Welcome to the West Country Nursery Trials website where you'll find everything you need to know about the winter trialling season in Devon, Exmoor and Cornwall. The nurseries help young dogs gain some valuable experience before going on to compete in the novice and open trials in the following year.

The competition!

The nursery season starts in November, with trials running through to April, when we find out who has won the aggregate trophies for the highest pointed dog in each class, and who has done enough to qualify for the English nursery final.

Join us!

If your looking to trial a young dog through the winter months - come and join us! We are a friendly bunch, ranging from complete beginners to old hands and are all here to help improve both the standard of handling and the dogs themselves.

Check out what's happening on the latest news page

Things are always changing so keep checking back!

  • A big thank-you to our sponsors, and the landowners and shepherds that make the nursery season possible! Without your generosity it simply wouldn't happen - THANK-YOU!