Mayanup held its annual arena trial at Yallambee, Ken and Jenny Athertons property just off the Albany Highway at Arthur River app 140kms south of Perth.
The weather was the most challenging part for Fri and Sat. Bitter cold winds and freezing rain had most of us bundled in thick jackets, hats and gloves. The fire near the canteen was a popular area but a lot of people sat in their cars along the edge of the trial ground. Sunday was a little better and we enjoyed some warm sunshine.
The sheep were young Dohne ewes which had a reputation for being very difficult to work. However this year they were a lot more amenable and there were quite a few pens and some reasonable scores in the novice, despite the 40 point ring off.
However towards the end of the Improver/open event they became more difficult to work. There was a 30 point ring off for this event so many people did not get very far. The open dogs were more up to the task though and gained some respectable tallies.
The Improver and open were run together to save time and finals were ran for both the novice and the improver events.
For the novice there were 51 entries and 12 scores, the Improver had 57 entries with 18 scores, while the open had 73 entries and 36 scores.
Encourage, judged by Wayne Hall.
1st. Sue Doherty Ramulam Peg. 60,
2nd. Sue Doherty Rocky Pippa. 48,
3rd. Vicki Dorrell. Ramulam Smokey. 40,
4th. Di Cosh. Dougie. Rtd
Novice, judged by Colin Cosh.
1st. Simon Leaning and Jandoree Jess. 92+88=180.
2nd. Jane Dorrell and Rocky Dusty. 95+78=173.
3rd. Phill Dorrell and Ramulam Patch. 91+74=165.
4th. Tony Boyle and Boylee Burnie. 88+61=149.
5th. Glenice Webb and Davids Nina. 83.
6th. Richard Mcguire and Torbay Tom. 79.
7th. Jenny Whitelock and Jandoree Kinta. 78.
8th. Sam Weaver and Mac’s Harry. 75
9th. Peter Doherty and Jandoree Reen. 68
=10th. Rick Janitz and Jandoree Sparky. 63.
=10th Simon Leaning and Marionvale Mindy. 63 (Kelpie)
12th. Nan Lloyd and Binnaburra Binndi. 59. (Kelpie)
Improver, judged by Grant Cooke.
1st. Tony Boyle and Boylee Steffnie. 91+84=175.
2nd. Peter Gorman and Badgingarra Jem. 87+83=170.
3rd.. Gordon Curtis and Binnaburra Ben. 84+X=84. (Kelpie)
4th. Simon Leaning and Marionvale Mindy. 83+X=83. (Kelpie)
5th. Bernie Jones and Bellview Teddy. 82.
=6th. Hayden Harries and Ramulam Woofy. 81.
=6th. Phill Dorrell and Ramulam Patch. 81.
=6th Jenny Whitelock and Jandoree Kinta. 81.
9th. Simon Leaning and Jandoree Jess. 78.
10th. Andrew Gorton and Just Sam. 75. (Kelpie X Collie )
=11th. Colin Cosh and Rosie. 72.
=11th. Richard Mcguire and Torbay Tom. 72.
Open Judged by Grant Cooke.
1st. Wayne Hall and Hudsons Tasha. 94+88=182.
2nd. Ivan Solomon and Perengary Mac. 89+91=180.
3rd. Peter Gorman and Badgingarra Jem. 87+83=170.
4th. Tony Boyle and Boylee Sugar. 88+73=161.
5th. Dave Lacey and Akoonah Lady. 83+77=160.
6th. Ivan Solomon and Somerville Tully. 90+69=159.
7th. Ken Atherton and Ramulam Gus. 85+73=158.
8th. Simon Leaning and Fleetfeet Axle. 83+67=150. (Kelpie)
=9th. Peter Gorman and Princes Sally. 88+57=145.
=9th. Glenice Webb and Davids Nina. 88+57=145.
11th. Peter Gorman and Grassvalley Polar. 83+59=142.
12th. Peter Gorman and Badgingarra Nell. 88+41=129.
13th. Simon Leaning and Marionvale Mindy. 83+X=83. (Kelpie)
Winner of the Patrons trophy for the best novice worker was Jane Dorrell and Rocky Dusty.
Winner of the aggregate was Phill Dorrell and Ramulam Patch.
Also at this trial the current dog of the year points were tallied to decide the state reps to compete at the supremes in Sep.
First was a tie between Grassvalley Moss and Grassvalley Sky, both owned by Grant Cooke. Grant has selected Moss to represent.
Second rep was Peter Gorman and Princes Sally.
Phill Dorrell's Ramulam Patch.
Rod Forsyth's Binnaburra Reece.
Richard Mcguire and Pendelup Tess, stepping into the ring at the pen.
Simon Leanings Fleetfeet Axle.
A line up of competitors cars.
Dave Lacey's Akoonah Chopper
Proving you just cant keep some people off the trial ground even with wrecked knees. Andrew Gorton and Just Sam, about to close the pen gate.
Competing at her first trial, Vicky Dorrell and Ramulam Smokie, assisted by Gordon Curtis. Wayne Hall Judging. (And yes there are now four Dorrells trialling.)
On Sat eve under lights we had a nursery trial for dogs that have never been on the trial ground. There were almost 30 entries. Sue Doherty negotiating the second obstacle.
It was a fun event and a good experience for young dogs.
Just a little bit of sheperding going on here. Well blocked Sue.
A few triallers having a chat. Glenice Webb, Germaine Seymour, Malcolm Seymour, Ken Atherton, Ray and Frank Sutherland.
Article and Photos by Nan Lloyd