The 24th Annual Dog Trial was held at Upper Horton over the long weekend, in great weather. Because of record entries, the trial started on Friday lunch time, and finished at dark on Monday.
Competitors came from Victoria, Queensland and a wide area of New South Wales to enjoy their sport.
The Championship yard trial was won by Jim Marshall from Scone. Jim also won the Novice trial.
Bill Davidson from Tamworth won the Open Arena trial, with two great runs from 72 competitors.
The Paul Hodges Memorial trophy was won by Jim Marshall, and Sal’s Trophy went to John Rosten from Armidale.
The Westdale trophy for the highest combined score was won by Maree Moran from Armidale and the Vets trophy for the highest local score was won by Ed Wall.
The dog high jump was keenly contested by 13 dogs in front of a large crowd, with a children’s cheer squad to help the dogs over. Jim Marshall from Scone won with his two entries, jumping 7’9”.
There were eight dogs sold in the dog auction, with a top price of $850 for a dog from Wallabadah.
The raffle was won by Dan Bejoure from Stanthorpe, Queensland.
Event chief organiser, Barry Madden said it was a very enjoyable and successful weekend. “The committee greatly appreciated the support from our sponsors,” Barry said.
A web gallery of the event will be posted shortly.