McCormack Ranch SDT

Fri, Mar 29th - Mon, Apr 1st, 2024

Rio Vista, California





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Trial Contacts



Kelsey Nichols


Entry Fees

Open ($85/run) – Trial #1 Friday-Saturday AM. Trial #2 Saturday PM-Sunday

Nursery ($65/run) – Monday AM and PM

Pro-Novice ($65) – Monday between the two Nursery trials


Prizes: Payout in Open after expenses. Prizes in all classes, including Open and Nursery overall high combined.

Event Details

  • 2 Open, 2 Nursery, 1 Pro-Novice
  • Judge: Jack Knox
  • The trial will be a PUBLIC EVENT and FUNDRAISER for a legal defense fund to aid local farmers negatively affected by local large land purchases. 
  • Sheep: McCormack Ranch commercial South African Merino ewes. Young and unshorn.
  • Course: Hill field, no more than 650 yards for Open and no more than 350 yards for Nursery/Pro Novice. A challenging course with multiple hills and steep California rangeland terrain. Any excessively rash behavior, abuse of dog or sheep, will result in disqualification at judge’s discretion. Again, THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT.
  • Covid-19 Guidelines: Handlers are strongly encouraged to follow recommended Covid-19 guidelines and do not attend if you are sick.
  • Dog Health Guidelines: Dogs must be vaccinated with Rabies and DAPP for entrance onto the Ranch. Do not attend if your dog is ill. There will be no shared water buckets provided by trial host. Bring and fill your own water bucket. There will be a water truck easily accessible. 


Open, Nursery


7680 Montezuma Hills Road, Rio Vista, California 94571

McCormack Ranch


Camping will be near Ranch Headquarters, some distance from Field. Day parking will be at Field. Please treat the Ranch and Sheep with care and respect. Please take all trash with you (there will be no trash cans). There are blind curves on the Ranch roads. Please drive with caution.

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