Heading for DesEaster!
Not since 2001, the Foot and Mouth
year (and before that 2nd World War)
has this happened.
The ISDS official statement regarding COVID-19, 18.3.20
The health and well-being of our members, competitors, sponsors, volunteers and staff is of paramount importance. Advice from the Government and health officials regarding COVID-19 is changing daily with stronger restrictions being implemented and enforced. Considering this, we have concluded that all National, International and World trials will not take place this year. We understand and appreciate the level of disappointment that this will create, however we need to act responsibly during these times of uncertainty.
Based on advice issued by the UK Government on March 16th, specifically regarding restrictions on non-essential travel and contact, we strongly recommend that all local trials are cancelled.
We are receiving cancellation notifications daily and will be updating the trials calendar accordingly.
Points awarded at any local open trials will not be accepted by the ISDS as of today, 18th March; and this will continue until further notice.
Any affiliated local society that has purchased the ISDS Insurance must contact the office to raise a credit, as this insurance will be null and void as of today, 18th March 2020.
Major Trials - National, International & World
World trial entry has closed, please do not complete any further applications for World Trial entry, and those of you that have already entered will be contacted shortly.
We have made the decision that all major ISDS trials will not take place in 2020. The ISDS will now focus on managing the consequences of this, and when this is completed, start to undertake preparations for planning the 2021 major trial calendar. Once a 2021 calendar plan has been formed, a further statement will be released with necessary details.
We appreciate your support during this period of uncertainty.
Our host at Glaisdale, J B 'Brekkie'
Thompson, 88, working his dog Flyn
at Mt. Ash , Glaisdale
with lovely sunny weather, dry underfoot and some nice young dogs on the scene.
A quick request. Please, please remember the trials are run by volunteers, they are not you, the competitor's, employees. They are there before the start, setting up, sorting sheep, tracking trophies, and some have traveled a couple of hours to do this.They will still be there at the end, taking the course down, and sorting the prizes for those who have gone home.
It's a day out, it's a Show trial, it's very public.
Just be kind, and enjoy the day.
Spectators take a keen Interest!
To anyone who wants to spend hours out in the approaching rain storm whistling a lot
The Ryedale Sheepdog Society website.
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