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Sheep Creek Farms

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan

Sheep Camp Plus - July 30 to Aug 2 2021

Registration

Registration opens April 15, 2021. The cost of this 4 day event is $700. A deposit is required to hold your spot and payment in full is due by June 15, 2021. If you register and for whatever reason cannot attend Sheep Camp, you are responsible to sell your spot. Refunds will only be issued to those with a veterinarians note.

Registration form can be downloaded here.

General Information

We have sheep and cows to work on!
Each morning will begin with a Handler's Meeting where numbers are drawn and classes for the day are chosen.
At noon there will be an hour and a half break for lunch. Lunch will be provided on all 4 days.
Afternoons will hold the second class of the day.
If any of your classes end early, you are welcome to go an observe any of the other classes. Classes will be limited to 5 participants.
At 6:00pm we will go into Shaunavon to the Canalta Hotel to enjoy our evening lecture by one of our professional handlers.

Available Accommodation

Dry camping is available on site at Sheep Creek Farms.
A full hookup campground is available 2 miles down the road for $25/night. Call 306-297-7200 to reserve your site.
If you prefer more comforts than camping, the Canalta Hotel in Shaunavon is very dog friendly. Call 306-297-2595 to reserve.
 

Clinicians

Wendy Schmaltz

Wendy Schmaltz is our First clinician in Sheep Camp Plus! 

Wendy has been involved with stockdog handling since 2000.  She has successfully trained her own dogs to become quite competitive.

Her accomplishments include:

  • multiple qualifier for USBCHA Finals (sheep and cattle) with multiple dogs, and making the semi-finals and finals with dogs such as CWS Fly, Gin, CWS Ky.
  • National Cattledog Association Finalists (CWS Floss, CWS Ky)
  • Recipient of All Round Stockdog Award (Gin-2010)
  • Representing Canada in the World Trial in England in 2010 with Gin.
  • Finalist in many CBCA Championships (Gin, CWS Floss, CWS Ky).
  • Finalist at the Calgary Stampede multiple years ( Reserve with Gin).
  • Champion and Reserve at Edmonton Farm Fair, as well with Western Canadian Agribition with various dogs (CWS Fly, Gin, CWS Floss, CWS Ky).
  • Denver Stockshow Champion - sheep arena (CWS Floss)
  • Denver Stockshow Reserve - cattle arena (2 years)-CWS KY.
  • Finalist in many Western Canadian Finals ( CWS Fly, Gin, CWS Floss, CWS Ky).
  • Competition in multiple Meeker Classic and Soldier Hollow.
  • CWS dogs in other hands have done well as well.

Wendy’s mentors have included handlers such as Ken Mackenzie, Thad Buckler, Milt Scott, Scott Glen, Gordon Watt.  Wendy believes that there are many ways to train a dog, but foremost respect both ways must exist for success to occur. When not dog trialing, Wendy works as a veterinarian and helps ranch with her husband Chris, having both cattle and sheep.

Peter Gonnet

Peter was raised on a farm in Alberta Canada where he grew up with border collies.    Peter and his wife Pam recently retired from managing a large grazing reserve looking after 1200  cow calf pairs and have a  flock of North Country Cheviots of their own. Peter got his first border collie 38 years ago to help him with his work , his dogs are used everyday  as well as for trailing.  He has won the Canadian championship and has been reserve CBCA champion,  Western Canadian driving and  WCC nursery champion ,ten times SSDA open Champion, as well he has judged the USBCHA finals and trials  through out north America . 

 

 

 

 

Christine Jobe 

Hello, nice to meet you!

My name is Chris Jobe and I am the owner and professional stock dog trainer at Canine Solutions. I reside on a ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta where I operate a successful dog training business - Canine Solutions Working Dogs

Border collies became an integral part of my life when I began ranching in 1994. I acquired my first border collie ’Tuck’ soon afterwards and have since devoted a large portion of my time towards training, working, breeding and competing with border collies.

My goal is to produce, raise and train the best all-around working border collies. My dogs are selected for instinct and intensity, to work while exhibiting a friendly outgoing temperament, and to maintain their focus when subjected to a variety of challenges.

I entered my first sheepdog trial in 1999 with a dog that I trained myself and have had ‘trial fever’ ever since! I continue to work with and learn from some of the best dog handlers in the world. 

Highlights of my trialing career include at 9th place finish at the 2015 CBCA Finals, an 11th place finish at the 2014 USBCHA Finals, and an 8th place finish at the Meeker Sheepdog Classic in 2005.  I have been a Finalist three times at the World Stock Dog Championships at the Calgary Stampede and was the winner of the Regina Agribition in 2010.  I have also judged the Calgary Stampede in 2016 and 2017.

I have been a member of the CBCA/ABCA/USBCHA for over 20 years. 

I thoroughly enjoy helping others train their own dogs, passing on the knowledge that I have obtained through the years.  I continually host stock dog competition trials and training clinics every year.  In 2018, I organized and hosted the CBCA Canadian Sheepdog Championships in Medicine Hat.

My highly-skilled dogs and I have been employed all over North America.  Some of our more memorable jobs include:

  • Gathering and trailing wild cattle, sheep and reindeer on two of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska 
  • Managing 1800 Ewes on the cut-blocks in Northern British Columbia
  • Working in Waterton Lakes National Park herding the Mule Deer out of the community
  • Hired to deter Bighorn Sheep from straying onto the CN tracks in Jasper National Park 
  • Deterring and controlling the geese populations at St. Eugene Golf and Country Club in Kimberley, BC.

I hope to continue my journey with these wonderful dogs for many more years to come!

 

George Stambulic

 

 

Photo Credit Alanna Leach

Daily Schedule

July 30
8:30am - Morning Handler's Meeting & Pick Classes for the day
9:30am to 12:00pm - Class 1
12:00pm to 1:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm to 4:00pm - Class 2
6:30pm to 8:00pm - Lecture

July 31
8:30am - Morning Handler's Meeting & Pick Classes for the day
9:30am to 12:00pm - Class 3
12:00pm to 1:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm to 4:00pm - Class 4
6:30pm to 8:00pm - Lecture

August 1
8:30am - Morning Handler's Meeting & Pick Classes for the day
9:30am to 12:00pm - Class 5
12:00pm to 1:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm to 4:00pm - Class 6
6:30pm to 8:00pm - Lecture

August 2
​8:30am - Morning Handler's Meeting & Pick Classes for the day
9:30am to 12:00pm - Class 7
12:00pm to 1:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm to 4:00pm - Class 8
6:30pm to 8:00pm - Wrap up