Title: English National Sheep Dog Trial
oldshep - July 25, 2011 08:31 AM (GMT)
The English National is held between 11-13 August at Lower Boxhill Farm, Dorking Surrey. It is a great day (3 days!) out and there is always a lot to see and a lot going on. I can thoroughly recommend it!
website = englishnationalsheepdogtrials.org.uk
Carole - July 27, 2011 12:33 PM (GMT)
Looks like a fun day out, however, I'm on holiday then so won't be going!
sheepdogaddict - August 7, 2011 09:11 PM (GMT)
Would love to go but am off to Wales for 10 days at the end of the month for some serious sheepdog trialling/training! & so I dare not ask hubby to hold the fort yet again while I go down to Dorking. Maybe next year...
Do you know when the ISDS will announce the venue for 2012?
oldshep - August 8, 2011 08:18 AM (GMT)
Sorry no, don't know about next year but will ask when I am down there. Are you going to Pembroke by any chance?
redborder - August 8, 2011 11:42 AM (GMT)
sheepdogaddict - August 8, 2011 07:17 PM (GMT)
Will be staying just outside Llandrindod Wells. There are quite a few trials being held around there over the b/hol w/end. I'm going with a friend who goes every year. Think my boy Jack and I might be a little out of our depth to say the least as we are only just out of the nurseries (and a novice handler to boot), but it will be a great experience & i'm looking forward to it with a mixture of excitement and trepidation! I've heard those Welsh sheep are wild!!! yikes
oldshep - August 9, 2011 03:36 PM (GMT)
We use Black Welsh and Balwen for training and they are a tad flighty!
oldshep - August 23, 2011 09:05 AM (GMT)
Congrats to all those involved in organising the English Nationals. A very friendly environment and people that took time to explain what was going on to the non sheep dog people that were watching. Handlers and dogs were great ambassadors.