MEEKER I Folks around Meeker have seen Septembers come and go over the years and with it the Meeker Classic. It’s become a permanent fixture in the community.
MEEKER I The route from the Heber Valley, Utah, through Meeker to Carbondale will go to the dogs from Labor Day through mid-September. Border collies, that is, doing their stuff at three top-notch sheepherding events.
MEEKER I As September rolls around in Northwest Colorado, a few things become very evident. The weather begins to cool (at least at night), leaves start to change and the scene at Ute Park in Meeker transforms into a five-day event centered on sheepdog trialing, education and entertainment. Known as one of the world’s toughest […]
MEEKER I New events will complement the world-class sheepdog competition in Meeker for the 30th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, Sept. 7- 11.
MEEKER I Boasting 30 years of legacy and traditions, Meeker’s Ute Park will once again be brimming with dogs, sheep and people for the annual Meeker Classic Champion Sheepdog Trials Sept. 7-11. Known as the “go-to trial” around the world, the Meeker Classic features 140 dog/handler teams matched up against the tough, wily Meeker sheep. […]
Place, Handler (Dog), From, Dog Sponsor, Final Score 1, Amanda Milliken (Howell), Kingston, Ont., Canada, Aspen Pet Services, 115 2, Derek Fisher (Nell), Napa, Idaho, Albert & Mary Kay Krueger, 113 3, Ron Enzeroth (Mick), Dublin, Texas, Redstone Veterinary Hospital, 105 4, Ron Burkey (Shadow), Boerne, Texas, Ed & Cheri Jaros, 103 5, Alan Mills […]
RBC I Around 30 years ago, a group of locals sat around over coffee and talked about ways to give an economic boost to the community. They came up with the idea of hosting a sheepdog trial. The rest, of course, is history.
MEEKER I As Kay Stephens and her dog, Gala, from Normangee, Texas, walked to the post at 7 a.m. Wednesday, she marked a 29-year tradition of sheepdog trials in Meeker.
MEEKER I Seven hundred and fifty sheep have been separated from their summer home and flock in the high country above Vail and are headed to Meeker. These Merino cross yearlings are known in the dog trialing world as tough and independent sheep that challenge even the best dog and handler teams.
MEEKER I Once a year in September, border collies, handlers and sheepdog enthusiasts converge in Meeker for the annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, offering five days of fun for everyone. The dogs are the main attraction, but weekend highlights showcase two attractions you don’t want to miss. Award-winning Western entertainer, singer/songwriter and storyteller Gary McMahan […]