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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Surrey SDS Nursery and Novice Trial 20/12/15

Thank you to everyone for the great trial today. Thanks to everyone who helped to let out, Muriel for the tasty soup and Kirstie for the warming mulled cider and our refreshment elves Elaine Anstey and Jill Hardy for the tasty mince pies, sausage rolls, spiced drink and shortbread biscuits. Thanks also to Wendy Cole and Gill Bharakhda for the tubs of chocolates, we had a veritable feast.

Thank you to Rob Moore for judging and Andy for being his writer.

Thanks also to Mark and Kirstie for the venue and sheep. It was  great to see so many of you in festive hats and even Christmas sweaters­čśâ

Here are the results

20th December 2015
Shabden Park Farm, Chipstead, Surrey
Judge Rob Moore, Ditchling, Sussex

23  ran

Novice
1 Alison Johnson, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Cass 84
2 Wendy Cole, Tillingham, Essex, Malton Mist 61
3 Paul Griffiths, Plumpton Green, East Sussex, Gwen 60
4 Steve Barton, Joe 57
5 Mark Banham, Chipstead, Surrey, Jimmy 51

Nursery
1 Louise Amos,Cheltenham, Gloucester, Fleet 73 (OLF)
2 Paul Griffiths, Plumpton Green, East Sussex, Micky 73 (OLF)
3 Rob Hawke, Bishopstone, Salisbury, Wilts, Mo 73
4 Mark Banham, Chipstead, Surrey, Molly 72
5 Mark Banham, Chipstead, Surrey, Jock 68
6 Louise Amos,Cheltenham, Gloucester, Quories Moxy 64

Best Novice handler Gill Bharakhda

Monday, 14 December 2015

Romney Marsh & District Cradle, Nursery & Novice Trial 13/12/15

Held at Whitehall, Lynsted for which thanks to Dave and Lynda.
Judge: Sarah Walker

Cradle Class - marked out of 75
   1  David Thompson with Guss 54
   2  Hilary Dennington-Holdrick with Belle 39

Nursery Class - marked out of 100
   1   Paul Griffiths with Micky 82
   2   Dave Thompson with Brig 67
   3   Betty Temple with Matt 51

Novice Class - marked out of 100
   1   Paul Griffiths with Gwen 78
   2   Betty Temple with Troy 63
   3   Dudley Edmonds with Beth 32

Friday, 11 December 2015

CORRECTION Wessex SDS Nursery and Novice Trial 29/11/15 - Feltons Farm, Brockham

Many thanks to those who braved the wind to put on this trial. Special thanks to Andy for judging, the venue and the sheep.

Nursery

   1st Louise Amos – Moxy
   2nd Paul Griffiths – Micky
   3rd Jackie Marsh – Angie
   4th Ray Edwards – Omega Tek
   5th Betty Temple - Matt  77 OLF
   6th Wendy Cole - Abby 77

Novice

   1    P Griffiths   Gwen  82
   2    R Edwards Jet. 78
   3    A Johnson Cass. 75
   4    M Banham Jimmy 72t
   5    B Temple Troy 56
   6    J Robertson. Reef. 50

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Sussex SDS Nursery and Novice Trial 6/12/15 - Feltons, Bockham

Novice
   1    Ray Edwards with Jet 80   
   2    Derek Scrimgeour with Fin 74   
   3    Ed Thornally with Troy 65   
   4    Katie Evans with Min 56 time   
   5    Paul Griffiths with Gwen 45 OLF   
   6    Wendy Cole with Malta Mist 45

Nursery   
   1    Ray Edwards with Kate 83   
   2    Paul Griffiths with Mickey 82   
   3    Mark Banham with Molly 76   
   4    Sarah Walker with Karven Griffin 75 OLF   
   5    Ed Thornally with Hutch 75   
   6    Ray Edwards with Omega Tech 72




  


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Surrey SDS Nursery and Novice Trial 15/11/15 - Feltons Farm, Brockham

Thank you to everyone for the great trial today. Thanks to everyone who helped to let out, take off, to Muriel for the tasty soup and Kirstie for the warming tea and coffee. Thanks also to Andy for the venue and sheep.

