Faces of The Working Dog Challenge Trial | Photos

The Working Dog Challenge Trial and Auction in photos


Photos from day two of The Working Dog Challenge Trial at CTLX, Carcoar.


Keen working dog enthusiasts from across New South Wales and Victoria made their way to the Central West Regional Livestock Exchange (CTLX), Carcoar, over the weekend for a three-day event.

Hosted by Bowyer and Livermore, Bathurst and the CTLX team, the jammed packed weekend was an industry first for the region, and it did not disappoint with 400-odd dogs and their trainers vying for a their chance to take home a portion of the largest prize purse in the country.

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Taking out the open sheep trial and $4000 in prize money was Chris Stapleton with Capree Red, while Jack Nowlan with his dog Nowlan Sam won the open novice cattle trial and $4000 prize money.

The Sire Shootout on Friday night was won by Ben Coster, Wandabar Stockdogs, Yass, with his dog Rhettlenash Jock.


Maiden sheep (judge Darren Harcoan, Wellington)

  1. Harry Grant with Paddy
  2. Ben Coster with Chip
  3. Chris Stapleton with Pride
  • Best stockman Harry Grant

Novice sheep (judge Peter Rutherford, Bathurst)

  1. Bill Luff with Tickle
  2. Bill Luff with Cookie
  3. Dan Camilleri with Ek Moe
  • Best stockman Geoff McDougall

Open sheep (judge Greg Reeves, Running Stream)

  1. Chris Stapleton with Capree Red
  2. Mat Sherwood with Wonder
  3. Chris Stapleton with Kate

Novice cattle (judge Zac Ede, Singleton)

  1. Grace Halstead with Leeway Snoop
  2. Andrew Heath with Fleetwoods Gallen
  3. Dick Chapman with Wilbur
  • Best stockman Dick Chapman

Open cattle (judge Trevor Leslight, Mumblegum)

  1. Jack Nowlan with Nowlans Sam
  2. Zac Ede with Leeway Snoop
  3. Geoff McDougall with Ace
  • Read the full report in this week's The Land newspaper.

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