2017 Results & Report


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Including Horse Jumping, Gymkhana, Sheep and Dog Competitions

Members of the International Sheep Dog Society and North Wales Sheep Dog Society

HELD AT

Tal y Garth and Ty’n y Groes Fields

GLYN CEIRIOG

On B4500 from Chirk, LL20 7AB

On FRIDAY 25th AUGUST (Classes 2 & 3) and SATURDAY 26th AUGUST 2017

Lywydd / President: Mr. Tudor Griffiths, Oswestry

The weather was uncharacteristically kind to us for the Ceiriog Valley Sheepdog Trials and Show on 26 and 27 August. The Local Class started off the Trials competition on Friday, won by Alun Jones of Selattyn. The Novice Class followed and was won by Arwyn Davies of Bryneglwys. The Open Trials took place on Saturday, welcoming competitors from near and far, including handlers from as far as Germany and Poland. The fascinating spectacle of watching the determination and mutual understanding displayed in the teamwork between dog and handler resulted with Aled Owen of Ty Nant, Corwen winning the title with Glesni.

The Sheep Competition was a great success with a large number of entries and some very fine exhibits. It’s so encouraging to see the young handlers competing with their stock. Congratulations to Edwards Bros of Glashirfryn, Llanrhaeadr Y.M on winning the trophy for Overall Interbreed Champion.

The Hand and Machine Shearing competitions always draw a vibrant crowd and the first fleece was spun deftly on an old spinning wheel at the Garth Organic Garden stall. It’s a great thing to see a local selected for the Welsh Hand Shearing team.

Smiles were abound at the Companion Dog Show with a Russian Black Terrier winning Best in Show with its owner Shirley Hockenhull.

The Horse Show field was bouncing with life as always. Congratulations to the following: Overall Show In Hand Champion and the Selattyn Cup winner Evie Lake; Young Handler overall winner and the Malcolm McGowan Trophy recipient Phoebe Cook; Age 14 & Under Gymkhana Champion, Emily Martin-Jones; Open Gymkhana Champion, Hannah Owen and the Dave Evans Trophy winner Ffion Roberts who the judges chose as the Child who Most Encapsulates the Spirit of the Show.

A display of fine vintage tractors, Alastair Gilchrist’s Farriery display, wool spinning, apple pressing demonstrations and the Young Farmers’ lively stand with various competitions to take part in were all enjoyed by young and old alike along with all the lovely crafts and produce for sale on the stalls.

It was a fantastic day with a record footfall on the gate, and heart-warming to see the community come together and welcome so many from further afield so we would like to say a big thank you to all the visitors who came along to help create that and for joining in the fun with such enthusiasm.

So many people work incredibly hard to make this a great day for everyone. We would be lost without all our wonderful volunteers who give so generously of their time so, on behalf of the Society; an enormous heartfelt thank you to all those good people. We can only put on the show year after year as a team.

This report was written by Ms Katie Harold, Secretary to the Ceiriog Valley Sheepdog Society.

Find all photos from this year’s show in our new Gallery. Please contribute to this site by submitting a photo (or several)


TRIALS

Beirniaid / Judges:
Friday: Mr. Gareth Ruggeri, Newtown, Powys
Saturday: Mr Dylan Davies, Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd, & Mr. Hefin Evans, Bermo, Gwynedd

Class 3 Local:

  • 2nd         Rheinallt Hughes, Llanarmon (Points-13)
  • 1st           Alun Jones, Selattyn (Points 11)
  • Best Outrun and Best Command: Alun Jones, Selattyn

Class 2 Novice:

  • 6th        Elgan Jones, Llanarmon (Points-15)
  • 5th         Gethin Jones, Llanarmon (Points-14)
  • 4th         Allan Von Dinther, Whitchurch (Points-13)
  • 3rd         Barry Hopwood, Mold (Points-13)
  • 2nd        Jack Roberts, Bala (Points-12
  • 1st         Arwyn Davies, Bryneglwys (Points-10)

Class 1 Open:

  • 5th         Glyn Jones, Llanarmon (Points-14 OLF) with Roy
  • 4th         Simone Ruchstul, Germany (Points-13) with Jane
  • 3rd         E. Wyn Edwards, Ruthin (Points-13 OLF) with Flei
  • 2nd         Glyn Jones, Llanarmon (Points-13 OLF) with Cap
  • 1st         Aled Owen, Corwen (Points-9) with Glesni

