A great show by our Futurity teams, left to right, Nancy Todd with Jade and Red, Colleen Duncan with Rosie and Shelia Brumley-Rios with Gus; Photo credit: Donna Beebe
Futurity Highlights
This trial brought back a RESDA tradition: the Futurity. For a $100 entry fee, handlers presented pups up to 3 years old, who had never before competed in a trial. Each team had two runs on the RESDA open course; the team with the highest total points was declared the winner.

President Steve Moody and Vice President Sharon Heringer served as independent judges. All scores are provided below.

All the Futurity teams did a great job. This was a fun trial to watch. Based on average score per run, they were all in the top half of the Potter Valley Classic open dogs, during the trial run the same day.
  • With a total score of 135 across 2 runs and 2 judges, Shelia and Gus were declared the winners. Their outwork and panels were strong, they succeeded at the chute on one out of two attempts and penned twice. Average score per run = 34.
  • With a total score of 120.5, Nancy and Red took second. Their success at the chute and pen were similar to Shelia and Gus, while Red had a little more difficulty picking up the sticky range ewes. Average score per run = 30.
  • With a total score of 103.5, Colleen and Rosie placed third. They consistently had the nicest outrun, lift and fetch, but were less successful at the chute and pen. Average score per run = 26.
  • With a total score of 95.5, Nancy and Jade placed fourth. Their work was similar to Nancy and Red, but Jade missed one pen while Red got both. Average score per run = 24.
Futurity Scores
RunHandlerDogO/L/FPanel 1Panel 2ChutePenTotalTimeJudge
1Shelia Rios-BrumleyGus744.5912.537Steve
1Shelia Rios-BrumleyGus6548.51336.54:25Sharon
2Shelia Rios-BrumleyGus1044.501230.5Steve
2Shelia Rios-BrumleyGus10.544.5012315:08Sharon
1Nancy ToddRed53.54.57.513.534Steve
1Nancy ToddRed6.544.5813364:48Sharon
2Nancy ToddRed61.50.5012.520.5Steve
2Nancy ToddRed724.501225.58:25Sharon
1Colleen DuncanRosie124.53.50020Steve
1Colleen DuncanRosie124.540020.56:45Sharon
2Colleen DuncanRosie12.523.501432Steve
2Colleen DuncanRosie1133.5013.5318:07Sharon
1Nancy ToddJade103.53.58.5025.5Steve
1Nancy ToddJade7.5448.50246:11Sharon
2Nancy ToddJade22.5501221.5Steve
2Nancy ToddJade53.5501124.58:12Sharon