CLEVER Kelpies were put through their paces at during the popular yard dog competition at the Henty Machinery Field Days.
And distance was no barrier for the competitors who travelled from throughout Australia to compete.
It was Grenfell entrant Jake Nowlan and his Kelpie Amos Zone who won the top award. In second place was Ben Coster, Yass, Neale Taylor, Holbrook, was third, and equal fourth, Shane Maurer, Young, and Kevin Howell, Eugowra. Bill Luff, Coolac, won the improver class with Bro, Chris Sellars won the novice event with Marshall and Mick Hedger, Jindabyne, took out the maiden with Trapper.
Yard dog trial co-ordinator Peter Darmody of West Wyalong said the competition had drawn 140 entries from NSW, Victoria and Queensland.