Chris takes novice prize on first outing

SUNDAY saw the second Northumberland Sheepdog League Nursery Trial held at Sionside Farm, Belford, where Jim Easton from Eglingham judged 12 dogs working very testing mule hoggs.

Results: 1 Colin Balmbro (Wooler) with Scott, 83/100 points; 2 Bevis Jordan (Whitfield) with Grizz, 82; 3 David Baxter (Harbottle) with Don, 79; 4 Emma Gray (Elsdon) with Len, 75; 5 Scott Smith (Seahouses) with Nell, 74; 6 Keith Preston (Kirkwelpington) with Hope, 73.

The novice prize went to Chris Tait (Wooler) with Blue, 60 points, on his first venture onto a trial field.

The next trial will be on Saturday at Kirkwelpington. For details ring 0778 5931833.