DEVON AND EXMOOR SOCIETY TRIALS 2018
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.
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     Saturday June 23rd Ralegh’s Cross Trial   DESDS

 

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs N 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 9th June Refreshments Available                                                      

Secretary: Matt Evans, Orchard House, Colscott, West Putford EX22 7UX
Tel: 07969 735839

 

 

        Saturday July 7th Brendon Hills Trial   DESDS

 

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 24th June Refreshments Available

 

Secretary: Matt Evans (details as before)

 

                       Sunday July 22nd Brompton Regis

                        This is not a DESDS Trial but the Society runs the Trial 

 

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs N 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 8th July Refreshments Available


Secretary: Matt Evans (details as before)

 

 

 

           Wednesday Aug 1st  Pennywell Farm Trial   DESDS

 

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 18th July 

Refreshments Available at the Farm Visitor Centre      


 

Secretary: Matt Evans (details as before)

 

 

 

 

              Sunday Aug 5th  Huish Champflower Trial   DESDS

Please note : It has prooved to be impossible to organise catering for this Trial

so there will be NO REFRESHMENTS available on the day.

 

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
Start: 8.30am Entries close 22nd July 

 

Secretary: Matt Evans (details as before)

 

 

Sunday Aug 12th Devon & Exmoor Sheepdog Society

Devon Novice Championship & Devon Maltese Cross Championship

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs N Cowling & Family

Adj to Ralegh’s Cross Inn, Ralegh’s Cross, Exmoor, (signed from B3190)

Start: 9.00am Entries close 29th July  Devon & Exmoor Ordinary Members only

Classes:

   1 Novice M/X Championship -  Houlder Perpetual Challenge Cup

   2 Novice Driving Championship -   Parker Perpetual Challenge Cup

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

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

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

 

Secretary: Matt Evans ( details as before )

 

Followed by: Devon Maltese Cross Championship

 

Classes: Maltese Cross - Devon Ordinary Members only

 Devon County - Maltese Cross Shield

Entries close 29th July

 

Secretary: Matt Evans (details as before)

 

 

                              Saturday Aug 18th  Brentor Trial

 

 

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs J Medland

At Week Farm, Brentor, Nr. Tavistock

 

Classes:   1.  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

 

                  2. Brace - - Run during the lunch interval

-The Western Counties Perpetual Brace Cup

 

Start: 8.30am Entries close 4th August Refreshments Available

 

Secretary: Matt Evans (details as before)

 

 

                   

 

 

 

              Sunday Aug 19th 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 4th August Refreshments Available

 

Secretary: Matt Evans (details as before)

 

 

Saturday Sept 15th Devon v Cornwall Match

 

Venue: To be confirmed

Classes: Maltese Cross

               Driving

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

 

Secretary: Matt Evans (details as before)

 

 

 

Champion of Champions is in Cornwall this year and details are yet to be confirmed.