D Bristow Tan 64
D Thompson Kate 61
J B Murdoch Spike 57
G Blyth Dot 53
J Cook Comebye Bree 51
M Ward Rex 50
R Jewitt Sally 43
A season that went right to the wire points wise, we were blessed with the weather all winter not to miss a single trial, congratulations to all survivors and good luck to all for the opens.
1 R Jewitt Sally 154
2 T Bell Blue 138
3 D Bristow Tan 127
4 C Cutler Nan 117
5 D Thompson Kate 115
6 G Blyth Perrydale Pearl 113
Nova Lane Pickering Nursery J Hollows judging 22 ran
1 D Bristow Tan 79
2 J Cook George 71
3 M Mason Aeron Craig 69
4 M Ward Rex 68 OLF
5 J Read Jim 68
6 E Gautier Whitethorne Fern 66
7 D Thompson Kate 64
8 T Bell Blue 63
Well that's all folks! No more Nurseries till Autumn...but happily we have an open tomorrow!
Dimmingdale 25/2/12 C Cutler Judging 32 ran
Inserting the hoggs into the release pen...What a Team!
Danny Thompson keeps telling us he is retiring from trials this winter, and just in case he means it, here is a sequence of photos of his run, first on today, at his own trial, a run that led most of the day!
Into the pen! It is his grandson's wedding today and your reporter was gutted that Danny ran BEFORE donning tails and a top hat.
1 B. Bell Fly 74
2 D Thompson Kate 72
3 R Jewitt Sally 71
4 J Goulder Comebye Frost 66
5 J Cook Comebye Bree 64
6 D Bristow Tan 61
7 P Proudley Roy 60
8 G Blyth Dot 59
1st before 11.00 D Thompson and Kate
2nd before 11.00 J Goulder and Frost
Fryup Dale 18/2/12 Les Jones judging 40 ran
Sally puts her best foot forward
as does S Aconley and Midge, dealing with a break for the hedge.
1 I Murdoch Spike 80
2 P Proudley Roy 78
3 J Reed Jim 76
4 T Bell Blue 75
5 I Murdoch Mist 74
6 J Cook George 71
7 S Aconley Midge 70
8 G Hunt Ron 70
1st before 11.00 S Aconley, 2nd R Jewitt and Bob.
11/2/12 Green End J Harrison judging 18 ran.
On a difficult rough course, all the dogs worked extremely hard on unmanagable lambs firmly and consistantly ejected from release area. George, on the strength of a hit fetch, won.
1 J Cook George 45
2 B Bell Fly 43
3 D Bristow Tan 42
4 M Ward Rex 39
Best before 11.00 Comebye Frost
To all the rest, good, but no cigar...!
4/2/12 Roxby Bob Harland Judging 26 ran
Good hoggs, similar for every one, in a very cold wind...
1 Roger Jewitt Sally 80
2 J B Murdoch Spike 79
3 L Morland Nell 72
4 P Proudley Roy 68
5 E Gautier Whitethorne Fern 64 OLF
6 J Cook George 64
7 D Thompson Kate 61
8 J Goulder Comebye Frost 60
1st before 11.00 J Goulder Killiebrae Belle 2nd A Hunt and Rock
JB Murdoch well rugged up
gets a very good start, slight blemish on drive away let in R Jewitt and Sally for their third win.
And there's a pub! With a huge plate of sandwiches, well recieved, Thanks to The Fox!
Set us up for the snowy drive home...just as weather forecast, snowed at 3 30!
28/1/12 Goathland J B Thompson judging, 29 ran on a flat hill top with deep rough pitfalls out of sight well known to wiley little texels, say no more...they were the same all the way through, though!
1 R Jewitt Sally 65
2 S Aconley Midge 63
3 G Blyth Perrydale Pearl 62
4 D Thompson Kate 61
5 A Mosey Tash 60
6 P Proudley Roy 57
7 L Jones Pat 55
8 Mick Ward Rex 53
1st before 11.00 Les Jones and Pat, no one else completed before 11.00.
Mick through doors darkly...
Dan Purtill and Sid tackle the turnaround
and J Howes' Becky tries diplomacy
P Turnbull's Lynn went for the fast pick-up option, but how ever you looked at it, the lambs tended to win every round.
21/1/12 Kildale, P Exelby judging, 33 ran.
21/1/12 Kildale, P Exelby judging, 33 ran.
The hosts of this scenic trial had good runs and were in the prizes...Easy Care sheep were NOT easy pen sheep.
