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Monday, 27 August 2018

Sussex Sheepdog Society Open trials at Sheffield Park - 27th and 28th August 2018

Thank you to Sheffield Park for the great venue and to Paul Griffiths for organising the sheep and  trial field, everyone who let out sheep on both days and everyone who supported the trials.
We had the trials in the morning and a sweepstake in the afternoon

27th August 2018
Judge: John Marsh ( Golden Cross, East Sussex)
17 Dogs ran

1st Jed Watson  (Yelverton, Devon )  Zac 90
2nd Jed Watson   (Yelverton, Devon )  Roy 87
3rd  Jed Watson  (Yelverton, Devon )  Kelly 86
4th  Sarah Walker (Stelling Minnis, Canterbury) Quill 85
5th  Paul Griffiths (Glynde, Sussex) Standen Roy 81
6th Wendy Cole (Tillingham, Essex) Mheg 77

Sweepstake winner out of 12 runners Rob Moore with Jill

28th August 2018
Judge: Jed Watson (Yelverton, Devon )
25 dogs ran

1st Eamonn Lawless (Isle of Wight) Don 71
2nd Ian Wheeler (Isle of Wight) Bob 70
3rd Richard Smith (Kingham, Gloucestershire) Bob 66
4th Cathy Cassie (Lutterworth, Leicestershire ) Sean 63 OLF
5th Sarah Walker (Stelling Minnis, Canterbury) Quill 63
6th Paul Griffiths (Glynde, Sussex) Standen Roy 56t OLF

1st Eamonn Lawless (Isle of Wight) Spot 49

Sweepstake winner out of 13 runners Paul Griffiths with Standen Roy

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Romney Marsh & District SDS Starter and Open Trial held at Snargate 12/8/18

With many thanks to Ed Lovejoy for the field and sheep, Dave Thompson for judging the Starter Class and Jill Bastable for judging the Open. Thanks also to all who helped let-out with a special mention for Martin Morris who spent much of his day at the top of the field.

Starter Class
1   Margaret Flitton (Swaffham, Norfolk) with May - 40


1   Guillaume Josien (Senlis, France) with Nell - 78 (T)
2   Mark Banham (Chipstead, Surrey) with Rob - 71 (T)
3   Sarah Walker (Stelling Minnis, Kent) with Quill - 67 (T)
4   John Marsh (Golden Cross, Sussex) with Hutch - 66
5   Guillaume Josien (Senlis, France)) with Queen - 66 (T)
6   Wendy Cole (Tillingham, Essex) with Abby - 63 (T)


The Hocky Hoare Memorial Cup  for the winner of the Open - Guillaume Josien with Nell
Kathmick Shepherd's Cup for the highest placed shepherd - Sarah Walker with Quill
The KMG Trophy for the highest placed lady - Sarah Walker with Quill
The Maurice Upton Cup for the best drive - Guillaume Josien
Hocky Hoare Shield for the winner of the Novice/Starter Class - Margaret Flitton

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Sussex SDS Open Trial, Glynde Estate 18/7/18

Thank you to Glynde Estates for the fabulous venue, John and Jackie Marsh for the sheep and  to everyone who let out.

Andy Jackman (Dorking,Surrey)

1 Rob Moore ( Ditchling, Sussex) Hoy 96
2 Ed Hawkins (Stowmarket, Suffolk) Jess 95
3 Jed Watson (Yelverton, Devon) Zac 94
4 Monica Tegler (Norway) Kasi 92
5 Jed Watson (Yelverton, Devon) Roy 90
6 Rob Moore ( Ditchling, Sussex) Jo 88

Paul Griffiths (Glynde, Sussex) Standen Roy 81