Wagin Woolorama Arena Trial 9-11th March
There was a very welcome cool change after at least a decade of warm weather for the Wagin Woolarama Arena Trial. Triallers were delighted to need jumpers rather than sweat their way through runs. Both dogs and sheep appeared full of energy in the cooler conditions. The sheep were fairly calm to start with but they became more runny and unpredictable as the trial progressed.
The Woolarama show had many distracting noises and activities that might have contributed to the sheeps' behavior. Sometimes marvelous work was followed by unexpected dramas leading to scores that did not reflect the initial good efforts on the part of dogs and handlers. As always the best teams made their three sheep appear to be compliant and many good scores were achieved.
This popular event was run during the lunch break on the Friday and Saturday and was won by Scott Franz who had a Koolie X Kelpie called Smudge jumping over two metres.
Marianne Rogers with Annie and Tony Boyle with Pickles were not far behind to be equal runners up.
Novice judged by Jean Hydleman
1st. Jenny Nolan. Nolans Nancy 78
2nd. Brad Rose. Euroa Nan 77
3rd. Tony Boyle. Chillie 70 Kelpie
4th. Jenny Nolan. Nolans Chad 67
=5th. Jenny Whitelock. Boylee Talent 65
=5th. Dave Lacey. Coshies Buddy 65
=7th. Ken Atherton. Boylee Pick 61
=7th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Ace. 61 Kelpie
9th. Gordon Curtis. Kumbark Tina 60 Kelpie
10th. Carolyn Bell. Me Mate Mick 56
Improver judged by Jenny Nolan
1st. Nan Lloyd. Barkervale Oswin 89+68 =157 Kelpie
2nd. Gordon Curtis. Kumbark Tina 78+69 =147 Kelpie
3rd. Richard McGuire.Torbay Tom 75+70 =145
4th. Phil Dorrell. Jandoree Clive 84+51 =135
5th. Jenny Whitelock. Jensown Bliss79+X =79
6th. Simon Leaning. Marionvale Lad 68
7th. Peter Gorman. Badgingarra Pip 68
8th. Malcolm Seymour. Euroa Nell 67
9th. Malcolm Seymour. Olboa Jess 57
10th. Jenny Whitelock. Jensown Microchip 52
Open judged by Simon Leaning
1st. Grant Cooke.Grassvalley Sky 94+80 =174
2nd. Grant Cooke.Grassvalley Floss 85+85 =170
3rd. Frank Sutherland. Pendalup Sue 78+78 =156
4th. Jane Dorrell. Rocky Dusty 93+61 =154
5th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Sugar 81+67 =148
6th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Midget 72+49 =121
=7th. Dave Lacey. Fleetwood Devil 70+49 =119
=7th. Peter Gorman. Badgingarra Jem 74+45 =119
9th. Peter Gorman. Princes Sally 94+X =94
=10th. Gordon Curtis.Whites Joe 71+X =71 Kelpie
=10th. Ivan Solomon. Perangery Sasha 71+DQ =71
12th. Jane Dorrell Olboa. Spanner 70 +X =70
Malcolm Seymour's Coshies Bella.
Peter Gorman's Pendalup Steel, in a bit of bother.
Ivan Solomon's Perengary Slate.
Ken Atherton's Boylee Cass
Richard Mcguire, demonstrating the latest fashions on the field, with Delrae Spanner.
Tony Boyle's Boylee Sugar.
Frank Sutherland's Grassvalley Milo, doing her best to chase down a runaway.
Article and results by Marianne Rogers.
Photos by Nan Lloyd