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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July 2020

Thu 16th

South Wales SDTA

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Berriew

Pre-entry Full details

 

Thu 16th

North Wales SDS - Open

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Berriew, SY21 8AZ

7.30 am start, pre-entry Full details

 

Fri 17th

South Wales SDTA

Location: CANCELLED Mathon

Fri 17 & Sat 18 July Full details

 

Sat 18th

EASS - Open/Novice

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN

18 & 19 July. 50 runners. Full details

 

Sat 18th

South Wales SDTA

Location: CANCELLED Mathon

Fri 17 & Sat 18 July Full details

 

Sat 18th

Gairloch & District SDT

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Achtercairn, Gairloch, Ross-shire

Full details

 

Sat 18th

North Wales SDS - Open

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Madog, LL49 9PP

8.00 am start Full details

 

Sun 19th

EASS Open/Novice

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN

18 & 19 July. 50 runners. Full details

 

Sun 19th

Henley Sheepdog Trial

Location: Greenlands Farm, Hambleden, Nr Henley on Thames, RG9 3AS

Full details

 

Sun 19th

Aboyne Open Trial

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Near Potarch Inn, Ballogie, By Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

8.30 start time, max 60 dogs. Full details

 

Tue 21st

Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Open Trials

Location: CANCELLED

Pre-entry, Tues 21 & Wed 22 July. Full details

 

Tue 21st

North Wales SDS - Royal Welsh Show

Location: CANCELLED LD2 3SY

21 & 22 July, pre-entry, 8.30 am start Full details

 

Wed 22nd

Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Open Trials

Location: CANCELLED

Pre-entry. Tues 21 & Wed 22 July. Full details

 

Wed 22nd

North Wales SDS - Royal Welsh Show

Location: CANCELLED LD2 3SY

21 & 22 July, pre-entry, 8.30 am start Full details

 

Fri 24th

Husbands Bosworth & Theddingworth - Local

Location: CANCELLED The Park, Husbands Bosworth Hall, LE17 6LZ

Full details

 

Sat 25th

Husbands Bosworth & Theddingworth - Open

Location: CANCELLED The Park, Husbands Bosworth Hall, LE17 6LZ

Full details

 

Sat 25th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Banc Y Darren

Full details

 

Sat 25th

South Wales SDTA

Location: New Cross

Full details

 

Sat 25th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Abernant

Full details

 

Sat 25th

North Wales SDS - Open

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Henryd, LL32 8DJ

8.30 am start Full details

 

Sat 25th

North Wales SDS - Open

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Rhes y Cae, CH8 8JQ

8.00 am start Full details

 

Sun 26th

Mid Shires Open/Novice SDT 'The Station Farm Trial'

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Framlands Farm, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE13 1LB

Full details

 

Thu 30th

ENGLISH NATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Dovedale, Derbyshire

30 July to 1 August Full details

 

Fri 31st

ENGLISH NATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Dovedale, Derbyshire

30 July to 1 August Full details

 

Fri 31st

WELSH NATIONAL 2020

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

31 July to 2 August Full details

 
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August 2020

Sat 1st

ENGLISH NATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Dovedale, Derbyshire

30 July to 1 August Full details

 

Sat 1st

WELSH NATIONAL 2020

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

31 July to 2 August Full details

 

Sun 2nd

WELSH NATIONAL 2020

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

31 July to 2 August Full details

 

Wed 5th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Pembroke T & C

TRIAL CANCELLED Full details

 

Wed 5th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Talybont

Full details

 

Thu 6th

IRISH NATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Killalee, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry

6 to 8 August Full details

 

Thu 6th

Lake District - Open with Best Novice, Local & Best Outrun

Location: Hill Farm, Ings, Staveley, Cumbria, LA8 9QQ

TRIAL CANCELLED 10.00 am start Full details

 

Thu 6th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Abergwesyn

Full details

 

Fri 7th

IRISH NATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Killalee, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry

6 - 8 August Full details

 

Fri 7th

Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials Association

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Trial field is on Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Nr Macclesfield, SK11 0HE

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th - 7.00 am start. Open/Nursery/Brace/Beginners Full details

 

Sat 8th

IRISH NATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Killalee, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry

6 - 8 August Full details

 

Sat 8th

Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials Association

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Trial field is on Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Nr Macclesfield, SK11 0HE

