Information

For Handlers

Bluegrass Classic Entry Information

Entry Open Date: March 9, 2021
Open Entry Fee: $225.00 per dog, 2 dog limit (Entry for both rounds; no single round entries accepted)
Entry Fees Per Class: Nursery – $45; Open Ranch – $50; Pro Novice – $45; Novice – $40
Classes Offered: 2 Open trials over 4 days; 130 dogs per trial; USBCHA Sanctioned
4 Nursery trials over 4 days; USBCHA Sanctioned
2 Open Ranch trials over 2 days
2 Pro Novice trials over 2 days
2 Novice/Novice trials over 2 days

Open & Nursery Judges: Peg Anderson & Lori Cunningham
Open Ranch Judge: To be announced by May 1, 2021
Pro-Nov & Novice Judge: To be announced by May 1, 2021
Trial Coordinator: Marianna Schreeder

Handlers entered in the 2020 Bluegrass Classic will be held accountable for knowledge of the “2020 Entry Guidelines and Trial Information”.
Failure to read such is not defensible for failure to comply.

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 ENTRY GUIDELINES (PDF)

Entries Due

  • Entries open March 9, 2021.
  • Entries will be accepted through Handlers Post, www.handlerspost.com.
  • The initial window for entering the 2021 Bluegrass Classic SDT will be March 9-11 (noon through noon EST)
  • All entries submitted during that time will be prioritized first and processed as “initial entries” in regard to the draw and waiting lists. Entries submitted after that time, until the closing date on April 20th, will be placed at the bottom of any wait lists.
  • 1st open dogs will be drawn prior to 2nd open dogs.

Important Dates

  • March 9: Entries open
  •  April 6 – 8: Open entry and wait list published
  •  April 13 – 15: Novice Field entry and wait list published
  •  April 17: Merchandise pre-orders & Program ad deadlines
  •  April 19: Cancellation deadline for full refund of “accepted” entries; no refunds after this date
  •  April 20: Checks cashed for all “accepted” entries
  •  April 30 – May 2: Running orders posted

2021 Bluegrass Classic Schedule

Tuesday, May 11th
5:00 pm Open Ranch 1 Handlers Meeting
6:00 pm Open 1 Handlers Meeting
Wednesday, May 12th
6:30 am – Open Field: Dogs 1 – 65
6:45 am – Novice Field: Open Ranch 1, Nursery 1
Thursday, May 13th
6:30 am – Open Field: Dogs 66 – 130
6:45 am – Novice Field: Nursery 2, Open Ranch 2
Open 2 Handlers Meeting – 1 hour after the last open run
Friday, May 14th
6:30 am – Open Field: Dogs 1 – 65
7:00 am – Novice Field: Nursery 3, Pro Novice 1, Novice 1
Saturday, May 15th
6:30 am – Open Field: Dogs 66 – 130
7:00 am – Novice Field: Novice 2, Pro Novice 2, Nursery 4
7:30 am – Pancake Breakfast*
8:00 pm – Awards Ceremony & Top 20 Draw (Handlers Dinner has been cancelled)
Sunday, May 16th
7:30 am – Pancake Breakfast*
7:45 am – Double Lift Handlers Meeting
8:00 am – Double Lift Final
10:30 am (approximately) – Presentation of Handlers
4:00-5:00 pm – Double Lift Awards Ceremony
*subject to change