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

Feb
17
Sun
2019
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

0417017960

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

Proudly supported by Bendigo Bank – Heywood and CopRice

Feb
23
Sat
2019
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.

Mar
10
Sun
2019
Thorpdale Potato Festival Yard Trial @ Thorpdale Recreation Reserve
Mar 10 – Mar 11 all-day
Apr
6
Sat
2019
Dundonnell Farm Trial @ Dundonnell
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
Apr
12
Fri
2019
SAYDA Championship @ Clare Showgrounds, SA
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day
Apr
20
Sat
2019
Beloka Easter Yard & Utility Trial @ Beloka Kelpie Stud
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day
Apr
26
Fri
2019
East Gippsland Field Trial – Rural Bank – CopRice Series @ Bairnsdale Aerodrome
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
May
4
Sat
2019
Violet Town Yard Trial @ Violet Town
May 4 all-day
May
11
Sat
2019
Stockdale Utility Trial @ Stockdale
May 11 – May 12 all-day
Jun
15
Sat
2019
Buangor Farm Trial @ Buangor Sports Ground
Jun 15 all-day
Jul
19
Fri
2019
Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show – Yard Dog – Rural Bank – CopRice Series @ Prince of Wales Showgrounds
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
Aug
4
Sun
2019
CopRice Victorian Farm Dog Championship Rural Bank-CopRice Series – Sheepvention @ Hamilton Showgrounds
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day
Oct
5
Sat
2019
Seymour Yard Dog Trial @ Kings Park, Seymour
Oct 5 all-day
Oct
7
Mon
2019
Kerang Yard Trial @ Kerang
Oct 7 all-day
Oct
12
Sat
2019
Boort Yard Trial @ Boort
Oct 12 all-day
Sunbury Yard Trial @ Sunbury Showgrounds
Oct 12 all-day
Oct
26
Sat
2019
Euroa Yard Trial @ Euroa
Oct 26 all-day
Oct
31
Thu
2019
Australian Yard Dog Championships – West Wyalong, NSW @ West Wyalong, NSW
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day
Nov
2
Sat
2019
Coleraine Yard Trial @ Coleraine
Nov 2 all-day
Murchison Yard Trial @ Murchison Golf Club
Nov 2 all-day
Nov
5
Tue
2019
Heathcote Yard Trial @ Heathcote Showgrounds
Nov 5 all-day
Nov
8
Fri
2019
National Kelpie Field Trial – Carcoar, NSW @ Carcoar, NSW
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day
Nov
9
Sat
2019
Alexandra Yard Dog Trial @ Alexandra Showgrounds
Nov 9 all-day
Bairnsdale Yard Trial @ Bairnsdale Racecourse & Recreation Reserve
Nov 9 all-day
Casterton Yard Dog @ Island Caravan Park
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day
Nov
16
Sat
2019
Edenhope Yard Trial @ Edenhope Show Grounds
Nov 16 all-day
Omeo Yard Trial @ Omeo Recreation Reserve
Nov 16 all-day
Nov
17
Sun
2019
Beaufort Yard Trial @ Beaufort Showgrounds
Nov 17 all-day
Nov
23
Sat
2019
Yea Yard Trial @ Yea Show Grounds
Nov 23 all-day
Mia Mia Yard & Utility Trial @ Mia Mia
Nov 23 @ 7:30 am – Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm
Dec
14
Sat
2019
Kingston Show Yard Trial @ Kingston Show Grounds
Dec 14 all-day