Land of Lincoln Border Collie Association
Annual Sheepdog Trial

30th Anniversary (1993 – 2023)

Three Sisters Park
July 07-09, 2023

Three Sisters Park 17189 N. Rt 29 Chillicothe, IL 61523


YOUTH HANDLERS:  We are offering a Youth incentive for those handlers 18 and under.  They will receive either free Ranch or Novice runs, whichever course they are prepared for.  They must be trained to that level and have agreement from their trainer to compete at that level.  A checkbox is included on the Entry Form.  In order to learn more about the sport, Youth Handlers are also encouraged to volunteer for any volunteer opportunities … training will be given.  Any questions can be directed to the Trial Secretary.

T-SHIRTS:  In celebration of our 30th Anniversary t-shirts will be available.  Fully paid up members will receive one free, and extra shirts will be available for $15 each.  Please indicate your preferred size on the entry form. T-shirts are unisex.

Trial Secretary: Catherine Price


OPEN:  Full course, outrun approx.325 yards
PRO-NOVICE & NURSERY:  Full cross drive, outrun approx. 250 yards
RANCH:  One leg drive, outrun approx. 150 yards.  Open handlers can enter a dog in this class as non-compete, as long as that dog is not entered in any sanctioned class.
NOVICE:  Outrun approx. 125 yards, wear, pen.  No open handlers, and dogs may not have ever competed in any ‘driving’ class with any handler.

Class Schedule and Entry Fees (per run):


(2 Open runs across 3 trial days)
JUDGE:  Marianna Schreeder
Course Director:  TBD … Set Out: Robin Reasoner & Dan Reuter … Open Secretary:  Catherine Price


Handlers Meeting 7:00 am 
First dog on the line 7:15 am
Open 1 ($60)


Handlers Meeting 7:00 am 
First dog on the line 7:15 am
Open 1/2 ($60)


Handlers Meeting 7;00 am 
First dog on the line 7:15 am
Open 2 ($60)


Judges: Fri:  Rachel Ritland  ; Sat: Nancy Flynn;  Sun: Dan Reuter
Course Director:  Mary Lou Hayden ..  Set Out: John Wentz .. Novice Secretary:  Laura Tomaszewski


Handlers Meeting 8:30 am 
First dog on the line 9:00 am

Nursery 1 ($45)
Pro Novice 1 ($45) 


Handlers Meeting 8:30 am 
First dog on the line 9:00 am

Nursery 2 ($45)
Pro Novice 2 ($45) 


Handlers Meeting 8:30 am 
First dog on the line 9:00 am

Nursery 3 ($45)
Ranch 1 ($35)
Novice 1 ($35)
Ranch 2 ($35)
Novice 2 ($35)

Entries will be mailed to: Catherine Price, Trial Secretary, 
W227S10660 River Ave, Big Bend WI 53103
Checks will be made out to LOLBCA

When the trial opens, the following link will take you to the

<<< Land Of Lincoln Border Collie Association Trial Online Entry >>>

If you have previously registered with the Online Entry System, simply Login and go to your Entry Form. If you are a new user, choose the "Register" menu item (when the trial has opened) and follow the instructions.

The initial entry period opens at 12:00 noon (EST) on May 04
and closes at 12:00 noon (EST) on May 25.
All entries submitted during this time will be
treated equally with respect to any waiting lists.

Entries made after this initial entry period will be accepted
in the order submitted only if space allows.

Handlers will be notified of accepted Entries by June 05
and last day to withdraw with a full refund will be June 12, no exceptions.

No entries accepted without full payment,
postmarked within five days of online entry submission.

Sheep: Replacement value $250.
Novice Field – John Wentz’s mixed Flock. Replacement value $250

Handler dinner will be on Saturday Evening at the Park … menu will be posted at the trial

Annual Member Meeting will be held after the Handlers Dinner on Saturday evening, approximately 6:30

FREE  Limited onsite RV and Camping … first come basis

VOLUNTEERS    To make a trial like this run smoothly, we rely on volunteers to help. We will need help with set up and tear down, scribes, sheet runners, help with exhaust, pens, and more. Please note on your entry if you are willing to help, or contact the Trial Secretary (Catherine Price at