We’re having an online show! Click here to see the sheep, click here to see the results.

We hope that members will be prepared to showcase their best stock. To keep matters simple for this first event we have three categories:

  • Rams
  • Ewes with lambs at foot
  • Best photo

There are just a few, basic rules:

  • Sheep must be registered Icelandics
  • A maximum of three photographs may be submitted for each sheep entered. One photograph must be taken from the side.
  • Rams must be those which are alive in 2020 whether or not they have been in use in this year and photographs may be used from previous years
  • Ewes must be those which have lambs at foot in 2020
  • Closing date for entries 1st August 2020


We are incredibly lucky to have Tim Tyne judging for us. Tim Tyne was brought up on a productive smallholding in East Anglia, and started his own flock of sheep at the age of 13. After leaving school he spent a couple of years shepherding in Suffolk, before moving to Wales in order to study agriculture at Aberystwyth. Tim then spent four years shepherding and living a self-sufficient lifestyle on a small offshore island, before returning to the mainland in 1998 in order to take on his own smallholding. He now farms on a small scale, together with his wife and children, on the Llyn Peninsula. Tim is a regular contributor to Country Smallholding magazine, and author of the popular Sheep Book for Smallholders. Together with his wife, Dot, he also wrote Viable Self-Sufficiency, the ultimate guide to smallholding and self-sufficiency. Tim believes passionately that smallholding should be a financially viable lifestyle choice for young families.


Entries submitted will be used for publicity of the Icelandic breed by the society and submission of an entry is acceptance and consent to use of photographs and copyright in the same for that purpose.


There are no entry fees for the show. Entries should be sent by email to Matthew Modget mmodget@hotmail.com and will be published on the ISBOBI website w/c 10th August.

Thanks to Glenda Bailey for the suggestion to run this!

Icelandic Sheep Breeders Of the British Isles