National Sheep Dog Finals

2014 National Sheepdog Finals. Carbondale, CO

Congratulations Handler!!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2014 Carbondale National Finals in just over a month! To help with logistics, we have compiled a package here to help make your Finals the best it can be. First, reply to this email ( and answer questions 1-5. Individuals camping at the event need to open the camping reservation PDF and complete that form as well. Camping reservations get sent to Mike Crase, the campground host extraordinaire.

Golf Carts: Carts will be available for a weekly rental at $400. They are gas carts and will have tops on them. A deposit of $150 (or payment in full) required before September 1. Payment options: paypal at the nationals website. OR send a check made out to:
National Finals Sheep Dog Trials,393 County Road 102, Carbondale, CO 81623

Please answer these questions in a reply to this email address (

  1. Name:
  2. What are your anticipated dates you will be at Strang Ranch? This will help us to park campers.
    Arrive: ______________________ Depart: ___________________
  3. Yes, I would like to pre-order a golf cart:
    Method of payment:
  4. Every handler is allowed one guest pass, which will be available at handler registration.
    Will you be needing a guest pass? _______________
  5. Handler VIP Dinner, Thursday evening at Strang Ranch. Invitation includes every handler plus one guest.
    Do you plan on attending? How many? ___________
  6. Will you be camping? _________ Please fill out attached form. Additional fees TBD will be charged for the honey wagon/fresh water visit to happen on Friday 12 Sept.

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Logistical Information

We realize that I didn't make clear the physical logistics at Nationals. Both the open and nursery posts will be near the Strang ranch house. At the other end of the long driveway, parking/camping will be just to the right as you enter the property. The farthest campsite is around 1/2 mile away from the posts, so we are offering golf cart rentals for folks who want them. They are being hauled from Denver so that is why we are offering them as a pre-order.

One of the handler day parking areas will be adjacent to the handler camping area. Handlers can come and go into this lot all day long. We are also offering parking up near the ranch house but a handler will have to be parked by 8 am and will not be able to leave that parking area until after the last dog has run for the day. Traffic on the driveway will be highly restricted since the two trial fields are on opposite sides of the driveway. There will be two parking passes, one for each lot, in the handler welcome packet so you can use them according to your wishes.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact one of us,
Terry Murray
Bridget Strang

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