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Sponsors & Patrons


Principal Sponsor

Gilbertson & Page Ltd, a family company based in rural Hertfordshire, staffed by a dedicated professional team, has been manufacturing dog food since 1873. They have established a reputation for producing quality dog foods that consistently offer tremendous value to dog owners.

Throughout the development & growth of the company over 140 years it has maintained the core principles of quality and value. Gilbertson & Page was awarded the Royal Warrant in 1884, an honour that has been held ever since.



Major Sponsors

From small rural beginnings in 1988, Castell Howell Foods are this year celebrating 30 years of business and have grown to become Wales’ leading independent food service wholesaler, servicing the length and breadth of Wales, the Border Counties and the South West of England.

They extremely proud of our rural roots, which is why supplying and promoting regional produce is one of their core values. They invest in excess of £10,000,000 on regional produce from Welsh suppliers and manufacturers, thus assisting in providing a platform for their products to reach the market.



Nolan manufactures and installs quality windows, doors and conservatories

All products are made in Wales to exacting standards.

Nolan have complete confidence in the quality of their products and services. Because of this they offer a FENSA-backed 10-year guarantee for total peace of mind.

Nolan understands that great value for money is important. They pride themselves on offering great value for money by supplying high-quality products.

Nolan UPVC

Nolan Commercial




Nationwide - One Stop Plant Hire Service

Parker Plant Hire Ltd are a Welsh family company and have been providing plant and construction equipment for over 30 years.

From their base in Llanelli and depots in Cardiff and Pembroke Dock, they are able to cover all areas of plant hire in Wales and beyond, from Aberystwyth to Bristol.


Zeus Packaging Group

Established in 1998, Zeus Packaging Group has grown significantly from its base in Dublin and its headquarters in Biggleswade.

Zeus now employ people all over the world at their sites in Ireland, UK, Northern Ireland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and China. Zeus Packaging Group is a true one stop shop for your packaging and hygiene needs.  

 Zeus are an industry leader in the supply of industrial, foodservice, hygiene, fashion and agricultural packaging.

Thier unique crop packaging range includes films, sheets, twine and net supplied by their partner Karatzis.


Carmarthenshire County Council

Carmarthenshire County Council are one of the largest and most diverse employers in South West Wales employing over 9000 people providing services across a rural county to a population of around 184,000 (2011 Census). The Council comprises 74 elected Councillors representing 58 Electoral Wards from a range of political groups.




Thank you to Hybu Cig Cymru/Meat Promotion Wales for their sponsorship towards the demonstration Kitchen at the Welsh National Sheep Dog Trials, Food & Craft Festival.



HCC undertakes research and development, shares information and supports training relevant to each part of the supply chain, to ensure the Welsh red meat industry is in a position to improve quality, increase cost-effectiveness and add value to Welsh red meat products across the whole of our industry.

HCC is active in many important markets worldwide: developing and strengthening business opportunities for Welsh red meat exporters. At home HCC works with retailers, and foodservice operators, undertaking regular promotional programmes for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef.


Oil4Wales/Olew dros Gymru 

Wales' Local Oil Supplier

The national oil company for Wales, serving South, West, North & Mid-Wales

Oil 4 Wales is an independent fuel supplier providing a much needed range of services to homes, businesses, commercial premises, agricultural and retail customers throughout Wales.

With Oil 4 Wales you can be sure of a professional, yet personal service in all that they do, and they offer a range of products to make managing your oil needs as easy as possible.


Shufflebottom specialises in steel-framed buildings and structural steelwork. 

There are more than 12,000 Shufflebottom buildings and structures all over the UK.

Buildings can be ordered as kits for customers to erect, an erection service is also available. Shufflebottom serve the whole United Kingdom and beyond from their factory near Llanelli, Wales. 

The company is proud of awards received, including a RoSPA Gold Award in 2018 and the 2017 Building of the Year from RIDBA, the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association. In 2014 Shuflebottom was Steelwork Specialist of the Year in the Construction News Awards. 

Based in the market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery, Teilo Vets is a mixed practice offering a wide range of services for companion, farm and equine clients and their animals in Carmarthenshire.

Their veterinary practice was established in 1958.

Teilo Vets, Llandeilo - the Veterinary Practice covering emergencies during the Welsh National Sheepdog Trials.

We sincerely apppreciate the support and services during the Welsh National of Euros and Meryl Jones from Teilo Vets, and thank them for their kind donation towards the trial.


Wynnstay was founded in 1918 by tenant farmers of the local Wynnstay estate and was formally constituted as a farmers' co operative shortly afterwards. Over the succeeding decades, the organisation steadily grew.

Through a series of mergers, acquisitive growth and conversion to a Plc, the business has developed into a major supplier of products and services, across many parts of the UK, to the evolving agricultural industry and the rural economy. 


Adeilad Cladding was established in January 1977 by Eirian Davies. It came about through wanting to build a new barn on the family farm. More materials than needed were ordered and on completion of the barn, the surplus stock was sold. This proved a successful venture and Eirian decided to continue selling sheeting from the farm.


Uniwire Ltd is one of the UK's leading agricultural and industrial fencing manufacturers. They provide a huge range of different fence specifications that can be tailored to suit your needs.

Uniwire has been established since 1982; originally a barbed wire manufacturer they quickly grew into one of the UK's biggest stock fence producers. They pride themselves on their ability to innovate, introducing new products and techniques to the industry, they are constantly looking to the future. They were the first company in the UK to produce stock fence up to 500m in length and more recently they launched Eazi-Wire®, which now accounts for more than 90% of their plain wire sales.

