Balmoral Park set for inaugural Open sheepdog trials

Dean McAuley and Wilson Holden, NIPA Chairman, with Jan the border collie, announcing the first NI Ploughing Championships Open Sheep Dog Trials to take place on Saturday (October 10) at Balmoral Park.

Dean McAuley and Wilson Holden, NIPA Chairman, with Jan the border collie, announcing the first NI Ploughing Championships Open Sheep Dog Trials to take place on Saturday (October 10) at Balmoral Park.

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Tomorrow (Saturday, October 10)sees the inaugural Northern Ireland Ploughing Championships Open Sheep Dog Trials come to Balmoral Park.

A spokesperson said: “The sheep dog trials will be a spectacle for the crowd as they watch the handlers and dogs masterfully herd sheep around obstacles and into a pen.

“The event will have the first 50 pre-entered dogs running, with up to three dogs per handler.

“Entries to the event will qualify for open points.

“For more information please ring Dean McAuley on 07860567169.

“To keep up to date with the 72nd International Ploughing Championships check out their website, www.niploughing.com or Facebook: Northern Ireland Ploughing Association. The event will be held from