Just north of our training field, we have a “back paddock” with a large grazing area. It sometimes holds a small flock of sheep and is used for sheep herding exercises by members with working dogs.
Annual Yard Dog trials have been hosted by our club at Darnum for many years. Then in 2016 and 2017, we hosted them at Farmworld at Lardner Park, Warragul. In 2018, the club brought the two day Novice and Encourage Class Trials home to our “back paddock”.
Jacana Jenny in full flight
2018 Working Dog Trials, Sat 14th & Sun 15th April
Warragul Dog Club held the Warragul Encourage & Novice Yard Trial Weekend at our own grounds.
Saturday April 14 2018, Judged by Ms Keren Collins
Encourage Level: Won by Stan Judd with Bob, from East Gippsland.
Novice Level: Won by Ben Bowman with Jed, from Leongatha.
Sunday 15th April 2018, Judged by Mr Travis Scott
Encourage Level: Won by Peter Sutton with Morra Sam, from East Gippsland.
Novice Level: Won by Bree Cudmore with Zoe (2nd ever trial).
Bi Challenge – The highest first round scores over the two days.
Encourage Level: Won by Stan Judd with Bob.
Novice Level: Won by Ben Bowman with Jed.
Thanks to the following:
• Phil James and Karen Price for organising the event;
• The generous sponsorship by Laucke Mills, Brown Wigg & Australian Civil Engineering; and
• Max Morrison of Thorpdale for providing – at short notice – 200 sheep for the weekend.
Without the assistance of these people, the event could not have taken place.