Thursday, August 30, 2012

The World's Foremost Sheepdog Trial

About 300 wild sheep from the Cache National Forest are unloaded Wednesday at Soldier Hollow Olympic Venue before the start of the Soldier Hollow Classic, which runs Friday through Monday and features the world’s best border collies and their handlers in competition in front of thousands of spectators in Heber Valley. Salt Lake Tribune

The Soldier Hollow Classic features the world's best border collies in a competition that will fascinate and amaze you.  These canine athletes come from around the world to Soldier Hollow's spectacular Olympic hills to match wits and athletic ability with wild'n wooly Utah sheep.

In addition to the sheepdog trial championship the event features a host of activities, competitions and performances. There will be great food representing the shepherding cultures of the world and the traditional Scottish music performed throughout the event by the Salt Lake Scots.  A biathlon shooting, face painting, contests for kids, and dutch oven cooking.

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