SECTION 1: MEMBERSHIP
REQUIREMENTS AND/OR PRIVILEGES
A. Dues are payable on January lst. Any member who does not reinstate by
January lst or any member who resigns by notifying the USBCHA (HA) Secretary of
his intent in writing, will automatically become a member in arrears.
B. Members will receive the HA Newsletter.
C. Members will have the right to vote on matters
brought before the membership.
D. Members in good standing may participate in
the National Cattledog Finals and in the sheepdog Finals.
E. Members will receive a current copy of the
F. Any Director may, at his discretion, collect
membership dues. It will be the responsibility of the collector to forward
Moines to the HA office immediately.
G. By the act of paying membership dues, members
accept all rules contained herein and rules and/or policies hereafter adopted by
the Board of Directors (BOD).
H. By the act of paying membership dues, or entry
fees to HA sanctioned events participants waive all claims against the trial
management, or HA, for injuries he or she, or their property may sustain in any
HA sanctioned event.
I. The HA assumes no responsibility for injury or
damage to the person, property or animals of any owner, contestant or assistant
at a HA sanctioned event.
J. As a condition of membership, all
member-participants in HA sanctioned trials or HA approved special events,
effected in any manner whatsoever by a decision of the BOD or any person or
committee authorized by the BOD to handle disciplinary matters, hereby releases
the HA, their affiliated, related, or subsidiary companies, their officers,
directors, and employees, Hearing Committee members jointly and severally,
individually and in the official capacity, of and from any and all claims,
demands, damages, and causes of action whatsoever, in law or equity, rising out
of or in connection with any individual committees to whom disciplinary matters
may be authorized by the BOD or by a Hearing Committee.
K. All members shall receive a copy of minutes of
ALL meetings, including all BOD meetings / Conference Calls. This may be done by
direct mail, e-mail, Facsimile or by publishing them.
L. Facsimile transactions and email
communications are acceptable forms of communication provided such form of
communication can be confirmed by a "hard copy". (I.e.- a printed copy
of email or a return acknowledgment of received fax.)
M. All HA members are responsible for reading and
knowing the prevailing rules of the HA as well as those provided by management
of individual trials in which they participate. Failure to know these rules is
not an acceptable excuse.
N. Any member or non-member placed on suspension
shall not be permitted to compete in any trial during the period of his
suspension or event sanctioned by the HA. Any event that allows such suspended
individuals to enter the trial will not be sanctioned by the HA.
O. Members may file protest (see Section 3 for
P. For further rights, privileges and possible
loss of privileges see Section 4: Discipline.
SANCTIONING OF TRIALS
A. These rules and regulations apply only to
HA sanctioned trials and approved events.
B. New trial hosts, as well as existing hosts,
must apply for sanctioning to the HA Secretary at least sixty (30) days prior
to the OPEN trial date. If the HA Secretary deems it necessary, an Approval Trial
Committee will review the request and either approve or disapprove. Errors or
omissions by the trial host may be waived by the Trial Approval Committee and
their decision will be final. All trial information must be published prior to
the trial in at least one Border Collie Magazine, or a local association
newsletter, or a flyer to members in that district. Upon request, the HA may
furnish address labels to the trial host for the district mailing.
C. A four (4) dollar sanctioning fee
(beginning January 2, 2009) shall be
charged for each dog entered in a sanctioned catalog trial (Open and Nursery).
If he should run in both classes, for class points, he must pay two
D. The four (4) dollar sanctioning fee, along
with the trial results form is to be mailed to the HA Secretary's office not
later than twenty one (21) days after the trial. The HA Secretary will notify
the sanctioning committee if trial management fails to abide by this rule.
F. The HA Secretary shall maintain a list of all
G. Judges sheets will not
automatically be mailed to trial host. Trial host must request judging sheet from HA'S secretary. Judging sheet may be found on
web site home page.
(1) Trials sanctioned by other national or international organizations, including but not limited to the American Kennel Club, the American Herding Breed Association, and the Australian Shepherd Club of America, are ineligible for sanctioning by the USBCHA.
(2)Trials hosted or sponsored by, affiliated
with, or benefiting any organization which advocates or supports
conformation breeding or showing of Border Collies, and trials held in
conjunction with any event sanctioned or sponsored by such an
organization, are ineligible for sanctioning by the USBCHA.
