Continental sheepdog championship 2021 to be held in the Netherlands!
It is in the middle of summer 2020, when Erik Groot from the Netherlands receives a phone call from COWS (Dutch Border Collie Club The Netherlands), informing whether he might consider organizing the Continental Sheepdog Championships of 2021. It’s warm outside, the sheep are peacefully wandering around and the dogs are dozing in the shade. The question strikes Erik with a flash of enthusiasm. The question brings him back to three years ago, when he and his team organized the World Trials in the Dutch municipality of Hoogwoud. Thirty thousand visitors attended the event, which for the first time ever, took place outside of the United Kingdom. Handlers from all over the world competed for days to earn the title of world’s best sheepdog handler. Dozens of nationalities united together in one passion: the wonderful sport of sheepdog herding.
And now, a few summers and a great deal of deliberation later, it’s official: the CSC 2021 will take place in the Netherlands! And the organization has started their preparations for a new event of international allure. The COWS has confidently entrusted the full organization of the event to the team that has also been responsible for organizing the World Trials. And the team, they are excited and motivated to organize a fantastically thrilling competition in August of 2021.