and putting to bed this years Trials and starting the planning work for
Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog
May 8, 9, 10, 2015 in
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The 11th Annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials is a wrap for this year. We hope you enjoyed the demonstration put on by our
participants both the two and four legged
ones. And we extend our sincere congratulations to each and every one of the handlers and their
outstanding dogs. And a special Thanks to everyone who came out this
weekend to observe this years
Trials. See you here next year!!!!!
The Stock Dog Trials are conveniently located just one block from downtown Hotchkiss. Sheep
shearing demonstrations will be held throughout the day on Saturday.
Other demonstrations, events and activities will be held in and around Hotchkiss to make your visit even more memorable.
There will be a number of other demonstrations offered, as well as an assortment of very interesting merchandise
from a variety of the many top notch vendors so you can take home a bit of Hotchkiss and the Stock Dog Trails experience with you.
We are proud to announce our
2014 Featured Artist:
and this years trials painting
"A GOOD EYE"
CLICK HERE for more information about Jennifer or you can view
her artwork at
We will also have a great variety of delicious foods for you choose,
from our excellent chefs - vendors on duty to make your dining experience the most pleasurable and convenient.
We have included a great list of area amenities that will help to maximize your experience while visiting the area - just click on the Area Amenities tab on the menu and select what you need.
Now let's get back to the main attraction and the stars of
this weekends experience. The dog may be best known as 'man's
best friend' but in this case they should be known as the 'PARTNER'
to the Shepherd, Rancher and the 'GUIDE/GUARDIAN' to the stock that
they are assigned. With just a few pats on the head, a bowl of water
and food as their pay: they will work tirelessly from first light
till well after dark. No other partner you will ever have will give
you so much in return for just a simple 'GOOD DOG'!!!!
We invite you to be our GUEST and witness truly one of the greatest and
most dynamic working partnerships. A DOG, A HANDLER and the
STOCK (in this case the SHEEP). With just a few well timed whistles
- the dog takes charge of the sheep and completes the assigned task. It is important to note that the dogs are trained
but the sheep are not!!
The dog approaches the assigned flock takes charge and for the
most part trains these free rein sheep to be --- well
sheep'. As you will
see in a very short order the dog communicates the
and Where to the sheep without saying a word.
So come by and sit a spell and watch these world class athletes work
their magic. We guarantee you'll have a big "O" smile on, in no time
Spectators Entry Fee
to the Trials: Friday $4.00 runs
start at 8:00 AM, Saturday and Sunday $5.00 runs start at 7:00 AM.
Don't miss this event - During
the break for lunch on Saturday and Sunday we will have a judged
demonstration for the spectators benefit and enlightenment. Our
judge will take the microphone to explain what is happening and
point out the errors during the Run which result in point
reductions. Great insight into the internal working of the Trials...
Click on this link to view the 2013 Trials Video
Video on UTUBE by Debbie Laity
Please Support our PARTNERS/SPONSORS without YOU and THEM THE
HOTCHKISS SHEEP CAMP STOCK DOG TRIALS would not exist
to view our Sponsors & Partners
be the call to action at this years' Trials.
So mark your calendar strong
May 9, 10, 11, 2014 and make this your
annual trek to the
HOTCHKISS SHEEP CAMP STOCK DOG TRIALS
We'll See You in Hotchkiss
Stock Dog Trials Sponsors
Our Sponsors and Partners are very
important to the continuing success of these trials.
Please utilize their services anytime and tell them RICHARD or
Please consider becoming part of the Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials family by becoming a Partner.
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Wilda has been judging USBCHA sanctioned trials for 10 years.
more about Wilda
Be sure to stop by and say
and resident expert on - well just about
everything. He'll tell you a story or two...