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The famous Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial will once again be held at Lexington's Masterson Station Park on May 18-22, 2016, marking 54 years of border collie trials in the Bluegrass. This competition is one of the longest-running, largest, and most prestigious trials in the country. The competition draws top handlers from across the USA and Canada, as well as hundreds of local spectators. The Bluegrass Classic dates from at least 1960, and was held for many years at Walnut Hall Farm. It has been a favorite event at the Kentucky Horse Park, and then in Masterson Station Park since 1996. This event involves fabulous opportunities for photography involving dogs, sheep, people, and horses, all in the picturesque setting of Masterson Station Park. As a non-profit event we offer free admission to all, and we appreciate all forms of publicity that will make the community aware of the opportunity to watch these wonderful dogs at work.
Families and spectators are invited to bring their own dogs. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets, and enjoy the outdoors! The event runs continuously from dawn until dusk and there are spectator raffles, lunchtime concessions, numerous vendors and cold drinks available.