Muresk Arena. June 9th to 12th.
Muresk Institute is an Agricultural education and training facility situated in the Wheatbelt (approximately 100km east of Perth) not far from Northan.
It is a lovely setting for the trial, with the camping area above the trial grounds giving everyone a great view of the trial, and apart from a couple of chilly nights and mornings, the weather was also lovely.
And to top it off, the sheep were lovely too. Young merinos that were forgiving and reasonably quiet, but with enough fight in them to make it interesting. So there were some top scores in the open event, and most people had their full time out on the ground.
It was a great opportunity to try out some young dogs in preparation for the upcoming Australian Supreme.
There were 43 entries in the novice, 41 in the improver, and 58 in the open.
Novice, judged by Tim Foster.
1st. Jenny Nolan. Nolans Jim. 84
2nd Jenny Nolan. Nolans Nancy. 82.
3rd. Duncan Anderson. Pages Bouncer. 80.
4th. Colin Cosh. Princes Delta. 76.
=5th. Tony Boyle Boylee Pickles. 74.
=5th. Jenny Nolan. Nolans Zara. 74.
7th. Rod Forsyth. Binnabrra Reece. 73. Kelpie.
8th. Ivan Solomon. Pendalup Smudge. 72.
9th. Jenny Whitelock. Boylee Talent. 70.
10th. Jenny Whitelock. Jensown Bliss. 69.
Improver, judged by Jenny Whitelock.
1st. Gibb Mcdonald. Boylee Poppy. 85.
2nd. Ken Atherton. Boylee Pick. 78.
3rd. Simon Leaning. Marionvale Mindy. 77 Kelpie.
4th. Jenny Nolan. Grassvalley Lol. 74.
5th. Gibb Mcdonald. Gracehill Daisy. 72
6th. Duncan Anderson. Pages bouncer. 71
=7th. Malcolm Seymour. Euroa Zoe. 70.
=7th. Jane Dorrell. Rocky Dusty. 70.
9th. Peter Gorman. Pendalup Jill. 68.
10th. Jenny Nolan Nolans Chad. 67.
Open Judged by Jenny Atherton.
1st. Grant Cooke. Grassvalley Sky. 97+94=191.
2nd. Ken Atherton. Ramulam Punch. 94+94=188. Kelpie.
3rd. Grant Cooke. Grassvalley Moss. 94+91=185.
4th. Tony Boyle Boylee Sugar. 93+90=183.
=5th. Dave Lacey. Fleetwood Devil. 91+88=179.
=5th. Dave Lacey. Akoonah Lady. 92+87=179.
=7th. Ivan Solomon. Somerville Tully. 95+79=174.
=7th. Gordon Curtis. Whites Joe. 92+82=174. Kelpie.
9th. Simon Leaning. Jandoree Jess. 95+72=167.
10th. Dave Lacey. Akoonah Sherry. 96+DQ=96.
=11th. Grant Cooke. Badgingarra Fly. 95+X=95.
=11th. Dave Lacey. Akoonah Del. 95+DQ=95.
Frank Sutherland and Rocky Nikki.
Grant Cooke and Badgingarra Fly.
Malcolm Seymour and Euroa Zoe.
Ken Athertons Ramulam Punch.
Jenny Nolan and Nolans Zara.
Janny Palm and Brindabella Domini.
Photos and Article by Nan LLoyd.