Working Sheepdog Demonstration by Richard Fawcett
Working Sheepdog Demonstrationby Richard Fawcett

Richard Fawcett a local farmer and sheepdog handler has been demonstrating his working sheepdogs on a regular basis for over 20 years at his farm in beautiful Upper Wensleydale, near Hawes.

".....Learn about the trials and tribulations of hill farming at weekly sheepdog demos run in the summer by farmer Richard Fawcett...." as featured in The Guardian (August 2013).

Come and meet the dogs....Lola, Wills and the puppies!!

Lola and Richard are representing England at the World Sheepdog Trials in the Netherlands in July 2017.

The demonstrations in 2017 will take place regardless of weather conditions every Thursday, from the beginning of May until the end of August at 18:30, and in September and October at 14:30.  

Start time: May to August - 18:30; September & October - 14:30. Duration approx. 1hour 15minutes.

Admission charge: £5.00 adult & £1.00 children

The show is geared for all the family with lots to keep both old and young entertained.

There will be an oppportunity to watch Richard and his dogs in a working environment showing:

  • flock work
  • a typical sheepdog trial
  • young dogs at various stages of training and ability
  • two dogs working together

Richard gives an introductory talk on local farming history, the area, the sheep, and his dogs. The action is interspersed with more interesting information and anecdotes, and concludes with an opportunity to ask questions.

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