2020 ABC Herding Tests and Trials In The Books!

Jon Hicks

Region 2, once again, put on a very successful ABC Herding Test and Trials in Berryville, Virginia.  I believe we had eight Beaucerons present, with sevearal new titles earned by the breed. The FDC and ATT were huge hits, and although the judges were worn out, those titles were very profitable.

Attendees of the 2020 ABC Herding Event: (l-r) Jon Hicks with Arya and Nytro, Allison Davis (standing), Jasmine Sanders and Lily, Justine Bradley with Recon and Mango, Courtney Goddard and Kenai (standing), Debbie Baker and Hartza, Sarah Saucier and Reine, Sara Reid and Pride, Alicia Wells and Giselle.

Sara Reid and Pride D Matcho du Chateau Rocher (Pride) completed their HT and the FDC. Jon Hicks and GCH CH Nostradamus Des Gardiens D’Apollinaire (Nytro), HSAsM FDC, competed on Saturday and Sunday, earning three more Qs in Started A Course Sheep, and placing in all three trials (first, second, and third!). With these qualifying runs, Nytro has earned his Herding Started Course A Sheep Master title.

Sara Reid’s Pride and his loot from the trial

The 2019 trial made $2,100 for the ABC. I am beyond happy to report that the net profit from the 2020 trial is $5,435.16. It is only because of the members in Regions 1 and 2 that we can sustain these numbers. Our Maryland and Virginia members were the primary volunteers, but we even had members from Ohio and Pennsylvania who drove through terrible weather to be at the trial on Saturday.

I cannot thank those who helped to make this trial such a success enough. I am already looking forward to next year’s trial, and many more in the years to come.


Jon Hicks, Region 2 Director and 2020 Herding Trial Chair

Wags & Brags

Oshi Earns HTADs-1 and Goes HIT!

At the AHBA trial held by the San Pasqual Valley Herding Club, Océane and I trialed for our HTADs-1 title. We did two runs against six to seven competitors. First run was a Q and third place due to losing a sheep at the start that I did not want to lose time trying to pick up. Our second run, Océane swept away the competition with a first place run losing only 1/2 a point and securing herself not only the new title of HTAD 1 but also High in Trial at the end of it all!! I am immensely proud of my bred-by bitch and the amount of talent she continues to show me on the herding field.

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ABC Rescue Raffle

Kara Staroski


For instructions on GRAND PRIZE items please see the picture captions. Only 30 tickets will be sold for each of the two grand prize items. When they are gone, they are GONE.

Flying Pig Dryer High Velocity Dryer
Winner picks color, shipping within the USA is included
Tickets are $15, only 30 tickets will be sold!
( Donated by Nightwalk Beaucerons)
RTK Kennel
Winner can choose size and color
Winner is responsible for shipping, or local pickup in Maryland can be arranged
Tickets are $25, only 30 tickets will be sold!

For all regular items, tickets are $2 each. Please read through the instructions to prevent confusion.

  • 1. We will only be accepting payments via Paypal. Please send payment to Treasurer@Beauce.org, under the notes section type “Raffle.”
  • 2. Once you have made your payment please message American Beauceron Club Rescue and tell us how many total tickets you purchased, how many tickets you want applied to what items you want to try to win, and your contact information.
    “Hello, My name is Kara Staroski, I purchased 10 Tickets, I would like 5 tickets to go to Item #14 and 5 tickets to item #27 My phone number is 860-707-8048.”
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Winners will be drawn virtually November 1, 2020. Winners will be posted in the ABC Rescue raffle album and notified via phone/text message. We strongly encourage you to share our raffle page with friends, family, coworkers etc. Although many of the items are Beauce specific there are plenty of prizes geared towards all dog lovers and even a few items for people to enjoy!

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