Come check out our quaint town before driving through the Montezuma Hills to the 4th Annual McCormack Ranch Sheepdog Trial, Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd, 2017. This event is the revitalization of a historic event dating back to the 1930’s.
The McCormack Ranch is located at 7680 Montezuma Hills Road west of Rio Vista.
The Sacramento River and Mount Diablo is the backdrop where over 80 dogs and their handlers from several western states converge in hopes to win a place in the USBCHA Sheepdog Finals held in, Middletown, VA from September 26 - October 1, 2017.
The event is open to the public Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The daily admission is $15 for adults and children 13 years old and above, children 12 and under are free. Tickets go on sale January 1 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-mccormack-ranch-sheepdog-trials-tickets-29700611328 or at Pets4All and Books RioV on Main Street, Rio Vista. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate. The event takes place rain or shine so tickets are non-refundable. Take a hayride from the parking lot to the event. Separate tickets for a delicious lamb barbecue on Saturday, April 1 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM are available for $8 at Pets 4 All and Books Rio V. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and drinks are available every day from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Bring your blanket or folding chairs and don’t forget your binoculars! This is an alcohol free event.
The only animals allowed at the dog trials are those dogs participating in the contest. No other dogs or pets are permitted to enter the gates, except for service dogs for disabled persons.
For information, please call Hope Cohn at (925) 550-0566 or visit our web site http://discoverriovista.com/events/sheep-dog-trials/.
Daily admission is $15 for adults and children 13 years old and above, children 12 and under are free.