Early interest in dog trials

June 3, 2012

Upper Horton Sports club Ltd will be conducting their 26th Annual Dog Trail from June 9 to 11.  This trial is growing in popularity each year, and for the past two years, organisers have had to start the arena trial from the Friday lunch time, and worked until dark on the Monday.

Early entries are strong with several new competitors wishing to compete. Entries are coming from most areas of NSW and from southern Queensland. There are more lady handlers coming each year, and they are very competitive.

The feature event is the NSW Regional Championship trial which carries with it the Paul Hodges memorial Trophy.  The winner is then free to compete in the NSW Championship.

There are also Novice, Maiden and Encourage events in the yard section. The Arena trial is getting bigger each year, with Open, Novice and Encourage events, to be held.

The dog high jump will be held again, at lunchtime on Sunday June 10. This event is very popular with the spectators. Anyone who has a dog that can jump is invited to bring it along and join in the fun.

Also at lunch time on Sunday will be, depending on availability of sale dogs, a dog auction. Dogs have to be started and under control. Anyone who could have a dog for sale or wishes to buy one is asked to contact Barry Madden.

The sports ground is looking great, and there will be refreshments and meals during the day and at the Sports Club at night.  Also available will be plenty of firewood for the cold nights.

“Some of the top handlers and their dogs will be competing and are great to watch, so please come and join us, organiser, Barry Madden, said.

“Thanks once again for the support given to us by our sponsors. It is really appreciated.”
Please direct all enquiries to Barry Madden trial organiser on Phone, fax 6782 7296.