SOME of Victoria’s best sheep dogs and their trainers were in action at the Korumburra Showgrounds last week.
The three day Korumburra Agricultural and Pastoral Society South Eastern Victorian Sheep Dog Trials attracted a large number of competitors from across the state and as far as Queensland.
This year, there were four major sections including the Encourage Trial which is run in conjunction with the Novice Trial, Improvers Trial and the Ross Family Memorial Open Trial.
Locals again performed well during the competitions with Berrys Creek’s Jean Moir a standout in the Novice section, while Mt Eccles’ Luke Harris finished second the in the ‘Highest Score Each Day’ category.
Novice: Jean Moir and ‘Morgans Toy’ (Berrys Creek); Jess McLeod and ‘Freeway Oops’; Peter Kerin and ‘Don Bosco Keno’; Dave Sharp and ‘Heaths Flash’; Des Church and ‘Pearl.’
Encourage: Tracy Ackland (Leongatha South) and ‘Viscan Sam.’
Improver: Maurie Burke and ‘Morri Lynne Dash’; Julieanne Sanderson and ‘Rowen Marley’; Des Church and ‘Yarrien Cohen’; Graeme Lace and ‘Weetah Cobber.’
Open: Maurie Burke and ‘Queen’; Irene Kelly and ‘T.K. Kate’; Dave Sharp and ‘Woodersons Meg’; Jess Macleod and ‘Freeway Oops’; Jess Macleod and ‘Morgans Nick’; Ed Thompson and ‘Coshies Ned’; Luke Harris (Mt Eccles) and ‘El Shamah Sweeney.’
Fastest Penning Time Novice: Julianne Sanderson and ‘Kingsley Smoko.’
Fastest Penning Time Open/Improver: Irene Kelly and T.K Kate.
Cast, Life and Draw Novice: Jean Moir and Dave Sharp.
Cast, Lift and Draw Open/Improver: John McDonald (Leongatha South).
Highest Score Each Day: Jean Moir, Luke Harris and Maurie Burke.
Sheepdogs on trial