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.




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.




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