Trials Diary

The biggest trials in the UK and Ireland are the ISDS National and International Trials, held every year. There is also the ISDS World Trial, held every three years, the next being in 2020.

There are hundreds of local trials held every year, ranging from small events with few facilities up to medium and large size events with catering and often other side events to keep the interest not only of dedicated sheepdog people but also of the more cosmopolitan members of the general public.

Please Note For a trial to be considered a Qualifying Trial for a National Trial 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.

NOTE: Where a Trial is advertised as a Single Session, and then run as Two Sessions (morning & afternoon) ONLY the morning session will be considered as a Qualifying Trial for the Nationals

Please email details of your trials as soon as possible to office@isds.org.uk, giving date, venue, how to get there and postcode if possible (for Sat Nav users), type of trial (Open, Novice, Nursery, Brace etc), whether entries are on the field or in advance, and a contact phone number (and email if available).


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April 2021

Sun 18th

Holme Nursery and Championship Trial

Location: Stephen Duckworths cloughead information Centre, Grane Road, Haslingden

Full details

 

Sun 18th

South Yorkshire Open - ENTRY CLOSED

Location: Lower Eastfield, Eastfield Lane, Eastfield, Sheffield, S35 7AY

Full details

 

Sun 25th

Yorkshire SDS. Pennine Interclub Nursery Trial with Championship

Location: Woodmanwray Farm, Dacre, Nr. Harrogate. HG3 4AR

Full details

 

Sun 25th

EASS OPEN QUALIFIER TRIAL

Location: Homefield, Church Farm, Station Road, Hillington, PE31 6DE

Full details

 
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May 2021

Sat 1st

 

Sun 2nd

South Yorkshire Open - ENTRY CLOSED

Location: Lower Eastfield, Eastfield Lane, Eastfield, Sheffield, S35 7AY

Full details

 

Sun 2nd

EASS OPEN QUALIFIER TRIAL

Location: Homefield, Church Farm, Station Road, Hillington, PE31 6DE

Full details

 

Mon 3rd

 

Sat 8th

Trawden Open Trial

Location: Norber, Austwick, LA2 8DJ

Full details

 

Sat 8th

 

Sat 15th

Yorkshire Annual Open with Championship

Location: J. & C. Scriven, Park House Farm, Elslack. BD23 3AT

Full details

 

Sat 22nd

EASS OPEN QUALIFIER TRIAL

Location: Euston Park, Euston, Thetford, IP24 2QH

Full details

 

Sat 22nd

 

Sun 23rd

EASS OPEN QUALIFIER TRIAL

Location: Euston Park, Euston, Thetford, IP24 2QH

Full details

 

Sun 23rd

 

Mon 31st

 

Mon 31st

Open Hill Trial

Location: At Stephen Duckworths, Cloughead Information Centre, Haslingden, BB44AT

Full details

 
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June 2021

Sat 5th

 

Sun 6th

 

Sat 12th

Monymusk Open Trial

Location: Whiteside, Tullynessle, Alford AB33 8DE

Full details

 

Sun 13th

 

Sun 13th

Bennachie Open Trial

Location: Whiteside, Tullynessle, Alford AB33 8DE

Full details

 

Thu 24th

Shabfest Open Trial

Location: Shabden Park Farm, High Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3SF

Full details

 

Fri 25th

Shabfest Open Trial

Location: Shabden Park Farm, High Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3SF

Full details

 

Sat 26th

Shabfest Open Trial

Location: Shabden Park Farm, High Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3SF

Full details

 

Sun 27th

Shabfest Open Trial

Location: Shabden Park Farm, High Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3SF

Full details

 
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July 2021

Sat 3rd

 

Fri 23rd

Husbands Bosworth & Theddingworth – Local

Location: The Park, Husbands, Bosworth Hall, LE17 6LZ

Full details

 

Sat 24th

Husbands Bosworth & Theddingworth - Open

Location: The Park, Husbands, Bosworth Hall, LE17 6LZ

Full details

 

Thu 29th

ENGLISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Dovedale, Derbyshire

Thurs 29 to Sat 31 July 2021 Full details

 

Fri 30th

ENGLISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Dovedale, Derbyshire

Thurs 29 to Sat 31 July 2021 Full details

 

Sat 31st

ENGLISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Dovedale, Derbyshire

Thurs 29 to Sat 31 July 2021 Full details

 
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August 2021

Thu 5th

IRISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Killalee, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry

Thurs 5 to Sat 7 August 2021 Full details

 

Fri 6th

IRISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Killalee, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry

Thurs 5 to Sat 7 August 2021 Full details

 

Sat 7th

IRISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Killalee, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry

Thurs 5 to Sat 7 August 2021 Full details

 

Sat 7th

 

Thu 19th

SCOTTISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: 7 Holding, Forss, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7XU

Thurs 19 to Sat 21 Aug (Brace Wed 18 pm) Full details

 

Fri 20th

SCOTTISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: 7 Holding, Forss, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7XU

Thurs 19 to Sat 21 Aug (Brace Wed 18 pm) Full details

 

Sat 21st

SCOTTISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: 7 Holding, Forss, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7XU

Thurs 19 to Sat 21 Aug (Brace Wed 18 pm) Full details

 

Tue 24th

WELSH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Sandilands Farm, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9AP

Tue 24th to Thurs 26th August 2021 Full details

 

Wed 25th

WELSH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Sandilands Farm, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9AP

Tue 24th to Thurs 26th August 2021 Full details

 

Thu 26th

WELSH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Sandilands Farm, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9AP

Tue 24th to Thurs 26th August 2021 Full details

 
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September 2021

Thu 2nd

Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials

Location: Longshaw Pasture in front of Longshaw Lodge, S11 7TZ on the B6521 Sheffield to Grindleford Road

Full details

 

Fri 3rd

Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials

Location: Longshaw Pasture in front of Longshaw Lodge, S11 7TZ on the B6521 Sheffield to Grindleford Road

Full details

 

Sat 4th

Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials

Location: Longshaw Pasture in front of Longshaw Lodge, S11 7TZ on the B6521 Sheffield to Grindleford Road

Full details

 

Sun 5th

 

Fri 10th

INTERNATIONAL 2021

Location: Tancastell, Rhydyfelin, Ceredigion, SY23 4PY

Fri 10 to Sun 12 September 2021 Full details

 

Sat 11th

INTERNATIONAL 2021

Location: Tancastell, Rhydyfelin, Ceredigion, SY23 4PY

Fri 10 to Sun 12 September 2021 Full details

 

Sun 12th

INTERNATIONAL 2021

Location: Tancastell, Rhydyfelin, Ceredigion, SY23 4PY

Fri 10 to Sun 12 September 2021 Full details

 
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