St Dogmaels Sheepdog Trials were formed in 2005,  when our first event was held at Ty-Hir, St Dogmaels.   All who help to arrange the Sheepdog Challenge at the Show are members of our trails committee.
We are affiliated to the South Wales Trials Assoc.,- which covers six South Wales counties plus  Glos / Gwent.
Our Annual trials ( which are now held at Penwern Farm, St Dogmaels ) are held in August , when two classes ( or styles ) are Open to all comers, – the classes being National or South Wales, with one being slightly different to the other.
Competitors come from all parts of our Assoc., plus very many Continentals, e.g. – French, German, Swedish, Austrian and Italian, – who are regularly amongst the prize-winners.
The Young Handlers Challenge at Cardigan Show is an insight to the sheepdog world, and hopefully might encourage other local young handlers to take up the sport. – John Walters, Secretary