Canterbury woman wins 2019 New Zealand sheepdog trial title

The National Sheepdog Championships were on this week.
The National Sheepdog Championships were on this week. Photo credit: Supplied.

A Canterbury woman has won the national sheepdog trial competition for 2019, marking a year when women stamped their mark on the traditionally male dominated event.

Competitors from across the country have been taking part in the New Zealand Sheepdog Championships at Ohaeawai in Northland over the past four days.

After winning the North Island title earlier in the week, Waikari's Steph Tweed and her dog Grit went on to win the national title.

History was made at the South Island Sheep Dog Championships in early May after a woman won one of the main titles for the first time at the event.

Gisborne woman, Jo Waugh, took out the zig-zag competition title, with her dog Guy, while two other female competitors featured in the top seven.

The full results can be found here.

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