12 May 2000


If you like watching sheep

dog trials you will love our

competition. The prize is a

trip to Virginia, USA –

home of the Blue Ridge

Mountains – and the chance

to watch top dogs in action

at the Virginia State Fair

AMERICAS calling – answer our competition correctly and it could be you who wins a fabulous trip for two to the Virginia State Fair in September, to see a US Open Sheepdog Trials qualifier, courtesy of Chudleys Dog Foods.

As with so many British sports, sheepdog trials have spread in popularity across the world. The Brits are still a force to be reckoned with in this area, with famous names like Alasdair McCrae and Tommy Wilson regularly in the ribbons on the USA sheepdog trials circuit. Chudleys is offering farmers weekly readers the chance to win a trip to the States to see the best of the US triallers in action.

The annual Virginia State Fair hosts one of the US Open National Sheepdog Trials and regularly pulls in the big names as it is one of the last qualifiers for the US Open finals in October.

&#42 Fly to Washington

Our lucky winner and a partner will fly to Washington DC on Virgin Atlantic. They will collect a hire car and head south to the rolling hills of Virginia. After checking in at the Microtel Inn in Richmond, they will be free to explore the sights of Virginia – historic Williamsburg is not to be missed, and the famous Blue Ridge Mountains are well worth an expedition.

The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast to set you up for the day, with the latest pay-per-view movies in all rooms, and an exercise room for working off all that good American food. But theres so much to see and do we are sure our winner wont want to spend much time in the hotel.

The Virginia State Fair runs from the 21st September to the 1st October so you could spend a day or two, or even your whole week absorbing the myriad sights and sounds that form American rural life.

The Virginia State Fair began 145 years ago and has grown into a huge spectacle. Theres everything you could imagine – livestock shows, horse shows, horticulture and crop exhibitions, arts and crafts shows, funfair and roller coasters. The sheepdog trials are a small part of this extravaganza, but a very important day for many dedicated handlers and their dogs. Its an event you wont want to miss.

Whether you own a hard-working dog who earns his living or a pampered pet, dogs are what they eat, and quality food leads to healthier dogs. The makers of Chudleys Dog Food believe totally in this, which is why only the finest ingredients go into their feeds. And quality does not always mean expense – Chudleys proves very economical when feeding several dogs.

The most important thing to decide when choosing your dog food is to find one that suits the lifestyle of your dog. Whatever the age and breed, from puppies to working collies, from small terriers to lurchers, Chudleys provides the complete range of dog food and can give advice on the correct diet and feeding regime.

Our formulations are based on the most recent nutritional research and produced using the latest technology. Chudleys can be fed with complete peace of mind, knowing that there is always help at hand from the expert nutritionists at Dodson & Horrell. You can even speak to Mr Chudley himself, who is the latest member of the family to play an active part in the business, which has been going from strength to strength since 1952.

For the friendliest help and service please telephone the Chudleys help desk on 01933 624221.

&#42 The prize

The winner and partner will receive economy class flights from London to Washington DC including airport taxes; seven nights accommodation at the Microtel Inn, Richmond, Virginia; a hire car including basic third party insurance (prizewinners are advised to take out further, more comprehensive insurance); daily entry to the Virginia State Fair.

Note: Food, beverages, travel to UK airports or incidental expenses not included. Prior to departure the winner must purchase comprehensive travel insurance through their own source.

&#42 To Enter

For a chance to win a trip to the US Open Sheepdog Trials, simply answer the following questions:

1. How long has the Virginia State Fair been in existence?

2. In what year was Chudleys Dog Food established?

Send your answers on a postcard for farmers weekly/ Chudleys competition, PO Box 7255, Tadley, RG26 5XR to arrive no later than Fri May 26, 2000.


The competition is open to all readers (aged 18 or over ) of farmers weekly except employees of Reed Business Information, Dodson & Horrell Ltd and their agents, the printers of farmers weekly and their families. Only one entry is permitted per person. No purchase is necessary.

To be valid entries must be received on or before Fri May 26, 2000.

The prize must be taken as stated. There is no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable. If the winner is unable to accept the prize then it will be forfeit to the sender of the next correct entry drawn.

Prior to departure, the winner must purchase comprehensive travel insurance through their own source.

The judges decision is final and binding on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed, mislaid or damaged in the post.

Please state if you do not want to receive literature from the companies or organisations connected with this competition.

Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these rules.

The winner will be notified and the result published in farmers weekly.

Enjoying the work: Sheepdog

trials are popular world wide.

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