Through a system of awards and sheep dog trials, TSDA encourages the continual development of better stock dogs and their applied use on modern farms, ranches, and livestock operations. Every year over 120 dogs and their handlers gather for the State Finals to compete for individual championships in one of five classes ranging in skill level from Novice to Open, the most advanced level.
Pat Ashcraft Ranch in Stephenville, Texas
Directions to the ranch from the intersection of U.S. highways 281 and 67 in Stephenville:
go east (toward Glen Rose) on Hwy. 67 for 5.6 miles until you reach CR 175.
Turn left on CR 175 and go .7 mile to first ranch entrance on the right.
Thursday November 7
Open Handlers Meeting
Stephenville Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
Friday November 8
Open Ranch 1 / Ranch 1 / Novice 1
Saturday November 9
Double Lift Finals
Open Ranch 2 / Ranch 2 / Novice 2
Presentation of Awards
Annual Membership Meeting