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USBCHA National Rankings of our Members!
The button below will bring you to a list of how our members are doing at a national level. We should be quite proud that almost 40 teams from WASH are ranked nationally. It is no small task to make this list... Points towards the National Finals do not come easy. Congratulations everyone!
In 2013, WASH members hosted 50 trial days; 41 days of private lessons with national level trainers; 23 clinic days with national level trainers; and 7 days of sheep camp!
WASH membership increased dramatically from 116 members on December 31, 2012 to the current 160 members! Four of those members headed east in October with 4 Open dogs and 2 Nursery dogs to compete in the USBCHA National finals in Virginia, and any number of WASH members traveled throughout the country last year to compete in major trials!
All in all, it's been a very busy year and I hope you managed to catch your breath during the recent holidays because it doesn't look like things are going to slow down in 2014! But that's a good thing because it's a direct reflection of how healthy this sheepdog trialing stuff is in the Northwest.
So here's hoping it continues to grow in the upcoming year and that each of you continue to make progress in reaching your personal goals. Thank you for being a member of WASH and we wish each of you the happiest of New Year's, with nothing but soft lifts, straight lines, quick sheds and easy pens in 2014!
Trial Results from January:
KIRCHGESSNER RANCH WINTER SERIES SDT #3-----ARLINGTON, WA-----JANUARY 4, 2014
Open: (1st) Michael Gallagher & Lad (2nd) Bob Hickman & CBK Ryder (3rd) Michael Gallagher & Cain
Pro-Novice: (1st) Maggi McClure & Vera (2nd) Paul Murray & Lexi (3rd) Tierney Graham & Hawkeye
Ranch and Novice classes were cancelled due to a lengthy fog delay in the morning. However, trial host and WASH member Lynne Green announced she will host a special Ranch/Novice day in March, when she returns from her travels. Thank you, Lynne!
WOLSTON WINTER SERIES SDT #1-----SCIO, OR-----JANUARY 19, 2014
Open: (1st) Ian Caldicott & Goose (2nd) Elizabeth Baker & Ross (3rd) Laura Vishoot & Doc
Pro-Novice: (1st) Jo Ferguson & Brite (2nd) Carrol Wiggins & Ben (3rd) Bob Harriett & Shiloh
FIDO'S FARM WINTER SERIES SDT #1-----OLYMPIA, WA-----JANUARY 26, 2014
Open: (1st) Bob Hickman & Mojo (2nd) Maggi McClure & Rob (3rd) Maggi McClure & Lil