Waingake trial a tester due to rain

THANKS: Willie and Lou Livingston (left), who have helped out behind the scenes at the Waingake dog trial for more than 20 years, accepted the NZ Farmers Award from centre secretary Ann Thorogood and centre president Colin Bayliss at Waingake. Picture supplied

THE up and down weather presented challenges for competitors in the Waingake sheep dog trials on Friday and Saturday but that did not stop a very good line-up of entries for the event.

A highlight was the three maiden wins from four classes for local man Henare Walker.

Ruie Bridge and Max tasted success again with a win in the long head, and John MacPherson snapped up the other heading title with Scott in the short head and yard.

Henry Gaddum and Fill took out the zigzag hunt class, and Colin Bayliss and Colt scored best in the straight hunt.

The winning scores across all four divisions were all mid-90s, with Bridge’s score of 96 in the long head the high point of the trial.

“Thank you to the landowners who support our trial every year,” said Donna Halley.

“We had very good entries and thanks to all our sponsors for their generous support.”

Results —

Event one, long head, judge R O Sullivan (69 runs): Ruie Bridge Max 96, 1; John MacPherson Scott 95.5, 2; Noddy Halley Spike 94, 3; Tom Manson Pip 92.5, 4; Sam Shaw Stream 92, 5. Intermediate: Colin Bayliss Jet 91, 1. Maiden: Henare Walker Storm 84.5,1.

Event two, short head and yard, judge Tom Manson (69 runs): John MacPherson Scott 95.5, 1; Kevin O Connor Jo 95, 2; Annie Flood Fye 93.5, 3; Henare Walker Steel 92.5, 4; John MacPherson Face 92, 5. Intermediate: Annie Flood Fye 93.5,1. Maiden: Henare Walker Steel 92.5, 1.

Event three, zig zag hunt, judge John MacPherson (97 runs): Henry Gaddum Fill 95, 1; Allen Irwin Dan 94.5, 2; Angus Twigley Bear 93.5, 3; Tim Lamont Jade 93, 4; Noddy Halley Punga 92.5, 5. Intermediate: Angus Twigley Bear 93.5, 1 Maiden: Henare Walker Brooke 89.5, 1.

Event four, straight hunt, judge Tim Lamont (94 runs): Colin Bayliss Colt 95.51, 1; Brad McHardy May 95, 2; Allen Irwin Joss 94.5, 3; Henry Gaddum Gus 94.25, 4; Ted Jefferd Bill 94, 5. Intermediate: Irwin and Joss, 1. Maidn: Irwin and Joss 94.5, 1.

THE up and down weather presented challenges for competitors in the Waingake sheep dog trials on Friday and Saturday but that did not stop a very good line-up of entries for the event.

A highlight was the three maiden wins from four classes for local man Henare Walker.

Ruie Bridge and Max tasted success again with a win in the long head, and John MacPherson snapped up the other heading title with Scott in the short head and yard.

Henry Gaddum and Fill took out the zigzag hunt class, and Colin Bayliss and Colt scored best in the straight hunt.

The winning scores across all four divisions were all mid-90s, with Bridge’s score of 96 in the long head the high point of the trial.

“Thank you to the landowners who support our trial every year,” said Donna Halley.

“We had very good entries and thanks to all our sponsors for their generous support.”

Results —

Event one, long head, judge R O Sullivan (69 runs): Ruie Bridge Max 96, 1; John MacPherson Scott 95.5, 2; Noddy Halley Spike 94, 3; Tom Manson Pip 92.5, 4; Sam Shaw Stream 92, 5. Intermediate: Colin Bayliss Jet 91, 1. Maiden: Henare Walker Storm 84.5,1.

Event two, short head and yard, judge Tom Manson (69 runs): John MacPherson Scott 95.5, 1; Kevin O Connor Jo 95, 2; Annie Flood Fye 93.5, 3; Henare Walker Steel 92.5, 4; John MacPherson Face 92, 5. Intermediate: Annie Flood Fye 93.5,1. Maiden: Henare Walker Steel 92.5, 1.

Event three, zig zag hunt, judge John MacPherson (97 runs): Henry Gaddum Fill 95, 1; Allen Irwin Dan 94.5, 2; Angus Twigley Bear 93.5, 3; Tim Lamont Jade 93, 4; Noddy Halley Punga 92.5, 5. Intermediate: Angus Twigley Bear 93.5, 1 Maiden: Henare Walker Brooke 89.5, 1.

Event four, straight hunt, judge Tim Lamont (94 runs): Colin Bayliss Colt 95.51, 1; Brad McHardy May 95, 2; Allen Irwin Joss 94.5, 3; Henry Gaddum Gus 94.25, 4; Ted Jefferd Bill 94, 5. Intermediate: Irwin and Joss, 1. Maidn: Irwin and Joss 94.5, 1.

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