Judge Andy Jackman, Brockham, Betworth, Surrey

37 ran

Novice

   1 Angie Blackmore , Bromsberrow Heath, Ledbury, Mirk 93
   2 Angie Blackmore , Bromsberrow Heath, Ledbury, Lad 79
   3 Jamie Robertson, Henfield, West Sussex, Reef 74
   4 Alison Johnson, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Cass 72
   5 Jamie Robertson, Henfield, West Sussex, Crisp 70
   6 Mark Banham, Chipstead, Surrey, Twsig Tom 63

Nursery
   1 Louise Amos,Cheltenham, Gloucester, Quories Moxy 90
   2 Angie Blackmore , Bromsberrow Heath, Ledbury, Nip 86
   3 Sarah Walker, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury, Griffin 79 (OLF)
   4 Louise Amos,Cheltenham, Gloucester, Fleet 79
   5 Wendy Cole, Tillingham, Essex, Abby 78
   6 Mark Banham, Chipstead, Surrey, Molly 77

Best Novice Handler

   Millie Lear

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Romney Marsh & District Cradle, Nursery and Novice Trial 8/11/15 - Lynsted

A big thank you to Dave and Lynda for hosting this, the second of the South East Winter Series - especial thanks for the delicious and very welcome soup.
Thanks also to Ray Wickens for judging.

Cradle
   1   Mark Banham with Meg 53
   2   David Thompson with Gus 52
   3   Chris Debois with Percy 48

Nursery
   1   Paul Griffiths with Micky 83
   2   Dave Thompson with Brigg 74
   3   Mark Banham with Molly 72

Novice
   1   Mark Banham with Tom 82
   2   Mark Banham with Jimmy 79
   3   Paul Griffiths with Gwen 73
   4   Betty Temple with Troy 72

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Sussex SDS Nursery & Novice Trial at West End Farm

A big thank you to John and Jackie for hosting this, the first of our Winter Series - especial thanks for the delicious and very welcome soup.
Thanks also to Jill Hardy for judging.

Nursery
   1   Paul Griffiths with Micky 79
   2   Jackie Marsh with Angie 76
   3   Ian Wheeler with Bob 67 (OLF)
   4   Mark Banham with Molly 67
   5   Millie Lear with Ale 62
   6   Rob Hawke with Mo 60 (OLF)

Novice
   1   Mark Banham with Tom 75
   2   Mark Banham with Jimmy 67 (t)
   3   Jackie Marsh with Joy 65
   4   Paul Griffiths with Gwen 60
   5   Jamie Robertson with Reef 58

Saturday, 31 October 2015

The Team Trial Results 24/10/15

Hosted by the Romney Marsh & District SDS the team trial was held at Snargate.
Thank you to Rae Lutman for judging, Martin, Les and Ed for the land and the sheep, the letters-out, Lynda (with Morgan) course director(s) and Luke the caterer. The latter arrived with a huge lorry and trailer and without stress negotiated the narrow entrance and the provided excellent food and drink throughout the day - brilliant.

Results

   1st   Mid Shires with Richard Smith, Val Powell, Ben Smith and Adrian Hall.
   2nd  East Anglia with Ed Hawkins, Meg Jenkins, Wendy Cole, Ed Thornalley
   3rd   Sussex with John & Jackie Marsh, Emily Brown, Rob Moore and Pat Paice
   4th   Surrey with Andy Jackman, Mark Banham and Jill Woolston
   5th   Romney Marsh and District with Dave Thompson, Jill Bastable and Sarah Walker
   6th   Wessex with Elaine Anstey and Jill Hardy

