SSDA Membership

Benefits:

Receive update emails

May Advertise on the Website

Points that go towards year-end awards

Right to vote regarding SSDA business

10% off SSDA products

For any other questions about memberships contact Jared Epp (306) 492-2017

$40 individual membership

$50 family membership

Send to Jolie Vermette

Box 341 Outlook, SK

S0L 2N0


Sheep Field Classes

Novice Handler Class

A novice handler is a handler that hasn’t placed more than FIVE times in the top three of a novice handler class with any dog, or THREE times in the top half of a pro novice class.  The placings apply to both field and arena trials combined (ie: If a handler places in the top three in three arena trials and two field trials, they lose their novice handler status).  If a novice handler enters an open class they forfeit their novice handler status and can no longer run in the novice handler class.  The placings are on the handler, not the dog.  Year end award and payouts.  Course requirements - @100 yard outrun.  If a novice handler enters a trial which does NOT offer a Novice Handler Class, they will NOT lose their novice handler status. (ie: Agribition)


Intermediate Class

This class is run on a Pro/Novice style course.  You may enter this class is you have never run in Open.  No year end awards. Payouts. Course requirements - @ 200 yard outrun, drive and cross drive.


Pro/Novice Class

This class is for intermediate level dogs and handlers who have run open.  Year end awards and Payouts.  Course requirements - @200 yard outrun, drive and cross drive.


Open Class

This class if for open dogs and handlers.  Year end awards and Payouts.  Course requirements - @400 yard outrun, drive, cross drive, pen and shed.  Any dog or handler that is eligible to compete in pro/novice and open can move back and forth between classes as they see fit.

Sheep Arena Classes

Novice Class

A novice handler is a handler that hasn’t placed more than FIVE times in the top three in the novice handler class with any dog, or THREE times in the top half of a Pro/Novice Class.  The placings apply to both field and arena trials combined (ie: If a handler places in the top three in three arena trials and two field trials, they lose their novice handler status).  If a novice handler enters an open class, they forfeit their novice handler status and can no longer run in the novice handler class.  The placings are on the handler, Not the dog.  Year end award (small keeper plaque) and Payouts.  If a novice handler enters a trial which does NOT offer the Novice Handler class, they will not lose their Novice Handler status (ie: Agribition).  This class is for the novice and intermediate levels.


Pro/Novice Class

This class if for novice dogs/pro handler.  Cross entering between classes is allowed as per field trial rules.  Payouts.  Small keeper plaque for year end award.


Open Class

This class is for pro/novice and open levels.  Payouts and year end awards (small keeper plaque).  Any dog or handler eligible to compete in pro/novice and open can move back and forth between classes as they see fit.


Cattle Penning Trials

Small keeper plaque to be awarded to open class year end winner. Payouts.

Year End Award Points

You must be a member of the SSDA to accumulate points for year end awards.  The points are awarded from the date the membership is purchased.

There must be one sanctioned trial per class to have a year end award.  The number of trials you attend does not matter.  Whoever has the most points accumulated wins the award.

All points in a calendar year will go towards that year’s award.  January 1st to December 31st.  The only exception to this is Agribition 2008 and Moose Jaw Nov 6, 2008 will count towards the 2009 calendar year.

The points will calculate as follows:

Example: 10 dogs running in class

1st - 9 points

2nd - 8 points

3rd - 7 points

4rth - 6 points

5th - 5 points

6th - 4 points

7th - 3 points

8th - 2 points

9th - 1 point

10th - 0 points


Running to a Standard

Any time a standard is run for an individual class, that when a standard is in place, for that day and that class, points will NOT count for year end award.


Tie Breaking Options for Year End Awards

  1. If the two tied can, they will have a run-off at a sanctioned trial.
  2. Both handlers agree to a judge, location, course and time.
  3. To take the number of points and divide by the number of trials attended.




Requirements for Sanctioning a Trial

To apply for sanctioning a trial, the director must be contacted.  The Trial Director will contact the Points Person for approval.  A standard SSDA trial will then be sent out to the committee asking for sanctioning.  This will be done by the Points Person.  This must be done before the trial.  No advertising restrictions or fees apply.

All SSDA sanctioned trial must be held in Saskatchewan.  The Lloydminster community will be considered as part of Saskatchewan.

Entries can be limited in a sanctioned trial.

Dual Sanctioned Trials - Out of province associations can also sanction trials held in Saskatchewan and sanctioned by the SSDA.


SSDA will not advertise any trial held within Saskatchewan unless it is sanctioned by the SSDA.

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