The Clark Rubber Australian Kelplie Muster is held every Queen's Birthday long weekend - in 2015 this muster will be held on the 6th and 7th June 2015.
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
Planning of 2015 Muster is underway and information will be published online soon. Please contact the Secretary, Linda on 0488 791 424 for further enquiries
Round up of the Clark Rubber Australian Kelpie Muster Program 2014
What a great day we had on Saturday, 7th June 2014.
Some of the Results of the day. More to be posted soon.
Kelpie Country Street Parade
1st - Strathdownie Red Cross
2nd - Dunrobin Hall
3rd - Casterton First Scout Group
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.!