Lai­d­ley show dogs can jump

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

OWN­ERS of the best dog jumpers of the re­gion are be­ing asked to en­ter their tal­ented pooch into this years’ Lai­d­ley Show dog jump­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

While only in its fourth year and a rel­a­tively new part of the show, dog jump­ing has be­come a pop­u­lar coun­try show high­light.

Show so­ci­ety pres­i­dent Craig Wass said the more dog jump­ing en­trants the bet­ter in terms of crowd en­ter­tain­ment on the show Satur­day evening.

“It’s a real bit of fun to watch, last years’ win­ning dog jumped an as­ton­ish­ing 2.5m,” he said.

“Any dog can be en­tered, it’s free en­try and there’s prize money to be won.

“The world record for dog jump­ing is around three me­tres. But our jumps start at about 1.2m, so in terms of train­ing, start around there and work them up.”

Along with the dog jump­ing, the tra­di­tional truck pull event will be back again at this years’ show.

“We are look­ing for about three or four teams of eight men or women for the truck pull,” he said.

“It’s a great event to watch, be­cause it’s ba­si­cally a timed tug-o-war. There’s a set dis­tance and the fastest team to the fin­ish line wins.

“It’s for any­one who wants put a team to­gether, be it the local footy club or one of the pubs.”

Mr Wass said if any­one was in­ter­ested to nom­i­nate their truck pull team early.

“We are also look­ing for a truck pull spon­sor,” he said.

“Coun­try shows are an event that bring us all to­gether as a com­mu­nity, the more com­mu­nity sup­port the more we can put into the grounds and into the show.”

To en­ter the dog jump­ing com­pe­ti­tion or to nom­i­nate a truck pull team call Craig Wass on 0466 463 815 or head to www.lai­d­leyshow.com.au

The Lai­d­ley show will be held on July 7-9 at the Lai­d­ley show grounds.

PHOTO: FRAN­CIS WIT­SEN­HUY­SEN

TEST­ING: Dan Lehmann from event spon­sors Plain­land Hard­ware and Ru­ral watches K the Kelpie test out the dog jump at Lai­d­ley Show grounds.

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