Hypro Mayanup Supreme 2024

Photos by Karyn Buller, Daniel Beard

Held by Mayanup Working Sheepdog Club at Arthur River.
June 21st – 23rd, 2024.

It was another tough weekend of trialling at Arthur River where the Mayanup club  tested the competitors over an Australian Supreme course.

The sheep were blue tag one year old hoggets.  They were on their home ground and took the test to the dogs.  They were happy to run hard and few dogs were able to score.

One trialler reported “The finals were a rush as it was “hang on for dear life”. The dogs were magnificent though the scores don’t reflect the quality of work they put in. Big breaks, splits and even stand-ups by the lambs had the dogs pivoting, blocking and holding, while covering every attempt.

Many times I thought we were done only for the dogs to recover and get us back in the game.

It was exhilarating and exhausting for both handler and dog. Simply amazing to see and participate in.”

The Novice was won by Peter Doherty with Ramulam Cork on 75 points from Tanya deBijl with Jarrah and Sue Doherty with Just Patterson both tied on 66 points.

The Improver event was won by Ken Atherton with Raulam Prickles 74 points from Simon Leaning Marionvale Woody 71 and Terry Martino with Marionvale Bo on 69 points. All dogs were Kelpies.

The Open was won by Peter Gorman with Pendalup Steel on 149 points from Simon Leaning with Marionvale Di 136 points and Ken Atherton with Ramulam Prickles on 129 points.


 HandlerDog Score
1Peter DohertyRamulam Cork (K)75
=2Tanya deBijlJarrah (K)66
=2Sue DohertyJust Paterson66
4Ivan SolomonMac’s Sal65
=5Richard McGuireYarralonga Boss (K)63
=5Steve Wallace Rocky Roxy63
=7Gibb MacDonaldEllie62
=7Daniel BeardBoonining Digit (K)62
9Steve WallaceFloroy Jess35
10Rod ForsythKumbark Todd (K)27
K = Kelpie


 HandlerDog Score 1Score 2Total
1Ken AthertonRamulam Prickles (K)7455129
2Simon LeaningMarionvale Woody (K)7151122
3Terry MartinoMarionvale Bo (K)6952121
4Simon LeaningYarrabee Jack (K)75LS75
5Per EinaissonKarridowns Zoftie71NSR71
6Grant CookePendalup Gilbert53DQ53
7Brad RoseBellevue Ben48 48
8Brad RoseBellevue Flier40 40
9Tara HerbertMarionvale Tess (K)37 37
10Brett SmithMcConnell Sky35 35
K = Kelpie
NSA = No Score Returned
DQ = Disqualified


 HandlerDog Score 1Score 2Total
1Peter GormanPendalup Steel5792149
2Simon LeaningMarionvlae DI8551136
3Ken AthertonRamulam Prickles (K)7455129
4Simon LeaningMarionvale Woody (K)7151122
5Terry MartinoMarionvale Bo (K)6952121
6Simon LeaningMarionvale Andy7628104
7Ken AthertonRamulam Charlie (K)5251103
8Peter GormanBadgingarra Missy5943102
9Simon LeaningYarrabee Jack (K)75LS75
=10Per EinaissonKarridowns Zoftie71NSR71
=10Peter DohertyRamulam Cork (K)71RTD71
12Grant CookePendalup Gilbert53DQ53
K = Kelpie
NSA = No Score Returned
DQ = Disqualified

RTD = Retired