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Manilla Challenge ...
Perpetual Trophy remains with
Dan Matthews for a 3rd year.
.Manilla Challenge

Firstly we would like to thank all competitors for coming with the short notice.
Cattle were only sourced last minute, from a mob on the road North of town.
They were an even lot of cattle that were all difficult to get moving away from the
rest of the mob. This used up time for most workers, those that managed it well
got most jobs done . The free standing race, proved the most difficult and there was
room at the top till the very end. .Jackson Noon, was the first worker to complete
most tasks and led till the second round when last years winner Dan Matthews,
edged in front . Then with only one dog remaining Chad Reynolds fought through a
tough run to put himself in with a chance,, but time finished with just one beast
unpenned, and that just kept him to a second place finish.
The Local winner , Kate Mitchell showed dogged perseverance, this was also a
close battle, and sticking to it saw her win by a solitary point.


HANDLER                    DOG                        

1st    D.Matthews             Lance  130                     
2nd   C. Reynolds             Gun      126
3rd    J. Noon                    Bell        124

Trophy for the Champion Local Dog went to..
Kate Mitchell  working  "Sway"                         

Well done to all  
cattledog challenge
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The Barraba challenge yard men ready another
set of cattle, as spectators watch and a few
handlers discuss how the cattle are running.
Putting a stop on them
(Thanks to photographer
Kate Mitchell,)
Early morning cuppa and a discussion on
the days challenge course.
The jobs set out for the Barraba Challenge
are outlined to those getting ready to work
dogs. Each task is alloted points and is set
out so it must be completed effectively in
order to finish all jobs in the time limit.
Dog of the Year

2012 "Lance"    D. Matthews
2013 "Lance"    D. Matthews
2014 ?
Manilla Local Champions....
Kate Mitchell working "Sway"

Trophy donated by W & G Keel.