Roger and Tripp in the shedding ring at
Leatherstocking Sheepdog Trial in Cooperstown, NY
Heather and Kate, Sept. 2008, penning at the Novice Finals
(photo: Megan Quigley)
July 3-6, 2014
We invite the community to watch these wonderful dogs at
work at our Fetch Gate Farm Sheep Dog Trial. A trial is the
ultimate test of a dog and its training. It is designed to test
all of the skills necessary to perform its daily work on the
farm or ranch.
This is a free event. Donations are accepted to help us
offset the many costs. Fetch Gate Farm SDT is a non-profit
The event runs from 8:00AM until at least 4:00PM and there
are concessions and cold drinks available each day.
Spectators are encouraged to attend and dogs are welcome
(on leash and under control). Bring a picnic blanket or a
chair and come watch the trial! It is a wonderful way to
spend an enjoyable afternoon with friends and family, and
enjoy the outdoors!
Here is a great video
about dog trialing!
Fetch Gate Farm SDT