Information ... for Spectators, Handlers, and Vendors
Everything having to do with the "what," "when," and "where" of The 2011 National Sheepdog Finals Trial can be found in this section. You will also find specific information pertaining to:
2011 National Sheepdog Finals – USBCHA (United States Border Collie Handlers Association) The event will feature 225 top qualifying Border Collies from the United States and Canada. Handler and dog teams will square off with Colorado’s capricious range yearlings for eight days of competition to determine the 2011 National Sheepdog Champion and 2011 National Nursery Sheepdog Champion.
Tuesday, September 13 through Sunday, September 18, 2011.
The event will be co-hosted by Strang Ranch, Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) along with the 2011 National Sheepdog Finals Committee. The partnership of AVLT, Strang Ranch and the National Sheepdog Finals is a natural fit. AVLT has conserved Strang Ranch’s iconic meadows in conservation easement which will prevent future development. AVLT will be the primary benefiting charitable organization for the 2011 National Sheepdog Finals, and amongst other benefits will receive the entire proceeds from ticket sales.
Sponsorship opportunities include advertising in trial program, dog sponsorships and major event sponsorships. Sponsorships are deductible ordinary business (advertising) expenses as provided in the Internal Revenue Service Code. Note that Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) is also accepting Charitable Donations for the 2011 National Sheepdog Finals. However, sponsorship benefits do not apply for those charitable donations. Find out more about how you can become a sponsor.
Many volunteer opportunities available, including ticket sales, concessions, parking, pre-event planning, fundraising, logistics, tickets, hospitality, vendors, special events and more. Go to our volunteer section to find out how you can participate.
Phone: Bridget Strang 970-948-2391; Ellen Nieslanik 970-210-1125
Dan Keeton 719-850-1234
Mail: Strang Ranch National Sheepdog Finals LLC, PO Box 302, Meeker, CO 81641