Pingelly Sheepdog Trial

Published on Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 11:00:00 AM

News story submitted by Esperance Working Sheepdog Club

A Sheep Dog trial was held last week (Thursday to Sunday) by the Esperance and Districts Working Sheep Dog Club at the trial ground kindly provided by the Shire of Pingelly and Pingelly Tourism Group, and sponsored by Dog Pro.

The rain stayed away and although it was bitterly cold, a great weekend was had by all who were there, showcasing their wonderful dogs.

The sheep provided a challenge, so the dogs’ performances were well worth watching.

The young sheep – last year’s ewe lambs extremely well grown and were totally unforgiving. If the dog made a mistake the trial was over! Most sheep returned hastily to the release pen and were more than capable of hurdling the boundary fence. However the dog’s that read the sheep correctly found them to be quite malleable and good at the obstacles.

There were a total of  179 entries spread over 3 classes. The results being:

Novice Class

  • 1st     D. Lacey | Farnham Will
  • 2nd    G. Curtis | Kumbark Scotty
  • 3rd     L. Morton | Perangery Maudie

Improver Class   

  • 1st     S. Wallace | Gibsons Sweep
  • 2nd   I. Solomon | Nolan’s Bart
  • 3rd    C. Bell | Gibson’s Smokey 2


  • 1st     P. Gorman | Coshie’s Dusty
  • 2nd  N. Lloyd | Kumbark Lexie
  • 2nd  T. de Bijl | Boylee Scout
  • 4th   F. Maynard | Akoonah Sherry
  • 4th   D. Lacey | Akoonah Blondie

The open final was particularly exciting with Peter Gorman with Dusty penning the sheep with one second left of his allotted fifteen minutes.

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