Trial dogs paws for smoko

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

Dogs weren’t the only ones in need of a rest at a re­cent dog trial in Tar­ras.

The club and com­mu­nity took on the ‘‘huge task’’ to shift and con­sol­i­date the dog trial grounds from Robert Gib­son’s prop­erty at Malvern Downs to the Chap­manCo­hen’s Lindis Downs prop­erty.

Chap­man-Co­hen said the head­ing events had been held at Malvern Downs, while hunt­ing had been held at Lindis, but due to a change in land use the club de­cided to shift both events to the Lindis prop­erty.

About 30 club mem­bers and the lo­cal com­mu­nity pitched in to help dur­ing the Tar­ras trial.

‘‘It’s quite a lo­cal and com­mu­nity event. We have a lot of locals help run the two days.

‘‘Be­cause we shifted grounds there were a num­ber of peo­ple who do­nated time and ma­chin­ery. It was a huge task.

‘‘We had to build a new lib­er­a­tion tent and had to do a lot of dig­ging and fenc­ing work.

‘‘With­out con­tri­bu­tions from Young Earth­mov­ing from Wanaka, Boot Ever­est Fenc­ing, Up­per Clutha Trans­port, Cromwell Trans­port, For­est Range Em­mer­son Fam­ily, Dun­stan Con­tract­ing and PGG Wright­sons - it would not have hap­pened.’’

Some will be trav­el­ling to Warepa for the South Is­land cham­pi­onships on May 1. The New Zealand cham­pi­onships are at Whangara on May 29.

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