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Shannahan, Patrick – LENA


Patrick Shannahan, who has been a part of Soldier Hollow from its inception, is here this year with two dogs – a mother/daughter team of Red Top Lena and Red Top Eva.

Patrick is from Caldwell, Idaho.

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“Red Top Lena,” a 6-year old Border Collie is the 2022 overall winner of the Zamora Sheepdog Trial — a challenging uphill course almost twice as long as the 400 yard Soldier Hollow hill.  She is handled Patrick Shannahan. Patrick has been a part of Soldier Hollow since its inception – judging the first year of the trial and again six years ago. He has competed here nearly every year. Patrick got his start in the livestock industry without the help of dogs. He soon learned that a dog could do the work of several men and women. His dogs have now become a full-time business.  Patrick is recognized as one of North America’s leading handlers, judges, trainers and clinicians. He has twice won the National Finals, most recently in 2010 with his accomplished dog, Redtop Riggs.  Riggs was also the Nursery Reserve Champion in 2005. His first National win was in 1994 with Hannah, also his first trial dog, and many of Patrick’s dogs go back to Hannah.  Lena is a great, great, great granddaughter of Hannah.