posted to web, because of the storm in the east. 

Thanks,  fr

10/6/12

To purchae a DVD of the National Finals go to http://www.bcollies.com/videos.htm

fr

9/29/12

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

9/10/12

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.

Thanks,  fr

 

9/3/12

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?

8/30/12

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

Herbert Holmes

________________________________________________________________---

 

8/27/12

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. 

8/16/12

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.

8/2/12

You can sign up now for practice field times for National finals  at http://sheepdogfinals.org/wordpress1/home/handlers/camping-and-practice-field/

Thanks, Geri

__________________________________________________________________

7/6/12

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

6/1/12 

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

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4/3/12
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. 

3/28/12: 
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

3/24/12

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"

Thanks,  fr

1/1/12

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.”

fr

11/12

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"

fr

 

12/7/11

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"..

Thanks,  fr

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!

http://www.miller-funeralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1329843&fh_id=11301

 Ann Coggins
285 Curtis Brown Rd.
Tallapoosa, Ga. 30176

Anita Young

anitaryoung@mac.com

 

 

 

 

11/1/11

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.

fr

Oct. 24

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.

fr

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.

fr

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.

Thanks,  fr

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. 

Thanks,,  fr

7/15/11:  No nominations will be taken after midnight July 16th central time.  May fax form to 254-486-2271.

Thanks,  fr

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 f.raley@att.net 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. 

Francis

 

 

 

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