Treasure Valley ASC Blasdell Benefit Trial

September 3,4, & 5, 2016


(ASCA sanctioning pending)

11435 Highway 95

Payette, ID 83661


All proceeds from this trial weekend will be donated to Tom Blasdell’s family for aid during his recovery from his tragic accident at the NCA Cowdog Finals.*


Stock will be 3-5 head beef/dairy cattle, 3-5 head hair sheep or goats, and 5 bantam ducks


Judges: John Knepper, Roy Sage


Course Director: Nate Bake

Make checks payable to TVASC and mail entries to:

TVASC/Carol Gerken

11435 Highway 95

Payette, Idaho 83661


Entries must be on an official ASCA entry form. Entries are taken in Postmark Order, overnight express is not necessary. If you chose to use overnight, waive the signature required. Entry forms can be downloaded from If your dog is not ASCA® registered you must have a tracking number in order for your titles to be counted, but a tracking number is not required to compete. Entries open August 1, and close August 21. If runs are still available after August 21, entries taken in order received at the increased price.


Advanced, Open, Started, Novice Handler, Working Jr, Novice Jr., and FEO. 2 Farm Trials will be offered on Mixed Stock on Sunday September 4 and Monday September 5. 6 Runs available each trial. If there is enough interest, we will consider renting more stock. Run order will be determined the morning of the trial. No set out dog. Courses will be 20 minutes long with a 10 minute and a 3 minute warning. Call Carol for more information 208-739-3246. Handlers’ Meeting: Handlers meeting at 8:00 am each day.

FARM TRIAL ENTRY $50/run. Arena trial : Cattle: $55.00; Sheep: $45; Ducks: $25 Run all 3 stock in a trial, $100/trial! After close add $10.00 additional for each run


Trial Cattle Sheep/Goats Ducks

Sat. Course F Course B Course B

Sun. Course F Course B Course B

Mon. Course F Course B Course B

*Tom was injured badly in a horse accident in Meeker, CO at the NCA Finals in mid June of this year. It is going to be a long road for Tom and his family could use some help. Tom in addition to being a top competitor on the cowdog circuit he is also a talented clinician.

Carol and Lyle Gerkin are hosting this trial at their home in Payette, Idaho. All proceeds from the trial, raffle, etc will go to help support Tom’s bills that are adding up.
We are asking for donations of any kind. I will be sending another flyer with more donation information but for now consider helping out however you can.
I know many trailers end up with extra leashes, collars, stock sticks, mugs, bags, chairs, dog dishes, crates, almost anything that you may have won at trials around the country.  If you have any of these items you would like to send for us to re-award these items let us know. The more items we come up with the less Carol and Lyle will need to purchase and more $ for Tom. If you can come to the trial great you can support by entering or helping or donating to the raffle.
We also welcome Prayers for Tom for a Swift and Full Recovery.
OPEN to ALL Herding Breeds.