Red Top Lena is a 4-year old Border Collie out of Patrick’s dog, Lena, who is also running her at Soldier Hollow. Patrick tells us that she has been fun to train. This is Eva’s first year in open.
To Utah handlers (and others), Patrick is more than just another top competitor and National Champion. He is a teacher, mentor and friend and has probably helped most, if not all, Utah handlers begin and advance in the sport. He was awarded the Virgil Holland Mentor award in 2017. Though Patrick has experienced great success in the competitive world, his real goal has been to provide good, practical work dogs for the livestock industry. To that end, he frequently has well-bred puppies and fully trained dogs available for sale. His website includes numerous articles he has written about dogs, handling and general advice directed at handlers at all levels.