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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November 2020

Sat 28th

Yorkshire SDS - Nursery Trial - POSTPONED

Location: P. Simpson, Woodmanwray Farm, Dacre, HG3 4AR

Full details

 

Sat 28th

Fylde Nursery Trial - POSTPONED

Location: Myerscough College, Lee Farm, Moss Lane, Bilsborrow, PR3 0RU - CANCELLED

Full details

 

Sun 29th

 
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December 2020

Sat 5th

Holme Society Nursery Trial

Location: The Westall Family, Venue to be arranged

Full details

 

Sat 5th

TRAWDEN - Nursery

Location: S Mason, Woodend, Austwick, LA2 8DH

Full details

 

Sun 6th

 

Sat 12th

Fylde Nursery Trial

Location: Hackings Caravan Park, Elker lane, BB7 9HZ

Full details

 

Sat 12th

North Lancs - Nursery/New Handler Trial

Location: T.Smith, Lamberts Timber Farm,nr Pilling, on A588 PR3 6SJ

Full details

 

Sun 13th

 

Sat 19th

EASS OPEN QUALIFIER TRIAL

Location: Worlington, Suffolk, IP28 8SG - PRE ENTRY ONLY

Full details

 

Sun 20th

Northern Sheepdog Association - Nursery/Novice/New Handler - Hamsterley

Location: Pool Tree Farm, Hamsterley, Co-Durham, DL13 3QW

Full details

 

Mon 28th

 

Mon 28th

 
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January 2021

Sat 2nd

Yorkshire SDS - Nursery Trial

Location: C. Mellin, Moor Lodge Farm, Oakworth, BD22 0JL

Full details

 

Sat 2nd

North Lancs - Nursery/New Handler Trial

Location: TW Longton, Lee End Farm, Quernmore, Lancaster LA2 9EE

Full details

 

Sun 3rd

 

Sat 9th

Holme Society Nursery Trial

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

Full details

 

Sat 9th

WHITBECK Open Trials, AM and PM Trials (Entry now closed)

Location: Town End Hall Farm, Whitbeck, Millom, Cumbria, LA19 5UT

Full details

 

Sun 10th

 

Sun 10th

WHITBECK Open Trials, AM and PM Trials (Entry now closed)

Location: Town End Hall Farm, Whitbeck, Millom, Cumbria, LA19 5UT

Full details

 

Sat 16th

Yorkshire SDS - Nursery Trial

Location: C. Harker, West Hall Farm, Nesfield, Ilkley, LS29 0BX

Full details

 

Sat 16th

TRAWDEN - Nursery

Location: C Taylor, Heigh Head Farm, Keasdon, LA2 7AU

Full details

 

Sat 16th

Open Sheepdog Trial - Ballycastle

Location: 35 Lagavara Road, Ballintoy, Ballycastle, BT54 6NG

Full details

 

Sun 17th

Northern Sheepdog Association - Leighton Reservoir

Location: NEW VENUE - Leighton Reservoir N.Yorkshire

Full details

 

Sun 17th

WHITBECK Open Trial

Location: Town End Hall Farm, Whitbeck, Millom, Cumbria, LA19 5UT

Full details

 

Sat 23rd

Holme Society Nursery Trial

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

Full details

 

Sat 23rd

North Lancs - Nursery/New Handler Trial

Location: TW Longton ,Lee End Farm, Quernmore, Lancaster LA2 9EE

Full details

 

Sun 24th

 

Sat 30th

TRAWDEN - Nursery

Location: J Palmer (Venue TBC)

Full details

 

Sun 31st

 
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February 2021

Sat 6th

 

Sun 7th

Northern Sheepdog Association - Nursery/Novice/New Handler - Holme Farm (TBC)

Location: Holme Farm, Summerstone Estate, Lofthouse, HG3 5SN (TBC)

Full details

 

Sat 13th

Tomatin Sheep Dog Society Nursery Trial

Location: Knocknagael Farm, Inverness, IV2 6AJ

Full details

 

Sat 13th

Yorkshire SDS - Nursery Trial - Trial with Championship

Location: P. Simpson, on the B6165 between Summerbridge and Ripley, 100 yds east of Birchfield Ice Cream Farm. HG3 4JS

Full details

 

Sun 14th

 

Sat 20th

North Lancs - Nursery/New Handler Trial

Location: TW Longton ,Lee End Farm, Quernmore, Lancaster LA2 9EE

Full details

 

Sun 21st

Northern Sheepdog Association - Nursery/Novice/New Handler - Rocks Road

Location: Fellbeck, Brimham, Rocks Road, N.Yorkshire

Full details

 

Sat 27th

Holme Nursery Championship

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

Full details

 

Sun 28th

 
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March 2021

Sat 6th

Nursery Championship - Trawden

Location: C Taylor, Norber, LA2 8DJ

Full details

 

Sun 7th

 

Sat 13th

Nursery Championship

Location: Walburn Hall, Downholme DL11 6AF

Full details

 

Sat 13th

 

Sun 14th

 
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June 2021

Sat 5th

Open Trialling weekend

Location: Rowlands Farm, Rowlands Lane, Havenstreet, PO33 4PE, Isle of Wight

Pre-entry Full details

 

Sun 6th

Open trialling weekend

Location: Rowlands Farm, Rowlands Lane, Havenstreet, PO33 4PE, Isle of Wight

Pre-entry Full details

 
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July 2021

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

 

Fri 6th

WELSH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Caerberllan Farm, Llanfihangel y Pennant, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9TW

Fri 6 to Sun 8 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

WELSH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Caerberllan Farm, Llanfihangel y Pennant, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9TW

Fri 6 to Sun 8 August 2021 Full details

 

Sun 8th

WELSH NATIONAL 2021

Location: Caerberllan Farm, Llanfihangel y Pennant, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9TW

Fri 6 to Sun 8 August 2021 Full details

 

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

 
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September 2021

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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