Southwestern Instructors

Southwestern Instructors

ARIZONA


Name: Dodie Green
Location: Sonoita, AZ
Phone: 520-455-5398
Email:
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available: Dorpers, Dorper/Barbados crosses, Arbados, Ramboulette, goats and cattle. Numbers vary
Size of Largest Field: 1,000 acres and up
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? No--I teach handlers to train their own dogs.
Comments: I take all handlers and herding breeds at all venues and levels of experience.

Name: Craig Pottinger
Location: Nogales, AZ
Phone: 520-287-8674
Email: cpranch@mac.com
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available: 40-50 head. Dorper/Barb crosses, rambouillet
Size of Largest Field: 10 acres at our home location. We haul to locatoins over 1,000 acres
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? No
Comments: All breeds and handler levels welcome. We sponsor clinics and fun days periodically throughout the year.
 

CALIFORNIA


Name: Alice Hengst
Location: Alpaugh, CA (near Bakersfield)
Phone: 559-949-8651
Email: moondust@savy2k.net
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available: Hair sheep, about 80. Some ducks.
Size of Largest Field: 20 acres
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? Yes, on a very limited basis. There is a waiting list.
Comments: I teach for all herding venues, all herding breeds. Positive methods used. OC savvy. I have been training herding dogs and handlers for 25 years.

Name: Candy Kennedy
Location: Winchester, CA
Phone: 909-926-3900
Email: Candyk@abcollie.com
Web site: www.abcollie.com
Type/Number of Sheep Available: Usually around 50-75
Size of Largest Field: 15 acres
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? Yes
Comments: Very limited custom training

Name: Mary Ann Pittard
Location: Nuevo, CA
Phone: 909-928-3196
Email: mapbordercollies@aol.com
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available: hair and woolies
Size of Largest Field: about 1,000 acres
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? Yes
Comments: Made semi-finals at Meeker in 2002. Breeds other than border collies taken at my discretion.

Name: Ellen Skillings
Location: Tulelake, CA
Phone: 800-833-0332; 530-664-2168; 916-295-0181
Email: sojournerbc@hotmail.com
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available:
Size of Largest Field:
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? Occasionally
Comments:

COLORADO


Name: Cathy Balliu
Location: Fort Lupton, CO
Phone: 303-857-1216
Email: cballiu@yahoo.com
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available: 65, mixed wool and hair breeds (Katatins, Cheviots predominate)
Size of Largest Field: 6 acres
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? Occasionally
Comments:

OKLAHOMA


Name: Linda Holloway
Location: Ponca City,Oklahoma
Phone: 580-7676-0096
Email: bccowgirl2@poncacity.net
Web site:
Type/number of sheep available: 30 wool crosses,8 barbado, 10 goats, access to calves
Size of largest field: 15 acres
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial?: Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCA Open Trial?: Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training?: Yes
Comments: I train all breeds. I have 2 arenas, a round pen, and a large field.I have run in all the venues with various breeds including corgis,german shepherds, aussies, and collies and border collies.I have placed nationally in the USBCHA cattle finals as well as having bred and trained my herding champion smooth collie.

TEXAS


Name: Joy Sebastian-Hall
Location: Hempstead, Texas (about 30 minutes outside of Houston)
Phone: 832-275-8453
Email: rouxcrew@ev1.net
Web site: www.rouxcrew.com
Type/number of sheep available: Wools, Hairs, and crossbred. Also have geese and ducks. We run approximately 100 ewes and about 60-75 are available at any time.
Size of largest field: 20 acres, and several smaller pens and pastures
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial?: Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCA Open Trial?: Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training?: Yes
Comments: We offer lessons and teach handlers theory as well as practical application.
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