I. No eye exam is required for National Finals.
B. Any member desiring to file a complaint
regarding any alleged violation of these rules may do so by submitting the
complaint to the HA President through the HA Secretary's office. Said letter
shall be accompanied by a fifty (50) dollar cashier's check payable to the
USBCHA. The complaint must be filed with the HA within fourteen (14) days of the
closing date of the trial involved. Upon receipt of said letter, the complaint
will be referred to the appropriate Hearing Committee for investigation and
consideration. If the Hearing Committee determines, after investigation, that
no further action is warranted, the complainant will be notified and no
further action will be taken. In this case the fifty (50) dollar will not be
returned to complainant. A majority decision of the Hearing Committee will be
C. If the Hearing Committee determines, after
investigation, that there are grounds for possible disciplinary action the
fifty (50) dollars will be returned to the complainant. The HA President shall
be notified and the matter will be scheduled for a hearing before the HA BOD.
D. Any member may lodge a protest signed by
him/her against any contravention of any rule for trials, against any prize
being awarded, delivered or paid, or protest a judge's decision upon
submission in complaint stating alleged errors made by judge or judges. All
conditions above must also be met. The Hearing Committee may also require any
member to whom a prize has been paid or delivered to return the same. The
member shall be bound to do so within the time fixed by the Hearing Committee.
E. Details of all protests under these rules and
the decisions reached by the Hearing Committee shall be reported to the
complete BOD by the HA Secretary.
F. No person shall make a derogatory
remark, nor take, nor threaten to take, adverse action against a HA trial
sponsor, its agents, volunteers or employees. Any person who violates this
rule is subject to disciplinary action and is also responsible to the HA for
any loss or damage caused by a violation of this rule.
G. A judge may present in writing,
within seven (7) days of the occurrence, any grievance he/she may have
against contestants or trial officials to the HA President or Director who
will present the grievance to the HA. Procedures established in the Protest
Process section will then be followed.
H. If any trial official or HA
Officer/Director witnesses a grievance against a judge, that individual must
report it to the HA immediately.
Video evidence may NOT be used in
review of runs when a complaint if filed.
SECTION 4: DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
A. Any member or non-member may be
disciplined, placed on probation, fined (not to exceed five hundred (500)
dollars), or suspended from all HA privileges (not to exceed one year) whenever
it shall have been established by a preponderance of the evidence that such
member, or nonmember, has been found to have violated the stated rule, or rules.
B. The HA President may appoint a special Hearing
Committee to conduct any disciplinary hearing. The committee shall have a
minimum of five (5) and a maximum of nine (9) members and a majority shall
constitute a quorum for hearing purposes. Members of the committee must be HA
members in good standing.
C. Five (5) members of the BOD shall constitute a quorum
for the purposes of disciplinary action.
D. The decision of the BOD or Hearing Committee shall be
final and binding on all parties.
E. When the rule in question contains a specific
punishment provision, any disciplinary action taken by the Hearing Committee
must be consistent with that provision.
F. When a fine or penalty is not contained in the rule
pertaining to the complaint, the Hearing Committee or BOD shall assess same in
accordance with the severity of the rule infraction.
G. When anyone shall be accused, by the BOD or by a
Hearing Committee of any rule violation, the accused party shall be sent a
letter by the HA outlining the alleged violation and given not less than fifteen
(15) days notice of time and place for hearing such accusation, and at which
time and place they shall have the opportunity, in person, or by council to be
heard and to present evidence in their own behalf and to hear and refute
evidence in their own behalf and hear and refute evidence offered against them.
It is acceptable for the Committee and the accused to meet by means of a
telephone conference call, which shall be followed by a written report or
H. Every notice required by these rules may be served by
delivering a copy of the notice to the person to be served, or his attorney,
either in person or by certified mail, postage prepaid, to his last known
address as it appears on the HA records and upon mailing, such notice shall be
deemed received by such person when it is deposited in the United States mail.
I. No continuance shall be granted unless requested in
writing at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing, and good cause shown. A
continuance shall be granted or denied at the sole discretion of the HA
President or Chairman of the Hearing Committee.
J. When the BOD or a Hearing Committee has ruled on a
complaint and disciplinary action has been taken against a member, or
non-member, the person’s name, the rule violated, and the disciplinary action
taken shall be published in the HA newsletter.
