We've spent the last couple of days enjoying the hospitality of Vergil and Anne Marie Holland just outside of Lexington, Kentucky. The working dogs have had a chance to get some practice time on sheep and the pups, teenage dogs, retired dogs and slacker dogs have had a chance to relax.
This trial is a popular warm up for the Bluegrass so it is no surprise that there are 63 open dogs. The underclasses have been combined into what Laura calls the "stockdog class". This is a full course with no shed that is often called a Pro-Novice in the west and an Open Ranch in the east. It is also a class within a class for nursery so that if you are running nursery your stockdog class run will count for that too.
Although beautiful, this trial is in a holler back in the woods so I'd be very surprised if I had reception to post on the blog. If I can get some results up on Saturday I will, otherwise I will have it posted on Tuesday when we move our campsite over to the Bluegrass trial.