Kendenup Arena. 20-23rd of April
It almost always rains at the Kendenup arena trial and this year was no exception. For the first two days of the trial it was actually too warm, but the rain arrived Sat afternoon and continued into the night and most of Sunday, creating uncomfortable conditions for everyone, although the dogs didnt mind the much cooler conditions.
Kendenup is also known for its great Sat evening dinners and the Kendenup Golf club did not disappoint.
The sheep were crossbreds and were tricky to work. They were not keen to come down the ground and took every opportunity to race back towards the letouts. Once worked around the winding pegs and through the first obstacle they tended to settle and were quite good obstacle sheep.
There were 40 entries in the novice, 34 in the improver and 54 in the open.
Encourage was won by C. Rose with Coshies Charm.
Novice judged by Gibb Mcdonald.
1st. Doreen Hansen. Jandoree Harley. 75+57=132.
2nd. Jenny Nolan. Nolans Chad. 68+59=127.
3rd. Phill Dorrell. Jandoreee Clive. 65+51=116.
4th. Frank Sutherland. Pendalup Jill. 71+X=71.
5th. Dave Lacey. Somerville Katie. 67+X=67.
6th. Jenny Whitelock. Jensown Bliss. 62.
7th. Tanya De Bilj. Boylee Scout. 61
=8th. Rick Janitz. Akoonah Ellie. 60.
=8th. Duncan Anderson. Pages Bouncer. 60.
10th. Jenny Whitelock. Jensown Microchip. 59.
Improver. Judged by Rod Forsyth.
1st. Phil Dorrell. Jandoree Clive. 81+85=166.
2nd. Gordon Curtis. Kumbark Indi. 76+71=147. Kelpie.
3rd. Ivan Solomon. Perengary Kate. 79+62=141.
4th. Dave Lacey. Somerville Katie. 80+46=126.
5th. Ken Atherton. Coshies Deal. 76+X=76.
6th. Dave Lacey. Coshies Buddy. 65.
7th. Brad Rose. Euroa Nan. 62.
8th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Ace. 61. Kelpie.
9th. Duncan Anderson. Pages Bouncer. 54.
10th. Nan Lloyd. Binnaburra Stephie. 51. Kelpie.
Open. Judged by Dave Lacey.
1st. Ivan Solomon. Perengary Sasha. 95+96=191.
2nd. Peter Gorman. Badgingarra Jem. 90+90=180.
3rd. Grant Cooke. Grassvalley Moss. 91+83=174.
4th. Phil Dorrell. Ramulam Tippy. 84+88=172.
5th. Simon Leaning. Jandoree Jess. 84+85=169.
6th. Frank Sutherland. Pendalup Sue. 85+83=168.
7th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Rocket. 84+82=166. Kelpie.
8th. Frank Sutherland. Rocky Judy. 87+78=165.
9th. Ken Atherton. Ramulam Punch. 88+76=164. Kelpie.
10th. Ken Atherton Ramulam Lad. 86+75=161. Kelpie
11th. Peter Gorman. Pendalup Steele. 87+DQ=87.
12th. Jane Dorrell. Olboa Spanner. 83+RTD=83.
Jenny Nolan and Nolans Chad.
Marianne Rogers Marionvale Aykeira.
Frank Sutherland and Pendalup Jill.
Tony Boyles Boylee Guss.