Shows for 2020
The Borough Farm sheepdog and Falconry displays will be starting on May 27th 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 dog ‘Sweep’ working far into the distance.This year Mirk has moved up from apprentice to fully a fully trained member of the team. Glen and Jem are my latest recruit and they will be joined by young Minnie who is just beginning to master the art of sheepdoggery. And of course there is 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 27th to September 2nd
- 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 27 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.