2016 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


Tal y Garth and Ty’n y Groes Fields


On B4500 from Chirk, LL20 7AB

On FRIDAY 26th AUGUST (Classes 2 & 3) and SATURDAY 27th AUGUST 2016

Llywydd / President: Mr Emyr Jones, Froncysyllte
Is-Lywydd / President-Elect:Mr. Tudor Griffiths, Oswestry


  • Class 1 – Trials Open: Arwyn Davies, Bryneglwys with Meg
  • Class 2 – Trials Novice: Allan Von Dinther, Whitchurch with Tom
  • Class 3 – Trials Local: Jo Lloyd, Pontfadog with Mac
  • Best Conditioned Working Sheepdog: John Lightfoot with Nan


 Welsh Mountain Hill Flock Section – Judge: Mr. Gwyndaf Evans, Pentrefoelas, Gwynedd
  • Ram, any age – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
  • Shearling Ram – Ty Coch Farm, Llanarmon D.C
  • Ram Lamb – Cwm Y Geifr, Llanarmon D.C
  • Two Ewes – Alwyn Morris, Llanarmon D.C
  • Two Shearling Ewes – Edwards Bros, Glashifryn, Llanrhaeadr Y.M
  • Two Ewe Lambs – Cwm Y Geifr, Llanarmon D.C
  • Group of One Ram Lamb and Two Ewe Lambs – Cwm Y Geifr, 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 – Ty Coch Farm, Llanarmon D.C
  • Champion – Alwyn Morris, Tregeiriog
 Rare and Minority Breeds – Judge: Mr. G. L. Ellis, Cerrigydrudion, Conwy
  • Ram aged 2 years or over – D. Griffiths, Rhiwlas
  • Ram Lamb – Owen and Ellis Martin-Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Aged Ewe – Jess Roberts, Minsterley
  • Shearling Ewe – Scott Hamer, Pontfadog
  • Ewe Lamb – D. Griffiths, Rhiwlas
  • Group of Three, one Male, two Female, any age – Owen and Ellis Martin-Jones, Tregeiriog
  • Champion – Cyril Roberts, Llanwddyn
Bluefaced Leicester – Judge: Mr. Henry Hughes, Llangadfan, Powys
  • Ram any age – David 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
Mule & Halfbred – Judge: Mr. Henry Hughes, Llangadfan, Powys
  • Two Ewes – Owen & Elis Martin-Jones, Tregeiriog
  •  Two Shearling Ewes – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Two Ewe Lambs – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Champion – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
Any Other Breed (Inc. Welsh Improved) – Judge: Mr. G .L. Ellis, Cerrigydrudion, Conwy
  • Ram any age – Bryn Coed Farm, Froncysyllte
  • Shearling Ram – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Ram Lamb – Ty Coch Farm, Llanarmon D.C
  • Ewe any age – Aled Jones, Llangollen
  • Shearling Ewe – Aled Jones, Llangollen
  • Ewe Lamb – Aled Jones, Llangollen
  • Champion – Aled Jones, Llangollen
 Cross Bred – Judge: Mr. G .L. Ellis, Cerrigydrudion, Conwy
  • Two Ewes – Bank Farm, Llangollen
  • Two Shearling Ewes – Bryn Coed Farm, Froncysyllte
  • Two Ewe Lambs – Bank Farm, Llangollen
  • Two Butchers Lambs – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Champion – Bryn Coed Farm, Froncysyllte
Interbreed Sheep Competition – Judge: Mr. Jack Jones, Llansilin, Powys
  • Interbreed Champion – David Edwards, Llanarmon D.C
  • Best Exhibit of Sex Opposite to that of Interbreed Champion – Bank Farm, Llangollen
  • Young Handler – Lily Edwards, Llangollen


 Any Variety
  • Any Variety Puppy – A Cesky, owner Wendy Tobianski from St. Martins.
  • Any Variety Junior – A Giant Schnauzer owned by Jen Tobianski from St. Martins.
  • Any Variety Toy – A Powdrepuff owned by Sandra Barker.
  • Any Variety Gundog – A Golden Retreiver owned by Jake
  • Any Variety Working – A Husky owned by Sam Grice from Bradley.
  • Any Variety Terrier – A Border owned by Jean Lazelle from Welshpool.
  • Any Variety Hound – A Beagle owned by Ashley Stanley from Wrexham.
  • Any Variety Pastoral – A Sheltie owned by Karen Boyce of Wrexham.
  • Any Variety Utility – A Tibetan Terrier
  • Any Variety Open – A Beagle owned by Lucy of Wrexham.
  • Best in Show – Jen Tobianski’s Giant Schnauzer from St. Martins Reserve
  • Best in Show – Karen Boyce’s Sheltie from Wrexham
  • Best Puppy – Wendy Tobianski’s Cesky from St. Martins


