Kendenup Arena. 26th-29th May.
Kendenup arena trial was run two months later than usual, due to sheep availablility.
Always a popular trial, this year was no exception so handlers were limited to six runs each.
The sheep were from David and Lyn Slade and family and were beautifully presented crossbreeds.
They were very good trial sheep, challenging and fairly touchy. If a dog upset them they could run fast and far, but if handled right they worked very well. They were mainly good through the obstacles but a little stubborn at the pen.
The weather was near perfect, although a little chilly in the evening. It rained during Fri and Sat night but fined up during the day. The rain steadied the sheep for the open and there were some top scores on the last morning. However the sheep became a little touchier for the open final.
There were 37 entries in the Novice, 45 in the Improver and 62 in the Open.
Novice, Judged by Jean Hydleman.
1st. Jenny Nolan. Boylee Kenny. 79.
2nd. Ivan Solomon. Perengery Kate. 73.
3rd. Rod Forsyth. Barkervale Austin. 67. Kelpie.
4th. Nan Lloyd. Barkervale Oswin. 65. Kelpie.
=5th. Jenny Nolan. Nolans Nancy. 61.
=5th. Gibb Mcdonald. Boylee Poppy. 61.
7th. Phil Dorrell. Jandoree Clive. 60.
8th. Dave Lacey. Akoonah Holly. 55.
9th. Mike Scott. Torbay Badger. 53.
10th. Jane Dorrell. Olboa Spanner. 47.
Improver, judged by Neil Eastough.
1st. Peter Gorman. Pendalup Steel. 85.
2nd. Glenice Webb. Davids Nina. 83.
3rd. Tony Boyle. Boylee Midget. 82.
4th. Jane Dorrell. Rocky Dusty. 74.
=5th. Nick Webb. Morillo Roy. 62.
=5th. Jenny Nolan. Grassvalley Lilly. 62.
7th. Ken Atherton Boylee Pick. 58.
=8th. Frank Sutherland. Rocky Nikki. 57.
=8th. Rod Forsyth. Binnaburra Reece. 57. Kelpie.
10th. Dave Lacey. Akoonah Holly.
Open, judged by Ken Atherton.
1st. Ivan Solomon. Perengery Sasha. 94+96=190.
2nd. Phill Dorrell. Ramulam Tippy. 86+89=175.
3rd. Peter Gorman. Badgingarra Jem. 79+84=163.
4th. Nan Lloyd. Barkervale Oswin. 83+75=158. Kelpie.
5th. Glenice Webb. Morillo Doff. 81+74=155.
=6th. Jane Dorrell. Rocky Dusty. 83+71=154.
=6th. Jenny Whitelock. Jandoree Kinta. 79+75=154.
8th. Dave Lacey. Akoonah Dell. 80+60=140.
9th. Simon Leaning. Chidlow Floss. 93+39=132.
10th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Sugar. 81+45=126.
11th. Dave Lacey. Akoonah Lady. 86+38= 124.
12th. Simon Leaning. Jandoree Jess. 88+35=123.
13th. Malcolm Seymour. Euroa Nell. 84+X=84.
14th. Nick webb. Morrillo Roy. 79+RTD=79.
Winners of the Dorrell enterprises family trophy were Nick and Glenice Webb.
Tony Boyle's Boylee Gus.
Rod Forsyth's Barkervale Austin.
Jenny Whitelock's Boylee Talent.
Peter Gorman's Pendalup Steel.
Nick Webb and Morillo Max.
Jean Hydleman's Marionvale Zahlee.
Dave Lacey's Fleetwood Devil.
Photos and article by Nan Lloyd.