Dogpro Plus Kendenup Arena

Author Marianne Rogers
Images by Simon Wallace

The weather could not have been more perfect for a sheep dog trial.

Crisp cool mornings and nights with mild sunny days and little wind. The small team of workers were kept very busy running the trial and still managed to run a canteen to supply food and drinks.

The sheep for the Novice and Improver were mainly ewe hogget Merinos which were supplied and carted by Billandri Poll Merino Stud. The sheep for the Open were 14 month ewe Dohnes with 7 months wool, supplied very fortunately by Dorrell enterprises at the last moment due to high water preventing access to the sheep that should have been available.

In the Novice there were 11 scores out of 27 runs, in Improver 7 scores out of 30 and in the Open 20  scores out of 45. Both lots of sheep were very even and gave everyone a fair go but they were still challenging.

It was hard work to achieve a good score. There was no ring off in the Novice and Improver but a 50 point ring off in the open.

Encourage Placings
Judged by Simon Wallace

1Tara HerbertMarionvale Tess

Novice Placings
Judged by Tim Foster

1Len Morton Perangery Maudie86
2Rod ForsythBarkervale Clark (K)73
3Ken Atherton Ramulam Charlie (K)65
4Jenny WhitelockBoylee Talent63
5Jenny WhitelockJensown Shamrock61
6Rick JanitzRamulam Bee (K)59
7Rod ForsythKumbark Todd (K)58
8Tony BoyleBoylee Pickles52
9Tony BoyleBoylee Whitie51
10Simon WallaceO’Kanes Susie Q45

Improver Placings
Judged by Rod Forsyth

1Andrew GortonOlboa May90
2Ken Atherton Ramulam Charlie (K)84
3Jane DorrellCloverlea Dot80
4Tony Boyle Boylee Chillie64
5Neil EastoughLinthorpe Freckle63
=6Simon Wallace O’Kanes Susie Q60
=6Ken Atherton Ramulam Fella (K)60

Open Placings
Judged by Simon Leaning

1Frank SutherlandPendalup Sue6781148
2Peter GormanCoshies Dusty7770147
3Dave LaceyAkoonah Lady7558133
4Dave LaceyAkoonah Holly5973132
5Peter GormanPendalup Cloudy7159130
6Tony BoyleBoylee Sugar4873121
7Jane DorrellPerangery Buster5955114
8Ken AthertonRamulam Punch (K)5756113
9Dave LaceyAkoonah Blondie4762109
10Tony BoyleBoylee Midget4761108
11Steve WallaceGibsons Sweep55Ret55
12Corey RoseBlackbrook Phoebe44Ret44