Sheepdog trials to be hosted by Sculpture Park

An Oswestry company known for its spectacular, life-sized animal sculptures, is set to be visited by creatures of the living variety!

The British Ironwork Centre, Aston, whose impressive portfolio features an incredible array of animals both large and small, will host Sheepdog Trials within its Sculpture Park.

The exciting plans will provide a unique and modern twist upon tradition with the Centre’s sculptures acting as obstacles around which the sheepdogs must manoeuvre their herds.

The project developed following discussions with Welsh National Sheepdog Trials’ President, Mr Alun Jones, whose team had approached the Centre to support the forthcoming Welsh National Trials to be held in Selattyn between 31st July and 2nd August.  Mr Jones and his team were delighted by the Centre’s offer to create bespoke Sheepdog trophies and a full flock of sheep for auction together with a range of other prizes.

Clive Knowles, the Centre’s Chairman, said “The Welsh National Sheepdog Trials is a huge event into which Alun and his team have put an enormous amount of time and effort – we are only too pleased to be able to offer our support.”

“We’re excited at the prospect of working in collaboration with Alun to host Sheepdog Trials in the near future – the Centre and the Sculpture Park provide a fantastic setting for an event of this nature.”

“We hope that this event will provide a further tourist attraction for Oswestry and Shropshire.”

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