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Videos filmed at the 2007 English National Sheepdog Trials

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Lt Col Janet Pilgrim ran the Kielder Marathon to raise funds for Border Collie Rescue - to watch a video of the run - Click here

We now have a separate website dedicated to our videos. Over 60 of our films are available on - www.colliewoodfilms.com
or you can watch some of our videos here and on the linked pages

All these video's were filmed at the English National Sheepdog trials at Busby Hall, Carlton in Cleveland in 2007.
The quality is not brilliant due to our inexperience in uploading to YouTube in those days. Full Screen not recommended.

There are early films about the work of Border Collie Rescue in 4.3 standard definition available to be viewed by Clicking here
These are also some later films about our work in high definition in 16.9 format available to be viewed by Clicking here

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Thomas Longton and Lady

Edited condensed version of Thomas Longton running his Border Collie, Lady, at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007.

Thomas is an enthusiastic sheep farmer,  trialist and supporter of young people wishing to progress in the world of the working sheepdog. His family have been predominant in the sheepdog training and trialing world with three generations of National and International winners. He now provides residential training facilities for people and dogs at his farm in Lancashire.


Vic Morris with Nip

Edited condensed version of Vic Morris running his Border Collie, Nip, at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007.

In 2002, Vic Morris, was the English National Sheepdog trials winner with Glen, a pup from the only litter bred from Dot, one of our Border Collie Rescue principal sheepdogs who was herself bred by John Templeton.

Dot had her pups well before coming into BCR care, but it is good to know they take after her!


Sophie Holt and Sid

Edited condensed version of Sophie Holt running her uncles Border Collie, Sid, at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007.

Sophie, aged 15 at the time, was already an accomplished trialist with many wins and was the youngest competitor at the 2007 event.
When she came over to the BCR stall we took the opportunity to interview her.
She has been training and working sheepdogs for many years and is enthusiastic about attracting other young people to the sport.

She was the last competitor to run at the trials and by the time she took the field it was raining.
Apologies to everyone for the rain on the lens and the poor sound quality.


John Wood

Edited condensed version of John Wood running his Border Collie at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007.


Shirley Cropper

Edited condensed version of Shirley Cropper running her Border Collie at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007.


Stuart Wilkinson and Snow

Edited condensed version of Stuart Wilkinson running his Border Collie, Snow, at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007..


Roger Handy with Bet

Edited condensed version of Roger Handy running his Border Collie, Bet, at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007


Keith Preston with Sid

Edited condensed version of Keith Preston running his Border Collie, Sid, at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007.


Tom Huddleston with Brook

Edited condensed version of Tom Huddleston running his Border Collie, Brook, at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007.


Jim Cropper - Final Runoff

Edited condensed version of Jim Cropper running his Border Collie in the runoff at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007.

The trial was held over three days. On each day the highest scoring handler and dog go into the runoff at the end of the trial to decide the overall winner and English National Champion. Jim was the highest scorer on his day and was selected to go third in the runoff. This means this run is the very last of the trial and is followed by the presentation.

The top three scorers and the next twelve highest ranked are guaranteed a place in the English team to represent England in the Internationals. The runoff's are shorter than the qualifying runs with a reduced course. At the point he started Jim knew he was in the top three and in the team.


Winners and Award Presentations

The winners over the three days - and the rest of the runners qualifying for a place in the English team to represent their country at the International Sheepdog trials - are announced and presented with their 'Caps' and awards at the end of the 2007 English National Sheepdog Trials.

The three days of the Trial were plagued by wind but rain, at least, held off until the last moment and only dampened the last few runs of the event.
However by the time of the presentation the rain had settled.
Due to the number of spectators, press and film crews, no marquee was big enough to hold the awards presentation so it was a damp, open air event.

Perhaps quite fitting as the lifestyle of farmer and shepherd does not stop because of a bit of rain and wind.


Phillip and Bracken

Phillip runs his Border Collie, Bracken, in a demonstration of herding at the 2007 ISDS English National Sheepdog Trials at Busby Hall in Carlton.
Thomas Longton lends a hand.

Like Sophie Holt, Phillip was another young handler beginning to make a name for himself at the time and he has carried on giving demonstrations using sheepdogs, ducks and geese as well as working the family farm.
He can be seen doing a more recent demonstration in our Masham Sheep fair video on the HD video page.


Interview with David Lodge of Gilbertson and Page Ltd

Gilbertson and Page Ltd have been the principal sponsors of the International Sheep Dog Society for the last 10 years and produce a wide range of dog foods for all manner of canines, pets or workers.

Mike Cooke from Border Collie Rescue speaks to David Lodge, their show services manager, about the history of the company, their involvement in the shepherding world and their range of products.


Norman Lorton ISDS CEO

An interview with Norman Lorton who was Chief Executive of the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) at the time, filmed at the English National Sheepdog Trials on 16th August 2007.

Mike Cooke from Border Collie Rescue took the opportunity to speak to him about the work of the ISDS and the world of sheepdog trialing - on a very windy day - but at least it had temporarily stopped raining!


Border Collie Rescue is a UK based charity, working throughout the UK to Rescue and Re-home Border
Collies and Working Sheepdogs and Internationally to promote a better understanding of the breed and its Welfare.

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