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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September 2021

Sat 25th

Pentrefoelas Trial

Location: LL24 0TR

Full details

 

Sat 25th

Ysbyty Ifan Trial

Location: LL24 0NY

Full details

 

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Sat 25th

 

Sat 25th

Holme annual open

Location: BB4 4AT

Full details

 

Sat 25th

 

Sat 25th

 

Sat 25th

 

Sat 25th

Ram Inn Open Trial

Location: BB10 4SU

Full details

 

Sun 26th

 

Sun 26th

Trewiggetts Trial

Location: Trewinnow Farm Davidstow 9YA

Full details

 

Sun 26th

 

Sun 26th

 

Sun 26th

ESLEYSIDE SDT

Location: HR3 5TB

Full details

 

Sun 26th

 

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October 2021

Fri 1st

 

Sat 2nd

Luss SDT - Entries Closed

Location: Glen fruin, Helensburgh, G84 9EB

Start time 7.30am Full details

 

Sat 2nd

 

Sat 2nd

Glenarriffe Sheepdog Trial

Location: Glen Rd Waterfoot

Full details

 

Sat 2nd

Tees Farm Open Trial

Location: DL12 8UT

Full details

 

Sat 2nd

EASS - Open Trial

Location: PE31 6AN

Full details

 

Sat 2nd

 

Sat 2nd

 

Sun 3rd

 

Sun 3rd

Abington sheepdog trial

Location: Nether abington farm off the B7078

Full details

 

Sun 3rd

 

Sun 3rd

 

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Wed 6th

Nantmel SDT

Location: Nantmel

Full details

 

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Sat 9th

 

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Sat 23rd

Beoch Farm Trial - Entries Closed

Location: Beoch Farm, Cairnryan, Stranraer, DG9 8QT

8.30 start Full details

 

Sat 23rd

 

Sun 24th

Champions of Champions

Location: Sparretts Farm, Common Moor

Full details

 

Sun 24th

Barr Trial (Hill Course) - Entries Closed

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

8.30 start Full details

 

Sun 24th

 

Sat 30th

Llangelynnin Trial

Location: LL36 9ND

Full details

 

Sat 30th

Pennare Trial

Location: TR2 5PH

Full details

 

Sat 30th

 

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

 

Sat 13th

 

Sun 14th

 

Wed 17th

EASS AGM

Location: TBC

Full details

 

Sat 27th

EASS - Open

Location: TBC

Full details

 

Sun 28th

 
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December 2021

Sun 12th

 
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January 2022

Sat 22nd

EASS Awards Dinner

Location: Park Hotel, DIss

Full details

 
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February 2022

Sat 12th

 

Sun 13th

 
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