Sheep dog trials league

On Saturday, the Northumberland Sheep Dog Trials League held an open trial at Blindburn, Alwinton.

John Robinson from Coldingham judged 41 dogs working well-behaved Cheviot sheep over a very steep and demanding hill course.

Results were as follows: 1. Katy Cropper (Shap) with Tsavo 78/90 points, 2. Ben Smith (Corbridge) with Ben 77, 3. Laurence Archer (Allendale) with Mack 76, 4. Mark Day (Alwinton) with Chad 75, 5. Arthur Temple (Temple Sowerby) with Balemund Zazoo 74, 6. Thomas Longton (Quermore) with Tot 73.

Best Novice was Bridie Bennet (Longhouton) with Jill.