The Early Trials Project
An online guide, compiled from many different sources, to the earliest trials, some even earlier than the famous Bala trial of 1873, up to when trialling stopped in 1914 at the outbreak of World War I. Your help in adding to the information in the section very welcome!
Click here: The Early Trials Project
The James Reid Years
James Reid became the secretary of the ISDS either just before the outbreak of World War I or when trialling resumed in 1919, and he held the post until 1946, after World War II had ended. The years between the wars were ones of considerable expansion, and notes on the period will form the next section of this online guide.
Click here: The James Reid Years
Coming soon - details of key people and dogs from the history of shepherding and sheepdog trialling. Who's who.
Articles from past issues of International Sheepdog News
1909 International Trial A report of the trial and some photos of the winning handlers and their dogs.
2005 Hebridean Circuit by Kim Gibson. This series of trials is held in July every year.
Knowledge Base Index
Authors of books on sheepdogs and shepherding (under construction)
2009 Advent Calendar