A Way with Dogs – Series 2 – 2018

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 Introducing ‘A Way with Dogs’ sheepdog trial – Series 2

Look out for the new ‘A Way with Dogs’ Series 2 sheepdog trial that will take place in Denbighshire, North Wales in September 2018. We’re excited to have attracted a superb  team of top worldwide handlers who will compete to win the new, highly coveted A Way with Dogs trophy. “The competition I’m running with is seriously the elite of the elite of the sheepdog world! World Champions, Supreme Champions, National Champions…” Derek Fisher

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 19.20.59“I wanted to produce something that truly reflects the sport”

Ceri Rundle

‘A Way with Dogs’ Series 2 will be held at the Old Trials Field in Bodfari and Bwlch Isaf Farm

The Old Trials field at Bodfari has been host to sheepdog trials for over thirty years. Now it will be host to the new filmed YouTube Series 2 of ‘A Way with Dogs’. The qualifying trial will take place on Saturday 22nd September. You can see the field here at the Bodfari Sheepdog Trial with Ceri Rundle and Moel Dan.

Bwlch Isaf farm is the home of Ceri Rundle and her late father H.Glyn Jones. This will be the location of the Double Gather Semi-Final to be held on Sunday 23rd September.

Sergio Perello“So happy and grateful at the same time to form part of this. I take it as an amazing opportunity to keep learning. Is going to be the best handling clinic that I have been on my life… thanks Ceri Rundle for the invitation. It will be fun and definitely a top challenge that I can’t wait to do. Don’t miss it!” Sergio Perello

The handlers will stay at beautiful Pentre Mawr Country House, set in 200 hundred acres of spectacular parkland, woods and meadows.

How ‘A Way with Dogs Series 2’ sheepdog trial works

The trials will be filmed to make 8 online programmes on CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds YouTube channel. This brand new series will include 5 qualifying trials with 15 runs, 2 double gather Semi-Finals with 6 runs and a Final with 3 runs.

15 in-depth interviews with the handlers

There will also be 15 in-depth interviews with the handlers to give viewers a chance to meet the handlers and the dogs in order to build up the suspense.

Presenters & judges

We feel incredibly lucky to bring together our extremely talented and popular presenter and commentator team of Bryony Billson and Mike Northwood, who you can see here in the first series of One Man and his Dog: https://youtu.be/QWAtcfXSyoE

Former international judges, Andy Jackman and Sue Main will be ‘in the hot seats’, individually assessing each run. The points will be combined to find this year’s ‘A Way with Dogs’ Champion.

Handlers:

  1. Katy Cropper (England)
  2. Angie Driscoll (Wales)
  3. Kevin Evans (Wales)
  4. Derek Fisher (USA)
  5. Michael Gallagher (Ireland)
  6. Neil Gillon (Scotland)
  7. Ricky Hutchinson (England)
  8. Jaran Knive (Norway)
  9. Toddy Lambe (Ireland)
  10. Allistair Lyttle (Ireland)
  11. Mosse Magnusson (Scotland)
  12. James McCloskey (Ireland)
  13. Aled Owen (Wales)
  14. Sergio Perello (England)
  15. Nigel Watkins (Wales)

Judges

Andy Jackman

Sue Main

Presenter

Bryony Billson

Commentary

Mike Northwood

Programme

Friday 21st September

  • Welcome supper at Pentre Mawr
  • Draw for Saturday’s running order

Saturday 22nd September

  • Qualifying trial – 15 runs filmed in groups of 3 (top 6 scores qualify for semi-final)
  • 7 course seated dinner in the evening at Pentre Mawr

Sunday 23rd September

  • Double Gather Semi-Final – to be held at Bwlch Isaf Farm (top three scores make the Grand Final)
  • Grand Final –  to be held at the Old Trials Field at Bodfari
  • Presentation of the CSJ ‘A Way with Dogs’ Trophy

Get ready now for some tense and exciting viewing, soon after these films have been made later in 2018.

Filmmaker – Peter A Melling

Pter Melling

‘A Way with Dogs Series 2’ sheepdog trial will be filmed by cameraman Peter A. Melling and will show the full course with each hander’s trial in full detail.

Peter has filmed and directed numerous rural productions. Many of these films have been marketed worldwide and are now listed in the British Film Institutes Archive, some are critically acclaimed. Find out more

Personalties that Peter has worked with include:

  • Paul Heiney
  • Joan Bakewell
  • Joe Henson, Adam Henson’s father
  • H Glyn Jones

Watch out for more’A Way with Dogs’ Series 2 sheepdog trial information and updates: Subscribe to our YouTube channel – CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds

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