Best run of the day

   Megs Jenkins with Ember 84 points

Monday, 26 October 2015

Romney Marsh and District Scotney Trial - 18/10/15

Judge: Wendy Cole

Novice
1 Jill Hardy with Shep 46
Open
1 Jackie Marsh with Gyp 78

2 Rob Moore with Ink 75
3 Louise Amos with Kohl 73
4 Andy Jackman with Trefynor Joe 68
5 Rob Moore with Glen 68
6 John Marsh with Craig 67

SE England Championship Trial - Hosted by the Sussex SDS at Glynde 17/10/15

Saturday 17th October

Judge: Wendy Cole

Novice
1 Andy Jackmen with Jaff
2 Mark Banham with Don

3 Emily Brown with Kim
4 Jill Bastable with Roy
Open
1 Andy Jackman with Trefynor Joe

2 Mark Banham with Belle
3 John Marsh with Jill
4 Jackie Marsh with Gyp
5 John Marsh with Craig
6 Rob Moore with Hoy

Monday, 12 October 2015

Thanet SDS Olantigh Trial run by The Gather 10 and 11/10/15

Saturday 10th October

Judge: Mark Paice (Battle)
 - 26 ran


Open
1 Val Powell (Cold Ashby) with Cully 71

2 Sue Little with Bryn 68

3 Mark Banham (Chipstead) with Don 66

4 Sarah Walker (Stelling Minnis) with Quill 65

5 Jackie Marsh (Goddards Green) with Red 64
6 Sarah Walker (Stelling Minnis) with Pearl 61
Highest Scoring Novice: Emily Brown with Kim 58


Sunday 11th October

Judge: Claire Neal (Wormegay)
 - 26 ran


Open
1 John Marsh (Goddards Green) with Craig 83

2 Andy Jackman (Dorking) with Cap
 81
3 Jackie Marsh (Goddards Green) with Gyp 79

4 Val Powell (Cold Ashby) with Mint
 78
5 Tim Foster with Mist 74
6 Pat Paice (Hankham) with Lex 72 (OLF)

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Surrey SDS Novice/Open Trials - Shabden Park Farm 27/9/15

Judge: Richard Briggs, Lancashire
 - 46 ran


Open

  1. Ray Edwards, Chumleigh, Devon. Dewi Fan 86

  2. Merrill Fox, Dorchester, Dorset. Bob 85

  3. Louise Amos, Cheltenham, Gloucester. Kohl 84

  4. Jane Drinkwater, Lampeter, Ceredigion. Nap 82 (OLF)

  5. Wendy Cole, Tillingham, Essex. Kath 82
  6. Andy Jackman, Brockham, Surrey. Cap 82


Best OLF: Jill Bastable, Tonbridge, Kent. Cass
Best Drive: Ray Edwards, Chumleigh, Devon. Dewi Fan
Double Gather: Merrill Fox, Dorchester, Dorset with Bob

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Surrey SDS Novice/Open Trials - Shabden Park Farm 26/9/15

Judge: Phil Rigby, Cumbria
 - 58 ran

Open

  1. Mark Banham, Chipstead, Surrey. Belle 85

  2. John Marsh, Goddards Green West Sussex. Craig 83

  3. Louise Amos, Cheltenham, Gloucester. Merlot 82
  4. Merrill Fox, Dorchester, Devon. Bob 80
  5. Ray Edwards, Chumleigh, Devon. Brad 79 (OLF)

  6. Richard Briggs, Lancashire, Fly 79

Monday, 31 August 2015

Sussex SDS Novice/Open Trial - Glynde 31/8/15

Judge: Ros Edwards

Open

  1. Jackie Marsh with Gyp 91
  2. Jill Bastable with Cass 87
  3. Jane Drinkwater with Nap 83
  4. Mark Banham with Don 82
  5. John Marsh with Craig 80
  6. Merrill Fox with Bob 76

Novice

  1. Jill Bastable with Roy 65

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Wessex SDS Novice/Open Trials - Didling 30/8/15

