The 2018 English National Sheep Dog Trials will take place this weekend at Jervaulx near Masham.
The top 150 English sheepdogs and their handlers will compete for a chance to represent England at the Annual International Trials.
Each handler can enter a maximum of three dogs, but only two of these may run, the third being an ‘alternate’ dog who may be substituted for one of the two.
The five highest scoring competitors from each day win a place in the England team.
At the end of the third day’s competition, there is a runoff between the winners from each day to find the overall England Champion and the England team captain.
Each National Team has 15 places and one reserve place, so competition is fierce.
The English National takes place from Friday, July 27 to Sunday 29.
The address is Jervaulx Abbey, Park House, Jervaulx, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4PH.
Admission is £5 for adults and free for under-16s.
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