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 [email protected], 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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October 2017

Sun 22nd

Mid Shires Championship

Location: Change of venue from FAI Farms, Wytham - NOW AT - Ashurst Farm, Wolvey, Leics

ENTRY CLOSED Full details

 

Sun 22nd

Cornwall SDS - Veryan Trial

Location: Pennare Farm, Veryan, Truro, TR2 5PH (off the A3078 near Veryan)

Start 9.00am, Double Fetch. ENTRY CLOSED Full details

 

Sun 22nd

EASS Cradle/Nursery/Novice Trial

Location: Worlington IP28 8SG

8.30am start. Enter on the field, £2.50 entry fee, Must be member of EASS to enter - membership forms available at the trial Full details

 

Sun 22nd

Fylde Sheep Dog Society - New Starter Day

Location: Lee Farm, Moss Lane,(off St Michael's Road), Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RU

10am to 3pm. A free, fun and flexible day for all new starters in sheep dog trialling and training. Full details

 

Sun 22nd

Shropshire & Herefordshire SDT

Location: Green Farm, Longnor, Shrewsbury, SY5 7PP

By kind permission of P Thomas, 10:30 am Start Full details

 

Sun 22nd

Windermere Nursery

Location: Otter Bank. A6 Shap Road North from Kendal. At Otter Bank LA8 9EX, turn to Whinefell.

9:30 am Start, Enter on field by 2 pm unless dogs are still competing Full details

 

Sun 22nd

Charity Open

Location: Ollerbrook Farm, Edale, Derbyshire, S37 7ZG

Enter on field Full details

 

Sun 22nd

Northern, Nursery,Commitee Novice & New Handler

Location: Broomhouse Farm, Witton Gilbert, Co. Durham, DH7 6TR , half way up bank between Burnhope and Witton Gilbert

10:00 am Start, Enter on Field by 2 pm,only one dog after 1 pm. Full details

 

Sat 28th

North Wales SDS

Location: Dolgellau

NURSERY Full details

 

Sat 28th

North Lancs SDS

Location: J Scriven, Lea Warde Farm, Gisburn, BB7 4LJ

Full details

 

Sat 28th

Holme SDS

Location: New Barn, Tockholes, Darwen, BB3 0PD

Full details

 

Sat 28th

Barr SDT

Location: Lanes Farm, Barr, Girvan, Ayrshire KA26 9TH

Hill Trial, 700 yard outrun, Entry £5 on the field, Catering Full details

 

Sat 28th

 

Sat 28th

Northern Ireland Sheepdog Handlers Association - Western Region Nursery Trial

Location: Lawrence Kelly's, 33 Birren Road, Dungiven

10:00 am Start Full details

 

Sun 29th

Cornwall SDS - Champions of Champions

Location: Bittaford, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0DW

Start 12 noon - Entries by invitation only, Maltese and Driving Full details

 

Sun 29th

Bradley Field Open, Kendal

Location: Off Underbarrow Road (Near the summit !) LA9 5RR

Start 8:00am Pre entry First 45 dogs (2 max. per handler) Full details

 

Sun 29th

Shropshire & Herefordshire SDT

Location: Crow Leasowe Farm, Middleton, Ludlow, SY8 3EE

By kind permission of G Morgan,10:00 am Start Full details

 

Sun 29th

Come Bye & Away Club

Location: Corner Garage, West Pennard, Glastonbury BA6 8NN by kind permission of Mike Dowden

9:30 am Start, Entries on field, Novice & Beginners Trial Full details

 
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November 2017

Sat 4th

EASS Open/Nursery/Novice Trial

Location: Castle Rising, PE31 6AN

£2.50 entry fee, enter on field. Must be a member of EASS to enter - membership forms available at the trial field Full details

 

Sat 4th

Fylde SDS

Location: T Longton, Rooten Brook, Quernmore, LA2 9EJ

9:30 am Start Full details

 

Sat 4th

Trawden SDS

Location: J Brotherton, Hadfield Farm, Ilkley, LS29 9TB

Full details

 

Sun 5th

Shropshire & Herefordshire SDT

Location: Higher Hagley Farm, Obley, Clun, SY7 0BZ

By kind permission of L Owen, 10:00 am Start Full details

 

Sun 5th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Dry Howe. A6 Shap Road North from Kendal to Selside. LA8 9JZ

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sat 11th

Cornwall SDS - Cornwalls Dinner and Prize giving

Location: The Old Inn, St Breward

Dinner at 7.00 for 7.30pm. All are Welcome Full details

 

