The Moyston Sheepdog Trials are boasted as the oldest annual sheepdog trials in Victoria, possibly Australia.
The event commenced on Thursday and will run through to Saturday.
Hosted at Moyston Oval, the trials are set up to mirror tasks of the farm and skills a good sheepdog needs to possess.
The dog must do all the work, unaided by the handler, who only can give instruction by whistle or words. The obstacles are a gate, a race, a bridge and a pen. Time allowed is 15 minutes. The handlers are men and women of all ages, quite often retired farmers.
Excellent country catering is available everyday. Morning and afternoon tea is $5 and a 2 course lunch is $12. Visitors and spectators are most welcome for a gold coin entry. Friday night meals from 6-7pm, bar open from 6-10pm and entertainment from 6-9pm.
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