MVJ

The Most Versatile Junior Handler Award (MVJ) is offered to recognize the junior who best demonstrates desire and ability to train and compete with their Australian Shepherd in all facets of ASCA competitions. These rules will govern the Most Versatile Junior Handler award at ASCA National Specialties. Juniors competing for MVJ will have their junior handling skills rated in a scored evaluation, and will compete for scores in regular classes in herding and performance events. Performance events will be defined for this competition as obedience, rally, tracking and agility. In all facets of the MVJ competition, each junior is expected to be the major influence in the training of his/her dog.

Past Winners of Most Versatile Junior Handler Award

1986 NY State ASA Springfield MA Tammi Hallahan
1990 Colorado ASA Loveland CO Claire Thomas
1991 Ohio Valley ASC Wilmington OH Danielle Adams
1992 Central Valley ASC Bakersfield CA Shana Fuller
1995 ASC of MI & SEMASA Berrien Springs MI Kelly Trostel
1998 Colorado ASA Greeley CO Jennifer Cannon
2000 Greater Atlanta ASC Gainesville GA Holly Smith
2004 West Coast ASA Paso Robles CA Renee St. Jacques
2005 Greater Atlanta ASC Conyers GA Renee St. Jacques
2006 Rock River Valley ASC West Bend WI Heather Borde
2007 ASCNE Augusta NJ Megan Sims
2010 Texas Consordium Waco TX Mary Alice Wisecarver
2012 Central Valley ASC Bakersfield CA Mary Alice Wisecarver
2015 Mid South ASC Shelbyville TN Soren Smail