Wagin Arena. 18th to 21st Oct.
Wagin trial was our follow up trial after the Australian supreme, and the last trial for our Eastern states visitors. It was great that so many of them stayed around for this event.
The sheep were light and a little difficult to work. They required careful handling but they also took advantage of any weaker dogs and tested them fully. The lighter coloured dogs seemed to do better on them.
The weather was lovely, despite two frosts. A little chilly on and off but some nice sunshine most of the time.
It was a relaxing and enjoyable trial after nine days of full on trialling at the Northam Supreme.
Joan and Peter Gorman and helpers excelled once again, with a wonderful dinner on the Wednesday evening, which included a live band, enjoyable enough for many of the triallers to take to the dance floor.
There were many goodbyes after the trial and the promise to perhaps catch up at the Supreme in Victoria next year.
There were 67 entries in the novice and 145 in the open/improver.
Novice, judged by Phil Dorrell.
1st. Gordon Curtis. Barkervale Ringo 74+75=149 Kelpie
2nd. Dave Lacey.Akoonah Holly 73+69=142
3rd. Jenny Palm. Brindabella Domini 76+30=106
4th. Rick Janitz.Jandoree Sparky 79+0=79
5th. Jenny Nolan.Nolan's Chad 77+RTD=77
6th. Gibb MCDonald. Boylee Poppy. 70
7th. Jenny Nolan. Nolans Pam 69
8th. Nan Lloyd. Binnaburra Stephie. 67. Kelpie
9th. Colin Cosh. Princes Delta. 63.
10th. Jane Dorrell. Olboa Spanner. 62
Improver, judged by Jenny Atherton.
1st. Dave Lacey.Akoonah Holly 77+88=165
2nd. Carolyn Bell. Bellview Loxie 78+59=137
3rd. Nick Webb.Morillo Roy 81+52=133
4th. Nick Webb.Morillo Max 83+37=120
5th. Gordon Curtis. Kumbark Tina 78+rtd=78 Kelpie.
6th. Malcolm Taylor. Me Mate Shades. 76
7th. Phil Dorrell. Jandoree Clive. 75
8th. Jenny Nolan. Boylee Kenny. 74.
9th. Glenice Webb. Davids Nina. 72.
10th. Jenny Nolan. Grassvalley Lilly. 68.
Open Judged by Jenny Atherton.
1st.Jim O'Connel. lCamara Cauli 89+83=172
2nd.Roy Potticary. DalraeEddie 94+74=168
3rd. Dave Lacey. AkoonahLady 91+71=162
4th.Jim O'Connell.Camara Cascade 91+69=160
5th. Greg Prince. TippersBrigalow 89+67=156
6th.Paul O'Kane. O"KanesAndrew Symonds 89+65=154
7th.Grant Cooke. GrassvalleySky 90+41=131
8th.Malcolm Taylor. SomervilleNell 90+31=121
9th.Grant Cooke. GrassvalleyFloss 97+X=97
10th.Jim O'Connell. KadensBetty 90+DQ=90
=11th.Roy Potticary.Dalrae Pepper 89+X=89
=11th.Peter Gorman. Badgingarra Jem 89+X=89
Jenny Whitelock and Jensown Microchip.
Greg Prince and Princes Dan.
Paul O'Kanes, O"kanes Andrew Symonds.
Roy Poticary's Delrae Eddie.
Open winner, Jim O'Connell's Camara Cauli.
Rhonda O"Connell and Camara Uncle.
Jenny Palm's Brindabella Domini.
Article and photos by Nan Lloyd.