Trials & Shearing


Gwener 25 Awst 10.00 yb / Friday 25th August at 10.00 am
Sadwrn 26 Awst 8.30 yb / Saturday 26th August at 7.30 am

Entry forms are available as PDF or Excel files.

Sheepdog Trials

Beirniaid / Judges:

Friday:    Mr. John Dyke, Corwen              
Saturday: Mr.  Colin Pickford, Macclesfield
Mr. James Dumbleton, Bollington



  1. All entries must be in the hands of the Secretary, with fees in full, by TUESDAY 15th AUGUST.
  2. Please use the proper Entry Form. No dog will be allowed to run twice in the same competition.
  3. Handlers will be notified of their Running Order. Any Handler who fails to report to the Starter on the field in due order will be disqualified and the entry fee forfeited.
  4. General rules

    Please note: The Society reserves the right to adjust the prize money or alter the trials depending on the situation on the day.  The protocol and criteria regarding the challenge cups leaves these subjects to the decision of the committee.

Class 1 – Open to the world

  • 1st £150 and the Frank Richardson Memorial Cup
  • 2nd £100, 3rd £60, 4th £30, 5th £20, seven consolation prizes of £10 each.
  • Entry Fee £8

The competitor from the Ceiriog Valley who loses the least points will receive the Bronze Trophy, and the competitor from the Ceiriog Valley who loses the least points in the qualifying round will receive the H. Edwards Memorial Cup.

Class 2 – Novices – Friday

for dogs not having before the closing of entries won a First Prize in an Open Class.

  • 1st £25 and the Margaret Lewis Memorial Cup
  • 2nd £15, 3rd £10, 4th £5, 5th £3, 6th £2
  • Entry Fee £3

The competitor residing within a radius of 15 miles of the Field who loses the least number of points will receive the Charles Storey Cup.

Class 3 – Local – Friday

Confined to the Ceiriog Valley (see Rule 20), for dogs not having before the closing of entries won a prize of £10 or more.

  • 1st £8 and the Andrew Sopwith Memorial Cup
  • 2nd £6, 3rd £4, 4th £2
  • Entry Fee £2

A Collar and Chain will be given by T. Jones & Son, Saddlers, Oswestry, for the Best Command in Class 3, and the S. Claybrook Cup to the competitor with the best Outrun.

The competitor residing within the Ceiriog Valley who loses the least number of points in either of Classes 2 and 3 will receive the Brynkinallt Perpetual Trophy.

In Classes 2 and 3 combined, a prize of £5 will be given to the Best Handler under 25.

Class 4 – Friday evening

Best Conditioned Working Sheepdog (male or female).

  • 1st £5 and Nantyr Cup
  • 2nd £3, 3rd £2
  • Best Veteran wins the John Lightfoot Tankard
  • Entry on Field, Entry Fee £1

Sheep Shearing

Local Shearing Classes – Saturday

Entry on Field, Entry Fee £1


  • (1) Local Hand Shearing Competition, 1.00 pm. Judge: TBC
    1st £8 and the Midland Bank Bronze Trophy, 2nd £5, 3rd £3
  • (2) Veterans Machine Shearing Competition
    1st £8, 2nd £5, 3rd £3

4(c) Local Shearing Competition, 2.00 pm. Judge: TBC

  • (1) Contractors
    1st £8 and the Gareth Morris Trophy, 2nd £5, 3rd £3.
  • (2) Farmers
    1st £8 and the C.D.Davies & Son Trophy, 2nd £5, 3rd £3.
    Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked competitors in Farmers Class aged 21 years and under.