Corrigin Yard Trial

Written by Nan Lloyd
Photos by by Karyn Buller and Simon Wallace

The weather was near perfect for this years Corrigin yard trial, chilly morning and a partly cloudy day with little wind. After having to cancel last year it was good to be able to hold the trial again this year.

Being only a one day trial, runs were limited but most people had at least 4 runs. Only an open yard final was run, in order to finish in time.

The sheep were young woolly Merinos, and could be flighty as well as stubborn. In the earlier runs they were inclined to ping off the fence a little and it was a challenge to get them into the first yard. However, they settled after they had been around a few times. In the afternoon though they became quite stubborn and some people struggled to get  a leader to enter the race or the first yard. Overall though, they were quite workable and the experienced dogs got high scores.
It was a relaxing well run event run in conjunction with the Corrigin Show and provided some great entertainment for the spectators.

Many thanks to the sponsors, Country Wide Insurance, Rabo Bank Narrogin Branch, Wagin Grainfeeds, and the Corrigin Agricultural Society and all their wonderful helpful volunteers. Special thanks to Mike Ferrari for supplying and carting sheep as well as organizing the loan of sheep yards, ramps etc.

Judged by Karyn Buller

1Ben WheatleyFred (K)
2Tara HerbertMarionvale Tess (K)

Judged by Nigel Armstrong
Score out of 60

1Karyn BullerBoco Louie (Mork) (K)55
2Simon LeaningMarionvale Chip (K)53
3Rod ForsythKumbark Tod (K)50
4Ken AhtertonRamulam Charlie (K)46
5Phil Barker Barkervale Ringo45

Judged by Simon Leaning
Scores our of 100

1Rod ForsythKumbark Tod (K)91
2Ken Atherton Ramulam Charlie (K)89
3Simon LeaningMarionvale Lad (BC)78
4Neil WhyteBarkervale Cobber (K)77
5Nan LloydKumbark Lexie (K)72

Judged by Simon Leaning
Scores out of 100

1Nigel ArmstrongYarralonga Scope (K)7994173
2Nan LloydKumbark Ace (K)8191172
3Nigel ArmstrongTmuttvalley Jude (K)7892170
4Tanya DeBijlJarrah (K)7282154
5Allan DunnGogetta Thor7082152
6Neil WhyteBarkervale Cobber7763140