The Ouessant Sheep Society of Great Britain was formed in February 2005 by a group of enthusiastic breeders and owners of the Ouessant sheep. The founding members came from all over the UK; as far as the North of Aberdeenshire, Isle of Man and Southern and South West England, with approximately twenty others to exchange ideas and views to form the society.  The Society now has over 200 members.  The Society maintains the UK flock book - the national register of pedigree Ouessants - and represents the interests of Ouessant sheep and their owners at home and abroad.  We are affiliated with the French and Dutch Ouessant societies and maintain contact with the societies in Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.  We liaise with other UK breed societies over sheep welfare and represent the views of our members to Defra.  We are establishing a regional structure, to promote the breed at shows and exhibitions and to provide advice and support to our members across the country.

The Committee

Antonia Clements

CHAIR

Antonia lives in Wiltshire and was elected Society Chair in 2017  

Jenny Kolot

Independent Accountant

Jenny lives in Gloucestershire and rejoined the committee in July 2020

David Clements

REGISTRAR

David lives in Wiltshire and has been the Society's Registrar since 2015

Adrian Lloyd

NORTH OF ENGLAND

Adrian lives in Cumbria and joined the committee in 2019  

Coral Handley

WALES AND CENTRAL ENGLAND

Coral lives in Worcestershire and joined the committee in 2019  

Kris Jury

SOUTH OF ENGLAND

Kris lives in Devon and joined the committee in 2019  

Peter Ridout

Independent Member

Peter lives in Aberdeenshire and joined the committee in July 2020

Susan Hughes

Independent Member

Susan lives in Pembrokeshire and joined the committee in July 2020

Christine Bamford

Independent Member

Chris lives in Devon and joined the committee in July 2020

The Regions

Society Representatives Across the Country

Details of the Society's new regional structure will be published here when finalized.

To learn where to see Ouessant sheep, at shows, fairs and events click here