Dogpro Plus Katanning Yard Trial 2022

Katanning Show Ground October 21-22nd, 2022

Images Karyn Buller

The last Yard trial for the year was held at Katanning in conjunction with the Kataning Agricultural Show.

The weather was fine for the event.  The sheep were challenging and managed to escape if pushed too hard.  They proved difficult in the race for some dogs, due to their size, they blocked easily.

Marionvale Chip, handled by Simon Leaning had the goods and was able to take out the Open final.  This put Chip up to first place in the Yard Dog of the Year standings overtaking his Kennel-mate Marionvale Lad who took second place in the Yard Dog of the Year.

Simon Leaning was also awarded Breeder of the Year.

Allan Dunn was the Open runner-up with Dunn’s Smallchange.

The Improver event was won by Gemma Chenik with Pilbara Daley, narrowly beating Allan Dunn with Dunn’s Smallchange.

Gemma is a newcomer to Yard trailling and Pilbara Daley is a young dog.  Gemma  was thrilled with Daley’s performance and is now looking forward to competiing against the Open dogs.

Ken Atherton won the  novice with Ramulam Fella who put in a strong performance in both rounds outscoring the field by 76 points.

Judges for the event were Allan Dunn judging the Novice.  Simon Leaning judging the Improver and Ken Atherton judging the Open.

Judged by Allan Dunn

1Ken AthertonRamulam Fella (K)8889177
2Karyn BullerDunns Chopper (K)6734101
3Nigel ArmstrongRoberstons Allie (K)514697
4Tara HerbertMarionvale Tess (K)206787
5Rod ForsythBarkervale Clark (K)243761
6Karyn BullerBoonining Mac (K)35RTD35
RTD = Retired

Judged by Simon Leaning

1Gemma ChenickPilbra Daley (K)8061141
2Allan DunnDunns Smallchange (K)7762139
3Ken AthertonRamulam Fella (K)7660136
4Nigel ArmstrongYarralonga Opal (K)5870128
5Karyn BullerDunns Chopper (K)6463127
6Tara HerbertMarionvale Tess (K)68LS68
LS = Lost Sheep

Judged by Ken Atherton

Simon LeaningMarionvale Chip (K)9194185
2Allan DunnDunns Smallchange (K)8286168
3Nigel ArmstrongYarralonga Scope (K)8681167
4Nigel ArmstrongTumutvalley Roy (K)7689165
5Simon LeaningMarionvale Di (BC)7585160
6Karyn BullerBoco Louie (K)7584159
7Simon LeaningMarionvale Lad (BC)8177158
8Allan DunnGogetta Thor (K)7087157
9Ken AthertonRamulam Fella (K)79.563.5143
10Rod ForsythKumbark Todd (K)8060140