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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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August 2017

Sat 19th

Devon & Exmoor SDS - Brentor Trial

Location: Week Farm, Brentor, Nr Tavistock

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs J Medland Full details...

 

Sat 19th

Barbon Open

Location: Barbon Manor Park, Barbon, Kirkby Lonsdale

8.00 am start, last booking in time 4pm. Pre-entry by 1st August, first 70 dogs, max 2 per handler. Novice 10.00 am start, last booking in time 3pm, pre-entry or enter on field. Full details...

 

Sat 19th

Northumberland League Open

Location: Falstone, NE48 1AA

Enter on field Full details...

 

Sat 19th

Ravenstonedale Show

Location: High Lane Field, Newbiggin on Lune, Cumbria, signed off A685

Open & Local Novice. 12 miles radius of Ravenstonedale, 8.00 am start, enter on field. Full details...

 

Sun 20th

Devon & Exmoor SDS - West Country Driving Championship

Location: Week Farm, Brentor, Nr Tavistock

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs J Medland Full details...

 

Sun 20th

Mid Shires SDS

Location: Briar Hill Farm, Broad Campden, Chipping Campden, Glos, GL55 6XB

Open/Novice Trial, 70 dogs Full details...

 

Sun 20th

Northumberland SDT

Location: Monkridge Hall, NE19 1NB

Enter on field Full details...

 

Sun 20th

Northumberland SDT Open

Location: Kirknewton, NE71 6XH

enter on field Full details...

 

Sun 20th

Northern

Location: Waitby Farm, Waitby, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HF

Open fund raising trial for 2018 English National. 8.30 am start, enter on field by 2.00 pm, more than 1 dog first before 12 noon. Full details...

 

Tue 22nd

Dovedale SDS Annual Summer Trials

Location: Blore Pastures, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BS

22 & 23 August. Open Singles and Doubles, Nursery, Novice and Local. Booked Entries Only. Entries close end of July. Full details...

 

Tue 22nd

Threlkeld Local Trial

Location: Threlkeld Recreation Field, just off A66

Local trial, 5.00 pm, 12 mile radius. Full details...

 

Tue 22nd

Glassonby

Location: Huddlesceugh Hall, Renwick, Cumbria

23 & 23 August - Tuesday 22 - Local, 20 mile radius of Glassonby, 5.00 pm start, enter on field. Full details...

 

Wed 23rd

Dovedale SDS Annual Summer Trials

Location: Blore Pastures, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BS

Open Singles and Doubles, Nursery, Novice and Local. Booked Entries Only. Entries close end July. Full details...

 

Wed 23rd

Threlkeld Open SDT

Location: Threlkeld Recreation Field, just off A66.

9.00 am start, max 2 dogs per handler, if running 2 dogs one to be booked in by 1.30 pm. Full details...

 

Wed 23rd

Glassonby

Location: Huddlesceugh Hall, Renwick, Cumbria

Tues 22 & Wed 23. Wednesday 23 - Open, 8.30 am start, enter on field by 4.00 pm. Full details...

 

Wed 23rd

Egton Show

Location: Approx 5 miles from Whitby, N Yorkshire, YO21 1TZ

10.30 am start, enter on field. Full details...

 

Fri 25th

Dufton Show

Location: Dufton, Cumbria

25 & 26 August. Friday 25 - Local Nursery & Novice, 15 mile radius of Dufton Church, 4.30 pm start, enter on field. Full details...

 

Fri 25th

Patterdale

Location: King George's Playing Field, Patterdale, Cumbria, CA11 0PJ

Fri 25 & Sat 26 August. Friday 25 - Local Nursery, 15 mile radius of Patterdale Church, pre-entry or enter on field, 5.00 pm start. Full details...

 

Sat 26th

Whitchurch & Sampford Spiney Trial

Location: Sports Field of Plasterdown, Tavistock, Devon

Full details...

 

Sat 26th

Wessex SDS Open Trial

Location: Manor Farm, Didling, GU29 0LQ

Start 8.00 am Full details...

 

Sat 26th

Northumberland SDT

Location: Waite Farm, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland

Full details...

 

Sat 26th

High Ash Sheep Dog Trial

Location: Sandy Lane Farm, Chisworth, Glossop, SK13 5SB

8.30 am start, pre-entry, max 3 dogs, special prize for lady handler, under 25 and local (15 mile). Full details...

