NOV 5, 6 - TCDA State Finals,
Young County Arena, Graham, Texas
 Kenneth Beasley 325-728-0334


Gilbert and Kim Carter will again be donating the DOY buckles.

New for 2011:  Nice awards to 5th place will be given in each class at the 2011 finals.

There will be a meeting of cattledog handlers to discuss separating from TSDA at the state finals trials. 

Directions: East on Hwy 380 or Jacksboro Hwy. 1/4 mile past Airport on left side of Hwy.


  • Arena Trial-Time and Points. Starting time 8:00 a.m.

  • Observers-Time Keepers & Secretary

  • Limit:  3 dogs per class per handler.

  • Running Order will be posted

  • Entry Fee: $100.00 Per Dog for the two Runs

  • Payback: 1 place for each 5 entries 100% payback

  • Added Premium: $1,000.00 Prorated

  • Belt Buckles awarded for 1st place (Combined Scores) in Open, Pro-Novice and Novice (Donated by West Texas Stock Dog Assoc.)

  • Belt Buckles for Dog of Year in Open, Pro-Novice and Novice (To Be Donated)

  • Running Order: Open, Pro-Novice and Novice

  • Secretary: LaNelda Strohl

  • Send entries to TCDA, 2915 Anderson Lane

  • Crawford, Texas 76638

  • Entry Deadline: Nov. 1, 2011

  • We are planning a Rodear Jackpot for Saturday evening after the trial. We are still working out the details. Will have more info later. If interested make plans to bring your horse.


  • Dog of the Year Points available at all eligible trials and end of year finals.

  • Must have three sanctioned trials to be qualified for Finals and be a paid member of TCDA

  • Motels: Gateway Inn 940-549-0222

  • Executive Inn 940-549-8320

  • Best Western 940-521-0190


    • Rodear Jackpot-TCDA Finals Non-Sactioned

    • Rodear class to start approximately one hour after end of Novice class on Saturday,Nov.5,2011.

    •  Belt buckles will be awarded to winner.

    •  Entry Fee $50.00. Payback 1 place for every 5 entries less cattle charge and office fees.

    •  Limit to 20 dogs. One entry per handler. If limit is not reached then a second dog may be allowed.

    • Call in entries to Keith Baehmann at 770-331-7792 starting at 6:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.

    • When entry has been confirmed then check can be mailed to Francis Raley/TCDA to be received before Nov. 1, 2011.

    • Each handler is responsible for either furnishing their own horse or making arrangements for one.

    • Rider /Handler does not have to be a member of TSDA/TCDA to participate.

    • There will only be one entry allowed per phone call.

    • Dog does not have to be qualified for TCDA finals.

    • Trial will consist of a simple sort of three head of cattle from a herd. Then 3 or 4 obstacles will be worked that require coordination of rider, horse and dog.

    • After entries are confirmed, a detailed description of the course and rules will be provided each entrant via email if requested. If not , they will be available the day of the trial.


NOV. 18, 19, 20 - Sheep Finals, Stephenville, TX.
Ashcraft Ranch.
TSDA Finals Web site:


Cancellation deadline: Nov. 14th

Open handlers meeting at 6:30 am. Friday.-Start Open (7:00 am)  on the big field.  After 10 runs start the Open Ranch on the smaller field.  Followed by the Ranch & Novice.  The nursery will begin on the big field after the Open concludes.  Saturday-finish the nursery on the big field & run the 40% nursery runback on the big field. Run the 40% runback of open ranch, ranch & novice on the small field. Sunday-40% open double lift


·    Check web site often for updated information.  Remember to return all revolving trophies.  If you are unable to attend the Finals mail to Francis Raley, 2915 Anderson Lane, Crawford, Tx.  76638

·   To qualify for the TSDA Finals Trial, a dog must run in five (5) trials. A Nursery dog must run in five (5) Nursery trials.

·    Judges:  Bob Washer and Denis Birchall

·    Dog of the Year points available at all eligible trials and the End of the Year Finals.

