A NORTH East shepherdess has become the first woman to win a sheepdog trial
championship in its almost 40-year history.
Fergus Wood, who hosts the Scottish Sheepdog School at his farm in Kinlochard, added: "Neil is aware this is not a sheepdog trial
but a heat in the Bonniest Sheepdog in Scotland competition.
27: Llansilin sheepdog trial
. 27: Derwen Show & Gymkhana, Gwerni Field, Derwen.
11: Bryneglwys sheepdog trial
. 11: Llanarmon yn Ial Show, Gelli Gynnan Estate, CH7 4QX.
GLORIOUS sunshine brought a large crowd to witness some spectacular prices at Bala's spring sheepdog trial
and sale on the Rhiwlas estate.
COUNTRY DIARY JULY 19: Berriew sheepdog trial
. 21: 43rd International Snowdon Race, Lake Padarn Village.
13: Betws yn Rhos sheepdog trial
(NWSDS John Jones trophy).
His uncle, William Jones, won the famous Llangollen sheepdog trial
in 1899 with Ci Glas so it was natural perhaps that Mr Owen should win this same title exactly 100 years later with Roy.
21: Hiraethog sheepdog trial
. 21: Farming Connect Women In Agriculture conference, Bangor on Dee racecourse, LL13 0DA, 3pm-9pm.
3: Belan Fort charity sheepdog trial
, Dinas Dinlle.
Days after Wales' triumphant Olympians returned to a heroes' welcome in Cardiff, former Welsh sheepdog trial
champion Meirion Owen claimed Wales could win even more gold medals if sheepdog trialling was included in the games.
Working with an energetic local committee, chaired by Meirion Jones, they obtained the support of more than 60 sponsors, including the Welsh Development Agency, European Regional Development Fund, Wales Tourist Board, Gilbertson & Page Pet Foods, Tesco, S4C and the County Council, 20 community councils and various local sheepdog trial