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 [email protected], 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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December 2017

Sat 16th

South Wales SDTA

Location: North Wales

All Wales Nursery Final Full details

 

Sat 16th

Fylde Nursery

Location: Hollingshead Farm, Caton, LA2 9NA

9.30am Start Full details

 

Sat 16th

Yorkshire SDS

Location: A J Maude, Jackson Lane, Bradley BD20 9HG

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sat 16th

Central Area Nursery

Location: Ardormie

10:00 am Start, Entry on field Full details

 

Sat 16th

Sandford St Martin Open/Novice SDT

Location: Manor Farm, Sandford St Martin, Chipping Norton, OX7 7AQ

9.00 am start. Entries close 9 December or when max no. of entries reached. Full details

 

Sat 16th

All Wales Nursery Final 2017 - To be hosted by North Wales SDS

Location: Gaer Gerrig, Corwen, LL21 0PE

9.00 am start Full details

 

Sat 16th

Saddleworth Open

Location: Delph Lane, Delph, Oldham, off A62, OL3 5HX.

(CANCELLED) 9.00 am start, enter on field, catering. Full details

 

Sat 16th

North of Ireland Sheep Dog Society

Location: 2 Carnalbangh Road, Glenarm, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT44 0DG

East Region Nursery Trial. 10.30 am start Full details

 

Sat 16th

North of Ireland SDS - Donegal Region Nursery Trial

Location: Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey, Co Donegal

9.00 am start Full details

 

Sat 16th

Ryedale Nursery

Location: South Farm, Bransdale, N Yorks - take the Bransdale road out of Kirby Moorisde, trial is opposite the farm.

10.30 am start, enter on field by 1.00 pm, more than one dog first by 12 noon. Full details

 

Sun 17th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Otter Bank. A6 Shap Road North from Kendal. At Otter Bank LA8 9AP, turn to Whinfell.

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sun 17th

Moreton Morrell Nursery/Novice

Location: Station Farm, Broughton Astley, Leics, LE9 6NA

Enter on field Full details

 

Sun 17th

Association of South East England SDS - Sussex

Location: Deanland Farm, BN27 3RJ

Nursery & Novice Trial. 10.00 am start. Full details

 

Sun 17th

Ardormie SDT

Location: Alyth, Blairgowrie, PH11 8HL

Open Trial, Enter on field, No catering Full details

 

Sun 17th

North Westmorland

Location: The Lea, Laithes, Penrith, CA11 0AZ

Nursery, Novice & New Handler. 9.00 am start, enter on field by 1.00 pm, only one dog after 12 noon. Novice confined to Cumbria. Full details

 

Sun 17th

Northern

Location: Pool Tree Farm, Hamsterley, Co Durham, DL13 3QW approx 1 mile east of Woodland.

Nursery, Committee Novice & New Handler. 10.00 am start, enter on field by 2.00 pm, only one dog after 1.00 pm. Full details

 

Sun 17th

Higher Whitley

Location: School Lane, Higher Whitley, Cheshire, WA4 4QB

Nursery, Novice & Beginner. 9.00 am start, enter on field by 1.00 pm. Full details

 

Sun 17th

West Country

Location: Mill Hill, Tavistock

Nursery, Driving then Maltese cross. 10.00 am start, enter on field. Full details

 

Sun 17th

Windermere

Location: Otterbank, off A6 north of Kendal at LA8 9AP turn to Whinfell.

Nursery & New Handler. 9.30 am start, enter on field by 2.00 pm unless dogs are still running. Full details

 

Wed 20th

Wennington

Location: Old Hutton Farm, Wennington, Lancs, LA2 8NZ

Double Gather Open. 8.30 am start, enter on field, if running two dogs one to be booked in by 12 noon. Full details

 

Sat 23rd

Trawden SDS - Fundraising Open

Location: Twiston, Clitheroe, Lancs - will be signposted.

9.00 am start, enter on field, catering. Full details

 

Tue 26th

Boxing Day - Charity Open Trial

Location: Grane Road, Haslingden BB4 4AT

9.00am Start Full details

 

Wed 27th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Bromsberrow Heath Xmas

Pre-Entry Full details

 

Thu 28th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Bromsberrow Heath Xmas

Pre-Entry Full details

 

Fri 29th

South Wales SDTA

Location: Tynwern SDT

Full details

 

Sat 30th

Eastern Region Nursery Trial

Location: 83 Rathkeel Road, Broughshane, Co Antrim, BT42 4QE

10.00 am start Full details

 

