November 13 - 14 2010

Wow. It was actually HOT in Mendocino County in November. We soggy Oregonians were in danger of melting away! We soldiered through it, though. What a breathtaking venue for this trial, which is hosted by the Regents of the University of California and held at their Agricultural Station in Hopland. Sheep were shepherded range ewes which offered their own brand of challenge, and the course was ... not easy. Not easy at all. We had a blast, from the multi dog slumber party in the motel room to Tom's move to Open, and Brynn's admirable step up to work on filling Ripley's shoes for a while.

Lisa Berglund