Success at Te Araroa trials

Bob Bryson's Rex in lead for the heading dogs

Bob Bryson's Rex in lead for the heading dogs

YARDING: Larry Hoole is pictured yarding his sheep on the Te Araroa short head and yard course with his young dog. Picture by Trevor Brown

It was another successful trial for the Te Araroa sheepdog trial club during the weekend. Entries were on a par with 2016, which was good considering the remote location, said spokesman Trevor Brown. The ewe lambs on the short head and yard and the two-tooth ewes on the other three courses were exceptional, possibly the best work ever here, said Mr Brown.

There was much success for Bob Bryson, with two wins and a second place in the heading events. Leo Edginton also had a good day with one win and two minor placings. Damien Macpherson had a successful zig zag hunt with his maiden bitch Tui coming second in the open class and winning the intermediate and maiden classes.

After three trials Bob Bryson’s Rex has raced to lead the heading dogs with 14 qualifying points, followed by Merv Utting’s Prince with 11. Colin Bayliss’s Pearl is leading the huntaways with 10 points and Jeremy Cook’s Bud has eight points.

Next weekend’s trial is at Matawai.

Te Araroa results

Long head, open (judge Trevor Brown): Bob Bryson, Brad, 98.5, 1; Bob Bryson, Rex, 97, 2; Andrew Savage, King, 96, 3; Leo Edginton, Skip, 95.5,4; Rod Mead, Lad, 95, 5.
Intermediate: Hamish Thatcher, Gun, 94.5.
Maiden: Jamie Boyle, Tama, 87.

Short head and yard open (judge Laurence Rau): Michael McMillan (Wairoa), Tiggy, 98.5, 1; Bob Bryson, Rex, 97.5, 2; Andrew Savage, Chief, 96.5, 3; Hamish Thatcher, Gun, 96.2, 4; Leo Edginton, Dave, 96, 5.
Intermediate: Michael McMillan, Tiggy, 98.5.
Maiden: John Foss, Flo, 89.

Zig Zag huntaway, open (judge Tim Lamont): Jeremy Cook, Bud, 98, 1; Damien Macpherson, Tui, 97.75, 2; Rob Jeffery, Bloke, 97.5, 3; Leo Edginton, Gav, 97.25, 4; Ant Hughes, Joe, 97, 5.
Intermediate: Damien Macpherson, Tui, 97.75.
Maiden: Damien Macpherson, Tui, 97.75.

Straight huntaway, open (judge Brett Loffler): Leo Edginton, Gav 98, 1; Brendon Bishop (Wairoa), Pepsi, 97,2; Colin Bayliss, Pearl, 96.5, 3; Rob Jeffery, Bloke, 96, 4; Michael McMillan, Jewel, 95.75, 5.
Intermediate: Michael McMillan, Jewel, 95.75.
Maiden: Michael McMillan, Jewel, 95.75.

It was another successful trial for the Te Araroa sheepdog trial club during the weekend. Entries were on a par with 2016, which was good considering the remote location, said spokesman Trevor Brown. The ewe lambs on the short head and yard and the two-tooth ewes on the other three courses were exceptional, possibly the best work ever here, said Mr Brown.

There was much success for Bob Bryson, with two wins and a second place in the heading events. Leo Edginton also had a good day with one win and two minor placings. Damien Macpherson had a successful zig zag hunt with his maiden bitch Tui coming second in the open class and winning the intermediate and maiden classes.

After three trials Bob Bryson’s Rex has raced to lead the heading dogs with 14 qualifying points, followed by Merv Utting’s Prince with 11. Colin Bayliss’s Pearl is leading the huntaways with 10 points and Jeremy Cook’s Bud has eight points.

Next weekend’s trial is at Matawai.

Te Araroa results

Long head, open (judge Trevor Brown): Bob Bryson, Brad, 98.5, 1; Bob Bryson, Rex, 97, 2; Andrew Savage, King, 96, 3; Leo Edginton, Skip, 95.5,4; Rod Mead, Lad, 95, 5.
Intermediate: Hamish Thatcher, Gun, 94.5.
Maiden: Jamie Boyle, Tama, 87.

Short head and yard open (judge Laurence Rau): Michael McMillan (Wairoa), Tiggy, 98.5, 1; Bob Bryson, Rex, 97.5, 2; Andrew Savage, Chief, 96.5, 3; Hamish Thatcher, Gun, 96.2, 4; Leo Edginton, Dave, 96, 5.
Intermediate: Michael McMillan, Tiggy, 98.5.
Maiden: John Foss, Flo, 89.

Zig Zag huntaway, open (judge Tim Lamont): Jeremy Cook, Bud, 98, 1; Damien Macpherson, Tui, 97.75, 2; Rob Jeffery, Bloke, 97.5, 3; Leo Edginton, Gav, 97.25, 4; Ant Hughes, Joe, 97, 5.
Intermediate: Damien Macpherson, Tui, 97.75.
Maiden: Damien Macpherson, Tui, 97.75.

Straight huntaway, open (judge Brett Loffler): Leo Edginton, Gav 98, 1; Brendon Bishop (Wairoa), Pepsi, 97,2; Colin Bayliss, Pearl, 96.5, 3; Rob Jeffery, Bloke, 96, 4; Michael McMillan, Jewel, 95.75, 5.
Intermediate: Michael McMillan, Jewel, 95.75.
Maiden: Michael McMillan, Jewel, 95.75.

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