Sun 31st

Barford Meadows New Years Charity Trial

Location: Near Kettering, Northants (just off the A43)

8.30am start, max 3 dogs per handler, entries limited to first 40 dogs, catering provided Full details

 
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January 2018

Sat 6th

Holme SDS

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

Start 9.30 am, 2 dogs booked in before 12 noon. Full details

 

Sat 6th

Fylde SDS

Location: M Glasgow, Meadow Court, Tarn Water Lane, Stodday, LA2 0AH

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sat 6th

Central Area Nursery

Location: Baleave, KY13 0LD

10:00 am Start, Entry on field Full details

 

Sat 6th

SDT

Location: Exminster, nr Exeter, EX6 8GA

Turn back trial, 9.00 am start Full details

 

Sat 6th

North Ayrshire Nursery Trial

Location: Airtnoch KA3 6JJ

Entries to R Howatson by 25/12/2017 Full details

 

Sun 7th

EASS Open/Nursery/Novice Trial

Location: High Fen, Methwold, Norfolk, IP26 4PJ

£2.50 entry fee, enter on the field. Must be a member of EASS to enter - membership forms available at the trial Full details

 

Sun 7th

Association of South East England SDS - Romney Marsh

Location: Whitehall, Lynsted, ME9 0RF

Cradle, Nursery & Novice. Start 10.00 am. Full details

 

Sat 13th

Trawden SDS

Location: C Taylor, Wickworth Cottage, Keasden, Clapham, LA2 8ET

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sat 13th

Yorkshire SDS

Location: TBA

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sat 13th

Eastern Region Nursery

Location: 83 Rathkeel Road, Broughshane, Co Antrim, BT42 4QE

10.00 am start Full details

 

Sun 14th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Whibeck,LA19 5UR. A595 one mile north of Silecroft

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sun 14th

Moreton Morrell Nursery/Novice

Location: Broughton Astley

Full details

 

Sun 14th

Association of South East England SDS - Surrey

Location: Shabden Park Farm, CR5 3SF

Nursery & Novice Trial. Start 10.00 am. Full details

 

Sat 20th

EASS Nursery/Novice Trial

Location: Worlington, IP28 8SG

£2.50 entry fee, enter on the field. Must be a member of EASS to enter - membership forms available at the trial Full details

 

Sat 20th

North Lancs SDS

Location: T Smith, Herdsman, Horse Park Lane, Pilling, PR3 6AS

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sat 20th

Holme SDS

Location: Deerplay, Bacup, OL13 8RD

Start 9.30 am, 2 dogs booked in before 12 noon. Full details

 

Sat 20th

Central Nursery League - Thornhill Trial

Location: East Side Farm, FK8 3QJ

10.00 am start, entry on the field. Full details

 

Sun 21st

EASS - Cradle

Location: Worlington, IP28 8SG

Full details

 

Sun 21st

Windermere Nursery

Location: Shap, Off the Shap to Orton Road, B6261

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sun 21st

Midshires Sheep Dog Society

Location: Chris Lewis Barn, Hilmorton Lane, Lilbourne, Nr Rugby, CV23 0SS

Full details

 

Sun 21st

Association of South East England SDS - Wessex

Location: Shabden Park Farm, CR5 3SF

Nursery & Novice Trial. Start 10.00 am. Full details

 

Sat 27th

Fylde SDS

Location: Myerscough College, Lee Farm, Moss Lane, Bilsbough, PR3 0RU

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sat 27th

Trawden SDS

Location: T Binns, New Close Farm, Downham, BB7 4DF

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sun 28th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Garnett Bridge, A6 North from Kendal, Turn left for Longsleddale, At Garnett bridge turn sharp left over the bridge, Trial is quarter of a mile on the left.

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sun 28th

Midshires Sheep Dog Society

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

Full details

 

Sun 28th

Association of South East England SDS - Romney Marsh

Location: Whitehall, Lynsted, ME9 0RF

Cradle, Nursery & Novice Trial. Start 10.00 am. Full details

 
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February 2018

Sat 3rd

Priory Farm Open - 3rd & 4th February 2018

Location: Priory Farm, Wormegay, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 0RP

Open Trial Full details

 

Sun 4th

Priory Farm Open - 3rd & 4th February 2018

Location: Priory Farm, Wormegay, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 0RP

Open Trial Full details

 

Sun 4th

Yorkshire SDS

Location: TBA

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sun 4th

North Lancs SDS

Location: T W Longton, Lee Farm, Quernmore, LA2 9EE

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sun 4th

Association of South East England SDS - Surrey

Location: Shabden Park Farm, CR5 3SF

Nursery & Novice Trial. Start 10.00 am. Full details

 

Sat 10th

Holme Championships

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

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sat 10th

Central Nursery League - Crieff Trial

Location:

10.00 am start, entries on the field. Full details

 

Sun 11th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Whitbeck, LA19 5UR, A595 one mile north of Silecroft.

