Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Association
Northern California Trial Hosts Since 1947

Upcoming Events

  • Judging Clinic, Potter Valley Rodeo Arena, March 27, 2021
  • RESDA Spring Trial, Boonville Fairgrounds, April 10, 2021
  • Tango Farms Classic Sheep Dog Trial, Honcut, CA, April 24, 2021
  • Circle X Ranch Trial, Potter Valley, CA , May 8, 2021
  • Middletown Trial, Middletown, CA, May 22, 2021

Link to our 2021 schedule.

COVID-19 guidelines should be observed at all events. Click here to review the guidelines.

2020 High Point Championship

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Congratulations to Tom Trent and Angus! They took an early lead in the 2020 High Point contest and successfully held on to it all season long, winning four of eight point trials held this year.

After the RESDA Fall Trial, held on October 17, 2020, they were named our 2020 High Point Champions. A long-time RESDA member, Tom has finished in the "Top Ten" many times. This is his first championship win.

Photo credit: Donna Beebe

Mendocino County Fairgrounds, September 19, 2020

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For not quite seven minutes last Saturday, it felt like 2019 and all was right with the world as we watched Steve Moody and Roadie master the course and take home the buckle at the Mendocino County fairgrounds in Boonville, CA.

Photo credit: Donna Beebe

Watch a video of the winning run here:

Spring Trial Make-Up

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Our warm congratulations to Virginia Dains, a RESDA member from Auburn, CA, who followed up her Open win at the Beebe-Johnson Memorial on July 18 with Trim, with another Open win at the August 15 Spring Trial Make-Up with Susie. Virginia and Susie are shown here with Spring Trial Judge, Carolyn Erdman.

See this page for Spring Trial results.

Beebe-Johnson Memorial

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We had a great sheep dog day in Boonville on July 18, 2020, with 22 open entries and 10 pro novice entries.

Mark Dias and Pheee, shown here, had a beautiful run and topped a very competitive pro novice class. Photo credit: Marnie Nunnemaker

Virginia Dains and Trim won the open class.

Tom Trent and Angus placed second in open, above any other high point contender. With four point trials completed out of eight planned for this year, they held on to their spot at the top of the 2020 High Point Standings.

See this page for all Beebe-Johnson Memorial results.

Valley Ford Challenge

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Our 2020 Valley Ford Challenge consisted of two, back-to-back open point trials. Tom Trent and Angus won both trials.

Following up on their win at the Tango Farms Sheep Dog Trial in May, this puts Tom and Angus at the top of the 2020 High Point Standings, as of June 27, 2020.

See this page for all Valley Ford results.

Tango Farms Sheep Dog Trial

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Tom Trent and Angus won the Tango Farms open sheep dog trial on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

See this page for all Tango Farms results

President's Letter by our 2020 President, Sharon J. Heringer

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RESDA is a remarkable place. We organize an average of 14 trial days each year, with more days together for meetings, clinics, demos and the like. Read more…

2020 Spring Meeting

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Where will 2020 take you? Join us at the 2020 Spring Meeting on Saturday, February 1, to start a year of fun, friendly sheep dog competition with members of the Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Association.

Click here for a link to the draft Spring Meeting Minutes on Google Docs.

Fall General Membership Meeting

Warm thanks to everyone who joined us at the Fall General Membership Meeting!

Approved Fall Meeting Minutes are available on Google Docs using this link.

Previous RESDA Website

We were able to download many but not all of the files from the previous website before it was taken offline.

Access those files here.

2019 High Point Championship

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Steve Moody and Maddie won our 2019 Championship, awarded annually to the dog and handler team scoring the most total points across all our designated Point trials for the year. Steve and Maddie also won the Championship in 2017 and 2018. See this page for complete High Point standings.

Steve previously won our Championship twice with Ruby and four times with Ruby's daughter, JoJo, making a total of nine championships for Steve.

Across 72 annual RESDA Championships awarded, only one handler has won more times than Steve. The late Les Bruhn won a total of 11 championships. We keep reminding Steve of this so he will keep competing! Together, Steve and Les have won 20 championships. Only two other handlers, Karen Kollgaard and Nancy Todd, have won as many as five.

Steve is a dairy rancher based near Valley Ford, CA. Maddie was bred by Chris Cornett, Tomales, CA.