Sheepdog Workers International Field Trail Events

2016 – Training and Field Trials

Date

Month

Activities – always phone Trina if attending/entering

13/3/16

March

10 am start

A day to find out about SWIFT and what it offers – Dog Free

*SWIFT – what we’re about

*Field Trial Rules and Courses including:

- video - ISDS sheepdog field trial

*Who are SWIFT trials and training for ... pre-requisites & ability benchmarks

*Membership forms will be available - $30 membership fee, $5 joining fee

... for this day - lunch with rolls, tea, coffee & water provided - BYO other food ...

24/4/16

April

½ day Training / ½ day Farm Trial

29/5/16

May

Field Trials – Rookies and Novice

26/6/16

June

½ day Training / ½ day Farm Trial

24/7/16

July

Field Trials – Rookies and Novice

14/8/16

Aug

½ day Training / ½ day Farm Trial

25/9/16

Sept

Field Trials – Rookies, Novice and possibly Open Basic

30/10/16

Oct

End of season get together - informal day and Farm Trial

Where: 139 Frenches Creek Rd, Frenches Creek, QLD 4310 (near Boonah)

Who to contact:
Trina McEwin
- entries & event times - 0431 882553
Kate Beck
– general information about SWIFT and training - 0429 578 006
Mike Dungey
- info about SWIFT events - 0438 855520

Training and Trials information and pre requisites:

Limited numbers of entries due to the number of sheep available, farm facilities and time

Pre requisites for participation in SWIFT training:

Pre requisites for participation in SWIFT Field Trials:

SWIFT Field Trial Courses have different levels of difficulty.
Offered in 2016 to all who meet the pre requisites are - Rookies (for beginner field trial workers), Novice (for dogs that haven't won 3 Novice Trials), possibly Open Basic, and Farm Trials (short, practical field trials) on training days.

Training days are for training the skills required in the ISDS style Field Trials for dogs already working effectively in an open paddock
.
There are 2 higher level courses to be included when dogs and handlers are ready for the challenge in future years.