The Working Aussie Source along with Arcadia Ranch are proud to host the Australian Shepherd Building Legacies Futurity Program.

Official Rules and Deadlines:

Location: Arcadia Ranch- 5980 FM 667, Frost, TX 76641

Dates: April 12-14, 2024

Eligibility:

Registered Australian Shepherds born on or after March 1, 2021- March 31, 2022

Course: 

There will be 3 runs on sheep/ goats and 3 runs on cattle over the weekend. Scores will be cumulative. 

Courses will be mostly ranch work – loading trailers, penning, outrun, pasture work, driving, etc. 

More details to come. 

Fees: 

Any entries made after September 1, 2022: $350

Awards: 

TBD cool stuff and money! 

Special Awards: 

Breeders, sponsor an award for your highest scoring pup entered! 

Clubs and groups, sponsor events and special awards! Contact me for more information.

Contest Rules

General Rules

  • No restrictions on trialing before the Futurity Event. 
  • Futurity Courses will be run for Time and Points.
  • Training devices (mechanical and/or electrical) will not be permitted on trial grounds.·
  • Bitches in season are permitted and will run in draw order.·
  • Each owner/handler is responsible for their dog(s). Dogs must be confined or on lead at all times, except when competing. Dogs are not allowed to run loose on the trial site.
  • No collars of any kind permitted on dogs when running. 
  • If a dog is withdrawn for any reason, no refunds will be made. 
  • Dogs may not be substituted. You may enter a new dog with payment of a new fee as long as it qualifies.

Handler Classes

Introducing a Novice class for the 2024 Futurity. This class will be open to handlers who have less experience training a dog. The novice class will be sponsored and will not detract from the pot and prizes for Open Handlers.

Novice Handler must be able to attest the following:

  • I am not a stockdog clinician.
  • I do not currently or in the past offer(ed) stockdog training lessons.
  • I have not put a WTCH or a HTCH on a dog.
  • I have not completed advanced classes on any stock through AKC.
  • I have not won any money competing with a stockdog. 
  • I have not competed in any level above novice in any other stockdog organization.
  • I do not train outside dogs.
  • I have not competed in a futurity in the past.  

This is class is for beginner competitors. If you are not a beginner, don’t sign up for this class. 

For more information:

email: workingdogsupply@gmail.com

Keep your eye on www.stockdogtrainer.com

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/461265805407526

Entry Form

Click here to access the 2024 Entry Form.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships available:

  • Classes
  • Buckles
  • Cash Prizes
  • Stock Rental
  • Banquets

Buckle Sponsorship:

Novice Sheep Buckle $250

Novice Cattle Buckle $250

Open Sheep Buckle: $250

Open Cattle Buckle: $250

Novice Overall Winner: $350

Open Overall Winner: $350

Cash Prizes:

If you are interested in donating cash towards prize winnings, please contact Jacque

Benefits of donating:

0-$249- Mention in the Futurity Program

$250-$499 – Mention in the Futurity Program, 1/4 page ad

$500-$999- 1/2 page ad, banner in 1 arena

$1000+ – Full sized ad in Program, Banner in both Arenas, special mention throughout the event

Banquet Sponsor- Banner at banquet and opportunity to speak at banquet

Other Prizes:

Breeders may present specific prizes to their progeny.

You may purchase or send items for the welcome bags.

Liability Statement

UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 87, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), A FARM ANIMAL PROFESSIONAL OR FARM OWNER OR LESSEE IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING AN EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES