get ready for the 10th
Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog
May 10, 11, 12, 2013 in
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 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 has been called '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'!!!!
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
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 How, What, When
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
Courtesy of Ted Hoff, Cottonwood Ranch and Kennels
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 10, 11, 12, 2013 and make this your
annual trek to the
HOTCHKISS SHEEP CAMP STOCK DOG TRIALS
We'll See You in Hotchkiss
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This months featured Trials Sponsor
2013 Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials
North Fork Motel
offering a special reservation rate of $50/night (cash), dogs accepted
toll free: 1-866-829-8889
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.
Click Here to become a Sponsor or Partner.
There will not be an art competion for 2013 Hotchkiss Stock Dog Sheep
The Sheep Camp Board would very much like to continue this wonderful
event, but we need help in securing a new art competition sponsor.
Please contact: Cheryl Hebenstreit 970-856-7039, firstname.lastname@example.org