ASCA Farm Trial
Come and watch participants compete with their dogs at the ASCA Farm Trial, sponsored by the Australian Shepherd Club of New England. Spectators are welcomed to watch these handler and dog teams complete "common farm tasks" on the course. All livestock working breeds approved by ASCA will be allowed to compete each day. Saturday will be classified as a "Mixed Farm Trial" as participants move goats and ducks around the course and Sunday will be a "Sheep Farm Trial" on a different sequence of tasks. Competitors will be attempting to qualify for titles on their dogs as this is part of an international ASCA program.
The Farm Trials will be held in the region of the Swine Barn at the Deerfield Fairgrounds. Feel free to take a break from all of the vendors and talks during the weekend and watch these folks use their dogs' instincts to help manage a day of livestock chores.
Information regarding entering the Farm Trials can be found on the ASCNE.org website or contact Matt Mason, Course Director at firstname.lastname@example.org