K. Any member or non-member may be fined, placed on
probation, or suspended, from all HA privileges for failure to pay any
obligation owing to the HA or for giving a worthless check for entry fees,
office charges, stock charges, premiums, or any other fees or charges connected
with the exhibition of herding dogs, provided however, that this person (member
or non-member) shall be given twenty one (21) days written notice of the amount
due and the intention of the HA to fine, place on probation or suspend. Any
suspension under this rule shall terminate upon full payment of the obligation
due the HA.
L. Any member or non-member passing a bad check or checks
at a HA sanctioned trial or event which would effect the image or benefit of the
local trial management will be fined $25 (25) for each such check and must write
a letter of apology and make check good for first offense; second offence,
member will be suspended and fined one hundred (100) dollars; third offense,
member will be suspended and must appear before the Hearing Committee for
reinstatement AFTER restitution of check or checks has been made.
M. The following provisions regarding misconduct at, or in
conjunction with, a HA approved event or a HA sanctioned trial, while not all
inclusive, are to be considered as violations of these rules. If any of the
following subsections do contain penalties, these rules should be followed. If
there are no penalties spelled out in the subsections below, then a violation of
these rules will call for a maximum five hundred (500) dollar fine and/or
maximum one (1) year suspension.
1. Attempting to fix, bribe, influence or intimidate the
judge, trial secretary, time keeper, course director, or any other trial
official will result in disqualification at that trial, suspension and a minimum
fine of one hundred (100) dollars.
2. Talking with the judges about any trial related matter
throughout the duration of the trial or discussing with the judge any ideas or
methods of judging or handling except at approved handlers’ meetings.
3. Making comments within a judge’s hearing regarding
any work taking place on the field.
4. Consuming or bringing alcoholic beverages into the
judge’s stand while a HA sanctioned trial is taking place.
5. Intimidating or attempting to intimidate or argue with
a judge or a course director will result in a minimum fine of one hundred (100)
dollars, and/or a minimum of thirty (30) day suspension.
6. Altering or attempting to alter the draw will result in
disqualification at that trial, and a fine of not less than twenty-five (25)
dollars nor more than two hundred and fifty (250) dollars.
7. Tampering with competition livestock will result in
disqualification for the remainder of that trial and will be subject to a fine
of twenty-five (25) to two hundred and fifty (250) dollars.
8. Unsportsmanlike conduct.
9. Fighting on the trial site.
10. Threatening or actually inflicting bodily harm or
injury to another person based upon that person’s actions, conduct, or
decisions in any official capacity for the HA or for any HA approved or
sponsored event shall call for suspension for one (1) year.
11. Using abusive language on the trial field.
12. Attempting to aid or distract another competitor while
they are competing will result in immediate disqualification in that trial,
suspension, or fine as the Hearing Committee may decide.
13. Behaving in a manner discrediting to the HA.
14. Participating in training activities while on the
trial grounds other than in designated areas is prohibited.
15. Inhumane treatment of dog or stock on the trial field
or grounds is prohibited at HA sanctioned trials. If trial management discovers
inhumane treatment to dog or livestock they may bar the responsible party from
further participation in the trial. The decision as to inhumane treatment of
animals may be based on the consultation with a veterinarian . If trial
management determines, in its sole discretion, that the welfare of the animal
requires immediate action, and a veterinarian is not available, trial management
may consult with the judge of the trial before taking any action allowed by this
Section. (See Section 3, PROTESTS FOR FURTHER GUIDANCE).
16. The HA BOD shall be notified of the occurrence in (15)
so a hearing to consider disciplinary action against the responsible party may
N. Trial organizers, or producers may be suspended for any
of the aforementioned offenses and, in addition, any of the following offenses:
1. Failure to pay added money as advertised.
2. Leaving bad debts in any town connected with the
production of a USBCHA sanctioned trial.
3. Failure to pay sanctioning fee.
O. A special meeting of the BOD may be called by the
president at any time or place or by telephone conference call where at least
fifteen (15) directors are present to consider emergencies such as serious
alleged rule violations of such magnitude as to appear to be detrimental to the
best interests of the HA or to its practices, policies and/or objectives. A
simple majority vote of at least fifteen (15) directors shall be binding for
motions passed during any special BOD meeting.
5: DETERMINATION OF
COMPETENCY TO JUDGE.
