Category: Our Dogs at Sheepdog Trials

  • Limited success, but valuable lessons learned!

    Limited success, but valuable lessons learned!

    Kingsland Trial’s a reminder of an important point I’ve been looking forward to Kingsland Sheepdog Trial for some time. The trials field is less than an hour from home, and I remember really enjoying myself when I ran Glen, several years ago, on its unusually-shaped course. Sheepdog terminology – explanations of the terms and language […]

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  • Trials go South in Shropshire – and Carew’s wobbly at Obley

    Trials go South in Shropshire – and Carew’s wobbly at Obley

    Carew has mixed fortunes while Kay’s consistently impatient. I mentioned in my last blog that I was running in the South Shropshire Sheepdog Trial at Asterton on the 17th of May. I did indeed go to the trial, but only Carew came with me. Unfortunately, Kay’s hormones had got the better of her, and in […]

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  • More surprises at Felindre Sheepdog Trial

    More surprises at Felindre Sheepdog Trial

    Carew recovered from a very bad start – Kay was just Kay! I had intended to get up really early on Saturday morning and be at Felindre Sheepdog Trial ground before the first run, but somehow I couldn’t get myself organised and we didn’t arrive until nearly nine am – an hour and a half […]

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  • Carew’s full of surprises at Erwood Sheepdog Trials

    Carew’s full of surprises at Erwood Sheepdog Trials

    Carew was good, then bad, then wonderful at Erwood SDT! Since making the decision to run in more sheepdog trials this year, I have been looking forward to running in last Saturday’s Erwood trial (nr Builth Wells). I find the Welsh trials very pleasant because everyone seems so friendly, and the mid-Wales countryside is exceptionally […]

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  • Kay shows her true potential at Slindon Sheepdog Trial

    Kay shows her true potential at Slindon Sheepdog Trial

    Kay’s excellent performance at Slindon SDT is in stark contrast to that of her handler I cannot recall when I last competed in an Open sheepdog trial. It must be at least five or six years, but I can’t even remember which trial it was. Last year I competed in the Local Novice class at […]

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  • Mixed fortune at Evesham Sheepdog Trial 2013

    Kay and Carew’s exploits at Evesham Sheepdog Trials Saturday 10th August was the date of the Local Novice section of the Vale of Evesham’s annual sheepdog trial at Pebworth in Worcestershire. I had already sent in an entry for Carew and Kay for this friendly trial which is held on the afternoon and evening before […]

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  • Carew & Kay compete at Mathon, Carew’s first sheepdog trial

    Carew’s first sheepdog trial went much better than expected In Worcestershire there are very few sheepdog trials venues, so we normally have to travel a significant distance to parts of Wales, the north, or south west of England to get a run for our dogs. With all my website, video and sheepdog training commitments, the […]

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  • Kay helps Carew with her sheepdog trials training

    Carew’s in training for a sheepdog trial this weekend We have another local sheepdog trial this weekend (Mathon, near Malvern) and I’m hoping to run both Kay and Carew. Having done well at Powick last weekend I’m happy with Kay’s performance, but Carew is a different matter. Carew’s not as experienced as Kay and can […]

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