Founded in 1931, LBS has over 80 years of expertise in supplying building products to both the construction industry and the general public.

Whatever your project; major development, ground works, self-build, roofing, extension, landscaping, decorating, new kitchen or general DIY – LBS Builders Merchants offers the most comprehensive range of products, the best prices and service levels second to none.

In each of their 14 branches they are able to offer expert product advice, an estimating service from plans and same day/next day delivery from their fleet of over 40 delivery vehicles.


Mario Dallavalle is a third generation ice cream maker who has combined his Italian heritage with the finest ingredients to produce luxuriously indulgent ice cream. With over 20 years experience in traditional ice cream making techniques, Mario ensures that all milk is sourced from the lushest Welsh pastures.

One of the secrets behind his multi-award winning luxury ice cream is the best milk and cream from local family farms… not to mention a little Italian passion thrown in for good measure. He’s often said that if his ice cream was a hotel, it would have 5 stars! But the proof is in the tasting, so indulge yourself with a spoonful of luxury!


We wish to thanks Cooper Drainage Supplies for sponsoring our water pipes and fittings at the Welsh National.

Cooper Drainage Supplies Ltd. - one of the largest plastic pipe distributors in Wales. Provide an extensive range of materials for use in the building, civil engineering and agricultural industries.

Based in Ammanford near the M4, they are ideally located to supply and deliver to the whole of Wales.




Saturday 29th December Barry, Diane & Logan Williams hosted a charity floodlit sheepdog trial at Tirmynydd Farm, Salem, Llandeilo

Proceeds of the evening were for Kidney Foundation Wales and the 2019 Welsh National Sheepdog Trials. A total of £2615 was raised and included Barclays Bank match funding.

£2265 was presented to Kidney Foundation Wales and £350 to the 2019 Welsh National Sheepdog Trials in Llandeilo.

Over 50 competitors competed on the evening and Judged by Mr. Calvin Jones, the winners were:

1st - Nigel Watkins  - Alex

2nd - Emyr Lloyd - Fly

3rd - Robert Ellis - Todd

4th - Meirion Owen - Jimmy

5th - Daniel Rees - Spot

6th - John Price - Holly

Photo: Saturday 19th January 2019 at the annual dinner of the Carmarthen Nursery Sheepdog Trials at Emlyn Arms, Llanarthne, Barry, Diane and Logan presented Meirion Owen, Chairman of Carmarthen Welsh National Committee, with a cheque of £350



£500 donation from the Carmarthen Nursery Sheepdog Trials

Photo: Saturday 19th January 2019 at their annual dinner at the Emlyn Arms, Llanarthne, Meirion Jones Treasurer of the Carmarthen Nursery Sheepdog Trials, and members, presenting Meirion Owen with a donation of £500 towards the 2019 Welsh National Sheepdog Trials. 



Dave and Alison Sharpe held a Christmas trial on Sunday 23rd December at Llwynbedw Farm, Llanpumsaint. The trial was restricted to Carmarthenshire members and there was also a competition for the best Christmas hat which was won by Mr. Stuart George, Llangenech.

The sheepdog trial was judged by Elin Hope, Lampeter and the winners were:

Open National

1st - Meirion Jones - Nan

2nd - Angie Driscoll - Kinloch Aron

3rd - Angie Driscoll - Kinloch Ciaran

4th - Alison Sharpe - Sid

5th - Sheila Lewis - York

6th - Meirion Owen - Trea


Novice National

1st - Meirion Owen - Trea

2nd - Heddwyn Thomas - Jet

3rd - Emyr Jones  - Meg

4th Meirion Owen - Jimmy

5th Helen Simpson - Don

6th - Anne Westover - Jack

Photo: Winner of the Christmas Hat competition - Stuart George



Photo: Dave and Alison Sharpe presenting Meirion Owen with a cheque of £146.00 proceeds of their Christmas Hat trial which was held on Sunday 23rd December


Stan Harden from Pembroke hosted a fundraising trial, with all proceeds being donated to the 2019 Welsh National.

Stan presented Meirion Owen with a cheque for £311.50.

Photo: Meirion Owen and Stan Harden


Donation from Llanddeusant Sheep Dog Trials.

Nigel Watkins presented Meirion Owen with a cheque for £500.

Photo: Nigel Watkins and Meirion Owen


David and Kevin Evans, and their family, hosted a fundraising trial at Penclyn Farm, Libanus in April, and recenty presented Meirion Owen with a cheque for £500 

Photo: (From left to right) David Evans, Meirion Jones and Kevin Evans


David Edwards, Foxridge Sheepdogs, Pembrokeshire, presents Meirion Owen with a cheque for £100

Photo: David Edwards and Meirion Jones


Stan and Angela Harden, hosted a fundraising trial in May, and recenty presented Treasurer Diane Williams with a cheque for £424.50

Photo: Stan Harden and Diane Williams


The Welsh National Sheep Dog Trials Food & Craft Festival committee wishes to acknowledge the grant received from the Trustees of the Williams Brown Hill Charitable Incorporated Organisation towards the event.


Diane Williams, Treasurer of the Welsh National Sheep Dog Trials receiving a cheque for £591.00 from Dave and Alison Sharpe from the proceeds of their fundraising sheep dog trials held on 1st June at Llwynbedw, Llanpumsaint, Carmarthen.

Thank you to everyone that supported the fundraising sheep dog trials at Pencoed, Dryslwyn, on Sunday the 7th of July by kind permission of Heddwyn Thomas and Family, over 80 competitors competed.

The trials were well supported by the local community and a sum of £783.00 was raised towards the Welsh National.



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