Barry Hobbs, of Herbert, is the winner of the 2018 Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trial.
Mr Hobbs and dog Jane took out the run-off, with a score of 96.5.

Proceeds from the event, held at the Southern Field Days Cowhouse Construction Agri Centre in Waimumu last week, will benefit Hospice Southland.

Chairman Mike Joyce said organisers thought the charity was a very worthy cause, and were hoping the event would be just as successful this year as it had been in previous years.

Bill Hinchey, of Omakau and dog Mist balance the sheep over the bridge at the Southern Charity Indoor Dog Trials last week.
Bill Hinchey, of Omakau and dog Mist balance the sheep over the bridge at the Southern Charity Indoor Dog Trials last week.

This year the event had been cut to two days, with 130 entries, slightly down on last year.

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Second place went to Warren McLeod and Rose, with a score of 91, while Mike Joyce and Strutt were third with a score of 90.

Robin McKenzie and Dice were fourth, with a score of 89, Derek Brown and Shay were fifth, with a score of 87.5, Peter Binnie and Kate were sixth with a score of 80 and Barry Hobbs and Jane were seventh with a score of 71.5.

Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials winner Barry Hobbs, of Herbert, with dog Jane that placed seventh, competes in the run-off. His second finalist dog Ben won the event.
Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials winner Barry Hobbs, of Herbert, with dog Jane that placed seventh, competes in the run-off. His second finalist dog Ben won the event.