Sat 11th

Central Area Nursery

Location: Tigh-Na-Blair, Ballot

9:00 am Start, Entry on field Full details

 

Sat 11th

Yorkshire SDS

Location: C Mellin, Moorlodge Farm, Oakworth, BD22 0JL

Full details

 

Sat 11th

North Lancs SDS

Location: T W Longton, Lee Farm, Quernmore LA2 9EE

Full details

 

Sun 12th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Dry Howe. A6 Shap Road North from Kendal to Selside, LA8 9JZ

Last book in 2 pm Full details

 

Sun 12th

Midshires Sheep Dog Society

Location: Framlands Farm, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE13 1LB

Full details

 

Sat 18th

Central Area Nursery

Location: Cashlie

10:00am Start, Entry on field Full details

 

Sat 18th

Nursery Trial - NSDA

Location: Hardraw DL8 3LZ

10am Start Full details

 

Sat 18th

Holme SDS

Location: Deerplay, Bacup, OL13 8RD

Full details

 

Sat 18th

Trawden SDS

Location: J Palmer, Higher Twiston, BB7 4BY

Full details

 

Sun 19th

Shropshire & Herefordshire SDT

Location: Tilstop Farm, Nash, Ludlow, SY8 3AX

By kind permission of L Walters,10:00 am Start. Followed by AGM Full details

 

Sun 19th

Open Trial - NSDA

Location: Hardraw DL8 3LZ

9.00am Start Full details

 

Sun 19th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Otter Bank, A6 Shap Road North from Kendal, At Otter Bank LA8 9EX, right turn to Whinfell

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sat 25th

North Lancs SDS

Location: R Briggs, Old Hutton Farm, Wennington, LA2 8PA

Full details

 

Sat 25th

Fylde SDS

Location: T Longton, Rooten Brook, Quernmore, LA2 9EJ

Full details

 

Sat 25th

Central Area Nursery

Location: Balintore, DD8 5LT

10:00 am Start, Entry on field Full details

 

Sun 26th

EASS Open/Nursery/Novice Trial

Location: To be confirmed

£2.50 entry fee, enter on field. Must be a member of EASS to enter - membership forms available at the trial field Full details

 
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December 2017

Sat 2nd

South Wales SDTA

Location: Nursery Finals,Carms

Full details

 

Sat 2nd

Yorkshire SDS

Location: Stapleton, High Skipden, Harrogate Road, BD23 6AB

Full details

 

Sat 2nd

Holme SDS

Location: S Duckworth, Clough Head, Grane Road, Haslingden, BB4 4AT

Full details

 

Sun 3rd

Midshires Sheep Dog Society

Location: Chris Lewis Barn, Hilmorton Lane, Lilbourne, Nr Rugby CV23 0SS

Full details

 

Sat 9th

South Wales SDTA

Location: North Wales

All Wales Nursery Final Full details

 

Sat 9th

EASS Cradle/Nursery/Novice Trial

Location: Worlington, IP28 8SG

£2.50 entry fee, enter on the field. Must be a member of EASS to enter - membership forms available at the trial Full details

 

Sat 9th

Trawden SDS

Location: M Thornber, Bakerfield, Worston, Clitheroe, BB7 1QB

Full details

 

Sat 9th

North Lancs SDS

Location: M Glasgow, Tarn Water Lane, Stodday, LA2 0AH

Full details

 

Sat 9th

Central Area Nursery

Location: Orchill, FK15 9LF

10:00 am Start, Entry on field Full details

 

Sun 10th

Somerset Christmas Trial

Location: Bellvue Farm, Nempnett Thrubwell, North Somerset, BS40 7XD

Hosts: Rich & Tracey Stock Full details

 

Sun 10th

Midshires Sheep Dog Society

Location: Framlands Farm, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE13 1LB

Full details

 

Sat 16th

Fylde Nursery

Location: Hollingshead Farm, Caton, LA2 9NA

9.30am Start Full details

 

Sat 16th

Yorkshire SDS

Location: A J Maude, Jackson Lane, Bradley BD20 9HG

Full details

 

Sat 16th

Central Area Nursery

Location: Ardormie

10:00 am Start, Entry on field Full details

 

Sun 17th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Otter Bank. A6 Shap Road North from Kendal. At Otter Bank LA8 9EX, turn to Whinefell.

