Dowerin Arena. (Unofficial) 24th-25th August
Dowerin Field Day is a popular fun trial and well attended by triallers and spectators alike. The sheep, supplied by the Emmett family, were beautifully presented and worked well for the dogs that treated them with respect. The dogs that came in too close or bottled the sheep up too much paid heavily with splits and fit sheep that could seemingly run faster than the dogs. Once on a mission to run, or if they sensed a dog was weak, they were hard to stop. However, the dogs and workers that read the play correctly gained some excellent scores, especially in Open with the more experienced dogs.
Apart from the trial itself, we were looked after beautifully by the Dowerin Field Day committee and most of the triallers enjoyed the opportunity to walk their dogs on the stunning Dowerin golf course. Thank you as always to our sponsors, especially the Emmets for the loan of their sheep and to Danny Sutherland for carting the sheep and waiting patiently till we were ready for him.
1st Peter Gorman.Pendalup Sam 88
2nd Colin Cosh.Princes Delta 86
3rd Dave Lacey.Akoonah Holly 83
4th Jenny Whitelock.Boylee Talent 79
5th. Dave Lacey. Somerville kate. 70.
1st Gordon Curtis.Barkervale Ringo 87. Kelpie
2nd Jenny Nolan.Grassvalley Lilly 79
3rd Tony Boyle.Boylee Midget 51
4th Jenny Whitelock.Jensown Bliss43
5th. Simon Leaning. Marionvale Mindy. 42. Kelpie.
1st Jenny Whitelock Jandoree Kinta 91+90=181
2nd Dave Lacey Akoonah Lady 92+85=177
3rd Gordon Curtis Binnaburra Johnny 90+72=162 Kelpie
4th=Grant Cooke Grassvalley Floss89
4th=Gordon Curtis Whites Joe 89. Kelpie
4th=. Tony Boyle. Boylee Sugar. 89
Article and scores by Jean Hydleman.