Muster gets tails wagging

Muster gets tails wagging

The Casterton Kelpie Association is gearing up for what promises to be an extraordinary Eukanuba Australian Kelpie Muster and Premier Working Dog Auction.

This year’s event is set to be record-breaking, with the association poised to crack the remarkable $4m mark at the 28th annual Australian Premier Working Dog Auction.

With less than 100 days remaining until the event, the Casterton Kelpie Association (CKA) volunteers are working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that this year’s festival and auction surpass all expectations.

Association President Karen Stephens expressed her excitement, stating that all efforts are in full swing to achieve this ambitious goal.

“The association eagerly anticipates an early record-breaking achievement at the auction; we were so close last year; we cannot wait for 2024 auction day,” she said.

Ms Stephens said the Association was pleased to introduce Sarah Bruce-Smith as the new Auction Secretary.

“Sarah has seamlessly integrated into her role and is ensuring the auction entries are set to go live,” she said.

“This will give breeders and trainers just under 50 days to register for the auction, with the deadline for entries set for April 28.”

This prestigious event offers a platform for showcasing Australia’s finest Kelpies Working Dogs while presenting a valuable opportunity for breeders and trainers to connect with potential buyers.

The Kelpie Festival will take place on the Saturday of the King’s Birthday on the June long weekend, an exciting day for the whole family.

New Association Secretary Judy Shortland is currently accepting market stall bookings while floats for the parade are being prepared, kelpies are undergoing training for a wide range of events, some of which hold world records waiting to be surpassed.

Ms Stephens said the festival was a celebration of the remarkable kelpie breed and Casterton’s claim to fame as the birthplace of the kelpie breed.

“This remarkable weekend is a testament to the community’s dedication to preserving local heritage and creating an enjoyable experience for attendees from all over Australia,” she said.

“With so much to offer, the Eukanuba Australian Kelpie Muster and Australia’s Premier Working Dog Auction will surely be a memorable and fun-filled weekend.

“We look forward to welcoming you to the Eukanuba Australian Kelpie Muster and Premier Working Dog Auction on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.”

Please visit the official Casterton Kelpie Association website for more information and updates.

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