The Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship and Festival presented by your Utah Toyota Dealers returns to the Heber Valley on Labor Day weekend from September 3 through September 6, 2021.
The centerpiece of this fun, family-friendly event is the championship sheepdog trial featuring world-class dogs and handlers testing themselves on Soldier Hollow’s Olympic Hillside. Working up to 400 yards from their handler – these dogs must gather wild range Rocky Mountain ewes, bringing them down the mountainside along a precise course. The process ends in front of the stands where the dog must separate certain sheep from others and then guide the sheep into a small pen. The work is judged for quality and care of the sheep and must be completed in just 13 minutes. Each shepherd must build a nearly telepathic rapport with their dog to achieve a high score.
Along with the sheepdog trial, the Soldier Hollow Classic hosts numerous other activities and attractions — including agility dog shows, sheepdog training demonstrations, exotic raptor shows, highland games strength competitions, bagpipe performances, and local food, drink and souvenir vendors — all adding to the exciting atmosphere over Labor Day weekend. A detailed schedule of events can be found here.
Single tickets and family pass tickets (two adults, five youth) are available now at soldierhollowclassic.com/tickets. Ticket prices include event parking. Advance Online PricesFriday through Sunday: Adult $12.50 | Youth $7.50 Monday: Adult $15.50 | Youth $8.50 Friday through Monday: Family Pass $46.50 Friday: Senior $10.50 Saturday & Sunday: Senior $11.50Monday: Senior $13.50 In-Person PricesFriday through Sunday: Adult $15.50 | Youth $10.50 Monday: Adult $18.50 | Youth $11.50 Friday through Monday: Family Pass $51.50 Friday: Senior $11.50 Saturday & Sunday: Senior $14.50Monday: Senior $16.50