Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials are the ‘real deal’ around the world

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.

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Three major border collie competitions on slate for next month

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.

Education a major component of Meeker Classic sheepdog trials

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 […]

Concerts at the top of the new attractions during the Classic

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 Sheepdog Classic has vast, colorful 30-year history

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. […]

Meeker Classic, art show results

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 […]

Meeker Classic: 2015

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 Classic into its 29th year

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.

Sheepdog trials…

29th annual Meeker Sheepdog Classic begins on Wednesday

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.

Cowboy entertainer, duck herding are new features at Meeker Classic

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 […]