It is with great sadness that our friend, committee member and long standing announcer Gus Dermody has passed away.

R.I.P. Gus - 23rd May, 2019. Aged 78.
The society is indebted to Gus for his professsionalism in announcing at the Macclesfield Sheep Dog Trials, his dedication to the sheep dog trialling fraternity and gentlemanly diplomatic manners.
He will be sorely missed.
As some of you may remember he was a motorcycle police instructor based in Crewe. He was also one of the first to provide a mobile sheep scanning service.
"Don't Guess - Get Gus"

£2,400 Donated to:
Macclesfield Multiple Sclerosis Society
The British Heart Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
The Rossendale Trust
Macmillan Cancer Support
East Cheshire Hospice




It is with deep regret that the 2020 Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials
has been cancelled.

The ISDS official statement regarding COVID-19

"The health and well-being of our members, competitors, sponsors, volunteers and staff is of paramount importance. Advice from the Government and health officials regarding COVID-19 is changing daily with stronger restrictions being implemented and enforced. Considering this, we have concluded that all National, International and World trials will not take place this year. We understand and appreciate the level of disappointment that this will create, however we need to act responsibly during these times of uncertainty."

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th August, 2020.
Spectators welcome each day from 7am. Entrance £5 per adult - Children FREE

Located on Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Macclesfield. SK11 0HE

Competitiors from all over the UK and abroad will be competing. The English winners going onto the National Championship.
There will still be a busy Friday night with the Tug-o-War, BBQ and Beer and the Saturday will have the Craft Fayre and Fell Race with the ever popular Sunday Concert compered by Norman Prince.

is welcome to the Trials. Bring your well-behaved dogs on leads please.

DINNER DANCE - November, 2020 at the Three Horse Shoes, Blackshaw Moor. 7pm.

Committee Meetings for 2020:
Tuesday 17th March, Cancelled
Tuesday 23rd June,
Tuesday 15th September,
Tuesday 12th January, 2021

To be held at Macclesfield Conservative Club at 8.00pm


The Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials Association held their first trial on the 1st September, 1945.
There had been previous trials run from the 1920's by Mr May of Wickenford Farm.