ISDS meeting
Posted on 1st February 2015

A great meeting with lots of things discussed.

National entry fees are going up to £50. This money will go into a National trials Bank account.This will go towards funding the following years National trials. It is a smart idea, thus taking the pressure off the next local committee looking for outside funding.

The theory being that the national first and foremost will be a sheepdog trial, and secondly a money making event.

Saturday 3rd January 2015
Posted on 4th January 2015

A good trial was held near Chathill on behalf of Scott Smith. Mainly run on Cheviot Mules with the odd shapely Texel hogg thrown in. The outrun was 250 yards long with a drive element that would disgrace many an open trial, made this a tough test for all the young dogs.

Run slightly down hill on on an expansive wide field, nearly alll the dogs reached their sheep without commands. The sheep behaved impeccably throughout the day apart from two lots which ran off on their own accord.

David Henderson running his easily handled Gwen was a joy to watch. Out David's own bitch and sired by Alec Watson's consistent Jake, Gwen mastered the sheep finishining with a tidy pen and clean shed. David did well to keep his cool as as he went on, he had a piping hot chip butty delivered from neighbouring Seahouses, which he had to leave on his car seat whilst putting up the winning run.

Northumberland News
Posted on 10th December 2014

There are some nice dogs in the Northumberland League this winter.

Saturday's winner was Bevis Jordan and his classy black and tan bitch called Dallas. She was bred by his daughter Caroline, by a son of David Harrisons cool and classy Ben. Dallas's litter brother Trooper, is also having success on the nursery tracks in the Ryedale society trials.

Bevis was third with Bear, a son of Mike Northwood's Queen and Emma Gray's Roy. Bear's litter sister is Mike Northwood's Cilla who was placed 5th. David Henderson is a threat every week with his quick thinking and tenacious Burndale Gwen.

She is a son of Alec Watson's Jake and David's bitch May. Who herself is a daughter of Aled Owen's Roy.

A great start to the Nursery Season in Northumberland
Posted on 18th October 2014

The season kicked off at Shirlaw Hope, the home of Tony and Maralyn Iley.

The sheep used were tremendous Blackface ewes run in packets of four.

Tony and Bevis let out for the day and made a tremendous job for the new handlers, and the Nursery competitors.

The trial was won by the Lilburn head shepherd, Michael (the stud) Davidson, with his dog, Linburn Phil. He is a son of Murray Macteir's Bob out of a daughter of Aled Owen's International and World Champion Roy.

Second was Tony Iley with Boo. Third was Bevis Jordan with his bitch Dallas. 4th and 5th David Henderson with Dan and Gwen respectively. Sixth was Mike Northwood and Cilla.

The Novice was won by Michelle Anderson and Red.

The New Handler was won by Michael Stephenson with Roy from Kirkley Hall.

Eric Baxter Eric Baxter was buried on Friday the 26th September at Shepherd’s Church, Over Wyresdale, Lancashire, having died the previous week aged 88. He was a well known dairy and sheep farmer at Over Wyresdale breeding quality Friesians and Swaledal
Posted on 30th September 2014

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