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

Apr
10
Wed
2024
Australian Yard Dog Championships @ Mobrup Polo Cross Grounds
Apr 10 – Apr 14 all-day

20240121 Australasian Field Trial entry form – FINAL

20240121 Hypro Australian Yard Dog Assoc Championships Entry Form – Mobrup April – FINAL

20240121 National Kelpie Field Trial Entry Form – FINAL

Entries for all events are closing Monday 26th February 2024.

Australian Yard Dog Championships (AYDC)

Location: Mobrup Polo Cross Grounds,  1673 Mobrup Rd, Mobrup – Western Australia

Date: Wednesday 10th April to Sunday 14th April 2024

National Kelpie Field Trial (NKFT)

Location: “Binnaburra” 361 Yorkrakine Rock Road Kellerberrin

Date: Wednesday 17th April to Sunday 21st April

 

 

 

 

Apr
17
Wed
2024
National Kelpie Field Trial Championship @ Location: Mobrup 50km south of Kojonup - Western Australia
Apr 17 – Apr 21 all-day
Entries for all events are closing Monday 26th February 2024.

Australian Yard Dog Championships (AYDC)

Location: Mobrup Polo Cross Grounds,  1673 Mobrup Rd, Mobrup – Western Australia

Date: Wednesday 10th April to Sunday 14th April 2024

National Kelpie Field Trial (NKFT)

Location: “Binnaburra” 361 Yorkrakine Rock Road Kellerberrin

Date: Wednesday 17th April to Sunday 21st April

May
3
Fri
2024
2024 CopRice Victorian Utility Dog Championships @ Pigeon Ponds Cricket Club/ Pigeon Ponds Recreation Reserve
May 3 – May 5 all-day

Live sheet Draw:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GsoXXNaJMdSmzigdArMfjZWYwnUxJ-cmdLiVZADWIkY/edit?usp=sharing

Judges:

  • Championship/ The Vickery Brothers Open: T. Scott
  • Nri McDonald Rural Novice: L. Mickan

Judges talk: 06:30am Saturday/ 06:30am Sunday.

  • There is camping around the grounds, but power is first in best dressed and toilets & shower available.
  • Catering will be available on all days in the form of a BBQ, and we will support the local Harrow Hermitage Hotel on the Saturday night for event dinner.
May
11
Sat
2024
Balmattum Yard Dog Trial @ Balmattum
May 11 all-day

This is an on-farm event with strictly limited runs. 

Please find the link below for the draw via live sheets:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UXcs47B7gZITXt4DBvdcN1fEYbpjCey5ycrGdVGS2l8/edit?usp=sharingBalmattum Yard Dog Trial Entry From 2024

Judges: Open:  Mr Neil Taylor   Novice: Mr David Walsh

Judge Talk:
🐑Novice 08:00 am
🐑 Open 08:15 am
Catering:
🥪Tea and coffee available in morning.
🥪 BBQ type lunch with soft drinks available to be purchased
May
12
Sun
2024
Euroa Sheepdog Club Trial Training Day – Balmattum @ Balmattum
May 12 all-day

This is an on-farm event with strictly limited numbers. 

Euroa Sheepdog Club Trial Training Day – Hosted on farm @ Balmattum Sunday May 12, 2024

This training event is targeted at those who have recently started trialling or wishing to start.

This event is open to current VYUFDA members. Non-members wishing to attend will need to purchase a day membership.

For booking and further details please contact Dale Thompson on 0419 564 688

May
25
Sat
2024
The Gippsland Sheep Breeders Society Utility Trial @ Lower Goon Nure Rd, Goon Nure
May 25 – May 26 all-day

Please click here to access the online live sheet/ draw.

Start Times: 

  • Novice – Saturday 25th – 07:15am
  • Open/ Improver –  Sunday 26th –  07:15am
Jul
19
Fri
2024
O’Sullivans Transport Central Victorian Yard Dog Championships @ Bendigo Showgrounds - Australian Sheep and Wool Show
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
O’Sullivans Transport Central Victorian Yard Dog Championships

This year the yard dog trial at Bendigo will attract the very best competition working dogs to the Central Victorian Yard Dog Championships, this event has become one premier trials on the calendar for both local and interstate competitors.

These competitors and their dogs are a highly trained unit, with the majority of the competitors working stock in their everyday lives but enjoy the travel and competition that comes with the sport. Those spectators watching the action, whether they are active stockpersons or interested onlookers will appreciate the skill of both the handler and their dogs. These highly trained dogs started as cute little puppies and over time have been nurtured and trained into these very skillful working dogs that are essential to the livestock industry.

There will be two courses operating each day, set up to showcase the working dogs ability to both gently move and at times use clever force to guide the sheep around the course within a set time frame.

Competitors and their dogs begin the course with 100 points and are carefully watched by the experienced judge, points are deducted for the various misdemeanours that may occur.

The Open/Championship judge is John Latty from Balmoral and the Maiden/ Novice Judge Adam James from Mortlake.

The Championship is decided over three rounds where consistency is the key and rewarded when scores are added to determine the winner.

Situated on the main arena near the ram shed, come and enjoy the age old skills of stockmen and women with their working dogs.

Judges:
  • Open/Championship: Mr Josh Latty
  • Maiden/ Novice: Mr Adam James

 

 



									
Aug
3
Sat
2024
CopRice Victorian Farm Dog Championship – Sheepvention @ Hamilton Showgrounds
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day

COPRICE VICTORIAN FARM DOG CHAMPIONSHIP – Sheepvention

 

Sep
14
Sat
2024
Bairnsdale Utility Trial
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day
Sep
28
Sat
2024
Horsham Show Yard Dog Trial @ Horsham Showgrounds
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

Show ground entry fees to be paid at the gate