Local Sheepdog Herding Lessons
Tam and Steph at Coalinga

Sheepdog Herding Lessons

the toughest dog sport there is!

Extremely challenging sheepdog herding is growing by leaps and bounds here in the US.  Patience, deditation and determination are essential for success in this sport.  If you have those qualities, or can find them, why not give herding a try?

If you and your dog are interested in lessons, please call (805) 235-8407, to make arrangements. Located on CA Central Coast.

Sheep and the facility are included with the instruction.  Lessons usually run 1 1/2-2 hours long and cost $40.00.

             Learn how to keep that sheepdog herding instinct inside your dog                                                                                                                              
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One on One-Handler Training

Come out to Summerthyme Farms and receive personalized sheepdog herding training for you and your dog.  Please call (805) 235-8407, for bi-weekly, weekly or other needed intervals of lessons.  Herding lessons can even be arranged for Special Herding Weekends with one or two lessons per day, for an intense learning weekend.  These make great for gifts for that special herder.  Groups are also encouraged.  There is a trailer pad available for those roughing it. 

Our facilities are located in a rural setting on 10 acres with lightly rolling hills in Creston Ca, 20 minutes from Atascadero and Paso Robles on the Central Coast, smack in the middle of wine country.  Home flock sheep are included with the lessons.  Two different pastures along with small pens and panels are on the property for practice. 

Private lessons at your place are also available.

Herding, the toughest dog sport you will absolutely love!


Steph after an awful run at Sonoma trial



Daily Cash


Prize Awards

USBCHA Sanctioned



April 11-14 2019

Judge:: Patrick Shanahan

Opens Feb. 11, Closes Feb. 16, 2018: Checks cashed March 22 2019 No Refunds

without DR. excuse after March 16 2019

Trial location: 4797 La Panza Road, Creston, CA 93432

Open: 63.00/dog Open trial 1-Thurs 4/11, Open trial 2-Fri 4/12, Open trial 3-Sat. 4/13

Nursery: 43.00/dog Nursery trial 1- Thurs 4/11, Nursery trial 2-Fri 4/12, Nursery trial 3-Sat. 4/13

ProNovice: 40.00/dog PN trial-Sun April 14 (2 trials total) 1 PN trial followed by 1 novice, then repeat

Novice: 35.00/dog trial- Sun 4/14 (2 Trials total, If entries are sufficient)

The Jaureguy’s excellent range ewes of the central coast will be used

MAY LIMIT TO TWO DOGS /TRIAL (SEND separate check for 3rd and 4th dogs) YES, you can run in all open trials,

not just 2 out of 3.

For more information: Email: stephesummers@yahoo.com

call or text 805 235-8407

Dry camping available


Handler / Dog / Class / Fee

1. ________________________________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________________________________

4. ________________________________________________________________________________

Total ____________________


I (We) certify that I(We) am(are) the owner or duly authorized agent of the owner(s), of the dogs entered above.

I(We) agree to hold Matt Reinhart, Stephanie Summers, San Antonio Winery, Inc., Riboli Paso Robles LLC, the trial committee, agents, any employees of Alegre Ag, the properties where the trial is held, and parking fields, and Operation Sheepdog Herding, harmless from claim for loss or injury which may be alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly to any person, dog, stock or thing by the act of this dog(s), while in or upon the trial area, or near any entrance thereto, and I(We) assume all responsibility and liability for any such claim. I(We further agree to hold the aforementioned parties harmless from any claim for damages or injuries to the dog(s) incurred due to negligence of or any of the aforementioned parties, or by negligence of any other person or any other cause or causes. In case of injury to any stock by the dog(s), I(We) will assume financial responsibility for any damages. I(We) will pay the full market value (to be determined by the sheepman) of any animal killed, seriously injured, or the veterinarian bill if so required.

Signature (Owner, Handler or Agent) Date: ______________________________________________

Print Name & Address: _______________________________________________________________

Phone: E-Mail: ________________________________________________________________________

Please make check payable to:

Stephanie Summers and mail to 4740 Lamplighter Way

Paso Robles, CA 93446

Checks cashed March 22 2019

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