Last book in 2pm Full details

 

Sun 11th

Moreton Morrell - Championship

Location: Broughton Astley

Full details

 

Sun 11th

Association of South East England SDS - Wessex

Location: Shabden Park Farm, CR5 3SF

Nursery & Novice Trial. Start 10.00 am. Full details

 

Sat 17th

Fylde Championships

Location: Myerscough College, Lee Farm, Moss Lane, Bilsbough, PR3 0RU

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sun 18th

Windermere Nursery

Location: Whitbeck Nursery and Championship. LA19 5UR, A595 one mile north of Silecroft.

Last book in for Nursery 1pm Full details

 

Sun 18th

Midshires Sheep Dog Society - Championship

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

Full details

 

Sun 18th

 

Sat 24th

Trawden Championships

Location: J Palmer, Lower Twiston, BB7 4BY

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 
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March 2018

Sat 3rd

Yorkshire Championships

Location: TBA

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sat 10th

North Lancs Championships

Location: T W Longton, Lee Farm, Quernmore LA2 9EE

Any competitor running two dogs must book in before 12.00. Full details

 

Sat 17th

 
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May 2018

Sat 5th

Trawden Spring Open

Location: Venue TBA

Full details

 

Sat 26th

Trawden Summer Open

Location: Twiston Moor BB7 4BY

Full details

 
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July 2018

Sat 14th

Limavady & Bellarena Annual SDT

Location: Cloghan Road, Drumsurn, Limavady

Open class only, two dogs per handler (for now), 8.00 am start. First 70 dogs, £10 per dog. Full details

 

Thu 19th

IRISH NATIONAL

Location: Achill Island, Co Mayo

Full details

 

Fri 20th

Husbands Bosworth & Theddingworth SDT

Location: Bosworth Hall, Theddingworth Road, Husbands Bosworth, Lutterworth, LE17 6LZ

Full details

 

Fri 20th

IRISH NATIONAL

Location: ACHILL ISLAND, CO MAYO

Full details

 

Sat 21st

Husbands Bosworth & Theddingworth SDT

Location: Bosworth Hall, Theddingworth Road, Husbands Bosworth, Lutterworth, LE17 6LZ

Full details

 

Sat 21st

IRISH NATIONAL

Location: ACHILL ISLAND, CO MAYO

Full details

 

Fri 27th

ENGLISH NATIONAL

Location: JERVAULX ABBEY, PARK HOUSE, JERVAULX, RIPON, N YORKS, HG4 4PH

Full details

 

Sat 28th

ENGLISH NATIONAL

Location: JERVAULX ABBEY, PARK HOUSE, JERVAULX, RIPON, N YORKS, HG4 4PH

Full details

 

Sun 29th

ENGLISH NATIONAL

Location: JERVAULX ABBEY, PARK HOUSE, JERVAULX, RIPON, N YORKS, HG4 4PH

Full details

 
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August 2018

Thu 2nd

SCOTTISH NATIONAL

Location: Portencross, West Kilbride, KA23 9PY

Full details

 

Fri 3rd

SCOTTISH NATIONAL

Location: Portencross, West Kilbride, KA23 9PY

Full details

 

Sat 4th

SCOTTISH NATIONAL

Location: Portencross, West Kilbride, KA23 9PY

Full details

 

Thu 9th

WELSH NATIONAL

Location: Penbedw Estate, Nannerch, Flintshire, CH7 5QT

Full details

 

Fri 10th

WELSH NATIONAL

Location: Penbedw Estate, Nannerch, Flintshire, CH7 5QT

Full details

 

Sat 11th

WELSH NATIONAL

Location: Penbedw Estate, Nannerch, Flintshire, CH7 5QT

Full details

 
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September 2018

Thu 6th

INTERNATIONAL - IRELAND

Location: Gill Hall, Lurgan Road, Dromore, Co Down, BT25 1JL

Full details

 

Fri 7th

INTERNATIONAL - IRELAND

Location: GILL HALL, LURGAN ROAD, DROMORE, CO DOWN, BT25 1JL

Full details

 

Sat 8th

INTERNATIONAL - IRELAND

Location: GILL HALL, LURGAN ROAD, DROMORE, CO DOWN, BT25 1JL

Full details

 
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