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2021 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials

Join Us in the fun! Colorado Ranch Raised Lamb and Highland Beef. Frozen and vacuum packaged. Will have a freezer on site for storage of meat for you to pick up!

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2021 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials
2021 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2021, 9:00 AM – Sep 12, 2021, 4:00 PM

Meeker, Market St, Meeker, CO 81641, USA

About the Event

The Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials (held the week follow Labor Day every September) offers five days of sheepdog herding competition for a purse and added money totaling $27,000.

Colorado Ranch Raised Lamb and Highland Beef.  Frozen and vacuum packaged.  Will have a freezer on site for storage of meat for you to pick up, so beat the rush and order your favorite cuts now!

HISTORY OF DOG TRIALS

Conventional wisdom has it that the first trials were held by farmers testing the mettle of their dogs. The earliest recorded dog trial, however, was on October 9, 1873, in Bala, Wales. Three hundred spectators braved the wet and cold to witness a Scotsman best all other competitors, who were Welsh in a contest with few rules over a course reminiscent of a steeplechase. Trials quickly gained popularity with the first Scottish trial in the early 1870′s and the first English trials in 1876. In 1906 the International Sheepdog Society was founded to bring organization to the trialing world and to “improve the breed of the collie with a view to the better management of stock.” Rules for the course accordingly were adopted that showcase the skills necessary for efficient stock management. After World War I, the term, “Border Collie,” was adopted to distinguish the working collie from the show collie.  ...

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