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SUMMER HERDING SYMPOSIUM
JULY 5-9, 2021

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 2021 -Along with our Hand's On Practicum and other fun classes on Wednesday morning, RTN has added a Novice/Pro-novice level Field Trial on Sheep (farm flock) to be judged under USBCHA guidelines. The course will include an outrun/lift/fetch to the handlers post and pen. Limited to 20 combined (novice and pro-novice) runs. Eligiblity for the novice class - neither dog nor handler can have earned a started (AKC or ASCA) or Level I (AHBA) or higher title. Pro-Novice - dog has not earned a started (AKC or ASCA) or Level I (AHBA) or higher title. Judge Carol Lucero. This trial is the first of a series of three novice events.           


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! Want to stay on site? Here is the link to reserve a dry camping space for your tent, trailer, motorhome. No electricity or water/sewer available.Overnight RV registration

Due to the CO-VID 19 situation, we will not be offering any concessions during this event. It will be necessary for students to bring their own lunches and beverages. Also be sure to bring a chair and shade for you and your dogs. Since herding is best accomplished when practicing appropriate social-distancing, we feel the symposium will provide a safe environment for you and other students/instructors. We do plan to provide the opportunity to participate in the afternoon classroom sessions remotely for those who are not able to attend in person.

 



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