2017 Brace Competition

All eight brace competitors ran on Thursday afternoon with mixed fortunes. There was a mix of weather; rain, wind, cloud and hot sunshine on a super looking course with good mule sheep.

Brace judges were Eamonn Lawless and Bevis Jordan.

Val Powell ran first, the sheep moved quietly for Cully and Tyke but the sheep proved decidedly tricky at the open pen where they timed up.

Both Thomas Longton and Bob Harland retired.

Tom Huddleston timed up at the gated pen having shed quickly and got them in the open pen. One ewe decided to leave the open pen, had it not been for this, this run might have been completed.

Tim Foster running his two red bitches retired at the open pen.

Shirley Cropper timed up at the second pen after problems with the outrun and worked very hard to get the shed and first pen.

Katy Cropper had a speedy round and had the first completed run.

Ricky Hutchinson followed this up with another completed run with Sweep and Jock. 

 

Brace results

Brace champion: Ricky Hutchinson with Jock and Sweep on 257 Points

Reserve: Katy Cropper with Tsavo with Zac on 223 Points