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Oregon Sheep Dog Society Trial Insurance Request Form

The following is a list of guidelines by which an event (clinic, trial, fun trial, lessons) will be considered for inclusion under the Oregon Sheep Dog Society’s (OSDS) general liability policy. These guidelines are meant to safeguard the Society’s ability to procure liability insurance.

  • If the event is a trial, it must be sanctioned by OSDS and follow the guidelines as set forth.

  • If the event is a trial, it must be run according to the International Sheepdog Society (ISDS), United States Border Collie Handlers Association (USBCHA) and OSDS rules.

  • The Chairperson of the Trial Committee or the Event Representative must be a current OSDS member in good standing.

Applicants for insurance are requested to:

  • Provide secure fencing of spectator area and post signs declaring inherent risk of sheepdog trials.

  • Frequently advise spectators to stay away from fences and off trial fields at all times.

  • Provide a separate and secure area for handlers and their dogs.

  • Provide a secure area/s to release and exhaust livestock.

  • Postmark written witness requests for any and all accidents to the current OSDS treasurer within five days of the accident.

  • Dog bite claims:

    • The owner of the dog involved must report the incident to their insurance carrier.

    • The incident needs to be reported to Sportsmens’ Insurance Agency and OSDS treasurer

  • All competitors must sign a release form as part of their entry to each trial.


Proof of Coverage only:

This is a Certificate of Insurance and shows only that OSDS has an insurance policy.

A fee is NOT required, but it does not extend coverage to a non-member property owner.

The OSDS’s main concern is the safety of spectators, participants and volunteers. Please do your part to assure the safety of all involved. The undersigned have read, understand and agree to abide by and follow the guidelines listed above.

Printed Request To Be Mailed Below

If you are a paid up member of OSDS in good standing and want to host a trial or training clinic on your own property using your own sheep, the insurance is free.  Fill out an application to apply for a certificate of insurance which lets the Insurance Company know a club event is taking place.

If the trial is held at a location owned by a non-member, you will need to apply for an 'additional insured endorsement'. $55.00

If you are using sheep supplied by a non-member, you will need to apply for an additional insured endorsement'. $55.00

OSDS Insurance Request

Insurance Requested (Must Be Requested 60 days before your event.)

Thanks for submitting!

Download and Print Request Document Here

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