Casterton Kelpie Association planning underway for 20th Anniversary Celebrations for the Australian Kelpie Muster
A huge crowd is expected to descend on Casterton, Victoria on the 11th and 12th June 2016 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of the Australian Kelpie Muster. We are in the processing of planning some special events and visitors for this huge achievement by the township of Casterton and surrounding districts.
On the Saturday, we will have the Kelpie Festival which hosts a range of events with the Kelpie Triathlon attracting a large number of entries from competitors who travel from all over Australia. The Triathlon consists of the Kelpie High Jump, Kelpie Dash and the Kelpie Hill Climb. We are looking at having online entries for competitors and you will still be able to enter on the day.
The other popular events is the Kelpie Street Parade, Kelpie Pinball and the novelty events just to name a few. We have street stalls and local produce and merchandise available. It's a fun family free day - for everyone to enjoy and bringing along their canine companions.
On the Sunday we have the Working Dog Auction which demonstrates the unique ability of the Kelpie Working Dog. A farmers true friend and companion. The auction attracts buyers and vendors from all over Australia and has become the premier Working Dog Auction in Australia.
So come along and help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary on the 11th and 12th June 2016.
Caption - 2015 Highest Priced Working Dog - from left Clarkee, Ian O'Connell (Vendor), Dog Bagalla Bart, Chris Malcolm (Clark Rubber), Michael O'Brien (RMA Network), Karen Stephens (President, Casterton Kelpie Association).
The Festival had record entries for the Kelpie Events and it was non stop Kelpie competing.
The results for the Kelpie Triathlon was Ian Roberts from Grassdae and dog Nudge, 2nd Matt Haines from Bena with dog Finn and 3rd Luke Geddes from Glenmore with dog Ozzie.
Kelpie High Jump was won by Tegan Eagle with her dog Bailey, 2nd Jarrod Quick and his dog Moe, Equal 3rd Ian Roberts with his dog Nudge and Gary Stacy and his dog Clancy.
Kelpie Hill Climb was won by Jodie Dowling with River, 2nd Luke Geddes with Dog Ozzie, 3rd Ian Roberts with his dog Nudge.
Kelpie Dash was won by Sally Henderson and Jett, 2nd Jodie Dowling with Malee, Kim Murrie with Doza.
Kelpie Country Street Parade was won by Casterton Hospital, 2nd Casterton Playgroup and 3rd Casterton Garden Club.
Kelpie Pinball was won by Luke Ball who has been second many times in this event, so was very jubilant that he won.
RMA Working Dog Futurity was won by NSW Breeder Andrew Kennedy who returned with the dog he bred and sold for $9000 in 2013 to Peter and Beth Sandral, AKennedys Choker to win with 242 points, with Livestock Contractor Travis Scott and Chevy with 225 points and 3rd was Monte Warren and Steph with 132 points.
Stockman's Challenge was hotly contested and won by two time winner of campdrafting's Melbourne Cup - the Warwick Cup by Michael Hiscock.
Novelty events were a lot of laughs and heaps of fun. Fattest Dog was won by David Edgecombe and dog Peg, Best 6 Legs was won by Tony Hoyer and dog Bailey, Dog Most Likes It's Owner was won by Lindsay Gordon and dog Moses, Egg and Spoon Kelpie Race was won by Ben Armstrong and dog Koda, 11 Legged Race was won by Daniel Ball and Bronte Monahan with dogs benny and Wispa, Kelpie Idol was won by Lee Anderson and dog Slider
2016 Clark Rubber Australian Kelpie Muster
The Casterton Kelpie Association president, Karen Stephens and Chairman of the Festival Brian Burns are planning for a huge 20th Anniversary Celebrations for the Australian Kelpie Muster.
The Festival will be held on Saturday, 11th June and the Auction is held on Sunday, 12th June 2016 in Casterton, Victoria.
We encourage people to book their accommodation early by clicking on the Coming to Casterton tab on this website or contact the secretary on 0488 791 424 to register your interest.
We will advertise the range of the events that will be held on the Saturday in the near future. We will still have the Kelpie events with the Dash, Highjump and Hill Climb and also the overall competition King of the Kelpies - The Kelpie Triathlon.
This is a fun family free event where you are welcome to bring your beloved Canine friend and family member. We do advise all Kelpie events - the Kelpie must be a Kelpie. We are also looking at an online booking system for entries, and you will still be able to enter on the day.
We are expecting record crowds for the weekend - Queen's Birthday long weekend - so come along and join in the fun.
This is a fantastic event to showcase your working dog prior to the auction as well as display the talents of your working dog that you purchased at the 2012 Clark Rubber Australian Working Dog Muster.!