You will be amazed! Come and watch these incredible dogs gather sheep from more than a quarter mile away and move them around the pasture, through gates and into pens before separating them into two groups all directed by their human partner with whistles and voice commands. More information on sheepdog trials below
Star of the North SDT will be running from 8AM - 5PM on Friday October 5th and Saturday October 6th. On Sunday October 7th we will finish at approximately 3PM. The Gale Woods Festival of Working Animals will run all day Saturday.
Friday we will start with Open Dogs followed by ProNovice
Saturday, ProNovice goes first, followed by the Open Class. Sunday we start with the beginner Novice class and then the Open dogs.
Gale Woods is a working farm. Out of respect for the farm animals who live there, the Three Rivers Park District does not permit pet animals in the park. Please leave your pet dogs (and penguins) at home
Enter the park through the visitor's entrance off Co. Rd. 110W in Minnetrista and park in the main parking area. From there it is a half mile walk through the farm (about 10 - 15 minutes) to the trial field. On Saturday, Gale Woods will be operating a tractor tram every 10 minutes from the parking lot to the trial field and back to the parking area.