Ben’s Trialing History
2022 Trialing Results
Centex Working ASA Texas Heritage Trials, Circle Back Ranch, Whitesboro, TX, April 22-24, 2022: Great weather for trialing, other than the high winds!
Temps were ideal, not too hot or sunny. Ben is getting the hang of trialing, but harder to hold back! The lighter stock in a new location showed me exactly what I need to concentrate my training on for him! Still, he too won 13 of his 18 clases as well as the High Combined Started Buckle along with some daily awards. I was very pleased with the work and skill he showed me. Now its time to refine things and slow it down! He is off to a great trialing career! I am so proud of my boy!
Centex Working ASA’s Yellow Rose Trials, Lonesome Pine Farm, Hempstead, TX, March 25-27, 2022: Another challenging weekend of trialing! The ground was deep in clay mud and standing water, so moving got to be dicey in the big arena! This was Ben’s 1st time trialing in an arena and he did me proud! Since he is just getting started, he approached each class with enthusiasm and power, sometimes too much!, but he listened more than he didn’t. Ben earned Most Promising Started Dog for both days! He came away with 9 first placings, 2 seconds, and 1 third. What a boy!! He earned his STDcsd titles on the first day, and with very nice scores!
Holiday Happening all-breed trials, Lonesome Pine Farm, Hempstead, TX, December 31-January 2, 2022: Ben entered 2 more Open Farm Trial Dog classes, one in Sheep and one in Cattle. He did really well in both, taking 2nd place in both classes. Very pleased with the boy, and I see places where we can keep improving in our training.
2021 Trialing Results
The Texas Chill at Arcadia Ranch, Frost, TX, December 9-10, 2021: This was Ben’s very first trial and the classes were Open Farm Trial Dog in goats, cattle, ducks, and Mixed. He did wonderfully well for all the 1st’s thrown at him! He won a couple of his classes, even up against advanced dogs! He is still in the learning phase of training, so we had lots of firsts: cattle in a small pen, goats, horrible ducks and the first time to work in a pasture at a new location! He earned his OTDcdg titles, and has one leg in mixed due to ducks that just were crazy! I was very proud of my boy!