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th - 7.00 am start. Open/Nursery/Brace/Beginners Full details

 

Sat 8th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Cwmsychpant

Full details

 

Sat 8th

South Wales SDTA

Location: LLangurig

Full details

 

Sat 8th

South Wales SDTA - Vale of Evesham

Location:

Sat 8th & Sun 9 August. Pre-entry. Full details

 

Sun 9th

Romney Marsh & District Sheepdog Society

Location: Snargate, TN26 2NH

Novice & Open. Full details

 

Sun 9th

South Wales SDTA - Vale of Evesham

Location:

Sat 8th & Sun 9 August. Pre-entry. Full details

 

Sun 9th

 

Sun 9th

EASS - Open/Novice

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Holkham, Norfolk

Full details

 

Mon 10th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Builth Wells

Mon 10 & Tues 11 August Full details

 

Tue 11th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Builth Wells

Mon 10 & Tues 11 August Full details

 

Tue 11th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llanfair Caereinion

Tues 11th & Wed 12th August Full details

 

Wed 12th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llanbrynmair

Full details

 

Wed 12th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Cwmowen

Full details

 

Wed 12th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llanfair Caereinion

Tues 11th & Wed 12th August Full details

 

Thu 13th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Newcastle Emlyn

Full details

 

Fri 14th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Cynghordy

Fri 14 & Sat 15th August Full details

 

Fri 14th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llanwrda

Fri 14th & Sat 15th August Full details

 

Fri 14th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Lower Chapel

Fri 14th & Sat 15th August Full details

 

Sat 15th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Cynghordy

Fri 14 & Sat 15th August Full details

 

Sat 15th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llandwrda

Fri 14th & Sat 15th August Full details

 

Sat 15th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Lower Chapel

Fri 14th & Sat 15th August Full details

 

Sun 16th

 

Sun 16th

Mid Shires Open/Novice SDT

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Briar Hill Farm, Broad Campden, Glos. GL55 6XB

Full details

 

Mon 17th

South Wales SDTA

Location: St Dogmaels

Full details

 

Mon 17th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Crosswell

Full details

 

Wed 19th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llangwyryfon

Full details

 

Wed 19th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Ffair Rhos

Full details

 

Thu 20th

SCOTTISH NATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Desertland Farm, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 5HG

20 - 22 August (Brace Wed 19 August) Full details

 

Fri 21st

SCOTTISH NATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Desertland Farm, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 5HG

20 - 22 August (Brace Wed 19 August) Full details

 

Sat 22nd

SCOTTISH NATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Desertland Farm, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 5HG

20 - 22 August (Brace Wed 19 August) Full details

 

Sat 22nd

South Wales SDTA

Location: Elan Valley

Full details

 

Sat 22nd

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llanwrtyd Wells

Full details

 

Sun 23rd

Romney Marsh & District Sheepdog Society

Location: Leigh, Tonbridge

Open & Open Novice Full details

 

Sun 23rd

 

Sun 23rd

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llanwonno

Full details

 

Sun 23rd

Kincraig

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Dunachton Estate, Kincraig

Full details

 

Sun 23rd

Mid Shires Charity Open/Novice SDT

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Brington Road, East Haddon, Northants, NN6 8DS

Full details

 

Mon 24th

Newtonmore

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Dunachton Estate, Kincraig

Full details

 

Tue 25th

Kingussie

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Dunachton Estate, Kincraig

Full details

 

Wed 26th

 

Wed 26th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Tregaron

Wed 26 & Thurs 27 August Full details

 

Wed 26th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Hundred House

Wed 26 & Thurs 27 August Full details

 

Wed 26th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llanafan Fawr

Wed 26 & Thurs 27 August Full details

 

Wed 26th

Nethy Bridge

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Venue TBC

Full details

 

Thu 27th

Caldbeck & H-N-M Sheepdog Trial

Location: The Wath, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8EY

First run 8.30 am, enter on field up to 3.30 pm. Approx 50 runners. Full details

 

Thu 27th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Tregaron

Wed 26 & Thurs 27 August Full details

 

Thu 27th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Hundred House

Wed 26 & Thurs 27 August Full details

 

Thu 27th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llanafan Fawr

Wed 26th & Thurs 27th August Full details

 

Thu 27th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llanddewi Brefi

Full details

 

