Independent Trials 2017

 

Held in the DESDS area or in Somerset , Dorset and Wiltshire.

 

The Cornwall Sheepdog Society publishes a brochure of trials held in their area. Contact Trevor Hopper

Tel: 01872 501886 for information. Included on this page are the dates for the Devon V Cornwall Match and the Champion of Champions Trials.

Where refreshments are available or there is other information particular to the trial this is printed in GREEN .

 

 

 

Sunday April 30th Somerset Sheepdog Trialling &
Training Club - Spring Trial ( Club Trial so no qualifying points )
By kind permission of John & Bill Small
At Warren Farm, Charterhouse, Mendip. BS40 7XR
Light Refreshments
Classes: Maltese Cross
Driving
Start: 9.30am Entries on the field, in person
please before 12 noon
Secretary: Tracey Stock Max 2 dogs per handler
Tel: 01934 853688 email: tracey@conscious.co.uk
www.somersetsheepdogs.co.uk

 

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Sunday May 7th Cheselbourne Sheepdog Trial
By kind permission of Mr T Besent
(In Aid of Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance)
At Manor Farm, Cheselbourne, Dorset DT2 7NR
Classes: Novice/Open Driving
Start: 9.00am Entries on field

Tea and cakes available

Secretary: Tom Besent 
Tel: 01258 837918 / 07766733515

 

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Saturday June 3rd Sanduck Cross Farm Trial
By kind permission of Mr Ian Mackay
At Sanduck Cross Farm, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9SF
Classes: Novice/Open Maltese Cross
Novice/Open Driving
Start: 8.30am Entries close 20th May

Refreshments Available

Secretary: Rabbit Slattery, Wootton Knowle Cottage, Tivington, Nr. Minehead, Somerset. TA24
8SX
email: slattery756@btinternet.com Tel: 07899 953935

 

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Sunday June 4th Sanduck Cross Farm Charity Trial
By kind permission of Mr Ian Mackay
At Sanduck Cross Farm, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9SF
Classes: Novice/Open Maltese Cross
Novice/Open Driving
Open Brace
Start: 8.30am Entries close 20th May

 Refreshments Available
Secretary: Ian Mackay, Sanduck Cross Farm, Lustleigh,
Newton Abbot, Devon. TQ13 9SF Tel: 01647 440287

 

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Sunday July 2nd Kentisbury Down Trial
By kind permission of Mr D Pile
At Kentisbury Down (signed from Blackmoor Gate)
Grid Ref.SS646432 & further signs on A399
Classes: Open Driving
Start: 9.00am Entries close 17th June
Secretary: David Kennard, Borough Farm, Mortehoe,
Woolacombe, Devon. EX34 7HE
Tel: 01271 870056 email: djkennards@aol.com

 

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Saturday July 22nd Ashwater Trial
By kind permission of Mr Ian Mackay
At Sanduck Cross Farm, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon. TQ13 9SF
Classes: Novice Maltese Cross
Novice/Open Driving
Start: 8.30am Entries close 8th July
Secretary: Shirley Greenaway, Vogwell Farm, Manaton,
Newton Abbot, Devon. TQ13 9XB Tel: 01647 221543

 

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Sunday July 23rd Brompton Regis 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 9th July

Refreshments Available

Please note . This is an independent charity trial but the DESDS have undertaken the running of the trial  with Jane Harper as trial secretary. Click on HERE for a downloadable entry form . 

