National Capital Bearded Collie Club

October Agility Trials — Premium Available

The October NCBCC Agility Trials will be held on October 28 & 29, 2017 at the Frederick Indoor Sports Center in Frederick, MD.

Entries open on August 28. The trials are open to all breeds and mixed breeds, but with preference to Bearded Collie entries. Entries for other breeds and mixed breeds will be processed on September 5. Entries close on October 14.

For more information and to download the Premium List, look here.

Help Wanted! Great Prizes!

We still need helpers for the Herding Trial on June 10 & 11. To sweeten things for the volunteers, we’re hosting a Workers’ Raffle, where you could win some wonderful prizes just for helping out!

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the jewelry items (donated by Martha Fruehwald) that are going into the raffle:

Most tasks that we need help with are simple — such as running score sheets or setting out lunch. We can train for the others, such as timing (you have to operate a stopwatch) or scribing (marking the score sheet for the judge). If you’re entered in any of the day’s events, we’ll make sure you have plenty of time to get ready for your own runs.

For more information, contact David Fruehwald at dfruehwald@yahoo.com or (703) 966-5001.

For a list of volunteer tasks and other information about the trial, look on the Herding Events page.

Herding Event Update: Food Available

Great news — we will have food and drinks for sale at the trial, so bring your cash! The caterer will be at the trial on both Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 1 with a variety of food. You don’t have to pre-order your lunch; you may just purchase it at the event.

Everything is homemade. Some examples of things they can serve are: pulled pork, meatball sub, grilled chicken sandwich, burgers and hot dogs, homemade potato and macaroni salads, and desserts. They are open to suggestions, and they try to make different foods each day. We will also have drinks available: iced tea, sodas, lemonade, water.

June 10-11 Herding Events Open for Beardie Entries

The NCBCC June Herding Trials will take place June 10 & 11, 2017 at Scarlett’s Mill Farm in Birdsboro, PA. Judges are Louis Thompson and Ann Marie Ely.

The event opened on April 10 to Bearded Collie entries only. All-breed entries open on April 28.

In addition to AKC tests and trials, BCCA Instinct Testing (HIC) and AKC Farm Dog testing will be offered.

For the premium list, closing dates, forms, and other information, look here.

Volunteers are needed! We need timing/scribing help, but we also need help with simple tasks like score running and laying out breakfast and lunch. All volunteers will be entered into a special raffle for fabulous prizes!

For more information, contact David Fruehwald at dfruehwald@yahoo.com or (703) 966-5001.