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3 separate videos covering the 4 days at the ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials

For this year we are holding the total times at 2 hours for each program. This way we can fit them onto DVDs. We have been producing DVDs for the past year but have decided to concentrate our efforts here....

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Editing the 3 videos of the World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

Now the job is editing. I have been lucky enough to be recruited by dad to edit this program once we got back. This started out with capturing all the footage onto the computer. (About 34 hours of tape to...

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The Final day of the ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

The Sunday morning, and the final day of this World Sheep Dog Trial, was unfortunately dawned with a heavy blanket of fog. The fog was so thick that you could barely see past the handlers standing out by the handlers...

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The importance of good audio!

Always a problem at such an event as the ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials and any sheep dog trial for that matter! The most important moment my father was looking forward to was setting up his mic on the handlers...

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Camera shots to best capture the different aspects of the World Sheep Dog Trial

Before we even got over to Ireland dad had all our days planned out and where we were going to be set up with our cameras. Dad wanted to make it so that his camera was the main one up...

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The demonstrations and special events at the ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

Our cameras worked hard to capture all of the different goings on at this event. It wasn’t just the World Sheep Dog Trials, it was also a country fair with many different attractions. Over the 4 days of the World...

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Gathering the scores at such an event as the ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials

This is a major undertaking but was well organized under the authority of the ISDS. There were a total of 10 judges covering the 4 days of the World Trial and all of this information, scores, etc., has to be...

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Behind the scenes at ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

In the first couple of days I had the pleasure of meeting the Chief Executive of the ISDS, Norman Lorton. He was busily trying to get the ISDS tent up and running it, as well as making a very good...

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The Site for this year’s ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials at Tullamore

The Charleville Estate was one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen! The main field looking over the old Hutton-Bury family Castle gave the Trial Field the feeling of old Irish History. This castle was open to visitors...

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The Sheep at ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

The committee for the ISDS World Sheep Dog competition did well to find such great sheep. These sheep for this year’s World Sheep Dog Trial were made up of 2 quite different types. They were ideal for such a challenging...

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Summary of the top Qualifying runs, Field 3, at ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

On day 2 the sheep on Field 3 changed from the lighter Horned sheep to the Suffolks ewes that had been run on Field 1 and 2 on the Thursday. Here are the top 7 runs for the Friday: Day...

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Summary of the top Qualifying runs, Field 3, at ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

The thoughts on Trial Field Three were quite different to the thoughts of the other two Fields. Field Three seemed to cause some problems for the handlers and dogs. The course was laid out on a field behind the castle....

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Summary of the top Qualifying runs, Field 2, at ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

Field Two, day 2, saw a change in the sheep. The Suffolk type ewes that had been used on the first day on Field 2 were replace for the small Horned sheep from field 3. They were a faster, lighter...

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Summary of the top Qualifying runs, Field 2, at ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

Field Two of the qualifying competition at the World Sheep Dog Trial was said to be the best field to work on due to a straight field and good sheep. There were two types of sheep being used for the...

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Summary of the top Qualifying runs, Field 1, at ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

Although the sheep were moved around for the 2nd day of the qualifying, Field One kept the Suffolk type sheep that ran on the field on day one. The results for the Friday qualifying competition, from Trial Field One was:...

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Summary of the top Qualifying runs, Field 1, at ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

Thursday and Friday were the 2 qualifying days for the 2005 World Sheep Dog Trials. It turned out to be quite cloudy and rainy as dad and I ran around to the three fields to catch some runs and get...

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Day 1 qualifying / ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

The first day of competition at the ISDS World Sheep Dog trials was on the Thursday. 40 Border Collies were due to run on each field and on each of the 2 days of qualifying. The first day, Thursday, though...

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Handler Registration / ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

The first formalities at the ISDS World Sheep Dog trial at Tullamore was the Wednesday’s registration. Every handler had to collect their information and package. Lots of Border Collies came to Tullamore that day. Our work had already started but...

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Getting all our equipment set up for the start of this years ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials

The ISDS 2005 World Sheep Dog trials were to be on par with the great event held at Bala in 2002. I knew the possibilities and what was involved in documenting an event such as the World Sheep Dog Championships...

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Our accommodation, the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore. HQ for the 2005 World Sheepdog Trials

The World Sheep Dog Trial Committee had their work cut out in preparing for this event. Most of the committee are Border Collie handlers and so understood the needs for everyone involved with this major sheep dog competition. The ISDS...

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