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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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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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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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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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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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Driving to the World Sheep Dog Trials, from Tullamore, Ireland

The 2005 ISDS World Sheep Dog trials were held close to Tullamore, in Ireland. Tullamore is a couple of hours west of Dublin airport. Although a small town, it is a center of activity and was ideal to hold as...

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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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23 Steps to producing The ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005 DVD

ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005 Driving to the World Sheep Dog Trials, from Tullamore, Ireland Our accommodation, the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore. HQ for the 2005 World Sheepdog Trials Getting all our equipment set up for the start...

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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 Sheep for the 2004 ISDS Championship

Training Border Collies. A well bred Border Collie will have a real interest in working and also an instinctive desire to gather its stock. In the Border Collie world, this desire to gather is often called Balance, because of it’s...

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Male Voice Choir

The top Border Collie Trial for 2005. Border Collies from all over the world will be traveling to Southern Ireland for the 2005 ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials. Over the past few years, we have tried to keep up to...

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Talks and Interviews

The Border Collie folk who I meet at these trials are usually really helpful. They are the top Border Collie handlers anywhere and so I am humbled by their generosity in considering me and my camera and in giving me...

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Country Fair

For many fine Border Collie items you can look through the pages at the ISDS web site. The Working Border Collie magazine is one of the best Border Collie magazines found anywhere. They’re based in the States, and the ISDS...

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The site for the 2004 International Sheepdog Trials

My first Border Collie: It’s easy to get smitten by the Border Collie breed. My first dog was a young dog that I bought at the auction mart in Sennybridge. It wasn’t a Border Collie / sheepdog sale, like they...

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The International Sheep Dog Society’s (ISDS) World Sheepdog Trials

Twice now the ISDS has held a World Sheepdog championship. Click below to view our selection of the: * 2002 ISDS World Sheepdog Championships from Bala in North Wales * 2005 ISDS World Sheepdog Championships from Tullamore, Ireland In 2002,...

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The International Sheep Dog Society’s (ISDS) Supreme Sheepdog Championship

Border Collies, Border Collies and more Border Collies Click below on the sheepdog trial that you want to view: * 1990 Supreme Sheepdog Championship from Alnwich Castle, Northumberland * 1991 Supreme Sheepdog Championship from Carmichael, Lanarkshire * 1992 Supreme Sheepdog...

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The Beginning of Sheep Dog Trials

In 1873, the first recorded sheepdog trial took place near the town of Bala in North Wales. Here a challenge was made between the owner of the estate near Bala and a Scottish landowner, both of which felt their respective...

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