National Trial Qualifying Criteria

The details of qualification may be varied by direction of the Directors at the Annual Meeting following due Notice of Motion and this will be given on the current year’s Trial Entry Forms.

For a trial to be considered a Qualifying Trial for the National it must not be run as part of a novice or nursery trial and it must be open to all with no unreasonable restriction or qualification, either geographical or in any other way.

A minimum of 25 dogs must compete at the Trial. The course must be a National style course that includes a drive element. The trial must be advertised on the ISDS website at least one week before the trial date, or details published in a copy of the local agricultural press (in Southern Ireland this being the Farmers Journal) with publication being on a date before the trial date.

Further detailed information can be found in the Rules for Trials.

Points are allocated for placings from 1st to 6th:

1st Place = 6 points

2nd Place = 5 points

3rd Place = 4 points

4th Place = 3 points

5th Place = 2 points

6th Place = 1 point

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