North West Championship Sheepdog Trial

Become a Sponsor

Your tax deductible sponsorship can help preserve the oldest sheepdog trial in the country and support the educational activites of Whistle & Crook Stock Dog Services.    

The Northwest Championship Sheep Dog Trial is celebrating its 86th year this year, it is the oldest continually running competition of its kind in the country.  It brings together sheep herding dogs (mostly Border Collies) from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California to compete for the title of Northwest Champion Sheepdog.  The event is held in conjunction with the Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair in Scio Oregon (the oldest fair in the state) on May 17-19.

Holding a sheepdog competition in May is difficult, a lot of the big fields we often use (grass seed and hay fields) are not available at this time of year so land owners have to be compensated more to offset their income loss. As the competition was about to hold its 75th event it was in danger of failing as no place to hold it could be found Wolston Farms stepped in to help. The running of the trial was then handed over to Whistle nad Crook Stock Dog Services Inc, a 501C3 non profit corporation which is responsible for funding, through donation, the event. 

 The Northwest Championships needs a minimum of $3000 of non-entry fee income annually to fund the event but we have 2 ways that we can reach that goal.  We can find one wonderful sponsor for the whole thing or a combination of $500 and $1000 totalling $3000.  We would be more than happy to talk about it with you or if you want any other information.

We appreciate your taking the time to consider us
thank you
Ian Caldicott (president)
Melinda Olinger (VP)
Brenda Kuchenbecker (Sec/Tres)


Option 1 Naming Sponsor-- $3,000

  • Sponsor Presents the 86 th  Northwest Championship Sheepdog Trial (this will appear on all event publicity and materials)
  • All event publicity (newspaper, radio, web site) will mention sponsor as presenter
  • Space at the event for display/sales booth
  • Banner on the side of the Pen (on the course), banner on the entry gate, banner on the back of the judges tent and on main fence (facing crowd) (banners provided by sponsor)
  • 2 full page ads in trial program (b/w)
  • 4 dog sponsorships
  • Photos of sponsor representatives and award winners each day if any are in attendance (provided digitally or as 8X10 prints)
  • logo and link on all web pages
  • No other event sponsors

Option 2 Event Sponsor -- $1,000

  • All event publicity (newspaper, radio, web site) will mention sponsor
  • sponsor informational material available in information booth
  • Two banners on the fence of the event field. (banners provided by sponsor)
  • half page ad in trial program (b/w)
  • Two dog Sponsorship
  • Logo and link on web pages

Option 3 Supporting Sponsor-- $500

  • sponsor informational material available in information booth
  • A banner on the fence of the event field. (banner provided by sponsor)
  • A half page ad in trial program (b/w)
  • One dog Sponsorship
  • Logo and link on web pages

Option 4 Contributing Sponsor -- $250

  • Quarter page add in the trial program (b/w)
  • One dog sponsorship
  • logo and link on web pages
You can also support the event by sponsoring a dog competing in the trial.
Whistle & Crook Stock Dog Services Inc. - Wilamette Valley Oregon - NWCSDT@whistleandcrook.com