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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September 2020

Thu 24th

 

Sat 26th

Carrick SDT

Location: Garden Farm, Turnberry, KA26 9LB

8.00 am start, entry on field, catering on field. Full details

 

Sat 26th

Durness Open SDT

Location: Keoldale Farm, Durness - CANCELLED

Full details

 

Sat 26th

South Wales SDTA - Weobly SDT

Location: Weobly - CANCELLED

Full details

 

Sat 26th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llangeitho - Cancelled

Full details

 

Sat 26th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Penuwch - NOW PRE-ENTRY

Full details

 

Sun 27th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Eskleyside - CANCELLED

Full details

 
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October 2020

Sat 3rd

EASS - Open/Novice

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Ickworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

3 & 4 October. 60 runners. Full details

 

Sat 3rd

South Wales SDTA

Location: New Row - Cancelled

Full details

 

Sat 3rd

 

Sat 3rd

South Wales SDTA

Location: Nantmel - new date, now pre-entry

Full details

 

Sat 3rd

South Wales SDTA - Charity Trial

Location: Manorbier Leukaemia F/R

Full details

 

Sun 4th

EASS - Open/Novice

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Ickworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

3 & 4 October. 60 runners. Full details

 

Sun 11th

Open Sheepdog Trial

Location: Curraghmore Estate, Portlaw

Full details

 

Sun 18th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Nant-y-Moel Hill Trial - Now Pre-Entry

Pre-entry Full details

 

Sun 18th

Mid Shires Championship

Location: Venue to be confirmed

Full details

 
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February 2021

Sat 13th

Tomatin Sheep Dog Society Nursery Trial

Location: Knocknagael Farm, Inverness, IV2 6AJ

Full details

 
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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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