A. When by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the BO, the
Board rules a certain individual is deemed incompetent to judge sanctioned
trials, that person shall not judge any HA sanctioned trials/events for a
period set by the BOD.
SECTION 6: INSTRUCTIONS TO JUDGES
A. Judges, judging the USBCHA/ABCA National
Finals trial should read and follow "Instructions to Judges" listed
within the body of the USBCHA Rule Book.
B Every Judge accepting an invitation to act at
any of the Associations sponsored trials will be held, by his acceptance, to
have given an undertaking that he will judge strictly according to the rules
laid down by the Association and that he will not favor any dog, man or
C. A judge shall conduct himself in a manner
fitting and proper to one afforded the honor of officiating at any Association
approved or sponsored trial. Any misconduct on the part of the judge at any
Association trial, the use of abusive language showing favoritism to, or
discrimination against, either an individual or a dog performing in the trial,
or any other action unbecoming to one in his position, either on the grounds
or elsewhere during the entire trial, will make the judge subject to
D. Judges of the National Cattledog Finals are
encouraged to read and follow the USBCHA rules..
E. Under no circumstances will a published
judge be permitted to enter the trial for which said judge was approved.
F. A judge shall not discuss with any
contestant previous scores, events, or related happenings during a trial.
G. A judge shall not intimidate, or attempt to
intimidate, a contestant. The penalty for violating this subsection will be a
minimum of six (6) months suspension from the Association.
H. Each Judge's points for each competitor
shall be recorded by the secretary on score sheets supplied to them, which
shall be aggregated by the secretary and double checked by a secretarial
I. Judges should review each score sheet at the
completion of the run to insure accurate point deductions.
J. Judges may not be changed after a trial
begins except in cases of sickness of injury. The trial committee is then
responsible for appointing a new Judge.
K. See Section 3-G.
L If any trial official or HA Officer/Director
witnesses a grievance against a judge, that individual must report it to the
SECTION 7: CONTESTANTS
A. Each contestant must be ready when called by
the Course Director or an assistant. Anyone failing to answer the call may be
disqualified. contestants should note that while the order of the runs will be
strictly followed, unless changes are authorized by the trial committee, the
exact timing can not be guaranteed.
B. Any contestant wishing to have the course
explained or have any other point clarified must question the Course Director
before he starts his run. Contestants can not ask questions once their run is
C. By commencing the run, contestants are
presumed to understand the course and are expected to follow it.
D. Once contestants start their runs, they are
entirely in the hands of the judge. By deviating from the course they are
liable for disqualification or point loss as the judge considers suitable
having regard for all the circumstances.
E. Any contestant, who receives assistance of
any kind while running his dog, may be disqualified. If the contestant is
disqualified he shall earn no points. If a contestant is called for expiration
of time limit, points earned to that time will count.
F. After being called off, a contestant will
cease working his dog and will collect the livestock and remove them from the
G. Any contestant who retires or leaves the
field, without the judge's permission, will forfeit all points.
H. Any contestant who intentionally harasses
the stock after his run will be disqualified at the discretion of the judge in
conference with the Course Director and may be subject to further disciplinary
action by the HA.
I. Neither contestants nor any others, shall
take dogs onto the trial course, before the competition starts except with
permission of the Course Director or trial management.
J. No contestant, or other person, shall engage
in any form of misconduct or harassment toward trial management, judges, or HA
officials. Trial management has the right to disqualify or refuse entry to any
contestant or other person for violation of this rule.
K. Any contestant so denied access may request
that the regional (district) Directors determine if trial manager's decision
was appropriate, and if it was not, what action should be taken. If either
party is dissatisfied with the decision of the regional directors, they may
appeal to the BOD, which the Appeal Board may or may not hear at their
L. A contestant may drop out of any contest due
to injury to himself, his dog, or due to sickness/death in his family.
M. A contestant shall not at any time withdraw
from any trial he is participating in due to dissatisfaction, grievance with
the judge/judges, trial management, or other contestants without forfeiting
all money/prizes he may have won in previous runs.
N. If contestant refuses to compete in the
finals (except for above mentioned reasons), any money/prizes won will be
forfeited. In the event money/prizes have been distributed before the finals,
it must be refunded/returned within fifteen (15) days after the refund request
is made, or the contestant will be suspended until the money/prizes have been
O. Should a contestant withdraw from competition,
entry fees, or any part thereof, will not be refunded after contest starts.
