Sheep Dog Trials is a timed event competition where communication with a companion is of the utmost importance.
The event requires a handler and man's best friend, a working sheep dog, to herd a group of sheep into a pen. The handler can only give communication to the dog to accomplish this task in the fastest amount of time. A total of $5,000 worth of prize money is available to the top performers.
The prelims begin at 10am and finals at 7pm. Sheep Dog Trials take place at the Central States Fairground Kjerstad Event Center.
During the sheep dog trials also offers youth ages 3 to 6 years of age a chance to participate in the Mutton Bustin'. The event is limited to 20 riders and to ensure the safety of the animals, children need to weigh less than 60 lbs.
Pre-Registration is required for both the sheep dog trials and mutton bustin'.