YOU’D BE BARKING MAD TO MISS IT – THE NATIONAL SHEEP DOG TRIALS ARE BACK
Source: Her Canberra (Extract)
Posted: March 9, 2023
From 13–19 March, over 300 of Australia’s best working dogs are making their way to our favourite tiny village of Hall and everyone is invited. Even your furry friends are welcome—as long as they stay on a lead of course.
Showing Canberra just what it takes to be on the top of the sheepdog game, President of the Sheep Trials, Sarah Sydrych explains that these are not your usual tricks of shake, roll over or beg (although those are pretty cute).
“To see the dogs working with their handler and working as a team and to move around the course and its challenges is amazing,” President of the Sheep Trials, Sarah Sydrych said.
“It’s not a sport. It’s an art form.”
“It’s a great opportunity to come and have a look at something different. You get to see how amazing our working dogs are and how necessary they are out in rural Australia,” says Sarah.
The event encompasses the Open, Improver and Maiden competitions with the Champion of Champions to be decided upon on Saturday 18 March. Can’t make it out on the Saturday? Don’t worry.
“No matter which day you come its interesting at every moment and it doesn’t matter what level is competing you will be fascinated,” says Sarah.
Maybe you’ll even be there to spot a diamond in the ruff come out on top.
What: National Sheep Dog Trials
When: Monday 13 – Sunday 19 March 9am – 4pm
Where: Hall Showgrounds, Hall
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