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Sheepdog & Falconry Displays

Shows for 2018

The Borough Farm sheepdog and Falconry displays will be starting on May 30th at Borough Farm in North Devon, near Woolacombe and Mortehoe.

The sheepdog show will once again be in the company of David Kennard, and his trusty team of working collies. With top dogs ‘Sweep and Fly’ working far into the distance, apprentice sheepdogs Mirk and Glen who are just beginning to master the art of sheepdoggery, and Alfie with his hilarious duck antics, you’ll be amazed by the skills of the Borough Farm sheepdogs

Our Falconry display will this year be performed by North Devon Falconer Martin Simkins. With his fantastic ‘fast and furious’ falcons, magnificent Eagle owl, and  the delightful ‘Boris’ the Little owl, it’s a display that  will live long in the memory.

                  Join us for an unforgettable country evening

Our displays will take place every Wednesday evenings at 6pm. We hope you’ll be able to join us for an evening of amazing sheepdogs and breath-taking falconry.

  • Wednesday evening 6pm May 30th to September 5th
  • Adults £6.00, children £3.00 under 5’s free
  • No need to book in advance
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome
  • We now have under cover seating available at the farm, for those occasional damp evenings

The new seating barn has proved a great success on damp evenings and creates a completely different atmosphere for the displays. With the sheepdogs working close by as well as far into the distance and Martin’s birds at home flying in the barn, we can promise an unforgettable evening even on the most inclement days.

David Kennard – Sheepdogs

David and his family have farmed at Borough Farm for 25 years. During that time sheepdogs have been a major part of David’s life, not only as invaluable assistance around the farm and on the rugged Mortehoe coastline where some of the flock graze, but also in the shows that Borough Farm hosts throughout the summer. David’s sheepdogs are equally at home  working far into the distance, or marshalling the hilarious antics of the ducks that form a part of the Wednesday evening shows. The Borough farm sheepdogs are also famed for the TV series ‘Mist-Sheepdog tales’ that David created, and ran on Channel Five for 10 years.

Martin Simkins – Falconry

Martin has been flying his birds of prey for 20 years, and spends the summer months performing shows across the South West of England. His team of display birds range from the amazing ‘Stig’ a falcon of breath taking speed, Charlotte the majestic Bengal Eagle Owl, Harris Hawks, Kestrels and the delightful ‘Boris’ the Little Owl, a rarely seen native to North Devon. Martins birds are great performers in the ring, and after the show there’s a chance to see his birds up close, and to take photos on their perches.


David and Martin look forward to seeing you at one of the displays this summer.

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