Hypro Stirling Yard & Utility 2024

Report by Shelby Harries
Photos by Shelby Harries

Held by Stirling Working Sheepdog club at Kendenup 7th – 9th June 2024.

The sheep were blue tag ewe lambs kindly donated by Pete Van Zeyl.

There were a couple night/early morning wet fronts as well as  some fog Friday morning other than that we lucked out with some excellent trialling weather.

The sheep worked well outside for most dogs, although were quite challenging to get into the yards before starting the yard section of the utility runs.

They were also good at pinching points in the big pen of the yard section. Getting them into the first force was difficult as they wanted to draw back to the rest of the mob. The remainder of the yard course ran fairly smoothly after that section making some great scores.

Numbers were down this weekend for trailers but it was also great to see some new faces coming in and having a really good go. The atmosphere was great and we were able to all enjoy the firepit at the end of the days making it a very enjoyable weekend.

Judged by Jason Crockford

1Natasha HullDunns Meg (K)

Novice Yard & Utility
Judged by Hayden Harries

1Ken AthertonRamulam Fella (K)103
2Hayden HarriesWaterlea Taz (K)81
3Ken AthertonRamulam Prickles (K)80
4Neil KristiansenBadgingarra Oscar72
5Neil EastoughEasties Ziggy (K)69
6Jane DorrellCloverlea Dot45
7Rod ForsythYarralonga Forrest (K)36
8Tony BoyleBoylee Pickles23
9Tony BoyleBoylee Guss21
10Tony BoyleBoylee Major19
K = Kelpie

Novice Yard
Judged by Hayden Harries

1Neil KristiansenBadgingarra Maggie50
2Neil EastoughEasties Ziggy (K)49
3Hayden HarriesWaterlea Ralph  (K)44.5
4Shelby HarriesMarsonvale Penny (K)36
5Allan DunnBarkervale Mate (K)35
6Neil KristiansenBadgingarra Oscar33
7Fraser GordonMaz (K)30
=8Rod ForsythYarralonga Forrest (K)27
=8Sam BunnyBess (K)27
10Natasha HullTess (K)25
K = Kelpie

Open Utility
Judged by Ken Atherton

 HandlerDogScore 1Score 2Total
1Ken AthertonRamulam Charlie (K)101.5104205.5
2Neil KristiansenBadgingarra Maggie93104197
3Ken AthertonRamulam Prickles (K)94100194
4Neil KristiansenBadgingarra Wilson9878176
5Jane DorrellCloverlea Dot8773160
6Neil EastoughEasties Ziggy (K)7678154
7Ken AthertonRamulam Fella (K)71.571.5
8Rod ForsythYarralonga Forrest (K)6868
9Rod ForsythKumbark Todd (K)6767
=10Neil KristiansenBadgingarra Oscar6262
=10Hayden HarriesWaterlea Taz (K)6262
K = Kelpie

Improver Yard
Judged by Neil Kristiansen

 HandlerDogScore 1Score 2Total
1Ken AthertonRamulam Fella (K)9096186
2Jason CrockfordBuntal Bull (K)9289181
=3Fraser GordonMaz (K)8678164
=3Neil EastoughEasties Ziggy (K)8579164
5Hayden HarriesJust Buster (K)7188159
6Neil KristiansenBadgingarra Maggie69.589158.5
=7Ken AthertonRamulam Prickles (K)69 –69
=7Rod ForsythYarralonga Forrest (K)69 –69
9Neil KristiansenBadgingarra Oscar63.5 –63.5
10Hayden HarriesOlboa Dude (K)63 –63
K = Kelpie

Open Yard
Judged by Neil Kristiansen

HandlerDogScore 1Score 2Total
1Ken AthertonRamulam Charlie (K)9295187
=2Jason CrockfordBuntal Bull (K)9293185
=2Ken AthertonRamulam Fella (K)9095185
=2Allan DunnGogetta Thor (K)9293185
5Rod ForsythKumbark Todd (K)9193184
6Allan DunnDunns Chopper (K)9190181
7Hayden HarriesWaterlea Tas (K)9386179
8Jason CrockfordWyndora Strife (K)8786173
9Tony BoyleBoylee Midget8781168
10Jason CrockfordWyndora Dusty (K)7981160
11Hayden HarriesOlboa Dude (K)6386149
12Ken AthertonRamulam Prickles (K)69RTD69
K = Kelpie
RTD = Retired