The Announcers

You have told us you like the announcing and we have answered with a roster of articulate, informed announcers who bring you play by play of the action on the field. The obscure details of sheep dogging are frequently their most thrilling moments. The Kingston audience is admired for attention to things that make great runs and sympathetic disappointment when runs go south. Our volunteer announcers are here to help. Even handlers like to listen, each run becoming something of a clinic, under the watchful eye of our commentators. They are all friendly and approachable. If you get a chance to say hello, do.

Bev Lambert has won the trials at Kingston more often than any of us. She keeps coming up with new dogs equal to the job but her most famous was Pippa, who retired a couple of years ago after a fabulous career. Bev retired from the Bloomfield Library not too long after and she has assumed a second career as a professional dog hand. She is making us nervous.

Barbara Ray - her dog career has exceeded twenty something years. She has a sharp eye for detail. One would be hard pressed to find one more knowledgeable in North America. She successfully trains and trials all her own dogs and she is sure to spice up your viewing enjoyment with her ebullient style.

Steve Wetmore is a Vermonter. He lives up a steep valley in the Green Mountains. A spring is his water feed. He is off the grid, achieving something for which many of us
just long. He has a close rapport with his dogs, who relax with him in his house after work. Steve is a finish carpenter, but the dogs capture his imagination.

Amanda Milliken is all Kingstonian. She trials all over North America. A four time Canadian Champion, she was the 2005 US National Champion. She breeds, trains and trials all her dogs.