1 D Bristow Tan 79 OLF
2 M Ward Rex 79
3 A Proudley Gwen 76
4 G Blyth Perrydale Pearl 75
5 I Murdoch Spike 74
6 P Proudley Roy 73
7 D Bowmer Sweep 72
8 R Jewitt Sally 71
1st before 11.00 A Mosey Tash, 2nd B Swinbank and Ellan Vannin Kelly
Host Paul Proudley and Roy at Kildale trial
J Cook and Comebye Bree, and Bree's mother, below, with J Goulder,
Killiebrae Belle. She finally took every command, even the ones in the wrong order. Thanks to E Gautier for historic pics.
Any photos gratefuly received!
Kildale's lovely church has a wonderful stained glass window
Kildale, 14/1/12, Pete Turnbull judging, 28 ran.
1 G Blyth Perrydale Pearl 78
2 I Murdoch Spike 72 OLF
3 D Bristow Tan 71
4 J Cook and Comebye Bree 71
5 T Bell Blue 70
6 R Jewitt Sally 69
7 E Gautier Whitethorne Fern 69
8 D Bowmer Sweep 68
1st before 11.00 D Bowmer and Fletch, 2nd C Cutler and Tom.
Thank goodness the Nurseries have started again!
Pete and Jack Turnbull's lovely, evil little Scott hoggs gave John Harrison, judge, and 27 dogs a challenging day.
Penning was difficult
This is our most suburban trial, Pickering church on the sky line.
1 D Bristow Tan 79
2 I Murdoch Spike 74
3 F Swindells Floss 70
4 G Blyth Dot 69
5 G Blyth Sally 69
6 J Reed Jim 68
7 P Proudley Roy 66
8 D Thompson Kate 66
1st before 11.00 G Blyth and Sally, 2nd D Thompson and Kate.
Naughty sheep can only be subdued with team work.
Fridlington Farms, Sheriff Hutton. Judge J Read. 30 ran.
Last Ryedale Nursery trial of 2011, seating provided for even the smallest spectators!
1 J Cook, Comebye Bree on 76
2 M Mason and Craig on 76
3 A D Thompson and Kate
4 D Bowmer and Sweep on 71
5 R Jewitt and Sally on 68
6 J B Murdoch and Spike on 67
7 J Goulder and Comebye Frost on 66
8 C Cutler and Nan on 66
1st before 11.00 A D Thompson and Kate, 2nd J B Murdoch and Spike.
Tash lifts with Sherriff Hutton Castle in the background Almost as good as Balmoral...
Judge M Kinnes (18 ran) relieved to be finished judging, never an easy task!
A loyal letting out team, thanks! A VERY chilly job!
1 G Blyth Dot 76
2 J Cook Comebye Bree 75
3 M Ward Rex 72
4 A Mosey Tash 69
5 G Blyth Perrydale Pearl 53
6 J Goulder Killiebrae Belle 53
7 C Cutler Nan 50
G Blyth Sally 43
1st before 11.00 Killiebrae Belle, 2nd G Blyth's Sally
Ivy Barn Farm, Murton. 36 ran, Judge C Cutler
John 'It'll never be closer than here' Witton and Jim stride to the post.
1 J Goulder and Comebye Frost on 79
2 G Blyth and Dot on 75
3 D Thompson and Kate on 69
4 J Read and Jim on 67
5 M Mason and Craig 67
6 T Bell and Blue 65
7 J Cook and Comebye Bree 64
8 D Bowmer and Sweep on 54
best before 11.00 D Thompson and Kate, 2nd, T Bell and Blue
Sandy Beaton gets his pen
well done, Perrydale Taff!
G Blyth's Sally lifts at Stainsacre with the sea and Whitby Abbey on the skylne!
Dick Watson and Sal pass Colin Jones the judge on their way to the post.
1 G Blyth and Sally 59
2 Ian Murdoch and Spike 56
3 M Ward and Alf 55
4 M Ward and Rex 53
5 Les Jones and Pat 52
6 J Goulder and Comebye Frost 51
7 E Gautier and Whitethorne Fern 50
8 J Cook and Comebye Bree 48
Ist before 11.00 G Blyth and Sally, 2nd Les Jones and Pat.
Plum Tree, Glaisdale, 36 ran, J Goulder judged.
1 R Jewitt Bob 77
2 T Bell Blue 70
3 J Read Jim 70
4 M Ward Rex 69
5 J Cook Comebye Bree 69
6 E Gautier Whitethorne Fern 68
7 G Blyth Sally 68
8 M Mason Craig 68
1st before 11.00 E Gautier and Whitethorne Darcy
2nd before 11.00 J B Thompson and Jill ( See photo above)
Lucy comes up to a sheep's ankle, but bring it on...'watch the turrier!'
