NCA Receives $5,000 Grant

The NCA has received a $5,000 grant from the Georgene Hagar Memorial Donor Advised Endowment Fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation. The NCA was eligible to receive this grant because it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

The purpose of the grant is to support those portions of NCA activities that take place in Wyoming. In 2014, the NCA sanctioned 7 trials in Wyoming from January through August, sponsored a clinic in January to assist and educate ranchers and cattledog handlers in training and using cattledogs, and put on a two day demonstration at the Ag Expo in Cheyenne in September. All of these events, and more, are expected to occur in 2015.

2015 NCA National Finals

June 10-14, 2015
Steamboat Springs, CO

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NCA Board News

Intermediate class changes

  • The Intermediate teams with the highest and second point totals following the qualifying year (April 1 - March 31) will only be required to move to the Open class if they do not attend the National Finals.

    Champion and Reserve Champion at the National Finals will still be required to move to the Open class.

  • The Intermediate Horseback Champion at the National Finals will be required to move to the Open Class.

  • If you have any questions or comments, please contact one of the Directors.
  • 2014 National Finals Champions


    Champions: Jeff Mundorf & Stash
    Reserve Champions: Keith Gilleon & Rockin G Roc

    Open Horseback

    Champions: Robin Dillon & Slick
    Reserve Champions: Tim Gifford & Jean


    Champions: Steve Knipmeyer & SK Pete
    Reserve Champions: Lyle East & Mo


    Champions: Bill Rivers & Buz
    Reserve Champions: Eddie Merritt & Joey

    Intermediate Horseback

    Champions: Steve Wight & Levi
    Reserve Champions: Randall Walker & Zorro

    NCA FAQS & Facts

    This is a new feature of the NCA website where we will attempt to answer frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the NCA, cattledogs and cattledog trialing and to provide some relevant facts. Please let us know if you have questions that you think might make good subjects for this feature.

    Our first FAQ:

    FAQ: Many NCA trials, particularly the NCA National Finals, use cattle that have often been worked extensively with dogs in preparation for the trial. Others advertise trials for which the cattle have been worked little, if at all, with dogs and claim that these cattle are, therefore, “fresh” as if this makes for a better trial. What's the story?


    The NCA

    The National Cattledog Association (NCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The NCA was incorporated in December of 2011 and began operations in January of 2012. Its members, which are from 31 states and Canada, are primarily ranchers, cattledog handlers and cattledog breeders. The NCA was founded to:

    1. Educate ranchers as to the value of well trained cattledogs for humane, low stress cattle handling through demonstrations, clinics and public cattledog competitions (trials),

    2. Assist ranchers in obtaining well trained cattledogs and in learning to use them for efficient, humane and low stress cattle handling,

    3. Foster amateur athletic competition by sanctioning cattledog trials and hosting and managing a National Cattledog Association National Finals,

    4. Assist members and other breeders in marketing cattledogs by providing venues for demonstrating the abilities of their dogs.

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