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2022 North American Sheep Dog Trials

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Date: Feb 03, 2022
Cost: $10.00 - $15.00
The annual North American Sheep Dog Trials will be held at the James Kjerstad Event Center on Thursday, February 3. The North American 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 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 the mutton bustin'. Applications for the Sheep Dog Trial will be available Monday, December 6. Mutton Bustin' applications are available now.

The prelims will begin at 10 am with the finals taking place at 7 pm at the James Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds.
*please note: all mutton bustin' forms require a signed and notarized liability release form" (pdf available for print)

FMI you may email jilld@blackhillsstockshow.com

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North American Sheep Dog Trials

Feb 03, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
All day ticket for finals and prelims
Feb 03, 2022 | 7:00 PM
2022 Sheep Dog- All Day Ticket
2022 Sheep Dog- All Day Ticket
Feb 03, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
BHSS Child Ticket (7-12)
BHSS Child Ticket (7-12)
Child ticket (7-12 years old) is good for GA Ranch Rodeo, Broncs for Breakfast & Sheep Dog Trials events...6 and under are FREE
General Admission $10.00

Mutton Bustin' Entry Form

2022 Mutton Bustin'

Things are about to get wild and wooly at the Black Hills Stock Show. Please fill out the form below to enter into the Mutton Bustin' on Thursday, Feb. 3 during the North American Sheep Dog Trial Finals.

Parent or Guardian Information

Liability Form
Mutton Bustin' Entry
$10 Entry Fee
2021 Mutton Bustin'

Mutton Busters Information

Age of Child as of Jan 1, 2018
The 14th annual Mutton Bustin’ Championships will be held during the North American Sheepdog Trials Thursday, February 1, 2018. The Mutton Bustin’ will take place prior to the Finals of the Sheepdog Trials, which will start at 7:00 pm at the James Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds.

Rules: Child must be between 3 and 6 years of age and cannot exceed 60 lbs in weight. For the well being of the animals, this rule will be enforced!

The child will be given the opportunity to ride a sheep for a six (6) second time. Whistle will sound at the end of the ride.

Points will be given on amount of time child stays on the sheep, with the judge’s decision being final on points for those who stay on for the full six (6) seconds.

Helmet is MANDATORY and available, mouthpieces are optional.
Limited to 20 Mutton Busters.

$10 Entry Free for child, parents will have to purchase tickets to the event.
I agree to the Rules and regulations
Parents have to purchase a ticket to the Sheep Dog Trials.


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