2013 Results & Reports

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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


Tal y Garth and Ty’n y Groes Fields


On B4500 from Chirk, LL20 7AB

On FRIDAY 30th AUGUST (Classes 2 & 3) and SATURDAY 31st AUGUST 2013

Llywydd / President: Mr. Iorweth Jones, Glyn Ceiriog
Is-Lywydd / President-Elect: Mr. George Jones, Chirk



  •  Class 1 – Trials Open: Kevin Dodd, Malpas
  • Class 2 – Trials Novice: Ellis. W. Edwards, Ruthin
  • Class 3 – Trials Local: Glyn Jones, Llanarmon D.C
  • Best Conditioned Working Sheepdog: Claire Burson, America


 Welsh Mountain Hill Flock Section – Judge: Goronwy Edwrads, Cwm Cilan, Cymdu
  •  Ram, any age – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
  • Shearling Ram – Gwyn Jones, Llanarmon D.C.
  • Ram Lamb – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
  • Two Ewes – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
  • Two Shearling Ewes – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
  • Two Ewe Lambs – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
  • Group of One Ram Lamb and Two Ewe Lambs – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
  • 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 – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
  • Champion – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
Rare and Minority Breeds- Judge: Roy Hughes, Ty Canol, Trefonen
  • Ram Lambs – Aled Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Aged Ewe – Steven Butler, Weston Rhyn
  • Shearling Ewe – Aled Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Ewe Lamb – Aled Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Group of Three, one Male, two Female, any age – Aled Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Champion – Steven Butler
Bluefaced Leicester – Judge: Roy Hughes, Ty Canol, Trefonen
  • Ram any age – Eifion Jones, Pontfadog
  • Shearling Ram – Aled Jones, 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
Mule & Halfbred – Judge: Roy Hughes, Ty Canol, Trefonen
  •  Two Shearling Ewes – Hughes Bros, Chirk
  • Two Ewe Lambs – Aled Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Champion – Aled Jones, Tregeiriog
Any Other Breed (Inc. Welsh Improved) – Judge: Roy Hughes, Ty Canol, Trefonen
  • Ram any age – Robert Hughes, Halton
  • Shearling Ram – Aled Jones, Llanarmon D.C
  • Ram Lamb – Tecwyn Thomas, Morda
  • Ewe any age – Aled Jones, Llanarmon D.C
  • Ewe Lamb – Aled Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Champion – Aled Jones, Llanarmon D.C
 Cross Bred – Judge: Roy Hughes, Ty Canol, Trefonen
  •  Two Ewes – Robert Hughes, Halton
  • Two Shearling Ewes – Eifion Jones, Pontfadog
  • Two Ewe Lambs – Eifion Jones, Pontfadog
  • Two Butchers Lambs – Aled Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Champion – Eifion Jones, Pontfadog
Interbreed Sheep Competition – Judge: Richard Evans, Halton
  • Interbreed Champion Male – Aled Jones, Llanarmon D.C
  • Interbreed Champion Female – Eifion Jones, Pontfadog
  • Young Handlers Competition Winner Elis Martin-Jones, Tregeiriog – Judge: George Jones, Chirk



The Dog Show had an excellent day with a record number of over 200 entries, judged by Mr David Whitlock, Guilsfield.


 Ridden Classes – Tack & Turnout
  • Leading Rein 8 & under: Lowri Richards
  • Rider 12 & under: Hanna Owen
  • Rider 13 & over: Bronwen Edwards
  • Leading Rein: Annabelle  Ashton
  • Rider 10 & under: Sian Evans
  • Rider 11,12 or 13: Hanna Owen
  • Rider ,14, 15 or 16: Helen Newbrook
  • Rider 17 & over: Leanne Thomas
 Mountain & Moorland
  • over 13.2hh: Jane Beaman & Leanne Rogers
  • 13.2hh & under Emily Martin Jones & Megan Greenwell

Family Horse: Georgie Thomas Family Pony: Cerys Martin-Jones Fancy Dress: Joint 1st Lacie Williams & Kerrie Daniels Showjumping

