Sponsors & Patrons


We would like to thank all of our sponsors and fundraisers, without them it would be extremely difficult for us to run the International trial.



Principal Sponsors


Gilbertson and Page - ISDS Principal Sponsors




Main Sponsors








Nutt Travel has been in the travel trade for over 22 years offering an array of products to their clients including ferry crossings, accommodation, touring and a range of packages to sporting events. Nutt Travel pride themselves on providing a fast and friendly service at very competitive prices. Not only do they provide an online booking service, they also provide a personal service where clients can talk to friendly and experienced staff who will tailor their package to best meet their requirements.



Happy Dogs Boarding Kennels offer home from home accommodation providing personal individual attention and care in a safe caring happy environment. They are a family run business situated in an ideal location surrounded by beautiful countryside. Owned and managed by John and Wendy Mccullough and their two daughters. There’s always a great welcome waiting in store for your pet, as well as genuine love and care.



Gerald Hamill & Sons is a family-run scrap metal business that has been established since 1949. They buy in all ferrous and non-ferrous metals at the best prices available. They pride themselves in providing all their customers with a warm and friendly service. They are a fully licensed waste management site and aim to ensure all legislation is adhered to.




Lurgan Veterinary Surgeons are dedicated to helping your animals in their hour of need. They can help your pet with a range of emergency treatments, routine health checks, vaccinations, microchipping or other assistance.

Your farm animals can be as important to you as any other part of your farm. They often represent a significant part of your livelihood. When your animals become ill, or need expert health care, Lurgan Veterinary Clinic are there to help you. Their expert medical team can assist with all kinds of treatments.


Sheriff Homes pride themselves on providing quality homes that stand the test of time.

Their attention to detail, creative edge and customer focused approach has helped successfully establish their name to the fore of the Northern Ireland housing market.

They combine skilled local craftsmanship and the highest quality construction materials to create more than just a home. Creating desirable living spaces in desirable locations.





CCS Ltd is a long established chemical manufacturing and distribution company based in Co. Armagh, with over 20 year's experience in providing a wide range of services to all facets of industry. They are committed to maintaining their proven reputation for rapid, efficient and comprehensive service to all thier customers, whatever their requirements.




Attractively situated in generous grounds with secure parking for 140 cars, the luxuriously appointed Seagoe Hotel is the Orchard County of Armagh’s best kept secret. Spectacularly reincarnated by its new owners, this innovative and contemporary designed 34 bedroom hotel, conference, leisure and entertainment complex combines style and sophistication with a casual elegance.



Their design and engineering teams continue to build on more than 50 years of expertise while maintaining the fundamental PRECIA-MOLEN philosophy of development and stability, innovation and reliability. From design to after sales service, PRECIA-MOLEN is able to provide total weighing solutions for all industry sectors.


Supplying the farming community with Agricultural supplies including Fertilisers, Lime, Animal Feeds, Grass & Cereal Seeds and Agro-Chemicals.





Provita Eurotech Ltd is a privately owned company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of natural animal health products.  Their 15,000 square feet factory was purpose-built for the manufacture of animal health products and is the only GMP licensed facility for the production of veterinary probiotic products in Europe.



CCM Auctions is the trading name of Craven Cattle Marts Ltd based in Skipton in North Yorkshire. Craven Cattle Marts Ltd has a long trading history dating back 130 years to the days when the Skipton Auction Mart Company formalised the marketing of livestock in Craven.

Skipton lies at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales, at the gateway to the major stock producing area of Craven and in the midst of the Pennines. The mart is renowned for large seasonal sales of store lambs, gimmer lambs and breeding sheep alternating with sales of between 500 and 900 high quality store cattle.

Since 1996 Skipton has become one of the leading centres for the sale of Working Sheepdogs with sales regularly attracting 100+ entries and buyers from throughout the British Isles and Europe.

Logan Whistles is a family business that has been designing and making sheepdog whistles in the UK for decades.

The designs have been perfected by them to help working dogs hear commands at a distance, often out of sight, putting the dogs at ease and helping them get on with the task in hand.  Logan Whistles are sold all over the world through their web-site and through local trade partners and they also supply the International Sheepdog Society.



Porter & Co

When you enter a Porter & Co. home you are immediately struck by the uncompromising quality that has been the company’s hallmark for a quarter of a century.

Bill Porter has a passion for precision and attention to detail that is clearly evident in everything he builds. Beautifully proportioned and combining the charm of period styling with today’s technology, his developments exude quality. His personal stamp is on everything from design to handover and he spends hour after hour on site ensuring his homes are consistently excellent.



PeddyMark supplies high quality microchips and reading equipment and offer microchip training on a one-to-one basis in the comfort of your own home.

It is PeddyMark's aim to keep the cost of microchipping affordable to all. They do this by supplying trained Implanters and Vets with a high quality microchip manufactured in Europe to ISO standards, at what they believe to be the most cost effective price available. This in turn allows them to pass on the saving to the pet owners.


With its headquarters located in Glenavy Road Business Park, Moira (N. Ireland) the farmer owned Co-operative is now one of Ireland's most progressive agri-food businesses, with interests in red meats, porridge oats and breakfast cereal, feed compounding, agricultural supplies and renewable energy, operating across Europe.

Fane Valley Co-operative was formed in 1903, and over 100 years later still remains 100% farmer owned by 1250 shareholders.



Alpha Dog Trailers is a family run business with over 30 years experience in the commercial vehicle body building industry. They pride themselves in manufacturing products to the highest standard using only the highest quality materials.

Their range of dog trailers are built to include all necessary specifications for a safe and comfortable journey for your dogs.

As well as their own design range they offer a bespoke service to build trailers to your own needs and specification.



With over 250 years of experience, the company designs, manufactures, markets and services a broad range of high quality industrial products and weighing systems.

Avery Weigh-Tronix operates worldwide through a network of wholly owned companies and international dealers and distributors, allowing them to provide a fast response and locally tailored solutions in more than 100 countries.

With a sales and service network covering the whole of the UK and Ireland, they are able to offer the benefit of a global company with a local presence.



DTBoxes, a leading manufacturer and supplier of dog transit boxes in the UK and Ireland. Great value and durable Dog crates available for vans, pickups, jeeps, estate cars and hatch backs.

All dog transport boxes and dog carriers are individually designed and made to the highest standards. Their boxes are made from 6mm Polypropylene, a very Durable high quality plastic. A stainless steel grille door plus side and rear vents insures your dog transport box is well ventilated. Waterproof and hygienic, protecting your vehicle from dog odour, dirt and hair. Their tried and tested design will not rust or rattle.

Leading Logistics Firm In Newry, County Down

Surefreight Ltd provide a wide spectrum of logistic services designed to get your consignments from A-to-B stress-free. When you choose Surefreight Ltd, you can rest assured that you have a partner that is completely committed to you and the growth of your business.

By calling Surefreight Ltd, you're not choosing a logistics company; you're choosing an experienced and knowledgeable partner that strives to help your business grow through cost-effective logistics solutions and successful ongoing relationships. 

One of Europe’s leading food processors, ABP Food Group provides quality beef to thousands of customers across the world

With sixty years of industry experience, they have developed a reputation for quality, efficiency and innovation. These values run throughout the Food Group portfolio, and have been essential in making sure that they are able to deliver exactly what their customers need.





Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal