Finals and a win at dog trials in Taupo

Three-day competition at Aratiatia Station at Taupo attracted 200 competitors.

Three-day competition at Aratiatia Station at Taupo attracted 200 competitors.

SIZEABLE ENTRY: The J and T Hickey charity sheep dog trial at the end of this week has attracted a field of around 140 this year, to be staged over just two days this year, not three as had been the case previously. It will be held in the Riding Club for the Disabled building out at the Showgrounds Park. It starts Friday with 80 runs planned that day and the rest on Saturday ahead of a final that afternoon. Last year's winner Te Karaka dog triallist Rod Mead and his dog Lad were pictured in action in last year's final. The field includes eight novices this year. The sheep to be used come from Papatu Station at Manutuke and they were worked on Sunday to prepare for the event. File picture

A WIN to Don Avenell in the maiden section and Rod Mead getting two dogs in the final 16 run off highlighted the Waikato Centre Tux dog trial last weekend.

The three-day competition at Aratiatia Station at Taupo attracted 200 competitors.

“The standard was very high and the sheep were excellent which made for a good competition,” a dog trials spokeswoman said.

Rod Mead finished seventh with Lad and ninth with Mist in the final.

Don Avenell with his maiden dog Fern won the maiden section of the trial.

At the same venue, the Tux Handy Dog competition for Huntaways was staged and the only Gisborne competitor, Ross Dellaway, qualified for the final and finished fifth with Chuck.

There will be another qualifier for Huntaways on the weekend of December 2-3 at the Turiroa trial near Wairoa.

A WIN to Don Avenell in the maiden section and Rod Mead getting two dogs in the final 16 run off highlighted the Waikato Centre Tux dog trial last weekend.

The three-day competition at Aratiatia Station at Taupo attracted 200 competitors.

“The standard was very high and the sheep were excellent which made for a good competition,” a dog trials spokeswoman said.

Rod Mead finished seventh with Lad and ninth with Mist in the final.

Don Avenell with his maiden dog Fern won the maiden section of the trial.

At the same venue, the Tux Handy Dog competition for Huntaways was staged and the only Gisborne competitor, Ross Dellaway, qualified for the final and finished fifth with Chuck.

There will be another qualifier for Huntaways on the weekend of December 2-3 at the Turiroa trial near Wairoa.

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