News / Newyddion





Thank you very much / Diolch yn fawr iawn

"The love of this 'game' of sheep dog trialling really shows itself through the volunteers. From the Judges who have 3 long days of intense concentration, through the unstinting work of the Course Directors, Time Keepers and Commentators to the people 'on the ground', all volunteers..... all doing it for the love of it.

There are the sheep crews, the local committee and the workers and helpers, probably near to 200 when you count them all and without these people there wouldn't be a trial.

There are no professionals putting on this event, only volunteers, so thank you one and all for all your effort, support and hard work.

A week today we will have had some teething problems no doubt but by Sunday everything will be, or should be running like clockwork and a little of the apprehension from Friday will have passed. Come Monday it will be just down to the clearing up of everything, the returning of the land back to Geraint and the reports from this International to be done with a sense of normality returning to households.

We wish good luck to the Volunteers for the English International who are about half way through their arrangements and those in Ireland just about to start theirs.

Sue Main (local secretary) 


Weather forecast


First grandstand in place



Caravan site available @ 04.09.16

Waenfach Cararvan Park, Llanegryn, Tywyn Tel: 01654711052


Taxi service

Anyone wanting a pick up or taxi back to the camp sites etc. Sue Main should have cards for Speedy Cabs in her tent.

Please  contact: Wyn from Speedy Cabs (they run cars and minibuses) 

Tel: 07814363740 and  ask for Wyn or Bethan who will take your booking.



Accommodation late availability @ 02.09.16

Lounge holidays have the following properties free: Dolithel; Dragon Retreat; Gillfachwydd; Glan Y Don; Maes Gwynedd; Red Dragon penthouse; Riverside cottage; Ty Newydd

Follow this link where they are all listed in alphabetical order:


Caravan site available @ 01.09.16

Panteidal Leisure touring caravan site is dog friendly just 8 miles from Tywyn, All pitches with electric hook up.

Panteidal Leisure, Aberdyfi LL35 0RG  Tel: 07731 783534


Information tent

For anyone who has not been to a sheep dog trial before, at the northern end of the grandstands there will be an information tent. There will be posters describing the corse etc and at intervals throughout the day there will be handlers in the tent to explain what is happening out on the trial field and to answer any questions you may have. So come along and find out what it is really about.


Grandstand tickets

Only a few seats left above the first two rows and they are in the outside grandstands. The grandstands will curve slightly so sitting in the outside ones is not so bad. The bottom two rows on every grandstand have been held back and will be available on a first come first served basis on the field from Friday morning. If you want to be sure of a seat in the grandstand get onto the web site and book it now.....don't leave it to chance. Only 3 day seats available on line at £30. On the field £30 for a 3 day seat, then Fri & Sat = £15 per seat per day and Sunday = £18 per seat.


Catering / Arlwyo

If you can't get anywhere to eat locally at the end of each day, you can have your evening meal before going back to your tent or caravan and crashing out after a day watching top class trialling and much more. Bwyd Bethan will be serving meals until approximately 9pm (21.00) each night according to demand. Breakfasts will start 07.00, possibly earlier, so when you arrive make your way over to the catering tent and see what's cooking!

There will be meals such as roast pork, roast beef or roast lamb dinners / lasagne / salads etc. plenty to choose from!


There will also be specialised coffee from Event Eateries and genuine local Welsh lamb burgers from Idris Cig Oen Maethlon available all day on the field and don't forget the ice cream for afters.


Entertainment / Adloniant

Saturday's Trialling will be followed by a Tug of War at 6pm (18.00), with a number of Young Farmers clubs competing. The winners will pull against a team from the Sheep dog come on, get your anchor man ready!

This will then move on to a night of Country and Western mixed with some 60s - 80s music, so stay a while, eat a pile and dance a lot (I know it doesn't rhyme!).


Open Studios /  Stiwdios Agored

Following the successful schools poster competition the organisers have arranged this event over the weekend of the International


Llwyngwril Yarn Bombing Project

Some examples of the marvellous work this group are doing to promote the International. See more on their Facebook page. -  Britain's What's On Event  Guide


Farmer's Union of Wales

Coats will be provided by sponsors the FUW for the Welsh team. Without Sponsors like the FUW we would be really struggling to put on the International.... so a big thank you to them and to all of our other sponsors.




Poster competiton page  / Tudalen cystadleuaeth posteri

See photos of the winning designs from local schools



Latest ISN press release download

Datganiad i'r wasg ISN diweddaraf lawrlwythwch




Course page / Tudalen y Cwrs

See the latest images of the trial field  

Lluniau diweddaraf o gae y treialon   



Order from any committee member or the secretary Sue Main. Good quality. Hoodies, S M L XL 2XL 3 XL 4XL = £25,50, T shirts s - 3xl = £18.50. Zipped hoodies s-2xl =£29......logo back or front, all colours. Proceeds to International.


The route many will take to Tywyn 4th June 2016



Event Tickets

Three Day Grandstand Seat Tickets are on sale now - Online Booking 

This year you will be able to select and book your seats for all three days.

Entry Tickets are purchased on the day at £8.00 per person with children under 14 years of age free.




Our stunning flyers are now in the printers and will be distributed soon. Thanks to Angie Driscoll and Kelvin Broad who have done a wonderful job on the flyers and logo.






  Sue Main has created a Public Group 2016 International Sheep Dog Trials on her Facebook page /  

Mae Sue Main wedi creu "Public Group 2016 International Sheep Dog Trials" ar ei thudalen Facebook