NOTE: Entry for the 2014 Bluegrass Classic SDT will begin Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) and close at 8 am EST Thursday, March 6, 2014. During this 72 hour period, all entries will be given the same electronic "postmark" and treated equally for the initial draw in any classes that will have waiting lists (typically only the Open class has a waiting list). After this period, additional entries will be accepted as space permits. KBCA reserves the right to limit entry in any class. Go to http://bluegrass.handlerspost.com and click on the "Entry System" link and other links for full details; please donít hesitate to contact me for further information! See you in May, Susan Carvalho Coordinator, Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial 2014
The famous Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial will once again be held at Lexington's Masterson Station Park on May 14-18, 2014, marking 53 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.
Show your support of the Bluegrass! Bluegrass Classic shirts and collectibles are available on CafePress here Photos courtesy of Pat Cagney.
For more information on the Bluegrass Classic, contact Susan Carvalho