2017
Rules and Conditions of Entry 
to Devon & Exmoor S.D.S. Trials
1. The judge’s decision is final.  No competitor shall 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 field 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 owner 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.
9. Do not approach tethered dogs in the absence of the handler. 
10. No prize will be awarded to a Novice dog or 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 1ST - 6TH.
12. Dogs to be wormed every two months.
13. Please pick-up after your dogs.
14. Dogs placed in any class may have their microchip checked and owners asked to provide a copy of documents for confirmation.
NB It might be a good idea if competitors who hope to be placed keep photo copies of their dog's reg certs and microchip details in their cars in order to easily comply with this new rule.

 TRIALS 2017

There are links to printable entry forms below the details of each trial.

 

Refreshments are available at trials marked with the teapot symbol shown below.Please support the providers and enjoy all the goodies on offer.

  

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Saturday June 24th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society
Ralegh’s Cross Trial

  By kind permission of Mr and Mrs N Cowling and 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 10th June 
Secretary: Jane Harper, Little Stockbeare, Jacobstowe,
Okehampton, Devon. EX20 3PZ Tel: 01837 810562
email: jane.hughesharper@btinternet.com

 

ENTRY FORM HERE

 

 

 


Saturday July 1st Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog SocietySave as...
Brendon Hills Trial
By kind permission of Mr & Mrs N 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
Start: 8.30am Entries close 17th June 
Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

 

   ENTRY FORM  HERE

 

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Wednesday Aug 2nd Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society
Pennywell Farm Trial
By kind permission of Mr & Mrs C Murray
At Pennywell Farm, Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0L

(signed from A38,follow brown hand-cart tourist signs )

                                 Classes: Open Driving/Best Novice/Best Young Handler

                                    There are 3 Trophies all owned by Mr Chris Murray
                                                Double Fetch - For Top 3 dogs
                                    Refreshments available at the Visitor Centre

    Start: 9.00am Entries close 19th July.

Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

 

   ENTRY FORM  HERE

 

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Sunday Aug 6th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society
Huish Champflower Trial
By kind permission of Mr & Mrs N 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 & course to include a single)
 Chanin & Thomas Perpetual Trophy, Williams Trophy for best shed and pen of the day.
Start: 8.30am Entries close 23rd July 
Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

 

   ENTRY FORM   HERE

 

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Saturday Aug 19th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society
Brentor Trial
By kind permission of Mr & Mrs J Medland
At Week Farm, Brentor, Nr. Tavistock
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 5th August 
Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

 

   ENTRY FORM   HERE

 

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Sunday Aug 20th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society
Westcountry Driving Championship
By kind permission of Mr & Mrs J Medland
At Week Farm, Brentor, Nr. Tavistock
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 5th August 
Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

 

       ENTRY FORM   HERE

 

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Please note change of venue.

Saturday Sept 16th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society
Devon Novice Championship
& Devon Maltese Cross Championship
By kind permission of Mr and Mrs N Cowling and Family.

Adjacent to the Ralegh's Cross Inn, Ralegh's Cross, Exmoor.

( signed from B3190 )
Start: 9.00am Entries close 2nd Sept
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 handledby an ordinary member.

Followed by: Devon Maltese Cross Championship
Class: Maltese Cross - Devon Ordinary Members only
– Devon County - Maltese Cross Shield
Secretary: Jane Harper (details as before)

 

  ENTRY FORM   HERE     Devon Novice Championship

                             HERE     Devon Maltese Cross Championship

                                  

 

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Sunday Sept 24th Cornwall v Devon Match
Venue: To be confirmed
Classes: Maltese Cross
Driving
Start: 9.30am Entries on field, none accepted after 12 noon
Secretary: Trevor Hopper, Pennare Wartha, Veryan, Truro,
Cornwall. TR2 5PH Tel: 01872 501886

 

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Sunday Oct 29th Champion of Champions
By kind permission of Mr D Skelly & Mr D Cole
At Bittaford - The trial field will be signed off of the B3213
between Bittaford and Ivybridge.
Satnav users use PL21 0DW this will take you to the first of the trial sign posts.
(Directions to the trial can also be found on the website)
Classes: Maltese Cross
Driving
Start: 12.00am Entry: Invitation only
Secretary: Wendy Watson, Middle Merripit Farm, Postbridge,
Devon. PL20 6SZ Tel: 01822 880215