·    Set out crew:  Randy Herring & Scott Parker

·    Running order will be post on Nov 10th.

·    Total premium money:    Day money , 1st go-round 40%,  average 60%.

·    Entries:  $40.00 all classes. 
       Pay only 1 entry fee per dog. 

       Payback - $40.00 . 

       Limit:  3 dogs per handler per class.

·    Cancellation deadline:  Nov. 14th  – after that date entries will not be refunded.

·    Secretary must have copy of registration papers for all nursery dogs.  Please send a copy of registration papers if you have not done so.

·    Trial secretary - Francis Raley

·    Premium checks will be mailed following week.

·    Belt Bucks for 1st place in Open, Open Ranch,, Ranch, Novice, Nursery.

·    RV parking available, but no hookups.

      Replace cost of sheep:  $150 per head.


          Nov. 19, 2011


 LOCATION:   DELUXE MOTEL BANQUET ROOM  (formally the Quality Inn)



                      STEPHENVILLE, TX
:  7:00
CATERED:  Hard 8 BAR-B-QUE, Nov. 19, 2011
Guest are welcome.
 PAY AT THE DOOR:  $11.50, pay at the door.  Guest are welcome.

 Dress: Comfy Dog Trial / fancy if you like!

 2011 DVD PRESENTATION by Catherine Laria.

 Annual Meeting

   Thank you to outgoing Directors

    Presentation of new Directors

  Awards and Prizes:

 Jackets donated by Coby and Kara Pack

BT Sticks gift certificates donated by

Gift Certificates to high point gather each day donated by

Beautiful trophies


Belt Buckles

Audio/Visual Equipment donated by Gilfford and Marty

Team Sponsor Pictures by Linda May

 Silent Auction

Our local John Deere Dealer, Bramlett Implement, Inc.will be furnishing a Gator for the trial, Hwy 377 South 1 mile.  1-254-968-4118  OR 1-800-827-5938

Anyone that would like to support the TSDA Finals to contact me and I will make sure your information will be posted on the Sheepdog Finals web site for a year.
This year will be like last all money will go to the handlers. Please contact me and I will follow up.
Also on the Friday night of the finals I am furnishing beans etc from the chuck wagon like last year. Please make your plans to eat with us at the finals site.

Linda Spindor

WTSDA is donating the D/Y Buckles.

                        Host Motel: 
Just a reminder to everyone that we have 20 rooms reserved at the Super 8 Motel (confirmation   70729499)  in Stephenville for the TSDA Finals. Each room is $30.00 per night, 2 queen beds, first floor, non-smoking, and pet friendly. There is also a big field joining the North side of the motel to exercise your dog. I looked at the rooms and they were clean. The deadline is November 14, 2011.




                                     Help Needed

We are in need of scribes for the sheep dog finals in Stephenville, November 18 - 20. No experience necessary, great learning experience.

If you are interested in being a scribe at the finals please contact me as soon as possible.

Contact: or 210-289-6766.







December 2-4 - Dianne Deal Herding Clinic

   Brenham, TX

2-day clinic - $200 per dog

Lessons Friday, December 2.   

Audit spots also available

Contact: Terri Nicolau,

361-442-9437 or Terri Carver 979-324-3248 to reserve your spot


December 10-11, 2011, Kathy Knox Clinic
Florence, TX (Northeast of Austin)

  •  Clinic Fee: $220.00/slot

  • 1 slot= 2 days@ 2 lessons per day

  • $50.00 deposit due by September 15

  • $170 due by November 1 

  • Audit fee $30 for weekend includes meals.

  • Make checks & MO to "THCSDA" and mail to:

Kathy Knox Clinic
c/o Jo Anne Noble
1364 Desert Gold
Boerne, TX 78006

 For further info contact:

Jo Anne Noble at 210-289-6766 or Catherine Laria at or 210-215-1772

2012 Trials  
Jan. 7 - Stephenville SDT, Stephenville, TX
Pat Ashcraft  254-965-6667


Start at daylight, handlers meeting before start time.
Anyone wanting to enter will be put on wait list.

