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2018 Highland Games Herding Trial 4-7&8-18

Please join us in Helotes for our annual herding trial, April 7th and 8th, 2018.

Entries are open for the San Antonio Highlands Games Sheep Dog Trial!! Entries opened March 1 and will close March 21st. If you have any questions please contact Ken Theus, Karen Trimble, Vivian Christensen or Francis Raley, TSDA Secretary.

2018 San Antonio Stock Show Herding Trial 2-18-18

The San Antonio stock show TSDA herding trial is Sunday, Feb 18th, 2018… entry info, forms, etc are in the TSDA website. Please let Francis know if you plan on entering and spread the word. It’s a great way to expose many to the border collie herding sheep and it’s a huge crowd pleaser as well as educational.

San Antonio Stock Show Parade Feb 3rd, 2018

Please join us as we walk sheep in the San Antonio Stock Show Parade in downtown San Antonio, Feb 3rd, 2018. There will be a riderless horse in memory and honor of Jo Anne Noble. Please contact Ken Theus for more information and details…

Patrick Shannahan Clinic and Lesssons Nov 3-5, 2017

Patrick Shannahan, two time USBCHA National Champion,
Will be at the Ropers’ again this year, November 3-5 giving herding lessons and a clinic. We have a great group of handlers and dogs and learn a lot from Patrick and have a good time. If you are interested in participating for lessons and/or the clinic please contact Cynthia Atkinson Roper for more information or call - cell: 361-960-2070.

Herding Demo Saturday June 10th, 2017

Herding Demos this Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at K9 Country Club from 11am to 3pm. 31300 Arrow Flint, San Antonio or Bulverde (not sure). Demos will be a certain times throughout the day, there will be many other activities, booths, etc. for you and your canine(s). Come on out and enjoy. THCSDA hats will be available for sale, membership forms will be there for anyone wishing to join as well and board members to answer any questions you may have. See you there!

Play Date June 11, 2017 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars – June 11th, 2017, Playdate, 9:00am to 3:00pm at Ken Theus’, 405 Zoeller Lane, Boerne, TX 78006. Lite lunch will be provided, please bring your own drinks. Please RSVP to If weather becomes as issue, this playday will be cancelled and rescheduled, so please make sure you RSVP.

Aggie #2 Sheep Dog Trial

August 20, 2017

This year THCSDA will assist with the Aggie #2 SDT in College Station. This is day two of a two day trial weekend. This is held in a air conditioned pavilion and is a judged arena trial. volunteers are needed. Please click on the ”trials” tab for complete details about this trial. Thank you.

Jo Anne Noble Sheep Dog Trial

Oct 7-8, 2017

Burnet, TX

Judged Arena trial

Judge: Martha Howell

Classes: Open, Open Ranch, Nursery, Ranch, Novice

Contact: Karen Trimble –

Trial Secretary: Vivian Christensen –, cell 303-921-8653, home 254-435-3003

Course Director:  Ken Theus –

The trial is being dedicated to Jo Anne Noble, in honor of her and all she did for the club and herding over the years. We are hoping that this will become one of the clubs annual trials. Please click on the ”trials” tab for complete details for this trial. Thank you.

2017 San Antion Highland Games

Just a reminder that our San Antonio Highland Games Sheep Dog trial is April 1-2, 2017. We are still accepting entries and there is $1,500.00 added money. And, we can always use volunteers. For entry information and entry forms go to the following link:…/san-antonio-highland-ga…

Member’s All Breed Clinic

The Spring All Breed Training Clinic will be announced soon, Check back for more information.