Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PR Syn

PR Syn is my nursery dog for this year.

PR Syn
Syn was bred by Louanne Twa of Phantom Ridge Border Collies and is a littermate to her Bracken, who will be run by Scott in nursery classes this spring. Louanne's open trial winner, Isla, is her mother, a daughter of Bobby Dalziel's Spot.
Syn's father is Lisa Wright's Hope, who is a son of Alasdair MacRae's Sweep and goes back to the only dog to win both the ISDS International and the USBCHA National, Alasdair's Nan.
Syn, although a late starter compared to her littermates, has been an extremely biddable bitch to train. Off stock, I always say she has the personality of a golden retriever and is an easy dog to live with.

Syn in training at Alta-Pete Farm
Syn's first trial will be at the beginning of May at Lc Farms in Missouri.

My nursery dog, Syn

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Heppner St. Patrick's Day Results

Sat Open (48 dogs)
1. Scott Glen and Maid 85
2. Don Helsely and The Wiz 80
3. Dave Imas and Cap 77
4. Lynn Johnson and Anna 76
5. Scott Glen and Don 70
6. Patrick Shannahan and Riggs 68
7. Lynn Johnson and Jessie 68
8. Karen Stanley and Clare 66
9. Ray Crabtree and Ty 65
10. Noel Williams and Nap 64

Sun Open (50 dogs)
1. Patrick Shannahan and Riggs 90
2. Scott Glen and Maid 87
3. Don Helsely and Tag 84
4. Scott Glen and Don 82
5. Karen Stanley and Meg 71
6. Patrick Shannahan and Java 71
7. Elizabeth Baker and Soot 69
8. Lynn Johnson and Jessie 67
9. Noel Williams and Lad 67
10. Laura Vishoot and Brynn 63

Sunday, March 20, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Trial

Heppner, Oregon - There are a couple of things that have become routine at the Heppner trial, the weather will be cold (and sometimes snowy) and the sheep will be tough. The range sheep this year were again difficult and were not rewarding for the finesse dogs. They were not bad in the morning but they were getting hungry by the afternoon and just wanted to stop and graze. You could have line or flow but it was difficult, as day went on, to have both.
They have not had a nursery class for a couple of years so Scott went down with just Maid and Don. He uses this trial to see what his dogs need to work on before we start on our big trip back east. This year, he found out that Maid is doing very well, and Don needs to open up on his flanks more. On the first day, he ran Don 30th, which was well after the time the sheep were wanting to have some lunch and noon up. He tried for a nice crossdrive line but it shut the sheep down too much and he described it as "pushing rope". He had a missed attempt on his shed and no pen. After that, he was sure Maid would probably grip off. That was the old Maid though, and the new Maid came to this trial. She moved them very well and ended up winning the day! Don ended up in 5th.
On Sunday, Scott drew up in much the same place. Don had the nicest run of the first half of the day with an 82 but at the end of the day, Patrick Shannahan and Riggs laid down a 90. Scott and Maid were challenging that score until Scott had a missed attempt with her on the shed. She regathered instead of coming in (I not-so affectionately refer to this as " pulling a Laddie"). They got their pen and their final score was an 87, good enough for second place and the overall win.
I apologize for not having all the people/scores and dogs in the top 10 each day. I wring all the information I can out of Scott and this was all I got this time!

1. Scott Glen and Maid
2. Don Helsely and Wizard
3. Dave Imas and Cap
4. Lynn Johnson and Anna(?)
5.Scott Glen and Don

1.Patrick Shannahan and Riggs 90
2. Scott Glen and Maid 87
3. Don Helsley and Tag 86
4. Scott Glen and Don 82
5. Karen Stanley and ?

Overall Winner - Scott Glen and Maid

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alta-Pete June

Scott's fourth nursery dog is Alta-Pete June.

Our Alta-Pete June
June is owned by us and is a daughter of Scott's Don from his first litter.

June working at the farm.
Don is a son of Eileen Steinman's Star who, handled by Alasdair MacRae, is a two time National Champion. Don himself was the Canadian and USBCHA National Nursery Champion in 2009.

June's sire, Scott's Don
Last year, Don was the reserve Champion at the Kentucky Bluegrass Classic and made the double lift at the National Finals.
Don was bred to XE Megan who is a daughter of Alta-Pete Megan,

XE Megan, June's mother
a full sister to Scott's Pleat(2004 USBCHA National Champion) and Tala (2004 USBCHA Reserve National Champion). XE Megan is also a littermate to my Hemp.
June's first trial will be in Missouri in May.


Thursday, March 3, 2011


Scott's third nursery dog for this year is Tam.

Diane Pagel's Tam
Tam is owned by Diane Pagel of Delta Bluez Stockdogs and is a grandson of Johnny Wilson's well known bitch, Maid. He also goes back to Bobby Henderson's Sweep.
Diane started gathers with Tam over the summer and Scott picked up his training in the Fall.

Tam working at Alta-Pete Farm
Tam had no trouble adjusting to the Canadian winters and took right to working with Scott. His first trial will be at the LC Farm's trial in Missouri May 6,7, & 8.