Sponsored by GJ Waters & Associates
Kelpies take their place for the 50 metre dash as an individual competitor or as part of the prized Kelpie Triathlon, the event is timed by the second or in some cases the minute depending on how long it takes to get to the finish line!
KELPIE STREET PARADE
Sponsored by Casterton Business & Development Association (CBDA)
The annual Kelpie Street Parade heralds the commencement of the Casterton Kelpie Festival with the main street coming alive with colour and excitement with local schools and community groups displaying an array of amazing floats being great joy and laughter to spectators.
KELPIE HIGH JUMP
Sponsored by Vickery Brothers
Always a crowd pleaser! Watch the magnificent Kelpies display their amazing skills by jumping some incredible heights. Who will be the Kelpie to beat the world record jump height made in Casterton at the 2016 event (2.951m!) jumped by Bailey and owned by Tegan Eagle?
Sponsored by Portland Aluminium
A test of endurance, speed and stamina by a Kelpie across all three events – the Kelpie Dash, Kelpie High Jump and Kelpie Hill Climb. This winner of this event claims the highly-prized ‘King of the Kelpies’ award.
Sponsored by Elanco
An event that attracts competitors from across many states and challenges horse, rider and kelpie to be the master of the event scoring top points through a number of obstacles, including the penning of sheep.
Stockman’s Challenge 2022 Results
1st David Lee – Total Score 189
2nd Jim Moore – Total Score 178
3rd Damon Peacock – Total Score 176
KELPIE HILL CLIMB
Sponsored by AWI (Australian Wool Innovation)
Owners call their faithful Kelpie from the top of Blueberry Hill overlooking Casterton. The dog answers the call, sprints up the hillside and hopefully along the way goes through the sponsors gate to gain a 5 second bonus!
Mutton Mayhem is loads of fun that the Casterton Sandford Football & Netball Club have each year – putting the sheep to task in a race against the clock! The winner of each race then goes into the final race and the winner takes the prize…..loads of laughs and great entertainment.
The Casterton Kelpie Association is proud to partner with the Geelong College to bring a brand new event for 2023 being Junior Handler.
This event is for children aged 16 years & under and their Kelpie Companion, to participate in the 50m Kelpie Dash & the Kelpie High Jump
As the name suggests, this event is much like a pinball machine. Watch the Indian Runner ducks make the Kelpies work as they attempt to complete the obstacle course.
- Dog most like it’s owner – fancy dress allowed
- Best-dressed dog
- Best trick
- Waggiest tail
- 11 legged race
- Egg & spoon race – for children
- Dog cube eating competiton
Each year dogs of all descriptions can come and show off their talents or simple dress up in their finest.