1 Day - 2 Trials, 2 entry fees
60 dog limit in each trial. If necessary may run over to Sunday.

  • Entry fees:  $40 in OR, Ranch, Novice - payback $20

  • Entry deadline:  Dec. 24, 2011

  • Judge:  Emil Luedecke

  • Entry fee Nursery - $20, no payback.

  • Nursery USBCHA sanctioned.

  • Order of running:  OR, Ranch, Novice, Nursery

  • No food will be served.

  • Start Time:  7:30 am

  • Dog collars for combined average for 1st place in all classes.

  • Send entries to:  TSDA, 2915 Anderson Ln, Crawford, TX 76638

  • Course Director:  E.B. Raley

  • In case of bad weather trial may be rescheduled.

  • Judges: TBA

  • Replace sheep cost:  $200.00


From the intersection of US Hwys 67 & 281 (Hard Eight BQ on the NW corner).  Take US Hwy 67 toward Glen Rose, go approximately 5 miles and turn left on CR 175.  Go to first entrance on right.

 Super 8 Motel  in Stephenville .  pet friendly. There is also a big field joining the North side of the motel to exercise your dog.


             Jan. 14, 15 - Winter NOVICE/RANCH SDT
                  Carver Ranch, Brenham, Texas
               Contact:  Terri Nicolau   361-442-9437

There will be 4 trials at the Jan. 14-15 Winter Novice/Ranch SDT in Brenham, but TSDA rules state that dogs  “can receive points from a maximum of three (3)” from each trial event. So, while all of the trials will count towards qualifying trials needed for finals and all will have payback, only the last 3 trials (Saturday afternoon and both Sunday trials) will count for Dog of the Year points. 

·       TSDA sanctioned Novice and Ranch
       High combined score overall winners – Shaggy Chic collar
       Entry fee:  $35 per trial - payback $15
       Entries received after Jan. 1 will be waitlisted if class is full
       Exhibitions accepted  $20
·       Running order:  Trial 1-Sat. am:  Ranch, Novice,  Trial-2 Sat. pm: Novice, Ranch.  Trial 3-Sun. am: Novice, Ranch, Trial-4 Sun. pm: Ranch, Novice 
·       LUNCH will be available each day donations accepted.
       Start Time:  Handlers meetings 8:30 am.
       Entry forms can be obtained by emailing , (under files) at
yahoo group
on the Winter Novice/Ranch Facebook page or  ·       No entries accepted without payment; send completed form and entry ($35/trial) to:  Terri Nicolau, 947 C.R. 302, Sandia, TX  78383


Carver Ranch, 600 Thielemann Lane
Brenham, TX 77833

From Houston: 290 west to 36 north, continue on 36 for about 6 miles, Overhead Door Co. will be on the left. Thielemann Lane is the next road to the right, turn onto Thielemann and follow it to the end of the road, cross the cattle guard and you will see the Carver Cutting Horse sign, follow the drive down to the barn.

From Austin: 290 East to 36 North (you will cross over 36 to get to the on ramp). Follow the directions above for hwy 36

From Dallas/Fort Worth: 36 south through Somerville, you will see Leroy Schroeder Gravel Co. on the right, Thielemann Ln will be the next road to the left, turn onto Thielemann and follow the road to the end


Best Western Inn of Brenham     979-251-7791
La Quinta Inn                        979-836-5551
Coach Light Inn                     979-836 5657
Rooms have small kitchens
Americas Best Value Inn        979-596-3884
18018 SH 36 S. Somerville, about 4 mi. from ranch.


Onsite RV parking is available, no hookups
Washington Co Fairgrounds     979-836-2299 1305 Blue Bell Rd. Suite #115, Brenham, TX 77833
Full hook ups available at Fairgrounds for $15.00 a day.

