Dog trials 'one of the best ever'

Mitch Davis and Rango after competing in the dog trials at Maclean on Saturday.
Mitch Davis and Rango after competing in the dog trials at Maclean on Saturday. JoJo Newby

AFTER two days of cattle dog trialling at Maclean over the weekend, just about all the people who attended agreed on one thing - it was one of the best they'd been to.

Maclean Show Society member and veteran cattle dog trialist, Happy Davis, was one who concurred with that opinion.

"It was probably the best dog trial I had ever been to," Mr Davis said.

"It was well run with a good run of cattle and plenty of good scores."

He said the only downside was the time of the year, as a lot of locals were tied up with cane harvesting.

"It was originally planned for June, but it was too wet and the cattle were too cut about," he said.

Mr Davis said there was something for everyone at the trials.

"We had the novice and maidens right through Saturday, finishing up in the evening," he said.

"In the morning on Sunday we had the bush dog trials for the people who help us out and we went onto the opens, which finished up around 2pm."


Winners of Maiden Final were

1st Ryan Usman with Slim

2nd Scott Amon with Trip

3rd Jim Connolly with Hear Ned

4th Julie Connolly with Breeze

5th John Connolly with Boots

Winners of the Novice Final

1st Dick Chapman with Willy

equal 2nd Shane Randle with Bill, Ryan Usman with Slim

4th Snow Ellis with Molly

5th Kevin McMahon with Rex

Winners of the Open Final

1st Geoff McLennon with Rexie

2nd Dick Chapman with Joe

3rd Lew Molloy with Bill

4th John Connolly with Pete

equal 5th Dave Bennett with Hank, Dick Chapman with Sting

Winner of the Bush Dog Trial

1st Les Sutherland with Carly

2nd Les Sutherland with Paddy

3rd Brad Shannon with Jill

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