Sheepdog milestone at Moyston
Skills, intelligence and relationships between person and animal were under the spotlight at Moyston’s annual sheepdog trials.
The historic trials, on a Moyston events calendar for the past 90 years, attracted record attendances as well as many life members keen to celebrate the 90-year milestone.
Dogs and their owner-trainers came from across Victoria and interstate, with Andrew Ireland from Port Broughton and his working dog Oakdowns Byn winning the event’s open-trial category.
Member for Lowan Emma Kealy attended the event to present prizes, re-enacting an historic tradition involving district political representatives.
Ms Kealy and the oldest member of the district’s Burke family, Shirley Davis, also cut a cake to celebrate the occasion.
WORKMATE: Rebecca Lilley and her dog Alpha wait to compete at Moyston. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER