Sheep Dog Trials
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What is more breath-taking and captivating than the working bond between the shepherd and his dog ? The sheepdog trials at the Hodder Valley Show provides our visitors with a memorable show of intelligence and athleticism in over 30 competing dogs.
Commencing at 10am, these open trials usually run into mid to late afternoon with a short lunch break at around 12.30pm, and attract dogs and their owners from far and wide.
Spectators are very welcome and are respectfully asked to keep their own dogs on a lead and under control.
A cup is awarded to the winner, plus cash prizes and rosettes to the top 6 competitors.
Entries are taken on the field, and the entry fee per dog is £5.
Our steward, Mr David Carlton, has an excellent pedigree – in 1978 he was selected for the England Team in BBC’s One Man and his Dog.
If you require any further information, please contact Mr Carlton tel 01200 446660.
Mr & Mrs Carlton also very kindly host
THE LOCAL SHEEP DOG TRIALS
which take place the Sunday before Show Day (this year it will be Sunday 3rd September 2017 ) at
commencing at 2pm.
This is a fun event open only to people who haven’t competed in Open or Nursery Trials and live within a 12 mile radius of Newton. It is a smaller course and usually attracts 10-12 dogs. There is no entry fee, and a cup is presented to the winner, and rosettes to those in 2nd to 6th place.
Please come along to support this event – guaranteed entertainment !