Tenterfield Show 2019 yard dog trials return

Steward Jake Smith organised the yard dog trials.
Steward Jake Smith organised the yard dog trials.

Yard dog trials at this year’s Tenterfield Show make good spectator viewing, it turns out.

Open, maiden and novice classes were run on Saturday, with the latter placegetters decided Saturday evening as thunder threatened.

Semifinals and finals of the other classes will run from 8am on Sunday, so pack the fold-up chair and an esky of cold drinks and settle in.

Steward Jake Smith and judge Jai Moar flank novice section placegetters Peter Hogan (1st with 'Junior') and Margo Hogan (2nd with "Dulux') from Glencoe, Eric Tighe (3rd with 'Elly') from Bundara, and Greg Thomas (4th with 'Chester').

Steward Jake Smith and judge Jai Moar flank novice section placegetters Peter Hogan (1st with 'Junior') and Margo Hogan (2nd with "Dulux') from Glencoe, Eric Tighe (3rd with 'Elly') from Bundara, and Greg Thomas (4th with 'Chester').

Margo Hogan from Glencoe – put into second place in the novice class by husband Peter – said she’ll be competing again tomorrow rain or shine, hopefully rain.

Here’s the first run for her and dog ‘Dulux’ that secured them a place in the finals…

Local Grant Hutchings and ‘Neon’ also had a run, despite Neon having no yard trial experience. While they had a relatively speedy round, they racked up penalty points for indescrations such as jumping in and out of the sheep race.

Here’s their run...

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