Double Gather

Judge: Jackie Marsh

Open

  1. Angie Blackmore with Meg 121
  2. Jane Drinkwater with Moss 117
  3. Rob Moore with Jo 111
  4. Andy Jackman with Trefynor Joe 102
  5. Merrill Fox with Bob 97
  6. Merrill Fox with Alf 95 (OLF)

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Wessex SDS Novice/Open Trials - Didling 29/8/15

Judge: John Marsh

Open

  1. Merrill Fox with Bob 89
  2. Alison Johnson with Drift 78
  3. Jane Drinkwater with Moss 77
  4. Jane Drinkwater with Sweep 70
  5. Elaine Anstey with Tweed 69
  6. Matt Vickery with Moss 67

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Wessex SDS Novice/Open Trials - South Downs Show 16/8/15

Judge: Rob Moore (Ditchling) 27 ran

Open

  1. Jane Drinkwater Trefynor Sky 80
  2. Merrill Fox (Sydling St Nicholas) Bob 79 OLF
  3. Jane Drinkwater Sweep 79
  4. Mark Banham (Chipstead) Belle 77
  5. Andy Jackman (Brockham) Trefynor Joe 76
  6. John Marsh (Goddards Green) Jill 74

Best novice: Chris Roe (Tiverton) Dave 56 Time

Aggregate prize awarded to dog with most points over the two days: Jane Drinkwater and Nap 139

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Wessex SDS Novice/Open Trials - South Downs Show 15/8/15

Judge: Merrill Fox (Sydling St Nicholas) 28 ran

Open

  1. Elaine Anstey (Gospel Green) Tweed 79
  2. Jane Harper (Okehampton) Scruff 77 OLF
  3. Jed Watson (Postbridge) Taff 77 OLF
  4. Jane Drinkwater (Lampeter) Nap 77
  5. Jane Drinkwater, Pip 73
  6. Jed Watson, Meg 72


Sunday, 2 August 2015

Romney Marsh & District SDS Novice/Open Trial - Snargate 2/8/15

Judge: Ray Wickens (Otford) - 34 ran

  1. Val Powell (Cold Ashby) with Cully 80
  2. Bob Powell (Cols Ashby) with Drift 79
  3. Ron Mcrae (Netherwitten) Blue 76 (OLF)
  4. Andy Jackman (Brockham) with Trefynor Joe 76
  5. Louise Amos (Cheltenham) with Kohl 74
  6. Wendy Cole (Tillingham) with Cath 72

Novice

Judge: Ron Beecham (Waldershare) - 5 ran

  1. Jill Bastable (Leigh) with Roy 46
  2. Paul Mayhew (Cross-in-Hand) with Duke 41
  3. Dudley Edmonds (Croxley Green) with Beth 39
  4. Ray Wickens (Otford) with Zac 32

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Sussex SDS Novice/Open Trial - Sheffield Park 22/7/15

Judge: Anthony Warmington

Open

  1. Louise Amos with Kohl 89 (OLF).
  2. Val Powell with Tully 89
  3. Bob Powell with Todd 86
  4. Rob Moore with Hoy 84
  5. Bob Powell with Drift 83 (OLF)
  6. Johann Beeli with Cap 83

Novice

  1. Jill Hardy with Shep 56

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Wessex SDS Manor Farm, Didling 12/7/15


Simon Sainsbury's Charity Trial

Judge: Ray Edwards (South Molton) 47 ran

Open

  1. Jed Watson (Postbridge) Taff 84/100
  2. Jed Watson Cap 77
  3. Merrill Fox (Sydling St Nicholas) Bob 75
  4. Jenny Atwell (Evesham) Spice 73 OLF
  5. Jane Drinkwater (Lampeter) Nap 73
  6. Jed Watson Shep 72

