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Shady Acres Sheepdog Trial Facebook page MSSDA Meetings: Check the Facebook Group page to keep up with most current events. MSSDA meetings are usually held with Fun Days at rotating locations, often on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

  • Annually in March
    Bob Montgomery Sheep Dog Trial
    (Greenwood, MS)
    This trial is a Mid South Stock Dog Association sanctioned trial, and is held annually by the Mississippi Stock Dog Association on the second weekend in March. Visit the Mississippi Stock Dog Association website.

  • Annually in Spring
    Mid-South Volunteer State Stock Dog Trial

    MSSDA Volunteer Stock Dog Assoc holds an annual trial each spring.

  • May - Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial (Lexington, KY)
    Held annually in Kentucky, this competition is one of the largest, longest-running, and most prestigious trials in the country. The competition draws top handlers from across the USA and Canada, as well as hundreds of spectators. The Bluegrass Classic dates back to about 1960.

  • September ~ Labor Day weekend Shady Acres Sheepdog Trial Facebook page
    Annual Shady Acres Sheepdog Trial
    (held annually on Labor Day weekend) in Duck River, SW middle Tennessee, between Centerville & Columbia USBCHA sanctioned • visit Facebook group page for current info, or call ☎ 931-729-0213 or email:

  • October ~ Mississippi State Fair Trial (Jackson, MS)
    This trial is sanctioned by the United States Border Collie Hander's Association (USBCHA) and put on by the Mississippi Stockdog Association. It is a 2 day trial held every year during the state fair in the Kirk Fordice Equine Arena... expect sheep & cattle the 1st day ~ sheep the 2nd day.


Working Border Collies typically dominate at trials - stockdog trials demonstrate the traits that have been carefully selected for in Border Collies for centuries - skills that make the Border Collie a standout among the herding breeds - intelligence, style, heart.

April 2016. Diane Barrentine giving a token of appreciation to
Steven & Paula McCaleb, Duck River TN, for holding the annual
Mid-South Volunteer State Stock Dog Trial at their farm this year.


MSSDA Mission Statement ~ The MSSDA is dedicated to educating our communities about stockdogs and their abilities through dog trial competitions, demonstrations, and monthly meetings where all are welcome to attend.

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