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Hindmarsh impresses in Te Araroa trial

THE Te Araroa Dog Trial Club hosted the Poverty Bay Dog Trial Centre's third trial of the season on Friday and Saturday and it was a successful one.

The club offered a big thank you to all those who made it such a successful trial, with special thanks going to the McNeil family who supplied the sheep, and to Ashley and Moana Brooking for hosting the four judges.

The steak sandwiches at the grounds were also a big hit.

The Te Araroa Club is looking forward to celebrating their centennial trial in 2022.

Henry Hindmarsh and Prudence backed up last weekend's win with a first and second over the weekend, which has put Prudence on top of the huntaway board with 14 points.

Merv Utting and Steel also did the double by placing first two weekends in a row.

They are on top of the heading board with 10 points.

Other event winners were Colin Bayliss and Jet in the long head, and Leo Edginton and Deano in the zig zag hunt.

Results —

Event one, long head, judge Graeme Cook, 37 runs: Colin Bayliss Jet 93 1, Bo Milner Sharp 92 2, Leo Edginton Roxy 89 3, Trevor Brown Rose 87 4, Guy Collins Flip 85 5. 1st intermediate Colin Bayliss Jet 93. 1st maiden Tim Lamont Kate 81.

Event two, short head and yard, judge Trevor Brown, runs 46: Merv Utting Steel 99 1, Ruie Bridge Max 98 2, Graeme Cook Glen 95 3, S Roberts Ice 94.5 4, Leo Edginton Larry 93.5 5. 1st intermediate Graeme Cook Glen 95. 1st maiden S Roberts Ice 94.5.

Event three, zig zag hunt, judge Jake Roche, 74 runs: Leo Edginton Deano 95.5 1, Henry Hindmarsh Prudence 95 2, Leo Edginton Bully 94 3, Jono McIntyre Zac 93.5 4, Leo Edginton Robert 93 5. 1st intermediate Jono McIntyre Zac 93.5. 1st maiden T McLean Edge 92.

Event four, straight hunt, judge Brett Loffler, 73 runs: Henry Hindmarsh Prudence 97 1, Anthony Hughes Joe 96 2, Matt Humphreys Izzy 95.5 3, Tom Nimmo Kate 95 4, Colin Bayliss Ammo 94.75. 1st intermediate Matt Humphreys Izzy 95.5. 1st maiden Matt Humphreys Izzy 95.5.

This coming weekend the Matawai Club will host the Poverty Bay Centre Championships.

TOP OF THE TABLE: Henry Hindmarsh and Prudence, won again last weekend, taking out the straight hunt at the Te Araroa dog trial. Picture by Donna Halley
WINNING PAIR: Leo Edginton had a good trial with a win in the zig zag hunt. He and Larry finished fifth in the shorthead and yard. Picture by Donna Halley

  1. Lou says:

    Well done Donna Halley – great articles and photos