US Border Collie Handlers Association National Sheepdog Finals
Belle Grove will host the 2021 U.S. Border Collie Handlers National Sheepdog Finals Tuesday, October 5- Sunday, October 10, 2021. The top ranking sheep dogs and their handlers will qualify for this event that will crown the North American champion. More information may be found here. (Image is original artwork for the 2021 National Finals Poster by Peggy Wilkinson.)
The event will begin with open preliminaries Tuesday, October 5 - Friday, October 8 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Those that qualify will compete in the Saturday semi-finals (7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.). The top dogs and handlers will compete in the finals on Sunday (7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.).
In addition to the main competition, there will be concurrent finals for nursery dogs (under 3 years of age). Preliminaries will take place Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and the Finals will be Saturday, October 9 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Spectator tickets will be available for purchase online in summer 2021 and at the gate during the event. Cash, check and all major credit cards will be accepted.
- Adults $14 per day (any day), $36 for a three-day pass (any three days) or $60 for a six-day pass
- Youth 7-16 and Seniors 65 and Older $7 per day (any day), $18 for a three-day pass (any three days) or $30 for a six-day pass
- Youth 6 and Younger May Attend at No Charge
Spectator tickets include touring Belle Grove's Manor House and Museum Shop, which will be open, Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, there will also be special demonstrations in the area behind the Manor House:
Food and merchandise vendors will be on the property during the entire event.
SPECTATORS MAY NOT BRING DOGS TO THIS EVENT.
Parking is provided and will be on grass. Handicapped parking will be provided for those with a valid placard.
Visitors may bring chairs and some bleachers and tent cover will be provided.
Comfortable clothing, sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and a pair of binoculars are recommended.
No outside food or drink allowed.
No smoking on event grounds.
Drones may not be used on or over Belle Grove property.