Minnawarra Yard 28th and 29th November.
The final trial for the year in WA, a yard trial, was held at Minawarra.
Minnawarra is the home of Hayden and Shelby Harries, and is near the town of Boyup Brook in WA’s south west.
The sheep were huge merino ewes, who were stubborn and difficult to work. A fair amount of force was required to yard them, but if pushed too hard they split, tried to run over the dog, and kept going.
The more experienced dogs handled them though and they were good yard trial sheep.
The weather had been very hot recently but we were lucky for the trial and it hovered in the mid to high twenties most of the time.
Novice, judged by Rick Janitz..
1st. Shelby Harries. Cagella Kinda. 87+84=171. Kelpie.
2nd. Tanya DeBijl. Tilly. 73+79=152. Kelpie.
3rd. Tanya DeBijl. Marionvale Ita. 48+76=124. Kelpie.
4th. Hayden Harries. Olboa Knight. 55+67=122. BC.
5th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Snowy. 56+62=118. Kelpie X Huntaway.
Open, Judged by Richard Mcguire.
1st. Neil Eastough. Grassvalley Jet. 88+89=177. Bc
2nd. Hayden Harries. Olboa Ben. 91+82=173. BC
3rd. Hayden Harries. Ramulam Woofy. 81+84=165. BC
4th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Sugar. 85+79=164. BC.
5th. Karyn Buller. Just Jed. 64+88=152. Kelpie.
6th. Hayden Harries. Olboa Knight. 82+58=140. BC.
7th. Shelby Harries. Rio. 86+42=128. Kelpie.
8th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Burnie. 78+58=136. BC.
9th. Rick Janitz. Jandoree DotCom. 82+53=135. BC.
10th. Shelby Harries. Cagella Kinda. 86+42=128. Kelpie.
11th. Ken Atherton Ramulam Punch. 64+63=127. Kelpie.
12th. Connor O’Connell. Marionvale Sam. 71+34=105. BC
13th. Jim Harradine. Nolans Mikey. 74+34=108. BC
Karyn Buller and Booninning Rosie.
Richard Mcguires Torbay Tom
Ken Athertons Ramulam Lad.
Neil Eastough and Easties Bones.
Shelby Harries' Rio.
Rick Janitzs Jandoree DotCom.
Hayden Harries Olboa Knight
Article and photos by Nan Lloyd