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Trials & Events

2023 Del Bay Herding and Tracking Club Trial Information

All herding trials are held at Scarlet's Mill Farm, Birdsboro PA (unless otherwise specified)

Dates are set as shown below; details and premiums will be posted when finalized.  Check back often!

Del-Bay Herding Club Farm Dog Certification Tests (FDC)

  • April 22nd 2023 (two tests)
  • Entries open:  February 3rd 2023
  • Entries close:  April 15th 2023 5 PM
  • Judges:  Rebecca Forry, Peggy Witmer
  • Premium

Herding Fun Match (via Scarlet's Mill Herding)

  • April 22nd - 23rd 2023
  • Entries close:  April 19th 2023
  • This is NOT an AKC trial!  This event is a "fun match" aka "run-thru" style event
  • Course offerings:  Modified AKC-style A Courses, Started, Intermediate, and Advanced style courses
  • Cattle and sheep only (no duck runs)
  • Please note other important details in the event flier/entry form (click below)
  • Event Flier / Entry Form

Del-Bay Herding Club Herding Trials

  • May 5th 2023 (two trials)
  • Entries open:  
  • Entries close:  
  • Judges:  
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)


Colonial Rottweiler Club Herding Trials

  • May 6th - 7th 2023 (two trials each day)
  • Entries open (Rottweilers only):  
  • Entries open (all other eligible dogs):  
  • Entries close (all dogs):  
  • Judges:  
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • HT/PT (both days) (Tentative)


Herding Fun Days Workshop (via Harrisburg Shetland Sheepdog Club)

  • June 3rd - 4th 2023; participate either or both days
  • Held at Scarlet's Mill Farm, Amanda Nickle event instructor
  • Introductory experiences on ducks and/or sheep
  • This is a workshop, NOT a "show and go" event
  • Great opportunity for teams new to herding
  • "Instinct check-up" to see if your dog has herding potential
  • All breeds welcome
  • More information available at https://harrisburgssc.org

American Bouvier Des Flandres Club Herding Trials

  • June 10th - 11th 2023 (one trial each day)
  • Entries open (Bouviers only):  
  • Entries open (all other eligible dogs):  
  • Entries close (all dogs):  
  • Judges:  
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Instinct Test/HT/PT (both days) (TENTATIVE)


Australian Cattle Dog Club of America Herding Trials

  • June 24th - 25th 2023 (one trial each day)  (TENTATIVE)
  • Entries open (Australian Cattle Dogs only):  
  • Entries open (all other eligible dogs):  
  • Entries close (all dogs):  
  • Judges:  
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • HT/PT (both days) (TENTATIVE)


Del-Bay Herding Club Herding Trials

  • August 4th - 6th 2023 (two trials each day)
  • Entries open:  
  • Entries close:  
  • Judges:  
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • HT/PT (Friday and Saturday only) (TENTATIVE)


Del-Bay Herding Club Herding Trials

  • September 23rd - 24th 2023 (one trial each day)
  • Entries open:  
  • Entries close:  
  • Judge:  
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)


Del-Bay Herding Club Herding Trials

  • October 27th - 29th 2023
  • Entries open:  
  • Entries close:  
  • Judges:  
  • Friday ONLY: Trial Course D (Sheep / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced) - Saturday & Sunday
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced) - Saturday & Sunday
  • HT & PT offered on both Saturday and Sunday (TENTATIVE)


Del-Bay Herding Club Tracking Tests

  • November 19th 2022
  • TD & TDU tests offered (TENTATIVE)
  • Entries close:  
  • Limit:  
  • Location:  


Del-Bay Herding Club Agility Trials

Scarlet's Mill Farm -  Events List for 2023

  • (Coming soon!)

(Updated January 31, 2023)