DEVON AND EXMOOR SOCIETY TRIALS 2019
Rules and Conditions of Entry to DESDS Trials
 
1. The Judges decision is final. No Competitor to approach the Judge during the progress of a trial.
2.The judge may stop any competitor at his/her discretion.
3. The committee reserve the right to alter the course if necessary and to refuse entries.
4.No dog competing to be used on the course prior to having it's run.
5.No handler is allowed to touch the sheep whilst working.
6.If a dog injures a sheep the handler shall pay the value thereof.
7.Whilst every care is taken, the committee does not hold itself responsible for any accident which may occur to Competitors, Spectators, Vehicles or Dogs.
8.DEFRA bio-security guidelines apply. We also ask that dogs are wormed every two months and that you pick up after your dogs.
9.Do not approach tethered dogs in the absence of the handler.
10.No prize will be awarded to a Novice dog/bitch gaining less than 50% of the winning score in the Open Class.
11.NOVICE QUALIFICATION -A DOG MUST NOT HAVE WON MORE THAN ONE NOVICE CLASS OR GAINED ANY PLACE IN AN OPEN CLASS 1st-6th.
12.All dogs full/correct names to be entered on the score board.
13. At one randomly selected DESDS Trial, all dogs will be microchip recorded, as they leave the course after their run.
14. No abuse either physical or verbal will be tolerated and will result in a ban from our trials for the season.
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Saturday June 22nd Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society

Ralegh’s Cross Trial 

 

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Cowling & Family

Adjacent to Ralegh’s Cross Inn, Ralegh’s Cross, Exmoor,

(signed from B3190


Classes:    Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler
- Wellcome Foundation Driving Cup - Margaret & Ernie Duke Memorial Cup Best OLF -
Fleece Trophy, Novice Driving

 

                Open Maltese Cross/Best Novice/Best Young Handler
-DESDS Perpetual Maltese Cross Cup
- DESDS Perpetual Cup, Novice Maltese Cross

 

Start: 8.30am Entries close 8th June                                            NO REFRESHMENTS

Secretary: Jane Harper Little Stockbeare Jacobstowe Okehampton Devon EX20 3PZ

01837 810562 jane.hughesharper@btinternet.com

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday July 6th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society

Brendon Hills Trial

 

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Cowling & Family 

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

Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler
- Hemp Trophy

- Jim Sharland Memorial Cup Highest Pointed Ordinary Member    Please note there will not

                                                                                                                    after all   be any refreshments                                                                                                                        at this trial.         

 

Start: 8.30am Entries close 23th June 2019

Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)



 

 

Sunday July 21st Brompton Regis Trial  Not a Society Trial but run by DESDS for the charity.

 

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Cowling & Family

At Ruglands Farm, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9NZ

Classes: Novice/Open Maltese Cross/Best Young Handler

               Open Driving/Best Young Handler

 

Start: 8.30am Entries close 6th July               

 

 

Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before )                    Refreshments will be available.

                                                                                             Please support as being provided                                                                                                 in aid of the Charity

                                                                                                               

                                                                                             

 

 

Wednesday July 31st Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society

Pennywell Farm Trial 

 

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs C Murray

At 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 

Start: 9.00am Entries close 17th July      Refreshments Available in the visitor center cafe.

Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

 

 

 

 

Sunday Aug 4th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society 

Huish Champflower Trial 

 

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Cowling & Family

At Nr. Huish Champflower, Exmoor   (Signed from B3190 Nr. Wimbleball Reservoir

- NGR SS999328)

Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler

              (500yd outrun )                                                          

- Chanin & Thomas Perpetual Trophy
Start: 9.00am Entries close 20th July               NO REFRESHMENTS

Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

                                                                                           PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME HAS BEEN ALTERED                                                                                             TO 9.00AM

 

 

AUGUST  8TH   -  11TH   INCL        ENGLISH NATIONAL

 

 

 

Saturday Aug 17th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society

Brentor Trial 

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs J Medland

At Week Farm, Brentor, Nr. Tavistock Near Brentor Church

 

Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler

- Elson Perpetual Challenge Rose Bowl

- Arrowsmith-Smith Brown Rose Bowl Highest Pointed - Ordinary Member

- Avery Tankard - Ordinary Member

- Jubilee Shield Best OLF

 

Brace - The Western Counties Perpetual Brace Cup

 

Start: 8.30am Entries close 3th August                  Refreshments Available

Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

 

 

 

 

Sunday Aug 18th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society

Westcountry Driving Championship 

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs J Medland

At Week Farm, Brentor, Nr. Tavistock Near Brentor Church

Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler
- West of England Shield

- Jan Trophy - Highest Pointed Ordinary Member

- Avery Tankard - Ordinary Member

 

Start: 8.30am Entries close 3th August                        Refreshments Available

Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

 

 

 

September 8th      Devon v Cornwall Match

Venue: To be held at Dan Heard 's  near Bude   More directions will be posted in due course.

Classes: Maltese Cross

               Driving

 

Start: 9.30am Entries on field, none accepted after 12 noon

 

Secretary: Trevor Hopper Cornwall Sec:  Pennare Wartha, Veryan,truro TR2 5PH

                                                                                       Tel   01872 501886

 

Saturday Sept 14th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society

Devon Novice Championship 
& Devon Maltese Cross Championship

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs K Watson

Middle Merripit Farm Postbridge Devon PL20 6SZ

 

Start: 9.00am Entries close 31st Aug

Classes:

Novice M/X Championship - Devon & Exmoor Ordinary Members only – - Houlder Perpetual Challenge Cup

Novice Driving Championship - Devon & Exmoor Ordinary Members only  Parker Perpetual Challenge Cup

 

New Handlers Open to all – entry on field – Perpetual Challenge Cup (No 5)

New Handlers - a new handler from the start of the season


Liscombe Cup – Best OLF
Home Brew Tankard – Highest pointed dog/bitch bred
locally within Devon & Exmoor and owned and handled
by an ordinary member.

 

Followed by:    DEVON MALTESE CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Classe: Maltese Cross - Devon Ordinary Members only

Devon County - Maltese Cross Shield

 

Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

 

 

 

Champion of Champions on Sunday 27th October

To be held at Ashridge Court by kind permission of  Bob Watson  

Directions will be available nearer the time.