25 Full Hook ups and more with just water and electricity.

Jan. 26 - 29, Ft. Stockton SDT
Ft. Stockton, TX.
Herbert Holmes 432-345-2625   Cell 830-683-7515

Judges: Allistair Lyttle, Ireland

Trial is located at the gun club, off the south service road
 east of town on IH 10.  "At I10 exit 261, get on south service road going east (away from town). Travel about 1 mile to GUN CLUB entry, it is a cattle guard.  Trial site is 300 yds or so into the gun club property.  Gate will be unlocked Wednesday morning. If you need in before then call Herbert."


  • 3 open, 2 open ranch/nursery classes, 2 Ranch, 2 Novice.. Ranch, Novice after first Open Ranch.  Ranch & Novice entry fee $20.00 no payback. 

  • Order of running: Open, Open, Open Ranch/Nursery, Ranch, Novice.  Open, Open Ranch/Nursery, Ranch, Novice.

  • We are trying to start on Friday morning, not run on Thursday, depending on number of entry's. However, that might not work. If we have to run on Thursday, it will be Open only, and those that cannot be there Thursday will be given their entry fee back, FOR THAT RUN ONLY.
    Open ranch Nursery combined, Open Ranch only, fee $60.00.  Nursery only, fee $20.00
    both, fee $70.00, you only get on run.

  • Unlimited number of dogs per handler per class.

  • Entry fees in open $60.00 per run.

  • Entry fees in open ranch $60.00 per run.

  • Ranch & Novice $20.00, no payback.


  • Pay back  $40 per run minimum in the open/ open ranch.

  • Entry deadline not a postmark but in my hand by January 15. No draw out after that date.

  • Entry's with checks mailed to Herbert Holmes, PO Box 608 Sanderson, TX, 79848

  • Make checks payable to TSDA

  • Checks will be cashed after trial.

  • Will not pay back according to TSDA guidelines.

  • Fresh yearling ewes.




Feb. 4 - Ft. Worth Stock Show, Ft. Worth Texas
Francis Raley  254-486-2500

$2, 500.00 Added Money, Prorated per dog.

Entry Deadline,  12-5-11
Limited - 75 entries per trial.
Arena Timed Trial.

$2,500.00 Premium Money ($1,250.00 per trial)  .
Premiums - Prorated per entry.

Location:  Off Int. 30 turn north on University Dr. 
At first signal light  turn left.  Stockshow about 3 blocks on left.

·         1 Day - 2 trials. Once entered you may sell you spot if there is a waiting list.

·         Time Trial:  8 AM - 6 PM each day.   

·         Entry Fees:  Open/$50.00 - all other classes $40, 
Two trials,  2 entry fees   

·         Open USBCHA qualifying.  Make separate checks for all arena trials.   

·         Pay back: : $29.00  Open.  $20 in Open Ranch, Ranch, Novice, Nursery.

·         Two dogs per class per handler. 

·         Parking Passes:  $25.00

·         Must have health certifications on all dogs.

Feb. 11, 12 - Bowie SDT, Bowie, TX
Chuck Riley  940-872-4164
GPS Address: 
1594 Allison Rd. Bowie Tx 79149

2nd Triple Crown

Bowie is located between Wichita Falls,TX and Ft Worth Tx. where St Hwy 287 and 81 meet. Coordinates for GPS N33.62267 degrees W97.79165. . From downtown Bowie take Hwy 59 N. Go 5.1 Miles and turn left on Allison Rd for approx 11/2 miles. House is on the right. There will be signs .

  •  Two (2) dogs per handler per class.  OPEN CLASS LIMITED TO 40 ENTRIES.

  • Order of running:  Saturday Open, OR, Nursery, Ranch, Novice.  Sunday same order of running, OR will begin after 10 Open dogs have run.

  • Entry Fees:  Open & OR $60 and $30 payback - Nursery, Ranch, Novice $50 with $25 payback.

  • Entries open 12/1/11 - close 2/1/12

  • Send entries to:  TSDA, 2915 Anderson Lane, Crawford, Tx.  76638

  • Judges:  Emil Luedecke, Open    Angie Sells, Ranch/Novice

  • Sheep:  2 & 3 year old Ramboulet ewes. 
    400 yd outrun in Open, not too wide with a dip in the land.

