Balder Trophy (Agility Dog of the Year)
  

                       

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 Winners of the Balder Trophy  1986-2017

Year

Handler

Dog

Breed

1986

 Henk Plancke

 Balder Van Het Lage

Bouvier des Flandres

1987

 Henk Plancke

 Balder Van Het Lage

Bouvier des Flandres

1988

 Henk Plancke

 Balder Van Het Lage

Bouvier des Flandres

1989

 Henk Plancke

 Balder Van Het Lage

Bouvier des Flandres

1990

 Arthur Crossley

 Ch Amberlock Flash Jack 

Border Collie

1991

 Henk Plancke

 Aisance Jan Breidel 

Belgian Shepherd Tervueren

1992

 Clay Mooney

 Garsdale Black Prince 

Border Collie

1995

 Pat Walsh

 Annika 

Keeshond X

1996

 Judith Barlow (ACT)

 Toffee 

X-bred

1997

 Pat Walsh

 Annika 

Keeshond X

1998

 Pat Walsh

 Annika 

Keeshond X

1999

 Pat Walsh

 Annika 

Keeshond X

2000

 Pat Walsh

 Annika 

Keeshond X

2001

 Pat Walsh

 Annika 

Keeshond X

2002

 Keith Edwards

 Brenilly Wild Wind 

German Shorthaired Pointer

2003

 Le Hammer

 Brenilly Winona Ryder 

German Shorthaired Pointer

2004

 Alan Schmidt (ACT)

 Henry 

Border Collie

2005

 Robyn Taylor

 Tamewynette 

Kelpie X

2006

 David Paul

 Taylatee

Kelpie X

2007

 Ronalyn Shawyer
 Lyn Jackson
 Le Hammer

 Jak
 Dr Feelgood
 Brenilly Winona Ryder

Border Collie
Schnauzer Mini
German Shorthaired Pointer

2008

 Greg Collins

 Kellie

Koolie X

2009

 Ashley Roach

 Jamie

Poodle X

 2010
 David Paul Taylatee
 Kelpie X
  Robyn Taylor Tamewynette
 Kelpie X
2011
 Greg Collins Kellie
 Koolie X
    2012
 Jenny Taylor Lilly
 Kelpie X
2013
 Greg Collins Kellie

Koolie X

    2014
  Kelly Gill Rockygully I Can Fly Too
 Border Collie
2015
  Kelly Gill Rockygully I Can Fly Too Border Collie
 2016
  Ashley Roach Smydas Jake Border Collie
 2017  Sarah Kirkwood Kerodan Hidden ColoursBorder Collie

 




















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History of the Trophy

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Back in the 1980’s Henk Plancke owned a Bouvier des Flandres named Balder Van Het Lage Land UD AD, who was very successful and was the first AD dog in Australia.

 

In 1986 a new competition commenced – the “Lucky Dog Agility Competition” and Balder won it four years in a row, from 1986 to 1989 inclusive.

 

Balder then retired and to commemorate his prowess in agility the Agility Dog Club decided to present a trophy in his name to the winner of the heats.

 

In 1993 and 1994 there was no Lucky Dog Competition. Friskies had pulled out of sponsorship and the RNSWCC Agility Committee at the time did not persevere with the competition. 

 

In 1994 the newly elected Agility Committee resurrected the agility competition under the new name of “The Agility Dog of the Year” and the Balder Trophy was again awarded to the winner of the heats.

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Past Winners

 

 Clay Mooney-Prince / Henk Plancke-Balder               Robyn Taylor - Tamewynette  2005 & 2010              David Paul - Taylatee 2006 & 2010

           



  Greg Collins - Kellie   2008 ,  2011,  2013                     Ashley Roach  - Jamie   2009                                             Greg Collins 2013

                 


 

Kelly Gill & Rockygully I Can Fly Too (Zing) 2014 & 2015


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