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Bungendore Trans Tasman Sheepdog Trial - FREE Event

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Come along with your family & watch this heritage sport

The Bungendore & District Sheepdog Association is hosting the annual Trans Tasman Sheep Dog Trial at Bungendore Showground on from 19 to 22 July 2018. Entry is FREE for spectators and all are welcome to come along - including dogs on leads.

This exciting trial has 4 obstacles, the gap, the Maltese cross, the Bridge and the pen, with a combination of Australia and New Zealand rules.

Competitors from around NSW will compete and some from the selected NSW team will practice the course before the annual competition with New Zealand.

This is one sport where there is an equal playing field for men and women as all are triallers with beautiful, amazing, talented dogs. Nowadays more women are entering the sport and competing successfully with what has historically been a male-dominated sport.

Border collies are the main dogs used in 3 sheep trialling and the term 'Rooster this week, feather duster the next' is a common experience and adds great interest, mirth and at times frustration, as human, dog and sheep negotiate and interact around the course.

Rug up and come along with your whole family and watch this heritage sport and support the local Bungendore District Sheepdog Club. This small club aims, with the help of expert instructors, to promote good stock work, educate handlers and provide a friendly, enjoyable experience.

Each day starts at 7.30am and runs till 5.00pm with Finals on Sunday. A delicious morning and afternoon tea and lunches will be available for purchase onsite.

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When: 19 July to 22 July 2018
Where: Bungendore Showground
Cost: Free Entry
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