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 2023 (estimated).

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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June 2021

Tue 22nd

 

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

 

Fri 25th

 

Sat 26th

Shabfest Open Trial

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

Full details

 

Sat 26th

 

Sat 26th

Launde Abbey Open Hill Trial

Location: near Loddington LE7 9XB.

Full details

 

Sat 26th

 

Sat 26th

 

Sat 26th

 

Sat 26th

 

Sat 26th

 

Sun 27th

Shabfest Open Trial

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

Full details

 

Sun 27th

Launde Abbey Open Hill Tria

Location: near Loddington LE7 9XB.

Full details

 

Sun 27th

 

Sun 27th

 

Sun 27th

 

Sun 27th

 

Wed 30th

Bute Sheepdog Trial

Location: Eskechechragan Farm, Isle of Bute

Full details

 
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July 2021

Sat 3rd

 

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Sat 3rd

 

Sat 3rd

 

Sat 3rd

 

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Fri 9th

 

Sat 10th

Aberfeldy & District JAC Sheepdog Trial - Entries Closed

Location: Croftmoraig Farm, Bolfracks Estate, Aberfeldy, PH15 2EY

Full details

 

Sat 10th

 

Sat 10th

 

Sat 10th

Sheepdog Trials @ Donal McKillop’s

Location: Ballybrack Road, Cushendall

Full details

 

Sat 10th

 

Sat 10th

EASS OPEN QUALIFIER TRIAL

Location: Heveningham Hall, IP19 0PN

Full details

 

Sun 11th

 

Sun 11th

Ham Open Trial

Location: KW14 8XP.

Full details

 

Sun 11th

 

Fri 16th

 

Fri 16th

 

Sat 17th

Beoch farm sheepdog trial

Location: Beoch farm Cairnryan Stranraer DG9 8QT

Full details

 

Sat 17th

 

Sat 17th

 

Sat 17th

 

Sat 17th

 

Sat 17th

 

Sun 18th

 

Sun 18th

 

Sun 18th

 

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

 

Sat 24th

 

Sat 24th

 

Sat 24th

Bamford Sheepdog Trials Association (Derbyshire)

Location: Townfields Lane, Shatton, Hope Valley S33 0BG

Full details

 

Sun 25th

 

Mon 26th

Cropredy Sheepdog Trial

Location: Thornby Farms, Thornby, Northants, (same field as previous years)

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

 

Sat 31st

 

Sat 31st

Doon Valley Sheepdog Trial

Location: Dalfarson Park, Dalmellington

Full details

 

Sat 31st

 
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August 2021

Sun 1st

 

Sun 1st

 

Sun 1st

 

Mon 2nd

 

Tue 3rd

 

Thu 5th

IRISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Killalee, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry

Thurs 5 to Sat 7 August 2021 Full details

 

Thu 5th

LAKE DISTRICT Open

Location: LA8 9QQ

Full details

 

Fri 6th

IRISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Killalee, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry

Thurs 5 to Sat 7 August 2021 Full details

 

Fri 6th

Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials Association

Location: Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Nr Macclesfield, SK11 0HE

Full details

 

Sat 7th

IRISH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Killalee, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry

Thurs 5 to Sat 7 August 2021 Full details

 

Sat 7th

 

Sat 7th

Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials Association

Location: Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Nr Macclesfield, SK11 0HE

Full details

 

Sat 7th

 

Sat 7th

Wadebridge Trial

Location: Trewindles Farm St. Breock Down Wadebridge

Full details

 

Sat 7th

Groeslon Open

Location: LL54 7UF

Full details

 

Sun 8th

 

Tue 10th

North Wales Vivod

Location: LL20 7LS

Full details

 

Wed 11th

Llanbrynmair Trials

Location: SY19 7DY

Full details

 

Wed 11th

 

Wed 11th

Machynlleth Trials

Location: SY20 8EX

Full details

 

Fri 13th

 

Sat 14th

 

Sat 14th

 

Sat 14th

Llanuwchllyn Trial

Location: LL23 7TT

Full details

 

Sat 14th

 

Sun 15th

 

Mon 16th

 

Wed 18th

Trawsfynydd Trials

Location: LL41 4UY

Full details

 

Wed 18th

Dolgellau Trials

Location: LL40 2AG

Full details

 

Wed 18th

 

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

 

Sat 21st

 

Sat 21st

 

Sat 21st

Dolmelynllyn Trial

Location: LL40 2HP

Full details

 

Sat 21st

 

Sun 22nd

 

Sun 22nd

 

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

 

Sat 28th

Llangwm Trial

Location: LL21 0RB

Full details

 

Sat 28th

 

Sun 29th

Great Draynes Trial

Location: PL14 6SB

Full details

 

Sun 29th

 

Sun 29th

 

Mon 30th

Llanwddyn Trial

Location: SY10 0NE

Full details

 

Mon 30th

Llangynog Trial

Location: SY10 0EX

Full details

 

Mon 30th

Sparretts Trial

Location: PL14 6SB

Full details

 

Mon 30th

 

Mon 30th

 
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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

 

Sat 4th

Llanarmon D.C. Trial

Location: LL20 7LB

Full details

 

Sat 4th

Betws Garmon Trial

Location: LL54 4YY

Full details

 

Sat 4th

Nant Peris Trial

Location: LL55 4EU

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

 

Sat 11th

 

Sun 12th

INTERNATIONAL 2021

Location: Tancastell, Rhydyfelin, Ceredigion, SY23 4PY

Fri 10 to Sun 12 September 2021 Full details

 

Sun 12th

 

Sat 18th

Bude trial

Location: EX23 0JD

Full details

 

Sun 19th

 

Sun 19th

 

Sun 19th

Bude trial

Location: EX23 0JD

Full details

 

Sun 19th

 

Sat 25th

Pentrefoelas Trial

Location: LL24 0TR

Full details

 

Sat 25th

Ysbyty Ifan Trial

Location: LL24 0NY

Full details

 

Sat 25th

Tremeer Trial

Location: PL32 9YA

Full details

 

Sun 26th

 

Sun 26th

Trewiggetts Trial

Location: Trewinnow Farm Davidstow 9YA

Full details

 
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October 2021

Sat 2nd

Cwm Pennant Trial

Location: LL51 9AJ

Full details

 

Sun 3rd

 

Sun 10th

 

Sun 10th

 

Sat 16th

 

Sun 17th

 

Sun 24th

Champions of Champions

Location: Sparretts Farm, Common Moor

Full details

 

Sat 30th

Llangelynnin Trial

Location: LL36 9ND

Full details

 

Sat 30th

Pennare Trial

Location: TR2 5PH

Full details

 

Sun 31st

Veryan Trial

Location: TR2 5PH

Full details

 
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November 2021

Sat 6th

Cornwalls Dinner and Prize giving

Location: The Old Inn, St Breward

Full details

 
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