 

Sat 26th

Dufton Show

Location: Dufton, Cumbria

25 & 26 August. Saturday 26 - Open, 8.30 am start, enter on field by 2.00 pm. Full details...

 

Sat 26th

Malhaw Show

Location: Malham, North Yorkshire

Open, Nursery & Young Handler. 1.30 pm start, enter on field. Full details...

 

Sat 26th

Patterdale

Location: King George's Playing Field, Patterdale, Cumbria, CA11 0PJ

Fri 25 & Sat 26. Saturday 26 - Open, 8.30 am start, entry closed. Full details...

 

Sun 27th

Mid Shires SDS

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

Open/Novice Trial, pre-entry Full details...

 

Sun 27th

Wessex SDS Open Trial - Double Gather

Location: Manor Farm, Didling, GU29 0LQ

Start 8.00 am Full details...

 

Sun 27th

Cornwall SDS - Great Draynes Trial

Location: Sparretts Farm, Common Moor, Liskeard, PL14 6SB (off the Bolventor - Redgate country road from A30)

Start 9.30am, Entries on field, Open Driving, Novice Mx, Open Mx Full details...

 

Sun 27th

 

Sun 27th

Heron Rock SDT

Location: Signposted track off the A624, SK22 2NG

Charity Open trial in aid of Cancer Research UK. Max. 3 dogs per handler. Catering/refreshments on site. Full details...

 

Sun 27th

Come Bye & Away

Location: Corner Garage, West Pennard, Glastonbury, BA6 8NN by kind permission of Mike Dowden

Beginners, Novice Maltese Cross & Novice Driving. 10.00 am start, entries on field. Full details...

 

Mon 28th

Sussex SDS Open Trial

Location: Sheffield Park, TN22 3QX

Full details...

 

Mon 28th

Keswick Show Open Trial

Location: CA12 5RX

8.00 am start, all dogs to be booked in by 2.00 pm, enter on field. £5 per dog. Max 3 dogs per handler. Full details...

 

Mon 28th

Cornwall SDS

Location: Sparretts Farm, Common Moor, Liskeard, PL14 6SB

Start 9.30 am, entry on field. Open Driving, Novice Mx, Open Mx. Full details...

 

Tue 29th

Upper Wharfedale Show

Location: Kilnsey, North Yorkshire,

Pre Entry - By 13th August, Open, Brace & Young Handler under 21 on show day Full details...

 

Thu 31st

Caldbeck & Hesket-New-Market SDT

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

FiRst run 9.30 am, approx 55 runners. Please note, if running 2 or more dogs, 1 dog must be booked in and run before 12 noon. Full details...

 
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September 2017

Fri 1st

EASS Open Trial

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

Pre-entry Full details...

 

Sat 2nd

Challacombe Trial

Location: White Field, Challacombe

By kind permission of Mr B Duke Full details...

 

Sat 2nd

Northumberland SDT

Location: Shirlawhope, Longframlington, NE65 8EN

Enter 2 dogs before 11.00 am Full details...

 

Sat 2nd

EASS Brace Trial

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

Pre-entry Full details...

 

Sat 2nd

EASS Double Gather Trial

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

Entries from those top competitors from the EASS trial being held the day before on Friday 1st September. Full details...

 

Sun 3rd

Mendip Open Trial

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

Hosts: John and Bill Small Full details...

 

Sun 3rd

Cornwall SDS - Trefranks Trial

Location: Trefranks Farm, St Clether, Hallworthy, PL15 8QN (Signed form the A395 between Hallworthy and Pipers Pool)

Start 9.30am, Entries on field, Open Driving, Novice Mx, Open Mx Full details...

 

Thu 7th

Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials

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

Open and brace classes – Advance entry only. Full details...

 

Fri 8th

Longshaw SDT

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

Open and brace classes – Advance entry only. Beginners class following the completion of the open class – entry on the field. Full details...

 

Sat 9th

Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials

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

Local class (advance entry) 14 mile radius of the trial field. 10.30am – Fell race – enter on the field. Approximately 12.30 - double gather championship. Full details...

 

Sat 9th

 

Sat 16th

EASS

Location: Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AB

Open/Novice Full details...

 

Sat 16th

Northumberland SDT

Location: Slaggyford

Full details...

