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The health of North America appears to be heading in the right direction!  Unless conditions change dramatically, our 2021 Open trial will go forward in October.

That said, because of Covid-19 concerns, including continued uncertainty about the ability to cross the U.S./Canada border, we will allow withdrawals from the trial at any time, for any reason, with a full refund.  In other words... If you are sick, please stay home!

One of the possible courses for the trial.  This is Jenny and Grit.

2021 Catbird Farm Open Trial

Thank you for considering our trial!

We will have three Open trials and a Double Lift Championship October 15 - 18.  Dogs will run in all three qualifying trials.   There will be a different course each day with a commercial flock of Targhees.  Same flock as the last 3 years.  They were fair and fabulous.  They will be run once a day. 

Outruns will be between 300 and 530 yards over interesting and challenging terrain.  Drives will be between 450 and 600 yards.  Lots of bumps, hills, and blind spots. 

Qualifying for the Double Lift:

1.  The top three runs from each of the daily trials.  9 dogs

      (we will drop down to the next dog if a dog in the top three has already qualified)

2.  The top three combined scores from all the daily trials.  3 dogs


The winner of the Double Lift will automatically qualify for the Soldier Hollow Classic.

Our judge will be James McGee.  World Trial and International Supreme Champion.


There is plenty of RV parking on-site.  Handlers are welcome to arrive Wednesday, October 13th.

Cost will be $80/per run.  $240 for the trial.  You will NOT make payment in the entry process!


Trial Entry dates are August 16th - 20th.  All entries received within those 5 days will have the same priority should a wait list be necessary. 

  • We will have an online entry process.  If you are unable to complete the online form please call for help.

  • The draw will be announced August 24th.

  • You will NOT make payment in the entry process!

  • We will explain the payment process in an email when we announce the draw. 

Thank you to everyone who entered. We will send out the accepted vs. wait list by August 24th.

If you have any challenges with anything please call Julie.  360.941.1613

(if you call me we'll both get in trouble!)