Upcoming Clinics & Events at Alamar


 
 
  Alamar offers herding lessons for owners who would like to learn to use or trial their herding dog. Clinics are offered regularly with people experienced in all breed herding training. Stockwork facilities include different size pens for beginning dogs and handlers and a large field for more advanced work. Sheep are available for the novice handler and dog and the more experienced handler as well. Our techniques are geared to teaching students who have not worked stock before. All herding breeds are welcome.

Alamar hosts clinics a few times per year for instruction to owners seeking to advance their knowledge of herding. Well known clinicians including Cappy Pruitt, and Kyle Smith have given the students a wealth of information each clinic.

Call or email Alan and Marie Koebke for details and available space. 903-364-5641

Upcoming Events for 2014

 

Clinics at Alamar

Jan 11th/12th
Cappy Pruett and Kyle Smith
(Space Still Available)

February 8
AKC Herding Judges Seminar
Email Alan for details

March 22nd/23rd
Clinic with Kyle Smith

May 17th/18th
Clinic with Kyle Smith
May Change

July 13th/14th
Clinic with Kyle Smith

September 13th/14th
Clinic with Kyle Smith

November 15th/16th
Clinic with Kyle Smith

Area Trials - Check the Alamar answering machine to see if there may still be classes on trial dates.

March 1st/2nd
Texas Herding Club
Bertram, TX 

March 8th/9th
AHBA Trial
Van Alstyne, TX
Email for more info

March 29th/30th
Houston Area Herding Assoc
Hempstead, TX

April 12th/13th
Red River Herding Club of Texas
Van Alstyne, TX

September 20th/21st
4CHAT
Ponca City, OK

October 18th/19th
Red River Herding Club of Texas Trial
Van Alstyne, TX

October 25th/26th
HAHA Trial
Hempstead, TX

November 8th/9th
DSSC Trial  
Van Alstyne, TX

 

         
 



         
 
   
 
Alamar's Close To The Vest PT, "Bob", Born 9/13/2009
Brent Sakowski and Bob.  Bob was named after our dear friend and mentor, Bob Vest.  This litter was born just after Bob Vest crossed the rainbow bridge where I know he now watches us.  I hope we make him proud!

Bob, the dog, has matured into a talented boy!
 
 
 
Alamar's Southern Gent HXAS HIBS HIBD HSAD
 
 
 
Alamar's Winning Hand, "Hannah"
 
         
 

Feedback from clinic participants

Dear Alan and Marie, I just wanted you to know how amazed I was at the progress of everyone this weekend! It was incredible how Bob can help people make such great strides with their dogs in such a short time. I was thrilled with Chase's progress in rating his stock. That was an important skill that we were missing. Also, I love his new gorgeous leather collar he won for Most Improved Dog.

Bob and Rosie should be proud of their puppies. Ripley, Gypsy, Star, Mike and Emma are looking great for such young dogs. It is hard to believe that they are only 6 months old when you watch them with the sheep. I can't wait for Ripley to get a little older when she can be ready for steady work. In the meantime, I will just enjoy watching her grow up.

Thanks again for a fun and informative weekend. Happy Herding, Tricia

Since I'm not one to hold back, most of you know I am having a tough time with my mom's decline as she lives with me these final months of her life. I have to thank you all for the absolutely great time this weekend. Chase and I made some solid strides toward this herding thing. I enjoyed watching the progress of others. Sometimes it was poetry watching those outruns. I also enjoyed watching Marie and Alan's faces as they watched the puppies they are so proud of. They have every right to be. Mostly,I have not laughed so much in a long time. So much was funny. Right down to everything that James didn't say! I feel revived and more like my old self. I appreciate the dose of good medicine and look forward to more doses! Hope every one has a great Thanksgiving!
Tricia

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS FOR A GREAT WEEKEND. WE ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. BOB AS ALWAYS, NEVER END SO SURPRISE US WITH ALL HIS KNOWLEDGE. IF ONLY WE COULD LEARN WHAT HE HAS FORGOTTEN OVER HIS LIFETIME !!!! FOR THOSE WHO COULD NOT MAKE THE CLINIC,THIS IS WHAT YOU MISSED.
1. THE RETURN OF THE THREE STOOGES (WE WILL NOT MENTION NAMES)
2.SATURDAY NIGHT THE LADIES STARTED THE FASTEST FIRE UNDER TERRIBLE CONDITIONS TRYING TO KEEP THEIR MEN WARM .. SUNDAY MORNING IT WAS THE MENS TURN AND I THINK SOME OF THE LADIES GOT FROST BITE .WAITNG ON THE FIRE.
3. THE CASH POT ON WHO FELL FACE DOWN IN THE MUD WAS UNCLAIMED. HEATHER HAD THE MOST MONEY ON HER. I WAS THE CLOSEST TO FALLING SO JUST SEND THE MONEY TO ME. I THINK THAT IS HOW IT WORKED!!!
4. THE FOOD WAS UNBELIEVABLE. THERE WAS ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED AN ARMY.
5 THE BEST PART OF THE WEEKEND WAS SPENDING TIME WITH OUR FRIENDS.
EVERYBODY SHOULD TRY TO MAKE THE CLINICS WHEN POSSIBLE THEY ARE SO MUCH FUN.. THEY ARE A GREAT WAY TO GET AWAY FROM THE EVERYDAY TRAUMAS OF LIFE.

SEE YOU GUYS SOON,

JAMES

 
 

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