Olboa yard 25-26th November.
What a great weekend wrapping up our yard trials for 2017 with’ Minnawarra yard trial’ held 35km north east of Boyup Brook on the Harries property.
The sheep were young merino ewes, who knew their way back to the main yards given a chance, which made for a nice challenge. Although on a whole the sheep worked well making it a great weekend of trialling.
The novice and open were both ran on Saturday leaving just the finals for Sunday so everyone had an early escape by midday.
The novice final ended in a tie for first which led to a run off ending with a very close score . There were 20 entries in the novice and 30 in the open.
Weather was on the warm side, however a few shady trees made it pleasurable enough.
Encourage was won by Jess Buller and Booninning Roofus.
Novice, judged by Karyn Buller
1st. Tanya DeBijl. Tilly. 80+86=166+82=248. Keplie
2nd. Shelby Harries. Nobleheir Bess.89+77=166+80=246.
3rd. Tanya De Bijl. Marionvale Ita. 80+78=158. Kelpie
4th. Andrew Gorton. Oscar.86+70=156.
5th. Hayden Harries. Olboa Knight. 82_68=150.
6th. Tanya DeBijl. Boylee Scout. 84+38=122.
Open judged by Ken Atherton. (Kens runs judged by Nigel Armstrong and Andrew Gorton.)
1st. Tony Boyle. Boylee Sugar. 92+91=183.
2nd.Nigel Armstrong. Tumutvalley Roy. 90+84=174. Kelpie.
3rd. Hayden Harries. Ramulam Woofy. 80+91=171.
4th.Ken Atherton. Ramulam Punch.82.5+87=169.5.Kelpie
5th. Nigel Armstrong. Yarralonga Splinter. 83+83=166.Kelpie
6th. Ken Atherton.Ramulam Lad. 90.5+75=165.5 Kelpie
7th. Nigel Armstrong. Yarralonga Scope. 87+75=162. Kelpie
8th. Nigel Armstrong. Tumutvalley Jude. 82+68=150 Kelpie.
=9th. Shelby Harries. Noble HeirBess. 77+66=143.
=9th Marianne Rogers. Marionvale Aykeira. 77+67=143.
11th. Andrew Gorton. Oscar. 82+LS=82.
Yard dog of the year was decided.
Winner was Nigel Armstrong and Yarralonga Splinter
Nigel was also runner up with Tumutvalley Roy.
State reps to compete at the 2018 National yard are,
Nigel Armstrong and Yarralonga Splinter.
Andrew Gorton and Oscar.
Photos and Article by Shelby Harries.