The 2016 USBCHA National Sheepdog Finals is a first rate herding competition and will showcase land conservation, stewardship, and the region’s ranching heritage.
In September of 2011 we hosted the first National Sheepdog Finals at Strang Ranch and it was such a huge hit we had another go at it in 2014. Again, a huge hit!!!. The handlers loved the event, the valley, the towns, the volunteers and the ranch. The spectators also loved the event, and are eager for the next installment. It seemed such a good fit for the valley and for Aspen Valley Land Trust, that we formed the non profit “National Finals Sheepdog Trials” to be the organizing/fundraising arm of the finals.
With our personal mission to conserve ranch land and educate about sustainability in tandem with showcasing the western heritage we hold so dear it was an easy decision to bring this wonderful event back to the valley. We look forward to welcoming back the handlers and the spectators to the National Sheepdog Finals at Strang Ranch in September of 2016.