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Trials

Trials are listed by date, location and type of trial (Open, Nursery/Novice, Young Handler, New Handler etc) along with contact information.

Trials occasionally have to be cancelled or postponed, so please check before setting off for a trial, especially if travelling a long distance.


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February 2019

Sat 23rd

Yorkshire Nursery Trial with Championship

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

9.00am Start, Enter on field, Young and New Handlers welcome, Refreshments on field. Full details...

 

Sun 24th

English Nursery Final

Location: Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TH

7.30 am start Full details...

 

Wed 27th

Open Trial

Location: Raise Lodge, Westward, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8LY

8.30 am start, 40 dogs, enter on field until 1.00 pm Full details...

 
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March 2019

Sat 2nd

North Lancs SDS - Championship

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

9.30am Start Full details...

 

Sat 9th

Holme Sheepdog Society - Nursery Trial Championship

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

9.30 am start, enter on field, young & new handlers welcome. Those with two dogs to be booked in by 12 noon. Championship to start 2.00 pm. Catering. Full details...

 

Sun 10th

North Westmorland - Stephen Relph Memorial Charity Open

Location: Greystoke, Penrith, CA11 0TP

9.00 am start, enter on field by 2.00 pm, max 3 dogs per handler. Full details...

 

Wed 13th

Open Trial

Location: Raise Lodge, Westward, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8LY

8.30 am start, 40 dogs, enter on field until 1.00 pm Full details...

 

Sat 16th

Pennine Interclub Championship

Location: Venue TBA

10.00am Start, ENTRY CLOSED Full details...

 

Sun 17th

North Westmorland - Stephen Relph Memorial Charity Open

Location: Greystoke, Penrith, CA11 0TP

9.00 am start, enter on field by 2.00 pm, max 3 dogs per handler. Full details...

 

Sun 17th

Four Nations Nursery Trial

Location: Slindon House Farm, Slindon, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6LX

8.00 am start Full details...

 

Wed 20th

Open Trial

Location: Raise Lodge, Westward, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8LY

8.30 am start, 40 dogs, enter on field until 1.00 pm Full details...

 

Sun 24th

North Westmorland - Stephen Relph Memorial Charity Open

Location: Greystoke, Penrith, CA11 0TP

9.00 am start, enter on field by 2.00 pm, max 3 dogs per handler. Full details...

 
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April 2019

Sun 7th

North Westmorland - Stephen Relph Memorial Charity Open

Location: Greystoke, Penrith, CA11 0TP

9.00 am start, enter on field by 2.00 pm, max 3 dogs per handler. Full details...

 

Mon 22nd

Holme SDS - Open Trial

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

8.00 am start, entry on the field. Doubles at lunchtime. Catering. Full details...

 
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May 2019

Sat 4th

Trawden SDS - Open

Location: Austwick

9.30 am start. Full details...

 

Sat 4th

SDT - Open Driving

Location: Pittsworthy Farm, Thorndon Cross, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4NG

Open Driving, 8.30 am start, entries on field before 11.00 am Full details...

 

Sat 4th

EASS Open/Novice

Location: Castle Rising, Nr Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6AN

60 runners Full details...

 

Sun 5th

EASS Open/Novice

Location: Castle Rising, Nr Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6AN

60 runners Full details...

 

Sat 25th

Trawden SDS - Open

Location: Higher Twiston, BB7 4BY

9.30 am start. Full details...

 

Sat 25th

Penton Discussion Group SDT

Location: Haithwaite Farm, Penton, Carlisle, CA6 5QT

Open and Local, max 60 dogs. Full details...

 
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June 2019

Sun 9th

EASS - Open/Novice

Location: Euston Rural Pastimes, Euston, Suffolk, IP24 2QH

60 runners Full details...

 

Sat 22nd

Devon & Exmoor SDS - Ralegh's Cross Trial

Location: Adjacent to Ralegh's Cross Inn, Ralegh's Cross, Exmoor (signed from B3190)

Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler. Open Maltese Cross/Best Novice/Best Young Handler. 8.30 am start. Entries close 8 June. Full details...

