BISHOPSCOURT sheepdog trials were a great success, raising around £250 for charity.
This is the third year the event has taken place and it was supported by a large crowd of spectators.
Money from the entry fees and raffle were donated to the children’s hospice Rebecca House.
Organiser Patrick Glynn-Riley said the main reason for raising money for the charity was because someone local benefits and it helps to draw people’s attention to those who need the help.
Seven competitors took part in the trials, which involved rounding up Manx loaghtan sheep and was judged by Jim Cain.
Open class winner was Richard Crowe, of Bishopscourt Farm, who came out on top for his patience and the attitude of his dog. But it was a close run between him and Stan Skinner.
This year’s novice class winner was Vicky Sloane-Masson.
Talking about the importance of the sheepdog trials, Mr Glynn-Riley, said: ‘If we can demonstrate that our dogs are capable of dealing with what is expected, as a difficult breed of sheep, then they can hold their own internationally.’
Winners were given trophies for their achievements, which were donated in memory of Angela Kearsley. Angela, who was a nurse and lived locally, also owned loaghtan sheep.
Participants and spectators were treated to a barbecue on the day.
Mr Glynn-Riley would like to thank those who donated gifts for the raffle.