Minnawarra Yard. November 26th to 27th.
Minnawarra yard trial was held at the property of Hayden and Shelby Harries, near Boyup Brook. It was a lovely picturesque setting for what was the final trial of the year for WA.
The weather was unpleasantly hot on the Saturday but fortunately we had the benefit of a shady tree in the afternoon. Sunday was a little cooler. Which was a relief as some people did not get a lot of sleep.
This was due to the heat, roosters that did know the time and, not mentioning any names, but a few competitors who were obviously not tired.
The sheep for the novice were large young merinos that were heavy and difficult to move. They laid on the dogs and were not keen to enter the smaller yards, or the truck. Some competitors had a fair battle with them.
The open sheep were older ewes, and although stubborn for the first few runs they started to flow after that and the scores climbed accordingly.
Novice, judged by Doreen Hansen.
1st. Karyn Buller. Booninning Rosie. 68+61=129. Kelpie.
2nd. Andrew Gorton. Oscar. 55+68=123. BC.
3rd. Tony Boyle. Chillie. 69+43=112. KelpieX.
4th. Rick Janitz. Jandoree Lexey. 50+50=100. BC
5th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Major. 62+RTD. BC.
6th. Rick Janitz. Ramulam Gizmo. 50+RTD=50. Kelpie.
Open, judged by Nigel Armstrong. All Nigel’s runs were judged by Ken Atherton and Hayden Harries.
1st. Nigel Armstrong. Tumutvalley Jude. 91.5+93=184.5. Kelpie.
2nd. Nigel Armstrong. Tumutvalley Roy. 84.5+98=5=183. Kelpie.
3rd. Nigel Armstrong. Yarralonga Fly. 84.5+96=180.5. Kelpie.
4th. Nigel Armstrong. Yarralonga Splinter. 87+89=176.
5th. Ken Atherton. Ramulam Punch. 87+86=173. Kelpie.
6th. Ken Atherton. Ramulam Lad. 84+87=171. Kelpie.
7th. Hayden Harries. Olboa Ben. 81+85=166. BC.
8th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Sugar. 85+79=164. BC.
9th. Andrew Gorton. Just Murray. 82+79=161. Kelpie.
10th. Hayden Harries. Ramulam Woofy. 87+69=156. BC.
11th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Rocket. 82+71=153. Kelpie.
12th. Rick Janitz. Jandoree Sparky. 85+63=148. BC.
Karyn Buller and Booninning Rosie.
Shelby Harries and Nobleheir Bess.
Nigel Armstrong and Tumutvalley Roy.
Rick Janitz's Ramulam Gizmo.
Josh Marshall's Jalinda Ace.
Ken Athertons Ramulam Lad.
Artcile and photos by Nan Lloyd