The Sierra K-9 Trial is a law enforcement canine and handler competition, hosted by the Tulare County Sheriff and Visalia Police Department K-9 Units. Portions of this competition are open to the public to watch as each handler demonstrates their K-9 partner's agility, obedience and training.
The competition will be held, May 13 & 14, 2016. (May 13th is closed to the public view) Officers come from around the state to compete and receive their awards at the awards banquet.
Sheriff and Police Explorers and Volunteers in Patrol are also a large part of the event, as they provide food and merchandise booths, parking and assistance with the set up and breakdown for the event. Money raised from the food and merchandise booths help support the trials.
The 2016 Sierra K-9 Trial, will be held at Plaza Park Raceway. It is held annually at Plaza Park in Visalia, CA. The day for public viewing will be Saturday May 14th, starting at 8:00am. Admission is free. No outside pets are allowed on the premises, due to the distraction to the service dogs.
The Sierra K-9 Association of Tulare County is a non-profit group that helps raise the money needed to host the event. Currently they are soliciting donations to help purchase trophies, supplies and banquet facilities. If you would like to help or learn more about the Sierra K-9 Trial, please contact:
Sgt. Mario Sandoval
Tulare County Sheriff's Department
Office (559) 591-5811
Sgt. Chris Jennings
Visalia Police Department
Office (559) 713-4161
To enter the competition, you may download the attached forms and fax or email them to: