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, providing:

  • Trial Date
  • Venue
  • Trial PostCode Location / Directions
  • Type of Trial (Open, Novice, Nursery, Brace etc)
  • Entry Detail (Entry on field or in advance)
  • Any fee associated with entry
  • and a contact with a telephone number/email address. 

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December 2021

Thu 2nd

 

Sat 4th

Holme Nursery

Location: BB5 2DL.

Full details

 

Sat 4th

Trawden Nursery

Location: LA2 8DJ

Full details

 

Sun 5th

 

Sun 5th

 

Sat 11th

 

Sat 11th

 

Sat 11th

EASS Nursery/Novice

Location: IP19 0PN

Full details

 

Sat 11th

 

Sun 12th

 

Sun 12th

 

Sun 12th

 

Sun 12th

Romney Marsh SDS

Location: ME9 0RF

Full details

 

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Sun 19th

 

Sun 26th

 

Tue 28th

 
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January 2022

Sat 1st

 

Sat 1st

 

Sun 2nd

 

Sat 8th

 

Sat 8th

Fylde Nursery

Location: LA2 9NA.

Full details

 

Sat 8th

 

Sun 9th

 

Sun 9th

 

Sun 9th

Ryedale Open Trial

Location: YO19 6EH

Full details

 

Sat 15th

Holme Nursery

Location: BB5 2DL.

Full details

 

Sat 15th

Fylde Nursery

Location: LA2 9NA.

Full details

 

Sun 16th

 

Sat 22nd

EASS Awards Dinner

Location: Park Hotel, DIss

Full details

 

Sat 22nd

Trawden Nursery

Location: BB7 4OD.

Full details

 

Sat 22nd

 

Sat 22nd

 

Sat 22nd

 

Sun 23rd

 

Sun 23rd

 

Sun 23rd

 

Sat 29th

 

Sun 30th

South East Winter Series

Location: TN11 8PN (exact location TBA)

Full details

 

Sun 30th

Romney Marsh SDS

Location: TN11 8PN

Full details

 
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February 2022

Sat 5th

 

Sat 5th

 

Sun 6th

 

Sun 6th

 

Sat 12th

 

Sat 12th

 

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Sun 13th

 

Sat 19th

 

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March 2022

Sat 5th

 

Sat 12th

 
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June 2022

Sun 12th

Romney Marsh

Location: Lynsted.

Full details

 
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July 2022

Sun 3rd

Romney Marsh

Location: Westwell.

Full details

 

Fri 22nd

 

Sat 23rd

 

Sun 24th

 
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August 2022

Thu 11th

Irish National 2022

Location: BT44 0HR

Full details

 

Fri 12th

Irish National 2022

Location: BT44 0HR

Full details

 

Sat 13th

Irish National 2022

Location: BT44 0HR

Full details

 

Sun 14th

 

Thu 18th

 

Fri 19th

 

Sat 20th

 

Thu 25th

Welsh National 2022

Location: SA62 5PT

Full details

 

Fri 26th

Welsh National 2022

Location: SA62 5PT

Full details

 

Sat 27th

Welsh National 2022

Location: SA62 5PT

Full details

 
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September 2022

Sun 4th

Romney Marsh

Location: Riggs Hill.

Full details

 

Fri 9th

 

Sat 10th

 

Sun 11th

 

Sun 18th

Romney Marsh

Location: Tonbridge.

Full details

 
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October 2022

Sun 2nd

Romney Marsh

Location: Lydden.

Full details

 
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