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SUMMER HERDING SYMPOSIUM
JULY 9-15, 2018

sym•po•si•um—a meeting or conference for the discussion of some subject, esp. a meeting at which several speakers talk on or discuss a topic before an audience. A collection of opinions expressed or articles contributed by several persons on a given subject or topic.

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At Rancho Terra Norté we believe in creating a community of learning and this year’s Summer Symposium is designed to bring together herding enthusiasts of all levels in one place for a week-long emersion of all disciplines of herding (AKC A, B, and C courses, ASCA, USBC, AHBA, test and trial levels). 

There are sessions for those who are just starting to learn about herding & tending taught by wonderful instructors who pride themselves in developing sound foundations on their students and establishing safe working habits. Also to help introduce new exhibitors to competion, there are several new classes including: Beginner's Guide to Tests, Herding Termiaology, How do Dogs Learn, and the Novice Walking Tour to Trialing.

For those who understand the basics—there are fundamental building and intro to trial course sessions.

Mechanics & trial strategy sessions are designed for those dog & handler teams that are working on that competitive edge. As always,our instructors will be available for private lessons on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Since livestock is an essential component to any herding program—we are offering a stock primer class to discuss appropriate stock selection, housing & managment, and health programs. On Wednesday morning we will start with our "hands on livestock practicum" where students will learn how to grab and hold stock, assist in giving vaccinations, worming and feet trimming.

New for 2018 - Wednesday Fun Workshop where we are offering the hands on practicum, Introduction to Ducks, Gate & Pen Safety, Farm Dog Certification Prep, Blind Dog/Handler exercise, Mural Painting.


Looking for another reason to attend RTN’s Summer Symposium? How about spending a week at the foot of the Rocky Mountains during the best part of the summer season? Here on the high plains—we enjoy sunny breezy days that cool off in the evenings.  Escape the heat of the city and join us!

Need yet another reason? What about great food! Breakfast and lunch concessions will be on-site in RTN’s Cantina and local Micro-brews & wine tastings each evening.  

 



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