Great Southern Working Sheep Dog Club
Corrigin Show Yard Trial
Report and Photos by Nan Lloyd
As usual, the sheep at the Corrigin Show yard trial were challenging. One year old woolly ewes that may have been crossed with antelope. Eleven runs came to an untimely end when the sheep bolted and scaled the back fence, even though it was a fair height . They required pushing to get them into the smaller yards but would split if pushed too hard. The stronger forcing dogs with good cover managed better. The sheep also did not appear to like a dog that flanked too much, and quickly took advantage of any dogs that were not positive enough.
The weather started out quite cold and warmed up to be pleasant enough although mostly remained overcast.
Being only a one day trial, everyone only had one run per dog.
The event was judged by Hayden Harries. Hayden’s runs were judged by Andrew Gorton and Nan Lloyd.
The Corrigin Ag Society are a helpful bunch and we appreciate their co-operation in organising the trial.
Also thanks to Wagin Grainfeeds for their sponsorship.
Just for interest, there were 19 Border Collie entries and 18 Kelpie entries.
Congratulations to all winners and place-getters below....
Neil Whyte. Barkervale Cobber. Kelpie.
1st. Shelby Harries. Nobleheir Bess. 86+83=169. BC
2nd. Rod Forsyth. Barkervale Austen. 87+81=168 Kelpie.
3rd. Andrew Gorton. Oscar. 77+86=163. BC
4th. Tanya De Bijl. 85+37=122. Jarrah. Kelpie.
5th. Allan Dunn. Valooka Buck. 75+LS=75. Kelpie.
1st. Allan Dunn. TumutValley Jude. 89+85=174. Kelpie
2nd. Tony Boyle. Boylee Sugar. 82+89=171. BC
3rd. Allan Dunn. TunutValley Roy. 82+88=170. Kelpie.
4th. Shelby Harries. Nobleheir Bess.86+83=169. BC
5th. Rod Forsyth. Barkervale Austen. 87+81=168. Kelpie.
6th. Andrew Gorton. Oscar. 77+86+163. BC
7th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Ace. 79+80=159. Kelpie
8th. Tanya De Bijl. Tilly. 81+75=156. Kelpie
9th. Andrew Gorton. Just Murray. 77+73=150. Kelpie.
10th. Tanya De Bijl. Jarrah. 85+37=122. Kelpie.
11th. Hayden Harries. Olboa Dude. 83+LS=83. BC.
12th. Allan Dunn. Valooka Buck. 75+LS=75. Kelpie
Allan Dunn's Tumutvalley Roy.
Rod Forsyth's Grassvalley hazel.
Novice winner Shelby Harries Nobleheir Bess.
Jim Harradine's Nolan's Quest, trying to stop a jumpout.
Allan Dunn's Yarralonga Ethol, watching in dismay.
Andrew Gorton's Oscar, covering at the force.
Tony Boyle's Boylee Pickles.