The event youíve been waiting for!

ASCNEís Season Opener!

ASCA LARGE STOCK HERDING TRIAL
(Sanction Pending)
When: May 18-20, 2002
Where: Nutmeg Farm - North Field, Portland, Ct.
Judge: Bob Blount
A Course on Saturday, May 18th , B Course on Sunday, May 19th.
Day of trial entries taken from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. both days (if space available).
Handlerís meeting - 8:30a.m; first run - 9:00a.m. both days.
Bitches in season run last. Must be crated at other times.
Stock: cattle and sheep. The cattle are dog broke (but not course trained) veal calves, roughly 300lbs. Worked by an aussie. The sheep are provided by an aussie trainer/ trialer.

Entries: pre entry fee for sheep $25, for cows $35. Day of trial entry fee(depending on available space) sheep $30, cattle $40. Entries are limited (20 sheep, 12 cattle) so get your entries in early. Entries open April 1. None accepted with a post mark before that date.

Entries to Linc Keiser
(email lkeiser@Wesleyan.edu)
291 Long Hill Road
Middletown, CT. 06457
Checks payable to ASCNE

Ribbons: Standard ASCA ribbons and rosettes, including Combined High in Trial ( both days - aussie) Combined High in Trial (both days - other breed).

Accommodations: no motels in the immediate area take dogs (you can try the Super Eight and Motel 6 south of Hartford). Camping (tents, RVís, etc.) at Markham Meadows Campground in East Hampton, Ct. close to Trial Grounds. Call (860) 267-9738 for reservations and directions to camp ground.

Directions
From north - take 91 south to 9 south to first light in Middletown. At light take right and follow signs to Rt. 66 Portland. This will take you onto the Arigoni bridge across the Ct. River. When you cross the river stay right on Rt. 66 east to stoplight at Rt. 17 North . Take first right onto Ames Hollow Road. Go about a half a mile. The road will go down a hill. Take a right into the field at the bottom of the hill.

From South - take 91 north to the Middletown exit (Rt 66 east). Follow Rt 66 east (it becomes Washington Street) to down town Middletown. At Main Street take left and follow onto Bridge. From there follow directions above.

From West - Take 691, which becomes Rt 66 to Middletown. From there follow directions above.

From East - Take Rt. 66 west past East Hampton to Rt. 17 north. From there follow directions above.