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Trials & Events

COVID-19 Waiver/Release Documents now required for participation
in all trials and events

Please note that the Del-Bay Herding and Tracking Club now requires all trial and event participants to sign and submit our COVID-19 Waiver/Release Document in order to enter and participate in our trials and events.
You may access the appropriate documents here:

DBHTC COVID-19 Waiver - HERDING     DBHTC COVID-19 Waiver - TRACKING

2022 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 Herding Trials

  • May 6th 2022 (two trials)
  • Entries open:  March 2nd 2022
  • Entries close:  Wednesday, April 13th 2022 at 5:00 PM
  • Judges:  Leida Jones, Pat Leach
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)


Colonial Rottweiler Club Herding Trials

  • May 7th - 8th 2022 (two trials each day)
  • Entries open (Rottweilers only):  Wednesday, February 9th 2022
  • Entries open (all other eligible dogs):  Wednesday, March 2nd 2022
  • Entries close (all dogs):  Wednesday, April 13th 2022, at 5:00 PM
  • Judges:  Leida Jones, Pat Leach
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • HT/PT (both days)


Herding Fun Days Workshop (via Harrisburg Shetland Sheepdog Club)

  • June 4th - 5th 2022; 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 11th - 12th 2022 (one trial each day)
  • Entries open (Bouviers only):  March 16th 2022
  • Entries open (all other eligible dogs):  April 13th 2022
  • Entries close (all dogs):  May 25th 2022 5 PM
  • Judges:  Karen Trimble, Katherine Spence (Sunday only - Instinct Test/HT/PT)
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Instinct Test/HT/PT (both days)


Australian Cattle Dog Club of America Herding Trials

  • June 25th - 26th 2022 (one trial each day)
  • Entries open (Australian Cattle Dogs only):  April 26th 2022
  • Entries open (all other eligible dogs):  May 11th 2022
  • Entries close (all dogs):  June 13th 2022 5 PM
  • Judges:  Carol Ann Hartnagle (both days), Cynthia Knowlton (HT/PT Sunday only)
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • HT/PT (both days)


Del-Bay Herding Club Herding Trials

  • August 5th - 7th 2022 (two trials each day)
  • Entries open:  June 17th 2022
  • Entries close:  July 20th 2022 5 PM
  • Judges:  Dan De Legge, Ken Theus
  • Trial Course A (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Trial Course B (Ducks, Sheep, Cattle / Started, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • HT/PT (Friday and Saturday only)


Del-Bay Herding Club Herding Trials

  • September 24th - 25th 2022 (one trial each day)
  • Entries open:  August 17th 2022
  • Entries close:  September 7th 2022 5 PM
  • Judge:  Sara Reiter
  • 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 28th - 30th 2022
  • Entries open:  September 14th 2022
  • Entries close:  October 12th 2022 5 PM
  • Judges:  Deborah Pollard, Terry Wofford
  • Friday ONLY: Trial Course D (Sheep / Started, Intermediate, Advanced) - Judge: Terry Wofford
  • 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
  • Premium

Del-Bay Herding Club Tracking Tests

  • November 20th 2022
  • TD & TDU tests offered
  • Entries close:  November 10th 2022 6 PM
  • Limit:  5 dogs per test class
  • Location:  Highland Corporate Center, Coatesville PA
  • Premium

Del-Bay Herding Club Agility Trials

Scarlet's Mill Farm -  Events List for 2022

(Updated October 6, 2022)