Ladies prize: Merrill Fox and Bob

Best outrun lift and fetch of the weekend: Bob Powell and Drift

Best shed and pen of the weekend: Jackie Marsh and Gyp

Farmer's Cup: Jackie Marsh and Gyp

Shepherd's cup: Jed Watson and Shep

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Wessex SDS Manor Farm, Didling 11/7/15


Simon Sainsbury's Charity Trial

Judge: Jane Drinkwater (Lampeter) 59 ran

Open

  1. Dick Roper (Northleach) Spot 87/100
  2. Jackie Marsh (Goddards Green) Gyp 84
  3. Val Powell (Cold Ashby) Cully 81
  4. Bob Powell (Cold Ashby)Todd 79
  5. Mark Banham (Chipstead) Belle 78
  6. Ray Edwards (South Molton) Brad 77

Novice

  1. John Carter (Delabole) Jess 65/100
  2. Jill Hardy (Alresford) Shep 39 time

Ladies prize: Jackie Marsh and Gyp

Young Handler: Elin Hope (Lampeter) Mist

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Romney Marsh & District SDS Novice/Open Trial - Chilham 5/7/15

The Kent Championship

Judge: Eamonn Lawless

Open

  1. Rob Moore (Ditchling) Jill 87 winning The Farmer's Trophy.
  2. John Marsh (Goddards Green) Craig 77
  3. Bob Powell (Cold Ashby) Drift 73 winning the Shepherd's Trophy
  4. Elaine Anstey (Haslemere) Tweed 72 winning Best Lady Handler
  5. Pat Paice (Hankham) Sanduck Lex 71 OLF
  6. Rob Moore (Ditchling) Glen winning Best Pen

Novice

  1. Alison Johnson (Ashey) Cass 41 - winning the Novice Cup

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Sussex SDS Novice/Open Trial - Firle 28/6/15

Judge: Rob Hawke

Open

  1. Jed Watson with Taff 72
  2. Rob Moore with Glen 68
  3. Jed Watson with Mirk 63
  4. Mark Banham with Belle 60
  5. Andy Jackman with Trefynor Joe 59
  6. Angie Blackmore with Roy 57

Novice

  1. Ian Wheeler with Vic 42

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Surrey SDS Novice/Open Trial Chadhurst 21/6/15

Judge: Ed Hawkins

Open

  1. Ray Edwards with Brad 86
  2. Andy Jackman with Trefynor Joe 81 (OLF)
  3. Dick Roper with Spot 81
  4. Mark Banham with Belle 75
  5. Ray Edwards with Bill 72 (OLF)
  6. Jane Drinkwater with Moss 72

Novice

  1. Matt Vickery with Cap 59

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Surrey SDS Novice/Open Trial Chadhurst 20/6/15

Judge: Ed Thornalley

Open

  1. Ray Edwards with Brad 90
  2. Dick Roper with Spot 88
  3. Jane Drinkwater with Moss 84
  4. Angie Blackmore with Meg 81 (OLF)
  5. Ray Edwards with Bill 81
  6. Jane Drinkwater with Trefynor Sky 80 (OLF)

Novice

  1. Jane Drinkwater with Sweep 75


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Romney Marsh & District SDS Novice/Open Trial Stalisfield Green 14/6/15

The John and Molly Vant Memorial Trial

Judge: Tim Foster

Open

  1. Rob Moore (Ditchling) Glen 90
  2. Mark Banham (Chipstead) Belle 77
  3. Eamon Lawless (Wooton) Chalkie 76
  4. Andy Jackman (Betchworth) Trefynor Joe 71 OLF
  5. Elaine Anstey (Haslemere) Tweed 71
  6. Elaine Anstey (Haslemere) Craig 69

Novice (Non-driving)

