Perfect weather conditions greeted competitors at the 52nd Seymour Working Sheep Dog Trials.
The trials, held over the weekend at King’s Park, saw competitors come from around Victoria as well as interstate and were a lead-in event to the 2017 DogPro Supreme Australian Championship, which will be held later this year.
Competitors were judged by Bill Paton, Stuart Gass and Des Church, with the prestigious Prince of Wales Open Trial event won by Barry McKenzie from Koraleigh (NSW) with his dog Roseneath Flo (174 points) from David Sharp and Heaths Flash and Kevin Wilson and Kayvin Old Cobber, who both recorded 170 points to take out equal second.
The Bert Ridd Improver Trial for dogs who have won a Novice trial was won by Shane Beauglehall from Wantirna (Victoria) and Jock (129).
In other events, The Seymour A & P Society Novice Trial was won by Wally Dalton from Toolern Vale (Victoria) and Sunny with 140 points, while David Webb from Finley (NSW) took out third with Hocknell Maggie; the Farmers Trial was won by Ron Pollock from Chiltern with Cyclone Sid and the Jean and Brian O’Sullivan Trophy for the fastest penned trial was taken out by Kevin Wilson with Kayvin Old Cobber with the fast time of eight minutes and 17 seconds.