Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Trials Update - 25/11/2020

 ðŸ’¥ Trials Update 💥

- Trials to take place at Worlington on Sat 5th & Sun 6th December have been cancelled

- Trials organised to take place towards the end of December at Worlington will go ahead with the following additions/alterations: Open Qualifier will be run on Friday 18th with a Cradle/Novice Handler trial added on Saturday 19th 

* all events have been updated so see these for details *

- You must be a member to run in any of our Winter trials and Membership subscriptions are now due (from November 1st) - please contact Kath Perry for more information 

- Entries for the Open trials will be limited and will close when sufficient numbers have been received 

- We expect all competitors to adhere to current government guidelines at the time of competing specific to the area in which they reside

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Update from Chairman - 14/11/2020

 ðŸ’¥ 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐮𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 💥

Dear All,

Just an update to let you know that despite government restrictions, your Committee remains in close contact through phone calls and emails, and we are intending to restart our Winter series as soon as government restrictions allow. Hopefully this will be some time in December, but obviously for now we just have to wait and see.

Without it being possible to hold an AGM at the moment, the Committee remains the same and all Society officers will remain the same until such a time that we can meet either in person or possibly electronically.......so unfortunately folks you’re stuck with us for a little while longer!

All the best, 

Ed Thornalley 


Sunday, November 1, 2020

Trial Cancellation - November 2020 - Response to Government Lockdown


Following the Government’s recent announcement, we have unfortunately had to cancel our up and coming trials.

We will monitor developments closely and will resume trials as soon as we are able so please keep a check on our facebook page and website.

Any entry money already paid will be held on account, however if you would like the money refunded please contact Kath Perry our treasurer.

Ed Thornalley 


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Trial Update - Castle Rising


With entries now open for the Castle Rising trials, can all competitors please be aware that we are having to tighten up our restrictions to limit the amount of people on the field at any one time.

As normal we will be posting a running order, and we will be having time slots for runs. We ask that all competitors are on the trial field for their allotted run and that after their run/runs they leave the field as quickly as possible.

Could any competitors unable to make it to the trial please inform the trial organiser as soon as possible. 

There will be no presentation after the trial and results will be posted on Facebook and our website as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times. 

Ed Thornalley 


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Entries are now 💥OPEN💥 for our November and December 2020 trials.

Entries are now 💥OPEN💥 for our November and December 2020 trials

All trials are pre-entry 

Closing dates: 

❗️Saturday 31st October for the trials held on the weekend of 7th & 8th November at Castle Rising 

❗️Saturday 14th November for the trials held on the weekend of 21st & 22nd November at Castle Rising 

❗️Saturday 28th November for the trials held on the weekend of 5th & 6th December at Worlington 

❗️Saturday 12th December for the trials held on the weekend of 19th & 20th December at Worlington

Current government guidelines towards COVID-19 at the time of the trial must be adhered to 

Any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Running Order for EASS Novice/Nursery Club Trial on Sunday 25th October 2020 at The Beeches, Little Blakenham, IP8 4LX, starting at 8.30am

Running Order for EASS Open Qualifier Trial on Saturday 24th October 2020 at The Beeches, Little Blakenham, IP8 4LX, starting at 8.30am

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

New Trial - Open : Heveningham Hall - Sunday 18th October

💥💥 New trial added to Winter Series 💥💥

Open Qualifier trial
Heveningham Hall
Sunday 18th October 2020

See Trial Calendar for more details

Running Order for EASS Novice/Nursery Club Trial on Sunday 11th October 2020

Running order for EASS Cradle and Novice Handler Club Trial on Saturday 10th October 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Trial Update - 28/09/2020

Entries are now 💥OPEN💥 for our October trials.

Due to the recent update from the ISDS, the Open trial on Saturday 24th October and all Opens within the Winter series will be a National Qualifiers.

All trials are pre-entry.