Trial management has the right to establish cutoff dates for trial
withdrawal refunds. P.A contestant shall not enter the trial field at any
time with any kind of training device. The trial management, representative,
or judge must disqualify a contestant if he enters the trial field with any
such equipment, and all entry fees and/or premiums pertaining to said
contestant shall be forfeited. Such devices include, but are not limited to,
electronic collars, dummy or weighted collars, a leash or rope that is not
detached before the dog is sent, or any device used to distract or cause
pain to a dog while it is working. The judge has the right to inspect the
dog for any violation to this rule.
No handler may compete in an event (Open or Nursery) at the National
Cattledog Finals if that event is being judged by a close relative (parent,
spouse or sibling).
SECTION 8: COURSE DIRECTOR
A. The Course Director shall be a person
selected by the Trials Committee.
B. The Course Directors shall call competitors
in their turn according to the program, unless directed otherwise by the
C. If requested by the competitor before the
run starts to explain the course, he shall do so. After the run starts he
shall not assist the competitor by giving advice or in any other way.
D. He shall see that each lot of cattle, when
let out, is placed to give each competitor a fair and equal chance.
E. He shall be available at all times during
the trial to convey to the competitor any instructions from the judges.
F. He is responsible at all times for keeping
the course clear and ensuring that competitors or their dogs are not
interfered with in any way while competing.
SECTION 9: TIME KEEPERS
A.. It is the time keepers duty to accurately
start the stopwatch at the beginning of each competitor's run and to
promptly call time when the allotted time for the course has expired.
SECTION 10: LITIGATION
A. If any
member institutes litigation in which
the HA is included as a defendant in an effort to recover damages, to
overturn enforcement or interpretation of the Bylaws, Rules or for any other
reason whatsoever, and does not prevail in said litigation by the recovery
of all relief requested, said member shall be liable to the HA for its
attorney fees, costs of court, and other expenses incurred in connection
with such litigation. Venue for any litigation which the HA is included as a
defendant shall be determined by the BOD.
SECTION 11: AMENDING RULES
A. The USBCHA BOD shall have the power to repeal,
revise, modify or amend the Rules of the HA at any annual or regularly
scheduled meeting of the BOD. A simple majority vote by the Directors
present shall be binding.
B. The Trial Secretary or her assistants may not
divulge information to any contestant about judge's decisions or his
individual preferences in the handling or scoring during the competition.
A. The Finals Trial Secretary shall work
jointly with the Trial Committee, Course Directors and local trial committee.
Trial Secretary shall furnish running order, judge's sheets and be responsible
for checking and posting scores. The Secretary will have premium checks ready
for disbursement by the end the Finals. The secretary will know at all times
who the Course Director is and who is the spokesperson for the trial
committee. The secretary will perform duties requested by the course director
and/or trial committee spokesperson as is necessary to assure an orderly
running of the Finals Trial.
SECTION 13: ENTRIES
A. Entry forms must be duly completed and logged
at the Trial Secretary's office by the entry deadline. Entry fees for all
dogs shall be of such sum as is determined by the trial organizers and must
be paid on entry.
SECTION 14: RUNNING ORDER
A. Any competitor running two dogs will run
his/her second dog after all other competitors with two dogs have run their
first dog. Handlers MAY NOT designate which dog is to run first.
B. To implement this, all handlers with one dog
will be drawn randomly, one at a time, and divided alternately into two lots.
Entries of handlers with two dogs will be added to the first lot. Entries of
the first lot will then be drawn for running order. First dog drawn runs
first, second dog drawn runs second, etc. When a handler with two dogs is
drawn a second time that entry will be placed in the second lot for re-draw.
Upon completion of drawing the first lot, the trial Secretary will randomly
draw the second lot to continue the running order.
C. The HA suggests that where local trials allow
three dogs to compete that the running order be drawn as follows: All
handlers with one dog will be drawn and randomly divided into three (3)
lots. All handlers with two (2) dogs will be drawn and randomly placed in
two of the three lots. All handlers with three (3) dogs will be drawn and
added to each of the three (3) lots. Beginning with the first lot each lot
shall be drawn to determine the running order.
SECTION 15: HUMANE RULES
A. A veterinarian shall be in attendance, or
reasonably available at every trial.
