The Morongla Show Society is incredibly excited to host the 13th Annual Sheep Dog Trials, said Kylie Wood, Show Society spokesperson.
Due to its ever increasing popularity, last year the committee were forced to extend the competition from three to four days. This year the event will be held on Thursday 16th to Sunday 20th August.
More than 240 dogs will compete in various divisions throughout the 4 day event.
Sheep dog trials involve the skilful movement of 3 sheep, by a sheep dog, through various obstacles within a 15 minute time limit.
These dogs are intelligent, well trained animals. Handlers spend many hours with their dogs honing these amazing skills, and to watch them in action is quite remarkable.
"Dickie Reid was instrumental in the establishment of the dog trials thirteen years ago, and is an entrant in the trials again this year," Ms Wood said.
"His father, Bruce has also had a strong involvement in the show over the years and, was passionate about trying to encourage younger people to enter the trials.
"Sadly, Bruce passed away since last year's trials. This year, the encouragement event will be named the 'Bruce Reid Memorial Encourage'. There are already more than 20 entries in this section with more and more entries coming in each day."
Gates open at 7am every morning. The finals will be run throughout the day on Sunday.
The trials are held at the Morongla Showground, 15kms south of Cowra along the Boorowa Road.
For further details contact the committee secretary, David Langfield on 63453221.