Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials

August 30, 2018 – September 1, 2018 all-day

The 120th year of Longshaw Sheep Dog Trial will be held on Longshaw pastures in front of Longshaw Lodge, more details below:

We are please to announce that Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials will take place this year on 30th, 31stAugust & 1st September on Longshaw Pastures in front of Longshaw Lodge, near Grindleford, starting at approximately 7.30am each morning. We are very honoured this year to have Mr. Christopher Jewitt as our President.

On 30thand 31stthere will be open class sheep dog trials when many of the “ One Man and His Dog” competitors will be taking part. We are very pleased to have Mr. John Elliott from Sheffield to judge the open classes and championship, and to judge the local class Mr. Frank Satterthwaite, from Brough.

At approximately 3.30pm on 30th, subject to any unforeseen circumstances, there will be a parade of local hounds courtesy of the Barlow Hounds, Pennine Foxhounds, High Peak Harriers and the Ecclesfield Beagles.

Following the local class sheep dog trial on Saturday 1stthe Longshaw Fell Race is to be run. Starting at approx. 10.30am, this is open to all adults and is enter on the field. Following the start of the fell race there will be a demonstration of dog obedience and agility.

Starting at approximately 12.30 on Saturday 1stthe trials culminate in a double gather championship, which consists of the 8 highest pointed runs from both Thursday and Friday, when the winner will take home the prestigious Longshaw Championship silver tea pot sponsored by Taylor & Emmet LLP.

Entrance charges are just £5.00 per adult each day, no charge for children and free parking. We start at approximately 7.30am, weather permitting, finishing at approximately 5.30pm. For further information please contact the Secretary, Mrs. Sheila Humphreys, MBE on 01433 651852, or e-mail lsdta@talktalk.net

This will be the 120thyear of the Association, thought to be the oldest continuous sheep dog trials in England with the two world wars and 2001 because of foot and mouth being the only years when no trials were held.

There will be a licensed bar, hot and cold food and drinks, and ice cream available. The magnificent array of trophies will be on display, so please come and join us for a day on the moors to see some of the wisest dogs in the world. We look forward to meeting you.



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