The first trial held by Floyd Farthing at Pontadawe was a great success.
In calm, fine weather which was relatively mild for the time of year and for the elevated location, Elaine Hill judged the entry of 54.
LAST Saturday (October 1) at the Rainow charity open trials, Michael Longton, despite having limited mobility after recently undergoing knee surgery, won both the morning and the afternoon sessions with Rainow Todd.
Ross Watson enjoyed considerable success last weekend when he took three open titles with Nidderdale Nidd and was runner-up twice with Ricky.
Firstly, he competed on Saturday (September 17) at the Hayfield sheepdog trials, Derbyshire. Here, the running was on manageable Mule ewes over a course which sloped downhill from left to right.
After gaining 93 points with Ricky, he earned a two-point advantage with Nidd (K. Gibson’s Poppy and Dan) to take the title with 95 ...
England: Elaine Hill
AUGUST has seen three successes for Sandy Beaton and Sam who, after winning at Thornton le Dale on the third, Ripley on the fourteenth, took the open title at Egton Show.
Viewing is good with the course gently sloping downhill to the lift. Running was on Texel cross ewes and shearlings which were manageable over the outfield, but were not easy to pen.
Ian Murdoch judged the entry of 28 open and 13 nursery dogs.
Second to the post, Dan Purtill and Sid, ...
Scotland: Sine Robertson
Neil Gillon and five-year-old Shweep of Barr, Ayrshire, won the 2016 Scottish National championship at Awhirk, Stranraer, on Saturday.
Shweep (registered Sweep) is a son of Neil’s Bhoy and Stuart McCrindle’s’s Peg.
After the prize giving ceremony, Neil said: “It is just sinking in that my name will be on the trophy, along with the greats from the past, and ...
Irish National champion, J. McLaughlin, Dan (Ben), 176, run-off (out of 200) 158; 2, J. McCloskey, Sweep, 178, run-off 146; 3, M. Feeney, Jack, 181, run-off 130; 4, J. Maginn, Mozz, 178; 5, C. McGarry, Cora, 175; 6, L. Amos, Corriedhu Kohl, 164; 7, J. Cremin, Sally, 178; 8, F. McCullough, Spot, 172; 9, D. McAuley, Jan, 156; 10, J. McLaughlin, Lyn, 167; 11, S. Corrigan, Tex, 163; 12, S. O’Connell, Snip, 156; 13, M. Hastings, Meg, 165; 14, E. McAuley, Roy, 162; 15, M...