Best Conditioned Working Sheepdog: John Lightfoot


SHEEP

 Welsh Mountain Hill Flock Section – Judge: Mr. Wyn Williams, Gwytherin, Conwy
  • Ram, any age – Aled Jones, Llanarmon D.C
  • Shearling Ram – Edwards Bros, Gashirfryn, Llanrhaeadr Y. M
  • Ram Lamb – Ioan Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Two Ewes – Alwyn Morris, Llanarmon D.C
  • Two Shearling Ewes – Aled Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Two Ewe Lambs – Alwyn Morris, Llanarmon D.C
  • Group of One Ram Lamb and Two Ewe Lambs – Alwyn Morris, Llanarmon D.C
  • Group of One Ram, Two Ewes, Two Shearling Ewes, Two Ewe Lambs and One Ram Lamb – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
  • Group of Two Ewes, Two Shearling Ewes and Two Ewe Lambs – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
  • Two Butchers Lambs – Ioan & Ioan, Tregeiriog
  • Champion – Edwards Bros, Gashirfryn, Llanrhaeadr Y. M
 Rare and Minority Breeds – Judge: Mr. Peter Lewis, Cerrigydrudion, Conwy
  • Ram aged 2 years or over – Owen Martin-Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Shearling Ram – Owen Martin-Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Ram Lamb – Owen Martin-Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Aged Ewe – Owen Martin-Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Shearling Ewe – Jess Roberts, Dolywern
  • Ewe Lamb – Jane Mitchell, Glyn-Ceiriog
  • Group of Three, one Male, two Female, any age – Owen Martin-Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Champion – Jane Mitchell, Glyn-Ceiriog
Bluefaced Leicester – Judge: Miss Einir Williams, Gwytherin, Conwy
  • Ram any age – Dafydd Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Shearling Ram – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Ram Lamb – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Aged Ewe – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Shearling Ewe – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Ewe Lamb – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Champion – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
Welsh Mule & Halfbred – Judge: Miss Einir Williams, Gwytherin, Conwy
  • Two Shearling Ewes – Aled Jones, Bank Farm, Llangollen
  • Two Ewe Lambs – Dafydd Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Champion – Dafydd Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
Any Other Breed (Inc. Welsh Improved) – Judge: Mr. Peter Lewis, Cerrigydrudion, Conwy
  • Ram any age – Aled Jones, Bank Farm, Llangollen
  • Shearling Ram – Aled Jones, Bank Farm, Llangollen
  • Ram Lamb – Aled Jones, Ty Coch,Llanarmon D.C
  • Ewe any age – Aled Jones, Ty Coch Llanarmon D.C
  • Shearling Ewe – Aled Jones, Ty Coch Llanarmon D.C
  • Ewe Lamb – Aled Jones, Ty Coch Llanarmon D.C
  • Champion – Aled Jones, Ty Coch, Llanarmon D.C
 Cross Bred – Judge: Mr. Peter Lewis, Cerrigydrudion, Denbighshire
  • Two Ewes – Aled Jones, Bank Farm, Llangollen
  • Two Ewe Lambs – Aled Jones, Bank Farm, Llangollen
  • Two Butchers Lambs – Aled Jones, Bank Farm, Llangollen
  • Champion – Aled Jones, Bank Farm, Llangollen
Interbreed Sheep Competition – Judge: Mr. Roland Davies, Llanfyllin, Powys
  • Interbreed Champion – Edwards Bros, Gashirfryn, Llanrhaeadr Y. M
  • Best Exhibit of Sex Opposite to that of Interbreed Champion – Aled Jones, Bank Farm, Llangollen
Young Handlers Competition – Judge: Mr. Eifion Davies, Pontfadog, Llangollen
  • Young Handler 7-11 – Richard Hughes
  • Young Handler 12-16 – Natasha Roberts