  • Lunch will be served.  Donations accepted.

  • RV available, no hookups.


The new Best Western phone #940-872-9595 and Americas Best is 940-872-5426. Bothe of these are located at St Hwy 59 S and US Hwy 287 southwest of Bowie. Best Western is new, no pets and servers Continental breakfast and I am negotiating on the room rates with them. Americas Best Value is older but clean, pet friendly, (sm fee per night) and serves a Continental breakfast. They will give a discount of $10 on the rooms. Double rm $70 2 adults, single rm 2 adults $65 and single rm 1adult $60. Both are located about 7 mi from trial site. Thanks VRiley



Feb. 17 - 20, Wind Chill, Pottsville, Tx.

Richard/Monika Treadway (254) 372-3198 


 Opening postmark date for entries: January 3, 2012. Closing date: February 7, 2012—no refunds after that date. Send entries to: Monika Treadway, PO Box 206, Pottsville, TX 76565. Please make checks payable to Monika Treadway. No entries accepted without payment.

  • USBCHA & TSDA sanctioned

  • Classes offered: 3 Open, 2 combined Open Ranch/Nursery

  • Entry form: available on TSDA website

  • Order of Classes: Open, Open Ranch/Nursery, Open, Open Ranch/Nursery, Open. If entries dictate we may have to finish up remainder of 3rd Open on the morning of Feb. 21.

  • Classes will run continuously once we start.

  • Start time: daylight

  • Entry fees: Open = $55, Open Ranch = $55 (payback after expenses).  Nursery = $20 (no payback)

  • If you enter the same dog in both Open Ranch and Nursery the entry fee is $70 (one run).

  • Will not pay back according to TSDA guidelines.

  • Stock: Dorper yearling ewes (replacement cost $200)

  • Judges:  Open judges: Ron Enzeroth, Gary Scott, Alison Holmes.

  • Open Ranch/Nursery Judge—Ron Burkey

  • Open Ranch/Nursery Judge—John Lewis

  • Lunch will be served/donations accepted

 Directions: Pottsville, TX is on FM 218 about 13 miles west of Hamilton, TX (about 70 miles southwest of Ft Worth). As you get into Pottsville watch for CR 618 at the corner of the post office--it turns north. Turn and go straight up CR 618. There will be a sign that says "dead end"--ignore it. Continue up the hill to the closed double gate across the road--our driveway turns right before you hit the double gate. Do NOT turn on CR 619 where it curves off CR 618--stay straight and go up the hill. You can see our house from FM 218--just look up the hill behind the post's a green double wide on top of the hill. 


If you are pulling a camper, please watch for an open double gate on the right with a “Camper Parking” sign before you go up the hill—campers will park there.


Pottsville is very small—NO gas, NO food/ice—closest is Hamilton to the east or Zephyr/Goldthwaite to the west.


Area Motels:

 The Inn at Circle T Arena

(254) 386-3209

4.5 miles west of Hamilton on Hwy 36

(new, very nice Best Western)


Western Motel

(254) 386-3141

1208 S Rice St (south Hwy 281)

Hamilton, TX

(older, clean, less expensive than Inn at Circle T)  


Feb. 20 - San Antonio Stockshow, San Antonio, TX  
Feb. 21, 22 - Tumbleweed CDT, Portales, NM
Amanda Clayton  575-302-9007
  • 2 days1 trial each day, 2 entry fees

  • Location:  Roosevelt Co. Fairgrounds, Portales, NM

  • WTSDA/TCDA/& USBCHA sanctioned

  • Open Handlers Meeting - 9 am

  • oncession Available

  • Classes: Open, PN, Novices

  • Buckles in each class to top combined scores, Awards for 2nd, 3rd top combined in each class.

  • Entry:  $60, payback $30 (pays 1 for every 5)

  • Enter/Pay day of trial, open handlers please call in advance.

