November 7, 2020: Phil Hinman
We are saddened to report the passing of Phil Hinman from Llanteg. The very successful 2011 Welsh National was held at Phil's farm and was an avid participant in sheepdog trials. Sincere condolences to Rosemary, his family and friends.

October 31, 2020: Aubrey Lloyd
We are extremely saddened to report the passing of Aubrey Lloyd this morning. Sincere condolences to Brenda and family and friends of Aubrey. A sad loss of such a big personality, and a funny, extremely knowledgeable, well liked and highly regarded man. RIP Aubrey.


The SWSDTA Executive met by Zoom on 1/10/20 and would like to announce that the following have been postponed until the new year and dates TBC:

SWSDTA Nursery Final 2020

All Wales Nursery Final 2020


Trial Cancellations

The SWSDTA Open and Novice are both cancelled for 2020

Insurance Details for the SWSDTA
SWSDTA Insurance detail 2020 click HERE
EL Certificate 2020 click HERE

** Letter to the ISDS from the North Wales and South Wales Assocations:**
Click HERE for pdf

Message from the Welsh Directors
Update (1) from the ISDS Welsh directors: we have been asked to use our media to update Welsh ISDS members on developments since the recent resignations.

The Welsh directors will be holding a meeting on the 9th August in Aberystwyth to receive a report from the directors who have resigned their ISDS positions and to explore a constructive way forward.

In the interim the ISDS has issued statements on their website which represent their account of events and also their response.

NWSDS and SWSDTA have also written independently to the ISDS Chair expressing their concerns about recent developments.

They will provide a further update following the meeting on the 9th.

SWSDTA Updated Trial Details 2020

All SWSDTA Trials will be run according to Current Welsh Govt Guidelines:

Pantirion Fm, Moylgrove Rd, St Dogmaels, SA43 3BY. * New field - opposite old field * CHARITY NHS F/R TRIAL Secretary John Walters -tel : 01239 614027 Church House, St Dogmaels, Cardigan, SA43 3EB. Open & Novice National (combined) - 1 session Entry £5 per dog, 2 dogs per handler. PRE ENTRY Chqs " St Dogmaels SDT " & tel no. - to Sec by 9 August Start 8.00 am. NO Catering.

Post Code SA41 3TD Secretary: Llinos Davies, tel: 01239 891384 Open and Novice National, combined runs, entry £5 Two sessions, first session finishes 12.15 or after 30/35 runs Last run 6.30pm, two runs per handler, two in one session or one in each, best YH 26 and under Start 7.30am, prompt SAME DOG CAN RUN TWICE NO CATERING PRE ENTRY to: Llinos Davies, tel: 01239 891384

2019 Victor Ludorum Results coming soon
South Wales
Young handler






Six year old Caitlyn Howells, daughter of Lyn Howells, competing at the Glamorgan trial on Sunday. Well done Caitlyn. (Photo credit: Cerys Millichap)