Plan Now To Attend The World's Premier Annual Sheepdog Championship
Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, Labor Day Weekend!
Join Us And Discover The Magic That Happens
Each Fall On The Olympic Hillside at Soldier Hollow

Join us on Labor Day Weekend to witness the 12th annual Soldier Hollow Classic.  You'll see 64 of the world's top border collies compete in an open hillside sheepdog trial for Soldier Hollow's coveted Gold Medal.  Each dog will be asked to gather a group of wild range ewes (previously unworked by dogs) and brings those sheep down the hillside through gates with precision, through a course, then separating the sheep and finally putting the sheep in a small pen.  There are no fences.  It must all be done in 12 minutes!  Only the very best dogs in the world can compete at this level.  In it's own way it is beautiful, poetic.  It leaves many people speechless. Once you see it, most people are hooked.  We invite you to join us and discover the magic that happens here every fall.

In addition to the sheepdog trial championship the event features a host of activities, competitions and performances that will keep your family entertained for the whole day! The whole family will love the great food representing the shepherding cultures of the world and the traditional Scottish music performed throughout the event by the Salt Lake Scots.  Plus there's  biathlon shooting, face painting, contests for kids, and dutch oven cooking.  All at Heber Valley's beautiful Soldier Hollow, located just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and 20 minutes from Orem and Park City.

Don't miss the new Soldier Hollow Shootout!  It's New, Fast and Exciting!  The Soldier Hollow Shootout features some of the world's best handlers and dogs.  With a short 6 minute clock, the competitors will work only in the infield (up close and personal with the crowd) in competition that will be packed with drama.  It all starts at 3:45 p.m. and it will run through about 5:30 p.m. when we will hold our Closing Medals Ceremonies.

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August 29, 30, 31, and September 1 at Soldier Hollow in Beautiful Heber Valley, Utah
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