  1. Jill Bastable (Tonbridge Wells) Roy
  2. Dudley Edmonds (Croxley Green) Beth
  3. Jill Woolston (Horley) Del


Monday, 25 May 2015

Surrey SDS Novice/Open Trial Sandhills 25/5/15

Judge: Dick Roper

Open

  1. Ray Edwards with Brad 87
  2. Louise Amos with Corriedhu Kohl 85
  3. Pat Paice with Lex 81
  4. Ray Edwards with Bob 73
  5. Angie Blackmore with Moss 68
  6. Sarah Walker with Quill 66

Novice

  1. Jane Drinkwater with Sweep 64

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Wessex SDS Novice/Open Trial Pond Field Farm 24/5/15

Judge: Penny Roe

Open

  1. Ray Edwards with Bob 93
  2. Ray Edwards with Brad 88 (OLF)
  3. Jed Watson with Taff 88
  4. Ray Edwards with Bill 84
  5. Louise Amos with Kohl 82
  6. Jed Watson with Shep 80 (OLF)

Novice

  1. Louise Amos with Merlo 71

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Wessex SDS Novice/Open Trial Pond Field Farm 23/5/15

Judge: Chris RoeWessex1

Open

  1. Ray Edwards with Brad 95
  2. Angie Blackmore with Moss 92
  3. Jane Drinkwater with Sky 91 (OLF)
  4. Jed Watson with Shep 91
  5. Jed Watson with Jake 89 (OLF)
  6. Jed Watson with Jaff 89

Novice


  1. Elin Hope with Mist 87

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Wendy Cole's Charity Open/Novice Trial 17/5/15

With many thanks to Wendy and all who made it another wonderful day for a very, very good cause.

Judge: Sandra Glocking

Open

  1. Ed Thornalley with Juke 91 (OLF)
  2. Ricky Hutchinson with Jock 91 (OLF)
  3. Andy Jackman with Aeron Jaff 91
  4. Ricky Hutchinson with Sweep 90 (OLF)
  5. Jill Hardy with Joe 90
  6. Andy Jackman with Rob 88 (OLF)

Novice

  1. Andy Jackman with Jaff 91
  2. Jill Hardy with Joe 90
  3. Jill Bastable with Roy

Monday, 4 May 2015

Sussex SDS Novice/Open Trial 4/5/15

With many thanks to John and Jackie for hosting the event at West End Farm

Judge: John Marsh

Open

  1. Ray Edwards with Brad 93
  2. Merrill Fox with Alf 90
  3. Jane Harper with Meg 87
  4. Jed Watson with Jay 86
  5. Merrill Fox with Nob 82 (OLF)
  6. Ray Edwards with Bill 82

Novice

  1. Jane Harper with Meg 87
  2. Andy Jackman with Jaff 81
  3. Jamie Robertson with Reef 60

The John Russel Open Cup to Ray Edwards
The Bundy Cup to Jane Harper with Meg
The Vick Marsh Memorial Trophy to Merrill Fox - best aggregate score over the two days of Sussex trialling.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Surrey SDS Open/Novice Trial 3/5/15

With many thanks to Mark & Kirstie Banham for hosting the event at Shabden

Judge: John Stammers

Open

  1. Jed Watson with Taff 93 (OLF)
  2. Ray Edwards with Brad 93
  3. Jed Watson with Shep 88 (OLF)
  4. Angie Blackmore with Meg 88
  5. Ray Edwards with Dewi Fan 86 (OLF)
  6. Jed Watson with Jay 86

Novice

  1. Jill Hardy with Joe 70

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Sussex SDS Open/Novice Trial 2/5/15


With many thanks to John & Jackie Marsh for hosting the event at West End Farm

Judge: Jackie Marsh

Open

  1. Ray Edwards with Bob 90
  2. Jed Watson with Taff 89
  3. John Marsh with Jill 87
  4. Merrill Fox with Reg 84
  5. Mark Banham with Don (N) 82
  6. Ray Edwards with Sango Jock (N) 78

Novice

  1. Mark Banham with Don (N) 82
  2. Ray Edwards with Sango Jock (N) 78
  3. Andy Jackman with Jaff 75

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