Blood trail practice

A young handler works a lacy on a mock trail.

For the first time ever, Oak Knoll Ranch will host the NLDA Working Dogs Field Day. All are welcome to join us in the beautiful Texas Hill Country for fun, food, and campfire camaraderie! This will be a great opportunity to meet other lacy enthusiasts and practice your handling skills under the guidance of experienced instructors. Educational and fun-filled activities will include a hog bay arena, blood trailing workshop and competition, trapping demonstration, snake avoidance, and much more!

Friday night, there will be an assembly at the lodge for a meet and greet and cook out. Breakfast will be served Saturday morning. After a fun day afield, we will retire to the lodge for a little R&R. Guests are welcome to stay Friday and Saturday nights so come early and stay late!

Overnight accommodations are available on location and encouraged but space is limited so reservations are recommended.

$30 per person and $5 per dog per event. Concessions and meals will be available all weekend. Event tickets will be available for purchase. Youth admitted for free.

Dogs must be under control at all times. Cameras and video cameras are welcome at all NLDA events!

The main events will be held on April 2nd, 2011 beginning around 9 am at Oak Knoll Ranch, located at
7010 US Hwy 190 just 12 minutes west of Menard, Texas.

For more information and reservations please call Courtney Farris at (214) 679-1801 or email

Bay pen work