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U.S. Border Collie Handlers Association’s 2024 National Sheepdog Finals

Belle Grove will host the 2024 U.S. Border Collie Handlers Association (USBCHA)'s National Sheepdog Finals Tuesday, Monday, September 30 - Sunday, October 6, 2024. The Finals bring the top 150 sheepdogs and their handlers together to compete in a test of shepherding skills on a spectacular course against challenging sheep for the title of National Champion. More information about the sport may be found here.  

The event will begin with open preliminaries Monday, September 30-Thursday, October 3 (7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.).  Those who qualify will compete in the Saturday, October 5 semi-finals (7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.). The top dogs and handlers will compete in the finals on Sunday, October 6 (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 Tuesday, October 1-Thursday, October 3 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) and the Nursery Finals will be Friday, October 4 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) on the main competition field.

Food and merchandise vendors will be on the property during the entire event, please do not bring outside food or drinks.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the link below or are available at the gate during the event. Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted.
- Adults $16 per day (any day), $42 for a three-day pass (any three days) or $72 for a week-long pass
- Youth 7-16 and Seniors 65 and Older $8 per day (any day), $21 for a three-day pass (any three days) or $36 for a week-long 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, Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.   

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  • Parking is provided and will be on grass. Handicapped parking will be provided for those with a valid placard.
  • Visitors may bring chairs and tents but may not keep them on the property overnight
  • Some tent cover will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis
  • 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.