Written by Nan Lloyd
Photos by by Nan Lloyd and Simon Wallace
The state Arena trial was hosted by the Northern Districts club this year. The club has run three trials in under a month, two of which were state events, so it has been a big effort for club members.
The weather for the event was somewhat cold and windy for the first two days, then warmed up for the last two.
The sheep responded to the weather being quite difficult under the windy conditions but settling as it warmed up.
These sheep were a mix of new sheep and sheep that had been used at the Ballidu annual trial six weeks earlier. Generally they worked well but if hassled too much, not headed properly, or if they just did not like the dog, they would head for the fence and it was difficult for the dogs to pull them up.
It was a great social event culminating with an enjoyable dinner Saturday night and the sharing of some phone videos which livened things up considerably.
There were 48 entries in the novice with 17 scores, the improver had 50 entries and 16 scores and the open had 80 entries and 25 scores.
Judged by Brad Rose
|1||Ken Atherton||Ramulam Charlie (K)||89|
|2||Jenny Nolan||Nolans Soul||83|
|3||Neil Kristiansen||Badgingarra Maggi||80|
|4||Ivan Solomon||Nolans Bart||73|
|=5||Carolyn Bell||Gibsons Smokey||70|
|=5||Rod Forsyth||Barkervale Clark (K)||70|
|=7||Jenny Nolan||Nolans Jasper||68|
|=7||Frank Sutherland||Pendalup Niki||68|
|9||Peter Gorman||Pendalup Lucy||67|
|10||Tara Herbert||Marionvale Tess (K)||64|
Judged by Nan Lloyd
There was a tie for first so the winning score was taken from the Open run.
|1||Ken Atherton||Ramulam Fella (K)||80||61||141|
|2||Peter Doherty||Karrabar Cobba (K)||80||X||80|
|3||Ken Atherton||Ramulam Charlie (K)||79|
|4||Rose Cassidy||Nolans Shana||78|
|5||Jenny Nolan||Nolans Jedda||77|
|6||Dave Lacey||Farnham Will||75|
|=7||Rod Forsyth||Barkervale Clark (K)||74|
|=7||Peter Gorman||Pendalup Lucy||74|
|9||Per Ostberg||My Nonc Favvo||71|
|10||Malcolm Seymour||Coshies Bella||57|
Judged by Wayne Hall
|1||Peter Gorman||Coshies Dusty||89||92||181|
|2||Grant Cooke||Grassvalley Fly||87||87||174|
|3||Ken Atherton||Ramulam Punch (K)||88||85||173|
|4||Dave Lacey||Somerville Katie||82||83||165|
|5||Tony Boyle||Boylee Midget||84||78||162|
|6||Dave Lacey||Brands Hatch Tusker||81||75||156|
|7||Nan Lloyd||Kumbark Lexie (K)||83||71||154|
|8||Peter Gorman||Pendalup Steel||81||72||153|
|9||Rose Cassidy||Nolans Shana||87||42||129|
|10||Neil Kristansen||Princes Delta||85||35||120|
|11||Simon Leaning||Marionvale Chip (K)||86||X||86|
|12||Simon Leaning||Marionvale Lad||82||LS||82|