2019 Event Calendar

Newsletters are published in March, June, September and December. If trial convenors would like to have their entry form included in this please send it to the secretary, Naomi White (preferably by email) by the last week of the preceding month. If it is emailed in Word form a link can be added to the calendar.

Results must be sent to the secretary within seven days of the trial. Results must include placegetters to fourth place in Encourage, Novice, Improver events and to sixth place in Open events.

Could trial convenors please include the names of judges on entry forms or inform the secretary as soon as these are known. 

All competitors must be full financial members or a junior member for those under 18 years of age. We will be posting a list of financial members in the Membership and Trial Convenors section of the website. Convenors are invited to send the draw to treasurer@vyufda.com.au for verification of membership status. Convenors are requested to reject entries from Victorian residents who do not or cannot quote a membership number. 

Participants in Encourage, Novice, Improver and Open classes must be members of VYUFDA. If a convenor wishes to run an affiliated “Local” class, they may accept entries from local residents who are not members provided a minimum $5 entry fee is charged and the names and addresses of the “locals” are recorded.

 The Association will allow genuine local people to compete in the Local class only without having to pay a subscription on one occasion during the season. It is important to note this is an experiment and is only for locals who participate in one trial each year.

The affiliation fee is $30 for the 2019 season but with a limit of $60 for any one convenor for the season. This means if you run 3 or more trials a fee for the 3rd and subsequent trials is not payable.

All competitors (including those in Encourage) must be members of the VYUFDA.  Click Here to see if you are a paid up member

Trial Dates

South Western Zone (Portland) Encourage Trial and Training Weekend
Feb 17 – Feb 18 all-day

Advanced Trial Craft – South Western Zone – “The Secret to Winning”: A day with Joe Spicer and Gary Sharrock

This will be a solid day of advanced trial craft led by Australia’s premier trialler, Joe Spicer and Gary Sharrock, who has won numerous major trials and represented Victoria.

It will target the finer points of negotiating a course and handling your dog during its run.

The day will begin with breakfast at 7am, followed by practical presentations from Joe and Gary. Although there will be a significant component of “teaching” during the day, there will a Maiden/Novice trial in the afternoon for dogs capable of completing a novice course. The trial will be limited to 2 dogs per handler.


Breakfast and lunch are included in the package, which will raise funds for the South West trailer.

Whilst it is envisaged participants may have been trialling for at least a season, new competitors are welcome to attend.

Free camping Saturday evening is available.

Date:                Sunday 17 February 2019 – Portland

Fee:                       $200, Incl meals and refreshments

Numbers:             15, Strictly limited.

Enquiries:             Darryn Hannah


To Book:           darrynhannah@gmail.com
Payment:              BSB 633-000 Account: 143077071

Proudly supported by Bendigo Bank – Heywood and CopRice

Gippsland Zone – Encourage Training & Trial Day Weekend @ Beloka Kelpie Stud
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day

Gippsland Zone – Encourage Training & Trial Day Weekend:


Gippsland will again be running a Training and Trial weekend after the success of the event in 2018.

The format for the weekend will be:

Saturday:               Training Day

Casting, Obstacles, yard work and more

Sunday:                 Encourage Yard Trial

Encourage Utility Trial


Trainers:             Travis Scott
Mark Dunmore
Paul Macphail
Date:                 23rd & 24th February 2019
Locations:          Welshpool, Gippsland.
Fee:                  $200,

Including Saturday and Sunday

Roast lamb dinner on Saturday
To Book:            Info@belokakelpie.com.au


All handlers must be members of the VYUFDA.