Closing dates:
❗️Saturday 3rd October for the trials held on the weekend of 10th & 11th October
❗️Saturday 17th October for the trials held on the weekend of 24th & 25th October

Current government guidelines towards COVID-19 at the time of the trial must be adhered to.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Update - Winter Series 2020/2021

Dear All,

As I’m sure you’re aware, we have a very full Autumn/Winter trial series for you all to enjoy.
Below is an explanation of the aggregates and how they will work:

1/ The Winter Aggregate

This year we have 11 Nursery/Novices planned. The aggregate will be worked out using any handlers top six scores, these scores go towards the aggregate, using the top four places from each trial with a points system of four points for a win, down to one point for fourth place, giving a maximum aggregate score of twenty four points. This applies to any member either associate or geographical. Should points be tied it will go to the next highest placing and so on until a winner is found.

2/ English Nursery Final Team Selection

EASS team selection for the English Nursery Final will use the same system as the Nursery aggregate, eligibility for the team however is restricted to geographical EASS members so the four points for each trial will be awarded to the highest placed geographical member, similarly three points for the second highest and so on.

3/ The Novice Aggregate

The Novice aggregate will use the same system as the Nursery aggregate.

4/ The Cradle Aggregate

There are six Cradle/Novice Handler trials and the same system will be used as above but over four trials giving a maximum possible aggregate points of sixteen.

5/ The Novice Handler Aggregate

This will use the same system as the Cradle aggregate

* Reminder of Novice Handler status - the Novice Handler trials will be run on the same day and course as the Cradle. This class is for the handler not the dog. A Novice Handler is a handler that has not been placed in an Open trial. Novice Handler may run any class of dog in this trial .

Once again I would like to remind you that all of these trials are pre-entry (details on how to enter are on the trial event posts) and will have a running order that will be published on Facebook and our website at least a week before the trial. This running order will be strictly adhered too, and it is the competitors responsibility to find out when there run is.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

All the best,
Ed Thornalley

Friday, August 7, 2020

Proposed 2020-2021 Winter Series Dates

Dear Members,
Below is a list of proposed trial dates and venues for this year’s Winter Series.
As I am sure you are all aware, these are particularly challenging times therefore our Winter trials will take on a slightly different format this year. They will all be pre-entry and have a running order – the running order will be posted on our Facebook page and our website a week before the trial. To aid us in the organisation of these trials, the running order will be strictly adhered to and it will be the competitor’s responsibility to find out when their run is.
All current government guidelines will be followed at the time of the trial. Please be aware that we may have to change the rules as the season progresses. The main aim of this series is to allow you, our Members, the long-awaited opportunity to run your dogs.
The aim is to give everyone the chance to run over the weekends that we have trials organised. We have, therefore, decided that on the ‘Open’ days, only Open dogs will be able to run, with Nursery/Novice dogs running the following day. However, if the ISDS rules regarding Open Qualifiers change we will obviously revisit this.
Entries will be sent to:
Kath Perry, 14, Stone Road, Beetley, Norfolk, NR20 4LS
BACS Payments to:
Account Number: 00240771
Sort Code: 30-98-58

Payment will be by BACS or Cheque only.
Entries are now open for the first two weekends.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Trials Update - As shown on the ISDS Website

Covid-19 and the current status regarding Sheepdog Trials
22 May 2020

Although some of us have recently seen some ease in the lockdown restrictions relating to Covid-19, there are still strict guidelines in place regarding social gatherings, and with further advice provided by our insurance company we can not change our stance on the running of sheepdog trials.

We will assess this situation on a month by month basis and will act in accordance of the advice stated by Government and our insurers, and therefore until further notice we do not condone the holding of any sheepdog trials.

We fully appreciate our members desire to return to trialing, however the safety of everybody is our top priority and we must respond and act accordingly. We thank you all for your ongoing support and patience.

Stay safe and best wishes to you all.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Trial Cancellations - Covid-19

In line with advice from the ISDS and the Government, all EASS trials are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Your Committee will keep this under review.

Anyone who has already paid entry fees will be fully refunded. Please contact our Treasurer Kath Perry either via text, messenger or email.

Thank you and stay safe.

Ed Thornalley

Thursday, February 27, 2020

EASS Cradle and Novice Handler training clinic with Ben Smith

SATURDAY 7th March and SUNDAY 8th March

Saturday - Cradle dogs
Sunday - Novice Handler dogs

Price per handler - £40.00
Venue - Roudham heath. Thetford.

Places limited to 8 per day, on a first come first serve basis.

Please text Kath Perry on 07786-605419 with your details and preferred class

Any queries contact Ed Hawkins on 07591-342412

Thank you

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