Trial teams named

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

The state teams to chal­lenge the Vic­to­rian team of David Hines (with Tar­coola Scooter) and John Tud­den­ham (with Wara­mara Paddy) at the 2017 Supreme Aus­tralian Work­ing Sheep Dog Cham­pi­onship have been named.

The event will be held at Kings Park in Sey­mour from October 14 to 22.

The in­ter­state chal­lenge will take place over three rounds, with the first round on October 19, the sec­ond round on October 20 and the fi­nal on October 22.

Queens­land will be rep­re­sented by Ge­off Gib­son with his dog Black­brook Merri and Gary Hurtz with Hurtzys Mat­tie.

Joanne Flavel with Delolea Soot­tie and Ste­fan Cross with Somerville Dot will rep­re­sent South Aus­tralia, while Tas­ma­nia will field Bernard McGlashan with McGlashans Crash and Michael Grant with McGlashans Minty to try and take the Ted Gaby Tro­phy across Bass Strait.

All the way from Western Aus­tralia, David Lacey with his dog Akoonah Lady and Grant Cooke with his dog Grass­val­ley Sky are hop­ing to take the tro­phy across the Nul­la­bor.

Nine-time Supreme win­ner Greg Prince will head NSW’s team with his dog Princes Dodge. He will be sup­ported by Mick Hud­son with Perangery Marge.

More than 100 dogs will con­test the novice cham­pi­onship to be held on the Satur­day and Sun­day, while more than 200 en­tries will make for hot com­pe­ti­tion in the Supreme Cham­pi­onship.

There are some ex­cel­lent en­tries from across Aus­tralia.

Lo­cal farm­ers Bren­dan Kelly from Pya­long and Ross and Sarah Thom­son from Gle­naroua are kindly pro­vid­ing the con­sid­er­able num­ber of sheep re­quired to con­duct the Supreme.

There will be free en­try to Kings Park for lo­cals wish­ing to catch a glimpse of the ac­tion, with cater­ing avail­able in the Ken Hall Pav­il­ion pro­vided by the Sey­mour Agri­cul­tural and Pas­toral So­ci­ety.

Head­ing for Sey­mour: Queens­land pair Ge­off Gib­son and Gary Hurtz will com­pete in the in­ter­state chal­lenge at the 2017 Supreme Aus­tralian Work­ing Sheep Dog Cham­pi­onship, which will be held in Sey­mour.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.