A RECORD number of competitors took part in the 20th Henley Sheepdog Trials.
Fifty-four dogs completed the course at the Henley Showground in Hambleden, rainging from novices to members of the British team.
After a highly competitive day’s trialling, first prize went to Matt Watson, with Morse, from Yorkshire, who won the Perpetual Rose Bowl trophy. The cup and prize cards were presented to the winners by Simon Beddows, agricultural chairman of the Henley and District Agricultural Association.
There were tractor rides and a variety of trade stands run by the South Chiltern Beekeepers, the Berkshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers and sheep hurdle maker Mark Cottrell as well as homemade biscuits, ice cream and frozen yoghurt.
The lovely weather brought a good crowd of all ages as the event continues to grow in popularity and interest in the countryside and countryside pursuits grows. A great day out was had by all.