A collie named Dorey earned first place this past weekend at the 32nd annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival.
Owned by Kingston’s Amanda Milliken, Dorey was this year’s top dog with a score of 266 while Feist, owned by Mary Minor of Dayton, NV came in second with 249 points. Rounding out the top three was Woodville, Ontario’s Kai, owned by Kevan Gretton, who also placed first in the Double Lift finals.
The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival held at Grass Creek Park has been a Top 100 Festival and Events Ontario winner for the past 12 years.
Along with Sheep Dog Trials, activities during the three-day festival included the Durham Agricultural Exhibit, the Long and McQuade Musical Petting Zoo, and spinning & weaving demonstrations. A Sheep-to-Shawl auction was held on Sunday, with proceeds benefiting the festival and regional spinning and weaving guilds, and the Belleville Weavers and Spinners Guild designed and crafted shawl was selected as the winner and sold for a record $290.
For full competition results and future updates about next year’s festival can be found at KingstonSheepdogTrials.com.