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Introduction to Crutching, Wigging, and Catch Pen Dynamics



You have reached the registration for Introduction to Crutching, Wigging, and Catch Pen Dynamics, October 14-16, at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center. Please complete the survey below to make your registration. Registration closes October 8.

This is an advanced class, with prerequisites:

  • Participants must have attended a shearing school/training.
  • Participants must have shearing experience.

Equity pricing is available with a flexible payment scale from $100-$125. Scholarships are available, please complete the scholarship question to be considered.

Co-ed dormitory style housing is available for an additional $15 per night.

COVID safety:
- We strongly encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated (including boosters). Masks are encouraged when not shearing.

Please contact x105 if you have questions regarding the registration process.






The Hopland Research and Extension Center is committed to building an inclusive community. We are trying something new called equity pricing that we hope will serve the community better and allow us to recover the costs of this class. 

Registration is $125 per person (includes instruction, materials). If you are unable to pay $125 due to low income or extenuating circumstances, please use our income guide and sliding scale to adjust your course cost. Minimum payment is $100. 

To assist you in determining an appropriate payment amount for your circumstances, 2021 Mendocino County U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development low income indicator data is provided as guidance.  

Mendocino County, CA, Household size

1 person

2 person

3 person

4-8 person







To apply for a scholarship courtesy of Hopland Scholars, please complete the below questions.

The following 4 questions regard demographic information. The University of California prohibits discrimination or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities. (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found here). Collecting demographic information is essential to understanding what populations we are serving. This data can help identify demographic trends and gaps. It can inform the further development of a more accessible and inclusive program. The following questions are totally optional and strictly confidential.  We appreciate your efforts to complete the following questions.