Hundreds of years ago, limited resources dictated that the Samoyed be a multi-purpose dog, herding tundra caribou or reindeer as well as hauling people and supplies on a sledge to follow the herds of livestock.
These days, Samoyeds can prove their abilities through herding capability (American Herding Breed Association) or herding instinct (AKC) tests and more advanced herding trials.
Judges for herding are Anita Ramsey and Louis Thompson. You will be able to earn your Herding Capability Test title under AHBA rules. You will also be able to do herding trial runs to compete in HTAD classes. Herding events will be both morning and afternoon, so there is a chance you could complete the needed trials to earn a title.