Wagin Woolorama Arena 2023

Held at Wagin Woolorama showgrounds March 8th – 11th, 2023.

Written and photographed by Nan Lloyd

The weather was uncomfortably warm at times and got quite humid, but it was not as bad as it can be at this time of year. The nights were generally quite cool.

The sheep were two-year-old merino wethers which proved to be quite a challenge for the dogs.

The sheep did not take kindly to being put anywhere and did their best to be cantankerous, standing up to some dogs and refusing to move, or tearing back to the let-out if they were given the opportunity.

Holding them on course was difficult, and many points were lost here.

Most people had a good go at them though and once the first obstacle was achieved the sheep were generally happy to go over the bridge and into the pen, although if allowed to circle the pen they then decided there was no need to go in at all.

It was a well run and enjoyable trial to kick off the season, and to catch up with friends not seen since last year.

Judged by Steve Wallace

1Peter GormanPendalup Ted73
2Simon LeaningMarionvale Wood (K)67
3Ken AthertonRamulam Prickles (K)63
4Frank SutherlandRocky Bindi61
5Tony Boyle Boylee Pickles59
6Frank SutherlandRocky Magpie57
7Gibb McDonaldElle49
8Gordon CurtisKumbark Scotty (K)42
9Sue DohertyJust Lawson41
10Ken AthertonRamulam Judy (K)36
(K) = Kelpie

Judged by Gibb McDonald

1Rod ForsythBarkervale Clark (K)76
2Ken AthertonRamulam Prickles (K)73
3Terry MartinoMarionvale Bo (K)72
4Gordon CurtisBinnaburra Buzz (K)64
5Per OstbergMy Ny One Favvo60
6Rob SmithBoonining Maisie (K)58
6Nan LloydKumbark Ace (K)58
8Tony Boyle Boylee Cournel57
9Jan CornishBellview Bailey51
10Rob SmithBoonining Duck (K)48
(K) = Kelpie

Judged by Gordon Curtis

1Ivan SolomonPerangery Trish8871159
2Simon LeaningMarionvale Di7282154
3Ken AthertonRamulam Fella (K)8070150
4Tony Boyle Boylee Midget6578143
5Peter GormanCoshies Dusty7562137
6Rob SmithBoonining Duck (K)6867135
7Grant CookeGrassvalley Bluey6569134
8Neil KristiansenPrinces Delta6963132
9B SmithFleetwood Devil7352125
10Grant CookeBadgingarra Fly6559124
11Ken AthertonRamulam Charlie (K)7248120
12Terry MartinoMarionvale Bo (K)712495
(K) = Kelpie