J. Harrison's, Fryup Dale, 22 ran, Judge Paul Proudley.
1. A.Bell Blue 79
2 F Swindells Floss 73
3 L Jones Pat 71
4 J B Murdoch Spike 67
5 G Blyth Dot 66
6 C Cutler Nan 66
7 A Thompson Kate 64
8 R Jewitt Sally 61
Best before 11.00 L Jones and Pat, 2nd, R Jewitt and Sally.
Another brilliantly sunny day at a very scenic new venue, thankyou !
Photos by Elizabeth, many thanks!
Host Alec Mosey and Tash, at Gilling East. 30 ran, P Turnbull judge
1 D Thompson Kate 76
2 G Blyth Dot 75
3 D Bristow Tan 74
4 R Jewitt Ron 73
5 J Cook Comebye Bree 72
6 J Goulder Comebye Frost 67
7 R. Jewitt and Bob 65
8 D Bowmer Sweep 65
Best before 11.00 1st,D Bristow and Tan, 2nd J Cook and C. Bree.
Danny and Kate get their card for first place from Jack Turnbull, time keeper.
Warm, inviting sun encouraged every one to stay to the end and watch the prize giving!
Hosts Mick Ward and Alf at Harwood Dale 5/11/11
27 ran, judge J.Rangely
1 G Blyth Dot 79
2 J. Goulder Comebye Frost 77
3 D Thompson Kate 74
4 R Jewitt Bob 73
5 G Blyth Sal 72
6 L Jones Pat 69
7 M Mason and Craig 68
8 M Ward Rex, 67
Best before 11.00 D Thompson and Kate, 2nd L Jones and Pat
Graham Blyth's Dot
Plum Tree Farm, Glaisdale, judge Charles Cutler. 24 ran.
Steve Cornforth's at Egton
View up the course Roger Jewitt on the lift and fetch
and its the Run Ron Run
1st D Bristow and Tan on 83
2. G Blyth and Sally on 81
3. M Mason Craig on 77
4. R. Jewitt and Bob on 70
5. D. Thompson and Kate on 68
6. J. Goulder and Comebye Frost on 66 olf
7. J. Cook and George 66
8. C. Cutler and Nan on 64
!st before 11.00 D Bristow and Tan, 2nd R Jewitt and Sal
The exhaust sheep lurking in the kale
Emma brought her pony to watch!
Dan Purtill and Bill fill the Release pen first thing.
Grangehead Farm Egton Bridge, 26 ran, judge W. Young
1. C Cutler and Nan, 72
2. M Mason and Craig 71
3. J Read Jim 68
4. Mick Ward and Rex 67
5. Bob Harland and Flash on 64
6. E. Gautier and Whitethorne Fern 63
7. R. Jewitt and Sally 62
8. D. Bristow and Tan 61
1st before 11.00 Mick Ward and Rex. No one else finished the course before 11.00.
Smashing young volunteers, major legends helping set up, let out and take down the course, thankyou Jamie Hallam and friend!
C. Cutler's, Easby. 29 ran, Judge B Hope.
1. M. Ward and Rex on 75
2. J. Cook and Comebye Bree 74
3. C. Cutler and Nan on 72
4. G. Blyth and Dot on 72
5. J. Read and Jim on 72
6. S. Beaton and Perrydale Taff on 68
7. D Thompson and Kate on 60
8. Ian Murdoch and Spike on 58
!st before 11.00 L Jones and Pat.
2nd before 11.00 B Bell and Fly
M Ward's Rex
Ed Simpson's at Gillamoor. 26 ran, Judge Tony Bell.
See that one in the middle, the one with the woolly topknot? That's the one that destroyed my pen. On a downhill course, many of the sheep displayed far more character than any one needs in a sheep.
1. R Jewitt and Sally 78
2. Ian Murdoch and Spike 74
3. Jackie Cooke and Comebye Bree 65
4. D. Bristow and Tan 64
5. R. JewItt and Bob 63
6. James Reed and Jim 60
7. Mick Ward and Rex 58 OLF
8. Charlie Cutler Nan 58
1st before 11.00 R JewItt and Ron.
No one else before 11.00 completed the course.
James Reed and Jim at George Redpath's, Dacre. A rising course with very good mule ewes.
28 ran, judge Phil Exelby.
Jackie Cooke with Comebye Bree
1. Les Jones and Pat 78
2. R Jewitt and Ron 75
3. A. Throup and Bob 73
4. Paul Atkinson and Fly 72
5. G Blyth and Dot 70
6. M. Mason and Craig 68
7. D. Bowmer and Sweep 66
8. James Reed and Jim 61
Ist before 11.00.... Les and Pat
2nd before 11.00 Roger and Ron