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NCA Board News

At their meeting held August 4 in Saratoga, WY, the NCA Board of Directors passed several resolutions making exciting changes to the NCA and to the NCA Finals:

  • 1. The 2015 NCA National Finals will be held June 10-14, 2015 in Steamboat Springs, CO.

  • 2. The Board voted to ask the NCA membership to amend the NCA bylaws to create a 7th district by making Canada a separate district . The district will have its own Director on the Board.

  • 3. As part of the bylaws amendment, the number of Directors will be increased from 9 to 11, including the Director representing the Canada district and one new at-large Director.

  • 4. The North Central Region has been renamed the Midwest Region.

  • 5. The Nursery class at the National Finals has been changed from 30 to 25 dogs.

  • 6. The Intermediate Horseback class at the National Finals has been changed to 15 teams.

  • 7. The Intermediate Horseback Champion 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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