Information

For Handlers

Bluegrass Classic Entry Information

Entry Open Date: March 10, 2020
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: Michael Gallagher & Mosse Magnuson
Open Ranch Judge: To be announced by May 1, 2020
Pro-Nov & Novice Judge: Lotta Magnuson
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 2020 ENTRY GUIDELINES (PDF)

Entries Due

  • Entries open March 10, 2020.
  • Entries will be accepted through Handlers Post, www.handlerspost.com.
  • The initial window for entering the 2020 Bluegrass Classic SDT will be March 10-12 (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 10: 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 20: Cancellation deadline for full refund of “accepted” entries; no refunds after this date
  • April 21: Checks cashed for all “accepted” entries
  • May 1 – 3: Running orders posted

2020 Bluegrass Classic Schedule

Tuesday, May 12th
5:00 pm Open Ranch 1 Handlers Meeting
6:00 pm Open 1 Handlers Meeting

Wednesday, May 13th
6:30 am – Open Field: Dogs 1 – 65
6:45 am – Novice Field: Open Ranch 1, Nursery 1

Thursday, May 14th
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 15th
6:30 am – Open Field: Dogs 1 – 65
7:00 am – Novice Field: Nursery 3, Pro Novice 1, Novice 1

Saturday, May 16th
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
7:00 pm – Handlers Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Sunday, May 17th
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