We are not accepting sponsorship for the 2021 Closed Competition Trials. 

Thank you to our past sponsors.
​We encourage our audience to support these businesses. 

Our mission is to provide an event that entertains, educates, and captivates people while enriching our local & regional community.  VSDC takes the audience back in time to enjoy this century-old sport on the breathtaking fields of Misty Isle Farms.  

 

There is no other place like it, and no other herding event that embraces the history and beauty of this sport quite like the Vashon Sheepdog Classic

NutriSource Pet Food-Trophy Sponsor
King Conservation District-Conservation/Education Sponsor
Emerald City Pet Rescue/Education Sponsor
Twisted Strait-Shearing Tent Sponsor
Thriftway Market-Kid's Activity Sponsor
Pandora's Box
S/W Insurance-Gray Muzzle Class Sponsor

Northwest School of Animal Massage

Holy Lamb Organics-Demonstration SponsorThriftway Market-Spin In Sponsor

Nashi Orchards

Ace Hardware-Tent Sponsor

Lein Animal Clinic

Team Snepp-Handler Hospitality Sponsor (and so much more)

The Vashon Baking Company

Statistics & Information

  • We are the most attended herding event on the West Coast
     

  • Over 30% increase in attendance each year over 8,000 people (2017-sold out crowd), 2016 - almost 10,000, 2015 - 8500+, 2014 - 5500+, 2013 - 3500+)
     

  • US Border Collie Handlers’ Association (USBCHA) National Qualifying Competition
     

  • Educational exhibits
     

  • Fiber Arts Village with demonstrations & education everyday and curated exhibits
     

  • Bagpiping while sheep are moved up the field & interviews with special guests
     

  • Sheepdog Training Demo
     

  • Local food, spirits & craft booths. 
     

  • Beautiful, tranquil Vashon Island setting at Misty Isle Farms
     

  • We are a 501-C4 (EIN#45-3817776)


VSDC gifts the proceeds from the event to Vashon Island nonprofit organizations that focus on the education and health of island youth.

(In-kind donations also qualify as sponsorship.)