Dog trials 'one of the best ever'
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