COMPANION DOG SHOW

Beirniaid / Judge: Mr Chris Gosling, Welshampton, Shropshire

Pedigree classes
  • Any Variety Puppy (6-12 months) – A Whippet owned by Jade Storey
  • Any Variety Junior (12-18 months) – An Australian Shepherd owned by Eleri Bluck, Holywell
  • Any Variety Toy – A Cavalier
  • Any Variety Terrier – A Staffordshire Bull Terrier owned by Jade Storey
  • Any Variety Hound – A Whippet owned by Jade Storey
  • Any Variety Working – A Russian Black Terrier owned by Shirley Hockenhull
  • Any Variety Pastoral – An Australian Shepherd owned by Julie Edwards
  • Any Variety Utility – A Bulldog owned by Dawn from Gobowen
  • Any Variety Gun Dog – A Labrador owned by Ian Jones, Connah’s Quay
  • Any Variety Open – An Australian Shepherd owned by Julie Edwards
  • Best Cross-Breed – A Rottweiller Dogue De Bordeaux
  • Best Veteran – 7 Years and Over – A Springer Spaniel from Chester
  • Best Junior Handler – up to 10 years     – Megan Griffiths with Archie
  • Best Rescue or Rehomed – A French Bulldog from Glyn-Ceiriog
  • Best Trick or Obedience – Denise Anderson from Rhosymedre
  • Best Conditioned – confined to Ceiriog Valley – A French Bulldog from Glyn-Ceiriog
  • Best in Show – Shirley Hockenhull’s Russian Black Terrier
  • Reserve Best in Show – Jade Storey’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Best Puppy – Jade Storey’s Whippet
  • Best Novelty – A Rottweiller Dogue De Bordeaux
  • Best Local Dog or Bitch – The French Bulldog from Glyn-Ceiriog

EQUINE SECTION

There were record entries this year with more local children than ever entering.
The Mounted games trophies were both won by local Berwyn & Dee Pony Club members, Emily Martin-Jones the 14 & Under Trophy, and Hannah Owen took the Open trophy, in leading rein Kaan Pugh won all four red rosettes. The overall Young Handler in hand class was won by Phoebe Cook and the in hand champion this year went to Lisa Lake with “Barracks Cracker”. Reserve Champion was “Morwyn Bronze Harmony” also owned by Lisa Lake. The fancy dress winner was Mollie Adams and the “Spirit of the Show” shield was awarded to Ffion Roberts who had a smile on her face all day long.
In show jumping winners were Kim Thurlow, Emma Barnes, Tomos Humphreys, Amanda Hopwood, Tia Burgess and Angharad Williams.
See all pictures in this year’s Gallery.

Ridden Classes  
  • Tack & Turnout, Rider any age: Nicola Burrows
  • Equitation Rider aged 15 & over: Morgan Nicholson
  • Equitation Rider 12 to 14: Joint First, Kim Thurlow & Caitlin Holman
  • Ridden Cob Type: Emily Martin Jones
  • Ridden Mountain & Moorland: Evie Lake
  • Best Pony Club type Pony: Evie Lake
  • Ridden showing class in walk & trot only
    • Horse Winner Becky Wishart
    • Pony winner Evie Lake
    • Family horse or pony: Evie Lake
  • Equitation leading rein: Tomos Humphreys
  • Equitation (Rider 11 and under): Joint Emma Barner & Evie Lake
  • Best Mane & Tail: Zain Pughe
  • Fancy Dress: Mollie Adams
  • Horse & Hound: Tomos Humphreys
Showjumping
  • Jumps to 50 cm: Kim Thurlow
  • Jumps to 60 cm: Emma Barnes
  • Jumps to 70 cm: Emma Barnes
  • Jumps to 80cm: Amanda Hopwood
  • Jumps to 90 cm: Tia Burgess
  • Jumps to 1 metre: Tia Burgess
  • Chase me Charlie: Angharad Williams
In Hand
  • Veteran Horse or Pony age 15-19: Marli Hutchinson
  • Veteran over 20: Bronwen Edwards
  • Veteran Champion and the Linda Matthews Cup: Bronwen Edwards
  • Welsh Section A, B, C or D: Evie Lake
  • Coloured horse or pony: Jill Thorburn
  • Cob Type (Excluding Welsh): Marli Hutchinson
  • Shetlands & Minis: Zain Pughe
  • Any Breed or crossbreed not previously listed: Evie Lake
  • Overall Show In Hand Champion and the Selattyn Cup, Evie Lake
  • Young Handler 12 & under: Isla Tigg-Perry
  • Young Handler 15 & under: Marli Hutchinson
  • Young Handler overall winner and the Malcolm McGowan Trophy : Phoebe Cook
Gymkhana
  • Bending, Rider aged 14 & under: Emily Martin-Jones – Leading rein: Kaan Pughe – Open: Hannah Owen
  • Flag Race – Leading rein: Kaan Pughe – 14 & Under: Emily Martin-Jones  –  Open: Hannah Owen
  • Mug race – Leading Rein: Kaan Pughe – 14 & Under: Caitlin Holman – Open: Gina Williams
  • Sword race – Leading rein: Kaan Pughe – 14 & Under: Emily Martin-Jones – Open: Ceri Powell  
  • Invitation Race: Eden Daniel
  • Gymkhana Champion, 14 & Under: Emily Martin-Jones – Open: Hannah Owen.

Dave Evans Trophy presented to the young person who most encapsulates the Spirit of the Show: Ffion Roberts.