  • Trial is in conjunction with the annual NM Ag Expo please visit for more detaqils.  Make accommodations ASAP they fill up fast due to the expo

Feb. 24 - 27, Wine Glass SDT, Gouldbusk, TX
Eileen Stineman   325-357-4681


  • 2 open, 2 OR/Nursery :Open Ranch/Nursery will be run as 1 class

  • Entries open Jan 19 and close Feb. 14 or when trial is full

  • No Refunds after Feb 14

  • Fees: Open $55, Open Ranch $55, OR/Nursery $ 70 (run as one class) Nursery only, $20 (no payback for Nursery)

  • Payback after expenses not according to TSDA guidelines for Open and Open Ranch

  • Please send entries to Francis Raley, TSDA, 2915 Anderson Lane, Crawford, Tx.  76638

March 1 - 4, Top of the Hill,  Fredericksburg , TX
Ron Burkey  

Two Open trials and two runs of  Nursery / Open Ranch combined. Entries wanting to run in both Open Ranch and Nursery must pay two entry fees. If time permits there will be a Double Lift Gather on Sunday for the top 10 combined Open scores.

  • ·         Order of  Classes:   Open, Nursery/Open Ranch, Open, Nursery/Open Ranch.  Classes may run continuously.

  • ·         Start time: 7:30 AM

  • ·         Stock: Hair Sheep

  • ·         Sheep replacement cost: $200.00

  • ·         TSDA and USBCHA Sanctioned

  • ·         Entry Fee: $55.00 all classes

  • ·         Payback:  All after expenses, not according to TSDA guidelines

  • ·         Entry opening date: January 3, 2012. Entry deadline is Feb 7th ..  Entries must include fees. No refunds after February 22nd

  • ·         Make checks payable to TSDA. 

  • ·         Send entries to: TSDA, 2915 Anderson Lane,  Crawford, TX 76638

  • ·         Judge: TBA

  • ·         Lunch will be available.

  • ·         Premium checks will be mailed.

  • ·         RV parking, no hookups. Dog water only available on site. 

·         Dog Friendly Hotels in Fredericksburg:  Dietzel Motel: 830-997-3330,, Comfort Inn: 830-997-3344, Country Inn: 830-997-2185, Budget Host Inn: 830-997-3330

·         Directions:  From downtown Fredericksburg, go west on Main Street to where Hwy 290 and Hwy 87 split. Go left 7.3 miles out Hwy 290 toward Harper. About 6 miles out you will cross Honey Creek and just a little farther you will cross Honey Creek again. Start watching on the right for Reeh Weinheimer Rd. It’s on a curve so you have to be watching.  Turn right on Reeh Weinheimer Rd and go 3.1 miles to Weinheimer  Rd. Turn right and go 1.8 miles. After the second cattle guard, watch for Sundheimer Rd on your left. This is a caliche ranch road. Stay on this road until the fourth gate which is a metal Lifetime gate, about 1 mile in. (don’t turn left on Mc Iinish rd) This is the entrance to our ranch. Stay on the same road until you come to another gate on the left. Turn here and follow around until you see the trial field.

Joy Hall
Entree Fees:  $50 all classes
Arena Timed Trial

Must Enter by Feb. 10

Entry Fees:  All classes $50.00 per entry.

Here is a link to the online entry access:  ttps://

 This is the link to the printed forms page.  Sheepdog trial link is at the bottom.


March 31, April 1 - Highland Games SDT
Helotes, Texas
Judged arena trial
More details to follow
April 14, 15, 2012 - Bluebonnet Classic
Crawford, Tx.  76638
Francis Raley  254-486-2500
April 21, 11 - Shallow Creek, San Antonio, TX
Eleno Montemayor  210-862-0862


Aug. 25 - Aggie SDT, College Station, TX
Donna & David Grahmann 281-636-3045
Oct. 19, 20, 21 - Last Chance, Florence, TX
Mary Calder #512-508-4062
TSDA & USBCHA Qualifying
Oct. 26, 27, 28 - Armadillo, Fredericksburg, TX
John Lewis #830-997-8826
TSDA & USBCHA Qualifying