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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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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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ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

Early this year, the ISDS, (International Sheep Dog Society), asked us to document, in a video, the 4 days of the World Sheep Dog Trials in Ireland. Over 200 Border Collies were entered to travel to this year’s ISDS World...

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24 steps to making the 2004 ISDS International Sheepdog Trials DVD

Story of the International 2004 Getting the dates right, helps! My flight to the International Sheepdog Trials We’ve Landed The site for the 2004 International Sheepdog Trials The National Finals ISDS Qualifying Trials Country Fair Talks and Interviews First day...

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The trial was over

The top Border Collie trial in the world, the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) Finals. If you have the chance to travel to this event you’ll see the top Border Collie handlers and some of the finest working sheepdogs to...

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It’s all in the Parking

Thanks for looking through these Border Collie pages and following my story of the ISDS Finals. Please feel free to look through our pages of Border Collie and sheepdog videos. When I parked my car in the early morning I...

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Prize Giving

Border Collie information can be found through magazines and on the web. The Working Border Collie magazine and the American Border Collie magazine are 2 of the main magazines in North America. The International Sheep Dog Society, (ISDS) also have...

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The Afternoon runs at the ISDS Finals

Rural Route Videos produce farm videos, in particular about Border Collies, their training and trials. Our Border Collie and Sheep dog pages, on our web site, have been written to try to inform interested Border Collie handlers of our different...

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Helpful folk with the stories to tell

Our Border Collie training video. Starting Your Border Collie on Cattle, Sheep and Ducks is an awfully long name for a Border Collie training tape, but I wanted to cover all of the starting possibilities for people with young Border...

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The ISDS Young Handlers’ Competition

Border Collie and farm videos. We have lots of different videos on Border Collie / sheepdog / Cattledog trials as well as a Training video for Border Collies called, Starting Your Border Collie on Cattle, Sheep and Ducks. This is...

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The Heavens opened and the wind howled

Farm videos, especially about the Border Collie breed are our specialty As the first runs of the morning started, the heavens opened, the winds blew and the umbrellas came out. What a morning, with the wind and the rain driving...

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Saturday morning of the ISDS Supreme Championship

Border Collies, 2005 and other related farm videos. As I mentioned before, the major Border Collie event this year, 2005, will be the biggest Border Collie gathering of all times. The 2005 ISDS, International Sheepdog Society, World Trial in Southern...

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Last of the ISDS Qualifying Runs

Border Collie figurines, Some of the very finest Border Collie art work has to come the wonderful line of Border Fine Art figurines. These depict Border Collies and sheepdog scenes that really come to life. If you haven’t seen these...

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