Ron Enzeroth and Mirk win the Vita Bone Shootout!
Scott Glen & Don Complete a Canadian Sweep of the Medals Stands by Winning Bronze in front of a Record Finals Crowd of 18,000! Total Attendance tops 32,000.
On a beautiful fall day, Canada's Amanda Milliken, finally left Soldier Hollow with that ellusive Gold Medal as her Dorrey scored 134 points against sheep that lived up to their reputation for being the toughest in the world. With excellent and even work throughout the run the pair lost just 36 points in the mid afternoon heat on Soldier Hollow's hillside. Following up the pair were Scott Glen and Don at fourth, Fannsie Basson and Mollie at fifth and Barbara Ray and Stella at Sixth.
Note: We apologize for the lack of on-line updates during the second half of this years Classic. Our internet went down and since it is part of the Soldier Hollow Charter School, repair was not available until Tuesday. In 2016 we plan to address this issue.
Join us nest Labor Day weekend and watch as competitors from around world test return to themselves against Utah's legendary Rocky Mountain range ewes. These sheep are very wary of anything with four legs and a tail. One wrong move and they're likely to turn and fight or scatter and head for the scrub oak at the top of the hill (there are no fences to keep them in). But these Border Collies are the world's best sheep dogs and it's up to them to reassure the sheep that all will be well if they just fall into line and do what is needed. This all happens while listening to detailed instruction, via whistles and calls from their handler up to 400 yards away down the mountainside. The winner is the dog who gets the job done and who does it well, taking care of his sheep with no unnecessary stress and no abuse.
The fun just starts on the competition hillside. Our food court boasts Utah's best fair food! You'll find over a 15 meal booths with each offering a different menu, plus dessert and snack booths. There's also entertainment with a special focus on keeping our younger spectators entertained. Plan to spend a day (the average stay is 5 hours). Much of what is available on the website now is from our 2014 event, but it is representative of the variety that will be featured in 2015. By late July a schedule of events for each day will be posted.
2015 VITA BONE SOLDIER HOLLOW CLASSIC SHEEPDOG TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The world's "Foremost Annual Sheepdog Trial" featuring highly trained Border Collies
September 4, 5, 6 & 7 at Soldier Hollow in Beautiful Heber Valley, Utah
Contact: 801-668-8016 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
JUST A REMINDER: SPECTATOR'S DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED