HGH Herding Competition in
21st Annual HGH Herding Competition took place on October 14, 2017.
The First HGH Herding Club hosted this trial at White Clover Sheep
Farm in Rushville, NY. SV Herding Judge, Herr Herbert Kind, who
judged for the first time in the US, evaluated this event according
to the SV herding regulations. Three dogs were entered, all of them
were German Shepherd Dogs.
Warm and sunny weather greeted the 100 plus spectators who came
to observe this interesting event. The owner of the flock of more
than 200 sheep, Ulf Kintzel, ran first. This run
was done for title only and not as a part of the ranking of the
competition. Ulf showed Whisky von SentinelHarts,
aka “Brandy” owned by Camilla Hart
and co-owned by Leslie Root Marquis and finished
with 95 points and a “V” (Excellent)
rating. This score earned Whisky the “Best New Dog”
Second run of the day was Kristin Siarkowicz
with her Lara vom Dolderbrunnen. Kristin &
Lara are long-time participants and won this trial on several occasions.
In the end, Lara’s run amounted to 94 points,
a “V” (Excellent) rating. Kristin won
first place and the challenge trophy sponsored by late Charlie and
late Roberta Kaman (Fidelco, Guide Dogs for the Blind), which will
reside with her for the next year. This was also Lara’s retirement
The third run of the day was done by Gylla
MacGregor with her Hera vom Quasliner Moor.
Hera’s run amounted to 89 points, a “SG”
(Very Good) rating. Gylla finished with the second place
and the Beth Johnson Memorial Medal for "Runner up". Just
like Lara, this was also Hera’s retirement run.
Following the last run the protection tests for
all dogs took place.
Then it was time for lunch. The many spectators enjoyed White Clover
Sheep Farm’s sheep hotdogs and the plentiful side dishes club
members and long-time spectators had brought with them. After that,
the ceremony concluded this event.
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Whisky von SentinelHarts, aka “Brandy”
during the traffic from in front. She made ample room for the car