  • Class 1: Hannah Owen
  • Class 2: Kirstie Prescott
  • Class 3: Catrin Crawshaw
  • Class 4: Ellie Clark
  • Horse & Hound: Morgan Nicholson
  • Chase-me-Charlie: Tia Hulse
  • Novice jumping : 12 & under Katie Hughes
In Hand Classes
  • Veteran: Bronwen Edwards
  • Mountain & Moorland animal age 3 & under: Natasha Davies
  • Mountain & Moorland animal 4 & over: Lisa Lake
  • Mountain & Moorland Champion: Lisa Lake
Welsh Cobs section C&D
  • Horse 3 & under: Simon Mason
  • Horse 4 & over: Simon Mason
  • Welsh Cob Champion: Simon Mason
Coloured section
  • 3 & under: Ashley Pughe
  • 4 & over: Sam Atkin
  • Coloured Champion: Sam Atkin
Other Breeds
  • 3 & under: Sam Atkin
  • 4 & over: Bronwen Edwards
  • Other Breeds Champion: Bronwen Edwards
Overall Show Champion
  • Simon Mason with his Stallion Stepol Welsh Hero
  •  Reserve Champion: Lisa Lake.

Mounted Games / Gymkhana.

  • Leading Rein: Emily Martin-Jones won all  four races
  • Rider 14 & under: Hannah Owen won all 4 races
  • Open – rider any age:  Rebecca Butler won all four races
  • Invitation Race: Jane Martin-Jones.

A BIG thank you to Geoff Eamons & Tim for the excellent condition of the show field. Another big thank you our horse judges Nicky Shipp, Nia Roberts & Rhiannon Breese, Kirsten Tigg & Sian Bates and our wonderful stewards who helped create a lovely atmosphere again this year. It was wonderful to see Stepol Welsh Hero on his lap of honour, and also young “Scooby” Hughes dressed as a dog and running around as the hound in the horse and hound class. Local girl Hannah Owen was on top form winning in the Tack & turnout, Equitation, Showjumping & Gymkhana classes. The sun shone , the show ran smoothly with entries up on last year. There were smiles on so many little riders faces and numerous competitors who came to thank the organisers at the end. Well done, see you all again next year.

The 2013 Ceiriog Valley Sheepdog Trials and Show will be one to remember. Trials on the Friday started the weekend off with a good competition with plenty of entries and some impressive runs in both classes. From 7.30am on the Saturday the show field was a bustle of committee members finishing preparations, competitors and spectators arriving early for a good parking spot to watch the trials, and a few local jockeys and their ponies having a practice on the show jumps. The competitions started at 8.30am on the dot, and the showground seemed heaving with people enjoying themselves in no time! From the variety of dogs in the Companion Dog Show, to the fantastic efforts in the Fancy Dress Competition in the Horse Section, over 90 entries in the Sheep Classes and over 75 dogs running in the Open Trials there was plenty to see. A highlight in any show is the Sheep Shearing Competition and the show was delighted to welcome two “celebrities” in the shearing and wool handling realms. Local boy, Richard Jones Champion Shearer of Wales 2013 gave show goers a shearing demonstration with commentary from Mr Norman Green, followed by an attempt to shear a lamb as quickly as he could which he did in 23.9 seconds!!! The Society was also delighted to welcome Bronwen Tango as our Sheep Shearing Judge, who has represented our country on the international stage in Wool Handling Competition coming to the fore on a regular basis. With local trade stands exhibiting local crafts and produce and the raffle ladies selling tickets like hot cakes, and plenty of sunshine the atmosphere on the day was great. An excellent show was had by all and the committee would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work, not only on show day, but all year round, upon which we rely to run the show. This year we have once again received some tremendous financial support, without the generosity of those who donate to the Society, and those that sponsor the day, putting on a great show would not be possible. Thank you all and we hope to have the same success next year!  
This report was written by Miss Bethan Roberts, Secretary to the Ceiriog Valley Sheepdog Society.