Rolling up to Wee Waa

With this year marking its 80th anniversary, the next show on the region’s calendar is fast approaching. 

GONE TO THE DOGS: Armidale’s Alan Lambert is heading to the Wee Waa show with his sheep dogs.  Photo: Gareth Gardner  070514GGF02

GONE TO THE DOGS: Armidale’s Alan Lambert is heading to the Wee Waa show with his sheep dogs. Photo: Gareth Gardner 070514GGF02

The regional show caravan will roll into Wee Waa tomorrow with a packed program to satisfy all age groups and interests.

A new event on the schedule is the inaugural Landmark and Hamilton Mortimer Agency yard dog trial and sale, to be held on Saturday and which is bound to draw entries from all round the region.

Armidale farmer and avid yard dog trial competitor Alan Lambert will have his five-year-old kelpie bitch, Queen, in the competition, before putting her up for sale afterwards.

He’s also taking a few other half-trained pups to the sale.

Steward Matt Collett said  competitors must be affiliated with the NSW Yard Dog Association. 

“We’re anticipating 40 to 50 runs, then the sale will be held at the end of the competition,” the Landmark Wee Waa stock and station agent said.

“It’s a growing industry, the Yard Dog Association, so we thought we’d give it a go and see how it went.”

Publicity officer Janelle Schwager said the show was promising to be a big one, from the moment the gates open  at 4pm, with NSW Farmers’ president Fiona Simson to officially open it at 7pm.

The weekend’s event include a ute show, Holden vs Ford challenge, Showgirls announcement, animal nursery, Wee Waa Has Talent, circus skills workshop, team drafting and fireworks by Holy Smoke. 

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