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Dog trials start earlier

24/06/2018 / by admin

LOCAL: Naracoorte Working Sheepdog Association committee member and convenor of the Bordertown trials Brian Growden (left) with president Allan Mabon and his sheepdog Baruma. The Naracoorte and Bordertown championship events will be held in April this year, rather than July as they were previously.THE State’s largest sheepdog trials have moved to an earlier date this year.
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Usually held in Naracoorte and Bordertown over six days in July, it will now be in the last week of April – starting on Easter Monday.

Naracoorte Working Sheepdog Association president Allan Mabon said the weather was a key factor in the change.

“Last year it was pretty wet and the sheep yards got a bit flooded,” Allan said.

“Instead of running around in the winter time with fires and shelters it will be a lot nicer.”

Committee member and convenor of the Bordertown trials Brian Growden said the trials were quite popular with about 20-25 entrants adding up to about 105 runs.

“We usually get quite a few entrants come from across the border in Victoria, some from New South Wales and all over SA from as far as Cleve and all points in between,” Brian said.

The trials will be at the Naracoorte Showgrounds on April 21-23 before going to Bordertown on April 25-27.

Entry forms will go out in early March.

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