 

Fri 28th

Shabden Park Continental Open

Location: Located in the stunning Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty, approximately 1 hour from Dover.

28, 29 & 30 June 2019 TRIAL NOW FULL Full details...

 

Fri 28th

Shabden Park Continental Opens

Location:

Entries open 3rd February 9.00 a.m. GMT - 4.2.19 TRIAL NOW FULL Full details...

 

Sat 29th

Shabden Park Continental Open

Location: located in the stunning Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty, approximately 1 hour from Dover.

28, 29 & 30 June 2019 TRIAL NOW FULL Full details...

 

Sat 29th

 

Sun 30th

Shabden Park Continental Open

Location: Located in the stunning Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty, approximately 1 hour from Dover.

28, 29 & 30 June 2019 TRIAL NOW FULL Full details...

 

Sun 30th

Shabden Park Continental Opens

Location:

Entries open 3rd February 9.00 a.m. GMT - 4.2.19 TRIAL NOW FULL Full details...

 
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July 2019

Sat 6th

Devon & Exmoor SDS - Brendon Hills Trial

Location: Brendon Hills, Exmoor (signed from B3190 nr Wimbleball Reservoir)

Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler. 8.30 am start. Entries close 23 June. Full details...

 

Sun 7th

Kentisbury Down Trial

Location: Kentisbury Down, (signed from Blackmoor Gate) Grid Ref: SS646432 & further signs on A399

Classes: Open Driving. 9.30 am start, entries on field. Full details...

 

Sat 13th

Pittsworthy Farm

Location: Pittsworthy Farm, Thorndon Cross, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4NG

Open Driving, 8.30 am start, entries on field before 11.00 am, refreshments Full details...

 

Sat 20th

Borough Farm

Location: Borough Farm, Mortehoe, Wollacombe, Devon, EX34 7HE

Open Driving, 9.30 am start, entries on field before 12 noon. Full details...

 

Sun 21st

Brompton Regis Trial

Location: Ruglands Farm, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9NZ

Classes: Novice/Open Maltese Cross/Best Young Handler. Open Driving/Best Young Handler. 8.30 am start. Entries close 6 July. Full details...

 

Fri 26th

Husbands Bosworth & Theddingworth SDT

Location: Husbands Bosworth Hall, nr Lutterworth, LE17 6LQ

Full details...

 

Sat 27th

Husbands Bosworth & Theddingworth SDT

Location: Husbands Bosworth Hall, nr Lutterworth, LE17 6LQ

Full details...

 

Wed 31st

Devon & Exmoor SDS - Pennywell Farm Trial

Location: Pennywell Farm, Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT (signed from A38, follow brown hand-cart tourist sign)

Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler. There are 3 Trophies all owned by Mr Chris Murray. Double Fetch - For Top 3 dogs. 9.00 am start. Entries close 17 July. Refreshments. Full details...

 
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August 2019

Fri 2nd

Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials Association

Location: Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Nr Macclesfield, SK11 0HE

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3 August - Open/Nursery/Brace/Beginners Full details...

 

Sat 3rd

Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials Association

Location: Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Nr Macclesfield, SK11 0HE

Open/Nursery/Brace/Beginners Full details...

 

Sun 4th

Trawden SDS - Open

Location: Clapham (will be signposted)

9.30 am Start. Full details...

 

Sun 4th

Devon & Exmoor SDS - Huish Champflower Trial

Location: At Nr Huish, Champflower, Exmoor (signed from B3190 Nr Wimbleball Reservoir NGR SS999328)

Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler (500 yd outrun). 8.30 am start, entries close 20 July. Full details...

 

Thu 8th

Lake District Sheep Dog Trials - Open

Location: Hill Farm, Ings

10.00 am start, special prizes for best novice dog and best local dog. Closing date for entry Friday 19 July. Full details...

