The top 15 handlers of the 2011 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials posed for a group picture with champion Amanda Milliken. Included in the photo, listed in order of placing and (dog) are Dennis Edwards (Craig), Dennis Gellings (Jan), Haley Howard (Ross), Keith Fassbender (Shep), Joni Swanke (Griz), Chuck Riley (Moss), Thad Buckler (Trax), Shauna Gourley (Keli), Dawn Boyce (Slim), Vergil Holland (Brooke), Amelia Smith (Mirk), Mike Hanley (Moss), Jean Geilings (Star) and Libby Nieder (Sidney).
Ellen Nieslanik, director of the Meeker Sheepdog Championship Trails, gave a demonstration July 8 at the Meeker Golf Course for Club 20 members, who were in town for two days of meetings.
MEEKER I All that brouhaha in Ute Park is a Meeker Classic 25th reunion of sorts. Among the 135 top North American border collie/handler teams competing for $25,000 in prize money are five handlers who […]