Thousands of visitors from all over the world will converge on a Herefordshire farm for the International Sheepdog Trials this month.
Great Howle Farm, Howle Hill, near Ross-on-Wye, will be the venue for the prestigious event, which will feature the best in sheep dog handling from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales between September 15 and 17.
There will also be a country fair and demonstration of dog sports.
Over the first two days, teams will compete in a trial round testing course.
The best 15 individuals over the first two days will then compete in the grand final, to be staged on a new course with harder obstacles, for the crowning glory of supreme champion.
It is the first time that Herefordshire has ever staged the prestigious event.
The trials, and other sheepdog handling events, will be complemented by an old-fashioned country fair featuring craft stalls, local food and drink, trade stalls, a pig roast and a taste of Herefordshire cider.
The entrance fee to the international trials is £5 for adults, £3 for children up to 16 and children under three get free entry.