Herding Tests and Trials


Please come join us at our 2019 National Specialty Herding Trials and watch our wonderful cardigans perform what they were bred to do!

The Herding Trial will be Cardigans Only.

Sheep: A course at levels Started, Intermediate, and Advanced. Herding and Pre-Trial tests.

Ducks: A and B courses: Started, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Saturday Judge: Shelly Spotswood
Sunday Judge: Lisa M Pruka

ENTRIES OPEN 02/13/2019 

ENTRIES CLOSE at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  After which time entries cannot be accepted, canceled, altered or substituted except as provided for in Chapter 11, Section 6 of the Dog Show Rules

DRAW on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Trial Secretary’s home: 303 Stephanie Lane, Manchester, MO 63011.

ENTRY FEE: $50 per class


Instinct tests will be offered on Wednesday, May 8th. Entries are limited to 20 dogs due to the number of suitable sheep.

From our Herding Chair Nancy Brag:

Tracy Parciak is supplying the ducks.  Anyone who has trialed on her ducks knows how wonderful they are.  Tracy has been Livestock Director for Purina for about a year.  She has been allowed to sell Purina’s most difficult/challenging sheep and buy new ones which she has been working with.  Purina sheep have developed a poor reputation over the years but I feel confident that we will find them greatly improved for our Specialty trial. Tracy is an excellent stock handler so I really want to encourage our members to enter on sheep, not just ducks.

Our judges will be Shelly Spotswood from Louisiana and Lisa Pruka from Illinois.  I have trialed under both of them and found them to be fair and consistent in their judging.  Tracy Parciak will be the Stock Handler, over-seeing sheep and ducks.

Limited to 20 dogs. Signups coming soon!


Silent Auction: 

Renee Bernard will head a silent auction full of wonderful items. Proceeds raised benefit the bottom line on our herding trials. 


Herding Chair: Nancy Bragg marigoldfarm@gmail.com

Herding Secretary: Cathy Porter cardicorgis5@hotmail.com

Othter Committee Members:

Chief Steward: Kathryn Arthur
Trophies: Merinda Tiffany and Nancy Bragg
Hospitality: Barbara Peterson
Cheryl Kienast


Trophy Sponsorship:

• HIT, etc.
• Sheep Trials 
• Duck Trials 
• Herding Tests and Pretrial Tests

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