The Society

The Whitefaced Woodland Sheep Society

Begun in […] as the Whitefaced Woodland Sheep Breeders’ Group, this became the Whitefaced Woodland Sheep Society in […], with the purpose of “preserving and promoting whitefaced woodland sheep as a distinctive and economically viable breed”.
Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in the breed. Membership is currently £10 per year, and life membership £100. For a membership application form, please click here.
The Society holds its Annual Show and Sale in late September. The Ken Wild Trophy, in memory of a renowned woodland breeder, is presented to the winning ram at this Show.
At the Hope Show, on August Bank Holiday Monday, the Champion of Champions is selected from the Champion and Reserve Champion sheep from the season’s shows to date.
The Annual General Meeting is held in the autumn and usually includes a farm visit. A Points Trophy is presented to the exhibitor who has produced the most consistent show results over the year. In addition, Karen Dowey has kindly presented a trophy for exhibitors aged under 25.