Kendenup Arena 26th, 27th, 28th April.
The Great Southern town of Kendenup hosted its second trial this year, organized this time by the Great Southern Sheepdog Club. It will be the last trial until June the 21st, as some trialers take a break for seeding.
Sheep were supplied by Wayne Hall and were excellent trial sheep. The novice and improver sheep were purple tag ewes that worked very well most of the time but on occasion took exception to a certain dog and would not settle. There were some high scores in these events.
The open sheep were a little more challenging. Older mixed age ewes that were a bit touchy at times, with the odd individual that would not stay with its fellow sheep.
The weather was changeable. On Friday under cloud cover it was quite comfortable, but heated up considerably when the sun emerged.
Sat and Sunday saw light rain and much cooler conditions, becoming quite cold towards the end of the weekend.
Novice, judged by Nan Lloyd.
1st. Ken Atherton. Ramulam Jock. 91 (Kelpie)
2nd. Jane Dorrell. Rocky Dusty. 90.
3rd. Colin Cosh. Avalon Icy. 89.
4th Rick Jantz. Jandoree Sparky. 81.
5th Jenny Whitelock. Jandoree Kinta.. 80.
6th. Marianne Rogers. Ramulam Petra. 78. (Kelpie).
7th. Colin Cosh. Tui. 77.
=8th Mike Scott. Torbay Badger. 73.
=8th Phill Dorrell. Ramulam Patch. 73.
=8th. Tim Foster. Gwaefern Dibly. 73.
Improver, judged by Jenny Atherton.
1st. Rick Janitz. Jandoree DotCom. 94.
2nd. Glenice Webb. Morillo Toby. 89.
3rd. Tony Boyle. Boylee Stephanie. 88.
4th. Malcolm Seymour. Euroa Nell. 87.
5th. Tim Foster. Gwaefern Dibly. 85.
6th. Germaine Seymour. Euroa Nan. 84.
7th. Peter Gorman Badgingarra Jem. 82.
8th. Jenny Whitelock. Boylee Sugar. 80.
=9th. Grant Cooke. Grasssvalley Tess. 77.
=9th. Richard Mcguire. Mac’s gem. 77.
Open, judged by Nelson Anderson.
1st. Grant Cooke. Grassvalley Moss. 93+90=183.
2nd. Wayne Hall. Hudsons Tasha. 88+93=181.
3rd. Grant Cooke. Grassvalley Sky. 89+83=172.
4th. Ken Atherton. Olboa Merle. 86+84=170.
5th. Dave Lacey. Akoonah Del. 83+82=165.
=6th. Nick Webb. Morillo Cinda. 83+77=159.
=6th. Ivan Solomon. Somerville Tully. 92+67=159.
=6th. Jenny Whitelock. Jandoree Kinta. 80+79=159.
9th. Peter Gorman. Princes Sally. 84+74=158.
10th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Dale. 90+67=157.
11th. Peter Gorman. Grassvalley Milo. 85+60=145.
12th. Gordon Curtis. Binnaburra Tuff. 88+Rtd=88. (Kelpie).
Ken Athertons Ramulam Lad.
Rod Forsyth and Binnaburra Milo, waiting for their run.
Ivan Solomons Perengary Mac.
Ken Athertons Olboa Merle.
Jenny Whitelock's Jandoree Kinta.
Peter Gorman's Badgingarra Nell.
Nick Webb's Morillo Cinda
Grant Cooke's Grassvalley Sky.
Nick Webb and Morillo Cinda.
Photos and Article by Nan Lloyd