Herding

Sat/Sun, May 7-8

Judges

Carol Wolfram - Saturday, 5/ 7 (All Breed Herding)

Craig Watson - Sunday, 5/8 (ABTC trial)

Location:  Packleader Farm, 14401 Crews Road NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98329

TWO trials per day

1.   A Course (sheep and ducks) and HT/PT

2.  C Course (sheep)

Entries

Open 3/9/22

Close 4/13/22 at noon CST

There will be no on-site food - please plan accordingly. There is a nice shopping center in Gig Harbor and a small convenience store near Packleader Farm.

Herding practice at Packleader will be available 9:00 - 4:00 on Friday, May 6th  and MIGHT be available earlier in the week if demand is sufficient.  The cost is $21 per dog per livestock per day.  To reserve practice time, email Claudia Dickerson at cwddogs@gmail.com.  

 

Hotels - Early reservations recommended and verify pet policies and discounts when booking.

     - Westwynd Motel, www.westwyndmotel.com, 800.468.9963 mention PackLeader Farms herding trial for $10 discount & waive pet fee.  6703 144th St. NW   Gig Harbor, WA 98332  253-857-4047. Closest and most affordable. Suites are the best deal with a kitchenette, bedrooms, and living room. The Float Restaurant next door is open at 6:00 for breakfast.  Be sure to check in before they close the office for the night.

Partial list of other area hotels accepting dogs:

      - Belfair Motel 23322 NE State Rte 3  Belfair WA 98528  360-275-4485  Pet fee $10 per night per dog.

     - Best Western Wesley Inn and Suites 6575 Kimball Dr Gig Harbor WA 98335  253-858-9690 Pet fee $30 per night, 

max 3 pets.

     - Inn at Gig Harbor 3211 56th St NW Gig Harbor WA 98335  253-858-1111  Pet fee $50 per stay for first pet, extra

  $10 per pet for additional pets. 

     - Red Lion Inn and Suites 220 Bravo Terrace Port Orchard WA 98366 360-895-7818 Pet fee $15 per dog per night.


Questions regarding herding practice or onsite camping  (day & overnight parking are limited) -  please email Claudia Dickerson, cwddogs@gmail.com for information.

Secretary

Caper LLC, c/o Sue Fregien

2402 Apple Road

Waterford, WI 53185

Herding Chair

Claudia Dickerson

cwddogs@gmail.com

360-953-4288

Premium List:

Herding

-- Additional Information --

Herding Practice --

There will be two opportunities for herding practice at Packleader before the Saturday (all-breed Terv-preferred) and Sunday (Terv-only Nationals) herding trials.

Two weekends before ours, the BSCA is hosting Saturday and Sunday all-breed trials plus a Monday morning Belgians-only trial before their Monday afternoon Belgian-Sheepdogs-only nationals trial. That gives you three herding trials before ours, and you can spend the days in between touring the Olympic National Peninsula, which has amazing beaches, waterfalls, rain forest, vistas, and mountains.

In addition, there will be practice available Friday before our trial by prior appointment.

Food & Volunteers --

Please join the ABTC 2022 National Specialty Facebook page. Claudia Dickerson has a post from November 16. Leave a comment via Facebook, or scroll up for her contact information.

"I am currently working out the details of food and workers. It would be very helpful if those who plan on coming could either message me or just put in the comments the following:

1. How many Friday practice runs do you want, and what level and what stock?

2. My current thinking is to have salads and/or wraps brought in for lunch Saturday and Sunday from Costco. Other ideas are welcome. Nothing is nearby, so I will need a volunteer to run out and get them. The other possibility is that the owner’s mother and aunt can handle lunchesfor a fee, but they cannot really accommodate GF or other requests.

3. I am trying to get a handle on entries to see if I need to hire another judge. This will be particularly important for Sunday so we can all boogie down to Albany at a decent hour. How many runs of what type do you think you might enter?

— HT and PT

— A sheep

— B sheep

— C sheep

— A ducks

— B ducks

4. I need volunteers! What do you want to do."

Hotels --

1. Packleader Farm (herding venue) for RV parking

2. Westwynd Motel

6703 144th St. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

253-857-4047

westwyndmotel.com

Closest and most affordable.

Say you are there for the herding trial.

They will waive the pet fee and give you $10 off the room rate.

Suites are the best deal with a kitchenette, bedrooms, and living room.

A bit old and dowdy, but very friendly. Lots of grass for walking dogs.

The Float Restaurant next door is open at 6:00 for breakfast.

Be sure to check in before they close the office for the night.


3. Belfair Motel

23322 NE State Rte 3

Belfair WA 98528

360-275-4485

Pet fee $10 per night per dog.


4. Best WesternWesley Inn and Suites

6575 Kimball Dr

Gig Harbor WA 98335

253-858-9690

Pet fee $30 per night, maximum 3 pets.


5. Inn at Gig Harbor

3211 56th St NW

Gig Harbor WA 98335

253-858-1111

Pet fee $50 per stay for first pet, extra $10 per pet for additional pets.


6. Red Lion Inn and Suites

220 Bravo Terrace

Port Orchard WA 98366

360-895-7818

Pet fee $15 per dog per night.