Friday, July 6, 2018

EASS Winter Trial Dates


Saturday 3rd November 2018 - Worlington, IP28 8SG - Cradle
Sunday 4th November 2018 - Worlington, IP28 8SG - Open/Nursery/Novice
Sunday 18th November 2018 - Castle Rising, PE31 6AN - Open/Nursery/Novice


Sunday 2nd December 2018 - Venue TBC - Open/Nursery/Novice
Saturday 15th December 2018 - Worlington, IP28 8SG - Cradle
Sunday 16th December 2018 - Worlington, IP28 8SG - Open/Nursery/Novice


Sunday 6th January 2019 - Euston Park, IP24 2QH - Open/Nursery/Novice
Saturday 19th January 2019 - Worlington, IP28 8SG - Cradle
Sunday 20th January 2019 - Worlington, IP28 8SG - Open/Nursery/Novice


Saturday 9th February 2019 - Little Blakenham, IP8 4LX - Cradle
Sunday 10th February 2019 - Little Blakenham, IP8 4LX - Open/Nursery/Novice
Saturday 23rd February 2019 - Castle Rising, PE31 6AN - Open (pre-entry)


Entry on the field for Cradle & Open/Nursery/Novice trials - entrants must be a Member of the EASS

Membership forms will available at trial, but should you wish to become a member prior to event, please contact:

Kath Perry (07786 605419 / eassmembership@btinternet.com)


To enter any of our Open trials (only relevant for Open Trial at Castle Rising - Saturday 23rd February) simply send your entry fee along with your name, the trial you wish to enter and the number of dogs you wish to run to our Open Trial Secretary:

Kath Perry
14 Stone Road,
NR20 4LS

Alternatively should you wish to pay via BACS email your name, the trial you want to enter and the number of dogs you wish to run to easstrials@btinternet.com
BACS Payments to:
Account Number: 00240771
Sort Code 30-98-58

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Ickworth Country Estate Fayre - Sheepdog Demonstration - 30th June & 1st July 2018

Sheepdog demonstrations by Dee Chapman & Sid and Ruby Shrubsole & Fly this weekend at Ickworth Park as part of the Ickworth Country Estate Fayre 2018.

Ed Thornalley provides commentary

Sid brings the sheep

Demonstrating the shed

Sid holding a packet of sheep after demonstrating the shed

Dee & Sid ready for another day of demonstrations

Drawing a small crowd for the 12:30 demo

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Trial Report - Euston - 10th June 2018

Sunday at Euston was a brilliantly set out course by Denis Jenkins. A great field as we’ve found out so many times before.
Running on 4 Welsh mules..it was evident from the beginning that today was not going to be easy. Fantastic fit sheep but simply not used to being worked in small numbers. A huge test for a dog.
Too much pressure, they would run...not enough, they turned on dogs. It was clear this was going to be a low scoring trial. But credit to those who went out with a positive ‘won’t be beat’ attitude!
I was delighted when Bob Powell put up an 81point run because when judging days like this you  need someone to make an example..to show actually it is doable! He was the only person who got it right...there was no lucky packet! A clever handler with a dog that applied just the right amount of pressure.

Many thanks to Euston Estate. And to Chris Reeks for such fit testing shearlings (which are smart sheep for anyone looking to buy replacements).
I had a run at the end just to see if they were as tough as they looked - they were!!! And it made me realise why I had just aquired some very mad, wild training sheep for my dogs... it was for days like this...to condition your handling and dogs for the days when sheep have a mind of their own. That’s trialling!
Ed Hawkins

Competitors await their run

The trial field

Membership Sec., Kath Perry - 01362-860616


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