Wagin Woolorama Arena Trial 9-11th March



There was a very welcome cool change after at least a decade of warm weather for the Wagin Woolarama Arena Trial. Triallers were delighted to need jumpers rather than sweat their way through runs. Both dogs and sheep appeared full of energy in the cooler conditions. The sheep were fairly calm to start with but they became more runny and unpredictable as the trial progressed. 


The Woolarama show had many distracting noises and activities that might have contributed to the sheeps' behavior. Sometimes marvelous work was followed by unexpected dramas leading to scores that did not reflect the initial good efforts on the part of dogs and handlers. As always the best teams made their three sheep appear to be compliant and many good scores were achieved. 


High Jump

This popular event was run during the lunch break on the Friday and Saturday and was won by Scott Franz who had a Koolie X Kelpie called Smudge jumping over two metres.

Marianne Rogers with Annie and Tony Boyle with Pickles were not far behind to be equal runners up.




Novice judged by Jean Hydleman



1st. Jenny Nolan. Nolans Nancy 78

2nd. Brad Rose. Euroa Nan 77

3rd. Tony Boyle. Chillie 70 Kelpie

4th. Jenny Nolan. Nolans Chad 67

=5th. Jenny Whitelock. Boylee Talent 65

=5th. Dave Lacey. Coshies Buddy 65

=7th. Ken Atherton. Boylee Pick 61

=7th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Ace. 61 Kelpie

9th. Gordon Curtis. Kumbark Tina 60 Kelpie

10th. Carolyn Bell. Me Mate Mick 56


Improver judged by Jenny Nolan



1st. Nan Lloyd. Barkervale Oswin 89+68 =157 Kelpie

2nd. Gordon Curtis. Kumbark Tina 78+69 =147 Kelpie

3rd. Richard McGuire.Torbay Tom 75+70 =145

4th. Phil Dorrell. Jandoree Clive 84+51 =135

5th. Jenny Whitelock. Jensown Bliss79+X =79

6th. Simon Leaning. Marionvale Lad  68

7th. Peter Gorman. Badgingarra Pip 68

8th. Malcolm Seymour. Euroa Nell 67

9th. Malcolm Seymour. Olboa Jess 57

10th. Jenny Whitelock. Jensown Microchip 52


Open judged by Simon Leaning


1st. Grant Cooke.Grassvalley Sky 94+80 =174

2nd. Grant Cooke.Grassvalley Floss 85+85 =170

3rd. Frank Sutherland. Pendalup Sue 78+78 =156

4th. Jane Dorrell. Rocky Dusty 93+61 =154

5th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Sugar 81+67 =148

6th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Midget 72+49 =121

=7th. Dave Lacey. Fleetwood Devil 70+49 =119

=7th. Peter Gorman. Badgingarra Jem 74+45 =119

9th. Peter Gorman. Princes Sally 94+X =94

=10th. Gordon Curtis.Whites Joe 71+X =71 Kelpie

=10th. Ivan Solomon. Perangery Sasha 71+DQ =71

12th. Jane Dorrell Olboa. Spanner 70 +X =70


Malcolm Seymour's Coshies Bella.


Peter Gorman's Pendalup Steel, in a bit of bother.


Ivan Solomon's Perengary Slate.


Ken Atherton's Boylee Cass


Richard Mcguire, demonstrating the latest fashions on the field, with Delrae Spanner.


Tony Boyle's Boylee Sugar.


Frank Sutherland's Grassvalley Milo, doing her best to chase down a runaway.



Article and results by Marianne Rogers.

Photos by Nan Lloyd



N.bb, President         13/9/88


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