 

Fri 9th

ENGLISH NATIONAL 2019

Location: MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE, ST MICHAELS ROAD, PRESTON, LANCS, PR3 0RY

9-11 August 2019 Full details...

 

Sat 10th

ENGLISH NATIONAL 2019

Location: MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE, ST MICHAELS ROAD, PRESTON, LANCS, PR3 0RY

9-11 August 2019 Full details...

 

Sun 11th

ENGLISH NATIONAL 2019

Location: MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE, ST MICHAELS ROAD, PRESTON, LANCS, PR3 0RY

9-11 August 2019 Full details...

 

Sat 17th

Devon & Exmoor SDS - Brentor Trial

Location: Week Farm, Brentor, Nr Tavistock

Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler. Brace. 8.30 am start, entries close 3 August. Refreshments. Full details...

 

Sun 18th

Devon & Exmoor SDS - Westcountry Driving Championship

Location: Week Farm, Brentor, Nr Tavistock

Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler. 8.30 am start, entries close 3 August. Refreshments. Full details...

 

Sat 24th

Whitchurch & Sampford Spiney Trial

Location: At the Sports Field of Plasterdown, Tavistock, Devon

Classes: Novice/Open Maltese Cross. Open Driving. 9.00 am start, entries close 10 August, refreshments. Full details...

 

Sat 31st

EASS - Open

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

60 runners Full details...

 

Sat 31st

Challacombe Trial

Location: White Field, Challacombe

Classes: Open Maltese Cross. Open Driving. 10.00 am start, entries close 17 August, refreshments. Full details...

 
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September 2019

Sun 1st

EASS - Championship Double Gather

Location: High Fen, Methwold, IP26 4PJ

15 runners Full details...

 

Sun 1st

Mendip Open Trial

Location: Warren Farm, Charterhouse, Mendip, BS40 7XR

Classes: Open Driving. 9.00 am start. Entries on field, in person before 12 noon, max 3 dogs per handler. Refreshments. Full details...

 

Sun 15th

Dorset County Show SDT

Location: Manor Farm, Cheselbourne, Dorset, DT2 7NR

Class: Open Driving. 9.00 am start, entries close 31 August. Refreshments. Full details...

 

Wed 18th

Pittsworthy Farm

Location: Pittsworthy Farm, Thorndon Cross, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4NG

Open Driving, 8.30 am start, entries on field before 11.00 am. Full details...

 

Sat 21st

EASS - Open/Novice

Location: Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AB

60 runners Full details...

 

Sun 22nd

EASS - Open/Novice

Location: Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AB

Full details...

 

Sat 28th

Woolhanger Hill Trial

Location: Parracombe, N Devon, EX31 4RF signed from A39 - Blackmoor Gate & Lynton

Sat 28 & Sun 29 Sept. Open Driving. Challenging course more suited to experienced dogs. 9.00 am start, entries close 14 Sept. Full details...

 

Sun 29th

Woolhanger Hill Trial

Location: Parracombe, N Devon, EX31 4RF (signed from A39 - Blackmoor Gate & Lynton)

Open Driving, challenging course more suited to experienced dogs, 9.00 am start, entries close 14 Sept. Full details...

 
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October 2019

Sat 5th

EASS - Open/Novice

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

60 runners Full details...

 

Sat 5th

Bishopstone Charity Sheepdog Trial

Location: Bishopstone, Salisbury

Sat 5 & Sun 6 Oct. Sat 5 - Open Driving; Sun 6th - Double Fetch. 8.00 am start., entries close 21 September. Refreshments. Full details...

 

Sun 6th

EASS - Open/Novice

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

60 runners Full details...

 

Sun 6th

Bishopstone Charity Sheepdog Trial

Location: Bishopstone, Salisbury

Sat 5th - Open Driving, Sun 6th Double Fetch. 8.00 am start, entries close 21 September. Refreshments. Full details...

 

Sun 13th

EASS Championship

Location: TBC

20 runners Full details...