 

Sun 17th

EASS

Location: Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AB

Open/Novice Full details...

 

Sun 17th

Dorset County Show SDT

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

By kind permission of Mr T Besent (In Aid of Dorset Air Ambulance) Full details...

 

Sun 17th

Mid Shires SDS

Location: Dipmans Lodge, East Haddon, NN6 8DS

Open / Novice Trial, 70 dogs Full details...

 

Sun 17th

 

Sun 17th

Northumberland SDT

Location: Dunterley

Full details...

 

Sun 17th

Ettrick & Yarrow SDT

Location: Philip Haugh next to Waterwhell Cafe.

Entry on field Full details...

 

Sat 23rd

Surrey SDS Open Trial

Location: Shabden Park Farm, High Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3SF

Full details...

 

Sun 24th

Mid Shires SDS

Location: Ashurst Farm, Coal Pit Lane, Wolvey, Nr Hinckley, Leics, LE10 3HD

Open/Novice Trial, 70 dogs Full details...

 

Sun 24th

Surrey SDS Open Trial

Location: Shabden Park Farm, High Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3SF

Full details...

 

Sun 24th

Cornwall SDS - Corwall Vs Devon Match

Location: Venue TBC

Start 9.30am, Entries on Field, Maltese and Driving,No entries after 12noon Full details...

 

Sat 30th

EASS

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

Open/Novice Full details...

 

Sat 30th

Bishopstone Charity SDT

Location: Bishopstone, Salisbury

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Hawke Full details...

 

Sat 30th

Northumberland SDT

Location: Rochester

Full details...

 
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October 2017

Sun 1st

EASS

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

Open/Novice Full details...

 

Sun 1st

Bishopstone Charity SDT

Location: Bishopstone, Salisbury

Sat 30 Sept & Sun 1 Oct. By kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Hawke Full details...

 

Sat 7th

Woolhanger Hill Trial

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

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct. By kind permission of Mr & Mrs G Melstrom Full details...

 

Sat 7th

Thanet SDS Trial

Location: Olantigh Park, TN25 5DH

Full details...

 

Sun 8th

Woolhanger Trial

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

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct. By kind permission of Mr & Mrs G Melstrom. Full details...

 

Sun 8th

Thanet SDS Trial

Location: Olantigh Park, TN25 5DH

Full details...

 

Sun 8th

Northumberland SDT

Location: Otterburn

Full details...

 

Sat 14th

Cornwall SDS - Blisland Trial

Location: Hamatethy, St Breward, Bodmin, PL30 4PN (off the B3266 near St Breward)

Start 9.30am, Entries on Field, Open Driving, Novice Mx, Open Mx Full details...

 

Sat 14th

Cornwall SDS - Hamatethy Trial

Location: Hamatethy, St Breward, Bodmin, PL30 4PN (off the B3266 near St Breward)

Start 9.30am, Entries on Field, Open Driving, Novice Mx, Open Mx Full details...

 

Sat 14th

 

Sun 15th

Romney Marsh & District SDS Trial

Location: Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 8JD

Full details...

 

Sat 21st

Cornwall SDS - Trewiggetts Trials

Location: Pennare Farm, Veryan, Truro, TR2 5PH (off the A3078 near Veryan)

Start 9.30am, Entries Close 15th October, Open Driving, Novice Mx, Open Mx Full details...

 

Sun 22nd

Mid Shires Championship

Location: FAI Farms, Wytham, Oxon, OX2 8QJ

Full details...

 

Sun 22nd

Cornwall SDS - Veryan Trial

Location: Pennare Farm, Veryan, Truro, TR2 5PH (off the A3078 near Veryan)

Start 9.00am, Entries close 15th October, Double Fetch Full details...

 

Sun 29th

Cornwall SDS - Champions of Champions

Location: Bittaford, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0DW

Start 12 noon - Entries by invitation only, Maltese and Driving Full details...

 
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November 2017

Sat 11th

Corwall SDS - Cornwalls Dinner and Prize giving

Location: The Old Inn, St Breward

Dinner at 7.00 for 7.30pm. All are Welcome Full details...

 
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December 2017

Sun 10th

Somerset Christmas Trial

Location: Bellvue Farm, Nempnett Thrubwell, North Somerset, BS40 7XD

Hosts: Rich & Tracey Stock 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...