Manor sheepdog trials this weekend
THE POPULAR Manor Sheepdog Trials will be unleashed next Saturday morning - racking up its 52nd year running.
And alongside the dog trials, there'll be a sheep contest - which has become famous for the vicious competition between local farmers.
About 55 dogs and their masters will be coming from all over Scotland, as well as just the Borders, to try and take home a prize.
Other events on the day will feature a raffle - which all proceeds will be going to local charities.
As well as that, the 15th 10 mile hill run will take place, which requires no entry and has proved popular in previous years, with up to 120 runners.
New this year is the bike ride around Manor Valley, which David Wrinton is taking charge of.
Organisers urge anyone who's up for a bikeride or run to come along to the event.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided by the Rural Institute.
The sheepdog trials begin at 8.30am, the sheep show begins at 1pm, the hill race also starts at 1pm and the bikeride is at 9am. The raffle will be late afternoon.
And event chiefs are hoping local Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash will make an appearance at the show along with his champion horse, Hello Santos.
Committee member Jim Currie said: "It'll be a good day - it's a light hearted and casual event. It's all run by volunteers and any money made goes towards local charities.
"We've got entries from all over Scotland, and the sheep show is always exciting - the competition between the locals gets fierce."
He added: "Everyone's looking forward to it - let's hope the weather stays okay for us on the day!"
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