Enter WBCR’s Fantasy Sheepdog Trial Fundraiser!

Whether your pup helps with sheep or not, no herding experience is required to enter our Fantasy Sheepdog Trial Fundraising event, which will be held in conjunction with the real-life 21st annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials held May 10-12, 2024. Any dog in the US is welcome to enter our fantasy trial, no matter where you live. Of course, we especially welcome our own WBCR alumni! 🙂

We’ve got some fabulous prizes for winners, including a custom portrait of your dog, some very cool collars and leashes, Todd Young and Claire Margaret Border Collie-themed artwork, handcrafted BC-themed pottery, and more. Everyone who enters will receive a WBCR T-shirt and a sheepish goodie for your pup! Enter twice to get two different styles of WBCR T-shirts; enter three times, and we’ll send you a WBCR hoodie. Of course, the more times you enter, the more likely you will be to win one of our other prizes, too. (For those who can’t get to one of our in-person events, this is a great way to get your mitts on some WBCR clothing while supporting our mission!)

How it Works

Click on the  “WBCR Fantasy Sheepdog Trial” image to enter. Our entry fees are exactly those of a standard sheepdog trial open class – $75 – and collected via PayPal. Just like in a real trial, you can enter more than one dog in the trial class. Unlike a real trial, you can enter the same dog more than once to increase your chances of winning! You can also enter in the memory of a beloved Border Collie who has passed away, or enter someone else as a gift to a BC lover you know. Entries will close May 6th or whenever the trial fills, whichever comes first!

On your entry, you’ll be asked to note your T-shirt size so we can send you a WBCR shirt (and a bonus goodie for your pup!).

All entrants will be invited to join our WBCR Fantasy Sheepdog Trial FB group, where you can tell us more about the pup(s) you’ve entered, share photos of your pup “working” in whatever way they love most, chat with other entrants, learn more about sheepdog trials, and find the links to see the real-life trial run order and scores. Joining the group is not necessary to win.

Based on the order of entry, entrants will be assigned a “real-life” handler and dog team who will do the actual running for you. Once the running order for the real trial is posted on May 7th, you’ll see which team is yours. (For example, if you enter 5th, you’ll be the 5th team running. If you enter multiple times, you’ll have multiple stunt doubles. We will let you know your entry order before May 7th.)

Results of the fantasy trial will coincide with the results of the real trial, which is held May 10-12th. So if your team wins the trial, you win the fantasy trial! Just like in a real trial, prizes will be awarded to the top finishers based on the number of entries, but will be at least the top five finishers. We’ll be posting photos of some of the entry prizes on the WBCR public Facebook page in the coming weeks.

Last but not least – funds raised will go directly towards helping more BCs in need.

Image of fantasy sheepdog trial. The image is linked to paypal to join the fantasy sheepdog trial.


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