Thu 27th

Mull & Morven Open Trial

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Knock Farm, Gruline, Isle of Mull

Full details

 

Fri 28th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Rhandirmwyn

Full details

 

Fri 28th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Gladestry

Fri 28 & Sat 29 August Full details

 

Fri 28th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Cwmdauddwr

Fri 28 & Sat 29 August Full details

 

Fri 28th

South Wales SDTA

Location: St Harmon

Fri 28 & Sat 29 August Full details

 

Fri 28th

Patterdale Sheep Dog Trial

Location:

TRIAL CANCELLED Full details

 

Sat 29th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Gladestry

Fri 28 & Sat 29 August Full details

 

Sat 29th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Cwmdauddwr

Fri 28 & Sat 29 August Full details

 

Sat 29th

South Wales SDTA

Location: St Harmon

Fri 28 & Sat 29 August Full details

 

Sat 29th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Libanus

Full details

 

Sat 29th

Patterdale Sheep Dog Trial

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED

Full details

 

Sun 30th

 

Mon 31st

South Wales SDTA

Location: Cilycwm

Full details

 

Mon 31st

South Wales SDTA

Location: Cilycwm

Full details

 
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September 2020

Tue 1st

South Wales SDTA

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Llanarthne

Pre-entry Full details

 

Wed 2nd

South Wales SDTA

Location: Pontrhydfendigaid

Full details

 

Thu 3rd

Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials

Location: Longshaw Pasture in front of Longshaw Lodge, S11 7TZ on the B6521 Sheffield to Grindleford Road.

3rd, 4th & 5th September Full details

 

Thu 3rd

 

Fri 4th

Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials

Location: Longshaw Pasture in front of Longshaw Lodge, S11 7TZ on the B6521 Sheffield to Grindleford Road.

3rd, 4th & 5th September 2020. Full details

 

Sat 5th

EASS - Open/Novice

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AB

5 & 6 September. 60 runners. Full details

 

Sat 5th

Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials

Location: Longshaw Pasture in front of Longshaw Lodge, S11 7TZ on the B6521 Sheffield to Grindleford Road.

3rd, 4th & 5th September 2020 Full details

 

Sat 5th

 

Sat 5th

Rogart Sheep Dog Trial

Location: Rovie Farm, Rogart

Full details

 

Sun 6th

Romney Marsh & District Sheepdog Society

Location: Riggs Hill, ME13 0JD

Starter Class, Novice & Open Full details

 

Sun 6th

EASS - Open/Novice

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AB

5 & 6 September. 60 runners. Full details

 

Sun 6th

 

Fri 11th

INTERNATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Tanycastell, Rhydyfelin, Ceredigion, SY23 4PY

11 - 13 September Full details

 

Sat 12th

INTERNATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Tanycastell, Rhydyfelin, Ceredigion, SY23 4PY

11 - 13 September Full details

 

Sat 12th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llanwarne

Full details

 

Sun 13th

INTERNATIONAL 2020

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Tanycastell, Rhydyfelin, Ceredigion, SY23 4PY

11 - 13 September Full details

 

Sun 13th

 

Thu 17th

2020 World Sheepdog Trials

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA

Full details

 

Fri 18th

2020 World Sheepdog Trials

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA

Full details

 

Sat 19th

2020 World Sheepdog Trials

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA

Full details

 

Sun 20th

2020 World Sheepdog Trials

Location: TRIAL CANCELLED Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA

Full details

 

Sun 20th

 

Thu 24th

Carrick SDT

Location: Garden Farm, Turnberry, KA26 9LB

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

 

Thu 24th

 

Sat 26th

Durness Open SDT

Location: Keoldale Farm, Durness

Full details

 

Sat 26th

 

Sat 26th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Llangeitho

Full details

 

Sat 26th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Penuwch

Full details

 

Sun 27th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Eskleyside

Full details

 

Sun 27th

Mid Shires Open/Novice SDT

Location: Ashurst Farm, Coalpit Lane, Wolvey, Hinckley, Leics. LE10 3HD

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

Full details

 

Sat 3rd

 

Sun 4th

EASS - Open/Novice

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

3 & 4 October. 60 runners. Full details

 

Wed 7th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Nantmel

Full details

 

Sun 18th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Nant-y-Moel Hill Trial

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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