Dedicated to maintaining the border collie as a working stockdog

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About the Mountain & Plains Border Collie Association

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Established in 1984, the Mountain & Plains Border Collie Association is dedicated to maintaining the border collie as a working stockdog while ensuring the well-being of the dogs and the livestock. We seek to promote the border collie as the working stockdog it has been bred to be for hundreds of years; educate the public on the abilities, working characteristics, variations in type, and recognized registries for the breed; and encourage organized work sessions, fun days, clinics, and trials so members can develop their dogs to the fullest extent of their natural abilities.  

 

 

MPBCA Goals

  • Promoting the Border Collie breed as a working stock dog.
  • Educating the public on the abilities, working characteristics, variations in type, and recognized registries of the breed.
  • Promoting and maintaining purpose-bred working border collies and encouraging selective breeding to maintain and improve the breed as well as reduce genetic defects that may be found in the breed.
  • Conducting organized fun days, clinics, and trials to encourage members to develop their dogs to the fullest extent of their natural abilities.
  • Keeping membership informed of activities, training clinics, trials, and other matters concerning the breed.
  • Promoting competitive activity with other field trial–oriented organizations.

MPBCA Activities

The MPBCA attracts top handlers to conduct stockdog clinics and one-on-one instruction sessions. Health clinics, instinct testing, and other events generate funds for the MPBCA and provide members with low-cost services for their border collies. With Colorado’s mild weather, educational “fun days” are often available throughout the year.

MPBCA Organization

The MPBCA is led by volunteer officers, which are elected on a biannual basis. In addition to the opportunity of serving as an officer, MPBCA provides many avenues for members to get involved. Volunteer workers are always needed for every MPBCA activity to help guarantee the success of the event. You need not have an open dog to help—plenty of tasks require no dog, yet are invaluable for the smooth running of the events and provide the volunteer with the opportunity to learn more about working border collies and putting on trials and clinics. In addition, a variety of committees provide excellent opportunities for members to make new friends and work together on common MPBCA goals.

The club’s website administrator is Laura Esterman (laura.esterman@gmail.com). Please send any communication about the site or for the site, including upcoming events, trial results, and classified ads, to Laura.

MPBCA Officers

In 2011, the MPBCA membership adopted an updated set of bylaws that clarified term limits for officers. Specifically, the bylaws stipulated that the President and Secretary terms would be for two years and end on an even-numbered year, while the Vice President, Treasurer, and Member at Large terms would be for two years and end on an odd-numbered year.

 

President (2017–2018)
Carol Lucero
550 Paden St.
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
303-502-0429

 

Vice President (2016–2017)
Myra Wilensky
3292 W Yarrow Circle
Superior, CO 80027
303-725-3157

 

Secretary (2017–2018)
Barb Biller
1741 Eddy Ct.
Longmont, CO 80503
303-522-6069

 

Treasurer (2016–2017)
Karen Kloverstrom
2026 Locust St.
Denver, CO 80207
303-333-7009

 

Member at Large (2016–2017)
Paula Morgan
425 Cherokee Meadows Rd.
Livermore, CO 80536
970-221-0089