Ridden Classes
  • Tack & Turnout: Tomos Humphreys
  • Equitation Rider 13 & Over: Millie Patterson
  • Ridden Cob: Tia Burgess
  • Mountain & Moorland: Leon Jenkins
  • Best Pony Club Type Pony: Lowri Claybrook
  • Riding Club Type Horse: Morgan Nicholson
  • Novice Ridden: Olivia Hughes
  • Family Horse or Pony: Lowri Claybrook & Olivia Hughes
  • Equitation Lead Rein: Miss Y Jenkins
  • Equitation 12 & Under: Lowri Claybrook
  • Fancy Dress: Joint First, Roberts Family Llanarmon D.C. & Haslam Bates sisters, Chirk.
  • Winner of the Dave Evans Memorial Trophy awarded to the child that most encapsulates the spirit of the show : Olivia Hughes, Tregeiriog.
  • Novice Class: Emma Barnes
  • Horse & Hound: Lucy Hughes
  • Jumps to 60 cm: Lucy Hughes
  • Jumps to 70 cm: Lucy Hughes
  • Jumps to 80cm: Lucy Hughes
  • Jumps to 90 cm: Emily Gouldbourne
  • Chase me Charlie: Morgan Nicholson
In Hand
  • Welsh section A B C or D: Suzanne Jenkins
  • Sport Horse: Gina Williams
  • Coloured: Catherine Finn-Bellingham
  • Any Cob except Welsh: Meg Higginson
  • Any other breed: Emma Williams
  • Young Stock: Andrew Butler
  • Veteran 15 to 19 years: Jones & Starkey
  • Golden Oldie (20 & Over): Cerys Martin Jones
  • Veteran Champion and the Linda Matthews Cup: Cerys Martin Jones
  • Overall in hand show Champion: Andrew Butler, Hanmer
  • Reserve In Hand Champion: Suzanne Jenkins
  • Young Handler 12 & under: Olivia Hughes
  • Young Handler 13 to 15: Sian Williams.
Mounted Games
  • Lead Rein, Bending: Zaine Pughe
  • Flag: Zaine Pughe
  • Mug: Isobel Powell
  • Sword: Isobel Powell
  • 14 & Under, Bending: Eleri Morris
  • Flag: Eleri Morris
  • Mug: Tia Hulse
  • Sword: Emily Martin Jones
  • Open, Bending: Danielle Jones
  • Flag: Ceri Powell
  • Mug: Shannon Birchall
  • Sword: Shannon Birchall.

The sun shone down on Tal y Garth and Ty’n y Groes fields for the Ceiriog Valley Sheepdog Trials and Show on 26 and 27 August. The Local Class started off the Trials competition on Friday, won (to great applause) by Jo Lloyd of Pontfadog with his dog Mac. The Novice Class followed and was won by Allan Von Dinther of Whitchurch with Tom, despite some challenging behaviour from the sheep during the course of the day! The Open Trials took place on Saturday, welcoming competitors from near and far, including handlers from Belgium, Germany, Holland and Poland. After a fascinating day of watching the combined skills of collies and their handlers, first place was secured by Arwyn Davies of Bryneglwys with Meg. Despite being just the tender age of 22 Arwyn is an accomplished handler; both he and Meg displaying great focus, patience and teamwork to win the title.

The Sheep Competition was a great success with a record number of entries and some very fine exhibits. Congratulations to David Edwards, Pentre on winning the trophy for Overall Interbreed Champion.

Close by, competitors demonstrated their strength and speed in Machine Shearing and those who have mastered the old art of shearing by hand also gave a skilful display in the competition, drawing a large and vibrant crowd. The Young Farmers ran various fun competitions for visitors to take part in, pleasing the young and old alike.

The Companion Dog Show brought people and their pooches from far and wide, dogs putting on their best behaviour (most of the time!) amid a very happy crowd with a beautiful black Giant Schnauzer from St. Martins winning Best in Show with his owner Jen Tobianski.
The Horse Show brought in riders of various ages and abilities with a wide range of classes to suit all. The horses always bring an air of elegance and finesse to the field and their riders showed great skill and understanding of their steeds. Of course, we love it the most as spectators when they don’t do as they’re told! Congratulations to Andrew Butler, Hanmer on winning Overall In Hand Champion and also to Olivia Hughes, Tregeiriog who the judges chose as their star of the day as Child who Most Encapsulates the Spirit of the Show.

A display of fine vintage tractors were a hit with young and old and various stalls offered local produce and crafts along with NFU and Wales Air Ambulance.

It was a truly fantastic day and a warm, happy atmosphere 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.
We have some wonderful people volunteering in various capacities who show true community spirit and give very generously of their time. To all these people (unfortunately there are too many to name!) we are truly grateful and we undoubtedly could not put on the show without you, or without our incredibly kind sponsors whose financial support allows us to continue this historical event.

We are all blessed to live in such a great community. Thank you to everyone who came together at Tal y Garth for a day which beats in the heart of it.

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