 

Secretary: Jane Harper, Little Stockbeare, Jacobstowe,
Okehampton, Devon. EX20 3PZ Tel: 01837 810562
email: jane.hughesharper@btinternet.com

 

 

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Sunday Aug 13th Princetown Trial
By kind permission of Mr N Cole
At Long Plantation, Two Bridges, Nr. Princetown
(signed from B3357 between Princetown & Two Bridges)
Classes: Novice/Open Driving
Start: 9.00am Entries on field before 11.00am
Secretary: Lesley Lock, 263 Old Laira Road, Laira, Plymouth,
Devon. PL3 6DG Tel: 01752 269620 / 07799 491279

 

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Sunday Aug 13th Somerset Sheepdog Trialling &
Training Club - Autumn Trial ( Club Trial so no Qualifying points )
By kind permission of Rich Withers
At Howgrove Farm, Nempnett Thrubwell, Blagdon, Bristol BS40 7UY
Classes: Maltese Cross
Driving Entries on the field, in person
please before 12 noon
Start: 9.30am Max 2 dogs per handlers

Refreshments Available
There will be a raffle so donations of prizes would be much appreciated
Secretary: Tracey Stock Tel: 01934 853688
email: tracey@conscious.co.uk

 

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Saturday Aug 26th Whitchurch & Sampford Spiney Trial
At The Sports Field of Plasterdown, Tavistock, Devon
Classes: Novice/Open Maltese Cross
Open Driving
Start: 9.00am Entries close 12th August

Refreshments Available
Secretary: Wendy Watson, Middle Merripit Farm, Postbridge,
Devon. PL20 6SZ Tel: 01822 880215

 

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Saturday Sept 2nd Challacombe Trial
By kind permission of Mr B Duke
At White Field, Challacombe
Classes: Open Maltese Cross
Open Driving
Start: 10.00am Entries close 19th August

Refreshments Available
Secretary: Brian Duke, Little Crosscombe, Simonsbath
Tel: 01643 831375

 

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Sunday Sept 3rd Mendip Open Trial
By kind permission of John and Bill Small
At Warren Farm, Charterhouse, Mendip. BS40 7XR
Classes: Open Driving
Start: 9.00am
There will be a raffle so donations of prizes would be much appreciated
Entries on the field, in person before 12 noon

Refreshments Available
Max 3 dogs per handler
Secretary: Tracey Stock Tel: 01934 853688
email: tracey@conscious.co.uk www.somersetsheepdogs.co.uk

 

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Sunday Sept 17th Dorset County Show Sheepdog Trial
By kind permission of Mr T Besent
(In Aid of Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance)
At Manor Farm, Cheselbourne, Dorset DT2 7NR
Class: Open Driving
Start: 8.00am Entries close 2nd Sept

Refreshments Available
Secretary: Tom Besent Tel: 01258 837918 / 07766733515

 

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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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Saturday & Sunday Sept 30th & Oct 1st
Bishopstone Charity Sheepdog Trial
By kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Hawke
At Bishopstone, Salisbury
Classes: Sat 30th - Open Driving
Sun 1st - Double Fetch
Start: 8.00am Entries close 16th September

Refreshments Available
Secretary: Anna Hawke, 2 Throop Cottages, Bishopstone,
Salisbury, Wilts. SP5 4AY
Tel: 01722 718228 email: hawke@onetel.com

 

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Saturday & Sunday Oct 7th & 8th Woolhanger Hill Trial
By kind permission of Mr & Mrs G Melstrom
At Parracombe, N. Devon EX31 4RF
(signed from A39 - Blackmoor Gate & Lynton)
Challenging course more suited to experienced dogs.
Classes: Open Driving
Start: 9.00am Entries close 24th Sept
Secretary: David Kennard, Borough Farm, Mortehoe,
Woolacombe, Devon. EX34 7HE
Tel: 01271 870056 email: djkennards@aol.com

 

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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

 

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Sunday Dec 10th Somerset Sheepdog Trialling &
Training Club - Christmas Trial
By kind permission of Rich & Tracey Stock
At Bellvue Farm, Nempnett Thrubwell, North Somerset BS40 7XD
Classes: Maltese Cross
Driving
Start: 9.00am Entries on the field, in person
please before 12 noon

Refreshments Available
There will be a raffle so donations of prizes would be much appreciated
Max 2 dogs per handler
Secretary: Tracey Stock
Tel: 01934 853688 email: tracey@conscious.co.uk
www.somersetsheepdogs.co.uk