Corrigin Yard Sep 9th
Corrigin is a small town 220 Kms SE of Perth in the eastern Wheatbelt. The trial is always enjoyable and the Corrigin Ag society are friendly and helpful.
The sheep were young merinos that were not easy to work. They stood up to the dogs, but if pushed too hard were inclined to split. Dogs without enough push however, struggled to get them into the smaller yards . The bigger gathers caused the most trouble.
The weather was fairly mild with thick fog keeping the temperature down, but things warmed up once the sun came out.
Due to limited time everyone only had one run per dog which served as your novice and/or open run.
The event was judged by Nigel Armstrong and Nigel was judged by Andrew Gorton and Hayden Harries.
1st. Tony Boyle. Boylee Midget. 70+76=146. BC.
2nd. Tanya De Bijl. Tilly. 72+69=136. Kelpie.
3rd. Andrew Gorton. Oscar. 63+76=135. BC.
4th. Tanya De Bijl. Marionvale Ita. 59+39=98. Kelpie.
5th. Tony Boyle. Chillie. 78+LS=78.
6th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Ace. 53. Kelpie.
7th. Jim Harradine. Dryandra Bridie. 49. BC.
8th. Tanya De Bijl. Boylee Scout. 48. BC.
9th. Marianne Rogers. Ok Anwenelle. 45. BC.
10th. Hayden Harries. Nolans Molly. 44. BC.
1st. Nigel Armstrong. Yarralonga Splinter. 68+97=165. Kelpie.
2nd. Nigel Armstrong. Tumutvalley Jude. 80+82=162. Kelpie.
3rd. Nigel Armstrong. Tumutvalley Roy. 72+73=145. Kelpie
4th. Tanya De Bijl. Tilly. 72+64=136. Kelpie
5th. Andrew Gorton. Oscar. 63+72=135. BC.
6th. Hayden Harries. Olboa Jude. 64+66=130. BC.
7th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Ace. 54+66=120. Kelpie
8th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Sugar. 62+55=117. BC
9th. Tanya De Bijl. Marionvale Ita. 59+39=98. Kelpie.
10th. Tanya De Bijl. Boyleee Scout. 48+40=88. BC
11th. Andrew Gorton. Just Murray. 61+LS=61. Kelpie
12th. Jim Harradine. Dryandra. Bridie. 49+DQ=49. BC.
Phil Barker's Barkervale Ringo.
Nigel Armstrongs yarralonga Splinter.
Marianne Rogers Ok Anwenelle.
Shelby Harries Waterlea Tas.
Hayden Harries Astor. Astor is one of 12 dogs chosen from all of Australia for the annual 'Cobber Challenge" Astor wears this tracking device when he works to track his movements and working kms.
According to the measurements, Astor ran .8 of a km while competing in the yard trial.
See www.cobberchallenge.com.au for more information.
Results and photos by Nan Lloyd