David and Ken on top in trials

THE Northumberland Sheep Dog Trials League held an open trial at Waite Farm, Haydon Bridge, on Saturday.

David Wood from Lancashire judged 25 dogs working strong Texel cross ewes over a very testing large hillside course set in two fields.

The five top dogs went on to compete in a very demanding double outrun final.

Results were as follows: 1. David Henderson (Hawick) with Ken 81/100 points, 2. Archie Tait (Barrasford) with Dale 80/100, 3. Bevis Jordan (Whitfield) with Grizz 79/100, 4. Bevis Jordan with Tex 79/100, 5. Bill Elliot (Yetholm) with Moss 78/100, 6. Tony Iley (Longframlington) with Scout 77/100.

The best novice was David Henderson.

Results of the Double Outrun: 1. David Henderson, 2. Bevis Jordan with Grizz, 3. Bevis Jordan with Tex, 4. Bill Elliot, 5. Archie Tait.