The 2022 Australian Sheepdog Championships

Tuesday 1st of February 2022 - Sunday 6th of February 2022

In 2022, the sport of sheepdog trialing in Australia will be celebrating 150 years of heritage and tradition. This is a significant milestone and the Koroit Sheepdog Trial Committee are…...read more.

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Tuesday 1st of February 2022
Wednesday 2nd of February 2022
Thursday 3rd of February 2022
Friday 4th of February 2022
Saturday 5th of February 2022

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In 2022, the sport of sheepdog trialing in Australia will be celebrating 150 years of heritage and tradition. This is a significant milestone and the Koroit Sheepdog Trial Committee are thrilled to be running the 2022 Australian Sheepdog Championships from 1 – 6 February 2022 at Victoria Park, Koroit.

Sheep Dog Trials are a unique heritage sport where three species—sheep, dog and human—endeavour to work together to complete a course of three obstacles in fifteen minutes.

Sheep dog trials have been part of the Australian pastoral history with the first trials held in the world in Australia in the early 1870’s. The workers realised that these events brought together owners and breeders in a convivial atmosphere to discuss those matters relating to the breeding, training, feeding, care and development of their canine charges. Since that time, trial objectives, which are for the betterment of breeding, work and treatment of the sheep dog, have not changed.

Between Warrnambool and Port Fairy, Koroit is a short drive off the Princes Highway – Great Ocean Road. Nestled on the northern slopes of the dormant volcano Tower Hill, the unique and character-filled town of Koroit is one of Australia’s most complete examples of an early Irish settlement. Koroit is an abbreviation and simplification of the name of the Aboriginal people of the area known as the Koroitch Gundidj.

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.