Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Association
Northern California Trial Hosts Since 1947

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  • Fall General Membership Meeting | November 18, 2023 | Ukiah, CA

View our 2023 Sheep Dog Trial calendar.

2023 High Point Champions

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Congratulations to 2023 High Point Champions, Steve Moody and Cady Beth!

The dog and handler team earning the most cumulative points across all designated Point trials each year is named our annual champions. A champion has been named each year since RESDA was founded in 1947.

This is Steve's first win with Cady Beth, a border collie bred by Donna Beebe. Donna and Cady Beth's mother, Meg, were our 2022 High Point Champions.

Steve Moody is one of our top handlers of all time. This year's win brings his number of High Point Championships to 11—a tie with the legendary Les Bruhn, who also won 11 Championships.

Between them, Steve and Les have won 22 of the 76 championships awarded to date. Only two other handlers, Nancy Todd and Karen Kollgaard, have won as many as five.

Photo credit: Donna Beebe

Link to 2023 High Point scores

RESDA Fall Trial

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Open Winners, Diana Phillips and Clem

Link to Scores | Link to 2023 High Point scores

Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show

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Buckle Winners, Catlyn Gilman and Remmy | Photo credit: Donna Beebe

Link to Scores | Link to 2023 High Point scores

Potter Valley Classic

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Pro Novice Winners, Davy Rovegno and Trudy | Photo credit: Marnie Nunnemaker

Link to Scores | Link to 2023 High Point scores

Mendocino County Fair Elimination Trial

Congratulations to Paigelynn and Briar for their win at the Mendocino Eliminations Trial in Boonville on Saturday, August 19, 2023.

They will compete again at the Mendocino Fair and Apple Show on September 24th as one of the the Top 8 teams from the Eliminations.

Link to Elimination Scores and Finals Run Order | Link to 2023 High Point scores

Sonoma County Fair Sheep Dog Trial

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Marin County Fair

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Sonoma-Marin Fair Sheep Dog Trial

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Nancy Todd and Grit (center) won the Championship.

Steve Moody and Cady Beth (left) were named Reserve Champions.

Sandra Milberg (not shown) placed third with Devon and fourth with Joe.

Donna Beebe and Macey (right) placed fifth.

Dean Watson and Shadow (not shown) tied for fifth place and were placed sixth after the tie was broken by time.

It was a very close contest. Just 3 points (out of 50 possible) separated these six teams. Congratulations to all!

Link to Open Scores | Link to 2023 High Point scores

Valley Ford Challenge

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Congratulations to Paigelynn Trotter and her border collie, Briar, on their first RESDA Open Trial win! The arena at the Ielmorini-Moody Ranch has some tricky angles, but they totally rocked it!

Link to Open and Pro Novice trial results | Link to 2023 High Point scores

Circle X Ranch Trial

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In addition to being a gorgeous setting, the Circle X Ranch offers one of our most challenging sheep dog trial courses. Thousands of acres of remote Mendocino County rangelands stretch beyond the mowed trial field, so if the sheep escape they may be gone for good. For this reason, only an Open trial is offered. On Saturday, May 20, 2023, Trial Judge Nancy Todd awarded X times High Point Champion Steve Moody top scores and a beautiful trophy buckle for his run with his dog, Cady Beth.

Link to Open trial results | Link to 2023 High Point scores

Tango Farms Sheep Dog Trial

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Tango Farms delivered another wonderful trial day on Saturday, April 29, 2023. A beautiful sunny day punctuated by deep shade, a spacious green field with frisky sheared sheep, good friends, good food and good judging all combined to make this a thoroughly enjoyable day at the David Howard Memorial.

Link to Open and Pro Novice trial results | Link to 2023 High Point scores

2023 RESDA Spring Trial

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Catlyn Gilman and her border collie, Remmy (shown here,) won the last three open trials during our 2022 season and returned to win the 2023 RESDA Spring Trial at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds on April 8, 2023. Congratulations to Catlyn and Remmy!

Click to view Spring Trial Scores

2022 High Point Champions: Donna Beebe and Meg!

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Donna Beebe and Meg are our 75th High Point Champions.

Donna's great uncle, Lev Beebe, was our very first High Point Champion. This championship has been awarded each and every year since RESDA was formed in 1947.

Donna's grandfather, Nick Beebe, was our 5th High Point Champion.

Donna's father, Curtis Beebe, was our 27th, 28th, and 31st High Point Champion.

Congratulations and warm thanks to Donna and the Beebe family for all the support and success they have brought to RESDA throughout our history!