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Wed 27th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Bromsberrow Heath Xmas

Pre-Entry Full details

 

Thu 28th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Bromsberrow Heath Xmas

Pre-Entry Full details

 

Fri 29th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Tynwern SDT

Full details

 

Sun 31st

Barford Meadows New Years Charity Trial

Location: Near Kettering, Northants (just off the A43)

8.30am start, max 3 dogs per handler, entries limited to first 40 dogs, catering provided Full details

 
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January 2018

Sat 6th

Holme SDS

Location: S Duckworth , Cough Head, Grane road, Haslingden, BB4 4AT

Full details

 

Sat 6th

Fylde SDS

Location: M Glasgow, Meadow Court, Tarn Water Lane, Stodday, LA2 0AH

Full details

 

Sat 6th

Central Area Nursery

Location: Baleave, KY13 0LD

10:00 am Start, Entry on field Full details

 

Sun 7th

EASS Open/Nursery/Novice Trial

Location: Venue to be confirmed

£2.50 entry fee, enter on the field. Must be a member of EASS to enter - membership forms available at the trial Full details

 

Sat 13th

Trawden SDS

Location: C Taylor, Wickworth Cottage, Keasden, Clapham, LA2 8ET

Full details

 

Sat 13th

 

Sun 14th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Whibeck,LA19 5UR. A595 one mile north of Silecroft

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sat 20th

EASS Cradle/Nursery/Novice Trial

Location: Worlington, IP28 8SG

£2.50 entry fee, enter on the field. Must be a member of EASS to enter - membership forms available at the trial Full details

 

Sat 20th

North Lancs SDS

Location: T Smith, Herdsman, Horse Park Lane, Pilling, PR3 6AS

Full details

 

Sat 20th

Holme SDS

Location: Deerplay, Bacup, OL13 8RD

Full details

 

Sun 21st

Windermere Nursery

Location: Shap, Off the Shap to Orton Road, B6261

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sun 21st

Midshires Sheep Dog Society

Location: Chris Lewis Barn, Hilmorton Lane, Lilbourne, Nr Rugby, CV23 0SS

Full details

 

Sun 28th

Fylde SDS

Location: Myerscough College, Lee Farm, Moss Lane, Bilsbough, PR3 0RU

Full details

 

Sun 28th

Trawden SDS

Location: T Binns, New Close Farm, Downham, BB7 4DF

Full details

 

Sun 28th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Garnett Bridge, A6 North from Kendal, Turn left for Longsleddale, At Garnett bridge turn sharp left over the bridge, Trial is quarter of a mile on the left.

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sun 28th

Midshires Sheep Dog Society

Location: Framlands Farm, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE13 1LB

Full details

 
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February 2018

Sat 3rd

Priory Farm Open - 3rd & 4th February 2018

Location: Priory Farm, Wormegay, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 0RP

Open Trial Full details

 

Sun 4th

Priory Farm Open - 3rd & 4th February 2018

Location: Priory Farm, Wormegay, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 0RP

Open Trial Full details

 

Sun 4th

 

Sun 4th

North Lancs SDS

Location: T W Longton, Lee Farm, Quernmore, LA2 9EE

Full details

 

Sat 10th

Holme Championships

Location: S Duckworth, Vlough Head, Grane Road, Haslingden, BB4 4AT

Full details

 

Sat 10th

Holme Championships

Location: S Duckworth, Clough Head, Grane Road, Haslingden,BB4 4AT

Full details

 

Sun 11th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Whitbeck, LA19 5UR, A595 one mile north of Silecroft.

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sat 17th

Fylde Championships

Location: Myerscough College, Lee Farm, Moss Lane, Bilsbough, PR3 0RU

Full details

 

Sun 18th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Whitbeck Nursery and Championship. LA19 5UR, A595 one mile north of Silecroft.

Last book in for Nursery 1pm Full details

 

Sun 18th

Midshires Sheep Dog Society

Location: Framlands Farm, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE13 1LB

Full details

 

Sat 24th

Trawden Championships

Location: J Palmer, Lower Twiston, BB7 4BY

Full details

 
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March 2018

Sat 3rd

 

Sun 4th

 

Fri 9th

North Lancs Championships

Location: T W Longton, Lee Farm, Quernmore LA2 9EE

Full details

 
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May 2018

Sat 5th

Trawden Spring Open

Location: Venue TBA

Full details

 

Sat 26th

Trawden Summer Open

Location: Twiston Moor BB7 4BY

Full details

 
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