The Clark Rubber Australian Kelplie Muster is held every Queen's Birthday long weekend - this year its on the 6th and 7th June 2015. The Muster is held in Casterton, Victoria.
We thank our naming rights sponsor Clark Rubber for their continued support which they provide throughout the year and over the weekend to make this event happen.
The planning has commenced for the 2015 Clark Rubber Australian Kelpie Muster and we encourage everyone to book their accommodation early.
We have the premier event in Working Dog Auction's being held on Sunday, 7th June 2015 and the auction is conducted by the RMA Network. Their support and advice helps ensure we keep this Working Dog Auction, the one to be at either to sell or to buy your next Working Dog.
In 2014 the highest priced working dog was sold by Strathellar Kelpie breeder Ian O'Connell with his 22 month old Bagalla Coke for $10,000.
Lillimur mixed farmer Mark Williams bought Bagalla Coke to help work the 5000 SAMMs and Merinos on his family's 4000 hectare sheep and cropping operation alongside the Western Highway.
Ian O'Connell said he hoped Coke's price sent a message that training dogs using the correct methods paid dividends. The auction was an opportunity for jackeroos and jillaroos to make some money for well-trained dogs.
We will have the Kelpie Events of the High Jump, Kelpie Dash and the Kelpie Hill Climb where you enter individually or enter all three and be a part of the Alcoa Triathlon - and see if you can become the King of the Kelpies.
It's a family fun weekend, which is free and encompasses everything Kelpie. We have lots of entertainment and fun things to do. Bring the whole family including your dog to enjoy the Muster.
Book your accommodation now and information is available under the Coming to Casterton tab.
Round Up of the Clark Rubber Australian Kelpie Muster - Festival Day
STEADY Eddie the Kelpie and his work mate Tack nailed the opposition for Apsley farm manager James Ridgway in Australia's most expensive yard dog trial in Casterton today (Saturday June7).
James took home $6000 in prizemoney from the 2014 RMA Casterton Kelpie Association Working Dog Auction Futurity. "It's better than a bag of dog food," James said after winning first place and $4000 with three-year-old Hilton Park Eddie in the futurity trial, and second place for $2000 cash with Karana Tack.
Eddie was a steady performer throughout the trial, scoring 83 and 92 points in his first two runs, then 82 in the final, to edge out Tack with runs of 80, 80 and 90.
James said Eddie was pretty consistent and judge Lee Mickan said the dog was calm and well handled on the difficult Merino wethers.
"He didn't fire his sheep up and Tack also kept the sheep calm," Lee said.
2015 Clark Rubber Australian Kelpie Muster Program
It's only a few wweks away from the 19th Clark Rubber Australian Kelpie Muster being held on the 6th and 7th June 2015. Entries can be registered prior to the weekend by downloading the Entry Form and Indemnity Form here. Both forms must be completed and returned.
The Festival is held on Saturday, 6th June 2015 and will include but not all:
Kelpie Country Street Parade
Kelpie High Jump
Iron Kelpie Hill Climb
King of the Kelpies Triathlon
RMA Network Futurity
Best 6 Legs
Dog Most Like It's Owner
Egg and Sppon Kelpie Race
11 Legged Race
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.!