Corrigin Yard. September 9th.
The Corrigin yard trial is run in conjunction with the Corrigin show, it is a great venue and was an enjoyable trial. The weather was lovely, in fact almost became a little too warm when the sun came out.
The sheep were beautifully presented young merinos, but they were tricky to work. They required some force to get them into the pens but if forced too much were inclined to split. Dogs with good cover generally fared better on them.
As it was a one day trial everyone only had one run, which counted for whatever event they were eligible for.
Gordon Curtis judged the main event and Dave Lacey judged the open final.
1st. Hayden Harries. Olboa Jude. 62. BC
2nd Nan Lloyd. Barkervale Oswin. 58. Kelpie.
3rd. Rod Forsyth. Binnaburra Reece. 30. Kelpie.
4th. Rod Forsyth. Barkervale Austin. 27. Kelpie.
5th. Tanya De Bijl. Daleview Missy. 19. Kelpie.
1st. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Rocket. 88+82=170. Kelpie.
2nd. Andrew Gorton. Just Murray.83+85=168. Kelpie.
3rd. Nigel Armstrong. Tumutvalley Roy. 75+86=161. Kelpie.
4th. Ken Atherton. Ramulam Punch. 76+81=157. Kelpie
5th. Gordon Curtis. Whites Joe. 72+83=155. Kelpie.
6th. Hayden Harries. Olboa Ben. 74+78=152. BC.
7th. Hayden Harries. Ramulam Woofy. 72+79=151. BC
8th. Gordon Curtis. Binnaburra Johnny. 77.5+73=150.5. Kelpie.
9th. Ken Atherton. Ramulam Lad. 65+79=144. Kelpie.
10th. Nigel Armstrong. Yarralonga Fly. 58+84=142. Kelpie.
11th. NIgel Armstrong. Yarralonga Splinter. 85+50=135. Kelpie.
12th. Hayden Harries. Olboa Jude. 62+64=126. BC.
13th. Nan Lloyd. Barkervale Oswin. 58+61=119. Kelpie.
Ken Athertons Ramulam Lad, who nearly lost a sheep.
Gordon Curtis's Barkervale Ringo.
Hayden Harries and Olboa Dude.
Dave Lacay's Akoonah Sherry.
Nigel Armstrongs Yarralonga Fly.
As the sheep came out of the truck, some of them tried to jump the bottom bar on the ramp.
Rod Forsyth is trying to stop them.
Tony Boyle's Boylee Major.
Tanya De Bijl's Tilly
Photos and Article by Nan Lloyd.