ABTC 2021: Albany, Oregon
Saturday and Sunday, 5/15-16
Judges: Craig Watson and Carol Wolfram
Saturday, 5/15: All Breed Herding Trial
Sunday, 5/16: ABTC National Herding Trial
Herding Chair: Claudia Dickerson
Trial 1: A Course Sheep & Ducks
Trial 2: B Course Sheep & Ducks
Trial 3: C Course Sheep
Three trials per day - each trial will have its own HIT/RHIT.
Location: PackLeader Farm, Gig Harbor, Washington
Entries Open: 3/10
Closing Date: 4/21 - noon Pacific time
There will be no on-site food - please plan accordingly. There is a nice shopping center in Gig Harbor, and a small convenience store/gas station near PackLeader Farm.
Herding Practice at PackLeader:
Friday, May 14: 9:00 - 4:00 (available earlier in week if sufficient demand)
Cost $21 per dog per livestock per day
Questions regarding herding practice or onsite camping (day & overnight parking are limited) - please email Claudia Dickerson, firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Hotels - There are several hotels in the area that take dogs. Early reservations recommended; verify pet policies and discounts when booking.
Westwynd Motel, www.westwyndmotel.com, 800.468.9963
Mention PackLeader Farm for discount rates: Single room $85+tax, 2-br suite $130+tax Check-in must be by 9pm unless prior arrangements are made.
Best Western Wesley Inn, 6575 Kimball Dr, Gig Harbor • 888-462-0002
The Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th St NW, Gig Harbor • 253-858-1111
Red Lion Inn & Suites, 220 Bravo Terrace SE, Port Orchard • 360-895-7818
There are additional motels located in Tacoma or Port Orchard, WA.
Please help to retain these motels for future performance events by doing the following:
1. Clean up after your dog – both inside and outside.
2. Bring a sheet to protect the bedspread & place plastic underneath dog crates.
3. DO NOT wash your dog in the tub. Bring your own towels to dry or clean up after your dogs.
4. Dogs left alone in the room must be crated.
On site Day and Overnight RV parking is limited, and there are no hook-ups.
To request on-site RV parking, INCLUDING DAY PARKING, email Claudia Dickerson at with the following information: name, cell number, dates of arrival and departure, type and length of RV, and width with slides open.
Please make a back-up reservation at an RV park in case demand exceeds available spots.
HERDING COVID PROTOCOLS AND RESTRICTIONS:
These events will be cancelled if required by the Washington State COVID rules in effect at the time of the trial.
At all times while on PackLeader property, entrants and their guests will be required to comply with COVID protocols issued by ABTC for this trial. Failure to comply will result in immediate expulsion from the property without refund of entry fees. The protocol will be sent with the judging program but may be revised if state mandates or new medical information require, and the revisions will be communicated to all entrants.
Herding Trial Secretary
CAPER LLC, Sue Fregien
24902 Apple Rd, Waterford, WI 53185