Seymour will be the at the centre of the working sheep dog world when it holds the 2017 Supreme Australian Working Sheep Dog Championship this October.
Held over nine days at Kings Park in Seymour, the event is free for spectators with catering available in the Ken Hall Pavilion, provided by the Seymour A and P Society.
On Saturday, October 14 to Sunday, October 15 more than 100 dogs will contest the Novice Championship. Commencing Monday, October 16 more than 200 excellent entries from across the country will ensure exciting competition for the title of Supreme Champion.
Top dogs and triallers from every state will vie for the title of Supreme Champion and the states competing for the Ted Gaby Interstate Challenge Trophy.
The Interstate Challenge will take place over three rounds with the first round on Thursday, October 19, the second round on Friday, October 20 and the Final will be held on Sunday, October 22.
Victoria will be represented by David Hines and ‘Tarcoola Scooter’ from St Arnaud and John Tuddenham with ‘Waramara Paddy’ from Ross Creek.
Local farmers Brendan Kelly from Pyalong and Ross and Sarah Thomson from Glenaroua are kindly providing the considerable number sheep required for the conduct for the Supreme.
Trialling will commence from 7.30 am daily and run through to early evening. Highlights will be the Novice Final held under lights on Sunday, October 15 and two rounds of the State Teams Competition under lights on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20.