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08/31/2012 - 09/03/2012
Soldier Hollow Sheepdog Championship and Festival8:00 AM
2002 Olympic Park Drive, Midway Utah 840496:00 PM

The World's Foremost Sheepdog Championship

A Festival of Fun For The Whole Family!

The Soldier Hollow Classic features the world's best border collies in a competition that will fascinate and amaze you. These canine athletes come from around the world to Soldier Hollow's spectacular Olympic hills to match wits and athletic ability with wild'n wooly Utah sheep. It's easy to see why one Bristish magazine recognized this event as "...positively the foremost trial in the world.."

In addition to the sheepdog trial championship the event features a host of activities, competitions and performances that will keep your family entertained for the whole day! Kids will love the Bow Wow Luau Dog Acrobats, Wild Wonders Animal Show and the high flying Dock Diving Dogs Championship. The whole family will love the great food representing the shepherding cultures of the world and the traditional Scottish music performed throughout the event by the Salt Lake Scots. Plus there's pony rides, biathlon shooting, face painting, contests for kids, and dutch oven cooking. All at Heber Valley's beautiful Soldier Hollow, located just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and 20 minutes from Orem and Park City.

Each day the Soldier Hollow Classic is filled with unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes! While there is open sheepdog competition each day the nature of that competition changes as the event progresses. On the first day the dogs face their greatest challenge: a new course and wild sheep. On the second and third days the top dogs begin to learn about the hill and the sheep they face. Border Collies are the world's smartest dogs and you can actually watch them learn by coming on more than one day. By Monday, Labor Day, only the 15 best dogs from the first three days advance to the Supreme Grand Championship.

Events, performances, demonstrations and activities also vary from day to day. You'll enjoy bagpipe music, great food, arts and crafts, animal activities and demonstrations. The whole event concludes Monday afternoon with the official medals ceremonies.


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