B. No stock belonging to either contestant or
stock contractor should be confined to vehicles beyond a period of
twenty-eight (28) hours. Without being unloaded, properly fed and watered,
provided that when animals are carried in conveyances in which they do have
proper food, water, space and opportunity to rest, the provision for unloading
shall not apply.
C. No sick of injured animals, whether discovered
before or after the draw will be permitted to be used in competition.
Animals will be inspected and objectionable ones eliminated before drawing.
Judges and course directors will be responsible for inspection.
D. Sick or injured dogs will not be allowed to
compete at the recommendation of the veterinarian or at the discretion of the
judge and course director.
SECTION 16: TIES
A. If two or more competitors stand equal in
total points, the judges shall settle their priority either (1) by their
points for the outrun, lift and fetch, or (2) ordering re-trials of any
kind, or (3) dividing the prize money involved. In cases of equality where a
trophy is at stake and the judges order re-runs, the re-runs will decide not
only the trophy but also all cash prizes involved.
SECTION 17: RE-RUNS
B. In the case of a re-run being ordered because
of a wrong number of livestock having been let out, or one or more livestock
being unsound for working, the judges shall decide whether the run should be
from the beginning or from which point it is to re-start. If decided that
the re-run starts at any point other than the beginning, the points scored
up to the point of re-run shall stand.
A. The judges may stop a dog at any point of
his trial and order a re-run if they consider the circumstances warrant such
action. The re-run will commence where the original run was stopped and the
points scored before stopping takes place will stand.
SECTION 18: AWARDS
A. All awards announced at any HA trial are
subject to correction of any error discovered within two weeks after the
trial. Any error that may be discovered will be corrected, and the awards as
announced readjusted accordingly. If such is the case, awards may be
recalled and will be returned to the trial management.
B. All prizes and awards won at any
trial shall be paid within one month after trial.
SECTION 19: SCORES
A Official score sheets are no longer required by trial host. The original score sheets are to be retained by the trial
secretary for a period of not less than thirty (30) days.
Score sheet may be printed from the home page.
B. By the conclusion of the trial all scores
must be posted with the amount for each deducted, for each phase of work, and
the total of points awarded.
SECTION 20: DRESS CODE
A. Contestants (and trial officials) may be
required to be properly attired for any competition. Dress should be
acceptable for weather and magnitude of occasion. Good judgment should
USBCHA Rules for Cattledog Trials
USBCHA OPEN AND NURSERY CATTLEDOG FINALS
trial committee will be appointed annually for the HA National Open
and Nursery Cattledog Finals by the HA President. This committee
shall have the power to make decisions regarding any question of
interpretation and/or administration of rules which may arise during
the trial, to make decisions regarding the laying out of the course,
and in general, to supervise the running of that trial. Minutes
shall be taken of all meetings of the Cattledog Committee (with the
exception of meetings held at the trial site for the purpose of
resolving questions about the trial course and conduct of the
trial), and copies of those minutes shall be furnished to the Board
of Directors and posted on the HA website in a timely manner.
Committee may appoint a non-contesting HA member to act as liaison
between contestants and trial management.
No eye test is required for the National Finals.
and disputes in connection with the National Trial not already
settled the judge(s) or Trial Committee shall be decided by the BOD
whose decision shall be final and binding and not subject to Court
of Law. Five (5) board members shall be a quorum.
In all cases of
dispute, the trial will proceed without delay under existing USBCHA
rules. Any contestant or person connected with the contestant
altercating or arguing with judges may be disqualified from that
run, fined or suspended from any further USBCHA trials, until
Entries must be
postmarked by February 1st for the National Open cattle and the
Nursery cattle finals. If entries are not accepted because a dog did
not make it into the top 60 the entry fee will be returned.
Two judges are to be used at the Cattledog Finals.
judge may be used for the Cattle or Sheep Dog finals that are on an
AKC approved judging list.
The scores from
the two (2) qualifying runs (60 dogs) at the National Open Cattle
Finals will be added to determine the top twenty (20) dogs moving
into the final round. The top twenty (20) will compete with a clean
Placing in the
final round for dogs that have retired, or have been disqualified
shall be determined by the Judge(s) immediately upon the conclusion
of the trial.
the National Open Cattle Finals.
a. Method of
qualifying is described in Article XVI of the Bylaws.
b. Open and Nursery
classes must have 5 or more entries to be sanctioned. The top placing