Kendenup arena trial. (Centrals Club). 5-7th March
The second trial of the year was held at Kendenup and run by Central districts. Kendenup is about 350kms south of Perth.
Its a small town, but with a lovely atmosphere. Most people enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Golf Club on Friday evening.
The weather was unusually warm, and the humidity made it even more uncomfortable, although some cloud cover provided some relief at times.
The sheep were provided by the Dorrell family from Narrikup. They were superbly presented Purebred stud Dohne sheep. And even if they were somewhat difficult to work, they looked fantastic and were a credit to the breeders.
They could run very fast, and many dogs simply struggled to keep up with them. They were difficult to bring down the ground and repeatedly tried to break back towards the letouts, so took some holding. Getting them from the workers circle and back towards the winding pegs was the hardest and they zigzagged all the way up.
The only dogs that handled them were smooth moving calm dogs that kept a long way off. Despite all this they were quite good at the obstacles. The race was the most difficult, but after that they were quite happy to gallop up the bridge and most people who made it to the pen managed to get them in.
They were a worthy challenge, and provided some good entertainment for spectators.
Novice judged by Len Morton.
These were the only scores and a 3 dog final was run.
1st. Jan Cornish. Boylee Bidee. 61+62=123.
2nd. Frank Sutherland. Rocky Bindi. 57+42=99
3rd. Rick Janitz. Ramulam Bee. 52+44=96. Kelpie.
4th. Jan Cornish. Belview Bailey 41.
5th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Lexi. 38. Kelpie.
6th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Whitie. 15.
Improver judged by Brad Rose.
These were the only scores and a 5 dog final was run
1st. Neil Kristianson. Princes Delta. 87+79=166.
2nd. Len Morton Perengary Sadie. 66+76=142.
3rd. Jan Cornish. Bellview Ted. 65+74=139.
4th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Ace. 61+59=120. Kelpie
5th. Frank Sutherland. Rocky Bindi. 61+X=61
=6th. Nan Lloyd. Kumbark Lexi.53. Kelpie
=6th. Jan Cornish. Bellview Bailey. 53.
8th. Neil Kristianson, Pendalup Sambo. 44.
9th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Chillie. 41.
Open, judged by Dave Lacey.
There only 13 scores in the open so they all ran in the final.
1st. Ivan Solomon. Perengary Trish. 75+82=157.
2nd. Neil Kristianson. Princes Delta. 69+82=151.
3rd. Ivan Solomon. Perengary Sasha. 90+56=146.
=4th. Frank Maynard. Akoonah Sherry. 73+66=139.
=4th. Peter Gorman. Badgingarra Gem. 80+59=139.
6th. Tony Boyle. Boylee Midget. 78+58=136.
7th. Frank Sutherland. Pendaalup Sue. 86+39=125.
8th. Len Morton. Perengary Sadie. 67+54=121.
9th. Neil Kristianson. Pendalup Sambo. 58+57=115.
10th. Jane Dorrell. Perengary Buster. 65+48=113.
11th. Corey Rose. Coshies Charm. 37+12=49.
12th. Rick Janitz. Ramulam Bee. 46+RTD=46. Kelpie.
13th. Frank Sutherland. Rocky Judy. 38+RTD=38.
Rick Janitz and Ramulam Bee.
Janice Cornish and Bellview Bailey.
Neil Kristianson and Princes Delta.
Nan Lloyd and Kumbark Ace.
Frank Sutherland and Rocky Binndi.
Article by Nan Lloyd, photos from Simon Wallace.