2024 Bluegrass Classic


Bluegrass Classic SDT

Masterson Station Park
3051 Leestown Road, Lexington, KY 40511
May 15-19, 2024

VOLUNTEERS – The Bluegrass Classic needs you!

Thank you so much for considering volunteering at the 2023 Bluegrass Classic! With more than 160, 3-hour shifts to fill over a 5-day stretch, it takes a LOT of us to “get it done.” If every handler would commit to one (1) volunteer shift, we would be very grateful and well supported. Please consider volunteering!!

Please find the Volunteer Questionnaire below. The Volunteer Schedule isn’t created until the Running Orders have been established so your volunteer time won’t be scheduled anywhere near when you’re running your dog.

If you have any questions, or if something changes after you’ve completed the form, please feel free to call or email me and we’ll deal with things as they arise!

The following is a brief description of each position. We’ll be giving you more detailed instructions about your job once the schedule is determined.

  1. Scribe/Clerk: Sits with the Judge to tally the score of each run. Also, keeps the time (stopwatch) of each run.
  2. Recorder: Officially reviews and records the score from each run.
  3. Poster: Posts the score for everyone to see.
  4. White House Back-Up: Your job is to work side-by-side with the recording person in charge of the White House.
  5. Merchandise Sales: Assist with organizing pre-trial sales for pick up on Wednesday. Sales Booth will be open Thurs thru Saturday from 10am to 3pm. There will be 2 shifts of 2 people each day and include arriving early to set up each morning and staying to pack up each afternoon. Sales will be by cash, check or PayPal.
  6. Silent Auction Tables: Set up at 10am and pack up items at 4pm, Thursday thru Saturday. We would like 2 people to lay out the items at the beginning of the day and remove the same in the afternoon. The Silent Auction Chair will organize forms and times for auctions to end.
  7. Novice Field Break Down: (Sunday only) A couple extra pairs of hands to help disassemble things on the Novice Field including removing course panels, t-posts, the pen, removing tarps from the set-out and exhaust areas and stacking these near the walk-thru gate near the tent. Please breakdown the exhaust pen and stack the green panels next to the exhaust gate.
  8. Deputy Course Director (Novice Field): This person needs to have the ability to “think on their feet”, work closely with the Judge, monitor the exhaust personnel, coordinate with Recorder & White House regarding any running order changes, and ensures the Novice Field is running smoothly and on-time.
  9. Exhaust Sheep: This position is key in making the Novice field run on time. The Montana sheep are not easy to exhaust & take convincing. It requires an experienced handler & a well-trained dog to move the sheep to the exhaust at the end of each run. The goal is to keep things moving smoothly and on time. These shifts are 2-hours only.
  10. Trial Tear-Down (Monday): The Committee needs additional hands to tear down the fields & pens (reverse of #1), pack up the White House, remove tarping & return the judges trailers (must have a truck which can tow bumper-pull or gooseneck trailers).

Again, many, many thanks for your help!!
Sherry L Smith

2023 Bluegrass Volunteer Sign-Up Form