National Specialty Guidelines – Section H Herding
Section H Herding Chairperson
The Herding Chairperson is responsible for the Herding Test/Trail and the HIC. Given the expense of the Test/Trial, the BSCA usually holds two events on the same day. If possible, the HIC should be held on the Test/Trial day in order to minimize costs.
Section H.1 Herding Test/Trial
- Present the proposal for the Herding Trial to the Board for approval. The proposal should include:
- Show outline including available/recommended facility(ies) with applicable fees;
- Recommended Test/Trial Secretary;
- Location in relation to the host hotel and other venues;
- Equipment/stock needs;
- Proposed budget with entry fee recommendation;
- Estimate of manpower needed and source of workers available;
- Works with the Treasurer to provide required information to complete the AKC application for Test/Trial(s) and HIC;
- Informs the Trophy Chairperson of the classes to be offered and the trophies and rosettes needed;
- Works with the Chief Ring Steward for the number and scheduling of stewards;
- Recommends judges for the test/trial;
- Executes contracts with judges following Board approval;
- Executes contracts for stock;
- Makes arrangements for rental and set-up of any equipment needed;
- Coordinates the workers and set-up of the ring for the trial, as well as reconfigurations during the trial for the different classes;
- Section H.2 Herding Instinct Certificate
- Present the proposal for the HIC or HIT; The HIT is an AKC offered event, which requires AKC approval. The HIC is a BSCA event and is the main fundraiser related to herding to help defray the costs of the Trial/Test.
- Prepare and submit any necessary paperwork to the AKC;
- Prepare BSCA Certificates;
- Arrange for entries and proper handling of funds.